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.
What’s In Our Gym Bag?
Packing your gym bag may seem like an easy task which can be completed quickly, while running out the door. However, we know this isn't always the case. We are all too familiar with arriving at the gym and realizing we are missing an essential piece of equipment.
Bike Accessories 2017
It's time to get your bike ready for spring! Make this year all about style with some of our favorite picks in bike accessories.
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.
Runner’s Guide To Shoes
What shoe is right for you? Read on to learn what type of foot you have and the best shoe to provide maximum comfort.
Training For a Half Marathon
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!
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.
Top Fitness Picks For February
We are staying true to our resolutions by hitting the gym and getting our sweat on! We are always on the search for fitness gear that can keep up. There is nothing worse than settling in to downward dog and have your shirt roll up or killing a squat session and your pants start to slowly move down for undesired exposure.
True Nutrition: Eating For Wellness
We ask so much of our bodies day in and day out and expect them to perform, yet we consistently miss out on properly fueling them.
Athlete Holiday Gift Guide
SCHEELS carries everything the athlete in your life could possible want. To make it easier, our experts have selected gifts that will fuel their passion for fitness. Whether it’s training for your first marathon or just another early morning at the gym, this gift guide has something for everyone. Choose from a vast variety of options including footwear, clothing, and at home gym equipment. Take the first step towards celebrating this special time of year with the perfect gift for any fitness fanatic.
The Fat Bike Revolution
The weather is cooling down and snow is on the eminent horizon. That means for many of us it’s almost time to hang up the bike for 5 months of dormancy. Or, is it? Maybe for some the season is just beginning. Welcome to the Fat bike revolution.
The Service Shop
In time, all things need maintenance. This is why the SCHEELS Service Shop exists. To keep you riding longer, going faster, turning sharper, and playing harder than you ever thought you could. These individuals are the unsung heroes of sport. They are technicians, makers, builders, perfecters, and EXPERTS in every sense of the word.
A Cyclist’s Guide For Fall Riding
Fall riding is some of the best riding of the year. Summer just ended so the heat is starting to go away. Race season is coming to an end, you’re in the best shape of the year and the trail conditions are as prime as they are going to get.
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.
Fall Running: Essential Gear
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.
Dressing For Fall Fitness
The weather is changing but it is more than worth it to stay active outside, even though it is getting colder and the conditions are going to start to change.
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.
Shoe Drop: What You Need To Know
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.
Cogburn CB4 Fat Tire Bike
The Cogburn CB4 Bicycle is the ultimate option of the outdoorsman or woman with the desire to get deep into the backcountry. This bike has a multitude of options that will allow you to get deeper into the backcountry and see more terrain in comfort and speed.
8 Things You Need To Know About Trail Riding
The number one concern among every cyclist should be safety. Whether you are a beginner, or an elite athlete, let’s face it, accidents happen. Thousands of cyclists are injured ever year, and hundreds killed in accidents that often are associated with cars and other vehicles.
Running: Rookie Mistakes To Avoid
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.
The Gear You Need To Take Up Running
Throw on a pair of shoes, shorts and a t-shirt and head out for a run. Although this seems like an easy task, choosing the right running clothing can make or break your run. Many running enthusiasts can tell you running horror stories of early running experiences.
Must-Haves On Bikes
The three most important body parts to be sure are comfortable on a road bike are your feet, sit bones (yes, your butt) and hands. Think of these three body parts as a three point comfort system, as they are the three contact points of a rider to his or her bike. These are areas to take care of, especially on long rides.
Choosing The Proper Helmet
Wearing a bicycling helmet in the past was uncomfortable, hot and didn’t look very ‘cool’. Most people didn’t buy a helmet and those that did would leave them in the garage when they went out for a ride.
Cycling Race Prep
Race day is nearing and we want to ensure you are rested up. The week before a big race is crucial. A common mistake is thinking that rest means stopping riding completely while we believe scaling back is better than stopping altogether.
Trek In-Store & Service Shop
A bike is far more complicated than two wheels and a frame. In fact, an average bike has more than 1500 individual parts. Because of this, our mechanics attend a Scheels-specific, ten-day course at the renowned Barnett Bicycle Institute in Colorado Springs, CO.
Safely Cycle Into Spring
As spring approaches and days get longer our desire to hit the road and spin the winter cobwebs from our legs increases. The open road with fresh, cool air is much more enjoyable to ride than the trainer most people restrict themselves to over the winter.
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.
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.
BLT Pasta Salad
A meal isn’t complete without a side dish. This simple yet tasteful BLT Pasta Salad is the perfect side dish that will have your guests or family members serving up seconds!
Finding Your Perfect Snowshoe
When it comes to picking out the right snowshoe, there are 3 big questions that help narrow your options.
Cold Weather Running Essentials
Running is your exercise escape. As the weather gets colder, be sure you have the right gear to keep your outdoor run enjoyable.
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.
Shifting Gears Into Winter Riding
The winter season is finally upon us. While many of you have already experienced a month of freezing temps and snow, you may find this info a bit late.
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.
20 Rules You Use to Make Healthy Eating & Fitness Easy
As seen on Under Armour’s Health and Technology Blog Simple rules around eating and exercise can make it easier to stick...