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Perspectives

Here we explore a variety of fitness topics and sort out the good from the bad information.


Be a Better Sledder. Take Care Taking to the Trails.

Snowmobiling can be a healthy hobby for your mind, body and friendships. Respecting safety, nature and rules can keep the trails open to you for years to come.

Winter Tune-up: The Health Benefits of Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling can be a great workout. Here’s how all that outdoor leaning, kneeling, pushing, loading, and unloading can strengthen your body and mind.

Winterplay: Finding Fun, Fitness and Freedom in the Snow Part 4 - Fun!

Part 4: Fun! The exercise and enjoyment of outdoor winter frolics do more than make you feel younger. They can actually add quality years to your life.

Winterplay: Finding Fun, Fitness and Freedom in the Snow Part 3 - Safety

Part 3: Safety. Snow, cold, ice and less daylight may make winter activity hazardous, but these tips keep its benefits within safe reach.

Should I add specialty equipment to my home gym?

Many experts would quickly say “NO.” Specialty products could be anything from gimmicky “as seen on TV” products to high-quality attachments that have one specific purpose.

Why the Wait for Weights? The complex story of supply & demand, and what Flaman Fitness is doing for our customers

“Do you have any dumbbells in stock?” That may be the quintessential question of 2020, at least for retailers of home fitness equipment like us. But why aren't there any dumbbells to be found, at our store and globally? And when will that situation change? This is the story of how a pandemic and worldwide factors caused a shortage of such a popular piece of equipment.

Five Reasons You'll Love Shopping at Flaman Fitness

Flaman Fitness isn't your usual exercise equipment dealer. Its customer relations philosophy and practice are unique and deeply ingrained. Here are five ways the company makes your purchase experience pleasant, productive and worth repeating.

2020: The Year to Re-think the “Resolution”

Instead of feeling ashamed about past health experiences, be curious and learn from your “past you.” Instead of making grand “wishes” for 2020 — broad unrealistic claims divorced from growth, reflection, and reality — make intelligent, realistic GOALS. For many, the New Year — the demarcation of a “new beginning” — is motivating. If this is true for you, GREAT! Capitalize on the surge of motivation. Since the New Year is now, it is as good a time as any to make a health goal. As my mother taught me, don’t put off ‘til tomorrow what you can do today.

Foam Rollers: What to Know Before You get Rolling | Flaman Fitness

There are so many different foam rollers. Which one is right for you? Here are some questions that will put you on the path to post-workout relief.

Nutrition 101 with Kathleen — 5 tips to get started

Today, a break from my recent “How to use X” series to focus on (drum roll please…) nutrition! Why? After over 15 years in the fitness field, I know one thing for certain: Unless you have impeccable genetics and are in your prime, training alone will not ensure you reach your fitness goals! Here and in the next blog I will outline 10 simple tips for healthy, nutritious eating.