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Exercise Ball Workouts

Exercise Ball Workouts

Fitness fads come and go (remember the Slide?) but, every now and then, a trend comes along that actually makes sense. One such trend is our new focus on core strength and functional training which involves strengthening the torso for better workouts...

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Diet - Dining Out Tips

Diet - Dining Out Tips

Some dieters steer clear of restaurants, fearing large portion sizes, the tempting bread basket and all those high Points® value meals. But shunning restaurants altogether isn't a realistic approach to weight loss - and it's unnecessary. We want you to...

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Speed Up Your Metabolism

Speed Up Your Metabolism

Well - yes and no. While working up a sweat and eating well are essential for staying slim and in peak physical condition, there is something else that, though often overlooked, is just as important. Speeding up your metabolic rate means your body burns...

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Is the gym making you fat?

Is the gym making you fat?

According to celebrity personal trainer James Duigan, author of The Clean and Lean Diet, taking the wrong approach to fitness can do you more harm than good. "If exercising is making you stressed - either because you're doing too much of it or you're...

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Dance a Lock Step in Quickstep

Dance a Lock Step in Quickstep

Quickstep is a bright, lively dance, characterized by kicks, hops, turns and runs across the floor. It was developed during World War I in New York, and the music it is danced to today still hearkens back to that time. Quickstep is a dance that is very...

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Progressive Chasse in Quickstep

Progressive Chasse in Quickstep

The progressive chasse in quickstep is one of the most basic steps for this dance, and therefore it is usually one of the first steps you learn. It is most often preceded by the quarter turn. The count for the progressive chasse in quickstep is slow,...

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Dancing a Natural Turn in Quickstep

Dancing a Natural Turn in Quickstep

There are many different steps you can do in Quickstep. Once you learn all the basics, you can combine them together to keep the dance interesting and fit the music. However, the dance is somewhat limited in that some steps can only be preceded or followed...

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Dancing a Reverse Turn in Quickstep

Dancing a Reverse Turn in Quickstep

The quickstep is a fun, fast paced dance that was originally based on the foxtrot. Over the years it emerged into its own form of dancing. Many official dance competitions use the quickstep as one of the social dances. The quickstep is one of the harder...

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Dancing the Quick Step

Dancing the Quick Step

The quick step should be danced to fast music as there are quick and slow foot movements throughout the dance. The basic rhythm of the Quickstep is a Slow-quick-quick step and the music should match which make up tempo jazz or swing music perfect for...

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Quickstep

Quickstep

Quickstep is an International Style ballroom dance that follows a 4/4 time beat, at about 50 bars per minute. An example of a song suitable for the classic quickstep would be Louis Prima's Sing, Sing, Sing. From its early beginning as a faster Foxtrot,...

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