Labor Day Weekend Fitness: US Open Tennis

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This Labor Day weekend, I’m taking inspiration from the international athletes competing in the U.S. Open and heading to the court for a game of tennis. In a tennis match, players use rackets to hit a rubber ball back and forth over a net. This sport can be played by two people (called singles) or four people (doubles). Although I’ve never […]

50th Anniversary March on Washington Fitness: 3 Ways to Walk with a Purpose

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Walking is not only a great for your health, it is also a way to stand up for what you believe in. ¿Cómo? This year marks the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, when more than 200,000 people gathered at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to march in protest […]

Fitness: 3 Reasons to Try Pilates

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As back-to-school season approaches and my teacher‘s schedule begins to feel overwhelming, I turn to Pilates for an efficient workout that reduces stress. ¿Qué es Pilates? This mat-based fitness program uses small, isolated movements that engage only the muscles needed for each move, fitting a lot of work into few repetitions. Don’t be fooled–these tiny movements […]

PGA Championship Weekend Fitness: Stay Active with 5 Fun Golf Games

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‘Tis the season to swap your workout spandex for khakis and a collared shirt–August 8-11 is the 95th Professional Golfer’s Association Championship, where top golfers from across the nation compete in 4 rounds of 18 holes of golf for prize money and prestige. ¿Qué? Never tried golf? Players use clubs to move a golf ball down a […]

Fitness: 5 Reasons to Try Stand Up Paddleboarding this Summer

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Take advantage of the final days of summer with a stand up paddleboarding workout. This sport is accurately named: participants stand on a foam board and use a paddle to move through the water. Curiosity prompted me to step out of my fitness comfort zone and buy an online coupon for a beginner’s “SUP” class with my husband and some amigos. Although I’ve been a dancer all […]

Fitness: 5 Tips for a Safe Workout in Summer Heat

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I look forward to summer as a time to be active outdoors, but exercising in the heat can be hazardous to your health. You don’t have to put your fitness routine on vacation when it gets hot, but you do need to take extra precautions to stay safe as temperatures rise. Natalie’s Tips for a Safe Workout in Summer Heat Stay hydrated: Your […]

Tour de France Fitness: 4 Tips for a Successful Spinning Class

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As Tour de France cyclists enter the final stage of the 2,115 mile bike race around France this weekend, celebrate their achievement by giving it your all at spinning class. ¿Qué? What is spinning class? Spinning is a group fitness class on stationary bikes. An instructor leads a 45-60 minute cardio routine that works glutes, hamstrings, and quadriceps, making it a great way to burn calories […]

Fitness: Build Strength and Endurance with a Running Circuit

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Looking for a convenient total-body workout that will get you in great shape for summer? Try a running circuit. ¿Running qué? A running circuit combines my favorite endurance activity running, which I recommend in Fitness: 45 Minute Run to the Mailbox, and my go-to muscle-building routine circuit training which I describe in Fitness: Four Reasons to Love Circuit Training. How does it […]