If you're unfamiliar with foam rollers, don't worry, they won't hurt you - quite the opposite, in fact. If you are familiar, you might be surprised to learn how they went from packing material to a trusted reliever of post-workout pain.
Will your first standup paddleboard adventure be a pleasure cruise or a harrowing voyage of unpleasant discoveries? Here are a few vital considerations that could make a big difference.
Identifying what you want from a standup paddleboard is the first step to getting it. Step two is discussing your desires with a SUP expert at your nearest Flaman Fitness location.
Stand-up paddle boarding offers it all - cardio, calorie burning and muscle building, in the perfect spot between the warm sun and the cool water. Whether you’re an experienced paddle boarder or it’s something you’d like to try, your nearest Flaman Fitness location has the inflatable or hardboard SUP for you.
Gliding over the sparkling water can be your pleasure cruise to wellbeing. Discover SUP’s health benefits here.
So far my “How to use X” series has focussed on how to use various pieces of fitness equipment — from the treadmill to free weights.
Today … drum roll please … the “how to” of creating YOUR perfect home gym!
Notice the emphasis on the word your!
So far in this “How to use X” series I have covered everything from cardio staples, such as the bike and the treadmill, to strength staples, such as dumbbells.
Today … the kettlebell!
Don’t be fooled by the Bosu’s bright blue squishy dome-like exterior; it is not a children’s bouncy toy or a ginormous whoopee cushion! The Bosu is a multi-faceted, medium-sized piece of exercise equipment; incorporate it into your cardio warm-up, use it to spice up traditional weight exercises such as squats or lunges, or use it to breathe new life into your core routine.
So far in my “How to use X” series I have tackled everything from how to use the treadmill to how to use cables.
I have — until now — shied away from a column on the “all-in-one gym.” Why?
Recently I have been writing a series of “How to use X’ blogs, covering how to use everything from cardio machines such as the elliptical and the treadmill, to free weights, to small pieces such as the stability ball and foam roller. I even broke down how to properly warm-up and cool-down. By now you are all glorified exercise mavens — or at least on your way there!
What have we not talked about thus far? Larger pieces of workout equipment such as cable machines or full home gym equipment. Today we fill the void.