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Going Against the Flow: Kajal Desai, Cofounder of Doonya

Charu Sharma | Posted 11.17.2014 | Small Business
Charu Sharma

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.

8,000 People Gather on National Mall to Raise $1.9M for Heart Disease Research

Janessa E. Robinson | Posted 11.12.2014 | Black Voices
Janessa E. Robinson

Last Saturday the Greater Washington Region of the American Heart Association hosted its 11th Annual DC Heart Walk on the National Mall.

Rashard Lost 93 Pounds: 'Ladies, Don't Be Afraid Of The Weights'

Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living

Name: Rashard Pennie Age: 36 Height: 5'6" Before Weight: 248 pounds How I Gained It: I was heavy as a child, and I was overweight all through hi...

Lacey Lost 100 Pounds: 'You're Going To Have Bad Days, But What Awaits You Is Beyond Anything You Can Imagine'

Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living

Name: Lacey Tanner Age: 24 Height: 5'7" Before Weight: 265 pounds How I Gained It: I was a big little girl. I remember being in kindergarten and...

Zumba: How I Got My Groove Back After Trauma

Tracy Strauss | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Tracy Strauss

Nervous, I stood in the back of the room so as to not be noticed making what I anticipated would be a fool of myself. I'd left my contact lenses at home so that I wouldn't be able to see myself in the mirror, but I could still make out the shape of my body in the distance.

I Was Born to Dance

Myra Demeter | Posted 11.17.2014 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

Every once in a while I catch a glimpse of the little girl in pink tights, leotard and pink ballet slippers who occupied the space opposite me for so many years.

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.

A Main Street Way to Help Obese People

Don McNay | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Don McNay

"Don't you know things can change Things'll go your way If you can hold on for one more day" -Wilson Phillips I'm 55 years old and morbidly obese. ...

How Zumba Empowered Me to Move Forward

Gina Ryder | Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Gina Ryder

Zumba's slogan is "join the party." One of the best decisions I ever made was joining the party. There is rarely a "maybe later" in life or dance. Moving in the moment is the only way to heal sometimes.

Snuggling: My Motivational Band-Aid

Shannon Deep | Posted 09.22.2014 | Women
Shannon Deep

But there is some link, at least for me, between a happy home life and being a slug about everything else. That Josh loves me can't be the reason I love myself. That he thinks I am smart, competent and worthy can't be the reason I believe those things. It has to come from me.

Love Like You're Leaving

Susan Rosenzweig | Posted 08.24.2014 | New York
Susan Rosenzweig

In honor of this legendary town that has been my other half for most of my adult life, I've been collecting a list of all the things I will miss when I'm gone. Even I'm surprised how long it is. I thought I'd share 10 of my favorites.

Amanda Lost 110 Pounds: 'Was It Easy? No. Was It Worth It? Yes!'

Posted 05.15.2014 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series! Name: A...

How I Stayed On Track on Vacation

Shealagh Whittle | Posted 05.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Shealagh Whittle

As my countdown to vacation crept closer and closer, I got a little scared -- how could I continue my newfound healthy eating habits in a city that for me holds all manner of delectable culinary sins?The answers turned out to be simple, and despite the fact that I have been largely ignoring my scale over the past month or two, I actually lost weight while I was in London.

Sarah Klein

What Men Can Get Out Of The Workouts Women Love

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living

While we're very much of the mindset that men and women certainly can do the same workouts, they don't necessarily always want to. For every trailblaz...

Chocolate For Dinner?!

Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living

There are hundreds of wonderful sites on healthy living to be seen all over the blogosphere. Here at Fit Links, we'll introduce you to some that have ...

Joy Lost 112 Pounds: 'I Cannot Believe Who I Am Today'

Posted 02.12.2014 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series! Name: J...

Fit Links: You Don't Have To Be A Good Dancer To Love Zumba And More

Posted 02.07.2014 | Healthy Living

There are hundreds of wonderful sites on healthy living to be seen all over the blogosphere. Here at Fit Links, we'll introduce you to some that have ...

Jackie Lost 192 Pounds: 'I Became A Zumba Addict'

Posted 12.27.2013 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured in our I Lost Weight series! Name: J...

Shut Up And Dance!

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 02.08.2014 | Fifty
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

In my tweens, teens and twenties, dancing and music were the nucleus of my existence. Together, they fed my soul and heart, and were the outlet for my self-expression (along with hairpieces and eyeliner).

Doctor and Wife Open Home to Cancer Patients

Lisa Masters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Masters

I don't think "Thank you!" can truly express the gratitude that many of us often wish to express to those who are not in the business of treating cancer patients who give their hearts, time and love to those of us that have connected with the disease.

Why Pitbull, Daddy Yankee And Don Omar Should Be Grateful To Zumba

AP | GAIL GEDAN SPENCER | Posted 10.20.2013 | Latino Voices

ORLANDO, Fla. — Zumba Fitness instructors worldwide are not only using a Latin-heavy song lineup in their classes, they're also creating new fan...

Duet Step

Myra Demeter | Posted 10.15.2013 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

Since Dan's stroke three years ago we don't have many activities that we can do together and our couples' duet step dance class is sacred. It was only Dan's emergency hospital stay for a serious heart issue in May that prevented us from having a perfect attendance record.

Remembering You Have a Body -- or, How ELSE to Talk to Little Girls

Michelle Konstantinovsky | Posted 10.09.2013 | Women
Michelle Konstantinovsky

I hate to ruin the ending of all this, but spoiler alert: My body and I have not yet become besties. We don't look at each other googly-eyed and trade positive affirmations daily. But we've come a long way.

Patti Lost 95 Pounds: 'I Am Going To Turn 50 And Be The Fittest I Have Ever Been'

Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living

Got a success story of your own? Send it to us at success.stories@huffingtonpost.com and you could be featured on the site! Name: Patti Pollock Ag...

Capoeira Batizado, June 29th: Where New York City and Brazil Meet

Christopher Lee Nutter | Posted 08.26.2013 | New York
Christopher Lee Nutter

I was instantly mesmerized. I decided right then and there I didn't just want to do what I saw the instructor do, I wanted to be the kind of person who could do it.