Planning a run in a big city? You are going to find more hurdles than you would in remote areas. Running along a highway or a busy intersection is not appealing or advisable. However, there are many opportunities if you know where to look.

Parks are a major plus when you are looking for good places to run. Most big cities feature one or more parks. Find one with a variety of paths to get you out of traffic Read the rest of this entry »

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Whether you have decided to look for a fitness program for weight loss, to increase your fitness level, or for general health reasons, there are a few things you should look for when making your selection. Not all fitness programs are the same, and as an individual, you need to look for a fitness program that meets your needs.

Accessibility and Affordability

Before going any further, are you going to be able to get to the facility that offers the fitness program, and can you afford the services provided? If the answer is no, keep looking.

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If you are like a lot of people who live in the big city, then you are probably concerned about the crime. The good news is that there are a number of things that you can do to stay safe while staying fit. If possible, you want to make sure that you always exercise with a partner. You are more likely to be a target when you are exercising alone. Exercising with a friend is not only safer, Read the rest of this entry »

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Running is great for our health. It gives us the cardio exercise we need. It even offers our body a way to release unwanted stress. However, one should not forget safety when it comes to running and finding those perfect running trails in the city.

When we think about safe running trails, we need to think of two safety hazards: falling and crimes against us. Falling can occur if the path we are running on is unsafe due to tree limbs and debris. A running trail that is located within a high crime zone can be unsafe due to its Read the rest of this entry »

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Running trails can be difficult to find in a big city. The internet is a helpful tool for searching for them in your city. Websites like Traillink.com offer a place for people in communities around the country to share their favorite urban and countryside trails. This is only one of such community based pages. Simply going to a search engine and typing in running trails and your city name will bring up options of trails that may have already been GPS mapped in your neighborhood because good running trails Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by www.fitandthecity.com, filed under Uncategorized. Date: December 15, 2011, 12:00 am | Comments Off

Choosing the right gym for you can be a bit challenging. There are many things that you must consider when you are trying to decide on the best gym for you. You have to visit most of these gyms to decide which one is best. You can go off of many things such as the fee that they may need and things like that. Most gyms are more expensive that others. That is why you need to find something that is first and foremost going to fit Read the rest of this entry »

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Most people feel the only solution to getting fit involves paying an arm and a leg for gym memberships, or buying fancy home equipment that tends to take up a lot of room in ones living space. I am here to tell you that staying in shape doesn’t have to cost you a fortune.

One of the easiest solutions can be found by visiting your local park. A good workout doesn’t have to be the typical Read the rest of this entry »

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Sure it’s tempting when it gets cold in New York to turn on the Direct tv Idaho and snuggle down into the sofa, but don’t give up your fitness goals! If you’ve got your eye on the prize, here’s how to stay active this fall.
Walk. Everywhere. : You may have fallen into a routine where you’re taking the subway more or know to hail a cab for more than about 8 blocks but that’s not burning any calories! Make a plan to walk a lot Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by www.fitandthecity.com, filed under Uncategorized. Date: November 27, 2011, 12:00 am | Comments Off

Forget expensive, overpriced gym memberships when you can get fit in the comfort of your own home! With these simple tips, you will look great in no time. To get started, check your cupboards. Canned or jarred goods make a great alternative to weights. Use these to do bicep curls or weighted crunch. Trust me, you will feel the burn. To get your bottom and thighs in perfect shape, use stairs as much as you can! Try going up and down the stairs forward and laterally to work different muscles.You can find a quick rundown here Be careful not to fall! Be sure Read the rest of this entry »

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A lot of people that live in a big city have a hard time finding a good place to go to perform physical activities. Sure, there is always the option of going to a gym or fitness center. However, the environment at a fitness center can sometimes become stale and boring for a person hoping to get in shape. So what should you do if you were to be in a situation like this? Go to the park.

Whether it is a city park, state park, or national park”all parks are great resources for city dwellers trying to live Read the rest of this entry »

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