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Fitness Experts Extol Machine-less Workout

In a 5-1 vote Tuesday, the City Council set restrictions on which parks can be used for training, when they can be used, how many students can participate in a class and what kind of equipment is allowed. The council also established permit fees and an additional flat fee to be paid by trainers, which varies based on the size of their classes. The moves come after some residents began complaining that too many people were training at the parks and that a handful of instructors were tearing up the public land with heavy weights and other equipment. The debate centered largely on whether to allow classes at Palisades Park a city landmark with an ocean view and reached a crescendo earlier this year when city staff began drawing up regulatory guidelines. <br>Source:,0,1610748.story

Once the person masters the simpler version of a push-up, squat, or chin-up, a more advanced version can be tackled, often with a little help from the living room furniture. "Find things in the environment: a table to get underneath, hold on to the sides of and then pull the body upward; a rafter for a pull-up," he said. "To work your glutes (buttocks muscles), all you need is a couch." Contreras recommends the beginner start with 15 minutes a day and increase over time. "It doesn't have to be intimidating," he said. "You could do a 20-minute workout three times a week and have an incredible physique, so long as you push hard and keep challenging yourself." ANYTIME, ANYWHERE Bodyweight exercises return people to the way they move naturally, according to Lisa Wheeler, national creative manager of group fitness at Equinox, the upscale chain of fitness centers. <br>Source:

10:24 AM, Oct 14, 2013 | Don't Miss KUSA - From Crossfit to Zumba, in the past few years, the fitness world has been shaken up with new exercise routines. But do you know the difference between aerobic and anaerobic exercise and what is Tabata? Fitness expert Saralyn Ward spoke to 9NEWS Monday morning to break down the top buzzwords in the industry right now. High Intensity Interval Training - an enhanced form of interval training, an exercise strategy alternating periods of short intense anaerobic exercise with less-intense recovery periods. HIIT is a form of cardiovascular exercise. <br>Source:

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