Motivation

Working Out at Home vs. Joining a Gym: Which Will Get You Better Results?

Motivation

Working Out at Home vs. Joining a Gym: Which Will Get You Better Results?

The new year has begun with a new opportunity for making your fitness goals happen. Sticking to your fitness goals is going to take some planning. You may be finding yourself weighing the benefits of joining a gym and working out at home. As a personal trainer and fitness instructor, I spend a lot of […]

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

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

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 […]

Black Friday Treadmill Deals

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Black Friday Treadmill Deals

We can’t believe the 2018 holiday shopping season is here! Black Friday isn’t until Friday, November 23rd, but the Black Friday deals for 2018 have already begun. So, how do you know which ones are the best? If you have a treadmill or other fitness equipment on your list, we’ll help you figure out what […]

5 Ways to keep running fun and boost your motivation

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5 Ways to keep running fun and boost your motivation

Let’s face it, sometimes running can be a drag. Whether it’s because we run the same old route or distance, or we’re just lacking the love, trying the following five fun-boosting strategies can lift the spirit of your workouts and inspire you to once again run happy.   1. Mix up the terrain. Get out […]

Active Vacation Series: What’s Happening in the Race Scene

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Active Vacation Series: What’s Happening in the Race Scene

It’s never been a better time to be a runner. Whether you’re thinking of getting started on a running program, or have been running for years, there is a plethora of fun races to strike the match of motivation. Here are some of my favorite running race trends. Themed Races These races tend to hover […]

Climb Every Mountain, and Everything Else in Your Life Too

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Climb Every Mountain, and Everything Else in Your Life Too

This article is the first in the Active Vacation Series. One person’s finish line is another’s mountain summit. Mountain climbing and hiking is one of the fastest growing sports and it’s easy to understand why. It combines the motivation of a challenge with the scenery of the great outdoors and requires travel to beautiful destinations […]

Harness Psychology To Beat Motivational Struggles

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Harness Psychology To Beat Motivational Struggles

Do you find that you’re super motivated to exercise and eat well for a few days, only to have your motivation fizzle out once reality sets in? That’s because willpower is a limited resource. The key to staying motivated for the long-term is to build healthy habits and systems that force you to stay on […]

Use these Four Tricks to Power Through Tough Workouts

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Use these Four Tricks to Power Through Tough Workouts

The mind is an effective tool when you know how unleash its power. This is especially important when you’re challenging yourself in a hard workout, or pushing in a race. Managing your mind is just as important as training your body, because the minute your thoughts go south, it affects everything from your how your […]

What To Do After You've Run Your Race

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What To Do After You've Run Your Race

You did it! You committed to run a race. You got up early and trained tenaciously. And you finished your race! Now what? It’s common to feel a little down after a race. I call it Post Race Syndrome, or an emotional condition that sets in after you finish reaching a goal. You spend weeks […]

How Passport Player Transformed My Home Workouts

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How Passport Player Transformed My Home Workouts

Product Review: Passport Player with Virtual Active Technology The interactive workouts of the future are today’s reality. Virtual Active technology provides the experience of exercising in a beautiful setting with a changing terrain that mimics selected workouts. The Passport Media Player by Horizon Fitness offers a convenient and responsive way to experience Virtual Active Technology […]

Am I A Real Runner?

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Am I A Real Runner?

How did you know when you had truly become a runner? I’m working on running but I’m wondering what it will take to feel like I am a real runner? ~ Tiffany The moment I became a runner in my mind was the moment I finished my first 5K. Up until that point, I felt […]

Stay Motivated while Working Out at Home

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Stay Motivated while Working Out at Home

Nothing beats the convenience of working out at home. No commuting, no heavy gym bags, and no crowded locker rooms. Unfortunately, even committed athletes can find themselves struggling to get started when there’s no one keeping score. Need a few tips to maintain your motivation? Give these a try! Create a Space: While it’s convenient […]

Ask an Expert: Motivating Others

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Ask an Expert: Motivating Others

Question: I’ve recently started a new fitness routine, but my friend has been more reluctant. How do I go about motivating others around me to be active, too? Congratulations on your enthusiasm for sharing your new fitness program! While you’re excited about the benefits of your routine, you’ve already realized that different factors motivate different […]

Reaching a Fitness Plateau

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Reaching a Fitness Plateau

We’ve all been there. Whether we’re trying to lose weight, add muscle, or even develop a new skill, we hit that point in our progress where everything seems to stall. Do any of these sound familiar? “I’ve been losing a little bit of weight each week for months, and yet I’ve been stuck the past […]

Technology to Inspire Your Workout Routines

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Technology to Inspire Your Workout Routines

Stuck in a workout rut? Don’t panic. Everyone has been at one time or another. If you are wondering where to start, why not let technology give you a hand? Try a few of these tips to give your workout routines a new life: Recruit a Buddy. Whether you meet up in person or use an […]

Passport Media Player

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Passport Media Player

What if you could run through the American Southwest or Northern Italy any time you stepped on your treadmill? Or cycle through an Alpine meadow without leaving your living room? With the Passport Media Player, featuring Virtual Active technology, you can! Passport makes every workout an adventure. With high-definition destination footage and coordinated ambient sounds, […]

Consistency in Workouts

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Consistency in Workouts

Working hard, eating right, having a plan and doing one thing every day that will get you closer to who you want to be is a fool-proof way to improve your health. However, the fitness industry tends to not be upfront about this, instead promising quick fixes and overnight results. For example, I learned this past year […]

Ask an Expert: Fitness for New Moms

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Ask an Expert: Fitness for New Moms

Question: As a new mom, there are days I can barely get a shower, let alone eat right and exercise. Do you have any tricks to help me lose the baby weight, while still caring for my newborn? — Julia Congratulations on your new family member! While it may seem like the baby weight takes forever to […]

Ask an Expert: Staying Motivated

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Ask an Expert: Staying Motivated

At the beginning of every year I hit the ground running, only to struggle with my workouts a few weeks later. Do you have any tips on staying motivated through the winter? -Meghan Congratulations on your strong start for the year! To keep your fitness efforts strong this winter (and continue rolling throughout the year) there […]

Partner Workouts

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Partner Workouts

Everyone needs a boost of motivation and accountability every now and then when it comes to working out, so why not plan an entire workout around working out with a pal? There are limitless activities you can do together (depending on the season, of course) so call a friend, lace up your shoes and have some fun with […]