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
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
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
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
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
Frustrated! I have found a fitness video I love! It's Jessica Smith's 14 Minute Lower Body Barre workout. But I haven't found a way to track the fitness accurately. You would think I could do it easily since it's from Spark People. Any suggestions?... Read more
I know this isn't an end-all as far as exercise intensity is concerned, but I want to use the Karvonen HR calculator that is on this site...except I read the article about it on here, and while it does give an example of it, it's no... Read more
I can't get the video of the day to play.... or any other video!!!
I will click on the video that I want to play, and it shows an ad loading but then... Nothing! The image of the video chosen stays on the screen and just sits there... moving my... Read more
I had to get creative after surgery on both of my feet. YOUTUBE to the rescue! In addition to videos for chair aerobics, I also use ZUMBA videos and follow along most of the arm movements. FUN and calories burned from the chair. Great work out. 335... Read more
Zumba is super popular these days, so we knew it was just a matter of time before you could join in the fun and fitness at home. Now you can! To kick off our annual dailySpark Holiday Giveaway, the folks at Majesco Entertainment are giving away three... 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
Well, I finally got myself in gear and took my 'starting' measurements! Excited to see how far I get this month, by mid summer and by the end of the year! :)
current size jean: 12 // current size dress: 10/12
JANUARY 9, 2013 Measurements
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I brought my new Kodak Play Sport video camera to Zumba Class today... I wanted to try to record the WHOLE HOUR... I guess I should have topped up my battery life then! D'oh... I only managed to capture 40 minutes worth of a 60 minute class. Still... Read more
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