Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Another new year rolls around and millions of people are resolving to make this the year they really amp up their fitness routine. We all have good intentions, but sometimes it's hard to stick with it with the day-in, day-out expectations. It can be done, though. When you look at people like Lori at Finding Radiance who lost more than a hundred pounds working out and Lisa at Workout Mommy who struggles to squeeze fitness in every day (just like most of us!), it's clear that it is possible.
Have you been fit for years or are you just starting out? Either way, how are you sticking with your fitness goals? Tell us your secrets on how you do it on our Facebook page and you'll be entered to win this great fitness kit. The winner will receive:
- a pair of workout gloves to keep your grip on those weights (your choice: women's or men's gloves),
- a balance trainer to put a little oomph in your strength training,
- a weighted jump rope that won't get tangle around your ankles like in grade school,
- a resistance cable to make your workout more intense and
- an Eco-fit floor mat to add a little comfort to all those floor exercises.
Enter to win by posting your fitness tips on our Facebook wall. You can get a second entry by posting "Share your workout wisdom on their Page to win workout gear from @HarbingerFitness." If you share a tweet and let us know, that will be another entry for you. So go on, tell us your mad fit methods.Entries will be accepted until January 31, 2011. Winner will be announced on February 2, 2011. Contest open for residents of the U.S. and Canada only.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Have you seen our videos on YouTube? You'll learn new ways to use equipment that will give you a better, more intense workout.
Monday, January 3, 2011
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Thanks to the dedicated work of our web fellow, the brand new Harbinger Fitness website is up and live. You'll find all sorts of video guides, product information, tips on getting the best workout and where to find Harbinger products online and in stores. Check it out at www.harbingerfitness.com.
As the year comes to a close, all of us at Harbinger Fitness want to wish you and your a very happy holiday season and much health and happiness in the new year!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
A recent study conducted at the University of New Mexico shows that both walking and running are very effective for weight loss and weight management. Although you will generally burn calories faster running, being patient and walking will do the trick as well. One practical tip for increasing the rate at which you burn calories is to add some resistance to your walking. Try using very light hand weights for your shorter walks in the beginning. Make sure that the weight is light enough so that your normal walking mechanics are not changed. You can increase your caloric output by as much as 15% by doing this.
Eat for energy
One of the biggest myths of weight loss is understanding not only what to eat but also when. We are designed to be grazers, meaning that we should eat throughout the day. This does two things. First, it is much easier to metabolize smaller amounts of food, and two, when you eat small and frequently you will find that your energy level stays much more consistent. And despite all of the hype of high protein/no carbs or high carbs/no protein, balance is the key. Try a variety of mixes in order to see which sustains your energy the best. Strength Training to lose fat Strength training is an absolutely essential way to lose fat. By completing a concise, appropriately intense strength training session you will burn calories for many more hours following your workout than you would by just doing cardiovascular exercise. Concentrate on major muscle groups and simple exercises. Hand and ankle weights are as effective as a $2000 machine when used effectively and consistently.
21 Days To Health
Research and our work with over 30,000 individuals from a variety of walks of life confirm the following. It takes 21 days for a new discipline to become a habit. That’s only 3 weeks. How long have you been trying to get fit, lose weight, start that new sport? How often have you started and stopped? Setting a very actionable goal is the first step. Opening your planner and scheduling in time for exercise to help you accomplish it for the next 3 weeks, will increase your chances 60% of reaching that goal. From there, as any long-term exerciser will tell you, it becomes a habit.
Written by Gregory Florez, president of First Fitness, Inc., a personal fitness and education company providing fitness, business strategy and sales training to the fitness industry, as well as professional certification and business development services.