The 24 Hour Fitness Blog

First-timer’s Guide to Personal Training

July 13, 2015

Starting with a personal trainer is a commitment, and even once you’ve decided you want expert help to get to your goal, it can be intimidating if you don’t know what to expect. So we asked Josh Buchbinder, M.S., fitness manager at 24 Hour Fitness Parker-Arapahoe Super Sport in Aurora, Colo. to tackle some of the trepidation. Here’s his checklist for what to expect – and ask for.


Breathe Smart Now, Feel Great Later

July 8, 2015

Heart rate may be a familiar way to measure your exertion, but what happens between the beats is just as or even more important, as we explained in a previous post on heart rate variability. The interval between heartbeats is an indicator of your autonomic nervous system function. The more stressed your system is (even if you’re sitting still at your desk, worrying about the report that was due 30 minutes ago), the more regular that interval becomes. Lower stress levels produce greater heart rate variability.


Your #BestSummerEver Starts Here!

July 7, 2015

The July/August issue of 24Life is here, with tips, insights and ideas to make this your best summer ever. And it’s free!


Play Fit!

July 1, 2015

As expert Brian Grasso explains, play is a surefire way to get the whole family off the couch in the summer—or any time of year. You don’t need special equipment or knowledge to have a good time and get some quality exercise in, not to mention encouraging healthy habits and building relationships.


What Kind of Workout Do You Really Need Today?

June 30, 2015

Did you know that the time between each of our heartbeats is a little different with every beat? Whether our heart rate is fast or slow, the precise time between beats varies. Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is a relatively new metric in health and it gives you powerful information about how stress affects your physiology.