Category: Fitness

The History of Indoor Running

2021-06-04

Jeopardy Question of the Day: “I’ll take History for 900, Alex…” Invented in England by William Cubitt as a prison rehabilitation device meant to cause suffering, this piece of equipment was soon being used in 109 of 200 jails in England, Wales and Scotland and was considered an excruciatingly boring and physically exhausting torture device. …

Yoga

Having lubricated, mobile hamstrings allows the lower body joints to function optimally. When the muscles at the backs of the legs are tight, you may suffer with low back, knee and/ or foot pain. This can also cause the natural curvature in the lower back to flatten, increasing pain and instability in that area. Try …

Because female bodies are different.

2021-05-17

We’ve said it here before:  women and men are not the same.  Our beautiful bodies are created and develop differently. Understanding and embracing these differences puts us in a better position to continue to get stronger, healthier and happier.  In our very own skin. This week – for Women’s Health Week – we’re going to …

Let’s Celebrate National Health Day

2021-05-07

There are so many benefits to being physically active! Potentially most salient these days is how regular exercise can help protect against severe side effects associated with Covid.  A recent study https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2021/04/07/bjsports-2021-104080 involving almost 50,000of adults who developed Covid showed that those who had been active before falling ill were significantly less likely to need …

The History of Indoor Running?!

2021-04-27

Jeopardy Question of the Day:  “I’ll take History for 900, Alex…” Invented in England by William Cubitt as a prison rehabilitation device meant to cause suffering, this piece of equipment was soon being used in 109 of 200 jails in England, Wales and Scotland and was considered an excruciatingly boring and physically exhausting torture device.  …

Running Mechanics 101

Runners, runners, runners…  they are everywhere!  I myself took the winter off running and am now finding myself pounding the gravel every other day.  Ouf.  Running is an incredible activity.  Great stimulation for the heart, lungs and the muscles…  it’s a great excuse to get outside…  and all you need to do it pop on …

Health Benefits of Outdoor Exercise

2021-04-01

  There are many health benefits to working outside.  Here are just a few reasons why:    A 15 to 30 minute workout in the sunshine also provides your daily dose of vitamin D. Take advantage of the spring sunshine and get in your daily requirements.   Get a better workout in less time. Studies …

Get Fit and Ring in Spring with Some Fun Outdoor Workouts

INTRODUCING THE BOOT CAMP WORKOUT This workout is as simple as you can get.  Boot camp workouts are all the rage these days, and for good reason – they can be done outside or inside, require little or no equipment, and make you strong. And you can’t beat that! Let’s get started Rest for about …

The Power of Metabolic Conditioning by Meg Sharp WFCC Director of Education

2021-02-05

Metabolic Conditioning refers to any type of training where you push yourself to or just outside your comfort zone for a specific interval.  You rest just long enough – then go nuts again.  And while the activity in the video certainly could fall into that category – you don’t have to go to such extremes …

Proven benefits of 11-minute workouts

2021-01-28

All you need is 11-minutes and your own body weight. That was the conclusion a new study published recently in the International Journal of Exercise Science  1-minute of high intensity body weight exercise is followed by 1-minute active recovery. Repeat this sequence 5 times – and you’ll improve your fitness. Here’s the workout the study …