This episode the Crim race director, Andrew Younger, and assistant race director/Adult training program, Joe Dimambro, stop in to talk about the Crim, community, share some insights and give us a glimpse of all the cool things the Crim Fitness Foundation does. This was a fun episode and loved the passion and knowledge these guys have for the Flint community.
Have you seen Team Ben cruising by at the Crim 10 mile or at one of the local 5k’s? Well Ben’s family stops in to talk about Ben and SMA. As you’ll hear I think Ben wanted to do most the interview! It was great hearing more about this amazing little boy. If you see Team Ben out at a race make sure to say hello, give a high-five or just cheer them on! #teamben
For this episode Brad sits down with London’s mom Tina, as well as Kristin and Mary from the London Strong Foundation to talk about the upcoming London Strong 5k Run & Walk. This year with a virtual race as well anyone from anywhere can participate and support the foundation!
For more race info or to register to go www.LondonStrong5k.com
“Mr Never Give Up”. Brian Aubuchon doesn’t know the word quit. 7 attempts at an Ironman to finally hear those life changing words from Mike Reilly. Follow along as Brian takes us on his amazing journey in triathlon. You will soon understand why people are drawn to this guy. This is a long one, but well worth it.
This episode Dr. Dana talks about running happy for life and what that means to him. He’s got some great insight as a chiroprator and drops some of that knowledge on us.
Such a fun episode. Local runner Christina Bray sits down to talk about how she got started running from her first marathon to a Barkley Fall Classic finisher. Plus she gives some insight and tips on staying motivated and balancing life with running as a single mom. Also joining is our friend Antonio for some good laughs.
Brad sits down with some of the guys from Ancient Order of Hibernians to talk about our St. Patricks Day race, Pot O’Gold, and to find out more about who the Hibernians are. Sign up for the race today at www.PotOfGoldRun.com
We are just a small run specialty shop in Flint, MI doing a podcast about running, community and just having some fun. For our 1st episode we chat with our friend Antonio about running stuff. #completerunnerflint
The temperature has definitely taken a plunge from only a month ago. For walkers and runners, it’s time to spend more time on exercise equipment in the comfort of their own home. There are a few things that you want to consider when buying your first piece of equipment or when looking for an upgrade to what you already have.
What do I need?
There are so many different equipment types available today that it’s a good idea to understand what you want to get out of the machine. For walkers and runners, a treadmill is the natural choice. A good treadmill can give you years of service with little to no maintenance. Most new machines have programs to target your activity goals.
If you are looking for non-impact, an Elliptical is a great choice. You want to look for an Elliptical that mimics Good Form Running instead of a cross country ski or shuffle motion. Another non-impact option would be a recumbent bike. Recumbent bikes are great for someone who is rehabbing a leg injury as it lets you sit comfortably while achieving aerobic exercise and working the muscle groups in your legs.
Some versions of a machine will have more or less options; so identify what fits your needs the best. Here are some great features to consider.
- Heart rate- this feature can be used to target the aerobic level of your activity.
- Programs- pre-set programs can help you attain your fitness goals with options such as hill workouts, intervals, heart rate based, and fat burn.
- Display- Large LCD displays can make viewing workout data much easier while in motion.
- Motor- good quality treadmills will have a minimum of 3HP commercial motors. This helps keep the belt running smooth regardless of speed or incline you are running or walking at.
- Quick speed and incline keys- for treadmills, these keys allow you to pick a specific speed or incline instantly.
- Brakes- hand brakes allow for quick stopping on ellipticals and recumbent bikes.
- Cooling- integrated fans can be a great option during workouts.
- Media- a good sound system is key when working out. A media input will allow you to play music from a phone, tablet or music device through exterior speakers.
Not all equipment is created equally. Professional-grade machines are built specifically to take years of use with little or no maintenance. The frame is very important as it’s the foundation the machine is built on and will determine the stability of it. A commercial grade structural steel frame with powder-coat paint will be sturdy and durable. Be sure to look at the weight rating of the machine. The higher the rating the more stable the machine will be under heavy use and the bigger the person it can accommodate. Since this is a long term investment, a good warranty will help protect that investment. Look for a lifetime warranty on the frame and motor, 5-10 years on parts and 1 year on labor.
Having a good piece of exercise equipment in your home can be a convenient way to stay active during the winter months or to keep that training program on schedule. Complete Runner has a wide variety of professional-grade treadmills, ellipticals and recumbent bikes in the store for you to try out. You won’t find our equipment at your local department store, since our exercise equipment is specifically built for serious runners and athletes. Come in and let us show you how to keep you going the distance this winter.
WOW, this means so much to us because our customers nominated us. The judges were a panel from the Independent Running Retailers Association (IRRA), who judged not only on our excellence in product and service, but our commitment to our community.
A special thanks to all who took the time to nominate us as your local running store choice!