You Get Out What You Put In

Posted May 13, 2019

I am a meritocratist.  I believe in advancement through merit.  Merit is the only fair standard.  It is a quality that values individual ability and achievement.  Of course talent is important, but, as in sports, abilities can be improved to an incredible extent based on the heart of the athlete.  Merit calls for a strong […]

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Systems Thinking and Infrared Training

Posted May 6, 2019

This week I have had the pleasure of working from Chicago in a fantastic American community known as Lincoln Park.  What an amazing spot for culture, art and, of course, fitness.  We are under construction for our new HOTWORX studio next to DePaul University home to one of the top theater schools in the country.  […]

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Infrared HIIT and Fat Loss

Posted April 29, 2019

High intensity interval training, or HIIT, has proven to be more effective than traditional workouts with respect to using fat as fuel, especially when combined with an infrared heat environment such as the HOTWORX fitness sauna. Excess post oxygen consumption, or EPOC, is much higher with HIIT due to the oxygen required by your body […]

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Health Benefits of Hot Infrared Yoga

Posted April 22, 2019

Yoga is a workout type, a discipline for sure, but there are no rules in yoga. There are many many styles and methods. The different forms of yoga and the combinations of yoga posture sequencing, or flows are unlimited. Yoga is left to the imagination of those who practice the ancient form of fitness. There […]

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History of High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT

Posted April 16, 2019

What is HIIT? High Intensity Interval Training, aka HIIT, usually consists of a warmup then 30 second intervals of high intensity sets involving the use of some type of cardio machine.  Cardio machines are not necessary but are useful tools to facilitate the interval sets.  The high intensity sets are followed by lowered intensity sets […]

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A Brief History of Isometrics

Posted April 8, 2019

Let’s begin with what the word isometric means.  According to the Merriam Webster online dictionary, the definition as related to fitness is an adjective meaning anything “of, relating to, involving, or being muscular contraction (as in isometrics) against resistance, without significant shortening of muscle fibers, and with marked increase in muscle tone.”¹ According to one study, […]

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Cardio Freedom Club

Posted March 31, 2019

The old school way of getting your cardio in reminds me of the rock band Creed song “My Own Prison”.  I am sure there are many people like me who have spent countless hours on various cardio machines such as treadmills and stair steppers slaving away painfully, step after step after step.  Yes, you know […]

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3D Training for Better Workout Results

Posted March 25, 2019

Click the video above to play! EXERCISE + HEAT + INFRARED ENERGY = MORE WORKOUT, LESS TIME…. When heat and infrared energy are layered in with your workouts like the video illustrates, the effectiveness of your training elevates.  We call this 3D Training. Three Dimensional Training was developed by HOTWORX to shorten the time that […]

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The Story of Infrared Discovery

Posted March 18, 2019

Over the past three years I have written many articles concerning infrared and fitness.  Sometimes I am still asked very basic questions such as “what is infrared?”  And, sometimes, well, actually more than just sometimes, I am still looked at with a deer in the headlights expression when I begin to explain “infrared fitness”. Everyone […]

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Vacation Motivation

Posted March 11, 2019

I have written about this before, but I will continue to write on this topic to remind myself and blog readers of the importance of this simple fitness strategy.  Vacations are the greatest motivators of all to get people moving towards a fitness objective.  I write this blog post today from Park City, Utah during […]

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Defeat SAD with Infrared

Posted March 4, 2019

I was recently asked by one of our employees in Chicago whether or not infrared exposure is good for treatment of seasonal affective disorder, aka SAD. “Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. If you’re […]

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