In this 2 minute video, Running Coach Jenny Hadfield breaks down her super practical approach to assessing and improving running form.
Learn why the Horizon Fitness Elite T9 Treadmill was awarded the Best Buy Award from treadmillreviews.net!
Get the 5 steps that will help you burn more calories, target the right muscles and maximize the benefits of your elliptical machine workouts.
How to do this little-known ab exercise that is way more effective than crunches, planks and sit-ups at building core strength and stability.
Train Smarter — Know Your Watts For anyone who has played around with the display functions on various pieces of cardio equipment, they’ve undoubtedly found use in knowing such bits of information as time, distance, calories burned, incline, pace, etc. But there’s one feature that most people tend to skip past when it comes to […]
How To Do Every Weight-Lifting Exercise Under The Sun Check out the website MuscleWiki — you’ll be blown away by the detailed, step-by-step instructions (with videos) for how to do a multitude of weight-lifting exercises like squats, dead lifts, barbell rows, bench press and more. Use their handy, interactive muscle map to chose the muscles […]
I’ve been a running coach for over twenty-three years and I didn’t fully comprehend the value of a coach until I recently hired one to learn how to ride a dirt bike. Although I knew how to ride a motorcycle, I had no idea how to ride off the beaten path. I turned to an […]
One of the most common questions I hear in my coaching practice is “what is a good time for my 5K race?” The answer to that question is layered and depends on where you are in your running career. Here’s a cliff notes version of the long conversation I have with them. What to expect […]
Should you run more or get some rest? The harder you push yourself in a race (especially a marathon), the more gradual your return to running should be. Get a 4-week recovery plan from a professional running coach that explains exactly what you should do after a marathon PR.
The elliptical is like a little black dress, as it goes with everything, compliments your running routine, and will help you look, feel and perform at your best. It’s one of my favorite cross-training tools for runners for the following six reasons. Did you know that there are many elliptical benefits for runners? Elliptical Benefits […]
If you fall into the “I Don’t Love Exercise But Want To” category, there’s hope for you! Here are 10 ways to love exercise when you hate working out. Take a look at some of these tips that will get you on the right path to making fitness a staple in your daily routine.
Do you know fact from fiction when it comes to keeping your heart healthy? Most Americans exercise for at least 30 minutes per week. But many don’t exercise enough to keep their hearts healthy. Another compelling fact … most of us exercise to lose weight, but don’t really understand how many calories we need to […]
Next up in my “Exercises You Should Be Doing” series is the Pallof Press. When done correctly, you’ll quickly see why this exercise is an ideal way to train the core area of the body. What makes this movement one of the very best core strengthening exercises is that, unlike the typical crunches and leg […]
You’ve run a marathon, and now you have the endurance bug and you want to improve your finish time! If this is your case, you’ve come to the right place. Here is a 20 Week Training Plan for how to run your best marathon. The Faster Marathon Training Schedule is designed for those that have […]
This is the second in the Winter Rowing series. Check out the first post for considerations on whether you should own a Rowing Machine: How to Increase Your Fitness this Winter by Rowing. Want to get started using your Rower? Because getting on and off of a rowing machine is so simple and there are […]
The annual, international Consumer Electronics Show is currently being held in Las Vegas, NV. I’m always blown away by some of the amazing technologies that are shown each year and am jealous of anyone who gets to take part in the show. Mashable recently shared some of the Best of CES 2016 and I was […]
Are you looking for specific workouts you can do at home with an exercise bike to increase your fitness with a piece of home exercise equipment? Great, here are some routines to get your started. If you are wondering if you should own an exercise bike and which type is right for you. Read the […]
Are you looking for a way to dramatically increase your fitness with a piece of home exercise equipment? Owning an indoor cycle is a great way to do just that. Exercise bikes are among the most popular and fun pieces of home exercise equipment. While they offer a low impact workout for all levels of […]
New Year’s resolutions frequently get a bad rap and for a good reason. Did you know that simply stating your intention to change can have the ironic effect of alleviating your discomfort with the status quo … sometimes sufficiently to prevent you from actually following through with the change. In the field of social […]
Next up in my “Exercises You Should Be Doing” series is a Resistance Band Exercise for Glutes: the Band Resisted Lateral Walk. While a lateral walk may not sound like much of an exercise, once you throw a mini resistance band into the equation you’ll see – or should I say feel – why this move […]
You’ve run a half marathon and now you’ve got the bug and want to improve your finish time. Excellent, you’re in the right place. The Faster Half Marathon Training Schedule is designed to those that have run at least one half marathon, and want to build on their fitness and improve their time. It’s also […]
You’re all signed up for your first half marathon! Now it’s time to prepare your body and mind for the challenge ahead. This half marathon program is geared to those who want to train for their first half marathon, and who have been running at least 3-4 miles three times per week. If you’re running […]
Strength training or cardio: what’s better for fat loss? Or overall health? You might be surprised to find the answer. Learn how to optimize your workout routine for your goals.
Now that you’ve mastered Squats and Pushups, let’s focus on the Windmill Stretch. While this is more of a stretching-type exercise, it also goes a long way in improving overall mobility and is a great way to self-assess your own movement on a daily basis. Most people cringe when they think of stretching and, I’m the […]
You’ve run your first 10K (or more), and now that you know you can tackle the distance, you want to improve your finish time. Nice, you’re in the right place because this post and program will help you reach your goals. First things first, Rome wasn’t built in a day, so think of your journey […]
Need a little motivation to exercise during the busy holiday season? We’ve partnered with Coach Jenny on the 2015 Holiday Challenge, and we’d love for you to join! It’s a totally free, six-week program and is a proven way to stay fit during the holiday season. If you want to avoid gaining the “Holiday 5” and be entered […]
Want to get more bang for your buck when it comes to the time you spend working out? To bust boredom and inject more power into your workouts, look to the incline feature on your treadmill. You can can multiply your calorie burn during and after your workout by cranking up the incline even just a few points. Look for treadmills […]
Training Plan For Your First 10K The 10K distance is the perfect race for those who want to run a little farther than their usual 2-3 miler, build their running endurance and push their limits beyond a 5K. Start from where you are. In this post you’ll find a training plan that is geared to […]
While the exercise for this week’s “Exercises You Should Be Doing, But Probably Aren’t” may be one of the most common exercises on the planet, it’s also one of the most butchered. So I thought it would be appropriate to go a little more in-depth as to what constitutes a proper push-up. Most people have […]
The slap in the face of 37 chilly degrees during my morning run has me contemplating switching to treadmills for a few days each week. Running on treadmills has it perks, beyond the obvious benefit of being indoors during colder months. They’re a helpful tool if you want to improve your natural running pace or burn more calories […]
There’s no doubt that running on a treadmill is a bit different than running outside but, if done properly, treadmill running can have just as many benefits (if not more) than running outside. One of the great positives to treadmill running is that it is safe! No uneven terrain, no need to be worried about […]
It’s never been a better time to be a runner. Whether you’re thinking of getting started on a running program, or have been running for years, there is a plethora of fun races to strike the match of motivation. Here are some of my favorite running race trends. Themed Races These races tend to hover […]
In part I of this series we talked about how to strengthen the hamstrings with yoga to improve your running. Read on for Part II as we discuss hamstring stretches. As a complex muscle group comprised of three separate muscle segments, the hamstrings are particularly prone to imbalances that are impacted by our repetitive daily […]
This article is the first in the Active Vacation Series. One person’s finish line is another’s mountain summit. Mountain climbing and hiking is one of the fastest growing sports and it’s easy to understand why. It combines the motivation of a challenge with the scenery of the great outdoors and requires travel to beautiful destinations […]
I’m transitioning my running to the treadmill this season and wondered how I can work on my speed. Do you have any tips or a workout you would recommend? Thanks, Amy Kudos to you. The treadmill is an effective and safe way to continue your running workouts as the weather shifts to the winter. It […]
Assessing your fitness is a great way to start a fitness program as well as evaluate your progress to stay on track. Here is an easy to follow running fitness assessment you can perform on a treadmill. The goal of this assessment is to find your redline, or your lactate threshold, the point at which […]
Do you find that you’re super motivated to exercise and eat well for a few days, only to have your motivation fizzle out once reality sets in? That’s because willpower is a limited resource. The key to staying motivated for the long-term is to build healthy habits and systems that force you to stay on […]