How to Walk on a Treadmill

I can't believe I have to write the phrase, "How to walk on a treadmill," but it is very clear that people need to read/hear it. How can so many people not know...

Video Fitness Tip: Outdoors Workout In the Snow

Here’s an outdoors workout that proves that snow and freezing temperatures don’t have to keep you cooped up indoors.  Grab your kettlebells and sledgehammer.  Training has never been this simple and effective. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33Svolb4AnY After a couple...

A Great Balance, Agility and Strength Exercise for a 6-Year Old

The old saying that, “Everything old is new again,” is really appropriate when it comes to exercises.  There are so many old school exercises that have been forgotten and forsaken and replaced with new,...

Video Fitness Tip: How to Perform the Split Jerk

The Split Jerk is a basic explosive lift and is one of the most effective and efficient lifts that you can do. Don’t be intimidated by its pedigree; competitive athletes, beginners and personal trainers...

A Treadmill or an Elliptical Machine: Which Should You Buy?

Recently elliptical machines have been giving treadmills a run for the money in the category of “Most Popular Piece of Cardio Equipment,” as the elliptical allows people to get a good cardio workout with...

Circuit Training is How You Can Get a Great Workout In a Lousy Hotel...

What do you do when you’re staying in a hotel that has an embarrassingly bad gym?  As long as the gym has dumbbells and there is enough space to do a push up –...

Sledgehammer Training Pointers

As a personal trainer and a strength coach – and from my own workouts – I can offer some interesting tips that will help you to get the most out of your sledgehammer training...

The Health and Fitness Advice Training Journal, 20 Repetition Set of Squats Part 2

The flu bug has messed up my plans to present Jills’ progress with the 20-rep squats workout, so this week you’re stuck with me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if4kgTt-opM One set of 20-repetition squats – if done properly - is...

The Ab Circle Pro Gets a "Do Not Buy" Recommendation

The infomercial for the Ab Circle Pro, a piece of home abdominal “exercise equipment,” should be inducted into the “Shameless Infomercial Hall of Fame". The worst element of the fitness business is on display in...

The Balance Ball is An Extremely Overrated Piece of Equipment

Several years ago the Balance Ball craze hit the fitness world, and many exercise “experts” scrambled to adapt traditional exercises so that they could be used on the ball.  The marketing of the Balance...