Getting to your favorite classes at the gym isn’t always easy, and you may have bought some home workout videos for the days getting to the gym is as possible as getting your child to do their chores. Yet, after a while those workout videos begin to collect dust because you can’t bare the thought of doing the exact same routine one more time. So what do you do?
Realizing this is an issue, Yu Hannah Kim helped co-found and is president of Youble.com. The website was created based on Kim’s belief that high quality fitness training should be available to everyone at their convenience.
It offers over 10 different classes including Balletone, a registered trademark that is a fusion of fitness, ballet and yoga sequences ending with barre and stretching. It is designed to build strength and balance. All of the classes are thirty minutes in length except for the 15 minute core class.
Tabura, translated in Swahili, is a type of training used to improve military endurance and strength in Africa. Recently CRUNCH fitness has turned this military exercise into a workout regime combining kickboxing, West African dance moves and, in an odd twist, live music.
As with many high intensity workouts, Tabura, is sure to burn a ton of calories. We recommend to stretch and stay hydrated during and after any intense fitness program.
When you’re stuck in a workout rut, a fun, exciting exercise class is a great way to add a little energy back into your workout routine. Turbo Kick, created by Chalene Johnson, is a high energy class that mixes hip hop with kickboxing and burns up to 1,000 calories per hour.
“Turbo Kick challenges participants physically as well as mentally,” said Susanna Kalnes, a Chicago-based Area Promotions Director for Powder Blue Productions. “It’s a great cardiovascular workout because it improves psychological well-being and is proven to help participants have fun while losing weight.”
Since its creation in 1997, Turbo Kick has developed a huge following and inspired hundreds of people to lose weight, tone up and achieve their health and fitness goals. The Turbo Kick workout consists of a sport specific warm-up, sections devoted to punches, kicks and combination workouts, a high-paced interval section, recovery and a high-energy finale. Each round is set to motivating music that will make you want to move.
I love me some Halloween! There’s nothing more fun than a night of mischief. But there’s also nothing like a Halloween workout! So I say grab a jump rope and a treadmill or a short trail and try the following: Jump rope for an entire song, then run/walk for the next song. Keep switching between the two different cardio workouts until you reach the end of this 45-minute playlist. It’ll be scary how much your cardio endurance improves…Terrifying how strong your calves and legs will become.
With every fall season comes an onslaught of new television shows that hope to gain your interest as a viewer. One of the most anticipated shows is a remake of an old television classic, Charlie’s Angels.
When looking at a show like this, one can’t help but wonder what the stars do to stay fit. The new version of the show stars Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor and Annie Ilonzeh and is based in Miami. Each of the characters has a back story that includes a lifestyle of physical fitness, so it’s only fitting to look at what the actresses that play them do to stay in shape.
Minka Kelly often speaks about her fitness regimen. She trains with celebrity personal trainer Gunnar Peterson. She recently revved up her fitness routine specifically for this role. One of her fitness secrets is standing ab work using weights. Her workouts include helpful toning exercises with weights that work the entire body and puts in time on the treadmill doing an interval running routine to get her heart pumping. As far as nutrition goes, Minka tries to eat a sensible diet that includes egg whites and oatmeal for breakfast, a salad with protein for lunch and fish and veggies for dinner. Since she believes you should not deprive yourself, once in a while Minka will indulge in a cheeseburger with fries.