Alesia, the woman to the right in this picture, is one of the people responsible for training me as a step instructor for the University of Virginia’s group fitness program (where I got my start teaching step). Heather, unfortunately not pictured, was also responsible for my training. More importantly, however, she ran UVa’s impressive fitness [...]
Archive | 2007
There have already been many studies that conclude wine drinkers have healthier hearts, but none of then have truly explored the nature of this link. In fact, it’s possible that people with healthy habits tend to also be wine drinkers, so wine could actually not be responsible at all for improving health. A new study, [...]
Our good friends at Savvier are at it again. From the leader in fitness crapola comes the answer to your prayers: a device that will make your boobs bigger. Introducing EasyCurves . Observe how the model uses this groundbreaking piece of equipment. See her already perky breasts snapping together and bouncing apart? The secret is [...]
OK, OK. I promise I’ll ease up on the scary germ stories. Just one more, though. Enjoy!
Although people who are obese (more than 30 pounds overweight), are at greater risk of dying from several diseases, the same is not true for those who are simply overweight. A recent government study has shown that being as much as 25 pounds overweight actually seems to be an advantage in surviving cancer, heart disease, [...]
Studio 1 and the spin studio are both being renovated from Wednesday, 11/14 to Tuesday, 11/20. That’s the good news. The bad news is that our classes on Tuesday the 20th will have to be cancelled.
Disneyland’s Small World ride, when it was built over forty years ago, was designed to accommodate the average size man and woman of the time. The ride ran without problems back then, but today the boats frequently lodge in the flume. The ride is fine. It’s the passengers who have changed: We’re fatter and therefore [...]
My Monday, 12/10, and Tuesday, 12/11 classes are being covered by Kara Doyle and Jeanne Speranza.
I thought I had figured out all the disgusting things that carry germs, until I read this list. Although many items are obvious (like mats and machines at health clubs) there are some items came as a surprise, like a wet load of laundry, ATM machine buttons, a handbag, and a hotel TV remote. If [...]
It’s pretty much common knowledge that gyms are terrific breeding grounds for all kinds of germs. Mats, weights, steps, showers, saunas, and steam rooms — all of these are high traffic items and areas which probably get sanitized infrequently at best, and never at worst. This is hardly news, though. What is news, however, is [...]