All posts tagged: cardio

Zumba Fitness

Originally posted on Best In Class:
Class: Zumba Fitness Studio: Ailey Extension Location: 405 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019 Workout Category: dance, cardio What ClassPass Says: “Zumba combines high energy and motivating music with unique moves and combinations that allow the Zumba participants to dance away their worries. It is based on the principle that a workout should be “FUN AND EASY TO DO” allowing Zumba participants to stick to the Zumba Fitness program and achieve long-term health benefits. Zumba is a “feel-happy” workout that is great for both the body and the mind. ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music – dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. Zumba utilizes the principles of fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning and total body toning. It is a mixture of body sculpting movements with easy to follow dance steps.” My Instructor: Samuel S.…

Drink Away That Extra Tummy Fat And Fight Illness

Originally posted on M.O.M:
Today, I had a question from one of my readers and I would like to respond to that question in today’s post without placing their name out there.  I understand how embarrassing some medical conditions can be and if you want your name linked somewhere in this post, simply let me know in the comments below.  Otherwise, I’m simply going to address the question and I hope this is of some service to you. The question is this(paraphrased, of course): “I have a heart problem, epilepsy, and diabetes insipidus(water diabetes).  How do I live with these conditions while reducing my tummy?” First off! I am assuming you mean you want to get a flat stomach or be somewhat close to having abs?  If not having abs?  This means we have to have a low body fat %.  The body fat percentage must be around 12-14% for a female to have that flat stomach look you are going for; for a male, that would be around 10%.  For the general…

Knockout Boxing

Originally posted on Best In Class:
Class: Knockout Boxing Studio: Crunch Gym – East 59th Street Location: 1109 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022 Workout Category: boxing, cardio What ClassPass Says: “This traditional American boxing class is taught in the boxing ring, and on the floor using punching bags and jump ropes.” My Instructor: Siu P. Class Number: 112 Siu P. Ohhhh, Siu P. You are the craziest instructor I’ve had to date. Rough around the edges, some might say a little mean at times, really passionate about boxing, and definitely somebody who doesn’t take shit. And I loved everything about it. When Siu P entered the fitness room, he had everybody move in close around him and took a general survey to see who was new to boxing and how much general experience was in the room. He had us all stand in a boxing stance and shuffle our feet to get a sense of what it would feel like to move around in a boxing ring. He poked fun at a few people’s…

How Do You Split Your Workouts?

Originally posted on M.O.M:
Working out doesn’t have to be tricky or complicated, but that’s not saying it can’t be! So, today, I wanted to make a post with a slightly different style. Today’s post is a question. I’m going out on a limb here hoping for a response but here is my question: How do you split your workouts? Also, what is your reasoning behind this? This applies to all of you, even those of you who mostly stick to cardio or yoga. Do you have days where you work out at a harder intensity? Do you have arm days?? I’ll go first. I typically work legs on Sundays, I do chest and back on Mondays, and arms on Tuesdays. I repeat this on Wednesday through Friday, and take Saturdays off. So it’s like this: Sunday: Legs Monday: Chest and Back Tuesday: Arms(bicep, tricep, forearms) Wednesday: Legs Thursday: Chest and Back Friday: Arms again Saturday: Rest I throw cardio in at the end of all of my workouts, so I don’t really…

HIIT Cardio Workout

Originally posted on a health & fitness blog:
HIIT, aka high intensity interval training, is great for stubborn fat loss! You switch up between periods of high intensity which elevates your heart rate and rest. This style of workout is notorious for continually burning calories even AFTER your session is over. Tabatas are great examples of HIIT — a Tabata is 8 rounds of 20 seconds of work followed by 10 seconds of rest (totaling 4 minutes)   This is usually completed with a single exercise to cause muscle fatigue, but doesn’t have to be. Here is an example of my cardio day: Warm Up 30 minutes  stationary bike HIIT Tabata : jump squats (8 rounds :: 20sec work/10 sec rest) Rest :60-:90 Tabata : kettlebell swings (8 rounds :: 20sec work/10 sec rest) Rest :60-:90 Tabata : jump lunges (8 rounds :: 20sec work/10 sec rest) Rest :60-:90 Tabata : burpees  (8 rounds :: 20sec work/10 sec rest) Rest :60-:90 Tabata : skaters  (8 rounds :: 20sec work/10 sec rest) FYI- I use a…