Jazzercise, created by Judi Sheppard Missett, is the world's leading dance-fitness program. Since 1969, millions of people of all ages and fitness levels have reaped the benefits of this comprehensive program, designed to enhance cardiovascular e... Read more
When I tell people that I'm a master Pilates trainer, I get a lot of interesting reactions. People who practice and love Pilates are quick to ask their burning questions or express their envy at my "dream" job. But many people who are l... Read more
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
I took a Spinning class for the first time after I moved away to college. I was active in sports throughout high school, and I knew that I wanted to stay strong and fit. Now it was up to me to do that on my own. I didn't know anything about Spinn... Read more
As a fitness instructor, I get a lot of questions about Pilates, from what it is to how it benefits the body. I too was skeptical about how this "gentle" form of exercise—which, to me, looked a lot like lying on the floor—could... Read more
Do you ever get bored listening to your instructor on a workout video? My solution is setting up a music playlist with the same intensity as the video and putting the video on mute. That way I don't get bored with the same jokes.... Read more
Has anyone tried Jazzercise? I'm considering it, but I'd like some feedback on it before I try it. I'm nervous. I weigh 245lbs and I'm not sure how rough the workout is. I just don't want to go in there and be the fat lady that can't keep up:(... Read more
I am a Jazzercise instructor now, so I have to be at class (or there is no class!) But when I was a student at Jazzercise, and I had those moments when I did not want to go, I would always repeat this mantra: "I will fell better after class than I... Read more
I know they are usually very cheesy, but whenever im on vacation I always pack a workout dvd. If it starts raining or im the first one up in the morning I just pop it in and in a half hour I got my workout out of the way for the day!!! Plus if you ma... Read more
Fitness expert Chalene Johnson is best known for creating the Turbo Jam workouts and the best-selling DVDs of the same name. Her workouts are intense and upbeat--just like she is. Chalene reached out the dailySpark and offered to write a guest blog p... Read more
Many people think of cardio exercise as a necessary evil. You know it's good for you—it burns calories to help you manage your weight; it strengthens your heart, lungs and immune system, and so much more. You've told us that you want more cardio idea... Read more
So, I love Jazzercise. I've been going consistently since February 2010, usually between 4 to 6 days a week. I find it to be a challenging, fun workout that incorporates everything I need to accomplish in about an hour. Plus, their class schedule... Read more
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