Happy Earth Day, Everyday!

by on April 24th, 2017

Happy Earth Day, Everyday! From Leisure Fitness

Happy Earth Day, Everyday!!

In honor of Earth Day, we challenge you to try a different form of transportation that is beneficial for the environment, your health, and your wallet! Try biking or walking to work, the grocery store, or anywhere else today!

We live here, so we think every day should be Earth Day!

Benefits:
• Ditching your car for the day saves the environment from the pollutants it emits while running!
• Biking or walking instead of driving is a free and easy way to workout and burn calories!
• Physical activity from the commute will release endorphins, wake you up and make you ready to take on the day!
• On top of these benefits, you will save that is normally spent on gas!

Remember to Log Your Exercise with our Leisure Fitness Be Fit, Stay Fit Challenge Site & App!

#earthday #biking #walking #health #fitness #earthdayeveryday

Workout Wednesday: Glute Bridge

by on April 19th, 2017

Workout Wednesday: Glute Bridge

#WorkoutWednesday: Glute Bridge
The Glute Bridge is a great exercise to target your abs, glutes, and hamstrings!

How-to Perform the Glute Bridge:
• Lie flat on your back with your knees hip distance apart, bent, and your feet flat on the ground below your knees.
• Lift your hips up to a bridge, keeping your core tight and your glutes squeezed.
• Hold, and slowly return to mat.
• Repeat 12 times, for 4 sets!

#workout #fitness #glutes #glutebridges #health #fitspo #corestrength #fitspiration #leisurefitness #make2017youryear

Tracking Fitness: METS and Calculating Calories Burned

by on April 17th, 2017

Measuring METS, MOTIVATION MONDAY

How to Use Mets to Calculate Calories Burned
• METs are a great way to calculate calories burned as well as measure progress in one’s fitness goals!
• While resting, your body burns 3.5ml of oxygen per kg of bodyweight per minute. This is equivalent to one MET

In order to calculate calories burned per minute, use this formula:
• 1 MET x 3.5 x weight in kg ÷ 200 x 1 minute = Number of Calories burned per minute
• With this calculation you can calculate calories burned per day at rest, and therefore the minimum amount of calories you should consume each day!
• METs change with physical activity.

For example, sitting still is 1 MET but walking at 2mph is working at about 2.5 METs.

If you walk at this pace for 45 minutes, the calculation would be:
• 2.5 METs x 3.5 x Weight in kg ÷ 200 x 30 minute = Number of Calories burned in 30 minutes of walking at 2mph
• METs take some getting used to but once you get the hang of using them, they are a great way to measure caloric expenditure and can be a great tool in your health and fitness efforts!!

#METs #calories #exercise #physicalactivity

National Common Courtesy Day – Remember your Gym Etiquette

by on March 21st, 2017

National Common Courtesy Day - Gym Etiquette

Today is National Common Courtesy Day so here are some reminders about proper gym etiquette!
• Always wipe off gym equipment after you use it
• Put weights and other equipment away after use
• Refrain from talking loudly on the phone or having long conversations in the middle of the gym floor

#gymetiquette #gymtime #gym #strength #fitness #exercise #fitspo #health

Matrix Rowing Machine – Review

by on March 15th, 2017

The Conclusion

The Matrix Rowing Machine performs at the highest level in the fitness equipment industry. Unlike the WaterRower and other machines that use water for resistance, this machine utilizes a brushed aluminum flywheel with 10 magnetic resistance settings. The resistance settings has a expansive range, from very easy to heavy resistance, to allow users to challenge themselves in different ways throughout their fitness journey.

The machine is very smooth and quiet, which is important for me as I will be using it within my home. The footprint is very small as you easily can tilt the machine up for movement and storage purposes.

The seat is a great size and is very comfortable, making users more likely to complete longer workouts. The handle is smooth and comfortable to grip. It’s very easy for me to get my feet in and secure in the claps. The only issue was removing my feet, at times the back heel cup would catch my shoe and get caught.

The console is intuitive and features different training programs to get the most out of your workout. It displays the basic aspects of your workout including time, distance, strokes per minute, heart rate, calories, and more. I was able to focus on my workout and see my progress at a glance.

I enjoy using this machine and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great rower that will stand the test of time, and continue to present a challenge with each workout!

Matrix Fitness Rowing Machine

Matrix Fitness Rowing Machine Rated & Reviewed