Running with a partner provides several important benefits you won't receive when running alone.
We’re looking for gym owners, personal trainers, industry specialists, and fitness enthusiasts to help us create the most comprehensive library of fitness reso
The health benefits of eating fish have long been known, and new research provides eve
Ah, summer… The time of barbeques and swimsuits – two things that seem incompatible (see: bacon baked beans) but remain staples of season.
In the past, personal trainers were affordable only to rich people and movie stars. And to justify hiring one, a person practically had to have a home gym and two percent body fat.
Want to know the key to an overall healthier, more productive day? Making sure your mornings get off to a great start.
As the weather warms up, it's important to stay hydrated throughout the day, especially when exercising.
Can you run five miles but not touch your toes? You're not alone.
Don't get excited just because our latest recipe comes in at under 400 calories -- get excited because of all the health b
At the start of any fitness program, it's a great idea to find out your initial fitness level so you can look back at the end of your program and see how far you've come.
Some of the worst snack urges occur when there’s nothing in the pantry but mustard and stale Pringles. To avoid binging, you need to ensure your kitchen is well stocked with healthy essentials.
This Greek salad featuring grilled shrimp and oregano vinaigrette packs in protein and fiber for a terrific post-workout refreshment, despite adding up to just 250 calories per serving.
Bodyweight exercises are all the rage
They advise putting one foot in front of the other – but how long will that keep you interested?
Metabolism. It's the interesting word that rolls off our tongues whenever we mention health, exercise, diets, and fat-burning. But how does the metabolism factor into fitness?
Fresh asparagus, snow peas, butterhead lettuce, apricots, blueberries, cherries, salmon, trout… if this list of foods makes you hungry, then you're in luck!
In a season of winter slush and bleak overcast skies, it can be hard to remember that the sun will come back and there will be green leaves again.
The madness is again upon us!
We all know that we should be drinking more water for optimal health.
Following a healthy and active lifestyle involves making dozens of small, smart choices every day.
When you first begin strength training, nearly any effort will be rewarded with results.
A crunchy salad can be a great post-workout meal, such as this turkey enchilada salad with creamy lime dressing.
Valentine’s Day is usually associated with chocolate, champagne and praying that you won’t forget either one.
Last year's fitness Valentines were such a big hit that this time around we decided to shoot Cupid's arro
Need motivation to get your home in tip-top shape? Look no further than your own body!
Those who exercise regularly might rely on the same workout due to it being comfortable and routine.
It's no surprise that a happy mom or dad can often beget having a happy child.
Tax season is officially underway, and if you’re wondering whether your gym membership is tax deductible, you’re not the only uncertain one.
It's perfectly normal to feel mild to moderate muscle soreness in the days following a hard workout, especially if you've been doing workouts that emphasize the negative or eccentric part of a musc
Pull-ups have a reputation as an elite exercise: only the muscle-bound exerciser with five percent body fat can do them, right? Wrong!
Stamina is one of the foundations of a fulfilling and healthy life.
Will you be attending the Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon or Half Marathon Expo? Do you enjoy helping others?
Stretching has received lots of bad press recently. New research has created a glut of new and old information that can be bewildering.
New year, new you, right?
While those of you in Arizona, California, or Florida may still be able to take your early morning jog, many of us are being buried in layers of bulky sweaters, down coats, and snow.
With a full year's worth of content across the Precor Blog, we thought it would be a great idea to get a little nostalgic and look back at 2014's most read posts.
The best New Year’s resolutions are manageable goals you can actually keep.
Get ready to sweat to some holiday classics (interspersed with contemporary tunes)!
Chances are, we’re all guilty of doing at least one of these five common mistakes when we step into the gym.
Feeling a little sluggish this winter season? Bombarded by the stress of seasonal goodies, holiday shopping, and entertaining relatives and friends?
After having a baby, exercise rarely tops a new mom's to-do list.
Do you always head for the same aerobics class or stationary bike when visiting the gym? Are you listening to the same track and zoning out? Do you feel like nothing is changing?
After all the turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes during your Thanksgiving feast, the day after means it's time to get back on the fitness horse.
If you think you need some gentle encouragement to develop or stay on track of an exercise regimen, your dog may be the perfect running partner.
Some people love it, others can’t stand it, and many are downright confused by that mysterious cylindrical thing that often sits in the corner of fitness centers.
Before you work out, your body needs fuel (think -- carbohydrates, protein, good fats and other nutrients) in adequate amounts to sustain energy levels as it undergoes extreme physical stress, as w
As we head into November and winter approaches, we're happy to take a quick look back with this roundup of content we featured in October.
Technology is all around us, from the mobile devices we rely on every single day to keep us informed on our personal world’s happenings, to the pieces of fitness equipment that we count on to live
Today’s the day when ghouls, witches and princesses alike take to the streets in the ever-important quest of all that is delicious – Halloween candy!
Most of us want to be able to eat more food for fewer calories – so until science invents the miracle calorie-free cupcake, we’ll need to cut culinary corners where we can.
High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a well-documented strategy for improving health, building lean muscle, burning fat and increasin
We all want to get the most out of our workouts, so we sat down with Precor Global Education Manager Erica Tillinghast to find out how to get the most out of a workout on the
Do you get sick easily? Are you suffering from depression and weight problems? These symptoms are all signs of low testosterone levels.
Autumn is one of our favorite times of the year.
Are you thinking about starting to run regularly? Or are you a sporadic runner looking to make your training a little more regular?
How nice do refreshing Jamaican jerk shrimp tacos sound after an intense workout or long run?
When it comes to healthy living, hitting your ideal weight isn’t the only thing you should be worried about.
When you get used to running on the same city streets or trails week after week, it’s not always appealing to run a marathon in your own stomping grounds.
You've probably already heard the message about self-talk: think positive!
There’s one thing you never have enough of – time.
A vacation is the perfect time to unwind. It is also the worst time to eat healthy.
Netflix streaming services offer a number of amazing viewing options, from clever women’s prison dramas to bad 80s slashers.
Today we’re going to explore an age-old elliptical question that many of you have probably asked yourselves at some point or another: Should you hold on to or let go of the moving handlebars on
If you love to run, then the idea of lacing up your shoes and running with a crowd of like-minded people might be all the motivation you need to register for a 5K.
Is a lack of energy keeping you from maximizing your workout? You are certainly not alone.
It’s that time of year again to prepare yourself for eye black, cleats, and Al Michaels’ hair.
From fusion classes to flying through the air like a circus performer, the options to get fit these days are limitless.
Fairs pop up every summer, delivering games, rides and oodles of yummy fair food. Unfortunately for us, much of that yummy food is less than healthy.
It’s one of America’s favorite – and perhaps most feared – weeks in television history: Shark Week.
You may not always be thinking about asparagus after a long workout, but give this Greek tuna and asparagus salad recipe a try and your thinking might change in a big way.
We'd like to thank everyone who entered and voted in the Beat the Heat photo contest celebrating the release of
Whether you’re the type who likes to sit down and read the daily newspaper over a hearty breakfast, or you find yourself pressing snooze one time too many and rushing out the door in the morning, y
Do you remember the mile test from your elementary school days? Well if you think the days of the physical fitness test are long behind you, think again!
Have you entered to win one of our newly-redesigned
In an effort to keep you -- the exerciser -- motivated, we’ve collected another list of fresh beats for you to run, cycle and lift to.
One of the best ways to start and keep working out is to do so in a social setting, and there is no better social setting than the one provided by your family.
Pork, green onions, red bell peppers, and shiitake mushrooms on a stick -- what could be better?
Even though we're currently in the depths of summer, fall marathon season is right around the corner and if you're in training mode, then you probably have a few long runs on your calendar.
Welcome to the first in our new series of low-calorie post-workout recipes!
If only your grandfather had earbuds! Just think how much happier his jogs would have been.
If you’ve ever worked out on a piece of Precor cardio equipment, you’ve probably looked at the calories burned readout and wondered, “How does this machine know how many calories I’m burning?”
Yoga is an ancient discipline that was practiced in India for thousands of years before it was brought to the West.
We all know holidays are often when fitness goals meet their Waterloo.
If you're in the middle of a vigorous training program, you can't afford to be sidelined by injury, pain and fatigue.
Thanks to the new Precor and Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series partnership, several Precor team members and I
When you’re in the market to buy new running shoes, it’s not always easy to figure out what kind is right for you.
As the world comes together to witness countries compete for the ultimate prize in soccer, viewers are universally blown away by the awesome display of skill and athleticism onscreen.
While some people love spending time soaking in the rays and trying new outdoors sports, others dread the mere thought of stepping foot in the heat (
Some days are more difficult than others when it comes to motivating yourself to work out.
When you've got a good exercise routine going, it’s not always easy to acknowledge the things you’re doing (maybe even subconsciously) that could actually be hurting your body when your wo
After months of training, you’re ready to tackle your full or half-marathon. Well, you think you are. But what if you forget something at the last moment?
Looking to take your fitness to the next level?
Running helps you push your physical limits, get in shape and reduce mental stress.
Now that we’ve officially kicked off grill season with a fun-filled Memorial Day, it’s time to turn our attention to tasty fare that goes beyond the standard (and not so healthy) hamburgers and hot
There are fitness bloggers and then there are fitness bloggers.
In a world where media and society set the standards of what is deemed “beautiful” and “acceptable” when it comes to the appearance of one’s body, many feel pressured to conform to a certain mold.
Summer vacation season is almost here, which can mean long flights and no access to your favorite workout equipment.
Congratulations on preparing for your first marathon or half-marathon! You should be proud of yourself and the commitment you've made.
Walk down the sleep aid aisle of your local drugstore and you’ll quickly realize that getting a good night’s rest is an issue for many people.
Let’s face it: working out isn't always easy, especially if all you have to distract you is the sound of your own Darth Vader-ish breathing.
Hopefully by now you’ve worn out our Winter Olympics-inspired workout playlist and are ready for something fresh
TV characters – they’re just like us! Whether they’re talking, laughing, feuding or fighting, our favorite broadcast entertainers often remind ourselves of, well, ourselves.
You may like your regular workout, but if you’ve been following the same patterns for too long, it’s likely the benefits you’re receiving from all of your efforts have significantly decreased.
You’ve just finished a killer workout, and now your stomach is growling uncontrollably. What now?
If you've been working out regularly for months now, you probably feel pretty great.
It seems like YouTube can teach you how to do ANYTHING.
After the long and rough winter most of us have had, we’re sure you’re feeling the cabin fever just like we are.
Struggling to find the motivation to get your exercise in? It's happened to the best of us.
We've all been there. That moment near the end of your workout when your limbs feel like noodles. Or when you gear up for a workout, get started, and then just can’t really find the groove.
In an age dominated by the internet, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the amount of information out there.
With spring breaks and summer vacations on the horizon and a long cold winter behind us, we can’t help having vacationing on the mind.
Winter is coming (again) as "Game of Thrones" returns to HBO on April 6.
Are you the type of person who'd only consider running if zombies were chasing you? Or maybe you're not afraid to get a little dirty while racing in an obstacle course?
Seeing as it's been the prevalent theory since before Richard Simmons was a kid, you can hardly be blamed for thinking that stretching before your workout reduces your chances of injury.
With so many amazing fitness experts and
We know that it can be challenging to get your body in its best possible shape. But with the help of these super-motivating celebrity personal trainers, that process can be made easier.
Seeing St. Patrick’s Day on the horizon got us thinking about ways you could pair your celebration of all things Irish with your workout. Following are some fun ideas to help you shake up your St.
IHRSA 2014 is finally here! If you'll be at the show in San Diego, stop by booth 2538 and check out how we're shaping the industry with personalized fitness.
Trade shows are excellent opportunities to network, promote your company, and gather quality business leads.
It's tax season, and it might have you wondering if your recent treadmill purchase (or other fitness equipment) is tax deductible.
Selecting the right gym can make the difference between getting in shape and giving up your fitness quest altogether. A good fit is essential.
In this day and age, we hear diet promises nonstop: “Eat your favorite foods and still lose weight!” or “Look and feel your best in 10 easy days!” It seems that there are new eating trends emerging
You do it day in and day out – consequently, your go-to workout can put you in a fitness rut. So what about changing it up a bit with some new moves?
Are you in the market for a new bathroom scale? Chances are you're overwhelmed by the sheer number of options available.
Last week, U.S.
It's true: Presidents Day always falls on the third Monday of February, and just because it's a holiday that doesn't mean you should skimp on beginning to work toward your fitness goals for the wee
How do you say "Will you be my Valentine?" to all those exercisers and gym-goers in your life? We came up with a few ideas. Check out the below fitness Valentines and feel free to share them.
Valentine’s Day is approaching fast! Instead of your usual dinner-and-a-movie date, why not incorporate some exercise into the special day?
Although it may be tempting to skip if you’re pressed for time, it’s essential to make sure you stretch after a workout
It’s always tempting to think of a “successful” workout as one that burns a lot of calories. But aren’t there other reasons we work out?
You've heard it time and time again: strength training benefits you in so many ways.
Between the entertaining commercials, the gridiron rivalry, and everyone’s favorite, the snacks, Sunday’s game is sure to be a great time spent with family and friends.
In the struggle to keep up with your job, family obligations, and rest, many people find it hard to make time to work out.
Netflix is an amazing resource for entertainment, but it also includes a wealth of films that educate and inspire.
Whether prompted by working off those holiday excesses,
We’ve all been there before – you pump yourself up pre-workout, saying that you’re going to give it 110% today.
During our recent Resolution Revolution Sale, we held a Pinterest contest so users could inspire themselv
Whether you find yourself struggling to keep up with your New Year’s resolution, or are simply searching for some different ways to discover inspiration to fulfill your latest fitness goals, we've
With fewer daylight hours, colder temperatures, and variable weather conditions outside, it can be difficult to find motivation to train for an upcoming spring or summer marathon.
Every year we make them, and, sadly, every year we (often) manage to break them. Despite our greatest efforts, our goals come to… less than we thought they might.
Want to win a 9.31 Treadmill and make sure those upcoming New Year's fitness resolutions stay on track?
When chronic, painful knee conditions make the thought of working out seem like a daunting and dreadful task, it is easy to let health and fitness goals slip.
It’s the holiday season, so chances are, you won’t always have access to your favorite gym or at-home equipment.
The holidays come every year. You look forward to them… and dread them. Because we all know cookies aren't great for the waistline.
The New Year is rapidly approaching and with it, many resolutions to exercise more.
Whether you're a fitness enthusiast, a beginning gym-goer or someone in between, you should know that Pinterest isn't just a social network with lots of pretty travel pictures and cupcake recipes.
For anyone with ongoing fitness and weight loss goals, Thanksgiving can be one of the toughest days of the year to stay on track.
Most of us are proud – and rightfully so – when we exercise. It’s not always easy, or fun, but we know it’s the right thing to do for our long-term health and mental well-being.
In addition to being a great source of news, gossip, and cute kittens, Twitter can be quite inspiring – especially when it comes to the tweets of personal trainers.
There are times it’s tough to get up the gumption to go to the gym (or even venture downstairs to the elliptical).
Long gone are the physical days of toiling in the fields or felling giant redwoods. Today’s workers are in cubicles, not under the hot sun.
Twitter is an amazing place if you're looking for health and fitness content, with users sharing links and advice 24/7.
How do you stay motivated when working toward your fitness goals? For many people, it's that occasional saying or quote that jumps out and provides enough of a reminder to keep them going.
Looking for a specific fitness term or exercise? Use our fitness glossary below by clicking on a letter of the alphabet, or by simply scrolling through the glossary.
For a lot of people, the goal of working out daily and staying in shape sounds wonderful, but the motivation isn't always there.
Ellipticals are growing in popularity in gyms, and they're a great choice for home use as well.
If you’re here, you already have the desire to transform your life with the endless health and wellness benefits of fitness.
As summer says goodbye, our Fall Into Fitness Sale (on now through September 8th) is here to help keep you fit and healthy in the comfort of your
Here at Precor, we're so excited about our Summer Shape Up Sale (on now through July 7th) that we decided to give away one of our
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