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Do you even lift? The benefits of PowerBlocks and Weight lifting

I, James Newman, the CEO of Fitness Town have been using PowerBocks ( believe or not ) since their inception over 20 years ago. I got my first set when my wife was pregnant with our first… At that time we lived in a 2 bedroom Condo and our second bedroom was our home gym. Set of Hex Dumbbell’s 5 to 50 with a Dumbbell rack and a bench and an exercise bike. I was informed the gym had to go…. The bike could stay but the dumbbells were too dangerous to have around our new...

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Fit Tip: Improve Your Speed and Improve Your Game

The difference between catching and missing that long touchdown pass (or the train for your morning commute) comes down to only seconds and inches, but can end up costing a lot more. Put some hustle behind your muscle and improve your overall speed with these easy and quick tips from the experts at  Life Fitness  and Fitness Town . Do Strength Training. View your body as an engine: more horsepower means quicker acceleration and faster speeds overall. Focus on building...

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Pumping Iron - The Why's & How's.

There are many different goals that people tell me they want their fitness programs to achieve. However, the one goal that is most requested is increased muscle tone and strength. Daniel Kosich (PhD), renowned American exercise physiologist, claims that the specific overload needed to cause strength gains is a progressive increase in the amount of resistance (weight) used in a training program. In other words - if you don’t use it, you lose it! This premise is reinforced by recent...

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Keeping your workout fun

The most important thing that is going to keep you coming back for more, is keeping your workout interesting and fun.  This means changing your workout every 3-4 weeks, which you should be doing anyway.  This creates muscle confusion, which will help you keep gaining new grounds and not hitting a plateau as most do with their workouts.    Things I have found that keep me coming back for more.  1) Every couple of months, go try out a new health club.  Pay the drop in fee and get into it!...

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Exercise and Mood by Ken Kashubara

Most would agree that the old saying, ‘exercise does a body good’ rings true, but fewer recognize that exercise is also good for the mind. The world is experiencing stressful times, and it can be easy to give in to the negativity brought about by the feeling of helplessness we have in the situation. Exercise can help counteract the negative effects of stress, will decrease chronic pain originators, and will accelerate the excretion of ‘happy hormones, helping to turn that frown upside-down. We...

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