Category archives for: Health and Fitness

Fitness Corner: Double Whammy!

From my boot campers, I get a lot of questions about what to do when you only have 20-30 minutes to work out. To be honest, you can get all of your muscles worked in that amount of time it’s just about pairing muscle groups together. My aunt was asking how to fit it all […]

The 17th Annual Run To Feed The Hungry

By Frances Macias-Phillips, The Run to Feed The Hungry combines two of the things that make me feel best: running and giving back. So on Thursday, me and approximately 30,000 of my fellow Sacramentans will be lacing up to participate in the 17th Annual Run to Feed The Hungry, benefiting the Sacramento Food Bank. […]

Fitness Guru: Don’t Become a Turkey on Thanksgiving

By Kristin Walton, Freddy Krougar, Michael, or that crazy Saw movie guy have nothing when it comes to scaring me as when I read this: a typical Thanksgiving dinner is about 4,000 calories. To burn this off, you would have to run for 7 hours, do 20 hours of yoga, or lift weights for […]

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“I’m Gonna Barf”

By Kristin Walton, Getting “whoozy” is a common feeling when working out. Truth is, if you haven’t ever felt that way, chances are you don’t know what it’s like to push yourself to the limit. Now, by no means am I saying that I want you to workout ’til you collapse, but when or […]

Ellipticals, Treadmills, and Stairs, OH MY!

By Kristin Walton, Three days a week, I instruct a boot camp which mostly consists of strength training. On the off days, I tell my campers to try to do some sort of cardio, even if it’s only 20 minutes. The trick with cardio is not the amount of time, it’s all about the […]

Identifying People Species: The Gym

By Cory Hunt, The many types of species at the gym …. Naked Locker Room Man a.k.a. Grandpa Streak Physical Characteristics- Obviously, Grandpa Streak is naked.  Sometimes, he’ll wear a tee shirt, but he refuses to obscure his genitalia with any kind of towel, undergarment or small hat.  Normally, this majestic creature is covered […]

Fitness Guru: The Simple ‘Secret’ To Weight Loss

By Kristin Walton, “I’ll just work out later.” It’s a common phrase heard around the lunch table. You can eat whatever you want as long as you go to the gym later, right? Wrong. This is actually a very backwards way at looking at your nutrition. The truth is that you can’t out train […]

Midtown Trainer: Killer Legs

By Kristin Walton, I’m competing Friday at Masters Nationals for synchronized swimming. I’m terrified. All through high school, my team and I were lucky to be quite competitive and got to see most of the country. I’m positive this is where my love for working out stemmed from. If you lined up most synchronized […]

Swim? Bike? Run?!

Christine Cheng, Yes, in that order. Put it all together and you have the perfection equation for a triathlon. As the pros are gearing up for Kona, Hawaii this week and the Ironman World Championship (a.k.a. the Super Bowl of the Triathlon World), many local triathletes are winding down their season with one last […]

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