Piedmont High Harriers Cross-Train to Gain an Edge by Mark Sutro, co-founder CRUfit Oakland

For the past two seasons, the Piedmont High School Cross Country team has included indoor rowing at CRUfit as part of their preparation for the race season. Rowing is a non-impact activity that has been shown to have numerous benefits for runners. Read More

Quality of Life Insurance for Seniors By Mark Sutro, Co-Founder CRUfit Montclair

Although the monetary cost is affordable and a huge payoff is virtually guaranteed, most older Americans do not seriously consider investing in quality-of-life insurance in the form of an active lifestyle. Read More

Active Teens Can Realize Lifelong Benefits: The Trick is Getting Started. By Mark Sutro.

Physical activity affects our health from an early age. In a recent study of 9- and 10-year-old children at the University of Illinois’ Beckman Institute, researchers found that greater aerobic fitness is associated with more fibrous and compact white matter, a type of nerve tissue affecting learning. Read More

Indoor Cycling: Maximizing Your Training Time | Paul Kinney | June 20, 2016

Even when the weather outdoors gets nice, many performance-oriented cyclists and triathletes continue to do a portion of their training on the bike indoors. Some elite athletes do 100% of their cycling workouts indoors. Here are the big reasons why... Read More

Power Meters: Everything You Need to Know | Cycling Weekly | 3/31/2016

Power meters on bikes are a wonderful tool that can help you chart your path to greater fitness. Read More

Exercise Tied to Lower Risk for 13 Types of Cancer | Gretchen Reynolds | nytimes.com | 5/18/2016

"Anyone who still needs motivation to move more may find it in a new study showing that, in addition to its other health benefits, exercise appears to substantially reduce the risk of developing 13 different varieties of cancer." Read More

Regular Exercise Changes the Brain to Improve Memory, Thinking Skills | Heidi Godman, Executive Editor | Harvard Health Letter

"In a study done at the University of British Columbia, researchers found that regular aerobic exercise, the kind that gets your heart and your sweat glands pumping, appears to boost the size of the hippocampus, the brain area involved in verbal memory and learning." Read More

Rowing for Runners | John Shepherd for Concept2

For runners, indoor rowing serves a dual purpose of adding training volume while strengthening the body to resist injury. Read More

Study: Physical Fitness Linked to Brain Fitness | U.S. News & World Report | By Allie Bidwell | Aug. 19, 2014

"More physically fit children had stronger brain tissue linked to cognition. Staying physically fit isn't just good for your health. It's also a good way to beef up your brain, according to new research." Read More

How Physical Fitness May Promote School Success by Gretchen Reynolds

"This study seems to indicate that children who are more physically fit perform better when it comes to more challenging types of learning." Read More