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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Infrared Training Method

Posted February 25, 2019

Product and service integrity is always of paramount importance no matter what industry.  I would argue that this is especially the case with the fitness industry.  Without the establishment of workout types and methods, workout chaos and schizophrenia ensues.  When new workout types and methods are created, it is then important for those to form […]

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Workout Progress is Measured Through Consistency

Posted February 18, 2019

There is an epidemic in the fitness industry today and it is a “plague” known as workout consistency ignorance! As the old saying goes, Ignorance is Bliss!  In fitness, though, it is not bliss.  It causes chaos. Of course, ignorance of what is right is simply a symptom of not enough education.  Fitness facility operators […]

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Infrared Workouts and Post Workout Energy Levels

Posted February 11, 2019

I hear it everywhere I go when I visit a new HOTWORX 24 Hour Infrared Fitness Studio… Customers tell me, ”I feel so good and so energized when I finish an infrared workout”.  Of course, finishing any type of workout, infrared or not, makes you feel good and gives a sense of accomplishment, but I […]

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The Hot Air of Hot Yoga

Posted February 3, 2019

Fitness Studio Air Quality matters, especially for hot yoga, pilates and other forms of hot exercise.  Most fitness centers that incorporate some form of heated studio into their fitness programming use traditional heating that is blown in by an HV/AC system.  This type of heating relies on the pumping of hot air into a room […]

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