I need a new pair of sneakers, mainly to be used for going to the gym. Most sneakers appropriate for running are gaudy, strangely bulbous and look like some sort of terrifying cyborg technology. I just want a humble and functional pair of shoes that will protect my feet while exercising and possibly promote good posture. Any suggestions?
posted by davidriley
on Jun 19, 2007 -
My boss has challenged me to complete some sort of marathon workout at his gym. I'm not very athletic, but if I can finish, my boss will buy all his employees an expensive steak dinner. I need tips -- especially as to what/when to eat. The workout is at 8pm tonight. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Jun 19, 2007 -
What are the best supermarkets in Portmouth, NH? Good gym? Also, could someone answer my Portsmouth-traffic questions? [more inside]
posted by lunasol
on Jun 12, 2007 -
FeetFilter - Looking a great shoe insert I can put in my gym sneakers that provide anti-odor, are moisture absorbent, and provide support and cushioning. I don't want to get a cheap pair and would rather spend the money on something thats reliable and durable. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by deeman
on Apr 16, 2007 -
I live in DC, and I'm looking for somewhere with a cheap gym membership. I don't need time with a personal trainer, I don't need access to tons of amenities, just basic exercise equipment. [more inside]
posted by jare2003
on Mar 21, 2007 -
Having recently joined "the gym" I'm curious about the funny sauna facilities they have. There's the steam room, the sauna, and then a whirpool tub. What's the proper usage procedure for these things? What's the point? [more inside]
posted by sfluke20
on Feb 7, 2007 -
Hi, this is my first question... here goes:
I live in Montreal (but am not a native of the city), I'm looking for a gym that has 3 month or "pay-as-you-go" memberships (as I may be moving July 1st). I don't drive, so it pretty much needs to be near a métro station; on that note I work & live on the Orange line (work=Cremazie / home=Cote-Vertu).
I'm kind of lazy, but I do enjoy going to a gym... i.e. if it's not too much out of my way, I'll go regularly.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
posted by Laura in Canada
on Jan 25, 2007 -
Looking for a cheap gym in San Francisco's Inner Richmond (19th & Geary) [more inside]
posted by atmu
on Jan 21, 2007 -
Next month I'll be ready to take on the gym again. What gym (in Chicago) might be best for me? [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore
on Jan 5, 2007 -
What muscles are used to recover from a heelside snowboard fall
? If one were bad at getting up from such a fall, which exercises at the gym would you recommend to improve?
posted by Malad
on Dec 26, 2006 -
I need to join a gym, and haven't belonged to one since a Y membership in 1996. Apparently, gyms don't tell you what they charge unless you go meet a sales rep in person. This seems extremely shady and sets off mental warning bells. Can anyone tell me what to expect? Forewarned is forearmed, etc.
(Auxillary question, possibly whinefilter; how do they get away with this? Why can't I comparison shop in a reasonable manner?)
posted by Cranialtorque
on Dec 3, 2006 -
I've been working out four times a week all year, and now I think I should at least know how to run. I have a horror of running left over from being the slow kid, and I don't really know how to do it. I started the couch to 5k today. Should I stick with it, or just do something else? [more inside]
posted by crabintheocean
on Oct 15, 2006 -
Is there a worthwhile stationary (preferably recumbent) exercise bike choice available for consumer purchase under $1,000? [more inside]
posted by phearlez
on Sep 22, 2006 -
Are there any gyms in Melbourne in Balaclava/Prahran/Windsor/St Kilda where I don't have to pay an annual membership, but can attend on a casual basis?
posted by lazy robot
on Aug 31, 2006 -
I need to get off my lazy butt and join a gym. I live in north/northwest Seattle and work in the U District. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by dw
on Aug 21, 2006 -
Today at the gym I saw a couple guys (football players, as it happens) doing an exercise I hadn't seen before. They started with a 50lb dumbbell in one hand, bent over towards that side (that quad ~ 45 degree angle to the floor), the dumbbell fairly close to the floor. They then pushed off with that quad, jumped/transferred weight to their other foot so their body was completely under their arm, & did a military-press-like motion with the weight. They did 3 sets of 10 with each arm. What is this exercise called? Also, what is that general style of exercise called (more active/full body than simply isolating a particular group), & what are some other examples of this style?
posted by devilsbrigade
on Jul 22, 2006 -
I'm looking for a gym, health club, or obstacle course in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that has a rope climb. [more inside]
posted by rentalkarma
on Jun 16, 2006 -
Please Explain two things I've observed at any of the several health club I've belonged to -- one involving people (usually women) avoiding the locker room, the other a tradition among racquetball players involving their gloves. [more inside]
posted by Rash
on May 11, 2006 -
What qualifications should I look for in a personal trainer? What do the ACE certifications
actually mean? I'd like to hire a trainer for a few sessions, but I really don't want to hurt myself or hire a nut. Please help me sort through the options! [more inside]
posted by barnone
on Feb 12, 2006 -
Can't we just tell the gym we're cancelling the membership and tell MasterCard to stop paying them? [more inside]
posted by skryche
on Feb 1, 2006 -
The "new, state of the art" cardio machines at my gym always tell me my heart rate is unreasonably high (170 beats per minute) even though I'm working at a level where I can still maintain a breathy conversation. Occasionally, the machine will say my heart rate is something totally wacky, like 220. [more inside]
posted by Kololo
on Jan 16, 2006 -
Help me convince my cow orker that the YMCA isn't going to send us off to the pokey and sue us into oblivion. [more inside]
posted by phearlez
on Dec 29, 2005 -
Is it a bad idea to do (1 hour of) yoga and (1 hour of) weight training and (30 minutes of) cardio all on the same visit to the gym? If it is not a bad idea, what's the best ordering of the three?
posted by about_time
on Dec 22, 2005 -
Mrs. DakotaPaul and I are having difficulties getting out of bed and to the gym in the morning. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul
on Dec 14, 2005 -
Do most gyms have mirrors that make you appear thinner? Are deceptive mirrors used in department store fitting rooms? How common is this practice?
posted by palegirl
on Dec 5, 2005 -