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Monthly Archives: September, 2013

10 Reasons to Try Pilates


According to Joseph Pilates, founder of the widely-practiced Pilates method, “After 10 sessions you will feel your body changing, after 20 you will see it changing and after 30 you will have a whole new body.”

Here, Alycea Ungaro, owner of Real Pilates in NYC and published authority on fitness and wellness who has trained scores of celebrities including Madonna, Uma Thurman, Kyra Sedgewick, [...]

10 Reasons to Try Indoor Cycling


There is no doubt indoor cycling classes are sweeping the nation as one of the hottest fitness trends.  Here, Kate Hiipakka, a certified cycling instructor at Real Ryder Revolution and Nike Ambassador shares 10 reasons to hop on a bike for your next workout.

  1. Indoor cycling torches calories. Depending on how long you ride and the type of bike, you can burn anywhere from 600-1000 [...]

Add HIIT to Your Cardio Routine For Better Results


- By FitOrbit Trainer Adam Kipling

That's right, "HIIT" stands for High Intensity Interval Training.

What exactly is it and how does it work? Let me explain.. but first let me use an example. When you’re in your car, when do you burn more gas, when you're going 70 mph on the highway, or when the light turns green and you go from 0 to 60 [...]

10 Reasons to Try Bikram Yoga


Founded by Bikram Choudhury, Bikram Yoga is a series of 26 postures performed in a set sequence in a heated room for 90 minutes.  Here, Wendy Mosgrove, founder of Bikram Yoga Morgan Hill, gives ten reasons to try Bikram Yoga so you can see for yourself why so many like it hot. 

  1. Designed for beginner to advanced students; no prior yoga experience or physical ability necessary [...]

Fall Into Fitness: 4 Steps to Jump-Start Your Way into a Fall Workout Routine


- By Danielle Rogers

Where do I start?  This is a question I get asked often as a personal trainer and group exercise teacher.  So many people feel daunted by the idea of beginning a fitness regimen that they end up not even attempting to take the first step.  I’m going to take the mystery out of starting a new fitness routine with these 4 simple steps!