I’ll be honest: I used to scoff at the idea of pole dancing as a workout. It wasn’t that I disrespected those who did it; I just couldn’t bring myself to do something that I largely associated with bachelorette parties and strip clubs. But a few years ago, while enjoying a few glasses of wine […]
Is A Squat or a Squat Jump More Effective?
Drop it like a squat. Nearly every fitness class you’ll ever take involves some sort of squat. It’s for good reason! This movement is a compound exercise, meaning it works multiple muscle groups at once. You’ll shed calories while simultaneously building strength in your leg, glutes and core muscles. The standard down-up motion of a regular squat […]
Sprinting vs Jogging: Which One is Better?
With some practice you’ll be ready for that 5K in no time.That 5K you signed up for in December as motivation to hit the gym is now just a month away, and although you’ve been faithful to your favorite dance cardio and Pilates classes, that two-mile run you pushed through yesterday left your muscles more […]
Yoga for Cyclists
We LOVE our cycling! It’s a fabulous cardio workout that gets the endorphins flowing, burns fat and leaves us with that incomparable feeling of having just conquered a mountain! But… because cycling asks the body to move in such a specific way, we wind up working the same muscles over and over in class. Yoga […]
The Importance of Low-Impact Training
You may love to work up a sweat with tough classes, but taking a low-impact class is just as important – and beneficial! “Hitting the pavement” is a phrase many runners take pride in using when describing their cardio of choice, and it undeniably evokes the exhilaration of putting miles on your sneakers. However, the […]
The Surprising Benefits of Training On a Treadmill
There’s been a debate for years about whether it’s better to run inside or outside, but research shows there’s no clear winner. By adding just a 1 percent incline, you can get the same workout both indoors and out. There are, however, loads of benefits to treadmill running that you just can’t get outdoors. All […]