Posts tagged strength training
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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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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10 Reasons Why Strong Is The New Skinny

If you read fitness blogs and follow lots of fitness Instagram accounts then I am sure you have read that "strong is the new skinny". There is a great article by Megan Clements on Breaking Muscle that nicely sums up how we have transitioned from idolizing thin girls to idolizing super strong, super fit “perfect” body types with the hashtag #strongisthenewskinny. However, these are still mostly unachievable body types. 

Strength is more than how much you lift or how smokin’ your arms look (and yes I have friend envy about her arms). Strength is a feeling of empowerment.

Here are ten reasons why you should stop looking at numbers on the scale and instead focus on how awesome strong feels:

 

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Mobility for Runners & Fitness Enthusiasts: Ankles

By Veronica Dilzer

In my September Series: Mobility for Runners and Fitness Enthusiasts, I will help you understand the definition and importance of mobility and teach you how to integrate some mobility techniques into a training regimen.

This series will primarily focus on the commonly injured joints that plague runners and disrupt the natural gait cycle like the ankles, hips, and thoracic spine region; however most of these exercises are applicable across the board for anyone who participates in any type of physical activity.

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The scoop on the Nike+ Training app update

If you logged into the Nike+ Training app looking for your favorite workouts and trainers, you were probably just as surprised as we were by the new updated interface and wide range of new training offerings in the app's latest update. 

According to Nike.com, the new app is "fully loaded with 100+ workouts, clear audio and visual guidance from experts for every move, plus plans to help you get fitter, faster and stronger than ever." Read on to find out how the changes can help make you a better athlete. 

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Trainer Diaries: Diva Richards

Originally from North Philadelphia, full-time BADASS and personal trainer Diva Richards currently leads workouts in South Jersey and Center City Philadelphia. She teaches kickboxing, Killer Kardio, bootcamp classes, Crossfit, and Spin.  

Keep on reading to learn more about Diva. She'll be leading City Fit Girls next bootcamp in Philadelphia on Monday, May 16th! If you attened our annual Fitretreat the last two years then you know you won't want to miss this! 

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Add This 45 Minute Workout To Your Fitness Routine!

You made it to the gym, yay! But after spending 30-minutes on the elliptical while watching Wheel of Fortune (in closed captions), you have no idea what to do next. In our last workout, we gave you an easy-to-follow routine to strengthen your hamstrings, quads, abs and lower back. This time around, we'll add a little tempo work to build endurance and gain strength and follow up with an upper body workout.

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City Fit Girls Run Club February Schedule

Hey City Fit Girls! Spring race season is coming and we want to help you get ready. Browse our website for details about upcoming run clubs in New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Philadelphia!

City Fit Girls’ group runs are open to all levels and all paces.  Read on to see our February 2016 schedule, upcoming races in your city, and more!

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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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