| Jul 27, 2011
| 3:02 PM
Go ahead and bang a drum, hang from the curtains and spin that hula hoop. Area gym instructors say it's good for you, even if you don't realize it.
The unconventional workouts are part of a movement to keep the masses focused on their fitness by...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 11:20 AM
Poor posture can make you look 10 pounds heavier. It could sabotage a promotion. And slumped or hunched shoulders are a major reason why back pain affects 80 percent of Americans at some point in their life.
"Poor posture isn't just disrespectful; it...
| Aug 6, 2011
Steps away from the Magnificent Mile sits the Affinia Chicago, but that's not the most attractive trait of this boutique hotel. What's impressive is that the Affinia has all the hot-button amenities you would look for in a downtown hotel — a rooftop...
| Aug 12, 2011
The Kinetics Dance Theatre will hold an open house for fall registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at 3280 Pine Orchard Lane in Ellicott City. Visitors can take sample classes, observe an open rehearsal, consult with teachers...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 8:39 AM
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5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213.
•Another Way to See It Laughter Club. Mondays, 9 a....
| Aug 18, 2011
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Central Maryland Chorale — First rehearsal of season, Mon., Aug. 22, 7:30-9:30 p.m.,...
| Aug 26, 2011
Each week we tell viewers what they can get for free. This week's free list: 1) Free Pilates class 2) SummerStage: performances by Jagged Edge, Avant, and Melanie Fiona
FREE PILATES REFORMER CLASSES
(DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS, SMART WORKOUT...
| Jul 14, 2011
It's always those 10 final pounds that appear to be the hardest to quash.
But if you cut just 100 calories a day from your diet—or burn 100 extra calories—you can lose those 10 pounds in one year.
The best part: You won't have to diet or...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 1:14 PM
Qigong to your health.
Sometimes called Chinese yoga, Qigong ("chee gong") is a mind-body practice that melds slow, graceful movements, mental focus and deep abdominal breathing to boost and balance a person's vital energy, or qi.
| Apr 27, 2011
| 2:30 PM
Women who crave muscle tone but fear bulging biceps are flocking to The Bar Method, a body-sculpting exercise system that purports to whittle dancer-type forms from nondancing bodies.
Enthusiasts say the workout, which engages a ballet barre and draws...
| May 8, 2011
My Mother's Day wish list is easy: I'd like a break from my duties as the scheduling czarina, the dubious title my family has bestowed upon me.
If you'd like to de-stress Mom (if that's even possible), here are some favorite places to flee. They're...