Simple strength

Physical strength defined by the Macmillan Dictionary as “the physical energy that someone has to lift or move things.” This sounds hard because it is hard. Picking up and lifting heavy things in or out of the gym gets you out of your comfort zone quick. Lifting heavy things is not every one’s idea of … Continue reading Simple strength

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Easy exercise

You may’ve heard the following exercise phrases before. “Go hard or go home.” “No pain, no gain.” “Pain is a weakness leaving the body.” “Sweat is fat crying.” “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” If your goal is to get stronger, lose weight or build muscle, exercise will be somewhat intense, uncomfortable … Continue reading Easy exercise

Let Kids Play in the Mud

  It was like a red rag to a bull. The city was repaving the country road outside my childhood home and this was too good an opportunity to pass up. So my brother and I raced off to play in the warm and gooey road tar. We covered ourselves from head to toe and … Continue reading Let Kids Play in the Mud

Variety is the spice of fitness

Going to the gym and doing the same old thing day in day out gets boring quickly. Then further down the track, it starts to get harder and harder to drag yourself out of bed each morning when the results that came so easily at the beginning have now stopped. You may even think about … Continue reading Variety is the spice of fitness

Out of shape? Start here

Okay, you’re at the gym. Today is the day you will start your exercise program. Your doctor told you to lose 50 pounds, so you’re here. But when you make your way up the stairs you notice your knee hurts, an old high school injury that occasionally flares up. You also notice you’re out of … Continue reading Out of shape? Start here