Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Dance for exercise


My husband and I are ballroom dance teachers and have recently started teaching at Arizona Classical Ballet.

I'm always amazed at how much fun dancing is, and how great exercise it is! The best part, you don't think of dancing as exercise because it's so fun. I mean, how often do you think "I need to get some exercise, I think I'll go dancing."??

And, then I think, shouldn't that be how all exercise is? If you don't enjoy it, why do it?

So, I'm challenging you to find something that's FUN this summer. You might have to step out of your comfort zone and try something new, but it just might be worth it!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Total body video exercise: burpees

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Add this exercise to your routine to gain strength and burn calories. I demonstrate how to do a beginner style burpee all the way to a more advanced version, and I threw in a little extra for added calorie burn and fun.

This is also a great exercise to do in an aerobic circuit workout, as it really gets the blood flowing and the heart pumping!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Video exercise: Abs & obliques


You've asked for it, we finally have done it! Video exercise highlights!

Our first one is called Progressive ab exercise. We'll walk you through how to properly work your abs and obliques, starting from beginner and going to advanced.

We plan on doing more of these videos, so if you would like a specific exercise or muscle group highlighted, let us know!