Can Anyone Do Zumba? Zumba exercises are being touted as the newest fun way to lose weight, Zumba instructors call it "exercise in disguise", but this doesn't mean that Zumba is easy. On the contrary, Zumba will leave you panting and sweating as you get going. So is it suitable for everyone? Can Anyone Do Zumba? Zumba classes are fantastic for bringing people of all shapes, sizes and ages together. The key premise is to have fun, and the workouts are suitable for just about everyone. Kids … [Read more...] about Can Anyone Do Zumba?
Zumba routines do not require you to wear any special equipment but that will never stop people from trying to have a little fun. The best thing about Zumba routines is that they don't require much equipment to be effective. That said, you do need to make sure you're wearing the right clothing to perform the moves comfortably. Here's a guide to what you should wear, and some other accessories that might come in handy, for your Zumba classes. What Equipment for Zumba Routines Clothing … [Read more...] about What Equipment for Zumba Routines
There are a few different types of Zumba classes are marketed at all kinds of people of various shapes and sizes, there are a number of different types of class available. Use this as a guide to find the most appropriate class for you. Types of Zumba Classes Original Zumba: The original types of Zumba classes makes use of salsa, merengue, cumbia and reggaeton music as a setting for a number of energetic dance moves. Zumba Gold: Zumba Gold is a modified version of the original Zumba … [Read more...] about Types of Zumba Classes
The benefits of Zumba as a form of dance workout - some say a big party - that helps people to get fit while having fun. It was first developed by aerobics instructor Beto Perez in the 1990s, as he forgot his traditional music CDs and used latin beats instead. The dance incorporates a number of moves, and the benefits of Zumba include toning, loss, and general wellbeing. If you want to know more, just keep reading. How Zumba Helps Get You Fit Zumba is primarily a cardio workout. This … [Read more...] about Benefits of Zumba as a Workout
I had never known that Heidi Klum was a runner but she is sponsoring a Run for Summer where you can watch and participate in tracking your running compared to the supermodel Heidi Klum. Learn more about the summer run here: http://heidiklum.aol.com/category/summer-run/, and here are some of the tips that helped Heidi get in incredible shape. Heidi Klum Running Tips 1. Run with a Buddy - This really sunk in this weekend. When I don't have to go to work, its so much easier to hit snooze on … [Read more...] about Heidi Klum Running Tips
The Summer is creeping away here in Calgary. On my ride in this morning the temperature was right at freezing so the nice easy schedule of riding in to work and home will be over sooner than I would hope. Now is the time of year that all of those outdoor activities that keep you in shape so easily are going to come to an end in the northern latitudes. What will you do about it? Most people have a bad habit of fluctuation exercise. In the Spring you get sore from exercising outside for the … [Read more...] about Colder Weather Exercise
Ever since I took a power walking class in college, I have been hooked. If you are thinking about learning how to power walk, I strongly urge you to do so. It is fun and a great way to get in shape and stay healthy. Friends and family members can join in, and it ends up being a great way to bond as well. So, spend a little bit of time learning about power walking. You may find that it is just what you are looking for. We will discuss the fundamentals of power walking, as well as go over a list … [Read more...] about Power walking is Healthy Exercise
Ran into this interesting article from Reuters: Jul 26 (Reuters Health) - Physical fitness is known to wane with age, but a study published Monday shows that the decline gains speed with each decade, regardless of a person's exercise habits. The study of 810 healthy adults found that the rate of decline in aerobic fitness was about four times greater among people in their 70s or older, compared with those in their 20s and 30s. Despite the fact that it boosts aerobic fitness, regular exercise … [Read more...] about Aerobic Fitness declines with age
As we all know tennis is great exercise for brief periods of time. When I was younger I played a lot of tennis and really enjoyed the sport becase of the competition, skill, startegy and also because it was the funnest way that I knew of to get some good exercise. If you play tennis for an hour you could expect to burn 500 calories if you were running you would burn over 1100 calories so tennis is not the best workout from a caloric burning standpoint. Enter Cardio Tennis. I was listening … [Read more...] about Cardio Tennis
Stair climbing machines have long been a mainstay piece of equipment in many home fitness centers. They are considered to be the third most popular choice in home exercise equipment that is available today. Stair steppers are simple to use since they simulate the beneficial action of climbing up stairs, are also great before using the stair steppers, the way you can stretch good before. Of course, with real stairs you are done when you reach the top, but with this fitness equipment you can … [Read more...] about The Great Facts About Stair Climbing Machines
What is circuit training? Hot, is the best answer I can give you. There are two main ways to do a workout, you either do cardio to raise your heart rate or you use weights to raise your strength Circuit training is the alternative. Every type of exercise is based on either weights or cardio well all except one. Circuit training is a way to do both weights and cardio in one quick workout. What is circuit training When you decide to find out what is circuit training what you do is a series of … [Read more...] about What is Circuit training?
Interval training workout can be done in a variety of different ways. Here’s a wickedly-effective type of interval training workout: it requires no machines or fancy equipment, you can do it outside in the sunshine and fresh air, it develops killer conditioning, carves out legs like a sprinter, and burns calories at an accelerated rate… In other articles about running/aerobics and high intensity interval training, as well as in my Fat loss books, I’ve written about how you can integrate both … [Read more...] about Effective Interval Training Workout
I found a couple of posts around the internet that spoke of a study at McMaster University that showed that hard exercise for a shorter period of time is better than a long workout at a lower level of intensity. I found the article at the Journal of Physiology but you really need to be a scientist to decipher what they have to say. When it comes to cardio exercise, less appears to be more. That's the conclusion of researchers who discovered that extremely short bouts of high-intensity … [Read more...] about Hard But Short Workouts Are Best
When you think of cardio, can you tell me what is the first thing that comes to mind? While I cannot read your mind, I would bet it has to be something among treadmill, exercise bikes or ellipticals. If you think that you cannot do cardios without the help of shiny fitness equipments or expensive exercise gadgets then you are terribly wrong. In this article I will tell you how to indulge in cardio workouts without the help of any equipment at all. What are Body Calisthenics Remember that for … [Read more...] about Bodyweight Calisthenics
For a few years I was riding a really crappy mountain bike but last year I finally bought myself a decent mountain bike, by decent I mean about $225. The new bike was good for a year but then I had trouble with the crank being loose and had to take it in to get some work done. The tech at the bike store said I needed to replace the crank but the housing was seized and was not fixable. Fortunately for me there was a 1 year warranty for the bike so I just got the value of the bike as a … [Read more...] about Diamondback Odyssey