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Fitness

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  • Video: Reporter vs. J.J. Watt's workouts

    Video: Reporter vs. J.J. Watt's workouts
    As someone who has run numerous races, including the Chicago Marathon, I consider myself to be in good shape. To prove it, I headed to Microsoft's offices downtown to test the new Gatorade Sports Performance workout training program, which launches...
  • Put your workout foot forward at Best U Studio

    Put your workout foot forward at Best U Studio
    Dance exercise classes usually leave me sweat-free. More jock than ballerina, I spend much of the time trying to figure out where to put my feet. So I was a little hesitant to give Best U Studio a try: It combines dance, barre work and Pilates. On the...
  • A new breed of bikes built for 'gravel grinders'

    A new breed of bikes built for 'gravel grinders'
    The bike industry, always in search of the next big thing, stumbled upon it a few years ago in the form of hundreds of underground events and races being held on gravel back-country farm roads throughout the Midwest and the Great Plains. These "gravel...
  • TRX exercises have simple premise but offer hard workout

    TRX exercises have simple premise but offer hard workout
    I've been curious for a while now about TRX exercises, using the straps that are suspended from above. It seems like a good workout for everyone, because it uses a person's body weight and gravity to challenge various muscles. By adjusting your position,...
  • Kristin Chenoweth learned fitness on the farm

    Kristin Chenoweth learned fitness on the farm
    When you're on Broadway, you can eat whatever you want. And Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth probably didn't worry too much about what she ate while she was growing up in Oklahoma either, because everything got burned off via either ballet or...
  • Bounce back with a therapy-ball spine massage

     Bounce back with a therapy-ball spine massage
    A stiff, sore upper back makes it hard to take a deep breath and relax. The good news is that you can ease that tightness with the help of two rubber therapy balls (or tennis balls). Fitness instructor Jill Miller developed this upper-back soothing...
  • Four new products designed to aid workout recovery

    Four new products designed to aid workout recovery
    Coaches and physical therapists call it the RICE protocol: rest, ice, compression, elevation. After a workout, runners and cyclists who want to reduce muscle injury and fatigue, speed recovery and safely get faster and stronger should take it easy the day...
  • Two L.A. fire commanders reassigned

    Two L.A. fire commanders reassigned
    Two top commanders who oversaw hiring and training at the Los Angeles Fire Department have been reassigned after officials learned their sons advanced during a recruitment process that has come under scrutiny at City Hall. Interim Fire Chief James G....
  • Condos, townhomes great option for aging in place

    Q: My 75 year old mother lives alone and has osteoarthritis in her hips and knees. She can no longer maintain her two-story home, or navigate the stairs. The family thinks she needs to move to a place where she can get around safely and easily and where...
  • In a matter of seconds, qualified applicants lose out on LAFD jobs

    In a matter of seconds, qualified applicants lose out on LAFD jobs
    For thousands of people seeking coveted spots at the Los Angeles Fire Department last year, it all came down to April 22. They had passed a written exam and a grueling physical agility test and now had to turn in their paperwork, which officials would...
  • Sochi Olympics: Dario Cologna wins 15k-classic/15k-free skiathlon

    Sochi Olympics: Dario Cologna wins 15k-classic/15k-free skiathlon
    SOCHI, Russia — Dario Cologna had the strongest finish to win the men's 15-kilometer Classic/15-kilometer free skiathlon at the Sochi Olympics on Sunday, showing he's back to full fitness after a season disrupted by an ankle injury. The Swiss...