Fitness

Cyclebar Easton offers stationary bike workouts.

What they are, what they cost

The Columbus area is seeing a boom in boutique fitness centers that focus on specialized classes instead of weight racks. Companies such as Orangetheory Fitness, Pure Barre and Cyclebar cater to customers who don’t mind paying a bit more to work out with others.  Such studio-based classes have been growing in popularity, said Pam Kufahl, director of content at the fitness market …

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A new ethos is helping make fitness more attainable, and less toxic

A new ethos is helping make fitness more attainable, and less toxic

Paul Landini is a personal trainer and health educator in Kitchener, Ont. I occupy a unique sphere in the personal training world. The majority of my clients are adults like myself, regular people who appreciate the value of exercise but feel at odds with fitness culture as a whole. Like me, they tried keeping an …

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I want to lose fat and build muscle at the same time. Are my light weights enough?

I want to lose fat and build muscle at the same time. Are my light weights enough?

Simultaneously losing fat and gaining muscle is called body recomposition. It’s possible if you lift heavy weights, progressively overload, and eat in a small calorie deficit. Eating a high protein diet and sleeping enough will help too, a personal trainer and nutritionist said. Read more Working It Out here. Loading Something is loading. Dear Rachel, I’m eating …

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'I completed the F45 challenge, and these are my honest results'

‘I completed the F45 challenge, and these are my honest results’

I never pictured myself doing anything *remotely* like the F45 Challenge. Like most perfectionists, I can’t stand to be bad at anything new. So when, years ago at my first-ever HIIT class, a mean instructor barked at me to look “less confused”, I left and never looked back. I spent most of my twenties dipping …

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