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Exercise Ball Workouts

If you’ve gone to a gym or fitness studio recently, you’ve probably noticed those big, round, super light, brightly colored exercise balls scattered around. To some people they look fun, to others, they look intimidating. Exercise balls should actually be a staple piece of fitness equipment in just about everyone’s workout. Once you overcome your initial thoughts, you’ll find that the exercise ball is an extremely fun and useful piece of fitness equipment for both men and women.

Origin

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How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

If you find yourself looking at your clock every half-hour when you should be asleep, you might be sabotaging your efforts. These tips for how to get a good night’s sleep can help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.
Replace uncomfortable bedding
The importance of sleeping at night cannot be overstated as sleep deprivation affects your daily performance. The quality and condition of your mattress and pillow are vital in helping you to sleep well every night. If your body isn’t getting… See More

Wearable Tech: Are We Moving off the Cuff?

Wearable tech isn’t all that new. In the 80s, Casio came out with its series of Databank watches, which featured 16 multi-function keys and storable data (and they’re starting to make a fashion comeback with the hipster contingent). Around the same time, wearable heart rate monitors for athletes also hit the market, and this burgeoning market started to expand.

A new breed of wearable tech is emerging today thanks to cheaper memory, better miniaturization technology, social engineering, advancements… See More

Workouts for Skiers

All year long, skiers wait for the winter snow ski season. While others are lounging at the pool during the summer time, skiers long for the soft power, high slopes and hopefully clear, bright blue skis. Whether you prefer to freestyle down the mountain performing back flip after back flip or if you’d just like to simply get down the mountain without falling, I have the skier friendly workout for you.

Just The Basics

Goal: Increase enjoyment of recreational skiing and get down the mountain… See More

5 Must-Have Pieces of Home Gym Equipment

To get the most out of your home workout program, you need equipment that will help you achieve the best results. The best home gym equipment isn’t trendy, but using these must-have pieces of equipment correctly and consistently lets you target individual muscle groups, add variety to your workout routine and maximize gains in strength and stamina. Here are 5 time-tested pieces of workout equipment that are essential for any home gym.

Kettlebells

Kettlebells come in a variety of weights,… See More

Basketball Workouts at Home

Basketball season officially takes place during the cold winter months, but most Americans enjoy this high-paced, fun sport outside, in the summertime. While you’re waiting to hit the sunny courts this winter, try these 4 basketball exercises to increase your speed, agility, leap and endurance.

Squat, Press, Calves

Goal: increase vertical jump height and power

Step one: Stand with your feet slightly wider than hip-width distance apart with your core engaged and knees slightly bent,… See More

Fitness Training for Summer

When you step outside today, you’ll probably be greeted by clouds, dark skies and low, frigid temperatures that somehow seem to penetrate every single layer of clothing you’re wearing. Let’s not forget about the wind that can find and freeze any exposed skin on your body.

It’s no secret that this years winter is one of the coldest on record. To combat the chill, you may be spending a good amount of your time dreaming of your favorite summertime sports. Instead of starring out the window wishing… See More

Meet Our New Fitness Expert – Franklin Antoian

The MySears Community is proud to welcome Franklin Antoian to the community. Franklin Antoian is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and founder of the online personal training website, www.iBodyFit.com. Franklin helps clients from around the world to get in the best shape of their lives with his online workout videos, exercises and custom online personal training.

Franklin believes in the fitness philosophy that there is a workout for everyone – and workouts don’t always have to take place… See More

Home Work Outs for Winter: How to Keep in Shape When You Can’t Exercise Outside

Exercising in the winter is tough if you live in a northern climate. Starting in October, you’re wearing warmer clothes. In November, it’s almost getting too cold to run outside. By the time December rolls around, snow on the sidewalks can make it almost impossible to jog at all. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to skip your workouts, though; you just have to get a little more creative.

Classic Indoor Cardio Exercises
The most common indoor cardio exercises involve using aerobics… See More

Three Simple Weight Loss Resolution Tips to You Help Lose Weight in 2014

Losing weight is the most common New Year’s resolution out there, but it’s also one of the most difficult. We’ve all heard the advice to eat less and exercise more; but if it’s really that simple, why do so many of us struggle to lose weight? Is motivation the problem? Are we eating the wrong foods? Is it all about exercise?

I managed to lose a significant amount of weight, but only after I spent two frustrating years gaining and losing the same pounds. When things finally clicked for me,… See More

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