Category: Exercise

Am I doing Abdominal Curls Correctly?

For the past two weeks, I have been riding a stationary bike for 30 minutes at increasing resistance during the 30 minutes. I measure the resistance by the speed I can comfortably maintain — 20 mph at the beginning to 15 mph at the high resistance.

Four Get Fit — Sherry

Weight gain and loss — and gain again — has been a constant part of my life. As a child I struggled with being pleasantly as well as unpleasantly “round.” My weight problems were attributed to a minor hypothyroid condition, a condition that has caused me to be on thyroid medication for most of my […]

Looking for a Leader

A Pilates-based program, as with many other club programs, will most likely succeed or fail based on its instructors. Enthusiasm, hands-on training and varied experience are key factors to keep in mind when you’re searching for an instructor. It is not critical for instructors to be intimately familiar with the commercial club environment. Although you […]

Choosing a Gym. Part 2

Before you sign up, visit the club at the time and day you expect to attend. This is the only way to see for yourself how crowded it is and who is attending. Ask for a free workout so you can try out the club. It’s probably worth paying a guest fee if you have […]

Choosing a Gym. Part 1

At any given time there are probably hundreds of thousands of people thinking about joining a gym or health club. It may be New Year’s resolution time, summer and swimsuit season is coming time, or even ‘I’ve just got to get in shape’ time. For most people, a gym membership is a good thing.

Pull Over Spinners New Machines With Class!

The popularity in stationary spinning bicycle classes has taken the health clubs by storm. Fitness enthusiasts are always looking for new and fun ways to get a great work out with a little spunk. Workout classes featuring cardio machines, blaring music, and of course, funky names are spreading like wildfire!