February 28 2017
Does the thought of running, walking or cycling up hills make you break out in a cold sweat? You're not alone. But the physical and psychological benefits of hill training should outweigh the fear. Here are a few reasons that will have us all happily heading to the hills!
Thanksgiving is the most popular day to run or walk a road race, commonly called a “Turkey Trot”, in the U.S. This year, my dad and I will be tackling our 5th Annual Trot, in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Here are a few tips to safely getting in a few miles before sitting down to dinner.
As the fall temperatures lower, ‘warm-up’ exercises become even more important in, well, warming up your body for running. After just a few dynamic moves, you’ll be ready and raring to go!
“Fartlek” is not just a funny-sounding word; it is also a fun way to improve your running pace! Here are the benefits of playing with speed work and interval training!
Are you looking to boost your fitness level and want to build endurance, gain speed and feel stronger while doing so? If you're thinking, "Yeah - where do I sign up?", you're not alone. Endurance athletes from marathon runners to first-time 5K'ers are incorporating 'Interval Training' into their exercise routines.
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There is a quote that reads, “Summer beach bodies are earned in the winter”, but we believe being healthy and fit should be a year-round activity. We know ‘fitting in fitness’ every day ain’t easy (sorry for the poor grammar, mom), but it IS worthwhile. But be smart when working out in the summer sun – here are a few tips to keeping healthy in hot and humid conditions:
In the winter weather, icy pavement and freezing temps force many of us to move our miles indoors. But, the word "treadmill" invokes dread in many... What are ways to stay motivated while running, walking and dreading time on the treadmill?