While at-home fitness has been shaping our lives for decades — from Jane Fonda’s exercise videos and the to P90X and — it’s truly taken on a new life since the COVID-19 pandemic closed gyms across the country.
Everyone has been trying their damnedest to find ways to exercise effectively within their own four walls. If you have unlimited funds, go ahead and get a Peloton already. But for those who don’t want to go broke from getting in shape, we’ve found a a great alternative on sale: a YFM Yoga, Fitness, Mindfulness subscription. Read more…
Apple has just announced Fitness+, a kind of Netflix for exercise videos that also monitors your personal metricsPeloton is probably sweating, and not in a good way.
Revealed at today’s Apple event, Fitness+ lets you watch workouts on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV while your Apple Watch records your heart rate and calories burned. These metrics will be displayed up on your screen in real time, though you can turn them off if you want to enjoy your workout without fretting about analytics. Fitness+ will also display Apple’s familiar Activity rings, complete with fireworks animation when you close one. Read more…
Whether you’re looking to add a piece of equipment to your home gym or are in search of a single machine that will provide a full-body workout without taking up too much space, a rowing machine is a solid choice.
Rowing has long been favoured by people looking for a full-body workout that’s cardio-heavy yet low impact. This means that you’re not putting large amounts of stress on your joints, giving you less of a chance of sustaining an injury. This makes rowing a safe and effective workout for people of all ages, sizes, and abilities.
Working out and staying fit is difficult at the best of times, even with constant access to the gym and other health and fitness facilities. Nowadays, we’re all having to get a lot more creative when it comes to exercise, so things are even tougher.
There are obviously a few tried and tested methods of keeping fit that don’t involve loads of equipment, like walking or running, but this sort of activity can become a little boring if it’s all you’re doing. Even the most dedicated of athletes need to switch things up from time to time.
An effective workout schedule relies on variety, and fortunately there are plenty of products that can provide this. You can now purchase pretty much everything you find in your local gym, with everything from dumbbells to treadmills up for grabs online. There really aren’t any excuses anymore, unfortunately or fortunately, depending on your outlook. Read more…
Cabinet officials perform exercises led by Walter Camp.
Image: Library of Congress
Walter Camp is known today as the “Father of American Football” for his contributions to the rules of the game, including the development of the line of scrimmage and the system of downs.
He was also an outspoken advocate of exercise and physical fitness
With the entry of the United States into World War I in 1917, Camp was appointed director of the U.S. Navy Training Camps’ Physical Development Program.
Disappointed by the sorry shape of most recruits, Camp devised a simple eight-minute exercise routine he called the “Daily Dozen,” a sequence of calisthenic motions including “hands, grind, crawl, wave, hips, grate, curl, weave, head, grasp, crouch and wing.” Read more…
Yoga rooms are becoming the norm at airports and one even has a therapy pig to try to make air travel less stressful. So it makes sense that now an airport will feature a full gym (with showers) to help you take the edge off, or at least, keep up with your fitness goals.
Roam Fitness is opening by the end of January at Baltimore-Washington International Airport behind airport security so you can work out before your flight or when your plane is hours delayed. It will feature cardio equipment, stretching space, a TRX cable system and a full locker room with showers, towel service and skin products. Read more…
Peloton has seen great success with its exercise bikes for home use. Today, the company is doubling its product range (to two), with a bike aimed at commercial users. It’s more rugged to stand up to the “don’t be gentle, it’s a rental” hotel and gym crowd, and comes with software that’s more suitable for gym use. Read More