posted: 11/25/2013 1:22 a.m.
I really like to have fun when I exercise, which is why I’m a big fan of Zumba fitness classes. Lately my enthusiasm for the program has escalated to obsessive levels.
posted: 04/22/2013 2:03 a.m.
Title: Leslie Sansone: Just Walk — Belly Blasting Walk What’s the goal: walking to get healthy and exercises to whittle the waistline, flatten the belly and strengthen the body’s core muscles (abdominal and back muscles).
posted: 03/04/2013 2:48 a.m.
Titles: Ballet Body: Upper Body Workout, Ballet Body: Lower Body Workout and Ballet Body: Core Workout (available April 2) What is it: A series of three DVDs intending to “create” a long and lean physique by integrating traditional body weight exercises with so-called muscle-elongating techniques.
posted: 12/31/2012 3:02 a.m.
Title: 10 Minute Solution: Tighten & Tone Pilates What’s the goal: Get a complete Pilates-style workout, 10 minutes at a time, without going to a studio or using a machine.
posted: 12/09/2012 2:23 a.m.
The skies over the city decided to open up while I was crossing a busy street. I huddled in my hoodie and ducked into a corner coffee shop to get my third caffeine fix of the day. I didn’t mind the brief break in our city hike; this was the first time it rained all week.
posted: 11/19/2012 2:56 a.m.
Title: Dance Off the Inches: Latin Cardio Party What’s the goal? Getting fit in a way that doesn’t have to feel like work. An alternative to attending dance class at the gym, this DVD offers a high-intensity interval workout to boost the metabolism and burn calories.
posted: 10/22/2012 2:42 a.m.
Title: Stilettos and Self Defense What’s the goal: While this is not a workout DVD, you might get a workout while learning techniques and moves to fend off an attack. Jennifer Cassetta stresses that looking and feeling confident is important when you also feel threatened.
posted: 09/10/2012 3:24 a.m.
Title: Power 4 Pink Workout What’s the goal: A fusion workout that combines four elements: cardiovascular endurance, strength, Pilates and balance. Part of the cost supports The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
posted: 08/06/2012 2:39 a.m.
Title: Amy Dixon’s Give Me 10: Core Cuts What’s the goal: Getting a tight and toned waistline in 10 minutes a day.
posted: 07/09/2012 2:36 a.m.
Title: Breathless Body Volume 2: The Edge What’s the goal: To get a high-intensity cardiovascular workout in a minimum amount of time.
posted: 05/14/2012 3 a.m.
Title: Canyon Ranch: Strong and Sculpted What’s the goal: Take the exclusive Canyon Ranch spa experience home with several workouts aimed for total-body transformation designed to firm, tone and invigorate the entire body.
posted: 04/16/2012 2:11 a.m.
Title: Rhythmica: Dance Cardio Party (Gaiam Inc.) What’s the goal? Dance-based workout that focuses on strengthening and sculpting the whole body. You will definitely sweat (a lot) and burn calories with this workout.
posted: 03/19/2012 2:44 a.m.
Title: Dancing With the Stars: Cardio Dance for Weight Loss What’s the goal? Dance, dance, dance your way to a leaner body.
posted: 02/01/2012 5:02 a.m.
What began as a quest to fill a college language requirement evolved into a decade-long adventure of travel, Chinese food and family bonding for siblings Mary Kate Tate and Nate Tate, the authors of Feeding the Dragon: A Culinary Travelogue Through China With Recipes (Andrews McMeel Publishing; $24.99).
posted: 03/28/2011 4:09 a.m.
Matthew Cohen brings his 30 years of martial arts experience to the screen in his new DVD, Tai Chi and Qi Gong Basics ($19.99, Acacia), to teach principles of these two Chinese disciplines that promote serenity and vitality, as well as increasing energy and physical stamina.
posted: 01/03/2011 3:36 a.m.
The Katas: The Meaning Behind the Movements, by Kenji Tokitsu, translated by Jack Cain (Inner Traditions paperback, October 2010), 192 pages with index, $16.95.
posted: 06/06/2010 6:52 a.m.
In April, my husband, Ken, and I had the opportunity to visit Tokyo for a few days. We had never visited that part of the world before and certainly didn’t know the language.
posted: 07/02/2007 3:04 a.m.
Weight Watchers She Loses, He Loses: The Truth about Men, Women and Weight Loss, by Karen Miller-Kovach, Weight Watchers International (John Wiley & Sons hardcover, 2007), 242 pages, $22.95.