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Why Choose a WaterRower?

Over the past several decades, a misconception has been established around the idea that cardio training is the best fat burning method. Cardiovascular exercise, also known as aerobic exercise, has definitely earned its place as one of the key components to any successful exercise regime. However, it should be noted that cardio training should be utilized along with other forms of exercise to achieve the maximum amount of benefits to one’s overall health, well-being and physique.

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7 items for the fit and frugal

Times are hard, but there is no reason your body can't be too.In an industry that is dominated by $60 personal training sessions, $200 shoes, and equipment that can sometimes cost up to  $10,000 you’ll be relieved to know that you don’t have to spend a lot to get fit. As a long-time fitness fanatic and tight wad, I have discovered the best loop holes to keep your wallet padded while keeping your abs shredded. Lets take a gander through the top 7 products for frugal fitness...

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Why buy a spin bike and which model should you choose?

Why a Spin bike - 10 reasons to buy a spin bike : 1) Fits a smaller footprint than the other cardio equipment like an Elliptical , rower or a Treadmill .   2) The Spin bike is much quieter that the other cardio pieces you might use.   3) It's a great way to get your heart rate up using the big muscle groups to do so.   4) Based on not running and so forth it is a great exercise for your knees and back and there is very limited impact.   5) Out of all the Fitness...

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Is technology helping or hindering our fitness?

We live in a time where almost anything you can dream up is possible. Technology is changing at such a dramatic rate that it can be hard to keep up with it all. The initial idea was that if we could create these efficient, automated mechanisms to replace some of the manual work we had to do ourselves, that we would have more time for other things. Many have argued that the opposite is happening, that technology takes away certain tasks and replaces them with others and because we have so many...

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The LifeCycle GX Spin Bike: what makes it so good?

Let's start with a quick history of Life Fitness. Four or so years ago they used to sell the Lemond spin cycles under their banner, then they switched to Keiser spin bikes.  Then 2 years ago, after taking the best elements from the Lemond cycle and the best from the Keiser, they created the Life cycle GX. From Lemond they took the heavy duty cranks.  These transfer your pedal stroke power into the bike and the specialty heavy duty forged cranks are much more substantial on the Life...

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2014 Fitness Goal Setting & Motivation

Only a few calendars days remain in 2013 and it's time reflect on the year and the goals you hopefully set. Most importantly, it's time to set and start achieving your fitness goals for 2014. Just like any resolution, there are two main factors: Setting the goal and then staying motivated to achieve it.   1. Goal Setting Set goals and write them down. I definitely overlooked this in my adolescent years but nowadays I set personal, financial, work, career, athletic and of...

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It's Too Cold for Cardio

It's Too Cold for Cardio Let's be honest, it's cold, dark, icy and kind of scary.  I prefer to run, or ride a bike outside when the sun is shining but when the weather it like this Cardio = an indoors activity. The recent sub zero temperatures that have replaced our typically mild winters and taken over the Lower Mainland haven't been ideal for outdoor cardio. Not to mention we only have about 8 hours of daylight this time of year. Add in the typical work day and you...

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Treadmill Tips: how to maximize your workout

If like most people, you want to get the most out of your workout then follow these tips to maximize your treadmill workout. Walk before you run If you are at the beginner level, prefer to walk or have mobility issues that limit you from running, you should certainly try walking on the treadmill. The great thing about a treadmill is that you can set the pace and adjust according to how your body is responding. Check in with your body by checking your breathing and heart rate. You can...

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I'm about to lose my Tough Mudder virginity

I'm about to lose my Tough Mudder virginity Everybody remembers the first time...right? In early February, my phone rang, it was my friend Dean, "Hey Malcolm,  thinking about putting a team together for Tough Mudder - you in?" "Umm... What? Tough Mudder? When is it? Where is it? Oh, okay, well, yeah...sure" I chalked this up as one of these ideas that friends have but never come to fruition. A few hours later, the phone rang. Dean again. "Hey Malcolm, I...

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What is a Suspension Elliptical Trainer?

COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. (October 20, 2009) — There's no doubt that Suspension Elliptical™ trainers are gaining in popularity among fitness consumers. The ability to vary workouts and target different muscle groups all while mimicking your natural movement is a distinct advantage over traditional fixed-stride elliptical trainers. However, Suspension Elliptical™ trainers can be prohibitive for some consumers due to their sheer size and cost. Vision Fitness is tackling this challenge...

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