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How to Find the Best Workout Class for You

How to Find the Best Workout Class for You

Aug 25, 2014

1. What is your schedule like? Consult your schedule and find time for fitness. When you’re juggling work, family, friends, and countless other responsibilities, it can be hard to find a regular open time slot. Luckily, most gyms and fitness centers hold classes at a variety of times to fit most schedules – just find the one that works for you! 2. Cardio or strength training? Everyone had different fitness goals. Whether you’re aiming to slim down down or tone up, there is a class for you! For those seeking a cardio workout, spinning is a great option. If you’re interested in strength training, try a Pilates class. 3. What are your restrictions? Some fitness classes require a higher level of experience and skill, or can be particularly taxing on muscles and joints. If you’re a beginner, or have a specific medical or physical restriction, know your limits. Do some research or consult your doctor to make sure you can enjoy a safe workout. 4. How important is your workout soundtrack! A class like Zumba comes along with a high-tempo playlist. In other classes, like yoga, you might hear music that is calm and relaxing. Decide which soundtrack matches your fitness goals!   COMMENT BELOW with your best workout tips, then start your fitness list of places and providers...

How to Celebrate the End of Summer Vacation… and a New School Year!

How to Celebrate the End of Summer Vacation… and a New School Year!

Aug 18, 2014

Sometimes it’s hard to say goodbye to the fun, sunny and care-free days of summer when the new school year finally rolls around. Don’t let the school supplies ads get you down! It’s time for you and your family to celebrate your summer AND the beginning of a great new school year. Here are a few ideas: 1. Dinner Time Plan an end-of-summer outing with your family at your favorite restaurant. Pick a place with a fantastic patio so you can enjoy the warm night. 2. Whip Out Your Label Maker Make school supplies shopping fun. Organize and personalize those folders, notebooks, and pencil pouches. Stop at your local craft store to get some supplies, order a pizza, and make it a back-to-school party! 3. Camp Out Squeeze in one last fun summer activity – a back yard camp out. Pitch a tent, get your sleeping bags, and prepare your best scary stories. Don’t forget to stop at your favorite grocery store for s’mores essentials! 4. Drive In Find the closest drive-in movie theater, pack up your car with blankets and snacks, and enjoy this retro summer staple. 5. Fruity Fun There are many farms where you can pick your own fresh strawberries, blueberries, and more. Find a local family-friendly place to spend the day filling baskets with delicious fruit. You can even pack some in those first day of school lunches!   Do you have any recommendations for restaurants, drive-ins, or craft stores? Share them on eMazeMe.com by making a “back-to-school”...

3 Ways to Be Healthy at a Restaurant

3 Ways to Be Healthy at a Restaurant

Aug 11, 2014

Going out to eat doesn’t have to undo your healthy habits. It doesn’t have to be a bland experience either! Keep your experience easy, fun, and health-concious with these tips. 1. “On The Side” If you order something with dressing or sauce, order it on the side. That way, you have control over how much is used, and how many calories you add! 2. Water… with Lemon Order a glass of ice water with lemon. This simple zero-calorie drink will hydrate you better than soft drinks or cocktails, and can curb hunger. An added bonus: it also freshens your breath! 3. Sharing is Caring When it comes to side dishes, share with the group! You can always order more fries if you’re truly hungry, but it’s often too easy to mindlessly eat an entire side yourself.   Visit any great restaurants lately? Create a list on eMazeMe.com and use these tips during your next...

4 Home Chores to Leave to the Pros

4 Home Chores to Leave to the Pros

Aug 4, 2014

1. Plumbing/Electrical When the lights go out or the drain gets clogged, think twice before rolling up your sleeves and doing it yourself. If you are not experienced with plumbing or electrical repairs, you can end up making the problem worse and more expensive to fix. It can also be dangerous, especially when it comes to electrical! Avoid higher bills and risk of injury – call a professional. 2. Painting While picking up a paint brush and a can of semi-gloss might seem simple, painting the walls in any room can be a tricky task. Whether it’s making sure the color goes on evenly without streaks, or climbing up and down (and up and down) a ladder to perfect the trim, you might find yourself taking on more than you bargained for. For this chore, it might be best to take the easy route and hire a professional. 3. Carpet cleaning If your home has carpeting, you know how easy it is for it to stain or look dull and worn. There are plenty of DIY carpet cleaning products out there that may be good for small stains and spot treatment. However, if it’s a bigger job, and you want your home to look its absolute best, call a professional carpet cleaning service. They have the heavy duty equipment to breath new life into your carpeting! 4. Lawn care Planting some flowers and a bush or two are definitely manageable on your own. However, when it comes to lawn maintenance, it might be time to bring in a professional, especially if you’re working with a large yard! Going beyond simply watering and cutting your grass, lawn care professionals know what kinds of fertilizers to use to make your grass healthy and green. Many can devise a system that works with your yard and lawn care budget.   Looking to hire a professional for one or more of these chores, but don’t have a good name? Get a trusted recommendation by signing up for eMazeMe – it’s...