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
Your feet work hard every day, carrying you through your daily tasks while you walk, stand, carry, lift, climb, clean, work, and exercise. If you neglect your feet—especially during a workout—then your feet with have to deal with swelling... 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
Although barefoot running has been practiced in some parts of the world for hundreds of years, the concept has only recently gained popularity as an alternative to traditional running shoes in the Western world. The book "Born to Run,"... Read more
You all probably know how great aerobic activity is for your heart, body and mind. After all, regular cardio exercise has been shown to reduce body fat, decrease total cholesterol, boost mood, lower resting heart rate, and improve heart and lung func... Read more
I cramp up if I have old shoes and/or over-stride/try to go too fast. My hilly route can cause more fatigue and tighter muscles unless I properly cool down and stretch. Dehydration/overheating causes more than just cramps, so drink your H2O!... Read more
Evaluate: (1) Shoes - old or new, properly fitted to your needs? (2) Route - hilly or flat? (3) Pace - quick but comfy or stretching for the next step? (4) Water - getting enough before/during after? (5) Cool down - gradual & includes stretching?... Read more
I'm having more trouble with my feet than I ever did in the past, and thought it was time to actually get them looked at by a shoe seller with some knowledge. Problem is, most retailers I normally use (Sports Authority and the like) don't offer that... 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
A couple months ago, I shared some fun and entertaining 80s aerobics videos. Many of you could relate to these workouts and remember doing similar moves yourselves. Today I'm back with another fitness flashback that is sure to conjure up some more me... 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
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