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The Zumba Experience – a Workout and Party in One

Dance classes as exercise is not a new phenomenon, with salsa, tango and even pole fitness keeping people fit and healthy (whilst still having fun) available at many health clubs and gyms. The newest class to take over as the exercise of choice is Zumba, a dance and aerobic exercise which brings in elements from… Continue Reading

Winter Fitness Tips

The nights are drawing in, it’s cold, wet and rainy, and the last thing you feel like doing when you get home from work is putting on your trainers and going for a run, but don’t despair! There are still plenty of ways to keep fit and healthy throughout the coldest season and burn off… Continue Reading

Guest Post: 5 Ways To Reconnect With Your Body & Soul

Around my thirtieth birthday, I became very ill. My energy and wellbeing took a very sharp downward turn. It was as if my immune system simply gave up, raised its hands and surrendered to any and all sickness that came my way. The months to follow were unrelenting with illness after illness. As a result… Continue Reading

Fitness Friday: Running The Chicago Marathon for Charity

I am running the 2009 Chicago Marathon in October to raise money for PAWS of Chicago. PAWS is a large no-kill animal shelter that also has a spay/neuter clinic and feral cat spay and release program. I have agreed to raise a minimum of $600 for PAWS and certainly would like to raise even more!… Continue Reading

Fitness/Fashion Friday: New Metallic FitFlops

I have yet to personally try Fit Flops, so I can’t vouch for how well they actually work, but I do like the idea of them. These Flip Flop sandals are designed to work your leg muscles while you walk in them, hence the “Fit” in FitFlop. Here is the company’s info on them: Biomechanically… Continue Reading

Fitness Friday Book Review: The Nonrunner’s Marathon guide for Women

Awhile back I got this crazy idea of running the Chicago Marathon.  I ran a marathon around 18 years ago and said I would never do it again, so I don’t know what got into me other than perhaps a desire to make my butt smaller (and achy in the process). I signed up for… Continue Reading

Three Reasons Why You Should Get a Bosu Balance Trainer

After several months of using a Bosu Balance Trainer at the gym and in Pilates and Body Sculpting classes, I am planning to get one for use at home. BOSU stands for “Both Sides Utilized,” because it can be used with the ball side either up or down.  It works primarily as a balance-core stability… Continue Reading