Posts tagged with "fitness classes"

8 Tips for Staying in Shape on Summer Vacation

Posted August 22, 2014 in travel, healthy travel, Vegas.com and 7 more

*This post is written in partnership with Vegas.com, but all opinions are my own

How many times have you returned home from vacation and felt like your pants were more snug than when you left? Almost every time right? Eating out constantly, indulging in more treats and booze than usual and getting away from your usual workout routine are all culprits.

But I totally believe you can go on vacation, have fun, indulge and come home feeling the same way you did when you left home!

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Confessions From a Group Fitness Instructor

Posted September 11, 2014 in fitness, fitness classes, fitness instructor and 4 more

I became a certified group fitness instructor in February 2012, and I've loved every moment! I started teaching because I loved taking fitness classes and attended so many classes I could practically teach them myself! One of my instructors, Jolene, actually encouraged me to start teaching.

Fitness classes are what helped me start losing weight, get in shape and gain confidence. I hope I've been able to help at least one person the same way in the past two and a half years that I've been teaching!

But I remember what it was like to attend a fitness class for the first time. It can be intimidating!!

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PiYo Class Review

Posted February 20, 2015 in fitness classes, PiYo, workout and 5 more

*The Kearney Family YMCA invited me to try out a PiYo class. All opinions are my own.

I recently took a PiYo class at the Kearney Family YMCA. This is a new class at their gym. It launched in January!

This was actually my second PiYo class. I tried PiYo for the first time at KTown Shakedown. But I always need to try a class a few times and by different instructors before I can form an opinion.

Before I get into my thoughts, let's discuss the details of PiYo. It's a low impact workout that combines Pilates and yoga-inspired moves to burn fat and sculpt lean muscles (source). You are in constant motion during the workout, which keeps your heart rate up to help you burn more calories.

Here are my thoughts on PiYo..

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