Archive for 'Fitness'

Dance as Fitness

Dance as Fitness

by Alicia Sunshine, special to GroupTrails.  Photo by Lance Thurman It is summertime! Well not officially, but Mother Nature has spoken early. This is the season of fun in the sun, and everyone is stepping up [...]

Running: More than a High, It’s a Lifestyle

Running: More than a High, It’s a Lifestyle

by Ericka Herd, Special to Grouptrails… So cliché but TRUE: “Old habits die hard.”  I started running in my fourth grade PE class against classmates during recess. Shortly afterwards, I’d earned my title as the fastest [...]

Your Digestion

Your Digestion

by John Lewis, Bad Ass Vegan. Special to Grouptrails. Were you aware that digestion takes over 50% of our daily metabolism? A majority of the energy and fluids used in the digestive process are supplied through [...]

Pilates: The Shortcut to Sexy

Pilates: The Shortcut to Sexy

A firm stomach, lean arms, toned legs and perfect balance. All are by-products of Pilates. Most guys will admit that Pilates is one of the most alluring, body shaping exercises a woman can partake in. It [...]

At the Heart of Fitness

At the Heart of Fitness

Your Target Heart Rate By Kristeen Uzoh There’s more to attaining optimum fitness than just exercising. In fact, to get an effective workout many things must be considered. One of the most important factors is your [...]

7 Common Stretches

7 Common Stretches

Friday’s cycling trip was a blast!  You cycled 10 miles. The landscape was beautiful.  The weather was flawless. The next day you awake in agony.  Your muscles are stiff as a board. Tightness paralyzes your thighs, [...]

Black Women and Cycling

Black Women and Cycling

A Petition to Black Women by Cathryn D. Blue, PhD Black women have a lot of unique struggles. We have to learn to balance our jobs, school, family and our personal health while also dealing with [...]

What’s My Bike Size?

What’s My Bike Size?

The worst thing you can do, regarding your safety and comfort, is to buy a bike that is too big or too small.  Nothing can deter you from continuing a riding regimen more than a bike [...]

8 Tips for seasonal cycling

8 Tips for seasonal cycling

You took up cycling this summer as a promise to yourself to tone-up. Now your body looks awesome! You are convinced, cycling definitely has its benefits. Your life of good health and great tone has just [...]

5 Tips for toning legs through cycling

5 Tips for toning legs through cycling

You’re looking good.  Your diet is helping you achieve your desired weight.  Now you want to tone up.  You start out to strengthen and tone your lower body.  You’ve tried jogging but, with jogging, the scenery [...]