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Be happy with a healthy body

The world is trending away from the ideal body being a skinny one or that a woman should starve herself in order to be beautiful. The fitness magazine ‘Women’s Health’ recently joined in this “real-body” movement by banning the phrases “bikini body” and “drop two sizes” from its publication. Having the perfect figure is no […]

Why you should avoid so-called “diet foods”

If you’re thinking about starting a diet, you may believe that it won’t be difficult. All you have to do is walk into the supermarket and find foods with the word “diet” slapped on the label. Easy enough, right? Well, the truth is that food sellers can write just about anything they want on their […]

5 strength machines every women should use

Are you one of those women who spends hours on cardio machines each week and refuses to go anywhere near the weight machines at the gym? Do you feel overwhelmed, or even intimidated, by the array of strength machines populated by muscular men? Well the good news that is you’re not alone, and an even […]

How not to embarrass yourself during pilates

There was a time when pilates classes seemed exclusively the domain of women, which is strange as the creator, Joseph Pilates was very much a man’s man, and was not only a bodybuilder but also a self defense trainer who developed this technique to help everyone become stronger and fitter. So he’d be glad to […]

Once a day at Gear for Multisport I get the question…

"How often should I replace my running shoes?"

 Unfortunately, there’s no universal answer to this question, given that many factors figure into the lifespan of a shoe: the construction of the shoe, your physical makeup, the way in which you strike the surfaces you’re running on, the Florida weather, & how often you wear the shoe.

Training into 2016

The Holiday season is over. No more parties at the Crown Lounge or Lilly's on the Lake.  The Ugly Run Sweater is packed away along with the inflatable Olaf from the Grogan's back yard.  College football Bowl Season is passed.  Its time to move on!

Below, are five methods, that when applied to our triathlon training, will help install consistent motivation as part of our personality and not as something that we have to acquire:

1. Start off steady
It may sound self-explanatory, but when motivation is high and our bodies are full of energy, it is very easy to push too much too quick.

‘Listening to your gut’ takes on new meaning

We all hate feeling ill, so wouldn’t it be useful if there was some way your body could tell you what is making you sick? Well its seems that this could now be possible for your gut, at least. Australian researchers at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University) have tried a new pill […]

How exercise benefits your whole body

You’ve heard it all before – exercise is good for your body and overall health. But just what exactly does that mean? When people think of exercise they’re trying to lose some weight, stay physically fit and improve their overall quality of life. But did you know that exercise can have a positive impact on […]

Ditch the treadmill and do these activities

Cardio can be boring. We get it. There is nothing more uninteresting than running on a treadmill or completing 30 minutes on an elliptical machine five times a week. That’s why it is good to find aerobic training activities that are not so repetitive. This will help you break up the monotony of your workout […]