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  • Fitness experts on what's hot and what's not for 2015

    Fitness experts on what's hot and what's not for 2015
    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'...
  • With weight-loss competition, sheriff's officials strive to regain top form

    With weight-loss competition, sheriff's officials strive to regain top form
    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...
  • USS Lincoln sailors get in shape with 'fit boss'

    USS Lincoln sailors get in shape with 'fit boss'
    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...
  • Moments: The humbling workout

    Moments: The humbling workout
    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&...
  • Workout Achiever: Orefield man lost '51 pounds and counting'

    Workout Achiever: Orefield man lost '51 pounds and counting'
    •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...
  • How Lou Ferrigno stays Hulk-ripped at 62

    How Lou Ferrigno stays Hulk-ripped at 62
    Bodybuilder-actor Lou Ferrigno has remained true to form. It's been decades since he was a two-time Mr. Universe and starred as an enraged green behemoth in the “Incredible Hulk” TV series and movies, but you wouldn't know it by the 62-year-...
  • Try This!: Gentle push-ups for moms-to-be

    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...
  • Recovery exercises are also a controlled workout

    Recovery exercises are also a controlled workout
    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...
  • New CrossFits help keep the Lehigh Valley in shape

    New CrossFits help keep the Lehigh Valley in shape
    As we get reacquainted with jackets and sweaters during fall's brisk weather, the excuses for not working out inevitably grow. If you're like me, you tell yourself everything from "I'm too tired" to "My favorite television show is on tonight." Whether...
  • Prioritize exercise to fight fatigue, depression after breast cancer treatment

    Prioritize exercise to fight fatigue, depression after breast cancer treatment
    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...
  • For Chris O'Donnell of 'NCIS: Los Angeles,' yoga aids a battered back

    For Chris O'Donnell of 'NCIS: Los Angeles,' yoga aids a battered back
    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...