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Learn more and better exercises and techniques to diversify your workout. We'll be adding new exercises regularly.

Bike Trailers Make Healthy Living A Family Affair - A bike trailer is an excellent way to stay active with your child safely in tow.

Use A Bike Trainer To Fight Off The Winter - Bring your summer exercise indoors with an bike trainer. When you hook your bike to an indoor trainer, there is no need to add a stair stepper, or a treadmill to your already cluttered exercise room. Your bike now keeps you in shape both indoors and outdoors.

Tips For Staying Motivated To Exercise - Trouble in getting motivated to exercise and maintaining that motivation has been the downfall of many a New Years resolution. Here are a few tips that will help you keep between the ditches.

The Benefits of Strength Training - Strength training can take you from being a worn out, uncoordinated dependent, to being an active and vital independent individual. It doesn't take a lot of time, and the quality of your life depends on it. Even if you are young and healthy right now, strength training will make everything you do so much easier.

Energy Pills, Should You Try Them? - energypills1I've never used energy pills, but I received a submission recently from a reader who was advocating the use of a 'workout pill' to help with exercise motivation and workout energy. I almost deleted the message because it was spam, but it got me to thinking about energy supplements that affect your metabolism (think 'ephedra').

It has been shown that ephedra is potentially harmful enough that it has been banned, but what about the caffeine based products?

Are they safe to use and effective? What are the hazzards, if any? I did some research and wrote about my findings.

Body Building Nutrition, The Truth - body building nutritionGood body building nutrition is not rocket-science, but it is critical to growing muscle and shedding fat. Let me boil it down to its basic elements.

How do You Become a Fitness Model?
Exercise During Menopause - bodyweightexercisesI am learning that exercise during menopause can really help. Because of my own proximity to menopause, and some of the symptoms of change that are already happening to me, I thought some of my readers might be interested as well in the effects that exercise can have.

Great Schools for a Fitness Trainer Education
Body Building Tips - bodyweightexercisesIf you are a beginner, these body building tips could save you alot of pain and wasted effort. Why not avoid these motivation killers and get yourself off to a great start.

Fat Burning Bodyweight Circuit Exercises - bodyweightexercisesTry Craigs bodyweight circuit exercises for "no-equipment fat burning" when you are travelling and can't get to your gym.

Why Hire A Personal Trainer? Here Are The Top 10 Reasons. - Hire a personal trainer to help with motivation, technical skills, strength, fat loss, agility and a host of other benefits.
Shake things up and challenge yourself for better fat loss results - Break out of the mold and push your regular limits to achieve quicker fat loss results. Think of things a little differently and you could easily break out of a fat loss plateau.
Here is a Good Abdominal Exercise - I get this question all of the time... What is a good abdominal exercise that will trim my middle and lead to a six-pack? The answer is not as simple as you might think.
Control Diabetes with Exercise - The ideal time to learn to control diabetes is before you get it. There is a theory that the modern diet, with an overabundance of sugary additives and refined carbs, causes the insulin and blood sugar levels to spike and drop continually. This results in highs and lows in energy and cravings for more sweets shortly after you already had some. It also results in exhaustion of the insulin supply system such that over time your body can't handle the demands and the glucose builds up in your blood instead of being used as energy.
On Becoming a Personal Trainer - See my new article on getting a fitness trainer education.
Boost Your Immune System with Exercise - Many studies agree that moderate, regular exercise can boost your immune system.
More on Fitness and Aging - As baby-boomers reach their senior years, fitness and aging will become a hot topic. Until science finds a way to 'cure' aging, there are several things a sensible person can do to stay trim, flexible and within a healthy weight or body fat percentage range
Exercise Can Be The Fountain of Youth - Exercise for the over-50 crowd is decidedly healthy. As people age, several changes occur that exercise can help slow or reverse.
Time for a little exercise and fitness news!
Weight loss and Exercise...A Beautiful Partnership - The unavoidable truth is that to lose weight or even just to maintain the healthy weight you have takes not only a nutritious, balanced diet, but a regular exercise program.
So You Wanna be a Fitness Model? - This article will be useful to both experienced and novice types looking to "break in" to the fitness model biz. If you are already a professional and successful fitness model, I am sure you may still glean some useful information from this article.
Body Building Myths That Must Die! - Most myths are nine parts fantasy and one part truth, though of course, some myths have no truth to them at all. I have spent much of my career attempting to expose myths surrounding body building and topics that relate to it, such as drugs, nutrition and supplementation etc.
A Guide to Exercise For Beginners - First of all, Congratulations! for taking the first step to better fitness and health. If you have never been a regular exerciser, this is an exercise for beginners tutorial that will teach you how to get started with an exercise program - and stick with it.
A Review of 'Body Building Revealed' by Will Brink - Will Brink, a recognized expert in nutrition, has greatly expanded his popular ebook "Bodybuilding Nutrition" and has renamed it "Body Building Revealed". As with his book "Diet Supplements Revealed" you receive more than just a book when you purchase.
The Importance of Working Your Core Muscles - Strong core muscles will improve posture and make everything you do much easier.
Benefits of Using a Stability Ball in Your Training - Add a stability ball to your home gym equipment if you want results and to have a little fun with your workouts.
Exercise and Type 2 Diabetes - In spite of the rising number of cases of type 2 diabetes, there is no need for you to develop this 'adult onset' disease. Just follow this prescription...
Great Leg Workout For The Beginner - Here is a simple leg workout for beginners that you can perform in your home without equipment or fear of injury.
Benefits of Cardio Interval Training - The heart is a muscle, or, more accurately, a group or “package” of muscles, similar in many ways to the muscles of the arms and legs. And just as exercise strengthens and improves the muscles you use for movement, it enhances the health of the heart muscles as well. Cardio interval training is a great way to improve heart health.
What Are the Benefits of Resistance Training? - Learn of the many benefits of resistance training. A personal trainers perspective.
10 Things You Should Know About Stretching Exercises - Many people don't realize the importance of stretching exercises when working out. Improve your workout, strength and flexibility.
Why Hire a Fitness Trainer? - Do you really need to hire a fitness trainer? How to stay motivated and on track to achieve your fitness and weight loss goals.
Things to Consider When Buying Home Fitness Equipment
10 Simple Steps To Help You Burn Extra Calories
Want to Reduce That Oversize Belly?
Interval training breaks through plateaus
Break through that plateau with interval training
A great workout with a simple piece of equipment (Swiss Ball)
Great abs in only 10 minutes?
The Cure for Flabby Arms
Got Flabby Arms?
Best Exercise For Your Butt
Is your butt too big?
Heres a workout to get ready for bathing suit season
Bathing suit weather!
Fat burning exercise Part 4
Fat burning exercise Part 3
Fat Burning Exercise Part 2
Fat burning exercise
More on getting a flat stomach
Everyone wants awsome abs
Post-Workout Quick Beauty Regimen
A little more on metabolism
More reasons to work out at home
Work out at a gym or at home?
A Bodybuilder's Advice Can Help Anyone
A note to pregnant women
The Surprising Health and Fitness Benefits of Rebounding
The mental benefits of Exercise
The Cross Training system
The circuit training system
More on supersets and other fitness training systems
Fitness training systems
More for the Beginner
Exercise for the beginning beginner
What to look for in a good personal trainer:
How to Find a Personal Trainer
What to Look for In a Personal Trainer
Q. Why hire a personal trainer?
Perhaps the perfect exercise for weight loss
Write down your starting point and set your goals
Further Pointers for your exercise program
Remember not to overdo your new exercise program or you could be sorry
More tips for those starting a new workout program
What's the Best Way to Start and Keep Your Fitness Resolution?
Did you make a New Years Fitness Resolution?



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