A Pole Dance / Fitness Magazine To Hit The Newsstands & Bookstores

Global Pole Dance Fitness

Pole Spin(TM) magazine just signed up with a major retail distributor who will now play a significant role in getting the publication way beyond the pole fitness community into leading bookstore chains such as Barnes & Nobles, Borders bookstores and major newsstand chains in the US beginning April twelve, 2011 with the third issue. The distribution will help broaden the appeal for the game across the world. This makes it the first publication in the industry to achieve this historical landmark worldwide . The Global Pole Dance Fitness & Way of living Magazine(TM), a quarterly publication about empowerment, health and fitness for women and men is a singular glossy print publication, the first of its kind for the pole dance / exercise industry worldwide . The innovative mag features insightful articles, interviews, resources, health concerns, and recipes to help readers to more clearly comprehend and appreciate the significant benefits of pole fitness as a sport.

fitness Since its launch in August 2010, the publication has been privileged to have seen a rapid growth and acceptance by avid disciples of yoga, gymnastics, conventional dance, aerial acrobatic and general enthusiasts all over the world. Many readers have discovered pole fitness as a result of the magazine’s in depth coverage of the sport. It featured the over 40 years old “Pole Pumas” article in the premiere issue -pole fitness practitioners who demonstrated that anything is still possible at all ages.

The sophomore issue pushed the envelope when it featured a 2-year-old boy, Youtube self-taught 14-year-old girl, and a 6-year-old “Mr Luis” who proudly shared the stage with his dad at the historical American Pole Fitness Championships 2010 in NY. In the current issue, a full figured pole practitioner happily shows off her weight indicating folk do not have to be rail thin to be on a pole! These are some of the unique facets of Pole Spin(TM). . The publication is already available through regional independent distributors and studios globally.

Subscription is available through the magazine’s website, also an online sources for pole sport reports and articles. Pole Spin(TM) magazine, under the editorial leadership of Tinu Naija , has quickly become a leading force in the pole health industry. She’s penning her first book set to launch in October 2011, a spin off from her hit promo video “Shoeholic” about shoes with a large following already waiting on the Facebook page! . A preview video for the 3rd issue is available on the publication’s Youtube Channel.

Physical Fitness & You

physical fitness is to the human body what fine-tuning is to an engine. It is not a race, it’s a pursuit. In its most general meaning, physical fitness is a general state of good physical health. It is a foundation for a long and successful life.

Physical fitness is usually measured by periodic tests measuring strength, endurance, agility, coordination, and flexibility. Physical fitness is the capacity of the heart, blood vessels, lungs, and muscles to function at optimum efficiency.

It has two meanings — General fitness (a state of health and well-being) and specific fitness (the ability to perform specific aspects of sports or occupations). Physical Fitness is important, even on bed rest.

A general-purpose physical fitness program must address the following essentials:

Cardiovascular Fitness: It is the ability of the circulatory and respiratory systems to supply oxygen to muscles during continuing physical activity.

Regular exercises enable more blood to be pumped with each stroke of heart.

Flexibility Training: Stretching increases the range of motion of a joint. It improves suppleness.

Strength Training: Strength training is the use of resistance to muscular contraction to build the strength, and size of skeletal muscles.

Muscular Endurance: Endurance is the ability to exert for a long period of time. In humans, it is usually used in aerobic or anaerobic exercise.

Body Composition: In physical fitness, body composition is used to describe the percentages of fat, bone and muscle in human bodies.

Fitness

Fitness, most importantly cardio-respiratory fitness, has been directly correlated to the mortality rate. Fitness can be described as a condition that helps us look, feel, and do our best.

In previous years, fitness was commonly defined as the capacity to carry out the day’s activities without undue fatigue. These days, physical fitness is considered a measure of the body’s ability to function efficiently and effectively in work and leisure activities, to be healthy, to resist diseases, and to meet emergency situations.

Many sources also cite mental and emotional health as an important part of overall fitness. This is often presented in textbooks as a triangle made up of three sub-sections, which represent physical, emotional, and mental fitness.

Physical fitness involves the performance of the heart, lungs, and muscles. And, since what we do with our bodies also affects what we can do with our minds, fitness influences to some degree qualities such as mental alertness and emotional stability.

People normally prefer walking for fitness activities followed in order by: swimming, fishing, bicycle riding, camping, golf, bowling, exercise equipment, hiking, hunting, aerobics, calisthenics, jogging, and tennis. Women prefer fitness-related indoor activities and men prefer outdoor sports.

The top level of physical fitness tends to mesh physiology and psychology. The exercises improve function of the muscular and skeletal systems, enhance circulation, augment energy and elevate overall individual levels of fitness. The level of physical fitness can be influenced by regular, systematic exercise.

As energy depends on nutrition, proper nutrition is important to physical fitness. If Diet is not adequate, the fitness level will drop. Overweight, underweight, and weak individuals will have below average fitness levels.

Exercises

Exercise that doesn’t raise your heart rate to a certain level and keep it there for 20 minutes won’t contribute significantly to cardiovascular fitness. It is better to select exercises that involve total body involvement.

Such exercises improve and maintain fitness most effectively — e.g. Running, swimming, golf, dancing, cycling, and brisk walking. The correct exercises will help you decrease body fat and increase or maintain muscle mass.

By performing many different exercises for a low number of repetitions, the muscles are strengthened, elongated and toned without creating bulk. Total concentration on the body during each exercise emphasizes movement quality, coordination and breath.

Health

Healthy people have more active and more interesting life. Physical fitness can also prevent or treat many chronic health conditions brought on by unhealthy lifestyle or aging.

To stay healthy it’s important to participate in physical activity. Even those of us who haven’t always led active lifestyles, increasing our physical activity now will help us live longer & healthier lives.

To live a full and healthy life, exercise must be a part of it. It is the ability to endure, to bear up, to withstand stress, to carry on in circumstances where an unfit person could not continue, and it is a major basis for good health and well-being. A physically fit body has less chance of acute health problems and chronic disease.

Major Benefits of Physical Fitness:

o Feel fresh

o Reduce chance of heart attack & stroke

o Reduce the chances of developing adult onset diabetes

o Reduce chances of being overweight

o Manage stress efficiently

o Experience more energy

By: Pradeep Mahajan

Pradeep Mahajan: He is an engineer-MBA. He has multiple interests which primarily include health, investments, management & technological topics. Being a health enthusiast, he researches, studies & writes on health topics, often in consultation with medical & health professionals. He keeps track of proven ways for achieving better health & fitness through diet, exercises, stress management & healthy lifestyles. Do you want to learn more about current & other related articles? Visit http://www.health-fitness-wellness.com for practically useful information on health & healthy lifestyles.

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Jillian Michaels – 30 Day Shred

wpid-51QlqI3yaOLSL500.jpgJILLIAN MICHAELS:30 DAY SHRED – DVD Movie

 

I cannot say enough to recommend this video. Really. It is the most effective, most challenging, and yet completely motivating workout I have ever done. (And I’ve done a few.) It is completely brilliant- a 20 minutes workout that actually kicks your butt; the length of the workout really makes you feel like you have got to push yourself and get through it, because you tell yourself, who can’t do 20 minutes? Psychologically, it really makes you want to finish, and finish strong.
And it pays dividends. If you’re anything like me, I couldn’t even do the video for 2 days after the first time I did it because I was just too sore. But in the best way, that I-really-got-a-serious-workout kind of way. Very satisfying. In under 30 minutes!
I love Jillian on The Biggest Loser, and she has the very same no-nonsense approach on the video that she uses on the ranch, and I think it really does push you. She tells it like it is- “If you are looking for a modification on jumping jacks… look elsewhere. I’m not going to give that to you, I have 400 pound people doing them on the ranch, and I know you can do this,” “I’m not gonna let you cheat. I know this is hard work. If we are promising you big things, we have to deliver.” And she’s right. If we’re really trying to get a workout in 23 minutes or whatever it is, she’s really got to make it hard to get results. But it works, and it’s worth it.
I have read several of the other reviews on here, and I would like to respond to some of the negative points that people have brought up:
-The intro to the video cannot be fast forwarded, so you actually have 2 or 3 minutes of Jillian talking at the beginning of the DVD that adds time to your workout without adding any action. OK, it is a bit annoying. But USE THIS TIME WISELY, by running in place or any other light cardio activity to extend the warm-up time. The video only gives a minute or two for your warm up, and trust me, you will need a little more than that to prepare your muscles for what’s coming.
-The workout is too challenging/not challenging enough… That’s crazy. It is what you make of it. If you think it’s too hard, modify – I didn’t use weights the first few times I did it, because you don’t want to shock your body by doing too much too soon. Give yourself time to get used to the motions and the workout before you add weights if you are a beginner. If you think it’s not hard enough or you are not getting enough burn in the strength training segments, you need to add more weight, or, considering this is just a 20 minute workout, alternate days doing this DVD as good cardio and doing a more in-depth 30 minute strength training segment the next day. There is no reason this DVD cannot be a staple in your routine, no matter your fitness level. It is an undeniably effective 20 minute workout. Make it work for you.
-It’s too high-impact. OK, there is a lot of jumping. That’s because jumping is wildly effective at burning calories. Again, 20 minute workout, it has to be as challenging as possible. You could cheat, and take it a little easier on your knees, but you will be sacrificing intensity. If you KNOW you have bad knees or arthritis and you still want a great workout, buy a mini trampoline for the jumping segments. You won’t be able to fully extend your legs to the side in the jumping jack sections, but you will still be able to jump and reduce a lot of the impact. My arthritic mother, who I bought a copy of this DVD for, did that and it worked perfectly for her.
-Not enough warm-up/cool-down. Come on, people. Did you really think that you can get a warm up, decent workout, and cool-down in 20 minutes flat? Let’s manage our expectations a little bit. It is 20 minutes. You will need to add a couple of minutes to the warm up, I addressed that earlier, just begin your warm up during the intro part of the DVD that you can’t fast-forward through. The cool down/stretching segment is also not long enough to really stretch everything you just hammered during the video. Turn the DVD off, and do some additional stretches for another 5 or 10 minutes. Even if you add to the warm up and the cool down, you’re at about 35 minutes for a great, complete, body-rocking workout. That is not unreasonable, especially considering most people would spend almost that much time in the car driving to and from the gym. (Where you would have to work out much longer than 20 minutes to get the kind of full-body workout that Jillian delivers here.)
The bottom line: It costs less than half of a monthly gym membership at even the most affordable gym, you can completely modify it to work for you, it is 20 minutes long and you do it in the comfort of your own home so you really have no excuses not to get it done, and it delivers like Domino’s. You will see and feel a difference faster than you thought possible, and the soreness in your muscles will let you know real quick that you are doing something effective.
Jillian knows what she is doing, and she will get you results. It is well worth the price and it absolutely makes the most out of every single second you spend doing it. What more could you ask for?!

 

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