Posts tagged cross training
How To Build Your Home Gym On Any Budget

This past summer, I decided that I was ready to take control of my running again and train for the Philly Half Marathon (my first since Feb 2016). If I was serious, I knew that I would have to make drastic changes to my routine. I had to train the way that I would instruct my clients to by mixing up my runs, incorporating more strength training and following a stretching routine.

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5 Things To Look For When Choosing A Strength Training Class

If you’ve ever followed along a distance running plan, you’ve probably come across the terms “cross-training” or “strength-training” on your schedule. Sadly, if you’re like most of the runners I know, you either skip those workouts or opt for a friendly yoga or spin class. Now before you spit out your coffee, I’m not saying yoga and spin are bad (I enjoy doing both workouts!). What I’m saying is that if you want to reduce your chance of injury and become a stronger runner, your cross-training should also include at least one or two days of weight training.

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Recap: We Tried Subversus Fitness [And Why You Should Strength Train Too]

On Saturday, January 13, we headed to Center City Philadelphia to try a workout at Subversus Fitness. Formally known as CrossFit Center, Subversus Fitness offers a wide range of classes including Gymnastics, Olympic Lifting, Endurance, DurABLE, and traditional CrossFit. Keep reading to learn about our experience and view our photo album below. 

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What Practicing Yoga Teaches You About Your Mind & Body

For the earlier part of 2016, I dedicated a lot of time training for my first marathon. While I had some cross-training days here and there, time was largely spent hitting the pavement. Once I completed 26.2, I got into a running rut and switched my routines to everything but running (yoga, spin, lifting, etc). I realized that I missed doing those activities a lot so I joined a few studios to keep the momentum going.

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Mobility for Runners and Fitness Enthusiasts: Hips

By Veronica Dilzer

The importance of hip mobility cannot be overstated. It plays a major role in all forms of locomotion, and in the long run (of life), can have a significant impact on the quality and expectancy of our existence.  In the more immediate future, or maybe even the present for some of us, poor hip range of motion or lack of motor control can lead to dysfunctional movement patterns that we call compensation patterns.

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Do you spend too much money on fitness?

Have you ever took time to calculate how much you spend to stay fit and eat healthy? Adding up your workout classes, juices, healthy eats, race entries, and gear will make you want to throw your calculator at a wall. The reality is, we spend thousands of dollars to look and feel good and sometimes we don’t even realize it until you're staring at your bank statements at the end of the month. Let’s have an honest conversation about our “healthy” spending and how we can hack the system.

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The Best Shoes For Running | Winter 2016 Edition

Did you know the average running shoe lasts for about 300-500 miles? That's about 4-6 months depending on how many miles you put in! If you're planning to run in a spring  2016 5k, half or full-marathon, now is the best time to think about getting a new pair of running shoes. We've compiled a list for you to use as a guide to picking your next pair. 

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City Fit Girls' 30-Minute Core Workout [Plus Your Quick Guide to Strength Training]

If you're like most runners, you look forward to getting your miles in but dread the thought of strength training/cross training days. We get it. Aside from providing a perfect backdrop for your sweaty selfie, the gym doesn't really offer too much to get excited about. So, what should you do? 

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