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 […]

Change is Hard Unless It is Easy

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The “facts” of fitness aren’t hard to figure out.  The “how” is relatively easy to access.  It’s available in countless books, websites, and apps.  But it’s long, hard, and boring. So a lot of people struggle. The perception that to get in shape, you have to give up everything that tastes good and is fun, […]

intense eyes, worry face

Do You Worry Too Little?

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Many people worry a lot, but do you worry too little? As it turns out, the “don’t worry, be happy” people tend to die earlier.  Conscientious people live longer. In looking at a group of people that were followed for 80 years, this is the conclusion drawn from the data by Leslie Martin and Howard […]

Are you a Toe-Dipper?

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Do you often have an all-or-nothing approach to fitness?  Does this keep you moving forward and backward – never really making any real and lasting progress.  It could be that you’re not following your own instincts about how best to try new challenges. We are all familiar with many of the popular motivational slogans such […]

Fungevity – It’s like longevity for your fun

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What’s your Fungevity?     “Wait, what is fungevity?” While we were both speaking at an event, I had a conversation with Tony Horton – creator of P90X – and without realizing it, he dropped a bombshell on me. We were discussing the common reasons people say they exercise.  One of which is to live longer – […]