Stability ball exercises are awesome for your home fitness routine. In many ways the stability ball challenges your whole body in addition to your core. It takes upper and lower body strength to maintain balance and proper form when doing a given exercise. This is what makes it so unique to other forms of core training. Here are 3 stability ball exercises to add to your home fitness routine that will blast your core and trim fat from your waist. [Read more…]
Here’s the situation: Friday afternoon around 4:30. I’m packing up to head home and my direct line rings – a potential customer with a lot of questions. It is not unusual for me to speak to customers, and my direct number is not secret (extension 201), but it’s not often that our customer service people are bypassed. It turns out that a friend of hers purchased a Needak Rebounder from us last year and passed my number along after she spoke to me. Of course, I welcome the opportunity to answer questions and referrals are always appreciated. This customer asked several tough questions about the rebounders we carry, said something to the effect of: “My husband thinks I should get the Reboundair. I just spoke with them, and I’m leaning their way. Sell me on the Needak.” I thought that the highpoints of this 30 minute conversation may be useful to our blog readers and to anyone considering a high-quality rebounder. [Read more…]
When you are considering a new piece of workout equipment, do you first consider how well you will be able to hang clothes on it? Elliptical machine… excellent. Rowing machine…. not so much. Rebounder… not a chance. Well, the answer is “of course not!” We all start a new fitness routine or purchase a new piece of fitness equipment with all the best intentions of hitting it hard several times a week, but how often do you see a $500 exercise bike covered with this week’s laundry? Probably too often. The problem becomes one of [Read more…]
I had always suspected this.. Here’s my routine:
(1) Shortly after getting up, Drink a couple large glasses of purified water
(2) 10 Minutes Stretching
(3) 20 Minutes Cardio Exercise
(4) Every-other-day: 15-20 Minutes Strength Training
(5) Healthy breakfast including juice (I drink cranberry because OJ is hard on my stomach).
If you’re really interested in the science behind this, click here for the study. But I’ll tell you right now that the article below is a lot more interesting.
Phys Ed: The Benefits of Exercising Before Breakfast
The holiday season brings many joys and, unfortunately, many countervailing dietary pitfalls. Even the fittest and most disciplined of us can succumb, indulging in more fat and calories than at any other time of the year. The health consequences, if the behavior is unchecked, can be swift and worrying. A recent study by scientists in Australia found that [Read more…]
Over on Better Health Innovations, we just made shopping for the perfect piece of fitness equipment more convenient than anywhere else on the internet. In fact, I would say that it is easier to shop for an exercise bike, rowing machine, or other exercise gear/equipment at BHI than it is at a physical retail store. I would like you to see for yourself by clicking here: fitness equipment
With a selection that can’t be beat, we have added an easy to navigate “store within a store” with quick links to the various types of equipment. In the sub-categories we have added “budget friendly”, “Customer Pick”, and “Staff Recommended” models as a place to start for every major (and some minor) type of equipment. This is in addition to [Read more…]