When you live in a state as beautiful as Colorado, exercising in the fresh air isn't a chore or a burden – it's a pleasure. Although the climate varies depending on where you live in the state, you can always find gorgeous places to engage in cardio, strength training, yoga, or meditation. With the majestic Rocky Mountains, the sunny summer days, and the snow thick in wintertime, outdoor fitness in Colorado is easy to embrace and adore.
So you've decided to purchase a treadmill. Great choice! Treadmills are functional and very easy to use, making them an ideal choice for, well, just about anyone! When used properly, they efficiently burn calories, strengthen the cardiovascular system, and can help you manage your weight. However, because treadmills are so popular, the market is flooded with a variety of different models that have varying features, costs, and technology. For help, use the tips below to learn how to choose a treadmill.
Although intimidating to some amateurs, elliptical machines are actually quite simple to use. Plus, with the proper technique, they provide an effective and low-impact workout, blasting fat and calories without putting pressure on your knees. Unfortunately, ellipticals can be ineffective without the correct form and routine. To be sure that you know how to use an elliptical machine properly, use the tips below to give your workout a boost.
Spring is on its way and that means longer, warmer days are on the horizon. With that comes the urge to ditch your coat and feel the sun on your skin. Here in Denver, a lot of folks will enjoy the newfound warmth by pulling their bikes out of the garage and enjoying one of Denver’s many bike trails. But which trail should you choose? Should you stick to the city or venture out into rockier terrain? To help you decide, we here at Fitness Gallery have created a list of what we think are the best bike trails near Denver.
Although Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring this year, most of us are still caught in the thick of winter. And no matter how you feel about the coldest season of the year, I think we can all agree that it sometimes puts a damper on our fitness goals. When snow is falling, the roads ice over, and the temperature dips below the freezing point, it's hard to get out of bed, much less go for a run in the park. How can you stay fit when you can't even drive to the gym? Winter may throw a wrench in your workout plans, but you shouldn't let it turn you into a couch potato. For help, use the tips below to learn how to stay fit in the winter.
'Tis the season for new gym memberships. Whether they're trying to stay true to those New Year's resolutions, or starting to work on their spring break bodies, plenty of folks are hitting the gym regularly this time of year. And while just putting forth the effort is commendable, it's important for everyone to approach their workouts correctly to prevent injury, and also to see results. To help you reach your goals, we here at Fitness Gallery would like to offer you some tips on how to avoid several common workout mistakes.
When you’re first getting into fitness, it’s essential to learn the different types of workout routines you should practice, as well as how each will benefit you. You’ve likely heard of cardiovascular (sometimes called aerobic or cardio) workouts—running, cycling, swimming . . . anything that works out your heart and circulatory system. But just why is cardio important? We’ll explore the answer here.
Almost everyone will have days where they want to work out but dread leaving the house. Having fitness equipment at home eliminates that problem! If you’re thinking about at-home gym equipment but aren’t sure where to start, many people begin with one of the most common and widely used machines—the treadmill. There are many benefits of owning a treadmill. We’ll talk about just a few below!