Posts Tagged ‘fitness’

The Lost Art of Listening, Part 2

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Develop one-word tags to label a speaker’s main points. For instance, if a member complains about payment, you may tag “dues.” Trigger words are an easy way to keep track of a speaker’s remarks and to prevent your mind from wandering. This works well in situations with frustrated members who may rant and rave, only to forget much of what they have said. If you respond to their main points by using your tag words, they know you were listening. (more…)

Cash in on Kickboxing

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Kickboxing fitness classes are being introduced across North America, spurred by a consumer frenzy for Billy Blanks’ Tae-Bo, a martial-arts workout developed in Los Angeles, Calif. Unlike other forms of aerobics or group fitness classes, kickboxing is relatively new for the majority of recreational exercisers and fitness professionals. Although boxing-style classes have been successful in the fitness environment for several years, implementing a martial-arts-inspired class requires additional planning and special consideration. (more…)

Miracle Body Moves. Part 1

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Which exercises will get you maximum results? SELF got the scoop on the ones fitness pros swear by. Try one, try ‘em all!


1. Do a headstand
“Sirsasana, the headstand position in yoga, is a massage, a swim, a hike and sex all wrapped into one move,” says Mark Blanchard, a yoga instructor at Body & Soul in West Hollywood, California. (more…)