How to Check Your Pulse

To take a pulse check, there are 2 ways to count. The first is a 6 second count, the other a 10 second count. To figure the beats per minute, the 6 second count is multiplied by 10 and the 10 second count is multiplied the 6. (Actually there's a third way - 15 seconds multiplied by 4!) While … Read More

Target Heart Rate Inaccuracies

When calculating target heart rate, there are several points at which there could be room for error. The first is the + 10 on the age predicted formula (Astrand and Rodahl 1977). Second is using the more generalized method (maximum heart-rate - MHR) of calculating THR without figuring out a … Read More

Target Heart Rate Chart

When we first ran the series "How Hard Are You Working" about measuring exercise intensity, we found that there were few charts that featured the various means of measuring heart rate and exertion.  So we designed this poster sized chart and we have sold nearly 1,000 charts since. This multi chart … Read More

Interval Training

photo credit: Ewick Sometimes it's hard to wade thru headlines and know that what you are doing is what you need to be doing.  Several years ago, information about a study related to low to moderate activity burning the most fat was widely circulated. This led to a lot of confusion about which … Read More

What Are You Training For?

photo credit: matheuslotero In the 90’s, the Nike shoe corporation begged the question in a clever ad campaign that featured volleyball superstar Gabriella Reece, shown in a TV ad casually dining with friends. When a nearby patron began choking, the super-fit athlete nimbly jumped a chair rail to … Read More

The Hidden Benefits of Exercise – WSJ.com

"As millions of Americans flock to the gym armed with New Year's resolutions to get in shape, medical experts are offering an additional reason to exercise: Regular workouts may help fight off colds and flu, reduce the risk of certain cancers and chronic diseases and slow the process of aging." The … Read More

Gin’s Calorie Burner Workout with Kettlebells

Gin's Kettlebell Workout is designed to maximize results with the dynamic training that challenges core strength and stability using light to moderate weight kettlebells as follows: Novice (to the dynamics of Kettlebells) - less than or up to 9 pounds. Practiced - less than or up to 12 … Read More

Seriously Strong

Gin Miller leads this ADVANCED strength workout using HEAVY WEIGHT with HIGH REPS. Equipment options included plate loaded barbell, 3 sets of dumbbells, and a step platform. Other weighted bars or just dumbbells can be substituted for plate loaded barbell. DVD offers 2 menus - the main menu plays … Read More

Simply Interval

Get Fit Fast, Burn Fat Faster! Cardio Interval Training is an effective means of increasing overall fitness that also results in faster fat burning in a reduced amount of time. Simply Interval is a “short & sweet” 43 minute workout designed by Gin Miller, the creator of step training, featuring … Read More

Step Reebok The Video

Yes, you found it!  The original and still one of the very best! This is the workout that launched Step Reebok training back in the early 90's. This top selling DVD is still considered one of the best workouts for learning Step! Step Reebok The Video is known for it's high production value - … Read More