Are you stuck in a fitness rut, unable to progress toward your goals? Are you coming off an injury and need advice on how to get active again? Active.com swim writer Alex Kostich can help you with a Fitness Makeover.
This feature will focus on athletes of varying skill levels and offer advice on how they can better train for, and thus achieve, their personal athletic goals.
A former swimmer at Stanford University, Kostich has stayed strong in the sport at the elite level even while maintaining a day job. The three-time Pan-American Games gold medalist still competes in -- and wins -- numerous open-water races around the world each year, as well as competing in the occasional triathlon and running race.
If you are interested in being the subject of a Fitness Makeover, you can e-mail Alex and describe your situation. Be sure to include a phone number where you can be reached if you're selected.
Fitness Makeover topics include:
Staying fit & healthy when you're pregnant
A solid approach to building running speed
Stay motivated by refocusing your goals
What to do in the off-season?
Fine-tune a diet to fuel your active life
Staying fit while on the road
Setting up a beginner's tri-training plan
Weight-train to build speed, not bulk
Building speed over the long haul
Rising above a fitness plateau
Dealing with rotator-cuff pain
Sticking with your fitness goals
Get ready for masters-level pool racing
Swimming to lose weight
Staying fit when injury takes you out of commission
Battle swim-workout burnout by changing your routine
A checklist for proper swim form
Adding bike and runs skills to swim experience
Training for a 1,500-meter triathlon swim
Stay motivated, focused on your season
Boost your speed by swimming against the clock
Get to a triathlon finish line
Expert offers advice on achieving your swimming goals