HIIT workouts have been staying in the spotlight these past few years but the concept of interval training isn’t exactly a nouveau idea. Finnish runner Hannes Kolehmainen started doing interval training, reaping the rewards of his efforts by winning gold medals in 5k meters, 10k meters, and cross-country sporting events. This happened more than a… Read more »Read More..
Roll Your Way to Fitness Out of all the exercise equipment, the gym ball (or stability ball) is probably the least intimidating. A no-frills, simple-to-use item, the gym ball has been a staple in many gyms and homes in recent years. Benefits of a Gym Ball Using a gym ball can be tricky, and… Read more »Read More..
I’m sure you’ve heard about supplements. They’re pretty hard to miss. Products that promote an increase in muscle mass and help you burn fat pop up in websites and magazines. You read their claims and yes, you ARE interested and why yes, you WOULD like a free sample. As tempting as these advertisements may sound,… Read more »Read More..
Why Your Chest Needs Working Out Your upper body is technically a large muscle group. Giving it a proper workout is a must as it helps the rest of the body function properly. Doing chest exercises is also a great introduction to your fitness routine. Muscles in the Chest Your chest is comprised of two… Read more »Read More..
It’s that burning question you have in your head… Should I join a gym? Will it be worth it? Sometimes the answer isn’t a simple yes or no; there are several factors that come into play such as: Your lifestyle – are you working in an office? Are you a stay-at-home parent? Your work –… Read more »Read More..
If you acknowledge that you may have been slacking off in the fitness and health department of your life, and you’ve made the decision to make healthier choices, then you are definitely on the right track! As we all know, losing weight is no easy feat. Aside from an effective fitness program you can easily… Read more »Read More..
The best time to begin working out is always now, no doubt about that. The benefits of having a physically active lifestyle, coupled with a healthy dietary program, are too great to simply go unnoticed. To be a member at Rec Xpress, you must be at least 16 years of age as well as have… Read more »Read More..
Getting in shape requires a lot of time. There’s no workout regimen that will magically transform your body in just 7 days. You might be wondering, as I have in the past, about how long you should be spending time at the gym. You might be working and simply squeezing in gym time, or you… Read more »Read More..
I’m guilty of dragging myself to the gym every now and then. Some days I feel like I can spend the whole day there (which isn’t necessary; read why here), but other days… boy, oh, boy I wish I could just stay on the couch and watch Netflix. How can I be an inspiration to… Read more »Read More..
I tend to mindlessly buy food at the grocers without really looking into their labels. I just choose what I need and want and then I head to the counter. As I began to live a healthier life, I realised that I have grossly underestimated the importance of reading labels. Particularly, looking into calories. The… Read more »Read More..