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Monthly Archives: June 2013

  • Best marathons for beginners

    If your new home treadmill has inspired you to run a marathon for the first time in your life, you'll want to make sure that you choose a race that is friendly toward first timers. Training for a marathon is hard enough (although using a TRUE Fitness treadmill with a orthopedically correct running surface can make it easier), so you won't want to make your debut at one that is likely to have bad weather or be under-staffed. Check out the best marathons for beginners: Continue reading

  • Busting myths about dehydration

    Staying hydrated is an important part of any fitness routine. When you hop on your home treadmill and start running, you want to know that your body will have the energy to help you meet your fitness goals. While features like TRUE HRC Cruise Controlâ„¢ - available on all TRUE Fitness treadmills - can help you keep your heart rate up, staying hydrated is all up to you. To put you on the right path, we're busting some dangerous dehydration myths: Continue reading

  • Find time to exercise on a busy day

    If your excuse to not exercise on a regular basis is that there simply aren't enough hours in the day, we've got news for you: There are plenty of ways to fit in a quick workout even on the busiest days! Just a half hour on your home treadmill can do wonders for your health, particularly if you use TRUE HRC Cruise Controlâ„¢ to make sure that you're keeping your heart rate up. Try out these easy tactics for squeezing in a workout even when your schedule is packed. Continue reading

  • The 5 Most Important Considerations When Buying a Treadmill

    Treadmills are among the most popular (and effective) training machines out there. But with so many makes and models on the market, how do you choose what's right for you? We've got the five most important factors to consider when shopping for a treadmill. Continue reading

  • Prevent blisters for more pain-free runs

    If you're training for a marathon or are a regular runner, chances are you've seen a blister or two in your lifetime. In fact, something as simple as wearing a new pair of shoes can cause those nasty, painful sores to pop up. Using home treadmills with orthopedically correct shock absorption, like the TRUE Fitness PS800, can help you avoid other injuries by reducing the impact on your joints and knees, preventing and treating blisters requires slightly different tactics. Continue reading

  • What to eat before your workout

    Health and fitness go hand-in-hand, which means that what you eat before your workout can have a huge bearing on the success of your session. Eating the wrong type of food can not only make you more sluggish, but it may also cause cramping. While home treadmills like the TRUE Fitness Z5.0 can help you reach your workout goals by using preset programs and TRUE HRC Cruise Control™, it turns out that the phrase "you are what you eat" may have more truth to it than you think. To make sure you burn as many calories as possible during your fitness routine, use these easy diet tips: Continue reading

  • Burn more calories with the right playlist

    Strategically choose your playlist so you'll burn more calories.

    Everyone has their go-to playlist to get them pumped for working out on their home treadmills, but did you know that it can also help you burn more calories? It's true! In fact, you can subconsciously control your body to exercise in a certain way by strategically choosing songs.

    "Manipulating tempo can work like a remote control, telling your body to speed up or slow down without a heightened sense of exertion," Carl Foster, Ph.D., a professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, told SELF magazine. Continue reading

  • Desk stretches for the weary worker

    When you're stuck sitting at a desk all day, it's hard not to daydream about going home and pounding out a few miles on your exercise bike equipment - and it certainly doesn't help that it's well known that sitting down for hours on end is bad for you. Since you don't have access to TRUE Stretch at the office, use these tactics to loosen those muscles that tighten up when you sit in one spot all day long: Continue reading

  • How often should you exercise?

    We all know that exercising is good for you, but how frequently and how long should you be hitting the home treadmill each week? Experts have been debating for years - some say that high intensity interval training is the way to go, while others suggest that 30 minutes per day is a better goal.

    According to Dr. Michael Joyner, a physiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., the important thing is that you exercise on a regular basis. While working out has numerous long lasting benefits, including the improvement of overall health, perks like improvements in blood pressure only occur if you stick to a regular routine. Continue reading

  • Can you lose weight while walking?

    Running isn't for everyone, and if you're trying to lose weight, you may be wondering if there's a way around having to run on your home treadmill to shed pounds. Fortunately, walking can burn approximately four calories per minute, and there are plenty of ways you can modify your workout routine to lose weight. Continue reading

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