HANDS UP FOR HIGH KNEE RUNS

Proof that what you do with your arms can change the game.

We all know that pumping your legs as you power through sets of high knee runs is a great way to quickly get your heart pounding. But it’s what you do with your arms that can really change the game.

High knee running is a great cardio “go-to” because it’s is simple, it doesn’t require much coordination and it can be completed with varying levels of intensity. And, most importantly, when it comes to building cardio fitness it gets results. High knee running will quickly elevate your heart rate into the 75 percent max training zone.

ISOLATION TIPS FROM INSTRUCTORS

Instructors share how they are staying fit, active and connected in isolation.

Vibrant, social exercise is something that all group fitness instructors thrive on. But with Covid-19 forcing gyms to close, these highly-sociable exercisers are unable to get their fix. We canvassed a group of instructors to learn how they are staying fit, healthy and connected in isolation. There were four different approaches – which one will work best for you?

CAN’T GET TO THE GYM?

The easy way to make at-home exercise work for you

Stuck at home and struggling to get into the swing of at-home exercise? Follow these simple tips and you’ll soon be sweating out your stress in your very own space. 

YOU Benefit From The CARES Act for Nonprofits 

On Friday, March 27, the US Congress passed and the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion economic stimulus package legislated to provide immediate relief for nonprofits, businesses, individuals and state and local governments.

SLEEP SECRETS OF ATHLETES

Forget sleeping like a baby, sleep like an athlete instead

Forget sleeping like a baby, start sleeping like an athlete instead. We spoke to one of the world’s foremost sleep experts to find out how it’s done.

Dr Meeta Singh is a sleep guru who coaches pro athletes to sleep their way to superior performance – most recently playing a key role in helping the Washington Nationals win the World Series. Here she shares some simple insights that will help exercise enthusiasts sleep their way to optimal athletic performance.

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW: BODYCOMBAT

Everything you need to know to know about BODYCOMBAT

WHY DOES BODYCOMBAT WORK?
BODYCOMBAT™ features a scientifically-backed combo of some of the most empowering and effective martial arts moves. The addition of motivating Instructors and amazing music is what pushes you to your true training potential. The workout is based on the science of Cardio Peak Training, which involves maintaining your heart rate at an aerobic training base (between 60 and 80 percent of your maximum heart rate) with interspersed peaks of intensity (pushing you to 85 to 90 percent of your max). This specific blend of steady-state and high-intensity builds cardio endurance, and also drives the transformative fat-burning effects associated with high-intensity interval training.

WORKOUTS FOR YOUR WORLD

Need some exercise inspo? Find out how the pros fit fitness into their world

Your job, family, fitness, a busy social life … when you’re juggling the lot, visiting the gym can be the first thing to go out the window. Even if you live and breathe fitness, finding workouts that work with your world can be tough! We recently spoke to three busy fitness pros to find out how they make it happen.

HIGH HEEL FEELS

Find out how heel lifts and triple extensions can improve athleticism.

The calf muscles in the back of your lower leg are small but important. They are the primary muscle group for forward and upward propulsion during fundamental movements such as walking, running, stair climbing, cycling and jumping.

EXERCISE AND IMMUNITY

How being physically fit increases your immunological fitness too.

As we have reported before, if exercise was a pill it would be regarded as a wonder drug, the best medicine. So powerful are its known effects to improve everything from general wellbeing to musculoskeletal disease to cardiovascular problems to diabetes, multiple sclerosis, mental health, anxiety and depression.

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TEST YOUR ATHLETICISM

These nine new HIIT challenges are like nothing else. 

We put a team of the world’s top trainer talent in a room and asked them to come up with their favorite HIIT challenges. The end result … Nine tough new challenges that will put even the most supreme athlete’s fitness to the test. Ready to give them a go?