Surprisingly, there are many native and long-time Austinites that have yet to enjoy what is commonly referred to as the “town lake trail”. The Trail Foundation estimates this Austin jewel receives 1.5 million visitors per year and that number is expanding with Austin’s ever-increasing population.
If you've read and followed the advice from the Jan 27 blog "Get To Know Your Resting Metabolic Rate" you know your caloric expenditure when at rest. The idea behind this post is to expand what you know about your caloric needs by incorporating some additional detail.
Every New Year we commit (and sometimes recommit) to achieving goals we’ve always wanted to accomplish. Getting in shape is the most common goal set for the New Year. Most of us get excited and join the nearest gym to start the New Year only to have a couple weeks go by and lose the initial motivation. Life starts to take over and our fitness goals are put on the back burner. Here are some tips to make this year’s resolution last and finally achieve your fitness goals.
Tips to Transition into Fall Workouts
Days get shorter, temperatures dip, and the leaves fall from the trees. Fall brings many changes, but that doesn't mean your workouts have to suffer. Instead of letting these autumnal changes bring upon excuses for exercising, look for the opportunity in each of them to renew and revamp your workout routine.
The Buzz About Rowing - Here are the Basics
If you take the time to learn rowing technique, it’s one of the best exercises you can do for cardio. The low-to-the-ground, long machine engages your legs, back, core and arms, delivering an intense full-body cardio experience...
Spark Up the Romance with a Couples Workout!
As we all know, February is the month for boxes of chocolates and rich romantic dinners. Grab your partner and prepare for that Valentine's candy, or work off that rich Italian Valentine's Day dinner. The more you exercise, the more confidence you have, the better you feel... the sexier you feel!
This blog post title has a double meaning, its intentional and important. First, I’m highly encouraging you to find an organized event, any event, train for it and complete it this year. If you’ve never done this before, you’ll be absolutely amazed by the experience. From the camaraderie you’ll find with your fellow fitness enthusiasts during the training to the intense and spectacular feeling ...
New Years Day Barton Springs Polar Bear Plunge & Swim
|Depending on your inclination towards water, this may or may not be the thing for you. It’s a growing tradition in Austin to head on over to Barton Springs and jump into the 68 water on January 1st. As we are Texans, the 68 degree water is considered plenty chilly, particularly when the air temperature can be many degrees colder.|
While this post isn’t necessarily local to Austin since its an encouragement for all readers everywhere to join their company’s Wellness Program (WP), I will highlight one local Austin-based company and its WP with which I’m personally involved. I cannot over-stress the importance of getting involved with your company’s WP. Beyond the obvious health benefits, there can also be some great financial benefits. The immediate and personalized help provided directly to you can truly be a life changing event.
I really hope you had the chance to get out and enjoy this weekend's incredible weather after that city-closing winter blast we had on Friday. Not sure why Austin shut down for the day. We were all at the shop and had no trouble navigating the completely dry streets. One Austin Fitness Rentals pro did report seeing a snowflake at some point during the morning commute. Perhaps that was the snowpocalypse that caused all schools, city offices, and seemingly every other bureaucratically controlled organization to shutter for the day.
As you've seen in previous posts, I'm really excited about the FreeMotion i11.9 incline trainers. Beyond the excellent workout that you can get on an incline trainer, they also have another high tech feature that makes working out on these machines that much better! In fact, one of our recent customers had this to say about a workout she completed on the i11.9 - "Best treadmill workout EVER. That was so much fun!" Yep, I heartily agree with that assessment.
How to Hydrate Before, During, and After a Workout
Proper hydration is vital to your athletic performance and health. To perform your best, learn how to drink enough before, during and after your workouts...