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Jun 27, 2018

Indoor cycling, HIIT, Barre classes, CrossFit and obstacle course racing are all examples of recent fitness trends that have become extremely popular in the past few years. Why do some fitness techniques become a flash-in-the-pan fad? See: all of the Zumba knock-offs that are no longer with us, Batuka anyone? What does...


Jun 27, 2018

The fitness culture is still relatively young; health clubs have only been a part of mainstream society for the past forty-or-so years. Before the modern health clubs we're used to today, the early days of fitness were heavily influenced by the Gay (now LGBTQ) community. In response to a recent flap about Pride...


Jun 17, 2018

What are the most important benefits from exercise? Is it burning calories and sculpting muscles so that you look better? Is it enhancing your performance so that you can play your favorite sports better? How about the fact that regular exercise can improve your health to reduce the risk of developing a...


Jun 17, 2018

It's time to rethink the old stereotype of the dumb, brain-dead weightlifting enthusiast. A plethora (hat tip to SAT prep) of research suggests that exercise, especially of the high intensity variety, can help promote the growth of new brain cells via BDNF. 

On this Quick Fit Tip episode I talk about how exercise can...


Jun 8, 2018

Once upon a time, hunting was the only way we got the meat we needed to survive. Our ancestors burned hundreds, if not thousands of calories on a hunt in the pursuit of the protein necessary to sustain life. In the modern era we can now order thousands of calories of food without breaking a sweat by simply swiping...