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Jan 27

Kalamazoo ranks as the 15th best city in the U.S. for fitness trainers, here’s why – WWMT-TV

Kalamazoo ranks as the 15th best city in the U.S. for fitness trainers, here's why  WWMT-TV

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Jan 27

Eat.Move.Connect. Tip: Debunking 4 common fitness myths – Crow River Media

Weight-loss tips, fad diets and more these days theyre everywhere you look. And most of it is false information. In fact, the average American wrongly assumes a daily workout must be 95 minutes or more to be impactful, according to a new study conducted by Planet Fitness.

Americans express growing frustration with fad fitness, social media fitspiration and the many myths believed to be true about health and wellness. Here are some commonly held misconceptions about fitness and the real truth behind them:

Myth: You have to put in a lot of time

On average, Americans believe they need to work out for 95 minutes for it to be beneficial. And those who dont currently belong to a gym think a single, solid workout requires two full hours of exercise to be effective.

However, recent guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services note that just 10 minutes of exercise will help raise your heart rate and maintain fitness levels.

Myth: Working out is a five-day work week

Nearly half of Americans believe you need to work out more than five times a week in order for it to be effective and thats just not true. Every single episode of physical activity can provide temporary improvements in cognitive function and levels of anxiety.

You dont have to work out seven days a week, two hours a day to get healthy, says Chris Rondeau, chief executive officer of Planet Fitness. The truth is that fitness can be fun, affordable, non-intimidating and not all-consuming. The key is to just get started and know that every minute truly matters, and over time, can have a significant positive impact.

Myth: Fitness needs to be a competition

Studies show that head-to-head challenges are demotivating to the majority of Americans who dont currently belong to a gym. In fact, 68 percent find leaderboards specifically demotivating.

When it comes to individual health, all activity counts, not just your position on a scoreboard. Find physical activity that is motivating and fun for you.

Myth: Social media helps spread the message

Quite the opposite. Common fitspo phrases such as no pain, no gain or nothing tastes as good as skinny feels are ineffective, according to most Americans. On the flip side, 65 percent say that inspirational messaging such as investing in yourself and a year from now, youll be glad you started today is motivating.

People can work out on their own terms and live healthy, happy lives, versus perpetuating certain myths that you should be living to work out, says Rondeau. Its this mentality that has kept the majority of Americans from believing that they, too, can take that first step toward better health.

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Jan 27

At LA Fitness in Northeast Philly, police recruiting seems a heavy lift – The Philadelphia Inquirer

I approached them about four months ago because I wanted to know how the Police Department works, and the salary, but I never filled out the application, said Paul Benny, 22, who graduated from Temple last month with a finance degree and now earns $64,000 as a financial analyst at Wells Fargo.

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Jan 27

All In One Fitness Class gives a taste of everything Bradfield offers – Your News Now

Are you hesitant about joining a fitness class because you aren't sure what it's like? Bradfield Community Center gives you a little taste of everything with their all in one fitness fun class.

Saturday they offered the class that gives people a trial of each of their classes offered: line dancing, extreme hip-hop, Zumba, pound, drum fun, yoga, and mixed fit. This is something Bradfield does the last Saturday of every month to try and get everyone interested in something. It's a good place to start for beginners and this class, as well as all of their fitness classes offered, are fee.

"We're trying to keep the community moving," Tesha Banks said, program coordinator at Bradfield. "And so, if we're moving and doing something and you're having fun while doing that, then you don't even realize that you're working out. And you're getting a very good burn as well as having fun."

To see when your favorite class is scheduled next, checkout Bradfield's website, Facebook or Instagram page.

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Jan 27

Rio and Kate Ferdinand use Instagram for fitness suggestions – The Mountaineer

Rio and Kate Ferdinand study "fitness Instagram" accounts in bed.

The former footballer and his wife - who wed in September - like to find new ways to stay in shape so when they get some time together, they turn to social media for suggestions and ideas.

Kate said: "Me and Rio sit in bed and look at people's fitness Instagram accounts.

"We'll be like, 'Ooh we like that, let's try that.'"

Kate loves the fact she and her husband can also enjoy their mutual passion for fitness in their own gym.

She said: "It used to be, 'I'm going on holiday so I need to train every day' but it's a lifestyle now.

"I train to look good, feel good, and be happy.

"I love working out and it's something that me and Rio have in common.

"We're really lucky as we get to work out at home."

The former 'Only Way is Essex' star's own Instagram account has been a source of fitness inspiration for many people and, because she wants to be a "good role model", she wants to be "honest" with people about how she looks after herself so promised to be frank in her new book 'Fitter, Happier, Healthier'.

She told heat magazine: "I do want to be a good role model, which is why I speak about myself a lot in the book

"I don't want people to have an unrealistic view of how I work out and what I eat.

"It was important to be honest about who I am, so they can feel more comfortable with who they are."

Kate has a lot of "little" goals she wants to achieve over the coming months.

She said: "I have lots of goals, not just necessarily with fitness.

"I have actually written them down on my phone - I want to stay fit, healthy and feeling good.

"I want to be positive and not let negative people control my thinking. I want to go watch [my step-children] play football more.

"They are just little things really."

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Jan 27

Realme is making a fitness tracker to compete with the Xiaomi Mi Band – TechRadar India

The cheap fitness band market is a tough space in 2020, with strong competition from Xiaomi and others, but a new entry is coming soon from Realme.

Chinese phone manufacturer Realme has previously confirmed it's working on a fitness tracker and we now know that it's coming in February this year.

An exact release date for the Realme fitness band is currently unclear, but the company's India CEO Madhav Shethat confirmed that it will be launching sometime in February.

Shethat has previously teased the device on stage by wearing it in front of a crowd, but the company has yet to reveal the specs or price of the device.

We know from this tease that it will be available in a yellow color, but it's currently unclear if other shades will also be available. It also looks to have a silicone band, which may be the only strap option available for the fitness tracker.

A press render shared recently on Weibo - a Chinese social networking site - has given us the best look yet at the Realme fitness tracker, again showing it in yellow, but it sounds like we shouldn't have long to wait until we get an even closer, official look at the device.

Realme may take to Mobile World Congress at the end of February to announce its new fitness tracker. The company also has a variety of other products in the pipeline, including headphones and power banks, so we may hear about them in February too.

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Jan 27

Generation 3 Fitness: Womens health – KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Getting your body back after a pregnancy may be difficult, but there are things you can do to help the process. Jenae Shivers joins us from Generation 3 Fitness to talk about how she got her body back post pregnancy.

For more information visit: generation3fitness.com

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Jan 27

Ask the Expert: What are some fitness routines to help seniors maintain good health? – The Daily Progress

What are some good exercises or fitness routines for seniors to maintain good health?

At any age, movement and exercise are essential, and as we age, this need becomes more dramatic. We need to maintain cardiovascular strength (for endurance to get out and about), muscle power (to get up and down from a chair, lift our grandkids and do projects around the house) and balance (to prevent falls). These add up to having the vitality to do things we want in life with a minimum loss of our independence. But how can we do this?

Good routines for cardiovascular exercise include 30 minutes per day of walking, swimming or social sports like tennis or pickleball. Balance exercises can include tai chi, yoga, and group balance classes. Strength training may be done in a gym with weight machines or at home with light hand weights and functional movements like sitting and standing from a chair, using your own body weight for resistance.

Research shows that substantial health benefits are achieved with 150 to 300 minutes per week of moderate-intensity exercise, or 75 minutes per week of vigorous exercise. The important thing is to get moving and dont stop. Working with a physical therapist or a certified athletic trainer can help you do this safely in a way to meet your goals. Get moving and enjoy.

For more information about outpatient physical therapy and occupational therapy available at UVas Fontaine Research Park, visit uvahealth.com/fontainetherapy515 or uvahealth.com/fontainetherapy545.

Helen Gatling-Austin and Inga Groseclose are physical therapists with the University of Virginia Health System.

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Jan 27

The best workout shoes for every type of exercise, according to fitness trainers – CNET

Trainers share their tried and true picks for the best workout shoes.

Whenever you start a new workout program, one of the first things you should do is decide what shoes to wear. The right type of shoes can be crucial to your workout, even if you just plan to lift weights at a gym or use the stair climber. It's even more important if you want to runor do CrossFit, where you need a shoe that supports your feet and joints.

If you're new to working out, chances are you're a bit lost about which shoes will be the best to support you in your new workout. And you don't want just any pair of shoes, especially if you're going to be investing a lot of time (and potentially money) into your new workout routine.

Shoes can ultimately be a personal preference, but if you're looking for some suggestions, the best people to ask (in my humble opinion) are fitness trainers. Why? Trainers pretty much spend 24/7 in sneakers and likely have tried them all. They know which ones to skip, which ones to invest in, and oftentimes can save you from a headache when you've just bought 4 different pairs of sneakers but hate all of them.

So let these fitness trainers save you some precious time (and hopefully money) by checking out their recommendations for the best shoes for every kind of workout. No matter if you're running, boxing, or dancing and beyond -- this guide has you covered.

"For trails, I prefer Salomon XA Pro 3D GTX. These are Gore-tex to keep your feet dry and have firm soles for added stability on the trails. The toe box is also reinforced to keep you from stubbing your toe. As these shoes are sturdier, they are good for indoor cycling and some indoor exercise classes. With a firm sole, some activities (such as calf raises) might be difficult in these shoes."

--Mollie Millington, runner and certified personal trainer.

"I love the Asics Kayano as they provide additional ankle stability for people with muscle imbalances, which we all have. Once the ankle and knees are supported correctly, the proper shoe can relieve pain in the knees and ankles and help correct over-pronation which is when your foot rolls inward, causing shin splints and can cause knee pain and swelling.

"A good stability shoe will help minimize the rolling inward and help the heel-to-toe transition slowly, correcting your running form over time.

"I personally love how light this model has become over the years. The shoe has transformed into a fashionable and light shoe while helping correct the form of our feet while we run while improving the pressure on our joints while we run with added cushioning. Every client I put in these shoes loves them, as they can be worn while strength training or running."

--Holly Roser, certified personal trainer.

"There are two main things you look for in a CrossFit shoe: durability and versatility. A good CrossFit shoe takes you from squats to rope climbs to burpee box jumps all in one workout. A good pair of CrossFit shoes feels just as comfortable during an 800-meter run as it does during a couplet of deadlifts and push-ups -- and NoBull surpasses standards for all of the above.

"NoBull shoes have a reputation for being heavy-duty yet comfortable, supportive yet flexible. Plus, they're sleek and simple, and you can choose from high-top, mid-rise and regular to find your perfect fit,"

-- Amanda Capritto, CrossFit Coach, certified personal trainer and CNET writer.

"My fave sneaker model is the Asics Gel Nimbus. They were the first pair of shoes I bought when I started training with DanceBody in 2016, and I'm seriously committed to them. I've tried a bunch of different sneaker brands and models, but I always come back to the Gel Nimbus.

"They have amazing shock absorption for high-impact movements, but are light enough that they don't feel like clunky moon shoes; the perfect balance for dance cardio."

--Sam Ostwald, trainer and instructor at DanceBody

"For boxing workouts, these are super-comfortable and feel like you're walking on clouds! I also like that they can be slip-on and not tied with laces. I do a lot of strength training and high-impact moves and have loved these shoes for the past four years. I still wear them whenever I do boxing workouts, drills and high-impact training,"

-- Amanda Alappat, former pro boxer and personal trainer.

The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.

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Jan 27

Runners awarded at the Platte River Fitness Series Banquet – knopnews2

NORTH PLATTE, Neb It was awards night for the Platte River Fitness Series in North Platte.

Dozens of runners and their families attended a banquet at Harbor Lights where they were treated to a pasta dinner and an awards ceremony.

As the awards were announced the participants made their way to the front to claim them.

One of the winners was Jamey Swanson.

After suffering an injury which melted the bottoms of his feet and later developing a disease which will eventually cause his feet to be amputated, Swanson decided to live his life to the fullest.

"The disease, there's no cure for it. It doesn't get better it just progressively gets worse and worse," said Swanson. "I didn't want to live life being supported under some kind of device. I wanted to get out and live my life while everything is still there. I've made peace with the fact that it may get worse. I just want to enjoy life."

As a result of Swanson's new lifestyle, he has signed up for a half iron man in August.

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