Fitness dance classes like Zumba, Body Jam, BollyX and others have always been popular in the Boston area with super-loyal followers. Speak to any dance fitness instructor and they'll describe long-term devotees who've attended their classes for 10+ years! I had taught my same cardio dance class (then changed to Zumba then changed to Remix) … Continue reading Missing Dance Workouts?
Did the pandemic force you to slow down, like it did me? In 2020 we got to know ourselves, as we couldn't distract ourselves with outside family, friends and coworkers. Maybe you rediscovered your living space since you were now there more than in your office. Some of us started to cook more since we … Continue reading Cultivating a Slower Pace
I love mayo unlike a lot of people, so the pic from this recipe from createmindfully.com caught my eye. It looked like a hearty chicken salad sandwich -- except it was vegan. I doubted a mixture of tahini and mashed chickpeas could taste like chicken salad but I was wrong! When everything blended together, it … Continue reading Chickpea Almond Salad
I still haven't returned to the gym, even though it's now open allowing larger capacity. I just don't like exercising in a mask. When my heart rate reaches its peak, I'm pretty much heaving and feel suffocated in the mask. Even though I'm fully vaccinated, I refuse to pull off or even expose my nose … Continue reading HIIT Online Workout Review
Everyone says "I need to exercise more." Including me. I always feel good after any amount of exercise, even if I don't sweat. Sometimes I'm just moving my limbs enough to get blood flowing to body parts stiff from sitting for hours, or to oxygenate and refresh my foggy brain. My home gym is a … Continue reading The Best Exercise Excuses
Who doesn't love nachos? They're a surefire crowd-pleaser and easy to prepare. All the toppings can be really heavy though, so I wondered if there was a way to make them easier on the stomach. I came up with this lighter recipe, more for everyday noshing than for guests. They actually make a great meal … Continue reading Nachos for Dinner!