The 24 Hour Fitness Blog

The Positive Power of Stress

June 4, 2015

We’ve all heard that movement helps relieve stress, and can produce feel-good endorphins. But how do we put this into practice? A round of burpees is not the same thing as walking the dog – do they both offer the same benefits?


How Much Should You Drink During Your Workout?

by Jessica Migala on June 3, 2015

Spoiler alert: you don’t have to give up coffee. But skip sipping a drink before a workout and you could peter out prematurely. Glug too much and your stomach may pay the price. That's why you need to know the hydration rules. “Muscles perform better when well-hydrated,” says Chicago-area sports dietitian Linda Samuels, MS, RD, CSSD and the nutrition coach for the Triathlon Team at Northwestern University.


Summer Weight-Loss Myths and Tips

by Joshua Buchbinder, M.S., CPT on May 21, 2015

If you think losing weight gets easier in the summer just because the heat kills your appetite and fresh fruits and vegetables are in season, you might want to think again. The reality about summer weight loss might just surprise you. The reasons are pretty straightforward, but the solution is all too simple.


#GameChangers Series: Why Grownups Make the “Wrong” Choices

by Jason Stella and Brian Grasso on May 19, 2015

With Jason Stella, Vice President, Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness, and Brian Grasso, CEO, Mindset Performance Institute

Video games at a friend’s house after school. Doing homework before dinner. We learn about making the right choice, as kids, and we’re often rewarded for it, or we expect to be.

Our choices can be more complicated as adults—like a run after work, vs. drinks with new team members. 


Take a Stand against Sitting’s Dangers—and Get Moving

May 13, 2015

If you haven’t heard, you may want to sit down for the bad news (but not for long): Sitting is harmful to your health. Being seated for long periods of time can increase the risk for diabetes, heart disease, obesity, kidney problems and even premature death—and you’re still at risk if you exercise regularly, but spend most of your day in a chair.