Fun Team Sports for Adults

Remember when you were younger and used to play fun team sports? Think about how great it felt running around, being part of a team and having a great time. You can recapture some of that youthful fun and reap the benefits of fitness at the same time through participating in a team sport for […]

5 Easy Ways to Stay Active Throughout the Day

If you’re like most Americans, you probably spend most of your day in a sedentary state. Most jobs don’t allow for a lot of free movement throughout the day, and while that 30 minute workout after the office does help, it isn’t much in comparison to the time spent sitting at work, watching TV, or […]

8 Playful Exercise Ideas in and around Minneapolis

We’ve been pondering the importance of playful exercise routines. We figure that daily playfulness not only makes you happier, it makes you more likely to stick with your fitness program. To foster playfulness, we’ve curated a list of 8 playful exercise ideas. Enjoy! 1) Join a sports team Many of us didn’t have to worry […]

Improve Fitness Faster: The Whole Day Approach

So you’ve gotten your one hour workout in for the day.  That should be good enough to get the results you’re looking for, right?  WRONG!  A common problem with a lot of people’s fitness programs, is they think that getting a workout in should be good enough to get the results they are looking for.  […]

The Value of Cross Training

Too often our drive to improve ourselves grows fixated on one endeavor. We seek to master one pursuit, whether it be weight training or cycling, and pour over all the information and advice we can find on how to maximize our potential in that field. The rush you can achieve as you notice yourself improving […]

Look Before You Leap (But Then Take the Plunge)

I’m a lawyer.  Which, almost by definition, means I’m Type-A to the extreme.  Which means that  I collect data.  That I search for answers. That I analyze and re-analyze.  That I look at things from every angle.  And that I then, for good measure, I look again.  And then – only after making absolutely sure […]

Dealing With Adversity in Sports

As we go through life we get tossed curveballs all the time known as “adversity” and we need to learn how to overcome it and keep moving forward. This is especially true in the world of endurance sports. As an athlete who competes and coaches others I see this all the time. Something happens during […]

How to Start Running Again: Motivation for Starting Over

One of the hardest things to do is to get off the couch and start an exercise program.  Perhaps the next hardest thing is to start over after achieving a level of fitness.  I’m in that boat right now.  During the summer of 2010, I weighed approximately 270 pounds, the most I have ever weighed.  […]

Work It Out! Tips to get your workout up and running

We’re nearly five months into the New Year and already you’ve reneged on one of the most popular resolutions made by man and woman-kind: Going to the Gym. There’s no denying that life is hectic and fraught with obligations, distractions and temptations but it’s not too late. Even if you don’t start off January with […]