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March 13, 2017

Marathon Preparation

Marathon Preparation

I’d like to give you this guide for marathon preparation so you can avoid the mistakes people have made in the past, myself included.

March 7, 2017

Training For a 10K


For those who say there is not enough time in the day, challenge yourself to set a new schedule. Everyone has 24 hours in a day, it just takes dedication to stick to a plan. A major deterrent is not rearranging your current day to day.


Do you have a goal in 2017 of completing a road race? Whether this is your first or tenth time, setting up a plan to follow is always needed for both beginners and experts. Remember, the hardest part of any plan is to START!

February 27, 2017

Training For A Marathon


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.

October 12, 2016

Conquer Winter Running


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


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.


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.

fitnessTransitional 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


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.


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.


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.

marathonQ&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


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


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.


Enjoy the convenience of working out at home? With these workouts and gear there is no need to go out in bad weather or wait in line for a machine to open up.

December 31, 2015

Dorm Fitness


Staying fit in college can be a struggle. Between studying and running from class to class, free time no longer exists to hit the gym or go for a run. Even when you have time available, dorm rooms are pretty limited on space. With a little help from us, finding a routine that requires a small amount of space and time is easier than ever.

November 19, 2015



We understand that staying fit and stress free over the holidays isn’t the easiest task. Family and food are inevitable along with spats about where to hang the Christmas lights. Yoga is a great way to keep stress and sweet treats at bay.