Fitness At a Gym

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What is Kickboxing?

Kickboxing (sometimes called aeroboxing) is a class that takes the moves of a kickboxer’s training and choreographs them to music. You’ll do some or all of the following: jump rope, shadow-box, forward [more…]

Jazz and Other Dance Workouts

Jazz and other dance workouts involve an aerobic routine with choreography borrowed from dance moves. Classes range from simple moves with a little attitude thrown in, to what seems like a tryout for an [more…]

High/Low-Impact Aerobics

High/low-impact aerobics classes consist of a traditional dance-inspired routine. With low-impact aerobics, you always have one foot on the floor — you don’t do any jumping or hopping. High-impact aerobics [more…]

Studio Cycling and Spinning

Studio cycling and Spinning are group classes taught on stationary bicycles. The most popular studio cycling class is called Spinning, a program invented by ultra-distance cyclist Johnny G. and licensed [more…]

Water Aerobics

Water aerobics classes do traditional workouts in waist- to neck-high water in a swimming pool. The resistance of the water makes the workout feel far more intense, while the water cushions you from the [more…]

How to Find a Qualified Personal Trainer

Qualified personal trainers are in high demand now, and many consumers choose a one-to-one workout over group fitness classes. Personal trainers can be hired to get you in shape in a gym or in the privacy [more…]

How to Choose a Gym

Exercising at a gym can add variety to your workouts because you can use cardio and strength-training equipment as well as attend fitness classes. Enjoying your workouts is the key to staying consistent [more…]

What is Health Club Etiquette?

You may feel more at home in your health club if you know a few of the unwritten rules of etiquette. Here are some tips: [more…]

Which Classes Are Right for You?

Fitness has come a long way, and the emergence of group fitness classes in gyms and health clubs has enabled millions of people to get in shape and enjoy the benefits of having a healthy body. [more…]

What is Step Aerobics?

Step aerobics is a choreographed routine of stepping up and down on a rectangular, square, or circular platform (or, in the case of BOSU, a domed, flexible apparatus). Many classes combine step aerobics [more…]

What Is Body Sculpting and Core Conditioning?

Body sculpting (or core conditioning) is a non-aerobic, muscle-toning class, usually focused on core strength. Most sculpting classes use weight bars, exercise bands, or dumbbells, or a combination of [more…]

What is Circuit Training?

Circuit training is a fast-paced class in which you do one exercise for 30 seconds to 5 minutes and then move on to another exercise. It’s like a game of musical chairs: Everyone begins at a [more…]

Telephoning Tips for Personal Trainers

Drumming up business as a personal trainer may start from a simple a phone call. Use these tips to reassure a prospective client of your personal training ability, make them feel comfortable, and answer [more…]

How to Be a Successful Personal Trainer

Building up, and keeping clients, is key to the success of your personal training business. These guidelines will help you establish yourself professionally, and build your client relationships as a personal [more…]

How to Ace Your Personal Training Certification Exam

Being hired as a personal trainer requires a certification if you want to be taken seriously by potential employers and clients. These tips will help you hit the books and prepare for your certification [more…]

Becoming a Personal Trainer For Dummies Cheat Sheet

To become a successful personal trainer, you have to master your certification exam, market yourself to potential clients, and know what clients want and need from a personal trainer. [more…]

How to Choose a Health Club

Choosing a health club for your exercise needs can be complicated. Some cities don’t have many health clubs to choose from, while others seem to have one on every corner. Whether it’s a hoity-toity spa [more…]

Finding a Fitness Trainer

Personal training instruction is valuable for anyone who lifts weights; even hiring a trainer for a few beginner sessions is beneficial. This list of qualifications shows what to look for when hiring a [more…]

Being a Good Personal Training Client

When you’re working with a personal trainer, take an active role in your weight-training sessions, aligning your behaviors with a willing participant that trainers can easily work with. Keep these things [more…]

How to Find a Teacher or Class for Mind-Body Workouts

How do you find the right class or teacher for your mind-body workout? Start by gathering from classes, private instruction, books, videos, or web sites. Who knows what treasure you may discover down the [more…]

Should You Insist on a Certified Instructor for Mind-Body Fitness Instruction?

If you have any familiarity with traditional exercise, you may recall seeing claims at clubs, by teachers and trainers, or in advertisements stating the importance of “certified” personal trainers, or [more…]

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