I've heard about an unusual new fitness class called HydroRide. Is it a joke?
Amazingly, no. As if chlorine hair or a numb derriere weren't bad enough alone, someone has taken spinning and moved it underwater. And there you have HydroRide, one of the newest trends in group fitness. OK, so you may not be entirely submerged -- just enough to increase the resistance on your legs by about 10 times. The pool is about 5 feet deep, and the bikes are specially designed for underwater use.
The folks at Crunch Fitness, based in Los Angeles, concocted this concept. Will stationary bikes across the country start taking the plunge? Only time will tell.
I'm sore from using the rowing machine. How do I stretch the front of my shoulder?
The best stretch for this is simple. To stretch the anterior shoulder and pectorals, stand facing a wall with one arm extended, palm against the wall. Gently turn your body away from the extended arm. You should feel the stretch through the front of your shoulder and chest. Hold this position for 60 seconds, then repeat on the other side.