The healthiest and strongest body I ever achieved was when I was riding my bike to work every day. Now that I work at home, it’s harder for me to get as intense workouts. The motivation of getting to work on time always made me push hard and keep going, even on huge hills. With a little planning, you can save money on gas and make your butt look better than anything you’ve experienced before.
The next time you are thinking of skipping out on your workout, remember how good it feels when it’s done. You don’t have to worry about it for the rest of the day. You can brag about how you “ran” this morning. You’ll get those delicious endorphins that make you feel happier all day.
Buying the shirt, however, doesn’t create the results. If you want to be strong tomorrow, you pretty much have to exercise TODAY. So, make sure you get your workout in today, no matter what excuses pop into your mind.
When I started watching this video, I thought Riffraff67 was a cute little guy and I was going to enjoy watching him play Dance Central 2. It was a song I haven’t played yet, so I was just interested is seeing how the moves went, but I found myself entranced by Riffraff67′s dancing!
While I was watching this video, everything I had thought about this guy at the beginning evaporated like water spilled on a hot stove. I thought he was cute and kinda cuddly before the video started, but afterward, I thought he was a DANCE GOD!
The next time you feel like you’re not in good enough shape to do something, remember Riffraff67′s dancing. With enough practice, it doesn’t matter what your body looks like. All that matters is how good you can do what you are doing. Whatever it is that you like to do, get out there and practice! Practice! Practice until you can do it with such grace and skill that no one can argue with how awesome you are.
Back in 2004, when I fell in love with Yourself! Fitness, I dreamed of a game that could tell if I was doing the moves right or not. With Nike+ Kinect, it looks like that dream has finally come true.
I haven’t tried this game yet, but there are lots of videos on YouTube, showing how the game plays and what it does. I’m excited about it and I can’t wait until my copy comes in the mail!
Here is the E3 Trailer for the game:
Here is a quick video showing a five minute drill.
I love the moving obstacles in Split Decision. It reminds me of a Japanese game show called Human Tetris.
You can see full-blown workouts on YouTube. This guys shows everything, so if you want to try to workout with it, you can.
It looks like a good workout game with lots to do. Some people complained that they had to have LOTS more room than they usually have for Kinect games, so that worries me a little.
In nine short years, exergaming has gone from Maya telling me what to do and never knowing if I was following along or not to a game system that can see my every move and log each rep and whether I did it correctly. It’s one of those rare times when I am pleasantly surprised at how much technology has advanced!
We bought a Kinect for our Xbox over a year ago, but I just wasn’t in the mood for exergaming. I had played with Wii Sports and DDR for a long time and the Kinect had such an awkward user interface that I just threw those games into the game drawer and forgot about them.
Until last week…
I reconnected the Kinect to the Xbox and dropped in Dance Central 2. It had the same awkward interface, but Sean noticed something that I had never realized before. You can control the menus with a game controller! Suddenly, that frustrating and stupid game turned out to be lots of fun! (more…)
There are no mirrors in our gym because we don’t care what you look like.
In fact, we don’t care how old you are, or whether you’re male or female. We don’t care what colour your skin is either. Or if you’re overweight or loaded with muscle. Or if you’re tall or short. Or blond. Or brunette.
We treat everyone like an athlete, and there’s no profiling here.
It goes on to be an inspirational call to give your workout the best you can and ends with:
We’re actually putting mirrors in the bathrooms very soon. But they’re not there for you to evaluate your appearance.
They’re there so you can look yourself in the eye and ask one important question:
Did you give your very best effort in the workout?
If you live in Winnipeg, you can join CrossFit 204 and actually work out in that mythical gym without mirrors. If not, click on over to the CrossFit 204 blog and read the entire post. It’s truly inspirational.