Starting ’em young

July 18, 2007

The AP recently ran a report on one of the first gyms specifically for teenagers in the US, Overtime Fitness.   Considering that 1 out of 3 children, ages 6-19 is either overweight or at a risk of being overweight, a fitness facility targeted at a younger age group.

As the AP reports, the gym focuses on attracting teenagers and showing them how to exercise properly.

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Gym Review – Equinox Greenwich

July 2, 2007

Equinox Greenwich is definitely in its own class.  I was a member during the summer a few years ago, and I was amazed by just how clean and bright everything is.

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Gym Review – Sports Club/LA

June 29, 2007

Just a note, I will almost never post a review for a gym unless I have been there more than once.  First impressions are sometimes way off the mark.  That said, for this gym, my first impression does stick. 

When I set foot in The Sports Club/LA, I think , wow, amenities, amenities, amenities!  And, 80s. 80s, 80s, and no, I don’t mean that is the median age of the members here (I was actually a bit surprised by how young some of the members were), but for some reason I really got smacked with a sense of 1980’s nostalgia. 

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What motivates you?

June 27, 2007

I lead a pretty active lifestyle. I workout at least once almost every day, either running, spinning, cycling, strength training, cross training, or swimming (no, climbing my six flights of stairs everyday does not count). Checking out different gym memberships, though, made me consider, why exactly do I, or you, bother?

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Boozin’ it up

June 21, 2007

Alcohol is a horrible, horrible thing for people who are trying to lose weight or get into better shape. I’ve mentioned before how it just can really destroy you by sapping your energy and flooding your body with empty calories. Any benefits from it, like thinking you have extra carbs to burn during a run at 5am are seriously outweighed by its detriments.

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Spin Etiquette

June 4, 2007

A while back I was wondering if instructors cared whether students left class early. I wasn’t sure if it was disruptive for the class or if it was offensive, since a lot of time people walk out early because they don’t like the class or person teaching.

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Dance, Dance

May 21, 2007

Dancing is a great form of exercise. So great, in fact, that gyms have incorporated different types of dancing into group fitness classes. It is pretty normal to see classes for everything from Bollywood Bhangra to hip hop to stripper aerobics. All the while, you are dancing to burn calories, and possibly pick up some moves to bring with you when you go out to a club.

That said, dancing provides a multitude of benefits for when you do go out. 

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