| May 18, 2010
| 11:00 AM
When I was a child, camping in style meant sleeping in a trailer and not having to use a flashlight to find the bathroom. Today, the great outdoors is filled with everything from inflatable bounce pillows to cappuccino carts and Wi-Fi.
I remember camping...
| Aug 8, 2010
On a steamy, drizzly morning, my friend Alejandra Cisneros leads us on a narrow dirt path through the flooded rice fields.
A few yards away, a dozen ducks march single file across a dirt berm, tails twitching, looking very businesslike. Local farmers...
| Jan 4, 2010
Before Tracey Mallett wrote "Super Fit Mama," she felt like a super fat mama.
The normally 115-pound fitness guru gained 55 pounds during her first pregnancy. She even delayed releasing a workout DVD because she didn't feel good about herself. It took...
| Aug 17, 2009
Denise Austin has made a life out of motivating people to get moving. For more than 25 years, the San Pedro native has watched the fitness world transform, cheerleading along the way. She's sold more than 20 million exercise videos and DVDs, starred in...
| Apr 10, 2009
Two to four times a week, Holly Perkins works with "Entourage" star Adrian Grenier, putting him through sets of lunges and stepping exercises to keep him buff. When director Chris Weitz is filming a movie, as he is now in Canada with the "Twilight"...
| Jun 8, 2009
Who says you have to lift heavy dumbbells to build muscle?
These days, more exercise instructors are building strength through dance-inspired toning moves, using little to no extra weight -- just your body and a high number of repetitions.
| Aug 27, 2010
Pick your pain: You can go to "The Biggest Loser," or "The Biggest Loser" can come to you.
NBC Universal Television is opening of a second fitness resort - this one in Malibu, not far from the ranch where the reality weight-loss show is shot. The first...
| Dec 14, 2009
So you're ready to ditch the hassle and expense of the gym and become your own personal trainer. Great! Just make sure you have a backup plan for those days when you lack the motivation to crack the whip on your own workout.
You might want to invest in a...
| Dec 14, 2009
If you can't afford a spa vacation or even a spa day, consider a stress-reducing DVD.
We reviewed the year's video releases to come up with our list of the best blood-pressure-lowering, calm-inducing workouts for every body.
Trudie Styler's Warrior Yoga...
| Mar 1, 2010
When Nintendo's Wii console came out, couch potatoes across the country rejoiced. Here was a way to get in shape and play video games at the same time! But the bowling, tennis and other early sports titles ultimately delivered less-than-challenging...