Fitness Reads: Fall is for fitness, plus attend fitness classes without leaving home

Find out why fall is the perfect for fitness and how you can attend fitness classes without having to leave your house.
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What did the SNEWS team read this week that other industry insiders might find interesting? Read on to find out!

  • Fall is our favorite season. We love the colors. We love the pumpkin spice lattes. We love Halloween. But we also love the weather, which is perfect for getting outdoors and working out without the unbearable heat, according to this story. This past chilly fall Saturday morning while on a long run, we saw a few people getting at it on their ElliptiGOs. We think our Colorado fitness retailers might have something to do with that.
  • We’ve heard this phrase on more than one occasion: Keep it simple, stupid. We’ve recently fallen into an exercise slump that’s going to leave us breathless and in pain for our fall marathon, but we’re trying to recite this to ourselves every morning when we’re attempting to do crazy complicated workouts. This CBS News story said keeping workouts simple is the key to longevity in a routine. Boredom, the article reports, is the most common deterrent to regular exercise.
  • If your customers are exercising and not seeing results, they might blame that piece of equipment they bought from you. But don’t let that happen. Give them suggestions from this Everyday Health article by Fitness Expert Jillian Michaels. The story points out that if somebody isn’t seeing results it could be because they’re not counting calories accurately or not engaging in a workout that burns calories effectively.
  • Speaking of burnout, we were motivated a little bit more by this Globe and Mail story about one fitness buff’s eight-week program to reboot her fitness. She has a few stories in the series documenting the reboot but this one gave an overview of what burnout is, what causes it and how to slowly, but surely, overcome it. Maybe our eight-week reboot starts now.
  • We sincerely wish vibration trainers could be at all the trade shows we cover. That way, at the end of a long day of walking the show floor we could massage our calves with the sweet vibrations. But we know that’s not their intended/only use so we bring you this story from 3G Cardio about athletes who swear by vibration training, including Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal, and why they do.
  • Wanting to get healthy or start an exercise regimen are lofty goals that might seem overwhelming when looked at all at once, but this Fitness Magazine article has some tips on how to eat the elephant one bite at a time. Some of the suggestions include being more specific with goals, writing them down and rewarding yourselves along the way.
  • We Coloradoans apparently know what’s up when it comes to fitness — barring our current fitness slump — according to this U.S. News story. We’ve apparently been the thinnest state since 2010 and this Q&A with some University of Colorado researchers at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center dives in to the reasons why.
  • Who needs pricy gym memberships and paying extra gas money to get to said gyms? This New York Daily News story reports that Crunch Gym has recently put its classes online, which folks can access for $10 a month. Another win for the home gym.
  • This is breast cancer awareness month, and pink is everywhere to remind us of the struggles and fights women and men with breast cancer are waging. This Fitness Republic story highlights one Zumba instructor who didn’t stop her workouts even when she was fighting stage three breast cancer.
  • No wonder accessories are such a hit. We always see articles like this one from Yahoo that talk about the least expensive ways to stay in shape. Aside from the obvious ones like walking and jogging, this story also includes things like exercise balls and dumbbells.

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