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Archive | March, 2014

Hit the Trails with XTERRA Fitness and BitGym

BitGym App on XTERRA Free Style 5.6e

At XTERRA Fitness, we’re dedicated to finding new ways to deliver the inspiration needed to push you further and make your workouts last longer. That’s why we’re excited to announce our partnership with BitGym, the creator of an app that makes the path clearer and realer than ever. Thanks to the BitGym app, you now have the opportunity to experience some of the most beautiful running and hiking trails in the world without ever having to leave the convenience of your own home. Using your smartphone or tablet, BitGym allows you to work your way through dozens of highly diverse courses such as a path through the majestic scenery of the Pennine Alps in Switzerland, the romantic streets of Venice, or the desertous trails of Bryce Canyon, USA. You can even view your route on TV using AirPlay! BitGym not only allows you to view each course, it also monitors your workout using the front-facing camera on your smartphone or tablet, then adjusts the tour speed to match your pace which helps motivate you to charge forward and achieve your conditioning goals. Until the end of March, the purchase of any XTERRA Fitness treadmill or elliptical comes with a free BitGym trial membership. That means you’ll get one month of full access followed by five months of limited access, giving you a chance to experience some of the world’s most magnificent locations. Bottom line—XTERRA and BitGym are working together to make your workout more inspiring, and to help you down the path to better health and fitness. Click here to find more details about XTERRA’s BitGym offer.

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Conditioning Exercise for Runners

Conditioning with XTERRA Treadmills

While many fitness enthusiasts enjoy running, not all runners enjoy performing other types of conditioning. As a runner, however, it is important to remember that running efficiently necessitates coordination between all of your muscles. Consider all that goes into it—not only are your leg muscles pushing against the ground; they’re also working with your core to maintain the frequency of strides. Running requires a great deal of energy and oxygen, and without properly conditioning certain parts of your body it is more difficult to deliver them throughout your system. Here are a few things you can do off the treadmill to make your running more effective and efficient. Work Out Your Upper Body While many people consider their legs to be the only important part of running, your back, neck, shoulders, and arms all play a key role in maintaining a good running position. Even if you only work out your upper body once a week, it will dramatically improve your performance as a runner. Try out a new exercise each week—pushups, bench presses, dumbbell curls, or any of the many other options. Work Out Your Lower Body It may seem obvious, but your lower body needs to be in great condition if you want to run your best. Using a weight of some kind in order to perform standing workout such as squats or lunges not only strengthens your core and increases your balance, it also build muscle which leads to an increase in running speed. Work Our Your Abs and Lower Back You abs and lower back play a key role in coordinating motion between your upper and lower body during a run, maintaining your stability and balance. Sit-ups, crunches, and hyperextensions are a great way to build strength in these regions.

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Get on the Path to Summer Fitness with XTERRA Fitness and ActivewearUSA

XTERRA Elliptical Giveaway through ActiveWearUSA

2013 is behind us, and the 2014 summer swimsuit season is approaching rapidly, so XTERRA Fitness and ActivewearUSA have teamed up to help one lucky person down the path to fitness by giving away an XTERRA Free Style 5.6e elliptical. That’s a $1,799.99 piece of advanced training equipment that can be yours for nothing at all. Talk about getting a head start down the trail to achieving your health goals! Whether your summer adventures involve hiking in the mountains, participating in a marathon, going for a jog down the beach, or just shedding a few pounds, the Free Style 5.6e provides an expansive array of features to help you accomplish your fitness goals for the upcoming spring and summer. The training power of the Free Style 5.6e brings home: 20″stride length with a 2″ Q Factor (distance between the pedals) for a more biomechanically correct stride. 2 degree inward pedal tilt for knee comfort. 20 electronic incline levels. 20 electronic resistance levels. 5 standard programs. 2 custom programs. 2 heart-rate controlled programs. Built in speakers and audio jack. Built in cooling fan. And much more. The end of the giveaway signup is approaching fast on March 31st, so if you want to bring home the training power of the XTERRA Free Style 5.6e elliptical for free, get your name in quick. The winner will be randomly selected from a pool of ActivewearUSA newsletter subscribers and Twitter followers. Click here to find out more about the giveaway, and good luck down the path to accomplishing your summer fitness goals.

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