| Mar 6, 2015
| 7:16 AM
You're trying to get back in shape. But where do you begin? ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports, went to fitness experts across the country and asked for their top tips:
-- Keep it simple. "People are intimidated by...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 9:23 AM
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'...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:24 PM
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."