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Fitness

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Top Fitness Articles

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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...
  • More Summer Gear for #Fitness and the #Outdoors

     
    All the fitness freaks are pouring it on in July as they acclimate to the heat, and there is plenty of gear they can utilize on their quest to be healthy and fit. Outdoors-minded people can take a page from the fitness craze to stay properly hydrated...
  • Fitness-minded love to exercise at local lakes

     
    I often run or walk at Orlando’s Lake Eola, a magnet for folks of all fitness levels, but I sometimes exercise at other local lakes popular for fitness. Orlando has several: Lake Ivanhoe, with a trail, volleyball court and exercise stations; Lake...
  • 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...
  • Foglia 'Y' plans expansion

     Foglia 'Y' plans expansion
    Foglia YMCA in Lake Zurich is building an 8,670-square-foot addition this spring to ease overcrowding in its gym from classes, leagues and pickup volleyball and basketball games. The $3 million expansion includes a gym and two fitness classrooms. "It'...
  • 3 options for indoor pool surface in Glen Ellyn

    3 options for indoor pool surface in Glen Ellyn
    With a study on the feasibility of an indoor swimming pool in Glen Ellyn concluding that either a smaller or larger version could be self-sustaining, the enthusiasts who raised the money for the document hope to persuade park district officials to put the...