Salsa Walk

Fun, low-impact cardio workout, includes Gin's Straight Up Stick Workout on the same DVD as a bonus! Salsa Walk - Fitness expert Gin Miller adds just the right amount of Latin flair to this 35 minute low-impact walking workout. Starting with the basic "salsa walk", Gin teaches easy-to-follow … Read More

Power Abs Medicine Ball Workout

Gin's Medicine Ball Workout is designed to maximize results with the dynamic training that challenges core strength and stability using light to moderate weight medicine balls. Gin Miller’s Power Abs Medicine Ball Workout introduces a new challenge in strength and conditioning with this dynamic … Read More

Aerobic Hecklers

We've all been faced with the varying species of the "Aerobic Heckler" - that participant that defies your lead and does their own thing.  If you've taught any length of time, or subbed for another instructor, you've likely had to bite your tounge at least once to keep from channelling Eric Cartman … Read More

Exercise Overkill

photo credit: IntangibleArts  ~ This is the time of year that people try to erase the sins of the past and many try to do so on the first day! One of my friends, who'd taken time off from working out and resolved to get back in shape, announced that she did 3 full workouts... on … Read More

Weight Training For Women

photo credit: therichardlife ~Again and again, research has shown that women who maintain a regular, moderate strength training program benefit from a long list of health advantages. Some still fear that weight training might bulk them up in unfeminine ways; however, as women of all ages realize … Read More

10 Exercise Myths

photo credit: o5com ~ Although some old fitness fictions, such as “no pain, no gain” and “spot reducing” are fading fast, plenty of popular exercise misconceptions still exist. Here are some of the most common exercise myths as well as the not-so-common facts based on current exercise … Read More

Pitch Control – There’s an App for That!

Finally, life as an instuctor just got easier!  YES! Music, Petra Kolber and LoLo just released an app for the iphone and ipod touch that gives you total PITCH CONTROL for your music! Historically, the ability to control your music with pitch control has always lagged behind the progress … Read More

Beware the Heat!

Heat and Humidity One should consider taking their workouts indoors as the outdoor temperatures rise, especially if combined with high humidity. Even with temperatures at 82 degrees with 100% humidity, there is a possibility of developing heat cramps or heat exhaustion. And when temperatures soar … Read More

How to Measure Exercise Intensity

photo credit: joebeone There are several ways to measure your exercise intensity: target heart-rate checks, perceived exertion and talk test, and heart rate monitors which have increased in popularity due to ease of use and relative accuracy. For many years, measuring exercise intensity using … Read More

Calculate Target Heart Rate

The most prominent and accurate means of determining target heart-rate is the Karvonen formula. This formula calculates a percentage of the heart-rate reserve, which is the difference between the resting heart-rate and the maximal heart-rate. Heart-rate reserve = maximal heart-rate - resting … Read More