How To: Kick start a new fitness routine with Kung Fu

In this video, we learn how to kick start a new fitness routine with Kung Fu. This exercise is a workout that you will not get bored of. You are always doing something new with Kung Fu and it burns a ton of calories. These workouts are rigorous and combine strength training, endurance training, and really work out your body. The classes start out with yoga, then they start getting your heart rate up by working out hard. If you can't get to a class, you can do this at home by doing loose kicks...

How To: Use a stair master machine

In this video series, our expert shows you how to operate the common stair step machine. Though the stair stepper has amazing potential to burn calories, it can be dangerous if not used properly. Sheila Lindsey illustrates the proper way to use the stair master machine. She also shows you how to monitor and stay within your heart rate. Shelia also gives you great advice on organizing a cardio workout routine. So, before stepping up to the challenge, learn how to get the most out of your stair...

How To: Jump rope correctly

This tutorial gives a demonstration of a cardio workout. It explains the jump rope exercise and provides tips on how to perform the exercise correctly. Jumping rope is one of the best overall cardio exercises and burns serious calories in a short amount of time. This is one exercise you definitely want to keep in your workout routine to see results.

How To: Determine your VO2 maximum

Backpacker magazine associate editors Jason Stevenson and Shannon Davis demonstrate how to estimate your VO2 Max in this April 2007 SkillsCast. Find out how a simple running test can determine your VO2 Max, and why raising your score can make you a better backpacker, increase your endurance and fitness level.

How To: Choreograph a step aerobics routine

Step aerobics follow choreography in groups using an elevated platform. Classes are offered for all skill levels. Learn how to choreograph a step aerobics routine in this exercise tutorial. Remember to keep it basic, use 32 count phrases, work both sides, build routine, and put it all together. With this how to video you can choreograph a great step aerobics routine.

How To: Do the pelvic lift exercise

Back exercises can greatly increase the condition of your spine and posture. Learn how to do the pelvic lift exercise with this tutorial. The pelvic lift exercise is a great back and abdominal muscle strengthening exercise. Watch this how to video and you will be able to perform the pelvic lift exercise.

How To: Do the knee tuck jump

This tutorial demonstrates plyometrics sports training exercise. This knee tuck jump workout were developed to increase your overall sports performance. This how to video explains a plyometric exercise and how you can incorporate this explosive training into your routine to develop your speed and power to become bigger, faster and stronger.

How To: Do a 4th quarter drill exercise

This tutorial shows speed and conditioning exercises. This 4th quarter workout was developed to increase your overall sports performance. This video explains the fourth quarter drill exercise and how you can incorporate this speed training to develop your flexibility, balance and power.

How To: Warm-up with Salsa dancing & steps for kids

Fit for a Feast hosts a kids cardio workout including Salsa steps, sit-ups, jumping jacks and more. This is a great warm-up for kids on their way to sports or dance class; it can also be used for Q.D.F. (Quality Daily Fitness) at school. With a Latin American cd in your stereo and this tutorial, you're child will be working up a sweat in no time! Be sure to stretch before you begin!

How To: Deskercize (exercise at your desk)

No time to hit the gym because you're always stuck at the office? Then bring the gym to you with these moves, which you can do right at your desk. Tip: As you get out of your chair throughout the day, try to use only your leg muscles, leaving your arms at your sides and keeping your spine straight. This gives the muscles in your legs a quick workout.

How To: Run a 40 yard dash

Watch this speed and conditioning instructional video. This 40 yard dash exercise is developed to increase your overall sports performance. This how to video explains the 40 yard dash exercise and how you can incorporate this speed training to develop your flexibility, balance and power.

How To: Do step ups for aerobics

The step-up is a great exercise for the muscles of the upper leg. It effectively works the thighs, hips, and butt. The calf muscles work as synergists during the step-up exercise. They assist with balance. The step-up exercise can either be done one leg at a time or alternating between legs.

How To: Properly use the rowing machine

James Cracknell, a former member of Britain's most successful ever rowing team, shows how to row properly when you're in the gym. Keep the back straight and move hands, body, legs, then legs, body, hands for one complete stroke. Properly use the rowing machine.

How To: Do prenatal aerobics

Pregnancy is a beautiful thing but it can strain the body. Exercise can help prenatal women release stress and increase overall health. Learn how to do prenatal aerobics in this exercise tutorial. When doing prenatal aerobics you should do a basic side-step, keep arms at chest level, keep movements soft, and stretch before & after prenatal workout. With this how to video you can do prenatal aerobics safely and effectively.

How To: Perform jumping jacks

Jumping jacks can enhance any aerobic workout routine. While simple to master, jumping jacks can help you meet your fitness goals. Learn how to perform jumping jacks in this exercise tutorial. Start with legs together. When arms go up, jump with legs out, when arms go down, jump with legs in. Modify to change fitness levels. With this how to video you can do jumping jacks for a more effective workout.

How To: Do step aerobics

Step aerobics are performed for cardio fitness and weight loss using an elevated platform. Classes are offered for all skill levels. Learn how to do step aerobics in this exercise tutorial. When doing step aerobics you should get an aerobic stepper, use entire foot to step up & down, keep an eye on the step, tap it out to rest and be safe. With this how to video you can do step aerobics for a more effective workout.

How To: Do weighted diagonal lunges

Gain muscle strength and flexibility with diagonal lunges. Learn about dumbbell exercises to promote fitness in this weightlifting video. Take action: maintain balance, keep back leg straight, and increase difficulty by adding dumbbells. Michelle, the instructor in this how-to video, is a personal trainer at a gym in NC and has been a personal trainer for several years. She is certified through ACE and is a certified aerobics instructor as well. Her Specialty is weight lifting and she enjoys ...

How To: Do aerobic steps for beginners

In this online video series learn aerobics from personal trainer Ricketta Butler, who holds a Health Science Education Degree from the University of Florida. In this series of video clips she teaches aerobics exercises such as : the a step, hop turn, knee straddle, alternating knees, L step, basic left, over the top, basic right, safety for step exercises, straddle, turn steps, v step left, v step right, and the v step right and left.

How To: Do the star drill exercise

This tutorial demonstrates an agility exercise. This star drill exercise workout was developed to increase your overall sports performance. This video explains the star drill exercise and how you can incorporate this agility training to develop your flexibility, balance and power.

How To: Do the chacha slide exercise

First of all you have to understand that you have to simply follow the dance steps that the master teaches you. Start by moving towards your right. Move by going sideways towards the right direction. Take three or four steps towards right. Your arms must be raised up to your waist. Now do this step for the left side as well. Now turn and move towards your right such that you take a one complete turn while moving three or four steps towards the right. You have to say "1, 2, 3, 4’. At '4' you c...

How To: Use the vibe disc

Take a look at this video clip series and introduce yourself to the newest workout craze, The Vibe Disc! Our expert is one of the co-developers of this new piece of fitness equipment. He will take you through several of the dozens of workout possibilities of the disc and give you tips on how to get the most out of them. You'll learn how to stay safe while using the disc and ways to incorporate other equipment into the workout for conditioning for a specific sport. Check it out and have fun ge...

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