The Hardest, Most Satisfying Sit-up Of My Life

The Hardest, Most Satisfying Sit-up Of My Life

"The output of energy, nervous and muscular, is enormous." - John Steinbeck, Travels With Charlie I've never been one for New Year's resolutions. Whether you want to make more money, spend less money, or conspire to take down an evil demagogue that somehow managed to swindle enough voters and is now going to govern the [...]

Gym Tales: The Guy In The Wheelchair 

Gym Tales: The Guy In The Wheelchair 

"Excuse me?" a soft voice says coming from behind me.  I slowly turn to face a woman wearing matching workout attire and a disgusted look on her face.  "It seems the gentleman in the motorized wheelchair, um, well, it looks like he's . . . he's tracking feces all over the gym," the well-mannered woman [...]

Gym Tales: An Introduction 

Gym Tales: An Introduction 

I can still feel the cold metal between my hands. I can smell the sweaty clothes in my gym bag and see particles of lifting chalk sprinkling through the air. The taste of artificially flavored pre-workout supplement lingers in my mouth. Out of the corner of my eye I spot a lovely female figure gliding [...]

What’s a Little [exercise] Uncertainty?

Much of exercise is very uncertain, but there is comfort to be found in the unknown. We do our best to keep tabs on everything from calories to cadence on our favorite cardio device. I will be the first to admit, having a measure of your progress made during exercise is invaluable. If you were [...]

Your New Year’s Resolution: More Than Just a Tradition

Ah yes, the yearly routine of making self-improvement promises. It could be to cook more meals at home instead of darting to the fast-food joint every night or maybe to drive less--save the environment and walk or bike for transportation. Perhaps, you are aiming at a grander scale. Maybe you want a new job for [...]