Treadclimber Review

This is the Bowflex Treadclimber that is known to exercise leg muscles and this machine was designed to combine 3 of the other exercise machines that are being used today.

When you are using the Treadclimber you are getting a dose of the elliptical machine, stair climber, and treadmill. You probably got confused and wondered how all of that could be in one machine. Read along and find out why it has all 3 combined in it.

Treadclimber Review

3 in 1 workout

The Treadclimber is has 2 platforms for each of your foot. Both of the platforms have a conveyor belt that is rotating backwards similar to a treadmill. The platforms go up and down as you walk on them which resemble a motion like you are climbing the stairs (stair climber) and it gives a low-impact workout on the joints and knees that are very similar to what an elliptical trainer is known for. The Treadclimber stands out by combining these 3 machines in one, it gives you a full workout with just one exercise machine. You can also choose the intensity level of your work out from 1 to 12. This means that it can be used by anyone. The capacity of the Treadclimber is 300 lbs. so a person who is overweight can easily use it.

Better calorie burn

If you use the Treadclimber walking for 30 minutes at 4.5 mph, you will burn the same amount of calories if you were on a treadmill running at 5 mph for 30 minutes. This means that you are able to the same amount of calories without exerting too much effort. If you want to burn more calories, all you have to do is increase the intensity level because the Treadclimber’s speed is only 4.5 mph which does not satisfy some people who have purchased the product. This could also depend on the weight of the person because people who have more body fat to lose are able to burn more calories in a given amount of time.

Easy to use

The Treaclimber is very easy to use because it has an interactive LCD screen which you can refer to when tracking your progress. You can follow the instructions in the manual on how to operate it which is really easy. It can save records for up to 2 people so they can track their calorie burn, time, intensity, program, etc. (more…)


A Complete Guide to Choosing the Best Elliptical

A Complete Guide to Choosing the Best Elliptical

Elliptical machines are growing in popularity and they have become really effective training machines for anyone who is trying to lose weight. You can easily buy one from a store and put it in your den or office room to get some exercise while you’re at work. Before buying an elliptical, there things you need to keep in mind so you won’t make a mistake in buying your elliptical.

A Complete Guide to Choosing the Best Elliptical

What are your goals?

You can consider yourself and also the other people in your house who will be using the machine. You can use it mainly for exercising while a runner will only use it as an aid to their training. It can be their form of cross-training. Those who are older will like the fluidity of the movements they will be making.

Start by researching online

To find the proper elliptical for you, research about the top brands and which products are getting high ratings. You can also check out customer reviews to find out what others are saying about the product and what they think of the product. Some customers can tell the pro and cons of the product and you can learn from that. You might even find a customer review that you can relate to.

Find out where you can buy them

Once you have found the product that you want, you can purchase it online from the manufacturer’s website or if you prefer to check it out physically before you buy it, you can buy them in specialty stores. Discount stores usually don’t offer elliptical machines.

What kind of service do you want?

If you want a more in-depth service about the product, you should buy it from a specialty store that only offers fitness equipment because they have a better knowledge of their products. You can also try to look for an exclusive distributor of the product because they will really tell you what you need to know and their service will be more personalized for you.

Special fitness retailers

Write down a list of the fitness retailers on your area and visit them until you see what you want. There are some products that are only carried by a specific store and you can ask the sales personnel to help you choose. They will have a deeper understanding of their product and assess your needs. (more…)


Changing Habits To Lose Weight

It’s funny how we easily gain weight without even trying. Did you ever notice how a bag of potato chips bulge in your belly just like that? Or how your one day laziness can turn your coca-cola body into a coca-cola can? Life is not that fair; you may be a person pack in a hot sizzling package today but with some bad habits uncorrected can turn you to a big fat bloated cow. Life is not fair and if you what to get back your Oh-So-Mama-Mia figure you gotta get to work! And I mean you gotta work it baby!

We may not notice it today but, you really got to work it all out, not just to fit your old cute girly Sunday dress but because HEALTH IS WEALTH! You got to lose that flap to live long. You only live once why not make the most out of it? Aren’t you tired of all those judgmental eyes that look at you with disguise as if they’re that good while thinking that you have nothing else to do with your live other than ordering every meal on every fast food and munching on every chocolate bar you can lay your hand on while drinking a 1.5 liter of soft drinks without using a glass? So get back to your old self and show them the swan waiting to be unleashed deep within you.


Now, let’s go back to the first sentence of this article. Why do you think you gain weight that crazy? It’s because you have these habits that you keep on doing that blows you up like crazy. Check them out.


You’ve failed a test you’ve work hard for, or you’ve learned your guy is cheating on you with your best friend or you been rejected by a boss on a job you’ve been dreaming about since forever. Would you order a family size pizza for take out and claim depression while claiming IT’S YOUR CHEAT DAY? I don’t think so. Why don’t you try to regroup your strategies and get over the things you’ve done and analyze the reasons why you fail? After that, stand up with poise and say TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY. You’ve got to accept the fact that not everything will go as plan because how ever you claim the perfectness of you life, it is still possible that God has other plans for you.


Staying up late at night don’t just give you dry skin, pimples and lifeless body the next day, you also gain weight due to lack of sleep. This is true especially during the transition period between adolescence and adulthood. Experts recommend 8-9 hours of sleep during this critical transition. According to them for every hour of sleep lost 2.1 point on BMI index was gained. So start changing your body clock and sleep right!


Calorie is not the only reason why a fast food diet causes obesity. Did you now that there is a bacterium present in ingredients used in fast food that kills bacteria in your body that kills calorie? So before you bite that cheese burger or munch in with those fries, think again, why don’t you try considering salad of fresh fruits for snack? I’m sure those will do you good than those o-so tempting junks. (more…)


Softball Players in Japan

In Japan, softball players are employees of the companies that sponsor their teams, so we “work” from 8 A.M. to noon, then practice during the afternoons. My work, I was told, would entail three hours of Japanese class a day. But even with language lessons, daily life proved difficult. For a long time, I couldn’t order food in a restaurant without having a teammate help me. Luckily, most restaurants in Japan display plastic replicas of the menu items in their windows. To order, I would ask the waitress to follow me outside where I would point to my choice.

Reported for Practice

At 1:30 P.M. on my first day, I reported for practice. Unlike the manicured fields at home, most of the fields in Japan are “skin” or dirt. And because space is at such a premium, the fields are squeezed between buildings. Our home field had a 40-foot net strung above the outfield wall so that players wouldn’t hit the ball out and dent a car in the parking lot next door. That year, I hit the ball over the nets so many times they had to raise them to 55 feet.

I quickly learned enough vocabulary to communicate with my teammates on the field. If the play was to third base, they would yell, “Mitsu, mitsu!” or “Third!” in Japanese. Because softball is an American game, they also use fractured English: “Strike!” becomes “Strike-oo!” (They add a syllable to most words.) “Ball!” is “Barr-oo!”

My name was a big problem. Because Japanese doesn’t have an l sound (as in Michele) or a th sound (as in Smith), I became Mi-she-ru Su-mi-su. I’m sure the fans thought I was a complete snob during the first season because I never knew that they were calling to me!

Americans are qualitative about work; the Japanese are quantitative

The biggest adjustment I had to make was to the Japanese focus on repetition. Americans are qualitative about work; the Japanese are quantitative. They believe that if you want to be good at something, you have to do it a lot. The U.S. National Team practices two or three hours a day; Toyota Shokki practices five or six hours a day. We would do the same infield-outfield drill for two hours: The coach would hit balls to the outfielders, who would make the cutoff throw to a base.

Each outfielder would make 10 throws to third, 10 to second, 10 to first. Then they would do it again. There were days when I thought, Enough already! Afterward, we would practice hitting as a team for several hours. As a foreigner, I was allowed to practice my pitching on my own, but I was an exception. A Japanese player would never have been allowed to do something so independent from the team.



Running Shoes for Trail Running

Running Shoes for Trail Running: A Guide for Women

If you have good trail running shoes, it will improve your performance whim you are running on a trail and you will have better stability. You will also have more protection when stepping on rocks and bumpy terrain. This will help prevent injury and you will not a have a problem with your feet afterwards. Proper trail-running shoes can also prevent soreness of the feet after the run. When picking your trial-running shoes, certain features need to be considered no matter how cheap or expensive is the pair you are planning to get.

How to find the perfect running shoes for women

Why do you need trail-running shoes?

Running on a trail that is filled with mu, grass, terrain, rocks, and different kind of surfaces can hurt your foot if you don’t have the proper shoes on. Your feet can have bruises and become extremely sore after running on a trail without the proper shoes.


The sole of trail-running shoes are more stiff and has deeper lugs compared to normal running shoes so that the mud can easily slip off.


If you pass through a muddy surface, you will be thankful for the kind of traction that trail-running shoes have. The lugs are also deeper and the thread used is thicker than what is used for road running shoes. Do not use the trail-running shoes on the road because the road can easily wear its sole out.


For running on wet and muddy surfaces in the trail, you will need to get shoes that are made with water-resistant material to protect your feet. The shoes should have uppers that are both waterproof and breathable.


This is true for any running environment because you need shoes that are light in weight and at the same time offering the proper kind of protection you need for your feet. If you wear shoes that are too heavy, it can increase muscle fatigue and you might decide to cut your run short.

Hybrid shoes

If you are thinking of running on an asphalt before proceeding to the trail, wear hybrid shoes that are made for asphalt running because you will wear trail-running shoes will easily get worn out if you use it on the asphalt. (more…)


The Water Sports

Shark diving in Walker’s Cay, Bahamas

Get up close and personal with the shark community at Green Marine Shark Education Programs. Clad with weights, tanks and a regulator (but no protective gear), you’ll roam the turquoise depths of the Caribbean with as many as 100 sharks (Caribbean reef, blacktip, bull, nurse and lemon) three times a day. Frolicking with fish and taking assorted fin-friendly workshops will keep you busy, but you’ll still have time to hit the beach and enjoy some spicy conch chowder. Who: Green Marine, 305-275-0030. When: Year-round. How much: 4 days, $716 (including airfare from Fort Lauderdale); plus an additional $225 if you want to get certified first. Travel advisory: Don’t wave your arms around too much in the water unless you want the sharks to mistake you for a squid.

Scuba diving in Thailand and Burma

Explore Asia’s mysteries above ground and underwater. You’ll live aboard a swank wooden vessel while sailing across the clear Andaman Sea. Explore subterranean coral gardens, swim alongside octopuses, huge lobsters, fluttering manta rays and a plethora of exotic fish. Nights are spent sipping cocktails at sunset while deckhands care for gear and attend to amenities. Who: Asia Transpacific Journeys, 800-642-2742. When: Year-round. How much: $3,995 for 12 days. Travel advisory: Not a trip for novice divers. Get your certification and plenty of experience before you go.

Kitesurfing in Maui, Hawaii

Picture gliding across a giant wave on a small surfboard, launching 20 feet in the air, flipping around, skillfully landing back in the water-and then doing it again. That’s kitesurfing, the latest craze to hit the Hawaiian pipeline. It’s a cross between wakeboarding and paragliding, and it’s ripping good fun. Top kitesurfers perform outrageous aerial ballet, but even novices will quickly learn to catch some air. To unleash your kitesurfing potential, spend a few weeks at the beach; you’ll get to perfect your tan along with your moves. Who: Action Sports Maul 808-871-5857. When: Year-round. How much: 5-day group course, $975; additional coaching, $100 an hour. Travel advisory: Bring along a copy of the Hawaiian Dictionary by Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel H. Elbert to help you fraternize with the locals.

White-water kayaking in North Carolina

Learn strokes and how to scout and roll during a paddling-intensive long weekend. Novice through advanced kayakers can partake of these group outings offered by Nantahala Outdoor Center. Days are spent on the water, first on a lake to fine-tune (or learn) paddling strokes, boat balance and rolling skills. Then you head to the river’s Class I and II rapids to practice your skills, learn to peel-out, ferry and read the water. Back on land, evenings are devoted to watching and reviewing videos of your group paddling efforts. Who: Nantahala Outdoor Center, 888-662-1662, ext. 600. When: Year-round. How much: 4 days, $720. Travel advisory: Bring nose clips to keep you from inhaling too much river if you roll. (more…)

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