You've probably heard of the fitness craze Zumba, a workout known as a dance fitness party. I originally tried Zumba with a friend by following a fitness DVD.
While the DVD was fun and the hip-swiveling moves were a blast (and effective at w... Read more
If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&... Read more
Losing weight and maintaining healthy habits are both challenging, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't also be rewarding. Besides the intrinsic benefits that come from feeling better and reaching new goals, rewarding yourself for your health... Read more
Everything you do burns calories—breathing, sleeping, standing, and all of the active pursuits you enjoy. But what does it take to burn just 100 calories? You may be surprised by how little—or how much—activity you have to do to ach... Read more
Regina (ELMOCHIC94) lost 50 pounds with the help of SparkTeens. She has been a member for about a year and a half and has been able to maintain her 50-pound loss for more than eight months now. At 16 years old, Regina has been very successful and con... Read more
Forget machines, do free weights. Ask for an orientation from one of the gym trainers. I do a full-body workout 3x/week. Free weights are better because you have to use all your muscles to stabilize while lifting, you don't with machines.... Read more
I AM A MEMBER OF THE YMCA AND I HAVE A FREE MEMBERSHIP BECAUSE OF THIS PROGRAM.. I HAVE TO MAINTAIN GOING TO THE Y AT LEAST 2 TIMES A WEEK AND IF I DONT THEN I WILL BE KICKED OFF. WE HAVE MEETINGS EVERY TWO MONTHS TO SEE WHAT PROGRESS WE HAVE MADE..... Read more
I remember the first Zumba class I ever set foot in at my university's recreation center. The instructor was so full of energy that it made me a little uncomfortable, and the room was jam-packed with girls (and a few guys!) shaking their hips and... Read more
Editor's note: You've been asking about Zumba for a long time, so we are happy to share this guest blog post from one of our favorite bloggers. Gina, otherwise known as The Fitnessista, is not only a HUGE fan of Zumba, but she's a Zumba i... Read more
This morning I went to a FREE Zumba class. It was suppose to be for an hour but the instructor had to leave 30mins early for a Zumbathon. Wow, never knew they existed but she still worked us for those 30mins. After she left, we did 20mins of circuit... Read more
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