In 2002 I made this collage to show how the media constantly draws our attention to weight. This was FIVE YEARS AGO. Since then, the problem has only gotten worse! There are even more tabloids now than there were in 2002. I used to try to buy every copy of a magazine that had a blaring "weight headline" like these, but after awhile I just couldn’t afford it anymore!
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Life Fitness makes some of the best elliptical trainers on the market. They have a variety of models for all different kinds of workouts. Life Fitness Elliptical Cross Trainers are used in gyms and fitness clubs all over the country. That tells you that they make a quality machine.
Life Fitness has several models.
X1 – This is their most basic model, but that does not mean that they cut out any of the high quality they're known for. Like the other models, the X1 is known for its smooth, natural elliptical feel. What you're missing with this model are the advanced features and programmable options.
X3 – There are two models of X3; one has a simple heart rate readout, and the other has more features, including realtime interactive heart rate monitoring.
X5i – The X5 goes one step further and gives you adjustable stride length.
X9i – This model is the top of the heap. Actually, this is the commercial grade model used in gyms, but it's available for home purchase as well.
Why Life Fitness Machines Are Popular
Life Fitness trainers are sturdy. Because they are designed to be used in a gym, their ellipticals are tough. They can hold up to 300 pounds without any trouble, and can be run hard for long periods of time. The parts are high quality and not prone to break.
These ellipticals have a 19 inch stride, which is slightly larger than that of most ellipticals. This makes them a much more comfortable and natural feel.
Like most ellipticals, Life Fitness machines have heart rate monitors. They also have the My Personal Trainer software which you can use to create your own workout. This helps athletes who want to make sure they have a full body workout.
Life Fitness Has It Down To A Science
Life Fitness ellipticals are known from their smoothness. Other machines just do not compare. This remarkably smooth movement is the result of the scientific research that they put into designing their machines. The company has its own biomechanics program to study how the body moves.
They also have the Life Fitness Academy. This is a collection of fitness professionals and experts that the company consults in order to design the best machine possible.
Unfortunately, Life Fitness does not offer much of a warrantee. Their standard warrantees are for only a couple of years, as compared to other companies like Sole that offer 15 year warrantyes. While this is a drawback, Life Fitness elliptical cross trainers rarely have any mechanical problems or repairs.
The other drawback is that all this fancy scientific research and biomechanics costs you. Life Fitness machines are not cheap, but they are not cheaply made either. If you want a Life Fitness trainer, you can expect to pay well over $ 2,500. Even the mid-range models like the X3's go for about $ 3,000 new.
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Squeek Photography – Orlando, Lakeland & Tampa Photography / BLOG
Again, here’s Evonne Personal Training,Monetique – I just *had* to share this photo and how we ended up with this shot. I *wish* I had though about grabbing my little flip video recorder…. but alas, I did not. Anyway, there’s a nice paved trail for people wanting to work out or whatever around this lake up the road from us. So I wanted to take Evonne over and have her running on this trail. The trick was getting this particular shot.
I thought originally that I would set up the two alien bees on either side of the path and use the SB800 on the camera [or something along those lines] so that I had another flash in front…. basically throwing a ton of light at her from all sides to kinda mimic that shot I did of Parvati a while back that looked like a nike add. I don’t know why I thought this would work and still be able to capture the stuff around her….. but I did a test shot with my brother and decided that this was a bad idea.
I asked my friend and always human light stand Sean J. if he thought he could run along side Evonne with the large softbox on one of the bees. He said he thought he could so we tried it.
So here’s the Strobist info and comedic part:
My brother was running along toting the 18lb vagabond – Sean J. holding the lightstand with the Alien Bee 800 with a large softbox on it slightly in front of Evonne and pointed back at her at a little over 1/4 power and triggered with PWplusII. Me with the camera in hand, on continual focus, holding it as low to the ground as I could manage running along in front of them all. We would run until the guys were about to hit a pole that was alongside the path and then we would reset back down the path again.
On that note I think I shall invest in some type of cart for toting this stuff around like this. lol. As always, I am very grateful to my helpers on this shoot: Sean J. ( MiCTLaN ), Anna and my brother.
It was a little bit of happy luck to have caught the sun shining through the tree there right next to Evonne. I did not add that in in post. I have a couple shots that turned out with the flare from the sun like that but not positioned right there or anywhere where I liked the effect even.
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Issue 2.35 – Reasons to renew that gym membership.
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Are you frustrated with yourself? Want to get back into shape? Want to return to a work-out routine? Do you live in an area that's unsafe to walk or jog through? Finally, do you have one thing barring your way from being able to join a gym- that being a lack of finances to get the membership? Be frustrated no more, there are several ways to get an affordable gym membership. Do not give up, where there's a will there's a way.
First things first, find out if your local YMCA has a gym. If they do, their memberships for individuals and families are usually much cheaper than commercial gyms- not to mention, a YMCA membership usually allows for other extra-curricular activities and various exercise classes with the one price being paid.
If you can not afford to pay for a single gym membership for just yourself, talk to a family member or a friend who's also interested in working out, and discuss the possibility of splitting a "family" or group membership between the two of you . It's often cheaper for two people or more (by the time the membership is divided up by individual) to join a gym than it is for a single person to do it by themselves.
Some employers or colleges also will put a certain amount of money towards an employee or student's membership to a local gym, which will make for a more affordable gym membership for the individual. Some college campuses even have gyms on campus which are free for students to use during certain hours, check with your employer or your college to see if any of these situations apply for you.
If you are a member of a church, you may check into whether or not your church has a gym or workout room- some churches do, and they are free for members to use generally. Sometimes they'll even let non-members use their workout facilities for a small fee as well. It would be worth it to check with your local churches to see if they have any sort of programs for workouts or a workout room.
Pool your resources together with a friend, and discuss other ways to get an affordable gym membership. Sometimes word of mouth getting around will help you find the best deal, and if you put the word out with enough people, someone will end up getting back to you with exactly what you are looking for. You could also try a different gym every few weeks (if you live in a large area) whenever local gyms are offering a week or two free or a discounted membership for a month.
The point is, if you want to workout and get back into shape there is a way to do it, use your imagination- and be willing to look at options you would not ordinarily look into. If all else fails, a workout VHS tape or DVD in your living-room is a good option to … Read More
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