Have you already begun counting down the final hours we have left to pick up our long list of gifts...
Stop the cycle of "gaining" during the holidays - here's how to "weigh down."
Everything you needed to know about Pilates reformers.
"I started dancing at Encore in December when it first opened. One day I was jogging down McBean and I saw an ad for Encore at one of the bus stops. I took a mental note of the advertisement and decided to look into it. I was intrigued by the phrase 'dance fitness.' I have always enjoyed dance but am far from a 'dancer.' I'm also really into fitness but was at a point in my life where I had put on 15 pounds in one year due to stress and overeating, even though I exercised regularly."
What if this year was the year you stuck to your New Year's resolutions and changed your health and fitness for the better? What does that kind of success look like? How does it feel? Visualizing our future success can serve as an incredible motivator, but your "can do" plan has to include more than a really detailed snapshot of the end result. You also need to decide on the "how." For many of us, clubs and services are our best bet to long-term health and fitness success. Here are two SCV favorites.
Ever get overwhelmed by all those fancy machines at the gym? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we hit up two of Spectrum's best trainers and challenged them to come up with simplistic exercises that lead to serious results.
Healthy Santa Clarita, a goal adopted by the City Council for 2005, is in response to the growing number of obese adults and children in the United States. Nationwide, one out of two adults is overweight or obese and 54 percent of all adults are not regularly active. The prevalence of overweight and obese children and adolescence has doubled since 1980. Children now spend a minimum of four hours a day watching television on average, and approximately 300,000 U.S. deaths a year are associated with obesity and being overweight.
You've read the testimonials and heard the pitch, but you're still deciding on whether or not an all-female 30-minute fitness gym is right for you. But first, what is 30-minute fitness?
With the new year comes new resolutions about health and fitness. If you're like millions of other Americans, 2005 will start off with bold goals and renewed gym memberships. Wait... doesn't that sound exactly like the beginning of 2004? What stopped you last year from achieving your "perfect" physique? Maybe your exercise routine became stale, or maybe it was too boring right from the start.
Ever notice that around this time of year, the days get shorter but our to-do lists get longer? If you're one of the many who have been attacked on both sides by stress and fatigue, maybe it's time to take a minute for yourself. Yoga has been shown to promote circulation, calm the nervous system and cleanse the body of toxins. The poses shown here were selected for their simplicity and their ability to both release stress and increase energy.
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