A woman squats down to pick up a barbell with weights to help her with strength training.

6 Benefits of Strength Training Beyond Building Muscle

by January 18th, 2019

Everyone knows that strength training (working with free weights, machines, resistance bands, etc.) is a great way to build and maintain muscle and strength.  What many people may not know about, however, is all of the other benefits that are associated with a strength training routine. Today’s strength training workouts offer a ton of benefits […]

Female stretching during her circuit workout

A Circuit Workout Proven to be Convenient and Customizable

by January 16th, 2019

Are the winter months keeping you away from the gym more than you’d like?  Maybe you don’t want to fight the New Year’s Resolution crowds.  Or perhaps you’re in a post-holiday funk. Sounds like the perfect time to add your own circuit workout to get you back in the groove! Working out at home can not […]

Staying Committed to Your New Years Resolution

Fool-Proof Methods for Meeting Your New Year’s Resolutions

by January 8th, 2019

The right New Year’s resolution is a powerful way to state your intentions for the coming year.  Whether you choose to focus on improving your health, body image, or stress reduction, your fitness plan should support this goal.  Keep your fitness resolution from losing momentum before Valentine’s Day by trying a new tool to stay […]

Running To Reduce Stress

How Exercise Can Reduce your Holiday Stress.

by January 7th, 2019

Fitting in shopping while prepping for the holidays? Juggling family and financial obligations?  Overwhelmed by parties with too much food and alcohol? There are good reasons that the holidays can skyrocket your stress level.  If you’re looking for ways to relieve that holiday stress, exercise will help. Exercise is one of the most powerful stress […]

How-to Dress for Winter Runs

How to Dress for Winter Running with the Best Gear

by December 24th, 2018

Running outside in the winter may seem daunting, but with the right gear, it can break the hibernation like a breath of fresh air. Follow these guidelines for dressing for winter runs. Less is more It’s tempting to dress to be warm when you head out the door, but when you do, you’ll be overdressed […]

Inspire Fitness FT-2 Functional Trainer - Review

Inspire FT2 Functional Trainer Review

by December 19th, 2018

Inspire FT2 Functional Trainer – Review by Paul Maggiotto The Inspire FT2 Functional Trainer is the perfect mix between a traditional functional trainer and free bar smith machine. The unit flows seamlessly between standard functional training and your more traditional free bar training simply by switching a tab from the front of the carriages to […]

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How to Stretch Every Muscle of the Body

by December 18th, 2018

Stretching is an important practice after every workout. It clears the muscles of metabolic waste, reduces chance for injury, and over time, will give you a long, lean look. Many of us tend to breeze through a stretching regime, but it’s important to take the time to do it correctly.

WaterRower Natural Rowing Machine Review - by Fitness Experts at Johnson Fitness & Wellness

WaterRower Natural Rowing Machine with S4 Monitor Review

by December 17th, 2018

WaterRower Natural S4 Classic – Review by Paul Maggiotto High Quality Rowing Machine For those looking for a high intensity, low impact workout, I would highly recommend the WaterRower. This unit comes in three different types of wood; natural ash wood, cherry wood, and the most durable black walnut. The stronger the wood choice the […]

Horizon Elite T9-02 Treadmill Review

Horizon Elite T9 Treadmill Review

by December 14th, 2018

Horizon Elite T9-02 Treadmill – Review by Paul Maggiotto The Horizon Elite T9-02 Treadmill is an award-winning treadmill from a variety of fitness equipment review organizations. The Horizon Elite T9-02 is designed in mind to those looking to purchase a solid treadmill while still keeping a budget of under $2,000. Unlike some other folding style […]

10 Minute Fitness Circuit

Get A Killer Workout in Just 10 Minutes

by December 13th, 2018

It’s true, you really can get a beneficial workout in if all you have is 5-10 minutes. As a fitness professional, one of the top excuses I hear is that people just don’t have time to exercise. For many, lack of time is definitely a real obstacle when it comes to staying fit. There are […]

Landice Treadmill L7 with Orthopedic Belt and Cardio Control Panel - Treadmill Review

Landice L7 Treadmill with Ortho Belt and Cardio Console – Treadmill Review

by December 12th, 2018

Landice L7 Treadmill with Ortho Belt and Cardio Console – Review by Paul Maggiotto The Landice L7 Treadmill with Ortho Belt and Cardio Console is an award-winning treadmill from a variety of fitness equipment review organizations. One of the sturdiest treadmills on the market, Landice is great for any level from beginner to advanced. It’s […]

Matrix E30 Elliptical with XIR Console - Top Rated Elliptical

Matrix E30 Elliptical with XIR Console – Elliptical Review

by December 11th, 2018

Matrix E30 Elliptical with XIR Console – Review by Shane Munson The E30 elliptical by Matrix is where upscale ellipticals begin. There are three main reasons that separate the E30 from introductory level ellipticals; Engineering, feel and features. The superb feel of the elliptical comes from the engineering. The E30 is a suspension elliptical, meaning […]