The 24 Hour Fitness Blog

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.


Sweat Set: Behind the Scenes at Team USA’s Biggest Training Center

June 24, 2015

Those dumbbells, balls, bands and benches you use at 24 Hour Fitness are just like the ones that Team USA uses. In fact, they’re the same, because 24 Hour Fitness has proudly equipped the new Ted Stevens Sports Services Center at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Since our partnership began in 2004, 24 Hour Fitness has equipped all of the Olympic Training Facilities around the country.


Making Her Move on Fit Fathers Day

June 19, 2015

She organized her first community fun run and family fitness festival and founded Kids Being Fit when she was 9 years old. (This year, Prince George’s County Park and Planning Department teamed up with her this year for the third annual Kids Being Fit Annual Fun Run & Fitness Event.) She was the youngest youth ambassador selected by Alliance for a Healthier Generation to help fight childhood obesity.  And she’s a medaling member of her Junior Olympics taekwondo team.


A Dad’s Response to the "Dad Bod"

by Joshua Buchbinder, M.S., CPT on June 18, 2015

I’m a mid-thirties dad, fitness professional, and husband and lately there’s been a lot of buzz around the Dad Bod. The article from Mackenzie Pearson, “Why Girls Love the Dad Bod” basically suggests girls want someone to co-sign all their excuses and don’t want a fitness model for a boyfriend because they’re insecure. Maybe. But have no fear, fitness models don’t usually go for the girl who’d rather go out drinking or eat an entire pizza. Most people want someone with similar interests and goals.


Do You Need a Work-out or a Work-in?

June 11, 2015

We recently looked at the positive power of stress: how it boosts our confidence, increases our cardiovascular capacity, and builds our muscles. We learned that the key to encouraging these positive effects from stress is adequate recovery. Recovery includes getting enough sleep, lots of water, eating healthy foods and…more exercise!