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
Friendships seem to be front and center throughout childhood and early adulthood, but once careers get into full swing and families start to grow, female friendships often take a back seat to other priorities. Nurturing good friendships is hugely imp... Read more
Working from home may seem like a dream. You have no boss popping up behind you. No employees to interrupt you with the latest office gossip. No donuts to avoid. But, working from home—with all of its perks and pluses—also presents some u... Read more
Uncomfortable in my skin. Difficult to tie up shoe laces. Felt winded on exertion. After putting my ALL into raising my daughter it was finally time to put some work into me. Thank goodness a neighbour asked me to go to the gym with her.... Read more
I would love to know your thoughts on exercising without shoes. Last Thursday I had the chance to go to my first every 'piloxing' workout---a hybrid of kickboxing and pilates. For those of you familiar, it reminded me quite a bi... Read more
I've already noticed that my shoes are fitting looser. I don't know if it was swelling from bad eating habits or if they have actually lost fat! I think everyone's feet shrink when they lose a lot of weight. Time for you to go down a half/size!... Read more
Work out while watching exercise infomercials - it can be more motivating than a typical fitness show because you see 'before & after' results in addition to actual exercise AND a trainer shouting YOU CAN DO IT!! It keeps me thinking I can do it too,... 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
The last few decades have brought so many changes in the fitness industry. When VCRs became affordable, the first home exercise videos (thanks, Jane Fonda!) revolutionized the way people worked out. Aerobics even inspired fashion trends in the... Read more
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