Dance HiiT by Jazzercise DVD Review — Not for the Uncoordinated

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The last time I did a workout DVD was probably Billy Blanks' Tae Bo in the 90s --- and I was born in the 90s so you can probably guess how serious I was about that. So when FBG gave me some workout DVDs to check out, I thought I'd go for some Jazzercise. I figured, you know, I took dance classes in …
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Workout I Did (and Survived!): Orangetheory Fitness

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I'm always looking for a new challenging workout (why I go to the gym that I do!). And I remember reading Crystal's recount of her time at an Orangetheory Fitness class and thinking to myself: "Man, that sounds hard/fun! Too bad there's not one in Kansas City yet." Then, boom! One opened in …
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Get Sweaty on Vacation: Beach Interval Workout

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Between hiking and kayaking and cycling and surfing (well, trying to, anyway) in Hawaii, I didn't fit in as many traditional workouts as I typically do while on a vacation. However, I still managed to sweat it up before happy hour a time or two, and this particular workout is one I'll keep in mind …
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Doing Things Right Or Just Doing Them: Thoughts on Tabata

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I got some really interesting feedback recently when I wrote about doing Tabata workouts. You smart readers and commenters made some great points, so I wanted to delve into them a little bit. My first entry into Tabata was doing a workout we posted over on Fit Bottomed Mamas, which consisted of …
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Do Interval Workouts Like a Boss With This Timer

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We've always loved interval workouts, but lately, we've really, really loved them. From timed circuit-training to Tabata (oh, Tabata, the love/hate relationship we have with you!), there's nothing better than an interval workout to get you feeling the burn in a short amount of time. But timing those …
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Trying Orangetheory Fitness: And Learning the Secrets to Effective Interval Training

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The workout at Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) is said to be one of the most innovative and motivational workouts for what’s typically treacherous and redundant exercises. The secret? Having a variety of stations---so you’re not bored---and a coach telling you exactly what to do---so you don’t feel like …
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Workout I Did: A Run-Happy-Is Earth-Day HIIT Session

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Just a reminder that this is our new feature called Workout I Did. Today's is extra special and sponsored by Brooks Running. Read them all and feel the workout love here! Happy, happy Earth Day! To celebrate this holiday, I just had to get out for a run. But not just any ol' run---a HIIT run! …
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Pushing Myself to the Edge With Amy Dixon’s Breathless Body: Volume 2

Need a challenge? How about getting breathless?

Like every year when the busy holiday season is upon us, I have found my life getting pretty hectic. Between traveling to Georgia for my boyfriend’s Ranger School graduation to visiting my brother in Japan for Thanksgiving, it has been really hard to get an awesome workout in that lives up to my …
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The Hot Two-For-One Deal: Jessica Smith’s 10 Pounds Down Cardio Abs

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If someone looked at my workout routine recently they’d probably notice that cardio isn’t a high priority, let alone the treadmill or elliptical. I find that my mental stability breaks down before my body does, and that’s saying something! For me, I’d rather be outside hiking a ridge or paddling a …
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3 Biggest Workout Mistakes and How to Fix Them

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I may be slightly biased because I do these kinds of workouts regularly, but over the last year or so, it seems that the new workout trend is to go hard. Whether it's plyometrics, kettlebell training or high-intensity interval training, the point is to take your fitness to another level by pushing …
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