The BodyCraft SpaceWalker – A Creative Approach to Fitness

When people ask me “What is the most popular piece of fitness equipment?” I answer, without a doubt, a treadmill.  Walking is the most natural form of exercise.  We do it everyday – at school, from job to job, in the city or in the suburbs.  So, for a novice exerciser or someone that has been sedentary for awhile, walking on a treadmill is a great exercise option.  Treadmills are used for conditioning the heart and lungs and to help strengthen the legs and core muscles of the body.  There are a ton of great manufacturers with a wide range of … Continue reading The BodyCraft SpaceWalker – A Creative Approach to Fitness

The Paramount MP 2.0 Multi Gym – Compact, Durable, Effective Machine

If you are in the market this spring for a compact, effective machine for strength training, look no further than the Paramount Fitness Multi Gym 2.0.  Multi gym means more than one exercise or station in a single machine.  Multi gyms are ideal for exercisers with limited space – a home gym basement, an apartment complex, a corporate fitness center.  Having many exercises in one small footprint allows the user to get a great workout without sacrificing valuable space in their home or office.  And the Paramount Fitness Multi Gym 2.0 is one of the best in the industry. The … Continue reading The Paramount MP 2.0 Multi Gym – Compact, Durable, Effective Machine

The North Kingstown Blog Endorses the Shark Rotator True Pet Vacuum

Here at the North Kingstown Blog, we hesitate to put our name on any product unless we truly stand behind it.  We have interviewed hundreds of local and RI businesses who offer a wide range of products and services.  From health and beauty products to fitness equipment to hair and makeup, The North Kingstown Blog is committed to promoting quality products and services that will make your day a positive one. Vacuum cleaners have evolved like most household appliances over the years.  I cut my teeth as a youth with your standard Electrolux, a little powerhouse on wheels that had … Continue reading The North Kingstown Blog Endorses the Shark Rotator True Pet Vacuum

The Water Journey at The Bodhi Spa – Sanitas Per Aquam, Health Through Water

Rachel and I recently visited a fantastic spa in Newport called The Bodhi Spa.  It was also recommended by local health and fitness expert Doug Perron, who is physical therapy assistant and is very in tune with proven therapy methods.  The Bodhi Spa is located on the lower section of Thames St. in Newport, past the boutiques, bars, and restaurants that I am accustomed to seeing when I visit Newport.  This unique spa (according to their brochure is the one and only of its kind in New England) offers a number of relaxing and invigorating spa and therapy treatments.  Rachel … Continue reading The Water Journey at The Bodhi Spa – Sanitas Per Aquam, Health Through Water

For Athletes of All Abilities, A Polar Heart Rate Monitor Is A Must Have For Your Fitness Program

I am blessed to have two parents with strong backgrounds in medicine.  I followed a slightly different path in the health care industry by attending Springfield College, earning a degree in Health and Fitness.  Part of my degree coursework was exercise physiology.  I learned why and how the body reacts to changes in intensity, pressure, and variations in the cardiovascular, muscular, and skeletal systems during exercise.  I learned how changes in your heart rate can affect respiration, body functions, core temperature, calorie expenditure, and more.  In school, we monitored heart rate by taking pulses or connecting subjects to machines.  Upon graduating … Continue reading For Athletes of All Abilities, A Polar Heart Rate Monitor Is A Must Have For Your Fitness Program

Treadmill Buyer’s Guide – 5 Things You Should Know This Treadmill Season

Most runners would agree that one of the best parts of the running experience is just being outdoors.  Running on trails, in neighborhoods, around a quarter mile track, in your local village offers you fresh air, potentially great scenery, and that special something that keeps most runners outside well into winter.  Well, what if you are a runner and don’t like to brave the elements of winter?  You can make your way indoors to a local health club or university gym and get on the treadmill. Perhaps there is a gym at your office or school that you can hop on a treadmill … Continue reading Treadmill Buyer’s Guide – 5 Things You Should Know This Treadmill Season