Reviews

3 Tricks to Make Your New Running Shoes ‘Just Right’

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Shopping for running shoes can make you feel like a modern-day Goldilocks. Some shoes are too tight, while others are too loose. Some have too much cushioning, some have arches that don’t align with yours, and others just feel ... weird. It’s okay if you don’t have the words to describe why a …
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How A Beginners DVD Brought Me Out Of A Workout Slump

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My last vacation was an unmitigated success. I came back completely refreshed in mind, body and spirit. Unfortunately my enthusiasm for exercise had also taken a holiday and had yet to return. My beloved yoga didn’t appeal to this newly relaxed persona --- thank you Italian wine and lifestyle. …
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Strength Training for Runners: We’ve Got the Book for You

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So back in January, I was running regularly and planning to hit up a half-marathon in April. I'd downloaded training plans and was comfortably running 3 to 4 miles. I was sure that within a few months I could build up to 13-plus, no problem. I'd been injury-free and was feeling great about running. …
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Brooks Running Ghost 7: Lighter and More ‘Ghost-Like’ Than Ever Before

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After three years of being a Brooks Running blog ambassador (disclosure --- however this post is straight-up-now-tell-ya my opinion), I kind of feel like a Brooks expert. I mean, clearly I'm not really an expert (it's not like I actually make running shoes for a living!), but over the years during …
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Best Podcasts to Listen to While You Run

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In case you missed the exciting news, it’s Guest Bloggers’ Week! And today David James --- a running enthusiast from NordicTrack, maker of treadmills and other fitness equipment --- is sharing the best five podcasts to listen to while you run! Running can be monotonous if you don’t have …
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The Best Yoga DVDs for Any Goal

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In case you missed the exciting news, it's Guest Bloggers' Week! And today Jessica Smith --- one of our FAVE workout DVD and YouTube stars --- is giving us the best yoga DVDs suggestions for any and every goal! Yoga offers so many amazing health and fitness benefits (like improved …
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Online and Streaming Workouts for Every Budget

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We have all been there --- you want to fit a workout in but it's too hot, too cold and/or too late to get out to the gym. Maybe you are on a business trip and the hotel’s gym is subpar. Or perhaps you just plain ol' do not live near a gym --- this is when streaming workouts can be a lifesaver. At …
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Gettin’ Fancy With Specialized Running Shoes

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We’re getting fancy with our running shoes today! Though running shoes used to be a pretty standard setup (soles, upper, laces --- voila! Go run!), a lot of niche markets have popped up within running in recent years. Today, if you go to your local running shop, you’ll find a variety of categories …
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