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Effects of Outdoor Exercise

Catherine O'Brien Why Does Exercising Outdoors Feel So Much Better? I have always been a proponent of outdoor exercise, particularly running. There is something so satisfying and therapeutic about the fresh air and the sound of my feet hitting the pavement. Of course, inclement weather sometimes requires me to substitute an indoor treadmill workout for

Cold ~ Hard ~ Ice Climbing in the San Juans

Hank Shell The sound of tearing fabric reached my ear, as it always does, with the delicacy of a lover’s whisper. It was an unintelligible anomaly, mired as it was in the din of the crowded slot canyon, but impossible to miss. Yes, the krrshhing of fabric. Nothing was spoken, yet all understood. I looked

Meet Our Co-founder Grayson Fertig

Meet a master, and FastTwitchGrandma co-founder, Grayson Fertig! Grayson is a former member of the U.S. national bobsled team, so he knows a thing or two about training, staying in shape, and where you can best put your efforts to reach your goals. Watch the video to learn more about what he thinks is important

6 Ideas To Stay Active This Fall

Hank Shell Turkey Day has passed, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll spend the holidays in a cycle of binge eating and collapsing into a food coma, exercise be damned. Here in beautiful Telluride, Colo., this time of year is what’s known as the “off-season.” It’s halfway between summer and winter, and thus

Success Factors for Olympic Cross-Country Skiing

Alyssa Bialowas Introduction On a mission to find best-practice training programs for both sprint and distance cross-country skiing, I came across research from Norway and Sweden that reappraised success factors for Olympic cross-country skiing. Cross-country skiing has been an event in the Olympics since the first winter games Olympics in France in 1924. Due to

An Uplifting Masters Athlete Success Story

We recently spoke with Woody Deitrich, 64, of Seattle, WA at this year's Huntsman World Senior Games about how he became a masters athlete. Woody's uplifting story of how he began training and competing in track at the age of 54, following the encouragement of a friend, had us motivated and inspired. He now competes

Pickleball: A Competitive & Fun Form of HIIT

Pickleball enthusiasts Lori Tokutomi and Lynn Hyche speak to us at the 2017 Huntsman World Senior Games about their love for Pickleball, a paddle game that is a fast-paced and competitive adaptation of tennis, badminton, and ping pong. Watch the video to get tips on how to get into the sport, how to succeed at

Ski Training Magic Part 1: Leg Blasters

Hank Shell It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter, snow is falling in the mountains, and I have a couple thousand hard-earned dollars just burning a hole in my pocket. Yes, ski season is upon us. It won’t be long before the scent of burnt wax wafts through our basement once

6 Exercises To Get Ready For Hockey

Ryan Cross, B.A. Hons (Kin), MScPT, FCAMPT Registered Physiotherapist in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada   The sights, sounds, and smells of a season bring inspiration and motivation. Being from Canada, this is most definitely true for an upcoming hockey season.  When you see the leaves on the trees start to change color, you know that hockey

Carpe Diem, The Series: WHO STOLE SUMMER?

Paul Stevens Looking at the calendar, Labor Day is but a memory and that means that summer if all but done.  I know, you are going to say that summer doesn’t actually end until September 21st but when the kids are back to school and the vacation period is history, summer is effectively done.  But