Tag Archives: cardio

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…

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10K Steps Challenge participant walks over 150 miles since January

Participating in the 10K Steps Challenge leading up to the Fifth Third Bank River run is a structured way for beginners and experienced participants alike to stick to a training schedule and stay motivated. Once participants sign up for the…

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Local Grand Rapids photographer catches running bug and becomes a Warrior

The Fifth Third River Bank Run, America’s largest 25K road race, takes place in downtown Grand Rapids this May 10, 2014. The race incorporates the West Michigan racing community and beyond from all fitness levels, beginner through advanced. The Fifth…

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Lakeshore Bike Shop in Marquette

As the popularity of snow biking surges in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, Lakeshore Bike Shop in downtown Marquette aims to capitalize on the attention, and strengthen its role as a player in the winter sport. Snow biking involves…

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Which #GoRedForWomen events across Michigan are you participating in?

As we move into February, the color red, hearts, Valentine’s Day, and love surround us. You can’t go anywhere the entire month without being reminded of love and hearts. Perhaps it’s fitting that February is also American Heart Month, and…

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BCN employee creates her own ‘runner’s high’

The idea behind a ‘runner’s high’ never made much sense to me. Personally, I’m not a runner, and I hate that form of exercise. What I have come to appreciate, however, is the benefit behind running, being a part of…

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A student’s guide to fitness options at five of Michigan’s biggest colleges

It’s that time of year again: The summer is slowly winding down and the fall semester of college is beginning to inch closer and closer. Whether this fall will be your first semester at college or you’re a returning student,…

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Spring workout fever: Tabata training

With the looming winter weather and seemingly continuous snow until the end of March, the feeling of winter burnout has hit full force. Winter burnout often coincides with another type of burnout this time of year as well—workout burnout. How…

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Failing a Fitness Test and Counting Calories

There really isn’t a nice way to tell someone they’re obese. At least that was the technical term shared with me after I completed my fitness test. Although grades weren’t handed out after taking my initial health and fitness assessment, it was clear that…

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