Tennis Fitness – Exercises to Increase the Power of Your Serve – Part I

Even athletes with the most dominating serves will find their feet dragging, their legs burning, and their service power diminishing more and more as each point passes. And when a match is tight, some players will feel conserving energy for their opponents service return is almost a necessity. With this, it becomes easy to drop the pace on serves allowing the player across the net to dictate your every move, and possibly derailing any chance of victory. Thats why leg strength is a crucial weapon in any tennis competitors game. This is the first part of an ongoing series that will include exercise progressions that will not only increase your serving power, but it will increase your muscle endurance so …

Is Pilates, a New Fitness Trend, Right for You?

When you talk about joining a gym, the first thing that comes to mind is, What kind of yoga or Pilates classes do they have there? Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on stretching and balancing, in finding peace and in strengthening the body and muscles with bouncing, running, hopping, jumping or other vigorous forms of movements. Pilates is all about movements that help rejuvenate the mind and strengthen the body, while injecting vigor into your everyday life. For people who like aggressive movements, go for cardio activities or classes, like Steps, Dance, Combat or other forms of Les Milles types of programs. For the rest of us, theres always Pilates. And how do you know whether …

Dance For Fitness Grace Beauty And Poise

Caring for your skin and how you look is going to make a difference in your appearance today and for many years to come. If you take the time to follow some quality beauty tips, you are going to find out some things about skin care and beauty products that you did not know but will help you out. A great tip when it comes to beauty is to not overdue the makeup. Often times novices have a tendency to put on too much make up and as such make themselves look worse. Use makeup sparingly, and you’ll find you will be turning guys heads everywhere you go. Exfoliating the skin on your face is highly beneficial. Even if you …

Benefits of Having a Fitness Buddy

It’s raining outside. Your shoes are still wet from your last walking session. You really should just go out and exercise, but there’s something good on TV. Maybe later… Sound familiar? Now try this scenario: It’s raining outside. Your shoes are wet and you don’t really feel like going for a walk, but your cell phone is blinking with a message from your buddy that says she’s already left the house and she’ll meet you at the trail. You know you have to go, or she’ll give you a hard time for ditching her. So, you grab your soggy shoes and head off for a power walking session. Afterwards, you feel good. You always feel good afterwards; it’s the getting …