Did you know that treadmills were actually invented to be torture devices? They were designed as a method of punishment, to make prisoners suffer and sweat. Prisoners were forced to walk hours and hours without stopping. These early treadmills had a high death rate in the prisons – on average one death per week. It got so bad that they had to ban treadmills! (1)
That was 200 years ago. Today, treadmills “are the top-selling training equipment in the US” (1). But some things haven’t changed. Many people still consider treadmills to be torture machines capable of boring you to death. Can you think of anything more boring than staring at a beige wall and running mindlessly on a treadmill in the corner of your house?
But, running on a treadmill doesn’t have to be boring and tortuous! You can enjoy your treadmill workouts and actually have fun while you work out.
Here’s 7 ways to escape the monotony of treadmill workouts and make exercising a lot more fun. Continue reading
It’s easy to get in a rut… especially when it comes to working out. Come on now… we’ve all been there!
And when you’re using a treadmill regularly, this rut can be even more mind-numbing. You end up running, day in and day out. Where’s the variety?
But don’t worry. Nowadays, you can actually use your treadmill to do a whole LOT more than just run, walk or jog.
Yup! No need to go outside or go to the gym (not that it’s even an option these days.) Instead, you can get a full-body cross training working using that trusty home treadmill.
Keep reading for a fun workout routine that will make your treadmill feel anything but boring!
Sticking with a workout routine can be tough, especially when you have to do it from home…
Every. Single. Day.
The lure of the couch, the fridge and Netflix can be distracting and oh-so tempting. How is one supposed to resist the temptation to just chill out?
Switching up your at-home workouts is a great way to keep yourself engaged and motivated. There’s a lot more you can do on a treadmill than simply run a certain distance or for a certain amount of time.
To save you from having to put together a fun and diverse workout schedule, we’ve done it for you.
Keep reading for a variety of workouts that includes twisting, climbing and facing the gauntlet!
Let’s face it. Working out in the morning can just be hard.
It’s dark… your bed is comfy… and it’s just so easy to hit the snooze button.
We’ve all been there.
Maybe you tell yourself you’ll work out after work instead…
But then life happens and you have errands to run and dinner plans get made.
So you tell yourself you’ll work out the next morning…
But then. But then. But then!
It’s a vicious cycle.
Lucky for you, there’s a perfect little pocket of time right in the middle of your day that may just be the solution to your problem.
Maybe your lunch break is the time you should use for your workout.
Temperatures are rising and summer seems within grasp. Maybe you’re thinking about stepping up our fitness game. Gym memberships, hundreds of crunches and running schedules may come to mind.
But what if it could be easier…MUCH easier…like just walking to get in shape? Is that even possible?
Yup, sure is! You can create a healthier version of “you” in one month simply by putting one foot in front of the other. Here’s how to do it…Continue reading