March 1, 2010 |
When Nintendo's Wii console came out, couch potatoes across the country rejoiced. Here was a way to get in shape and play video games at the same time! But the bowling, tennis and other early sports titles ultimately delivered less-than-challenging workouts. Several years later, the Wii has become a more legitimate fitness tool, with a number of personal training titles that promise to burn fat and build muscle. Not all of them deliver. Some are too easy, too boring or just too repetitive.
January 11, 2010 |
If the journey toward fitness begins with a single step, make sure it's counted with a pedometer. These little step-tracking gadgets now have a solid track record when it comes to motivating people to exercise. And their popularity is growing. Inside this small-as-an-egg device are the keys to exercise success that have eluded far more complex and expensive fitness programs: accountability, goal-setting and being able to monitor progress. If the objective is to reach 10,000 steps in a day (the recommended amount)
October 5, 1998
Health Watch, Vitals, Fitness, the People's Pharmacy, Simplify Your Life, Humoropathic Therapy and On Nutrition are taking the day off.
March 29, 1993 |
CENTER STAGE: Instructors Linda McHugh of Sports Club Irvine and Susan Foley of San Juan Capistrano Family Fitness recently released an aerobics video titled "High! Low! and Step to Go!". . . . It's sold through instructor journals and at fitness conventions internationally. "Orange County has really good talent, but it doesn't always get seen, because it's overshadowed by L.A.," McHugh said.
January 4, 2010 |
If you're like many of us, you overindulged your way to a few extra pounds during the holidays. When you're ready to start on those New Year's fitness resolutions, we've got the videos for you. We've compiled a list of programs to help you burn calories and whip that body into shape regardless of your fitness level. 10 Minute Solution: 5 Day Get Fit Mix This DVD, with personal trainer Amy Bento, is for people who crave variety in their workouts but have little time. Known for her intense video exercise programs, Bento delivers five challenging workouts that will get your heart rate up and sculpt muscle at the same time.
January 6, 2008
Re "Outdoor gyms aim to reduce health woes," Dec. 28 Los Angeles County is heading in the right direction by installing outdoor fitness centers at some parks. Because the centers are too costly to put in all parks, the county ought to consider the outdoor gymnastic apparatus that the city of Los Angeles has had in most of its parks for 60 years. They are much cheaper, require less maintenance and are used by many adults to develop a high level of fitness or learn and maintain basic gymnastic skills.
June 20, 2010 |
For a glimpse at one potential growth area in the action sports arena, look no further than the Westfield Culver City mall on a recent June afternoon, where a handful of young men clad in baggy sweat pants, slim-fitting T-shirts and ultra-lightweight sneakers take turns flinging themselves off the shopping center's third-story mezzanine, leaping from level to level, before back-flipping, belly-sliding and bouncing to a stop on the ground floor of the...
June 16, 1995
It's about time someone paid attention to the fact that eating disorders are not just a feminine issue "Silence and Guilt," (May 23). As a personal trainer/fitness consultant for the past 15 years, and a marriage, family, child therapist intern for the past three years, I have witnessed the effects of eating disorders that run rampant throughout the lives of men and women alike. People need to know that they are not alone and they can get help. Of equal importance is for the fitness professional to be aware of the signs of someone who is in trouble--both physical and verbal cues.