Category: Gym

Conor McGregor steps in to keep Irish gym from closing

Philip Mulpeter posted bad news Friday on Instagram. The gym he owns, SBG Portarlington in County Laois, Ireland, would have to close its doors due to financial concerns brought upon by COVID-19 lockdowns in the country. “We’ve had three lockdowns now, and I think after each lockdown it’s hard to get the same numbers back […]

2020: A Year in Fitness Like No Other

This year, the novel coronavirus crept into and transformed every aspect of our lives, including our fitness. In countless ways — some surprising, and a few beneficial and potentially lasting — it altered how, why and what we need from exercise. At the start of the year, few of us expected a virus to upend […]

Best treadmills 2020: Trainers share their home treadmill choices

Gyms are slowly opening back up across the country after many shuttered following the outbreak of Covid-19. But consumers are increasingly interested in working out at home in the interim, investing in stationary exercise bikes, for example. While recreating at home the experience of attending boutique cycling studios such as Peloton, Soul Cycle and Flywheel is growing ever more popular, […]

How to Create At-Home Workout Space

Exercise is important for the mind and body, but even more sure during the pandemic. Unfortunately, due to restrictions placed upon us during COVID-19, most of us aren’t moving around as much as we’d like to. Of course, many fitness studios and gyms have reopened, but for those who want to do some of their virtual classes […]

How to Safely Move Your Gym Equipment

If you’re like many workout buffs, moving to a new home means having to figure out how to move heavy gym equipment. Whether it’s as simple as a yoga mat or as complicated as a treadmill, putting your new at home gym together isn’t going to be a walk in the park. There’s a right way and […]

Is It Normal to Take a Nap After a Workout?

Physical activity is known for boosting energy. That’s because exercise increases your heart rate and blood flow, making you feel awake. It’s one of the many benefits of working out. However, it’s also possible to get tired after exercise. This is especially common after high-intensity workouts. Physical activity, after all, requires a lot of energy and stamina. […]

How to Stay Safe at the Gym During Cold and Flu Season

There’s many reasons why exercise and going to the gym is good for us. But now (more than ever) if we’re not following the proper guidelines to stop the spread of germs, our well-meaning habit could end up hurting our health and those around us.