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October 12, 2016

Conquer Winter Running

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When it is freezing outside or you have to start running at 4 a.m., what do you do? The treadmill is one of the greatest inventions for the person that doesn’t want to be bogged down in layers, yet still needs to run.

October 6, 2016

Bring The Fit Inside

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Not all of us enjoy being out in the cold weather, so with that being said, we need some fitness options that can keep us motivated while being indoors. The first thing I would consider is looking at the classes offered at your local gym.

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Every year I find my summer running gear moving towards the back of the drawer and my winter transition gear creeping forward, forecasting the inevitable change in weather. Many find this impending change of seasons sad, knowing that winter is right around the corner. Like summer and winter running, the right gear makes it no big deal to tackle any type of run.

sof_sole_perfect_ab_trainer_1210041015-1Transitional Fitness Gear: In Home Workouts Bridge the seasonal gap. For The Runner With these high performance, advanced design ellipticals and...
September 28, 2016

Fitness Tracking: Wearables

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If you feel like you are missing a key piece to your fitness lifestyle, you may want to look into getting a wearable, also known as a fitness tracker. This small piece of tech can be the motivation that keeps you going even when you are ready to give up. Find the right fitness tracker for your new fit lifestyle.

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As a distance runner, I have a favorite pair of shoes. When I found those shoes, I bought as many pairs as I could get my hands on and I wore them all into the ground. As I started studying running and learning from my mistakes, and unfortunately my injuries, I realized this company didn’t have a shoe in their line that was compatible to the way I was running now.

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Stress fractures are common in distance runners and especially individuals that are sedentary and start distance running. This is largely due to your bones not being strong enough to take on the newly built up muscles and the muscles win by bending your bones until they crack. Focus on the tips below to avoid rookie running mistakes.

raceQ&A with Boston Marathon Runners Two of our very own SCHEELS associates are headed to the 2016 Boston Marathon. We sat down with...
March 4, 2016

The Gym: Trial & Error

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For so many people, the hardest part of exercise is just knowing what to do and how to get started. There are so many options out there when it comes to gyms and types of exercise and it can certainly be overwhelming.

February 12, 2016

Strength Training

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Weight training is an essential component of any person’s exercise program. Whether you are looking to gain strength, lose weight, or maintain fitness as you age, a consistent commitment to strength training will provide the results you are looking for.

Reverse Chair LungesAli Holman brings the burn to the backside with today’s Move of the Day, Chair Reverse Lunges! Energize your entire workout...
Donkey KicksAli Holman brings in cardio with today’s Move of the Day, Donkey Kicks! This workout will have your heart pounding and...
around the world plankAli Holman brings a 360-degree core workout with today’s Move of the Day: Around the World Plank! This fun move will...
lateral walkAli Holman shows us how today's Move of the Day, The Lateral Walk, brings a total body workout! This fun move...
Day 17 - Scorpion PlankAli Holman brings the ordinary plank to a whole new level with today’s Move of the Day, The Scorpion Plank! This...
Day 4 - Sleeping CrabAli Holman brings focus to the core but works every part of the body with today’s Move of the Day, The...
Day 8 - Lunge ChopsAli Holman brings core engagement and focus to the lower legs with today’s Move of the Day, The Lunge Chops. If...
Day 15- Saddle Bag BusterAli Holman brings focus to the rear and hip area with today’s Move of the Day, the Saddle Bag Buster. If...
Day 12 - Inverted Lunge KicksAli Holman brings focus to the lower body with today’s Move of the Day, Inverted Lunge Kicks! In five minutes, you...
Day 13 - Chair Oblique CrunchAli Holman walks us through today’s Move of the Day – the Chair Oblique Crunch! Grab a chair, grab some space...
Day 14 - Crack The EggIn this 30 Days of Fitness Move of the Day, titled Crack the Egg, Ali Holman shows us how to work...
Day 11 - Over and UnderAli Holman walks us through the Over and Under and how to work the core and legs using a chair. Add...
January 19, 2016

Training For A Marathon

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Keep your diet on the same track as your body. Dismiss bad habits during training and learn how to keep them after the race is done.

Day 10 - Narrow Wide Towel JumpsFor this Move of the Day, Ali Holman mixes in cardio with the Narrow/Wide Towel Jumps, not only bringing the burn...
Day 9 - Side to Side BoatIn this Move of the Day, Ali Holman shows us how using a simple towel puts the focus on every part...