Most of us know that regular exercise can help us maintain our weight, boost our energy, relieve our stress, and make us feel healthier and more confident. Even so, some forms of physical fitness may be seen by some as… well, boring. It’s tough to get excited about exercise when you face a monotonous hour running in place on the treadmill. The thought might be enough to convince you to cancel your trip to the gym.
Whether you run an average of 15 miles a week or 150, runners know that a very important part of running is cross training. In order for your overall running to improve and for your body to continue to progress you need to include other formats of exercise. Several forms of exercise which are great cross trainers are swimming, biking, group ex and spinning just to name a few. These forms of cardio exercise are all great, however, strength training is also a very important component of running. Strength training is a great way for your muscles to continue to develop which only helps you become a stronger runner.
Over the past few years, we’ve been a proud supporter of Vuori, a California-based company that specializes in technical active wear for running, cross-training, yoga and surfing. Originally introduced as a men’s apparel brand, the company now makes women’s apparel that feels good and holds up for any physical activity.
The countdown to the Broad Street Run is on. Thinking about 10 weeks of training can be overwhelming so we put together 10 tips for 10 weeks to 10 miles.
The ElliptiGO is the world’s first elliptical bicycle combining the best of running, cycling and an elliptical trainer. It was designed by runners as the ideal cross-training device delivering a low-impact, high-performance workout. The ElliptiGO can be used by healthy runners to cross train and is a great replacement for running if you are injured.
A few years ago we were sitting around trying to come up with some good deals for Black Friday. We tossed a few ideas out but nothing felt right. We wanted to do something different. Something to show the community around us what we are thankful for. Something to make a difference. We decided to give back to some of our close charity partners who give to and support our community all year long.
A mere 7 days out from my “A” race for this fall, the Erie Marathon, I made a series of horrible decisions…
You can google it, ask about it, give it a chance. No matter where you go, you will hear about the physical and mental benefits of yoga. Maybe somebody told you about their endless bliss with their leg behind their head. Or maybe you heard about those nice 100 degree studios. Either way it all comes back to why? Why yoga?