Posts Tagged ‘Keeping Fit

Infographic: Workout myths and misconceptions

- June 10th, 2014

I just have to share this informative infographic from the good folks at Chuze Fitness

Workout Myths & Misconceptions - an Infographic

Click HERE for a link to the original infographic.

Enjoy a free workout today

- June 7th, 2014


Today is National Health and Fitness Day!

Participating health and fitness clubs across Canada (including World Health in Edmonton) are inviting anyone and everyone to drop in for a free workout.

Here are the details …

Click HERE for a full list of participating health and fitness facilities.

Surprise, surprise — Cybex study touts machines

- May 8th, 2014

Workout enthusiasts benefit more from strength machines than from “trendier fitness fare,” according to a recent study.

Of course, what else would you expect from a study (online survey of 1,247 American adults) that was conducted on behalf of a major U.S.-based manufacturer of strength machines?

“Cybex, a leading manufacturer of premium exercise equipment, recently conducted a study that found while gyms have been pushing equipment out the door for trendier fitness concepts, what lies at the core of sustainable fitness programs are actually the basics, such as single strength machines (SSM),” reads the media pitch that recently wound up in my email inbox.”SSM users work out more consistently and more ambitiously than other exercisers, as you will see below, along with some other interesting findings.”

Agree or disagree with the study’s findings?

I’m a firm believer that the absolute BEST exercise is whatever you enjoy and do consistently.

Anyway, the Cybex study’s accompanying infographic looks kinda cool. Here it is:


(Click to enlarge.)

Fitness Photo of the Week

- May 1st, 2014

I’ve got mixed feelings on the following photo.

As a fitness columnist, I commend this financially-strapped mom for making her workout happen — and not making excuses.

But as a father of three, I’m left wondering why she didn’t find a physical activity that more directly involved her little guy. Here’s hoping she didn’t make him sit through more than a few sets.

baby workout

Simone Franco, 35, lifts weights next to her 11-month-old son Aquiles Franco, right, at a gym under the Alcantara Machado viaduct in the Mooca neighborhood of Sao Paulo. Alcantara Machado gym was founded in 2009 by Brazilian former professional boxer Nilson Garrido under the Alcantara Machado viaduct, with the aim of getting young people out of drugs and crime through sports. Currently the gym, which received all its equipment through donations, is visited daily by more than a hundred people, most of whom are unemployed or have financial troubles, who practice bodybuilding and other sports just for pleasure. (REUTERS/Nacho Doce)

Experts predict fitness trends for 2014

- December 17th, 2013

The annual predictions are in from a respected panel of fitness experts (drum roll, please) …