Posts Tagged ‘GoFit

Yogaletics – yoga for athletes

- April 11th, 2010
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Yoga is a slam-dunk for Reggie Miller.

What do Reggie Miller, Grant Hill, Sam Cassell and Mike Liberthal all have in common?

Besides being overpaid pro athletes, they all keep limber with yoga.

Their trainer is Kent Katich, who’s billed as the industry’s premier sports yoga trainer for professional athletes.

Katich is also the man behind GoFit Yogaletics – a yoga system for athletes.

Hmmn, what will they think of next?

“Yogaletics transcends the stereotypes of traditional yoga by incorporating enhanced sports performance for all athletic abilities,” according to a press release.

“The GoFit Yogaletics products include the exclusive Kent Katich signature yoga mats as well as straps, blocks, Katich’s world-class instructional DVDs and other accessories.”

Sounds like a more manly form of traditional yoga.

Watch out for a Yogaletics review from yours truly in the near future.

Hey, if it’s good enough for NBA hoopsters and Major League Baseball players, then I’ve certainly gotta give it a try.

Visit www.gofit.net for more info.

GoFit showcases affordable, effective fitness gadgets

- March 11th, 2010

Here are some of the latest fitness gadgets from GoFit, a fitness firm that pairs workout products with education via DVDs and iPod workouts on demand:

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The GoFit Ultimate Pro Gym

• Staying fit doesn’t have to cost a fortune. The GoFit Ultimate Pro Gym is a full gym in a bag complete with its own personal trainer on DVD. For under $30, the product is designed to give you a full-body resistance workout for a fraction of the price. Great for traveling, too. The Pro Gym contains two handles, three resistance tubes, two ankle straps, one door anchor, a workout manual and a workout DVD – led by trainer Mark Verstegen at his world-renowned Athletes’ Performance Institute.

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The Gravity Bar

• Want the secret of Hollywood’s hard bodies? Celebrities like Mark Wahlberg, Stacy Keibler and Amy Adams are defying gravity to get red-carpet ripped. Take a gander at the Gravity Bar, the newest and most innovative celebrity fitness product to utilize gravity training methods. The Gravity Bar defies gravity by suspending your body above the earth’s surface, making your weight all of the resistance necessary for an effective workout.

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GoFit Power Loops

• Looking for a fat-burning, full-body workout that gets results? Then get in the loop. GoFit Power Loops are a tool to power your way to stronger and leaner legs, hips and glutes. The loops are a favourite of Valerie Bertinelli who recently lost a whopping 50 pounds with Jenny Craig. According to her trainer, Christopher Lane, Bertinelli relies on the Power Loops to help her work up a sweat when she’s on the road. Included are three loops in light, medium and heavy resistance – as well as GoFit’s core performance exercise book. The GoFit Power Loops offer a simple yet effective combination to train and condition your lower pillar of strength.

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The GoFit Balancing Board

• Stabilize your fitness routine in the comfort of your home with the GoFit Balancing Board. This unique fitness tool helps you to increase your strength, balance and stability by engaging your core muscles. For an extra challenge, you can adjust the height of the board to increase difficulty. Balancing Board comes with complete with a training DVD.

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GoFit Stability Pods

• Stability Pods will leave you trying to keep balanced through a variety of tailored exercises that will work your core, strengthen your abs, firm quads and glutes and increase balance. By engaging and strengthening these key muscle groups with the GoFit Stability Pods you can prevent lower back pain that is typically caused by poor form. Includes a set of four Stability Pods, training DVD and laminated exercise booklet.

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The Stability Ball

• The GoFit Pro-Grade Stability Ball is a fun way to stretch, tone and tighten your body. What makes the GoFit Core Stability Ball so challenging? Unlike training on a stable, flat surface, the ball is a round, unstable surface, so you not only train the primary muscle groups, but also the smaller stabilizing muscles as well. The ball has a 1,200-pound rating and is ideal for core training routines. Each ball comes with a training DVD, training manual, ball plugs and a hand pump to inflate the ball.

Train like 19th-century strongman

- February 11th, 2010

kettlebellSo I got a 25-pound kettlebell in the mail the other day.

Heaviest package – pound-for-pound – I’ve ever received.

I’m not sure how much postage was required for the hefty parcel, but it had the Sun’s receptionist a tad concerned and plenty curious.

“It’s not ticking,” I assured her as I clean-and-jerked it off the counter.

“I think it’s a kettlebell. Sorta like a dumbbell.”

The folks at GoFit sent me my very own Iron Core Kettlebell, complete with an exercise booklet and DVD featuring leading kettlebell expert Sarah Lurie.

Cool.

Of course, everyone knows kettlebells – which resemble a bowling ball with a handle – aren’t a new invention. Most North Americans may be unfamiliar with them, but they’ve been in use for more than 100 years – most notably by Russian athletes and 19th-century strongmen such as Canadian Louis Cyr.

Over the past several years, the cast iron weights have enjoyed a revival of sorts in North America, with celebrities like Lance Armstrong and Penelope Cruz jumping on the kettlebell bandwagon.

Even Sylvester Stallone used them for a training sequence in his movie Rocky Balboa.

Kettlebell proponents that I’ve talked to say it’s the ultimate fitness tool, providing total-body movements that combine explosive strength, speed and agility.

They tell me that they use kettlebells to more efficiently and more intensely work their muscular and cardiovascular systems.kettlebells

I like kettlebells for two reasons: They’re fun and easy.

Fun? Yup, they definitely put the fun in functional training. Kettlebells are a nice change from my bodybuilding-style workouts.

Easy? You betcha. I can go to the basement, grab my shiny new kettlebell and eke out a variety of exercises that will have me sweating in no time.

GoFit advertises its kettlebells as a “fat burning solution,” which they definitely are if used correctly. Kettlebell experts explain that the movements tend to work several large muscle groups at the same time.

That’s opposed to traditional bodybuilding exercises — also known as isolation movements — that often target only one muscle group at a time and therefore don’t offer any real cardio benefits.

Indeed, the strongmen of yesteryear weren’t dumbbells.

For more info, visit GoFit.net.