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Aerobic Exercise

Let's dance the Zumba

When the beat kicks in, take two steps to your left, then back, two steps to your right. Throw your hands up in the air, and turn clockwise.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:15pm

Exercise in disguise

Zumba is a dance-based fitness programme that is hugely popular around the world.

Originating from Columbia, it is a combination of Latin dance steps, an eclectic repertoire of music from a variety of dancing styles, including samba, hip-hop, merengue, flamenco, belly dancing and reggaeton, and standard aerobics routines.

21 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Jump your way to a better you

Rachel Lai Yan-ki is frank about her feelings for exercise: 'I don't like sports at all.'

26 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Skipping to a world record

When Timothy Ho Chu-ting skips at speed, you have to close your eyes and listen to the beat of every skip to understand how fast he is going.

The reigning Asian champion and World Championships silver medallist is now gaining momentum to break the world record and win the gold medal at the Rope Skipping World Championships and World Youth Tournament in July.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Cross purposes

I finish my last row and stumble to the nearby stool, head between my knees. Am I going to be sick? On the bright side, I have read that if you throw up at a CrossFit gym, they give you a free 'Pukey the Clown' T-shirt.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

Rope skippers jumping for joy

Despite a rainstorm, Tuesday was a jolly good day for rope skippers: they broke two records.

Fourteen Hong Kong rope-skipping athletes aged 13-17 broke the Guinness World Record for the most skips by a team over a single rope in three minutes. They chalked up 501 skips.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

A double whammy

'Double double, toil and trouble Fire burn and cauldron bubble' The witches in Shakespeare's Macbeth

Double Dutch

What is ...?

1 a double take

a. when you look at someone or something a second time because you suddenly recognise them

b. a photograph which has blurred so there are two images

2 double-glazing

11 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Health bites

The truth sucks

10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

One-stop fitness programme sometimes makes mistakes

All-in Fitness 99 US cents Rating 7/10

Inspired by my experience with All-in Yoga, which I reviewed enthusiastically a few weeks ago, I downloaded the sister app, All-in Fitness. On first viewing the app is just as awesome as its sibling.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Ways to shuffle and shake it

Most downloaded song of the week (According to iTunes and Billboard.com)

Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO

Unless you have been living in a cave for the past month, you should be more than familiar with the line 'Every day I'm shufflin'. It's from LMFAO's Party Rock Anthem, which is the most downloaded song of the week.

26 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Late-starting bodybuilder Orlando has no intention of withering on the vine of middle age

Orlando To Delfino, brother of singer-actor Alex To, believes body building is not just a young man's game.

At the ripe age of 53, he recently won the 'best poser' award at this year's Hong Kong Bodybuilding Championships and came in fifth in the under-70kg category.

4 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Interest in rope skipping jumps after medal haul

Rope skipping is a good way to keep fit. It is something that can be done in any open space.

The sport has become increasingly popular since the Hong Kong team won several medals at the Rope Skipping World Championships in Britain last summer.

The high level of the sport here has persuaded more children to take up skipping.

1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Step up and celebrate the Games

Vitarobics - a new form of exercise - will be used to mark the 100-day countdown to the Beijing Olympic Games

Vitarobics, a new aerobic dance programme aimed at people of all ages, will be part of the activities celebrating the 100-day countdown to the Olympic Games in Beijing.

17 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Aerobics master makes the right moves despite crippling disease

What do you do as an aerobics choreographer and trainer, and what have been some of your achievements?

21 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Not enough time, say the unsporty

At least 60 per cent of Hongkongers do not play sports regularly, a survey has revealed.

31 May 2007 - 12:00am