Do you have days when you really don't feel like your usual HIIT or intense cardio workout, but your body still craves some movement? Maybe you don't want to drag out the gear of sneakers, a mat and weights, but know that doing nothing would probably feel worse. If so, try this exercise combo—three videos … Continue reading A 30-Minute Toning Workout
Were setting exercise goals more challenging for you this year? It's been almost two years since the pandemic shut down gyms and exercise studios. Businesses that survived financially reopened but with a decidely different feel. Many required masks, and group class offerings were fewer with smaller class sizes. This deterred some people from renewing their … Continue reading How to Stick with Exercise: Variety, Flexibility, Challenge
Who ever thought that kicking and punching could become a fitness trend? Martial arts and karate have been around a long time but they seem intimidating and too serious. My first kickboxing workout was at a gym taught by a tiny but fierce instructor who had trained competitively in martial arts, mostly Muay Thai. I … Continue reading Best Online Kickboxing Workouts
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?
Fen Tung and I intersected years ago at MIT where we’d taught Zumba classes. We were both new to teaching group fitness, but even then I sensed a special spark when taking her classes. Fast forward to 2019 and Fen has evolved into a true fitness guru. She holds a personal trainer certification through the National … Continue reading Exercise Motivation from a Fitness Guru
We don't always make the connection between what we eat and how we exercise. I've seen people use exercise as a punishment for overeating. Or use exercise as a free pass to overeat. But how about eating to exercise? What you eat affects how well you move. If you don't include a balanced diet or … Continue reading What To Eat for Exercise?