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Successes that Surprise You

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What often gets you the most excited about fitness is when you find yourself doing something you didn’t set as a goal and weren’t sure was even possible.  When you get fitter it happens broadly, making so many little things better that it is impossible to predict what they will be.  We have our stated […]

Partner medicine ball exercise from Funtensity at Telluride WOW 2018

All Exercise is Not Created Equal

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This is fascinating. What’s the best type of exercise? The answer depends on your goals.  If the focus is longevity, then a recent study presents some fascinating findings. There are significant differences in longevity based on the type of exercise you do.The total amount of time spent exercising is not as important as we think. […]

Ignite Talk – Get a Crush on Exercise

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When you only have 5 minutes, time really flies if you’re having fun. As a kid when you were playing or doing something so fun your entire soul, body, and mind are into it and your parents tell you it’s time to stop, you’d often beg for “five more minutes.”  But what if you only […]

Throwing the Funtensity Rubber Chicken with your feet into the bucket scores you points.

Exercise Breakdown: Chicken Bucket

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Time to look inside a Funtensity exercise and see just what makes it so fun and intense to do while providing a bonus boost of brain benefit. For this exercise, we use the Funtensity Rubber Chicken, a bucket (or two different size buckets) and a cone. Here’s a video that illustrates the exercise: How to […]

Pond Hockey Pose

Fortune Favors the Cold

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Sometimes several things align to present you with an opportunity too good to pass up.  I am talking, obviously, about pond hockey. The Funtensity way of fitness and life is based on physical activity featuring reactivity, coordination, interactivity, and friendly competition.  Another key concept is to choose forms of physical activity that you are so […]

Twister Game Board

24 Dots of Fitness

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Using familiar things to bring people together and challenge both brain and body in enjoyable ways is what Funtensity is all about – and you probably already have this in your game closet.

Would you put a Peloton bike in front of your sofa?

They Won’t Work.

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Trendy at-home fitness equipment like The Mirror, Peleton, and Hydrow are terrific fitness options but won’t do much to change the numbers on obesity. Here’s why.

Hug a Trainer Day

Hug a Trainer Day

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Hug a trainer. Really. Go find one, even if you don’t currently use one.  Show your strength and some love.  I know we can be an intimidating bunch, but it doesn’t have to be that way, and that’s not how most trainers want to be perceived. One of the great joys of my fitness career […]

Funtensity Jump for Joy

Twenty-Nineteen. Feel 18.

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Have more physical fun in the coming year. Get your heart rate up while you lift your spirits up. A panel at the Future of Aging conference has said making play possible throughout the life course could play a “vital role” in alleviating detriment to physical and mental health in the aged. Janet Morrison, CEO […]

Old Dog. New Tricks. Young Brain.

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It used to take her weeks, now it is often only a couple of sets. The saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is not true.  But let’s be honest: a young dog learns things faster than an old dog. Some of that slowdown is biological as there are certain ages at which […]