Get out and explore Michigan’s fitness-friendly destinations

There is nothing quite like being active in the great outdoors to rejuvenate your mind and body. But sometimes a simple run around the block or bike ride through town might not excite you. For those seeking more adventurous outdoor…


Jump for your health!

A fitter body is just a hop, skip and jump away. We already know exercise stimulates bone formation (and even talked about it recently on our blog), but two recent studies have led scientists to conclude that jumping is the…


Why guys should try yoga

What’s the common denominator in nearly every yoga class? Gender. More than 80 percent of yoga-goers are women. We hate that stat and decided to come up with the top three reasons it’s time for men to roll out their mats…




Best exercises to strengthen your bones

You know working out strengthens your muscles, but did you also know that certain exercises can strengthen your bones? The key: The activity has to have a high impact. Subjecting your bones to stress through high-impact workouts prompts bones to…


When you’re at the gym, do you ever ask yourself if you’re doing it right?

When I began my workout regimen in February, I was consistent, I was sweaty and I was pumped to see my results. After 30 days of exercise with few noticeable changes, I consulted a friend who happens to be a…


A tried-and-true workout plan to help you run faster

Running season is among us, which means many people are thinking about setting new goals for themselves. One fun goal is to try to beat your PR (personal record). And one way to do that is to increase your pace…



Row, row, row yourself healthy

Hear “cardio machine” and you probably think treadmill, elliptical or bike, but the rowing machine is well worth a visit. Rowing blasts nearly 300 calories in 30 minutes, plus it works your entire body by strengthening your core, engaging your…


How to transition from the treadmill to running outside

It’s been a long winter, so you’re probably ready to take your runs outside at the first sight of spring. But regardless of how tempting the warmer weather may be, it’s important for athletes of all levels to not become…


Running shoes guide: Spring 2014

Every year, there seems to be an overarching theme in the sneaker market. And if 2013 was all about cushioning, 2014 will be dubbed the year of versatility – whether that means a lightweight shoe good for both trails and…





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