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Try a Pilates/Stretch Class I teach a Pilates/Stretch class at my studio and the local YMCA, and the benefits are amazing. So many people have tried a Pilates class or a tape at home and think it's not for them. But we have ...
Aug 10 2007 10:38am
Running in (not on) Water Water running is an excellent form of cross training, as well as a good way to maintain fitness while recovering from a running injury. Running in the deep end of a pool (while wearing a flotation bel ...
Jun 13 2007 11:26am
Yoga at the Y-Oakland I finally overcame my intimidation of yoga classes, and checked out the 5PM yoga class at the YMCA in Oakland. It was great for beginners! The class was certainly more geared toward relaxation than ...
Jul 09 2007 8:26am
Swivel and Shimmy - Belly Dance Your Way to Fitness Okay, it's not the same as running six miles, but yes, belly dancing, along with most other forms of dance, can be a very effective part of an overall fitness plan. Belly dancing originated in ancien ...
Jun 04 2007 2:16am
... urney as well as the destination. I took my classes at WorldDance Fitness in San Anselmo, ... more
Jun 08 2007 7:58pm
Body Sculpting to strength train If you are looking for ways to begin toning and strength training, but are intimidated, or at a loss of how to begin (I know I was), I would HIGHLY recommend checking out whether your local gym offers ...
May 19 2007 1:22pm
If You're New to Yoga, Take it Easy at the Start In San Francisco, it's literally hard to drive down a city block and not see a sign for a yoga studio. Bikram, Ashtanga, power yoga - they're all available and not just in yoga studios. Yoga has i ...
Aug 17 2007 10:35am
Sit and Spin for a High Energy Workout An endurance athlete named Johnny G trademarked the term Spinning, aka indoor cycling, but no matter what you call it, the workout has caught on in a huge way, and for good reason. Indoor cycling can ...
Jun 04 2007 5:13pm
If you are dedicated...this will work! I belong to the YMCA in downtown Oakland. The early morning body sculpting class is a weight lifting class, that you have to be dedicated to go to, only because it is at 6AM, but if you are an early ...
Jul 25 2007 10:16am
Pilates - Expensive and Hard to Find I do enjoy mat Pilates but it is still surprisingly difficult to find group mat classes in my area (and I'm in Los Angeles). Often studios are focused on selling private classes on the Pilates machi ...
Sep 10 2007 12:13pm
Mat Pilates is provided at Arcadia Fitness Sports club and costs just $15 for a day visi ... more
Jul 17 2008 2:36pm
Fun dance classes that make you sweat Some of the most energized and fun dance classes I have taken are at 24-hour fitness. There is a wide age range of members that join in, the music is always changing, and these classes get you to swe ...
Jun 01 2007 7:11pm