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The Stretch Bar Workout for Substantial Body Change

ActiveForever-logoThe Health Mark Portable Stretch Bar from ActiveForever focuses on stretch, strength and alignment of the major muscle groups by using power, endurance and light weight or body weight to create substantial body change.

The world-famous Barre Workout originated in the 1940′s and has since earned a reputation as a top notch fitness program which zones in on the thighs, hips and gluteal muscles as well as the core. This premiere, quality, studio grade bar is suitable for dance and exercise whether at home or in a professional environment.

SB19001 PORTABLE STRETCH BARRE (A)Whether developing upper body strength with modified pull-ups or performing pre and post exercise stretching, this bar is perfect for dance and fitness enthusiasts alike. Designed for easy portability, it’s a ‘must have’ item if you need to take your Bar Workout on the road.

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Fitness Vibration Cure-All: Weight Loss, Arthritis, Circulation, Well-Being

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     Vibrate Fitness and Vitality with Whole Body Vibration

Straight from the stars comes the last word in all-encompassing fitness and health: Whole Body Vibration or WBV.

Originally used for cosmonaut training, the craze spread quickly throughout Europe and Japan. The rest, as they say, is history. Vibration enthusiasts became hooked on the benefits. They began to experience increased circulation, range of motion and flexibility.

They appreciated the improvements in muscle strength, core conditioning and stability; not to mention the faster muscle recovery following a workout. Gyms and centers devoted entirely to Whole Body Vibration came to dominate the psyche of the fitness conscious public.

Medvibe NitroFit Personal Whole Body Vibration Platform

The Medvibe NitroFit Personal Whole Body Vibration Platform features 5 built-in workout programs and a blue LED control panel to track your pulse and body fat as you exercise. $999.00 with a $50 mail-in rebate!

Whole Body Vibration allows the user to take on less physical load when compared to weight lifting, yet achieve similar results in less time. During the workout, muscle tissues contract and relax thousands of times per second, providing unmatched fat burning efficiency. Risk of injury during the workout period is greatly reduced. Weight loss, muscle strength and tone increases during WBV due to the extreme stimulus your muscles must respond to each second.

Multiple reports and independent tests confirm that athletic performance increases when whole body vibration is used in conjunction with training exercises. Manufacturers say WBV is an excellent way for those who have health restrictions that keep them from exercising, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and some forms of Arthritis, to tone muscle and condition.

Whole Body Vibration Continued…

World’s Fastest Scooter!!

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Introducing the Worlds Fastest Electric Mobility Scooter!

 Are you competitive? Do you like to Go Fast?….. Really Fast?

Let’s face it even though your body is slowing down your mind is still racing. Your competitive spirit will not be denied. That’s why at ActiveForever we recommend the eWheels EW-36 for those who still like to lead the pack.  The EW-36 is one of the World’s fastest mobility scooters.
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You can purchase the world’s fastest production 3 wheel mobility scooter. It will even arrive to your house ride ready!  No complicated assembly instructions.  Just uncrate this speed demon and you are on your way.

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UniBand Resistance Bands for Summer-time Strength Training


Summer is coming and you knew it would. It happens every year at approximately the same time. Are you ready this year? If not, don’t fear. Unibands are here!!
UniBandThe latex-free resistance bands are colorful, resilient and durable. They instantly amp up any workout or routine; targeting problematic, leftover winter flab on arms, legs, backs, glutes and any other danger zones with a powerful laser-like precision.

The Unibands the only resistance bands on the market built to withstand harsh pool chemicals so they make for a fun addition to water aerobics as well.

Unibands come in a range of color-coded resistance levels that facilitate customized  weight training sessions. Just like free weights, the Unibands target major muscle groups as well as the smaller, under-worked neighbors, providing attractive tone and definition.

Unlike bulky, costly weights however, there’s no need to continue purchasing more equipment as your strength training routine progresses over time. No to mention that they are a breeze to store and a cinch to lug around. As with all of our UniBand products, when you buy them from ActiveForever, they ship FREE.

Why you ask? Simple. We are here for YOU. We want you to look great this summer in your sleeveless shirts and two-pieces and whatever else you want to wear throughout the most sweltering of seasons.

We love these Resistance Band exercise routines we found online!


Get Fab Abs in February!

We happened upon this neat little calendar and thought it was definitely worth sharing. It’s time to get those abs in shape because bikini season is just around the corner!

When it Comes to Weight Loss, Consider the Timing–Not Just the Content–of Your Diet

So you’re doing everything right. You’ve done the impossible and stayed true to your New Year’s resolutions.

You figured out ways to soldier on with regularly scheduled sweat sessions despite a recent weather pattern that screams at you to surrender to the security of your most comfortable blanket.

You stick to your diet and remain ever mindful of what you eat; but somehow the weight loss just isn’t going as planned.

According to a new study published today in the International Journal of Obesity, when it comes to losing weight, the time you eat can have as much of an effect as what you eat. (Original article appears here.)

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“We should start to consider meal timing in addition to calories and meal composition when thinking about weight loss.”

-Frank Scheer, senior author of the study, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and an associate neuroscientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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It’s definitely food for thought, and a welcome bit of news as far as we’re concerned. Who wants to put off that long-awaited lunch break anyway? After all, doing so is bad for your health!

Stamina 4-Way Mini Trampoline

The Stamina 4-Way Mini-Trampoline is just $49.17. An hour on it will cause a 150 lbs. adult to burn around 250 calories!!

Rain Soaking your Outdoor Exercises? Have a Ball Instead!

Sure this near-constant cover of rain and drizzle for the past few days is outstanding for the drought-ridden desert ecosystem that is Phoenix, but it’s murder for an exercise routine that includes running, walking or biking outdoors. Even heading to the gym can be a chore if walking through the parking lot gets you drenched to the core.

Speaking of core… Exercise Balls are an extremely effective way to target core muscles while working out indoors. They are available in different sizes, making them so versatile they can supply a fun, full-body work-out all on their own, or with a set of hand-weights. Too busy to work out? An exercise ball can even provide a work-out while just sitting at your desk.

The Health Mark Swiss Chair Ball is one of the best all-around fitness tools for core strength training as well as rehabilitation. Training with an exercise ball helps to fine tune coordination and increase muscle tone. With just this simple tool, users can enjoy all the benefits of low-impact workouts without the need for gym memberships or costly training sessions. Exercise balls don’t require a lot of room, are easy to store and maintain and are perfect for when inclement weather discourages venturing out of doors.

Health Mark Swiss Chair Ball

The Health Mark Swiss Chair Ball is a key fixture in the home of fitness-minded individuals. Even as a chair it provides a quality core work-out. $83.30

Click here for the Top Ten Best Exercise Ball Exercises.

(Instructions and demonstrational videos included.)

Don’t forget to spice up your routine with these tried and true indoor favorites as well:

Fun, Effective and FREE Indoor Exercises:


  • Jump Rope
  • Abdominal Crunches and Plank
  • Sit-ups/Push-ups (these work great with the ball)
  • Squats
  • Stair-stepping
  • Lunges
  • Running in place
  • Knee-Lifts

Resolution and Weight/Weight Loss Revelations

aflogo-96x96Let’s face it. These days, weight loss tops the list of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions. Of course many also hope to get a new job, better education, etc., However it seems that all but the conviction to shed a problematic fat suit is engulfed in the wake of the post-holiday surrender to reality.

Not that we are lazy or that we give up easily, it’s just that continuing on with the same job or level of education does not increase our risk of diabetes, heart attack, stroke, along with a whole host of serious health issues that are part of and parcel of being—and staying— overweight. (In other words, your physician will not peer at you from behind a furrowed brow of concern in response to your modest salary.)

Many of us view the debut of a new year as a solid, tangible break from the past that translates into a “break” from our old, unhealthy habits. It’s a whole new paradigm; another chance.

As we should. Depending on your disposition, you can either view the American obesity epidemic as discouraging or an opportunity for growth; *not* in the physical sense of course.

Percentages of Overweight Americans Ages 20+


  • More than two-thirds (68.8 percent) of adults are considered to be overweight or obese.
  • More than one-third (35.7 percent) of adults are considered to be obese.
  • More than 1 in 20 (6.3 percent) have extreme obesity.
  • Almost 3 in 4 men (74 percent) are considered to be overweight or obese.
  • The prevalence of obesity is similar for both men and women (about 36 percent).
  • About 8 percent of women are considered to have extreme obesity.

Source: Weight-control Information Network

Yesterday we wrote about some healthy weight findings that we found to be a little unorthodox: A recent study claims that those who carry a few extra pounds around have a lower risk of premature death than that of their healthy weight counterparts. The article does not address obesity however. A person is obese when their BMI (body mass index) is 30 percent or above.

This is a different story. An article in USA Today “weighs” in on the topic with the help of a few reputable physicians. The piece is a fitting follow-up to yesterday’s post. Plus it includes links to diet and exercise tips and information on how to lose weight by forming healthier habits.

Need help sticking to your resolutions? We do too!

 

Exercise for Reduction of Holiday Stress

aflogo-96x96Physical activity increases the heart rate and enhances fitness. People who engage in exercise are less likely to develop many serious diseases. An inactive lifestyle doubles the risk of having a heart attack.

Exercise is an excellent way to improve not only physical health but mental health as well.

The stress of the holidays can cause even the most balanced among us to feel out of sorts. So drop the candy cane and hop on the stationary bike or rowing machine, STAT.

The Stamina AVARI Conversion II Rower Recumbent Bike brings you the best of both worlds in one convenient, fold-able  space-saving package. Molded-foam seat and back support with 15 available positions and 8 different resistance levels make it easy to ensure a customized workout for any body.

Stamina AVARI Conversion II Rower Recumbent Bike

The Stamina AVARI Conversion II Rower Recumbent Bike is both a bike and a rowing machine with 8 resistance levels

 

Benefits of physical activity


People who get enjoyable, regular physical activity can improve their overall quality of life. Physical activity can lower a person’s risk for the following disorders:

Muscles Get Relief with The DMS Deep Muscle Stimulator

aflogo-96x96The DMS Deep Muscle Stimulator is such an effective pain management tool, you’ll never want to reach for bottled, synthetic pain relievers again. Now you can begin to feel relief organically, naturally from within.

You simply relax and allow the hard-working DMS to unleash your body’s natural healing powers.

Its gentle stretching action goes to work on muscles and connective tissues, concentrating on general or local muscle spasms. It relieves pain by increasing both muscle metabolism and the lactic acid cycle.

The trusted and popular device is FDA Approved. It penetrates deep into muscle tissue with rapid, short-duration percussion for effective management of acute and chronic pain due to a number of conditions associated with strains, lactic acid build up, and scar tissue.

This includes migraines, sciatica, TMJ, bursitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis pain among others.

The DMS is a favorite among the best trainers and therapists. It enables athletes to do more exercise and training, as well as recover from injuries quicker. The Deep Muscle Stimulator enjoys a reputation for being more effective than any other vibration therapy device on the market.

Composed of stainless steel and titanium with no plastic or rubber parts, this durable muscle stimulator to last for years.

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation for Back Pain

The Core Laser Pro Exercise System by Laser Gym brings to us the future of advanced, therapeutic rehabilitation.

The Core Laser Pro is a revolutionary treatment system for the home, physical therapy office or rehab setting.

Core Laser Pro Exercise System by Laser Gym

The Laser Gym Core Laser Pro System is a therapeutic rehabilitation and training tool designed for physical therapy centers and other clinical settings. $599.99

Developed with support from leading physical therapists and physicians, it’s extremely effective for patients suffering from lower back pain.

The advanced, Class III laser therapy combined with the Core Laser belt, leads patients through a series of dynamic pelvic exercises all designed to address the causes of both chronic and acute back pain.

Clinicians and patients alike are able to monitor core movement in real time, allowing for significant and instantly track-able gains in motor control and core-power. The Neuro-Muscular connections formed by the combination of visual feedback and physical action, ensures results are both immediate and long lasting.

Each Pro system consists of two Core Laser Therapy Belts with travel bags, an institutional freestanding target that is specifically designed to accommodate a variety of patients, Tape Measure, Patient Progress Charting Material, instructional DVD and a premium carry case.

Core Laser Pro Exercise System by Laser Gym

Each Pro system consists of two Core Laser Therapy Belts with travel bags, an institutional freestanding target, Tape Measure, Patient Progress Charting Material, instructional DVD and a premium carry case.

 

 

Families Get Healthy with ActiveForever at ShapeUp AZ

Families Get Healthy with ActiveForever at ShapeUp AZ this Saturday from 9am-1pm, Tumbleweed Park in Chandler.

Day of Play will be lots of fun with the Cardinals, Suns, food, prizes – come out and play with us!

Program specifics:

ShapeUp US Programs align with MIchelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign

ShapeUp Arizona

Oct. 27, 2012 9 am – 1 pm

Tumbleweed Park 2250 S. McQueen Rd, Chandler, AZ

Web site: http://www.shapeupus.org