I recently had the chance to visit Kirstie Alley’s "100 Days of Dance" studios http://www.100daysofdance.com/ and film a workout with Program Director Sergey Onik. It was great fun! Please check out the video on the "100 Days" site, and I hope these exercises improve your overall fitness level.
If you are progressing through the 100 Days program, now is a good time to add resistance training and up your game! All movement requires strength so increasing your strength can improve your movements (yes, that includes dancing)!
As always, consult with your doctor when starting a... read more
Many remember Mary Decker as one of America's greatest middle distance runners, but many do not know Mary missed entire competitive seasons due to injuries. Like many runners, Mary experienced overuse injuries that dramatically limited her career.
In exercise, anything that is done repeatedly carries a risk of "overuse" and injury. A runners' foot may strike the ground thousands of times during a run, and overuse injuries are widespread in the sport.
Resistance training can be a huge part of the solution to keeping runners healthy as resistance training strengthens both the muscles and connective tissue throughout the body. While... read more
I have been working full-time in the exercise and fitness fields for nine years. During this time, not one person has ever told me “Jeff, I wish I would have eaten more over the holidays.” About 80% of people I have worked with have said in January: “I definitely overdid it this year! Now I am paying the price.”
So you may be wondering: “Jeff, do you have a point? It is the holidays. Of course, people are going to eat, drink and be merry! Don’t be such a buzz-kill trainer dude!”
Well, I am glad you asked ... read more
Whenever I have a deadline, it seems like sleep is the first thing sacrificed. Usually there is something running through my head like "I read that Famous Person X does not need much sleep. I should not need to sleep either!"
The result for me is usually (as they say): EPIC FAIL.
When I do not get enough sleep, I am unfocused the next day and my workouts are definitely not as good.
My personal guess-timation is a good night's sleep=about a 40% better workout the next day. That means when I am not rested I burn 40% less calories, am 40%... read more