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09 Aug 2013

The deal: The Oaks at Ojai has been around as a wellness resort for more than three decades. The Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi & Qi Gong Week adds guest instructors Carol Argo and Linda Bennett to lead classes for beginners and advanced students. The idea is to calm and strengthen mind and body. Prices start at $199 per person per night, based on double occupancy, and a two-night minimum applies.

Daily Deal: Extra workouts help save you bucks at Ojai resort

Others are used to lifting weights and just want to gain some flexibility," she said. Gerelus, 52, likes barre exercise because it's safe for people at all levels of fitness, including those with bad backs, bad knees, arthritis and poor posture. "We keep our classes small so instructors can check your form and correct mistakes so you don't get injured," said Gerelus, who will soon open a third Above the Barre Fitness in Belleair. Denise Tini became a certified instructor before opening her own South Tampa studio, Barre Fitness Tampa, in November. In addition to regular barre classes, she offers what she calls Barre Burn and Barre Boot Camp, faster-moving classes that get the heart rate up. "Whichever class you choose, you work at your own level and take breaks when you need to,'' she said.

High-Intensity Workouts Carry Risks, Rewards

Here are four ways to torch calories in a small space, no equipment necessary! Squats and push-ups: These simple moves are also some of the most effective strength-training exercises you should master. Doing both in a Tabata-style workout that is, 20 seconds of high-intensity intervals followed by 10 seconds of rest, continuously for four minutes offers a time-saving workout that tones and burns fat all at once. This eight-minute Tabata mashup workout video of squats and push-ups will work arms and legs in any small space. Tabata workout poster: Keep this on your fridge and you'll never have an excuse to skip a workout. The workout includes six Tabata intervals of exercises that focus on every type of exercise for a total-body workout.

Salvy headache free, aims for light workouts

Cross Fit, another popular HIITs workout system, has, according to its website, more than 5,000 affiliate gyms in North America with thousands more on other continents. President George W. Bush Heart Procedure: Stents Explained Watch Video Celebrities Who Got Fit With P90X Research suggests that HIITs may be a superior way to slim down and muscle up compared to the slow and steady "fat burning" workout style that has prevailed since the 1980s. For example, a recent study out of Australia found women who followed a 20-minute HIITs program lost six times more body fat than women who followed a 40-minute moderate-intensity cardio program. In another recent study, Michele Olson, a professor at Auburn University in Alabama, determined that a HIITs-style method known as Tabata blasted an average of 13.5 calories per minute compared to a mere 6 to 8 calories per minute burned in the typical cardio program. This is only part of the reason high-intensity workouts are so effective for weight loss, she said.

DePaul works volleyball into workouts

Gluteus Appsimus! Im actually very impressed with the Azumio Inc. fitness apps, and I think its great to see a selection of body part-specific exercise collections which are ideal for those of us who are looking to work on the weaker points of our bodies. These give us a chance to tighten up those troublesome spots like abs, thighs, butt, and so on, with Butt Trainer obviously focusing on the latter.

Indoor Equipment-Free Cardio Workouts

If he feels good again tomorrow we'll start light workouts, and hopefully if that's the case we're probably looking at seven days which is great news." Outfielder David Lough, who left Sunday's game at New York with tightness in his right quadriceps, is expected to return to the lineup on Wednesday. Holland tabbed for July's Delivery Man award Email KANSAS CITY -- Royals closer Greg Holland was named Major League Baseball's Delivery Man of the Month for July. Holland, who also appeared in the All-Star Game, converted all 11 of his save opportunities in July and posted a 0.82 ERA -- allowing just one run on nine hits with one walk and 15 strikeouts. He held opponents to a .209 batting average.

Barre fitness workouts provide all-over strengthening, toning

This put the entire summer in play, but it made August more important than ever -- a natural head start for freshmen, a ramp-up for upperclassmen. All of which may or may not be helpful clarification for this rather fun video DePaul posted on YouTube Wednesday: Watching that and not knowing any better, you could assume that DePaul basketball was merely goofing off on another slow August day. Instead, the volleyball was a reprieve, and a surprise one at that; the Blue Demons went to the beach assuming they were in for another sand-stuck conditioning regimen. Sand hurts, and trainer Mac Calloway frequently utilizes that fact to his advantage.


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