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Sassy Sweat a hit with girls seeking fun exercise

In a private room of the Herbert Wellness Center, women arrive in high-heeled wedges, trendy sweats with zippers and colorful, off-the-shoulder crop tops. But they’re not there to make a fashion statement – they’re there to sweat. Sassy Sweat is a free, new group exercise program at the wellness center for women only that drew…

Focus on Fitness: Earndit.com Fitness Rewards
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Focus on Fitness: Earndit.com Fitness Rewards

We all know exercise is good for the body, as well as the mind and soul. Just the physical activity itself, whether you’re a runner, cyclist, swimmer or a gym rat, you know what I’m talking about. The reward of a workout that kicked your butt, left you gasping for breath, muscles burning, that glistening…

Gables Bike Day raises awareness for biker safety
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Gables Bike Day raises awareness for biker safety

For the first time in its three-year history, Gables Bike Day organizers are creating a bike route connecting the University of Miami campus to Miracle Mile as a way to further encourage participation among UM students and faculty. The annual Gables Bike Day held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 20 is an…

Focus on Fitness: Biking the Gables on Old Cutler Trail
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Focus on Fitness: Biking the Gables on Old Cutler Trail

Bored with that elliptical yet? Sick of the Stairmaster? There’s just only so much time you can spend on a treadmill before you start to feel like a hamster in a wheel. Take your workout outdoors and explore some of Coral Gables’ natural beauty on the Old Cutler Trail. The 11-mile paved path begins at…

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Zumbathon to benefit Save the Children

The Zumba exercise craze not only tones muscles but also benefits charities. Lisa Dorfman, professor of kinesiology and sport sciences, helps her students organize a Zumbathon as part of her course General Nutrition for Health and Performance. This semester’s class chose to host a Zumbathon to raise funds for Save the Children, an organization dedicated…

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Wellness Centers offers unique spin classes

If you find yourself roaming the Wellness Center and can’t seem to escape the thumping sounds of trance or hip-hop music, don’t be alarmed. There’s no hidden night club in the campus gym, but there is Club Norm, a studio cycling room nicknamed after Norman Parsons, the Wellness Center’s longtime director. It provides avid cyclists with an unusually…

Popular zumba workout mixes dance, muscular toning
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Popular zumba workout mixes dance, muscular toning

Getting in shape is just a dance step away. Zumba is a trending workout routine that involves choreographed dance steps to international music. Its main goal is to help burn fat. Depending on various physical factors, such as sex and body weight, this can mean an average 400 to 600 calories per hour in class….

Photo Brief: Parkour
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Photo Brief: Parkour

Joshua Romeo practices an art called free-running, which branches from the sport begun in France know as parkour. The objective of parkour is to cross a space strewn with obstacles in the fastest time, with as little effort as possible. In Free-running, trees and walls are used as springboards into flips and other acrobatic feats,…

Maximizing fitness potential at the Wellness Center
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Maximizing fitness potential at the Wellness Center

For the past three years February bought a record number of people to the Wellness Center. However, for the past three years the turnstile counts dropped in March and April. The Miami Hurricane finds out the best way to maximize your workout and keep you coming back.

Dean Goldschmidt inspires med students with fitness regime
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Dean Goldschmidt inspires med students with fitness regime

As an 18 year-old athlete, Pascal Goldschmidt, dean of the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, was on Belgium’s Junior National Field Hockey Team. Now, at 54, he is working just as hard and has a workout regimen that allows him to compete in marathons and triathlons while maintaining his professional life.

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