Category Archives: exercise

A Unique Workout: High Intensity Adult Trampoline Exercise Class

A huge indoor trampoline center near my house (Sky Zone) geared mostly to children, offers high intensity adult trampoline exercise classes. My friend Cheryl talked me into going because she knows I’m always on the lookout for unique workout challenges. … Continue reading

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Aerial Yoga: A Fun and Uplifting Experience

For a truly unique fitness experience, try an aerial yoga class — stretching and posing using long fabric slings suspended from the ceiling as supports.

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Exotic Chair Dancing: Not Your Grandma’s Exercise Routine

I took my first chair dancing class at Inversions, a local pole fitness studio, tonight. And am almost at a loss for words to describe it. Let’s just say it’s not grandma sitting on a straight-backed chair watching a nice … Continue reading

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Dragon Boating: A Unique and Fun Team Sport

Dragon boating is a unique, fun sport. I recently registered with the Charleston Paddle Club meet-up group and joined some members of the local dragon boat team for an hour-long morning practice session on the Ashley River. (Members compete in … Continue reading

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Polga (Pole Fitness and Yoga) Awesomeness

In my quest to continuously try new fitness challenges, I tried a Polga class at Inversions, a local pole fitness center. When I told my friends about it afterwards, everyone initially thought I was going to tell them about Pilates … Continue reading

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Super Thrifty — But These are the Things I’m Willing to Splurge On

Even the thriftiest person has some indulgence they’re willing to spend their hard-earned money on. It might be a small thing like Starbucks coffee, a special lipstick or a hobby item. Or something bigger. I come from a frugal family … Continue reading

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Meetup Groups: A Great Way to Pursue Hobbies and Meet New People

Have you heard about Meetup groups? Local groups are created online at www.meetup.com and are made up of people who are interested in specific activities. Meetups groups exist across the country. There are 235 Meetup groups in the greater Charleston, … Continue reading

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Take a Load Off Your Seat #2: Adjustable Stand-Up and DIY-Cycling Computer Desks

A while back, I wrote a blog post about stand-up computer desks and how using one could help improve your health, since many people sit way too much. I’ve used a stand-up computer setup at home for several years. Recently, … Continue reading

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