Bob Bruton does missionary work in former communist countries, where his main role is building people up and convincing them they can be successful. Ironically, he does the same thing at the gym here at home.
This holiday season, I urge you to take a hike.
This week marks the official start of the holiday season. The problem is, the larger-than-normal portions and yummier-than-normal offerings won't go away after Thursday. They'll continue right on through Jan. 1.
The Grove Avenue Water Stop has taken on a life of its own.
Fitness doesn't have to be complicated. Just pretend you're a kid again.
So you think you're fit, huh? Let's see if you're up for the challenge — the Goruck Challenge.
Practice; don't work out. That's the recommendation of Cabell Jones, owner of Richmond Kettlebell Club.
It's a proven fact that exercise enhances brain power. So make sure you and your children get plenty of it every day.
Have you seen some long straps with handles hanging in your gym? That's the TRX system. And if your gym doesn't have it yet, it's probably coming soon.
Les Mills has taken the plunge. The result is Water in Motion, a nationally choreographed pool aerobics class that sinks the notion of water classes being slow and geriatric.
Bev Todd knows what you should look for in a personal trainer. At 61, she has dedicated her entire career to teaching exercise. For the past 14 years, she has owned a personal training business, B.E. Fit Inc., in western Henrico County.
Intense exercise is not always an option for those struggling with weight problems. Sometimes you have to shed a few pounds before you can even think about pounding the pavement with a long run.
Having a baby is an amazing experience. But the impact on your body — the stretching and weight gain that goes along with pregnancy — can be disastrous.
It's not often you can take a physical activity you enjoy and turn it into a community outreach program.
Denise Austin's new buzz word is energy.
Lisa Cain has bounced around a lot in her career - literally. She was a world-class gymnast who became a Hollywood stuntwoman.
When we think about chair exercises, we tend to think seniors, slow movements and low intensity. That’s not the case with Ageless Grace.
Mary Frances Hobbs had hip-replacement surgery in 1998. She started taking Feldenkrais Method lessons a year later.
With our population aging, many of us will be caring for an elderly relative and will probably feel unprepared, overwhelmed and stressed in making the decision to take on the caregiver role.
Patti Hornstra had tried all kinds of exercises classes and regimens. She did step, she checked out floor aerobics, she tried running. Then she discovered “chickboxing.”
The new Gold's Gym Express in Mechanicsville, the only Gold's of its kind in the country, is designed to feel more like an outdoor park by the beach than a gym in a strip shopping center.
While this winter's snow and cold kept many of you inside for your workouts, springtime calls for a change of venue. There are plenty of reasons to get outside for exercise. Probably the most obvious is motivation. Who can resist the lure of blooming flowers and gentle breezes (as long as your allergies can tolerate the pollen)? Even if it's a nasty, rainy day, there's something exhilarating about spending time outdoors.
Ever since Brooke Page was a teenager, she had been in a constant struggle to control her weight. Not anymore. Page has found a balance, thanks to a strict exercise regimen and a take-charge attitude, that allows her to control her weight without fail. Her story was featured on "The Dr. Oz Show" recently, as she was chosen as one of his Healthy Housewives to track during a 90-day challenge, a period in which she lost more than 20 pounds.
Dee Buchanan has a work ethic that won't stop. Now that she's retired, it applies to her exercise regimen. Last month, Curves of Goochland honored Buchanan for logging her 1,000th workout. "She's our only member who's reached 1,000," said Tricia Dalton, owner of the local circuit-training center for women. Buchanan has been a member since July 2007.
With this winter's piles of snow behind us (we hope), it's time to get outside for a walk. Springtime provides the perfect temperatures for long walks. But if you need more than a thermometer for motivation, consider walking somewhere other than your own neighborhood.
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