Fitness

Quick Chart to Using your Heart Rate to Maximize your Workout

Below is a simple heart rate chart you can save, print, and bring with you while you workout. It is a great tool to help you target the ideal heart rate and get them most out of your workout!

Hope this helps,
NGR Team

Fitness Tip #1....proper technique is a "MUST" when lifting weights.

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I have been to many gyms in my lifetime, and the one thing that never fails to astonish me is the lack of attention or education that gym members get when it comes to proper technique. In my mind, if the people running the organization do not make it a priority to teach their clients how to use the equipment properly, then the client should demand their money back and never return to that place"ever"again. The risks that can occur in an untrained or unsupervised person are high and the result could do you more "harm" than "good".

New A.C.E. study finds that some toning shoes yield insignifant results and recommends adding weight instead. Hello NGR!

A study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise, the nonprofit body that certifies fitness professional, finds that some toning shoes have the same impact on heart rate, VO2 Max, and calories burned as regular running shoes. What do they recommend to instead to "Rev Up Your Walking Workout"? Basically carrying extra weight. Read below:

Hot Mom's Club & Jennifer Cohen Give a NO GYM REQUIRED Mommy Workout!

Hey Mom's!

We know you are busy with the kids and don't always have time for a workout so Jennifer Cohen and Hot Mom's Club have teamed up to create a quick and simple NO GYM REQUIRED workout for you. All you need is the most basic of equipment to burn some extra calories and get that body toned and in shape! Best part is, most of these you can do anywhere so no Holiday Excuses ladies!

"Exercises you can do Anywhere" > Life & Style and Jennifer Cohen

What are some simple things you can do anywhere to get a workout? At the grocery store? While at the beach? Check out this Life & Style article that gives you tricks to working out on the go and gives you the calorie burn for each exercise! And... How to up that calorie burn and get more out of your workout? NGR SHOES of course!

Neck, Shoulder, or Back Pain? Think about your Thoracic Spine

Unfortunately for all those with neck, shoulder, and back pain due to poor posture, the initial cause of our pains is..... gravity. However, while we can not yet escape the torments of gravity, our sedentary lifestyle continually exacerbates these postural problems when we sit all day at a desk, in front of the computer, or in front of a TV.

New Lifestyle Officer: Luke Sniewski

Luke Sniewski is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Personal Trainer. His entrepreneurial nature drives him to seek new and revolutionary solutions within the fitness industry. Sniewski has trained clients from every kind of background in every gym setting.. Changing the lifestyle and attacking the real issues is an approach that allows clients to make real long-term changes in their lives without falling back into the patterns that created the problems in the first place.

Your Fitness Personality

I bet everyone out there has taken a Myers-Briggs test or one of those fun online personality-type quizzes. You know the kind I’m talking about - the quizzes that give you a round of options for your favorite weekend activity, what you love to do with friends, and what your ideal date would be. But did you know that the answers to these quizzes - your real personality type - influences how you work out?

Men and Women

Do men and women need different things when working out? Intuitively, we'd think what works for Jane should work for John. We know, of course, that John will use heavier weights and sprint a little faster but does the workout or diet really need to be all that different?

CRANK THE TUNES!

I don’t know about you but when I grab my iPod and go for a run and find out the battery is dead my motivation to workout is disappears! No question, music is a HUGE motivator for exercise. Not only will thinking about listening to great tracks get you pumped up for your workout, but the tunes themselves can actually help you increase your workout intensity and duration to get better results.