The leaves have changed colors and we've already had our first snowfall, but there's still time! Before we're in full-on winter mode, it's a good idea to get in some outdoor workouts while you still can. Omaha has so many beautiful places to workout outside, aside from your backyard or neighborhood. Take a look at some of the best, and prettiest, workout spots in Omaha. You may also want to read: Winter Workout Ideas Elmwood Park Elmwood Park is a beautiful park located right next to the University of Omaha’s campus. It stretches on the north and south side of Dodge Street, connected by a footbridge. On any given day, you’ll see a great variety of people enjoying the park, from college students playing a game of ultimate...

There are many metrics you can use to measure your workout success. There are also some pretty misleading ones. Today, we’re going to talk about the differences and what you should be paying attention to.   Focus Less On…   How Much You Sweat Consider this -you can sweat during a hot yoga class even if you sit in the corner and sip water the whole time. While sweating can indicate a good, hard workout, it can also be deceiving. Heck, you can even sweat after eating spicy food.    How Sore You Are How sore you are can also be deceiving. If you’ve skipped more than a few workouts, getting back at it can make you quite sore. We’ve all had to get back in the saddle a few times and it’s...

It’s BCAM! -Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Spreading the word about BCAM and getting others involved can mean posting helpful information on social media, running in a fundraiser, or busting out your favorite bright pink tutu. However you join the cause, remember that the goal is to raise awareness, remind your friends to self-exam, and be supportive to the breast cancer community.   Let’s kick this off by dropping some breast cancer knowledge:  For women in the U.S., breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer. In women under 45, breast cancer is more common in African-American women than white women.  About 5-10% of breast cancers can be linked to gene mutations inherited from one’s mother or father.  About 85% of...

Believe it or not, working out should be enjoyable. No, really, it’s science! Exercising causes your body to release those feel good chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins block pain receptors and trigger positive feelings in your mind and body. These chemicals are so powerful, they have similar effects on the brain as morphine. So, if you continually dread your daily workout and aren’t gaining satisfaction from it, it’s important to figure out why.    Your Workout Isn’t for You There isn’t just cardio or strength training, there is a whole myriad of different types of workouts and combinations thereof. Maybe the workout routine you dread needs a refresh. Think about what you’d like to get out of your workout -visible results, having fun, more energy, flexibility, stress relief, strength,...