Getting the right treadmill for your body and budget!

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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New and Improved for the New Year

As we enter the holiday season we are surrounded by flashy and fancy new things to buy at every turn. The world of fitness equipment is no different. This season, you may notice treadmill companies are rolling out new and updated models left and right.

Horizon Elite T5 – Read full review here.

Shopping for home exercise equipment can be a daunting task, but we’ve got you covered. Keep reading for the inside scoop on some of the machines that we have our eye on, and catch up some of the trends that we are watching.

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Get The Best Workout on Your Treadmill 

Horizon Elite T5

Horizon Elite T5 – Read our full review here.

With the change of the seasons comes the change of the workout routine. If you are an outdoor runner, this may mean having to rethink how and where you are going to log your miles.

But never fear! When the weather outside is frightful, look no further than your treadmill to keep your fitness levels up and meet your goals throughout the winter months.

We’ve put together a list of tips to keep you from getting cabin fever during your indoor sessions. Plus, try out the workouts below for a change of pace or a new, fun challenge to ensure you are getting the most out of your indoor workouts.

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A Look at Virtual Reality Workouts

 These days, technology is woven into almost every aspect of our lives.  Yes, it’s everywhere!

  • We use it to communicate with co-workers and loved ones – the text or chat box is often more convenient than walking down the hallway to talk in person!
  • We use Netflix or Hulu to binge watch our favorite TV shows – remember the days of antennae and video recording!?
  • Even our cell phones now use facial recognition technology and augmented reality to enhance our experience and provide security.

It’s nuts!

Pretty soon, we’ll all have self-driving cars, in-home computer assistants, and be escaping to the virtual world just like the characters in the sci-fi book Ready Player One!

So as we embrace technology more and more, it only makes sense that we use it to improve our exercise and fitness as well.

Many treadmill brands already offer programming that provides some aspect of virtual reality… iFit Live, ViaFit and RunSocial to name a few. These programs are great for motivation and make your workout fun, but what if they can do more than that?

New studies have shown that virtual reality (VR) for exercise may be more beneficial than just providing entertainment. It can actually help you endure pain, push harder and run farther!

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How to Jog Your Way Back to Productivity 

We all live busy lives and want our minds to be sharp, focused and quick processing to help us put our best foot forward. This may become all the more necessary when you have a huge presentation at work, or a major exam is looming on the horizon. So what do you do when you just can’t seem to focus on the task at hand?

Many of us may think that a few moments of calm relaxation to peacefully gather our thoughts is the best course of action. However, research is showing that a brief jog may be just the thing to get your mind on the right track.

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