Training for a half marathon

This morning, a handful of HYPEsters will take Santa Monica streets by storm in the Santa Monica Classic 5K/10K run. But across town, one dedicated runner from HYPE Performance’s team will complete a half marathon in the Kaiser Permanente Pasadena Marathon race. Since this is Lauren McKeithan’s second half marathon – she ran the Philadelphia Half Marathon in November – training and prep in the months before the run came more naturally. Still, getting ready to run 13.1 miles is quite the...

Run with HYPE

HYPE Performance is planning a 5k run! That's right, in collaboration with Santa Monica-based Leslie Cohen Law, we're organizing a community run along the Santa Monica beach path for Saturday, April 28. Details will follow soon, but in the meantime, mark your calendars and check out these other LA-area 5k and 10k runs (or half and full marathons for veteran runners) to help you get HYPE'd about running with us in the spring. 13.1 Los Angeles - Jan. 15, LA beach cities Band on a Run...

9 New Year’s weight-loss tips

You don’t have to be a fitness expert to know that losing weight and getting in shape rank pretty high among most people’s New Year’s resolutions. But guess what? You don’t have to be a fitness expert to accomplish those goals either. Whether you’re looking to shed a few pounds, tone up, fit into those jeans collecting dust in your closet or simply get in better shape, here are a few tips to get you headed in the right direction. Take the stairs. When you have the option of...

Top 7 fitness gifts

With Thanksgiving well behind us and Christmas just around the corner, people likely have two things on their minds: crossing gifts off their lists and keeping pounds off in a season of indulging. So in the spirit of giving and eating, we decided to share some gift ideas for the fitness-minded folks on your Christmas list. Here are HYPE’s five favorite to help you stay in shape well into the new year: Yurbuds Ironman Inspire Earbuds: Developed by a marathon runner and triathlete, these...

HYPE Performance has a blog!

Can you believe the year is almost over?! I hope you had as much fun in 2011 as the folks at HYPE Performance and I did. Over the year, we've been busting our butts along side you to reach goals and check off resolutions before 2011 comes to a close. Some of the projects we've addressed on our list include implementing social networks, working with daily deal sites, improving class schedules and getting more involved in the community. One thing we haven't had a chance to get around to –...