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Workout Shoes: the quick guide to getting it right

Selecting the Right Pair of Workout Shoes–

selecting a workout shoeNo matter what your fitness level, whether you’re just getting back in shape, or if you are a die hard, there’s nothing quite like picking out a new pair of workout shoes. But with advances in technology and so many choices, it’s good to have a quick mental checklist to consult as you look at a wall of shoes.

Talk to an expert. Do not hesitate to ask the salesperson questions and to explain your current fitness level, and what you want to achieve. They are there for a reason. This is no time for vanity or pride.

Shoes do one thing. Select your shoes based on your activity – the salesperson will know exactly what you need. If you walk, you need a stiffer pair of shoes. If you run, you need something with extra cushion for impact...

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New iPhone Fitness App Tracks Daily Activity

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Moves is a new iPhone app that promises to track your daily fitness activity without any need for a Nike FuelBand, Fitbit, or other physical tracking device. It does this by essentially acting as a pedometer when your iPhone is placed in your pocket. The app logs walking and [...]

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Insanity Workout Results – My Personal Experience

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INSANITY: 60-Day Total Body Conditioning Workout DVD Program

I saw the Insanity workout on TV and I was intrigued by the high energy and testimonials and instantly motivated to try something different. Having been familiar with Beachbody’s Shawn T from Hip Hop Abs, I decided to take the plunge. I popped in the DVD and waited for the Insanity to begin.

(To give you some background on me, I am a 41-year old woman. I had not worked out for almost a year, and needed to lose 10 pounds that I had gained, and wanted to get back in shape.)

First you go through the Insanity fit test. The fit test is a series of workout moves that you do as many as possible of for 1 minute. You track the number of each exercise you are able to complete; but the real result of which is to become hyper-aware of  ”exactly how out of shape I actually am...

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