Heart Rate Monitors

Wouldn’t it be nice to know how effective your workouts are and how to get more out of them? With a heart rate monitor – a small device worn like wristwatches – you can learn if you can safely step up your program a notch or if you are working out too intensely to achieve the results you want. It’s all about working out smarter, not harder.

Get Moving into the New Year

(CARLSBAD, CA) – Happy New Year! Now that the holiday season’s parties and delightful treats are behind us, let’s refocus on our health and fitness programs. The quartet of eating well, getting enough sleep, moving our bodies daily and having a positive attitude is a winning combination.

Fitness for Two: Healthy Fun with Your Valentine

Getting in shape with a friend is fun and makes it easier to achieve your goals. So how about exercising with your significant other? In February, in honor of Valentine’s Day, give it a try.

Kick-start a New Workout

(CARLSBAD, CA) – Set that New Year’s Resolution yet? If you’re like most Americans, you probably have some type of exercise or fitness goal this year. Of course, you already know that making the resolution is the easy part. The hard part is actually sticking with it.

Got Results?

(CARLSBAD, CA) – Your workout regimen is in place. You’ve been faithfully attending classes, listening to your instructors, and the sweat is pouring off of you. So, how are your results? Do you notice a difference in how you look and feel? If not, then it’s time to gauge the intensity level that you’re putting into your workout.

Train Like an Olympian

(CARLSBAD, CA) – Skaters performing triple axle jumps, snowboarders twisting through double back flips on the half-pipe, and bobsledders racing down tracks at breathtaking speeds. Top athletes from around the globe gather every four years to compete for Olympic glory.

Treating a Fitness Injury

(CARLSBAD, CA) – Ouch! You’ve performed this fitness move hundreds of times, but this time, something doesn’t feel right. You feel a twinge at first, then a sharp pain, and slowly you begin to realize that you may have an exercise induced injury.If you’re a newcomer to fitness, then you are particularly at risk for injury, according to experts at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. That’s because your muscles are weak and not used to being stressed. Taking precautions like warming up will help to prevent injury. But, even if you’re in excellent physical condition, injuries can occur due to overuse, improper form, or fluke accidents.The first line of treatment for a soft tissue injury is the RICE method (rest, ice, compression, elevation). Jazzercise Founder and CEO Judi Sheppard Missett offers this tutorial for using the RICE method when you experience a fitness or sports-related injury.

Coach Potato Kids – A Global Crisis

(CARLSBAD, CA) – You’ve heard it before. America’s kids are gaining weight. Our kids are eating too many unhealthy foods and getting too little exercise. The problem is all around us, and Americans are beginning to take notice. But, guess what? Obesity is not just an American problem after all.

Strength Train to Slim Down

(CARLSBAD, CA) – Afraid of strength training? Think you’re going to get the body of Arnold Schwarzenegger during his tour as Mr. Universe? You’re not alone. Many women fear that strength training will make them “bulk up.” But, the fear of building more muscle is entirely misguided.

Steps to Perfect Posture

(CARLSBAD, CA) –  “Stand up straight!” Your mother’s words ring loud and clear, and suddenly you wish you had actually listened. Perhaps your head juts forward from extended computer use. Or your shoulders have rounded from the stress of daily life. Maybe years of slouching are starting to take a toll on your neck and back.

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