Hills 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!
Layers January 02 2017When you're training for a full or half marathon, 10K or 5K, it is best spend the majority of your mileage running or walking in the environment in which you’ll race. If you are training for a spring event, that could mean facing wearying winter weather. Learning how to layer your workout wear is the key to tackling tough temperatures.
Fun with Fartleks August 27 2016“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!
Elliptical Trainer February 24 2016
Want a great calorie burning, core building, cardio workout that is easy on your knees and ankles? Here's why you should get in shape on the Elliptical machine.
Heart Healthy Exercise January 19 2016February is American Heart Month, and according to the Center for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Here are a few ways to help put an end to this trend.
Exercise Everywhere September 23 2015In my 'non-JWalking' life, I produce television shows and on a recent project, I met Toby Bogard. The long-haul trucker uses his limited time and severely-limited inside-truck space to exercise and eat healthy. Here are some of his tips - driven by imagination and ingenuity.
Interval Training August 30 2015Are 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.
JWalking Training Plans August 10 2015At JWalking Designs, we don't just talk about getting out and getting active, we really walk the talk! Our downloadable "JWalking 5K Your Way" training plans are designed to get you moving in a safe, healthy way!
Loosen Up July 28 2015
Stretching is critical to maintaining and building strong muscles. Even simple stretches can increase range of motion, improve coordination and posture, and research shows that flexible, warmed-up muscles have a faster recovery than the ‘cold’ kind. So, loosen up! Here are a few stretches that can be done after a workout.