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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...

3 Tips to Enjoy Your Jog

3 Tips to Enjoy Your Jog

Jul 14, 2014

Sure, spinning, yoga, and Pilates classes are fun. They’re fun ways to socialize while you sweat, but between the cost and the time commitment, these fitness classes can put considerable strain on your wallet and your time. Jogging has always been a free and convenient way to stay in shape, but for many it can be difficult and a bit boring. Here are a few tips to actually enjoy your jog so you can save time and money! 1. Plan your route Starting your run without a plan can be risky. Your stamina and motivation can be ruined by something as simple as a crowded crosswalk! Research running paths or parks with accessible trails. Consider scenery as well, which can make your jog that much more enjoyable! 2. Sync your soundtrack According to the U.S. periodical Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, listening to music while you jog increases endurance by 15%. Make a playlist of your favorite upbeat tunes and get going! 3. Grab a buddy Sometimes you need a little motivation! Bring a friend to challenge you, or to provide some company to make your jog more fun and...

3 Essential Tips to Avoid a Bad Haircut

3 Essential Tips to Avoid a Bad Haircut

Sep 25, 2013

We can safely assume that everybody here has had a bad hair cut or color. The questions is…how does it make you feel? For most of us, we are distraught about it for days (if not weeks!) and left waiting until it grows out or can be fixed. Who wants that? The answer is nobody. So let’s help correct this situation. Here is our solution to never having a bad haircut again. 1. Do your homework! Make sure you research online the styles and colors that you like (and don’t like!) so that you can properly convey what you want. Below are a few articles and graphics that will start to get you inspired to search for more. 18 Female Haircuts That Suit Certain Face Shapes 11 Best Men’s Hairstyles Right Now 2. Communicating is key. Are you speaking the right language with your hair stylist? Many of us don’t know that one word could mean something else to the stylist. So make sure your version of “edgy” means the same as theirs. Otherwise, we’ve got problems! Or for guys, whether you’re a #2 or a #3. What’s that even mean? Check out the articles below & remember to use visuals with your stylist whenever possible. The Women’s Hairstylist Glossary How to Talk to Your Barber 3. Get a recommendation. If you’re looking for a new stylist, don’t trust random reviews from strangers and most certainly do NOT simply walk in somewhere without first validating the quality of service. You trust your friends, right? Well most of them. So tap into their network and see what stylist and salon they would...