The 24 Hour Fitness Blog

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!


#GameChangers Series: Precor President Rob Barker

June 10, 2015

No matter what your fitness regimen, chances are you’ve worked up a sweat on Precor cardio equipment and probably took the experience for granted while you caught up on your favorite TV show or podcast. Precor President Rob Barker and his team are the ones who sweat the details – like smooth ride and gliding functions – that we’ve come to enjoy in our workout.


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.