Kajal is the mastermind behind Doonya's Bollywood dance workout curriculum and fitness formula. Kajal is certified by the American Council of Exercise, and has a lifetime's worth of training in South Asian pop and classical dance forms, as well as years of training in hip-hop and jazz.
We see people's highlight reels and think they have it easy. The mom who lost 50+ pounds and looks amazing; it had to be easy. The mom who seems to have it all together, who has been told, parenting just comes naturally to you. The business owner who seems to have it all.
The women I know who've completed these kind of challenges (and had longer-lasting health changes) have a tremendous amount of support from their inner circle plus their health care providers, therapists, trainers or spiritual guides.
I am grateful to my family, colleagues, health care professionals, advisors, clients, business partners and some awesome friends around the world who have been extremely supportive. And a big thank you to Arianna for the inspiration and motivation to help me redefine my success.
It is easy in life to become sidetracked or distracted by things which aren't important, are out of your control, stress you out or make you unhappy. When this happens, there is the need to pause to refocus your energies and care for your own wellbeing.
How does a skinny kid from the Bronx with a passion for horror flicks and Broadway become the godfather of an international bootcamp chain? Barry Jay Stich didn't set out to become the namesake of an ever-growing workout empire, it just kind of happened.
Above all else, trust your gut. Look for a knowledgeable and experienced personal trainer who feels like the most natural fit. That's the one to hire because she'll not only help you reach your goals, but will also keep you feeling comfortable, motivated and inspired throughout the process.
After my intense workout I saw several parallels from training to how Ryan and team run their successful business. Here are my 10 ways to run your business like a fitness bootcamp to get it in shape...
Ben's mother had attempted to put him on a diet, at age 9. It seemed like the reasonable thing to do. It seemed like it would be easier to change he...
How should we train to improve our running performance? By modeling running in the form of equations, and then solving them, we can now predict the optimal strategy to run a given distance in the shortest amount of time thanks to powerful mathematics.
Never in a million years would I think that learning to play an instrument would be easier than training to run 13.1 miles. I mean, isn't running supposed to be skill we are naturally born with?
Camille Leblanc-Bazinet is the "Fittest Woman on Earth" and the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games Winner. She is also arguably the most beautiful and popular CrossFit athlete on the planet. I love getting into the minds of elite athletes, so when I had the chance to spend some time with Camille, I jumped at the opportunity.
Recovery is not negotiable. You can either make time to rest and rejuvenate now or make time to be sick and injured later. Keep your bucket full.
The key to a successful life is to utilize your education, social connections, resume and pedigree to bring value to the world -- and the best way to fulfill this is by being an energetic contributor to the environment you are in.
In terms of working out, 128 BPM's dominance in pop music means that if you can find an exercise routine that approximates this pace, you'll never be short of new workout music. If you've already got fixed a routine, you can swap in any of the songs from that range and see how they fit.
We asked two New York City instructors -- Kara Liotta, Master Instructor and Director of Training at FlyBarre, and Kristine Storie, instructor and owner of Xtend Barre -- for their favorite no-equipment moves.
My body is my treasure, my best friend, and my first instrument. Muscles, tendons and even memory, tend to wear thin. Arthritis and osteoporosis show their ugly faces and at 91, I have both. But there are formulas for winning over these infirmities.
Just because someone is on a diet does not mean that they cannot give in to some indulgences. Doing so actually helps dieters adhere to their overall diet plan long-term. So don't rain on a dieter's parade by making them feel guilty for trying to enjoy a little planned treat.
Couch to 10k? No thanks. I'm more of a couch to the laundry room, to the backyard, back to laundry room, into the kitchen, back to the laundry room, break up a toddler fiasco, into the kitchen, curse under my breath on my way back to the laundry room kind of girl.
Yes, my first purchase as a soon-to-be first-time mom was a jog stroller, months before I could use it.