| Feb 27, 2015
| 11:30 AM
In the old days, baseball players were famous for partying in the off-season, arriving at spring training 30 pounds overweight and playing themselves into shape. Not today. Superstars like Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout, a three-time All-...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 6:00 AM
There's a good chance you know someone with a back injury. And you want to avoid a similar fate. Sara Haley is a Santa Monica-based pre- and postnatal exercise specialist and creator of the "Expecting More" workout series for pregnant women. She says we...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Get ready to connect with your exercise equipment digitally at home or in the gym while lifting weights and competing with your peers in 2015. It's time to ditch your Zumba shoes and slap on some wearable technology before you hit the studio. Here's what'...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 3:00 AM
As a new sheriff's deputy, Michael Tadrous was 200 pounds of muscle.
Then his eating habits caught up to him. At parties, he scarfed 40 stuffed grape leaves. At work, he downed chicken sandwiches, fries, Cokes.
Fifteen years later, he weighed 278...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Sailors aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln call him "coach." But Chris Jacquard's job title is "fit boss."
He is a civilian but an integral part of the crew that is two years into its four-year stay at Newport News Shipbuilding, where the Lincoln is...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 8:22 AM
Inhale. Pull inward. Not even close. Lie down on the bed. Inhale again. Minor grunt and pull harder. Failed a second time. Deeper inhale. Major grunt and pull with all my might. Success! I buttoned my pants.
OK, maybe the pants I managed to close hadn&...
| Nov 1, 2014
Push-ups are just plain hard. But they're great for building upper-body strength, especially for expectant moms who will soon be doing plenty of lifting. Sara Haley is a Santa Monica based pre- and postnatal exercise specialist and creator of the...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 3:15 PM
It's not easy being Batman's sidekick: It can cause a lumbar disk blowout, like the movie franchise did for Chris O'Donnell. Nevertheless, some yoga thrown into the fitness mix keeps him mobile and relatively pain free.
It's not easy being a kid playing...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 1:54 PM
While going through treatment for breast cancer, many women are nauseated, sore, hormonal and cranky — and exercising is not on the top of their to-do list.
But doctors are recommending that they prioritize it to increase their chances of...
| Nov 4, 2014
•Favorite exercise: Walking, NordicTrack, lifting weights
•Major exercise accomplishment: Bench-pressing 225 pounds for 5 repetitions.
•Proudest exercise moment: Completing all 17 songs (68 minutes) of Tina Turner CD while doing...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Any athlete will tell you: Rest and recovery are critical to any workout regimen.
John Platero, director of education for the National Council for Certified Personal Trainers, created this three-move pool circuit to provide a recovery workout that...