Yoga: Benefits, Intensity Level, and More

Original Article By WebMD

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Workout fads come and go, but virtually no other exercise program is as enduring as yoga. It’s been around for more than 5,000 years.

Yoga does more than burn calories and tone muscles. It’s

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Why Pilates Is the Missing Link in Your Fitness Regimen

Original Article By Cassie Shortsleeve

It’s time to stop scoffing at Pilates. While the workout Opens a New Window. —which focuses on building core strength Opens a New Window. , mobility, flexibility, and strength Opens a New Window. —seems to be primarily loved by women, it was actually created by a man—a German bodybuilder at that. And today some of the fittest men on the planet (i.e. Navy SEALs) turn to the discipline to counteract their weaknesses and become more well-rounded athletes.

“When you’re out on a site somewhere, you can’t just pop into the gym and get your […]

Practice Mindfulness In Yoga Poses

For a sense of ease that can permeate your whole life, try practicing mindfulness meditation techniques on the mat.

By: NORA ISAACS Original Article

You’re standing in Virabhadrasana I (Warrior Pose I). You actively reach through your back foot and allow your tailbone to descend away from your lower back as your arms reach up toward the ceiling. As you hold the pose you start to notice your front thigh burning, your shoulders holding tension, and your breath becoming labored. Still holding. Soon you get agitated and start to anticipate the joy you’ll feel when the pose is over. […]

Top 25 Fitness Tips for Busy Moms

Top 25 Fitness Tips for Busy Moms

By Kim Summers, ACE-certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor

Now that the kids are almost back in school and our calendars are filling up with their Fall activities, we wanted to offer up some suggestions on how to find the time to keep us Mom’s healthy and fit too.

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The Aerobic and Anaerobic Benefits of Zumba

The Aerobic and Anaerobic Benefits of Zumba

Did you know that Balance Massage + Core Fitness Studio offers a Zumba class on Tuesday and Thursday mornings? Not only is it a high energy, fun class but you’ll get a great workout as well! Zumba is a great alternative to traditional fitness programs. It motivates you to get up and get moving with its signature Latin music beat. Implementing Latin rhythms can make working out more fun. The speed of the beat also lends itself to making you work out faster than you might do otherwise. This helps your heartbeat […]