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Fitness Classes

Among Dancing Queens, I Am the Jester

Alisa Schindler | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Alisa Schindler

By the time the class is over, I had redefined the word spastic, bumped into the woman next to me twice, peed my pants just a little, and realized that while I thought I could dance, I actually could not.

'Ballet-Themed' Workouts: Why Take the Dancing Out of Dance?

Nadia Khayrallah | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Nadia Khayrallah

Dance training isn't always associated with body positivity, but it does show you a lot of ways to understand and appreciate your body that are unrelated to looks.

Wellness in Wine Country

Mary Orlin | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary Orlin

Of course a little retox with a glass of wine afterwards is always allowed.

3 Chicago Fitness Classes That Rock Out

PureWow | Posted 11.06.2013 | Chicago
PureWow

A few factors can elevate a fitness class from one-hit wonder to full-blown exercise addiction. Teaching style and studio location rank up there, but ...

How I Finally Fell in Love With My Workout

Mary K. Moore | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary K. Moore

Personal trainers were not quite right for me either, their rabid personalities never really meshing with mine. Specifically, their sheer enthusiasm and their love of the outdoors only served to highlight two things I fundamentally dislike: sheer enthusiasm and love of the outdoors.

The Pleasure and Perils of Exercise Class

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 04.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

Unlike solitary exercise on a machine or weight lifting, taking classes often makes going to a health club a social event. You can do a couple of things to help decide whether a specific exercise class will be right for you.

My Workout Obsession

Bevy Smith | Posted 04.21.2013 | Black Voices
Bevy Smith

In an effort to stop this 46-year-old body from sliding into total disrepair, I joined a fancy gym. It's definitely an investment and I'm committed to getting my money's worth, which is why I started taking classes -- yoga, pilates, power napping, and my favorite -- Zumba.

We Tried It: 305 Fitness Dance Party

Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Kate Bratskeir

Because the moves were so dynamic and the music was so high-energy, I really believed Sadie when she said it didn't matter if I got all the steps, as long as I kept moving. I left the studio with the biggest high, and I woke up the next morning sore all over (in the best way).

Janean Chun

From Welfare Recipient To CEO

HuffingtonPost.com | Janean Chun | Posted 05.25.2012 | Small Business

When Kelli Gilzow needed public assistance to get through college, she never thought she'd have to go back on welfare years later as a single mother. ...

McFitness: Are Fitness Classes Going the Way of Fast Food?

Jill S. Brown | Posted 12.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

These types of classes I'm talking about are known as "pre-choreographed." It's the same concept as McDonald's. Wherever you go to and take this particular class, you'll be getting the same exact routine anywhere in the world.

Sara Gaynes

9 Great Low-Impact Workouts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Gaynes | Posted 10.16.2011 | Healthy Living

A recent study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise found that older people have to work out more than younger people to m...

Choosing The Right Fitness Class For You

LIVESTRONG.COM | Posted 10.13.2011 | Healthy Living
LIVESTRONG.COM

Quick -- where can you go to sway like a belly dancer, build strength like a weightlifter and sprint like a sergeant? If you belong to a typical modern fitness center, you already know the answer.

What's Hot and What's Not for Spring Fitness

Jill S. Brown | Posted 06.04.2011 | Home
Jill S. Brown

Now that it's time to shape up before you ship out on your vacation, what's going to get you into shape as fast as possible? A look at the fitness trends for 2011 may be a good place to start.

12 Hot Fitness Trends You Should Know (Photos)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Twelve hot fitness trends you should know about!