Green Fitness

You don't need to get a gym membership in order to stay fit. Electrically powered exercise machines in your home and fitness centers require large amounts of energy to operate and are not eco-friendly. So what are some better options? If you want to get in shape, the eco-way, get outside and experience nature while you workout. ...more

 I walk my dog at least 45 minutes every (almost!!) day. My great find: a NordicTrac. I found ...more

The Redskins Accurately Predict the Winner of the Presidential Election - Again

If you really wanted to know who was going to win the Presidential Election before Tuesday you could have just stayed up really late the night before watching the Washington Redskins and the Pittsburgh Steelers play on Monday Night Football. Sound ridiculous? Of course it does. But guess what? ...more

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2-4-6-8: Cardio You Can Appreciate!

Everyone knows that cardio is an important part of a balanced fitness routine. It’s recommended that we get thirty minutes of cardiovascular (aerobic) activity at least three days out of the week, at a minimum. But just because you’re logging the time, does that mean you’re getting the benefits? How difficult should it be? How much of an effort is required to ensure you’re burning tons of calories, getting the heart health benefits, and continually challenging your body so it constantly improves? ...more

You Can Do It! Yes, You Can! Your Adventure Starts Here

In these first few hours following the most amazing presidential election in my lifetime (in the history of this country!) I am stuck on the thought that no matter what you want out of life, it is do-able. Dreams do become reality. So today, while the hum of possibility still electrifies the air, think about what inspires you. Think about the adventurous path you want to follow. Grab a piece of paper and write down what you want to accomplish in life. Tack it to your refrigerator, look at it everyday and say to yourself, "I can do it, yes I can!" ...more

Canadian Champion Joannie Rochette Wins Skate Canada

Skate Canada, the second in the Grand Prix figure skating series, took place in Ottawa this week and ended today.  With only a small batch of competitors in each division, it was easy to focus in on the ladies: three Canadians, three Americans, two Japanese and four European skaters.  Beginning with the short program on Friday, long time Canadian champion, Joannie Rochette triumphed, skating to "Summertime" and receiving a standing ovation, coming out 7 points ahead of Fumie Suguri, former world medalist, and Caroline Zhang, rising American star and former world Junior champion.&n ...more

I've been far too busy lately to keep up with skating even if it were shown on TV so thank you ...more

Girls on the Run: New York Marathon

This Sunday, over 100,000 runners will race 26.2 miles across five towering bridges through New York’s five unique boroughs in the 39th ING New York City Marathon. The mega-marathon that began with 55 finishers in Central Park in 1970 and moved to the five boroughs in 1976—starts at 9:10 a.m. ...more

Consumer brands flip for U.S. gymnasts

Ever wonder how you can make a living as a gymnast? Just ask Nastia Liukin and Shawn Johnson. With the Olympics still fresh on many minds, a number of brands are trying to leverage the appeal of the two medal winning gymnasts. Both Liukin and Johnson were heralded for their skills in the Beijing Olympics, turning in elegant performances that showcased their athletic physiques. Now both gymnasts, who each won Olympic medals, are the latest darlings of sports marketing.  ...more

Skate America Kicks Off Figure Skating Season, Looking Toward Olympics

Figure Skating fans can prepare for a wild ride between now and the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada.  With fifteen months to go, the 2008-2009 figure skating season began this past week with Skate America in Washington, and not only were most of the major American contenders at the event, but so were some of the best in the world.  Blowing away the rest of the pack of the ladies, Kim Yu-Na of South Korea, record holder for highest points ever in short and long programs, won han ...more

Do You BOSU?

I bought a piece of fitness equipment that makes me look incredibly silly and uncoordinated. Even better, I did it on purpose. How could I resist, when this blue half-dome has the potential to be used in so many different ways? Not only that, it provides an additional challenge to regular exercises by forcing you to use your core for stabilization. I am, of course, referring to the BOSU. ...more

I can see certain smaller things disappearing, but BOSUs? I'd think those would be pretty ...more

When Your're First But Not The Winner

Imagine waking up every morning at 4:30a shivering a little in the cold, ignoring the internal voice that whispers, I’m still tired. I’m sore.  It’s cold.  I can do this later.  Imagine dressing in the dark so as not to disturb the sleeping form that lies warm and cozy in the spot next to the indentation you have left. ...more