Build a Better Body on a Budget

Build a Better Body on a Budget

Getting fit can get costly. What with gym memberships, fitness wear, exercise equipments, and personal trainers. During these tough economic times, the cost can be an excuse for you to skip exercise. But actually, there is no excuse to skip exercise. There are ways to get fit without any of these expenses. WebMD shares the following tips to build a better body on a budget:Schedule your workoutsA membership to a gym or an appointment with a personal trainer is expensive, and the cost means you ar…

Which Sport Could Work Best for You

Which Sport Could Work Best for You

Jose aspires to shatter Michael Phelps’ Olympic record. He also wants to be the next Roger Federer. And he deeply idolizes Lance Armstrong. On particularly nice days, he hits the pool with his father, slam some balls in the school’s tennis court, and bikes with his friends.In just a few months, Jose will be entering high school and he is having a serious dilemma on which sport to try out for. He loves to glide on the water. He loves the adrenalin rush in the court. He loves to feel the rushing w…

How to Perform a Basic Kickboxing Stance

How to Perform a Basic Kickboxing Stance

Teenage years are all about kicking butt. This is the period when youngsters assert their identities, make important decisions, begin to be independent, and explore life. Fitness is a major concern as people are most conscious about their body image in this life stage. Fortunately, many teens engage in healthy activities to keep fit. One workout that has been kicking butt in recent years is kickboxing. This full body exercise is popular among teens as it increases their strength, flexibility, an…

When One Month of Working Out Is Not Enough

When One Month of Working Out Is Not Enough

You have begun your new year with a resolution to lose weight, but most of the time you go back to your old habits by the time February comes. You probably would just shrug it off and claim that losing weight is not for you because nothing was happening during the first four weeks of exercising and or dieting. However, there are reasons why you cannot reach your weight loss goals.Unrealistic expectationsYou have been slaving yourself in the gym and eating the right kind of foods for over a month…

Workout:  One-On-One Training with Jackie

Workout: One-On-One Training with Jackie

The hit show on Bravo called “Work Out” features Jackie Warner, the owner of Sky Sport & Spa in Beverly Hills who has been touted as the top trainer for celebrities.  While not everyone can afford her $400-per-hour personal training, Warner has released a workout DVD that lets your train with her in the comfort of your own home for less than $15. “Workout:  One-On-One Training with Jackie” consists of three routines lasting 20 minutes each.  Each workout focuses on a particular area of the …

Making Quicker yet More Effective Workouts

Making Quicker yet More Effective Workouts

With more studies being published about fitness, more long-held myths about exercising are being shattered as more effective methods of working out are being revealed. For instance, we have heard about this sound advice about exercising for longer hours in order to see optimum results in our body. However, as several experts have found out, shorter yet higher-intensity workouts called Interval Training can do more wonders for your body.An example of interval training is to take a twice-a-week, 2…

Common Fitness Myths

Common Fitness Myths

There are common fitness myths that quite a lot of people may still believe. For the longest time, such fitness myths have been believed to be true that some people already accept them as fact. Here are some of those common myths regarding fitness training and other related facts. No Pain, No GainA lot of people believe that not feeling any soreness in the muscles after exercise the next day means that the exercise regimen may not be hard enough. It has been a grave mistake for people to conside…

How to Exercise Like a Fitness Pro

How to Exercise Like a Fitness Pro

We always see them on TV helping your shape and tone your body as well as build muscle. Personal trainers are models of physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle that everyone want to follow, including celebrities and gym patrons. However, not everyone can afford to have their personal fitness trainer, but that does not necessarily mean that you cannot exercise like a fitness expert.Come to think of it, do these personal trainers exercise differently than you do? According to a report from the Am…

Boosting Your Metabolism

Boosting Your Metabolism

Boosting your body metabolism can help you in many ways. Metabolism is generally the process by which the body goes through to combine certain compounds and nutrients in the body to produce energy in order to perform and maintain certain bodily functions. Boosting your metabolism can help improve a number of functions in your body. Increased metabolism can help you lose weight more effectively. But it is a matter of certain factors working together. Improving or boosting metabolism requires the …

Workout DVD Review

Workout DVD Review

Burn belly fat and shed those unwanted pounds at the comfort of your own home with the help of workout DVDs. This article reviews new kickboxing, Pilates, and samba DVDs that will help you with your workout without going to the gym.Fat-Burning Kickboxing Workout for DummiesThis DVD is perfect for coordination-challenged people who consistently make fools of themselves at the gym. Like Pilates or yoga, kickboxing is based on basic moves you must have before making a serious workout. Like most of …