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The Urban Girl's Dictionary

Allison Bagley | Posted 04.20.2014 | Style
Allison Bagley

A guide to words I wish were part of our common vernacular.

Ballet-Inspired Workouts Across the Country and in Your Own Home

Louise McCready Hart | Posted 03.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Louise McCready Hart

Several ballet-based workouts -- or empires -- have emerged in the last decade with the premise that the best way to achieve these long muscles is through micro-movements. I tested the following seven techniques, and while all will sculpt and tone, no two are exactly alike.

The Real Secret to Long, Lean Muscles (VIDEO)

Jeff Halevy | Posted 02.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Halevy

Admit it, that's exactly what you want: the body of dancer, with long, lean muscles. Here's the secret.

We Tried It: Pure Barre

Sarah Klein | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Sarah Klein

This class is not for the faint of heart -- or weak of muscle. There are few modifications offered to make any of the moves less strenuous and participants are encouraged to push themselves to the limit in every class.

20 Celebs Who Got Fit Dancing

Posted 12.05.2011 | Healthy Living

By Jene Luciani for Shape.com When the thought of spending 30 minutes on a treadmill is about as appealing as a root canal, it's time to shake up t...

Dancing vs. Running: The Difference In Muscle Tone

Burr Leonard | Posted 10.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Burr Leonard

If you were shown two pairs of legs, one belonging to a runner and the other to a dancer, would you be able to tell which was which?

Think You're an LA Fitness Junkie?

Jill S. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jill S. Brown

Are you ready to claim the title of Angeleno Fitness Freak? Not so fast, turbo! Before I can dub you King or Queen of the LA fitness scene, you have one more quest to complete your journey.