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Tips for Treadmill Shopping & Fitness So You Can Meet Your Goals



Plus Tips to Pick the Right Type of Shoe 

Running for exercise requires very little equipment.  A reliable treadmill, a pair of good running shoes, and a healthy dose of motivation will keep you going mile after mile! 

Shoes may seem like a simple thing, but they are still very important.  The wrong pair of running sneakers – or ones that are worn out – can cause a wide range of problems and injuries.

Your running shoes do a lot more than cushion your feet from a rough trail or your treadmill’s surface.  They provide the entire foundation and support system to keep your body moving in perfect rhythm.

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A Guide To What’s Right For You 

We talk about iFit all the time. The amazing interactive training, the group classes and the routes around the globe that are available at your fingertips. All of the options are amazing and keep things new and fresh…

But too many options can become a sea of indecision.

We’ve all been there.

Standing in the grocery store, shopping for shampoo or olive oil, thinking we know exactly what we came for…and yet. There are fifty different kinds and all of them claim to be the best for different things, or for everything. The choice becomes impossible and we either grab something to be done with it or we walk away feeling overwhelmed.

When you first buy a new machine there is so much excitement to hop on and get in your best shape. It’s like Christmas! Open your new machine, set it up…and then you have to decide what to do first.

We want to help make your entrance into the world of iFit a little easier. Instead of wading through the mountains of videos, we’ll help point you in the right direction no matter what your skill level.

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What’s New from NordicTrack

NordicTrack T9.5S – Read our full review here.

Even the most tried-and-true brands in home fitness upgrade things from time to time. And when they do, we’ll be there to introduce the newest stars of the show! 

During this last year, NordicTrack took their turn of bringing up a new model.  So, let’s take a quick look at the new T-Series and see what it has to offer.

Essentially, the T-Series is replacing the older C-Series models we’ve come to know and love.  Both sets have a lot of similarities.  And while you’ll still be able to purchase the C-Series for the time being, we are seeing a definite shift from NordicTrack towards the T-Series.

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There’s No Reason Kids Should Hold You Back From Running

Cynthia Arnold running a marathon with her three children in a stroller.

For most of us, running is a lifestyle… not just an occasional hobby.

So, when your life takes a sudden drastic turn – say, by having kids – there’s no reason your running lifestyle can’t continue. 

Sure, kids take up a lot of time and energy. But that doesn’t mean you have to curb your love of running. If you need a little extra inspiration to start running with your kids in tow, just take a look at famed stroller-runner Cynthia Arnold.

As a new mother, Cynthia may just be the motivation you need to train for your next run… stroller running and all!

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Survey Says Men Often Go to Gym in Unwashed Clothing…

It’s been a long day at work.  Your boss was a pain and the office intern messed up your lunch order.  You are exhausted.

All you want to do is punch through a satisfying workout at the gym and head home for some well-deserved relaxation!

So, you grab your gym bag out of the trunk and head into the locker room to get ready to get your sweat on.

As you dress, you might give your clothes a quick sniff.  Hmm… they seem passable, so you slip them on and head out into the main gym. You just put on dirty gym clothes and unfortunately, you’re not alone.

Now, here’s the big question… 

How many days has it been since you last washed your workout clothes? 

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The New “It” Machine Isn’t Actually New

In the ever-changing world of personal fitness it can seem like you are constantly being bombarded with newer, better, faster-working exercise routines and equipment.

But what if newer didn’t necessarily mean better? What if you didn’t need to be buying a fancy new machine with cables and crazy moving parts? What if your tried-and-true treadmill was suddenly the coolest kid on the block again?

No, this is not a dream. Your treadmill is having its comeback moment and it works to your advantage.

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The World’s First Energy Producing Treadmill

We know a good work out is healthy for your mind and body.  But what if it could also be good for the planet?

This is the idea behind the new Verde treadmill.

It’s part of the Eco-Powr line of fitness equipment from SportsArt – a company which calls itself “The Green Fitness Company.”

SportsArt is setting itself apart in the ever-growing world of fitness equipment by giving you the option of a treadmill that doesn’t use power when you work out… it generates it.

They believe your workout could do more than just power your muscles, it can also generate electricity to help power the world.

Now, how cool is that?

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Surprising Research Results Reveal the Dangers of Exercise When Angry

Have you ever felt like you needed to “blow off some steam” at the gym?

Your day was frustrating, your boss was on your back, and the parking ticket on your car just threw you into a blind rage.

So you headed to the gym, full of anger, and decided to pump some iron, beat on a punching bag, or run on the treadmill until you drop.

Yup… we’ve all been there.

It’s common for people to use exercise as a way to cope with anger.  But a recent study shows this might not be the best idea.

It can actually put your health at great risk.  How?  Well, let’s dive into the research…

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Should You Start Training For A 5K Today?

These days, it seems everyone is training for either a half marathon or full marathon. We see 13.1 and 26.2 stickers gracing the bumpers of cars on the highway. And social media is full of triumphant photos of your friends crossing finish lines – hands in the air and smiling exhaustion painted on their faces.

It seems like the thing to do.  But maybe there’s a better race out there?

Now, don’t get us wrong here. The half marathon and marathon are great races to try.  It is extremely rewarding to achieve such a big goal.

But you don’t need to be working towards these particular distances just to earn membership to the cool kids running club.  In fact, the 5K – just 3.1 miles – has a lot of really great perks.

So, open your mind.  And let’s look at some of the reasons why your next race should be that little gem… a 5K.

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Running Apps to Take Your Treadmill Workouts to the Next Level

There is absolutely no reason why your treadmill workout should be boring. 

In fact, manufacturers are working hard (and spending lots of money) to design innovative programs to keep you motivated and performing at your very best. We’ve actually seen this first hand on our visits to some of the top equipment company headquarters.

Many of the treadmills we’re seeing from top manufacturers like NordicTrack, Sole, Horizon, and ProForm have interactive technology built right into the consoles.  Programs like Bowflex’s RunSocial even allow you to run virtually with a friend half way around the world!

Now, just in case all of these programs aren’t quite enough… we’ve compiled this list of apps that will help take your treadmill workouts to the next level.  Download these programs onto your smart device and you’ll be drenched in sweat in no time flat!

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