Each year, Americans ring in Independence Day in style. Picnics, barbecues, and over-the-top fireworks displays win the day. We plan, we shop, we invite the whole family.
Sometimes the entire neighborhood!
In the spirit of American independence, here is some quick Fourth of July history, along with some tips for celebrating Fourth of July safely. Continue reading “Tips and Tricks for Celebrating Fourth of July Safely”
One of our favorite things about running is that anyone can do it. All you need is a little motivation, a pair of shoes (optional!), and some earth beneath your feet. This kind of simplicity is what gives running its global appeal. Moreover, affirming this passion for running is the idea behind National Running Day 2018. Continue reading “National Running Day 2018 – All You Need To Know”
According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, “less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day, and only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week.” Why are these numbers so low, when there is ample evidence that regular exercise can be of immense benefit? Continue reading “3 Ways to Celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month”
Runners unite! June 7, 2017 is Global Running Day, the day enthusiasts all over the world celebrate their beloved sport by getting out and pounding the pavement. It all starts with a simple question: what do you run for? For fitness? For fun? Does running bring relief to your life? Across the globe, there are many answers to this question, as well as many forms of running. Some have their softball leagues. Others are training for the next half marathon. On Global Running Day, runners from around the world come together and pledge to participate in some kind of running activity, all for the love of their sport. Continue reading “Get Ready for Global Running Day”
Well, hello there, all you cool, gravity-defying cats! I know I promised you more Achilles love this week, but sometimes in the blogging-biz, you have to make room for breaking news. So instead, I am going postpone our Achilles talk until next week, in order to bring you the long-awaited part dieu to my Andy “Funky Fresh” Funk interview. You may recall our last post on this Ironman altruist and his audacious “Vegas in 24” mission, in honor of the Pink Lotus Foundation, but if not, go give yourself a quick refresher; I’ll wait right here… Continue reading “Vegas in 24: A “Funky Fresh” Update!”
Let’s face it, running is a fickle sport. As a former competitive (and I use the term lightly) track and cross country athlete for the University of Colorado, and current distance running devotee, I am all too familiar with the thin line that separates peak fitness from season-ending injury. If you have ever had the misfortune of crossing paths with a recently decommissioned runner, you are doubtless aware of the frightening mogwai we become when we are denied our daily endorphin fix. Continue reading “PT Spotlight: Stephan Venter, Aurora Active PT”
Holy moly, it’s November 23rd! With the temperatures turning decidedly crisper than our soon-to-be botched Thanksgiving turkeys, it is time, yet again, for an update from your AlterG family. We are please to announce that we have (finally) completed the extremely difficult task of selecting a winner for our annual “PT of the Month” contest. After pouring through each and every riveting, impassioned narrative, we have decided that Louis “Key West Lou” Petrone and his PT, Jenny Shelley, of Body Owners Physical Therapy and Wellness Center are this year’s champions!
Body Owners is a therapist-owned outpatient physical therapy clinic, with a special focus on the rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries and chronic conditions. Their treatment philosophy is twofold; focusing first on proper assessment and following up with hands-on treatment. They start by identifying any physical dysfunctions that may be causing a patient’s symptoms, then attack those dysfunctions through a variety of therapeutic techniques, including neuromuscular reeducation, rehabilitative exercise, and biomechanical correction. Their number one goal is to get patients happy and healthy, and to keep them that way! Continue reading “AlterG Announces 2015 Physical Therapist of the Month”
Meet Candace Brown
Click to see an interview with Candace and her therapist Susan from the Central Vermont Medical Center
Candace Brown promised her late husband, Walter Brown, that she would run the Boston Marathon. Before he died, Walter had served as the official starter for the race for 22 years.
In order to keep her promise, Candace used the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill to train for the 26.2 mile race, and in the process lost over 70lbs and reversed her diabetes. Continue reading “Losing 70 Pounds to Keep a Promise”
Last week, four AlterG employees competed at and won the 2015 Penn Relays Corporate Distance Medley Relay. We wanted to hear from them about their training and how they use the Anti-Gravity Treadmill.
Jesus Romo is an elite runner who competed in the 2014 USA Track and Field Championships in the 3000m Steeplechase, where he placed 14th.
Leading up to the Penn Relays, I primarily used the Anti-Gravity Treadmill for base building and recovery. Continue reading “AlterG Employees Get Fit on the AlterG”
AlterG for the 3-Peat!
The AlterG Team with the coveted Penn Relays Wheel
We are thrilled to spread the news that AlterG is now the three-time Penn Relays Corporate Distance Medley Relays champion! Last Friday, four AlterG runners (and employees) from across the country met in Philadelphia to defend our title. They ran their best in the cold night to secure a decisive win over the second place team, JP Morgan (with their 240,000 employees). Continue reading “AlterG Takes Home 3rd Title at the Penn Relays Corporate Distance Medley Relay”