Athlete's Feat

Monday, July 22, 2013

Not your average yoga class

·        Yoga on the Race Street Pier
    Every Sunday morning through June, yoga enthusiasts of all levels can enjoy a yoga class out on the beautiful Race Street Pier. Dhyana Yoga, an established yoga studio with five locations, will be running these FREE Soulful Sunday classes. Donations will be accepted. The Race Street Pier is located at Columbus Blvd. and Race Street. The Pier has convenient parking in nearby lots, and can be easily accessed by public transit.
o   Race St & N Columbus Blvd
PhiladelphiaPA 19106
 Contact Information:  Emma Fried-Cassorla,
Yoga in the Park (With Mark Nelson)
·         As the weather grows warmer and the days get longer, there’s nothing like practicing outside! Starting the first week of June, we once again head outdoors for our early morning Yoga in the Park classes. So if you love the idea of starting your day with focus and movement, breathing in the fresh morning air. (Rain dates will be held in the studio. If it’s been raining or looks like rain, check at the studio before heading over to the park.) Sign up Here.
o   When: Tuesdays and Thursdays through August 1
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Friday, July 19, 2013

Meet Annette Fredskov, the woman who ran 366 marathons in 365 days

Photo Courtesy/Annette Fredskov's Twitter Account
Meet Annette Fredskov, the 41-year-old Danish woman who ran 366 marathons in one calendar year.

The mother of two ran one marathon every day for a year starting on July 15, 2012 and capped off her miraculous feat by running two marathons on the 365th day.

That’s 26.2 miles every day for a year—most people take three to four days to recover from one marathon—for a total of 9,589.2 miles.

“It has been a completely indescribable and wonderful day. My dream has come true, and it cannot be described with words,” Fredskov said on her website after she ran her final marathon on July 14. “It has been a gigantic run feast and I am completely overwhelmed, happy, grateful and tired.”
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Heading Down the Shore?

If you are heading down the shore this summer and are still looking for a good workout? Look no further than local activities happening at the Jersey Shore this summer.

Wildwood Crest
Wildwood Crest Recreation Beach Pier Fitness Classes
Sure, you want to spend your vacation relaxing, but if you are looking for some exercise during your vacation, Wildwood offers fitness classes with an ocean view. Classes take place at the end of the Wildwood Crest Beach Pier.
When: Sunday: Yoga. Monday: Yogalates. Tuesday: Cardio Pump/Aerobics. Wednesday: Cardio Workout/Aerobics. Thursday: Cardio Kickboxing. Friday: Pilates. Saturday: Cardio Kickboxing    Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Where: Wildwood Crest Beach Pier: Heather Road and Ocean Avenue
Cost: $5 per class
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Your Summer Workout: Top five tips for staying cool

This week's running tip offered by the American Heart Association.
You've been exercising regularly, but now it's summer — and hot… sometimes even dangerously hot (like this week), and seemingly too hot to go work out. But don't decide this is the time for a little summer break from fitness, experts say, because you may be hurting yourself in the longer term.
"It's important to continue exercising over the summer because the effects of exercise training are rapidly lost once training stops — use it or lose it," said Barry Franklin, Ph.D., director of the William Beaumont Hospital Cardiac Rehab and Exercise Laboratories in Royal Oak, MI. "Most studies suggest many of the key benefits are lost in four to six weeks of inactivity."
Be smarter than the heat
Still, you can't just ignore the heat because you could wind up with heat stress, heat stroke or other problems. So to keep the heat from melting your workouts, Franklin recommends you:
*         1. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.

Maintain salt-water balance by drinking plenty of fluids (preferably water) before, during and after physical activity. Avoid alcoholic and caffeinated beverages.
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