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  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Personal Fitness Trainer of 20 Years Honored Her with Push-Ups Next to Her Casket

    09/25/2020 11:40:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    People via Yahoo News ^ | 09/25/2020 | Ally Mauch
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s personal fitness trainer of more than 20 years paid tribute to the late justice in the best way he knew how — doing push-ups in front of her casket Friday. In a video of the touching moment, trainer Bryant Johnson walks up to the casket before respectfully kneeling and doing a handful of push-ups for Ginsburg, who was well-known for the rigorous training regimen she kept, even while battling cancer. Ginsburg's flag-draped casket is currently in the U.S. Capitol's Statuary Hall, where she became the first woman and first Jewish person in American history to lie in...
  • Fitness chains reopening NC gyms Tuesday (Despite Mandate)

    09/01/2020 6:37:18 AM PDT · by CodeJockey · 10 replies
    WRAL News ^ | 8/30/20 | Sloane Heffernan and Nia Harden
    Several gym chains plan to reopen their doors in North Carolina on Tuesday, ahead of a possible announcement from Gov. Roy Cooper allowing a range of exercise facilities statewide to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. For now, Cooper's order that gyms remain closed to limit the spread of the virus remains in effect, but Crunch Fitness and Planet Fitness both announced over the weekend that they are using a medical exception outlined in the executive order that allows gyms to serve members who have a medical need to exercise. O2 Fitness and Orangetheory Fitness said Monday that they also will...
  • 24 Hour Fitness files for bankruptcy and closes 100 gyms (Reorg)

    06/15/2020 8:35:06 AM PDT · by vespa300 · 9 replies
    CNN Business ^ | June 15, 2020 | Jordan Valinsky
    24 Hour Fitness said Monday in its Chapter 11 filing that it has secured $250 million in funding to help reopen some of its clubs and expects a majority of locations to be open by the end of June. However, it's emerging as a smaller chain: It permanently closed 100 US locations in 14 states with roughly 300 clubs remaining.
  • Trump campaign relentlessly asking voters to 'wonder' about Biden's mental fitness

    04/13/2020 1:59:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/13/20 | W. James Antle III
    President Trump now knows who his general election opponent will be and, to hear his campaign and its allies tell it, it’s a Democrat who is just not that with it. The Trump War Room video mashups are dominated by montages of former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, stumbling and fumbling his way through speeches and debate responses. Interspersed throughout the greatest hits - “Make sure you have the record player on at night,” odd references to primary opponents Bernie Sanders and Cory Booker as “president,” failing to correctly identify his current location, such as when he...
  • The Best Workout is... WORK!

    02/19/2020 7:45:47 AM PST · by rebuildus · 10 replies
    Old School ^ | 2/19/20 | Patrick Rooney
    <p>I have been too busy to write for some time, but I’m glad to get back to it.</p> <p>One of the things I’ve had to do of late is a great deal of physical work. For someone who has spent decades training my body, I must admit that I have not done nearly as much “real work” as I should have. For that, I can see that I’ve suffered. Now I’m making up for lost time.</p>
  • How to Train Safe After an Injury (6 Keys—VIDEO Bonus)

    12/13/2019 4:48:35 PM PST · by rebuildus · 8 replies
    Old School ^ | 12/13/19 | Patrick Rooney
    “[A] Man’s got to know his limitations”—Clint Eastwood, Magnum ForceDon’t you get tired of hearing the mantra, “There’s no limit to what you can do!” (or variations of this)? The fitness industry is downright saturated with this kind of talk. Believe me, I’m an optimistic guy. I believe in miracles. And I know that human beings have an incredible capacity to overcome. We’ve seen examples of it over and over. But we also have built in limitations. We’re not God. Each of us has these limitations, be they age, physical disability, or…. (and almost everyone, particularly over the age of...
  • Izzy Mandlebaum is Joe Biden's Trainer (Vanity)

    12/06/2019 2:43:32 PM PST · by llevrok · 16 replies
    They say art imitates life. But in Joe Biden's case, he imitates the Seinfeld character, Izzy Mandlebaum. "You think you're better than me????"
  • How Running Helps the Rockettes Execute Their Famous High Kicks

    12/04/2019 12:12:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Runner's World ^ | December 3, 2019 | Jordan Smith
    The holiday season brings with it festive treats, sparkling lights, and The Radio City Rockettes. And, for many of these high-kicking dancers, running throughout the year ensures they can perfectly execute their routines multiple times a day all season long. In preparation for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the women spend months rehearsing for six hours a day, six days a week. During the height of the Christmas season from the beginning of November through the beginning January, the 36 dancers are performing up to four 90-minute shows a day, as many as 17 per week. During this time, their...
  • Kosher Bodybuilding —For Strength, Health, and Longevity

    11/30/2019 8:33:44 AM PST · by rebuildus · 15 replies
    Old School ^ | 11/29/19 | Patrick Rooney
    I’ve been on a long journey to find the optimum diet, particularly for someone who values strength, health AND longevity. I may have finally found it, and it has been right in front of me all along. My company name—Old School—is not just a name to me, as I have said. It is an all-encompassing idea, that references the timeless, natural truths we have lost in pursuit of “science” without reason, or if you will, science without God. I have long pondered the original “Old School” diet, which He presented to Adam and Eve in the Garden… Look, to you...
  • Report: 84% of Women Fail New Army Combat Fitness Test

    11/08/2019 11:41:41 AM PST · by jazusamo · 136 replies
    CNSNews ^ | November 8, 2019 | Kharen Martinez Murcia
    ( – In a new report, the Center for Military Readiness says that 84% of women fail the New Army Combat Fitness Test and that “all military officials should drop the ‘gender diversity’ agenda and put mission readiness and ‘combat lethality’ first.” “It makes no sense for recruiters to devote more time and money recruiting ‘gender diverse’ trainees who are more likely to be injured, less likely to want infantry assignments, and less likely to remain through basic training or physically-demanding combat arms assignments for twenty years or more,” states the CMR report . On the other side of the...
  • Runner With Parkinson’s Bangs Out 351 Burpees on Way to Finishing Chicago Marathon

    10/19/2019 5:47:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Runner's World ^ | October 18, 2019 | Taylor Dutch
    At every mile marker of the 2019 Chicago Marathon, Jimmy Choi dropped to the ground for a burpee—complete with push-up—and then jumped back up on his feet before he got back to running. For each mile marker on the course, he did that same number of burpees—from one on the first mile to 10 on the 10th, all the way up to 26 on the 26th mile—adding another hard effort to the already grueling marathon distance. By the time Choi, 43, reached the finish line in 5:56:03, he had completed a total of 351 burpees in addition to running 26.2...
  • Christianity and Yoga: Is it Really Okay?

    10/08/2019 3:38:23 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 151 replies
    Urban Faith ^ | Sherrell Moore-Tucker
    Did you know that our beloved country has a history of repurposing and repackaging things that we didn’t necessarily discover? Take our beloved Christmas tree for example. Did you know that decorating trees and giving money was a part of worship to various gods during Egyptian times? It is also part of the Germanic pagan solstice tradition. The exchange of wedding rings did not originate in the church, and various religions worship and practice meditation, prayer, and fasting just like Christians. So should I take my ring off based on the original intent, or stop purchasing Christmas trees and decorations...
  • What I Learned Passing a Kidney Stone—Old School Style!

    07/05/2019 12:20:19 PM PDT · by rebuildus · 119 replies
    Old School ^ | 7/5/19 | Patrick Rooney
    What I Learned Passing a Kidney Stone—Old School Style!Passing a kidney stone is a learning experience? EVERYTHING is a learning experience! This is the third time for me—label me a slow learner. The first one I attribute to using a Vitamin C product in excess many years ago. The second one, frankly, I don’t remember the cause. And now this one. You’d think with the amount of pain these tiny (in my case) rocks cause, I’d be done. Hopefully I will be now! I’m going to tell you MY experience here, and MY choice. If you have a kidney stone,...
  • Old School™—The Cure for Modern Folly

    05/29/2019 8:17:17 AM PDT · by rebuildus · 6 replies
    Old School™ ^ | 5/27/19 | Patrick Rooney
    Old School™—The Cure for Modern FollyEverything old is new again.—Peter Allen The passions of my life have converged. My interests have finally come together—Old School™ is here! It has always been in my bones. I just never saw it so clear until recently. My father was a World War II Navy veteran who went through some rough experiences in the war. He was a plumber—a simple, blue-collar guy with emotional complexities. My mother was a homemaker, as they used to call it, and I’m sure some still do. They were products of the war, and the Great Depression before it....
  • How to GUARANTEE Success with Your Health and Fitness Program

    01/01/2019 11:16:50 AM PST · by rebuildus · 8 replies ^ | 1/1/18 | Patrick Rooney
    How to GUARANTEE Success with Your Health and Fitness Program Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared last year, but the principles haven’t changed, and what better way to start the new year! I’ve recently been discussing why so many are failing to implement health and fitness programs—it’s because health and fitness are NOT a priority. But let’s say that you received that message and are ready to make health and fitness a priority. How will you guarantee the success of your program? The power of habit. Uh, okay,,, you may be thinking that the answer sounds pretty basic. But I...

    11/08/2018 1:49:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 11/07/18 | SHANE CROUCHER
    **SNIP** “Today is more than about Democrats and Republicans, it’s about restoring the constitution’s checks and balances to the Trump administration,” Pelosi, 78, said at the election night party in Washington D.C. “It’s about stopping the GOP and Mike—Mitch—McConnell’s assaults on Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, and the health care of 130 million Americans living with pre-existing medical conditions.” Then, raising her fist in the air, Pelosi declared: “Let’s hear it more for pre-existing medical conditions!”
  • Every Planet Fitness Member Needs to Read This Shocking Story

    08/08/2018 1:02:22 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 63 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8-8-2018 | Michael Brown
    How do you describe something that is beyond ridiculous, beyond absurd? How do you paint a picture of something that is so upside down that it defies logic and reason? Let me give it my best shot. Not a word here is exaggerated or made-up. In 1997, a woman whom we'll call "Mrs. H." was jogging when a man jumped out of the woods and tried to rape her. She was able to fight him off and ran for her life, bruised and cut on the outside and deeply traumatized on the inside. Police were called; trained dogs searched the...
  • Michelle Wolf on Ultrarunning: “It Does Make You Feel Like a Badass”

    08/07/2018 6:16:15 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    Runner's World ^ | Augusst 6, 2018 | Brian Dalek
    Comedian Michelle Wolf has had quite the year. Her HBO special, Nice Lady, proved she’s one of today's best standups. Then, whether you loved it or hated it, she made her mark as the featured guest at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. On top of that, Wolf, 33, just wrapped up the first 10 episodes of her new Netflix show The Break, which is a half hour of sketches, late-night show desk segments, and her cutting standup on news and politics. But when she needs her own break from writing a weekly comedy show or preparing for a set on...
  • In the Army, the Delusion Keeps Rolling Along…

    07/28/2018 4:18:24 PM PDT · by pboyington · 50 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | July 28, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    Meet the Army of 2018, where men are women, women are men, Mommies are Rangers and breast milk is served on tap in the First Sergeant’s lactation station. In order for the complete and final unraveling of the Army’s fighting spirit and combat power to occur, the concept of gender neutrality has to be served up on a platter to the young, gullible Millennial masses and shoved down the throats of the last breed of hardass old school holdouts who are 60 days and wake up away from escaping from an organization they have seen go from the Dirty Dozen...
  • Army to scrap traditional pushups, situps as part of fitness test

    07/10/2018 5:02:39 PM PDT · by DFG · 96 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/10/2018 | Douglas Ernst
    Military officials say the U.S. Army will roll out its new and improved fitness test by October 2020. The Army Physical Fitness Test that soldiers have known since the 1980s — 2 minutes of pushups; 2 minutes of situps; the 2-mile run — will be retired before the end of the decade. While the 2-mile run will still conclude the assessment, five other events seen as a better predictor of successfully completing combat tasks have been added. “The Army Combat Fitness Test [ACFT] will ignite a generational, cultural change in Army fitness and become a cornerstone of individual Soldier combat...