Getting the right treadmill for your body and budget!


Running and Jogging are the Key to Lasting Mental Health

Are you sick of the pandemic yet?  Is it making you feel totally down in the dumps?

Mental health has been making headlines more and more the past couple of years – and now more than ever, thanks to the ongoing pandemic.

According to one study, “COVID-19 has tripled the rate of depression in US adults.” (1) Before the pandemic, only 8.5% of adults reported symptoms of depression. Now, that number has increased to 27.8%.

This increase is huge – and it means that a huge number of people are facing mental health problems like depression and anxiety. The authors of the study noted that this time, with COVID-19, the “rise is much higher than after previous major traumatic events” like the 9/11 terrorist attack and the Ebola outbreaks. (1)

As we continue dealing with the ongoing effects of the pandemic, mental health continues to decline. Now, more than ever, depression and anxiety are health concerns that can dominate our lives. Continue reading


Don’t Miss Out on Your Annual Turkey Trot or Christmas Canter

Thanksgiving is the most popular day for a race in America. Each year, over a million people sign up for Thanksgiving Day races across the country. In 2018, “more than 1.17 million runners registered to run, jog, trot or walk” in Turkey Trots all over the nation (1).

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Perhaps you were one of them?

It’s no surprise either – thanksgiving is a great day to run. The colors of the leaves are changing, the fall temperature is nice and cool, and with everyone out of school and off from work, it’s a great family activity as well. Not to mention, the more you run in the morning, the more turkey you can eat in the afternoon!

But this year, with large gatherings cancelled because of the pandemic, races are changing. Instead of the traditional race with hundreds of runners and volunteers cheering you on, races are going virtual.

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Is the AirRunner Worth the Price Tag?

Assault Fitness AirRunner

Based out of Southern California, Assault Fitness is a brand usually heard of in the CrossFit community. Assault Fitness is a division of a larger fitness equipment company that you may have heard of, LifeCORE Fitness.  In recent years, Assault Fitness has started to make their way into becoming a more common household name.

Most of their popularity is from rage over their Assault AirRunner machine from members in the CrossFit community who have at-home gyms for their training. The Assault AirRunner is a curved treadmill designed for really intense workouts. On their website, Assault Fitness mentions that the AirRunner is designed for HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts.

One of the most interesting things about the AirRunner is that it’s completely motor-less. Yes… you read that right. The Assault AirRunner runs completely off the power of your own two feet, it’s self-propelled. Talk about a kick-butt workout.

Here’s another thing about the Assault Fitness AirRunner that you should know right off the bat: it has a price tag of $3,699. Continue reading


Should Pilates Be Part Of Your Routine?

There’s a lot more to Pilates than yoga pants, crazy machines and trendy studios.  In fact, if you’re a runner, you could be reaping some pretty great benefits by giving Pilates a try!

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What You Need To Know To Stay Safe

We often share tips for running performance and health.  Things like water intake, breathing, speed, time and distance…the list goes on and on. But here’s an even more important topic we don’t often discuss…women’s safety while running. 

It’s a sad truth, but all of us – especially women — are vulnerable when we go out for a run.

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Could You Run Up a Treadmill Everytime You Wanted to Go Upstairs?

If you’ve never heard of Colin Furze, you probably aren’t alone. Colin, a YouTube inventor, has designed and created some pretty amazing things in the past, from the longest motorbike to the fastest mobility scooter.

So what happened when Colin set his mind to the task of upping at-home fitness?

We get the Staircase Treadmill of course!

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Can You Keep Up With A Speed Racer Mo Farah…Even for a Short Time?

Mo Farah is a running phenom you won’t soon forget.

He can run a 5K in 13 minutes! Plus, Mo has dozens of first place finishes in World Championships, European Championships and Olympic gold medals. Mo Farah is certainly the one to beat. 

Obviously he’s astounding, but his blistering race pace is easy cruising for the British marathoner and Olympian.  Check out this video to see him in action. Then, check out the “Mo Farah Challenge” down below.

Making It Look Easy With 100+ Miles a Week

While Mo might make it look like a breeze when he sails across the finish line, this level of athletic power is a labor of love. It takes intense dedication and devotion to your craft to fine tune your body to this level of performance. Mo’s weekly workout schedule is a testament to that. He takes no days off and does two workouts every day except Sunday.  It’s no joke.

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Why You Need to “Shock” Your Body to Make a Change

When most of us think of losing weight and getting healthy, we think of running. This isn’t without good reason. But the long term effects of running alone may not get you everything you’re looking for.

This is especially true if you are trying to lose weight. Your body will adapt to your running regimen and you will reach a plateau in your weight loss journey. That doesn’t mean you should stop putting in the miles. It just means that it’s time to give your body a shock and get it working again.

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A Side-by-Side Comparison of the NordicTrack x22i Incline Trainer and Commercial 2950

The NordicTrack x22i Incline Trainer and NordicTrack Commercial 2950 Treadmill are both fantastic machines that can help you reach your fitness goals. But which one is right for you?

Features Face-off

Size and Folding Capability

Both of these machines will take up about the same amount of space in your home when in use. The footprint of the two machines is nearly identical in width, but the Commercial 2950 is 79” in length compared to 70.2” with the x22i Incline Trainer.

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Top Tips for Fitness Success

Have you recently pledged to recommit yourself to fitness and nutrition? Maybe you vowed to eat healthier, work out and just get your life together in general!

Many of us start out full of excitement, motivation and enthusiasm, buying gym memberships or joining supplement companies and meal prep programs. We envision a whole new future, accomplishing all of our dreams and being our best versions of ourselves while doing it.

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