Today I ran on a cloud.
Or so it felt. Actually, I ran for the first time on the new AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill at the Hendricks Regional Health YMCA. Provided through Hendricks Regional Health physical therapy, this special treadmill offers a revolutionary approach to helping patients regain their active lifestyle after surgery or injury. It also helps athletes continue conditioning while rehabbing.
Recently I had the opportunity to trial a brand-new fitness class offered at Hendricks Regional Health called “Ballistic.” Participants spend much of this 60-minute class on an exercise ball, doing a variety of different strengthening exercises. Ballistic really appealed to me because I would like to improve my core strength, as well as my balance and posture. But I had never taken a ball class, so I wasn’t sure what to expect.
Do you have an exercise buff or budding fitness enthusiast on your holiday list? Here are some gift ideas to help your loved one stay on track throughout the year. Specific products listed are either ones I have used and loved, or came highly recommended from a friend. Other ideas are more general, and you can add your personal twist!
Looking for a workout buddy? If you have a smartphone or iPod, look no further your workout buddy is right there. It is easy to fall into the mindset of thinking you need fancy workout clothes, gym membership, and trainer to start exercising but you don't. You need a good pair of tennis shoes, your smartphone or iPod, and the motivation to get out there. Here are my tips for getting up and moving ...
There tends to be a negative perception about doing something for the first time. Maybe it's just the thought of being labeled as 'green', 'freshie', or 'newbie' that sets us on edge? Anyway, this year held several firsts for my fitness regime and one of them was my first triathlon ... Just registering made me think I had lost my marbles. What would possess a person to swim 600 yards, bike 10 miles and then run 3 more miles!?!?