Los Angeles Times

Roy Wallack

Columnist Gear

Irvine-based Roy M. Wallack writes about health and fitness for various publications. An endurance cyclist and runner, he has competed in some of the world's toughest athletic challenges, including the Eco-Challenge, the 750-mile Paris-Brest-Paris ride, and the Badwater Ultramarathon. His latest book is "Bike for Life: How to Ride to 100."

Recent Articles

  • Bounce it out in a trampoline Jumping class

    Bounce it out in a trampoline Jumping class

    The word "trampoline" will never be the same for me. One day, it evoked blissful childhood flashbacks of 10-foot-high back flips and twisting pike-position seat drops. The next day, it evoked thoughts of my aching butt, hamstrings and abs — and an addictive low-impact/high-intensity one-hour group-exercise...

  • Why dogs make the perfect stand-up paddle-boarding buddies

    Why dogs make the perfect stand-up paddle-boarding buddies

    She and I only knew each other for 10 minutes and didn't speak a word when we were together. But during that time, I knew I'd felt something. Something very special.

  • Women find boost in ability and other benefits in strength training

    Women find boost in ability and other benefits in strength training

    Francesca Guagliano likes the toned arms, the camaraderie and the thrill of competition that she gets from her twice-a-week strength-training classes at her gym, CrossFitLA in West Los Angeles. But most of all, she likes being able to carry the dog food.

  • 5 key strength-training exercises

    5 key strength-training exercises

    You want to add some strength training but don't want to pay for a trainer or classes. What exercises should you do, how heavy and how much? Answer: Make them functional movements and make them hard. That's what stimulates the body to get stronger.

  • Gear: The latest for stand-up paddle board fans on the go

    Gear: The latest for stand-up paddle board fans on the go

    The stand-up paddle board, or SUP, is one of the hottest sports products right now. People of all abilities love the comfortable standing position, the smooth and easy-to-learn paddle stroke, the upper-body and core workout, and the excuse to get out in the sunshine and onto the water. What they...

  • Baseball's Joe Torre hits a home run with his charity work

    Baseball's Joe Torre hits a home run with his charity work

    Joe Torre's days on the field are over, but at 74 the former Dodger and Yankee manager and 2014 Hall of Fame inductee is as busy as ever. Along with a full-time job as executive vice president of baseball operations for Major League Baseball, he and wife Ali run the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation,...

Loading
71°