Going from the gym to coffee with friends and stopping by the grocery store can all be done in the trendy, affordable and great fitting activewear from Coryvines.com.

When I discovered Zumba almost 3 years ago I became instantly hooked, and within two months I received my certification to teach. I had grown up taking dance classes, but when I moved away for school I stopped dancing and attended the group fitness classes at my gym. While I enjoyed working out, there was always something missing in my exercise routine. I loved dancing because it never felt like exercise. It was just fun. When I found Zumba, everything clicked. Zumba infuses some of the sexiest and most rhythmic dance steps into a high intensive cardio class. Some people may wonder how someone could even burn 600 calories salsa dancing. But let me tell you, it’s possible.

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I’ll freely admit it: I usually gain weight during the winter. Maybe it’s a combination of the holidays, the rich foods we gravitate towards, and the time off from work that causes it. For me, I think it’s because of the darkness and cold in addition to the other three things. This year, I’m absolutely determined not to gain my usual 15 winter pounds, and I’ve found the perfect way for us all to embark on this crusade.

This weekend in the Midwest, temperature highs were in the 90s and even though all I wanted to do was sit in the AC, I got out there and worked in the sun. Keep reading to see a recap of my fabulous outdoor adventures, and get some ideas about how you can enrich your summer with valuable exercise.

This week, we had the opportunity to talk to some of our favorite bloggers, the Fit Bottomed Girls! These girls know all about staying fit, and know that fit comes in all different shapes and sizes. Keep reading to learn more about Jennipher Walters, co-founder of www.FitBottomedGirls.com, and how you can get motivated to be fit!

The question of whether to eat before a workout session has always bothered me because I continually hear conflicting sides.  I’ve been told that you need to eat some carbohydrates before a workout so that you have the energy to get in a good workout, but on the other hand, I’ve also heard that exercising on an empty stomach forces your body to burn more fat.

So which is it – should I eat or fast before working out? Well I finally found the answer, as shown by data published in the Strength and Conditioning Journal.

In keeping with the fitness trend this week, which kicked off with my post about the Boston Marathon on Monday, I wanted to write a post on how to make fitness fun and exciting again – or maybe for the first time. It definitely helps that spring is finally here, bringing with it more day light, pretty scenery and warming temperatures. Nothing like saying sayonara to winter to get you motivated to workout again.

If you have a hard time getting excited about exercising (we all have our moments, days, weeks, years), then here are a few tips that will get you excited to work out again!

There’s nothing worse than working out consistently week after week, but not seeing the results. Of course if you’ve only been working out a few weeks, you’re not going to see super speedy results, but over time you want to notice your body become leaner, more toned and hopefully your clothes will start fitting better.

But what happens when you don’t see those results? Don’t give up! You don’t want to get on the fast-track back to an unhealthy lifestyle. Here are some common fitness mistakes that can halt your progress, and how to fix them!

I often mention how much I enjoy going to the gym to workout. I’m there every morning before work, and that  it’s a big part of how I get my energy to function through the day.

But I know for many of you, this isn’t so. Whether it’s hard to find the time to get to the gym, the price of  gym memberships or just the fact that you hate being around people who always look super fit, it’s not the best option for everyone.

This past weekend, something happened that almost never happens. I didn’t go to the gym at all! It was one of those exhausting weekends, and even though I planned on going Sunday morning, I just couldn’t drag myself there.

When Kathryn took a vacation to Disney World at the end of January, she posted about how to try and eat healthy when surrounded by tons of tasty temptations.

Well, now I am in a similar situation, except that I am not heading to sunny Florida.  I am heading off to gorgeous Stowe Vermont on Saturday where I will be skiing the lovely slopes of Mt. Mansfield and claiming my prize of the HGTV dream home! Just kidding – I wish! But I am really am going to Stowe to ski where I can at least catch a glimpse of this amazing home and dream about what it would be like to win it!