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)
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 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 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.
November 4, 2011 |
You think you have a rough time avoiding temptation over the holidays? It's probably nothing compared with the parties the president and first lady have to navigate. But as Cornell McLellan tells it, the First Family doesn't need any diet advice. He should know--he's their personal trainer. "They get it--this is a lifestyle for them," he said of the Obamas. "Once you prioritize your health, fitness becomes who you are. These are people who work out every day, and they know how to make good food choices.
November 15, 2002
What does Steve Lopez have against Arnold Schwarzenegger? In his Nov. 8 column, "Will Conan the Republican Come to the State's Rescue?" he describes Schwarzenegger as having "no experience and no known political positions." With a minimum of research one can discover that, since 1979, Schwarzenegger has served as the weight-training coach for the Special Olympics; he served as chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness (his mission being to improve fitness for American children, to increase parental involvement in their children's fitness and to promote community-based fitness programs)
November 7, 1985
Rep. Esteban Torres (D-Pico Rivera) has formed a Congressional Award Council to honor persons ages 14 to 23 for achievements in volunteer service, personal development and physical fitness. Tom Walsh, a telephone company executive from West Covina, has been appointed to head the council, which will raise funds for the program and recommend award winners to the national Congressional Award Council. The privately funded congressional award program was established in 1979.