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This has been postponed. No future date has been released. Contact Kathedral Event Center at856-685-6664for more.

Folks looking for something completely outside the (boom) box can head to Kathedral Event Center in Hammonton at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, for Doorobics: 80s Themed Aerobics with Dorinda Medley.

Guests will enjoy a fun-filled 80s- themed one-hour aerobics class with Real Housewives of New York Citys Dorinda Medley. With a professional instructor beside her, Medley will bring everyone back to a time of leg warmers, spandex and boom boxes.

Medley will host a meet and greet following the class.

Tickets are $99 and can be purchased at

Kathedral Events Center is located at 499 S. Egg Harbor Road in Hammonton.

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These are factors that people often use when they have improve their healthy lifestyle:, I cant afford gym membership and I dont have time because I am always busy but what counts is how determined you are to improve your lifestyle.

Instructor Linda Nyakale from Meadowlands

On October 19, Saturday the Othandweni Childrens Centre hosted aerobics marathon. The main purpose was to promote health and fitness and raise funds.

Mpumi Mkwanazi from Chiawelo

Attendees were treated to a day filled with good music and aerobics combination such as Hi-low, Hi-impact, Kicks, Boxer and Zumba dance to name a few.

Instructor from Eldorado Dudu Sathekge said they are here to promote healthy lifestyle and cure disease through aerobics. We are here to donate clothes and help them to raise funds and also to promote healthy lifestyle and cure diseases through aerobics.

Thato Makhene participated in the aerobics

Volunteer Instructor Mapuring Daniel Seoge said the aerobic marathon was a great platform to raise funds for the centre and a success. We are thankful to everyone who participated in aerobics and the marathon was a success.

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South Africa United Against Cancer (SAUAC) is a female-owned organisation based in the South of Johannesburg.

The organisation aims to bring about a paradigm shift in the approach to cancer prevention by developing new communication and advocacy methods, and generating new knowledge on cancers through appropriate awareness and raise funds.

The organisation will be hosting a walk to raise awareness, educate and raise funds to aid the initiative. SAUAC, in partnership with SA FM and the City of Ekurhuleni, will host the 5km and 10km Wellness Walk Against Cancer on November 10 at 6.30am, with registration and participants receiving their purple accreditation wrist band.

The event will be held at Dries Niemandt Park, where there will be motivational speeches by cancer survivors.

The online entrance fee to the event is R150 for adults, R95 for children under 12 years and free for children less than two years. The gate entrance fee is R170 for adults and R100 for children under 12 years. No tickets on the day of the event will be sold. Tickets include a T-shirt, cup and walk number.

The event will be perfect for spending time with family, friends and colleagues, while supporting the walk against cancer. Attendees are encouraged to bring camp chairs.

There will be a tent and exhibition stalls where attendees will be given a chance to interact with nurses and caregivers to ask questions and receive pamphlets containing more information about cancer.

SAUAC will provide health screening services (rapid prostate cancer testing, cervical cancer screening pap smears, breast cancer examination, HIV/Aids testing, rapid cholesterol testing, blood pressure testing, blood glucose testing and body mass index test. Aerobics and yoga workshops for people with cancer will be provided and their caregivers will be educated about nutrition.

For more information contact the office on 010 141 1666 or send an email to [emailprotected]

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Free Weekly Classes in the Aerobics Room: An Opportunity at Pace Often Overlooked – The Pace Chronicle

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One of the perks of being a Pace student is having free access to its gym equipment and facilities. However, a lot of students are not aware of all the services that the Goldstein Fitness Center offers.

In addition to their traditional weight training and cardio equipment, Paces gym also hosts weekly classes in its aerobics room. While some are done for credit, there are free classes available to anyone available.

The free classes offered are: Zumba on Tuesdays from 5:10 p.m.-6:10 p.m., Yoga on Wednesdays from 5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m., Kickbox Aerobics from 5 p.m.-6 p.m. and Step Aerobics from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. on Thursdays, and Fit Nation on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:15 a.m.-9 a.m.

These classes are part of our facilities, and students should know that they are more than welcome to participate, Jeremy JR Pouncey, Paces assistant athletic director said. You can walk in at any time. Its not one of those things where you can only start at the beginning or youll fall behind. These classes offer another avenue to pursue health and wellness, they can help students escape the pressures and stresses of school, and theyre a great way to meet new people.

Were lucky that here at Pace we have such easy access to these types of facilities, whereas most colleges campuses charge extra for a gym membership, Lauri Nemetz, an associate professor here at Pace who teaches both for-credit and noncredit courses, including myofascial anatomy and yoga said. People of all skill levels are welcome to join these classes. Theyre open to Pace students, grad students, faculty, and staff. Its always a pleasure to have a mix of people coming in. Its a nice community, a nice way to connect and enjoy Pace life. Ive had students who took a for-credit yoga class and liked it so much that they joined the noncredit class the next semester.

However, despite the benefits that these classes offer, they are not well known amongst students. Nemetz recounted a story in which a senior joined her noncredit class and said that, even though theyd been at Pace for the past four years, they werent aware that that class existed up until that point.

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Nintendo releases Ring Fit Adventure this week, the latest attempt to make getting in shape via video games a thing. But this is far from the first time that companies have tried to sell digital entertainment as a way to burn fat and build muscle. Whats known in some circles as exergaming has been a thing for over 35 years, nearly as long as video games themselves. While you get ready to work out with your Switch, take a tour of the many ways video games have tried to get you swole.

Generally regarded to be one of the first attempts to meld physical fitness and gaming, Autodesks cancelled HighCycle product tapped into the stationary bike craze of the early 1980s. The system was to have incorporated a primitive VR headset that showed the rider moving scenery keyed to how fast they pushed the pedals, with particularly speedy riders rewarded by their bike taking off and flying over the landscape.

At the same time, Atari was developing a project code-named Puffer that would allow a stationary bicycle to a variety of Atari home computers and consoles. Pedaling the bike would trigger one input, while additional directions worked through handlebar-mounted controls. A number of games were prototyped for the device, which was intended to be released in 1984, but the massive industry crash the year prior nulled that plan and the Puffer never saw the light of day either.

1986 saw a company take the stationary bike gimmick and actually attach workable software to it. Seattle company RacerMate released the first iteration of their Computrainer system, which allowed early PC owners to hook up a device to their bike that would send data to the computer, allowing them to simulate riding through a variety of grades and conditions through adding magnetic resistance. The software let bikers do all sorts of interesting things, including pedaling through virtual courses and even drafting behind other bicycles to reduce wind drag.

Computrainer quickly became RacerMates flagship product, with the company updating it to keep on par with PC advances until 2017, when it was finally discontinued. They even produced a version of it for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

The Atari 2600 was the home video game system that dominated the early 1980s, a primitive 4-bit system that nevertheless sold over 30 million consoles over the course of three decades. While most games were controlled with a joystick or paddle, there were a few alternate controllers, including the first exergaming system, the Foot Craz.

Produced by software company Exus, the Foot Craz had a retail price of $99. It was a plastic pad that had five embedded microswitches, four that corresponded to each of the cardinal directions on an Atari joystick and one for the fire button. It came with a pair of pack-in titles, Video Jogger and Video Reflex. Reflex was the more interesting game, with players having to step on the corresponding colors on the foot pad to match the screen. In Video Jogger, you simply ran in place as fast as you could to advance a smiling face around an oval track.

By 1987, when the Foot Craz was released, the Atari 2600 had already been supplanted by the next wave of gaming the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System. Peripherals and controllers were a major part of Nintendos marketing strategy in the United States, shipping the console with the Zapper light gun and R.O.B. robot. So its not surprising that it also saw an exercise-oriented foot controller, 1988s Power Pad.

Known in Japan as the Family Trainer, the Power Pad was a flexible plastic mat developed by Bandai. They initially released it as Family Fun Fitness in the States, but Nintendo quickly bought the rights to the product and re-released it under a new name. It had two functional sides side A had eight buttons, while side B had 12 arranged in three rows of four. The vast majority of the 11 games released for the peripheral used side B for some reason.

The Power Pads first game was Athletic World, which let players compete in five events like hurdles and log rolling. The developers at Human (who programmed nearly every game for the device) soon branched out with games like Dance Aerobics, which asked players to duplicate routines on-screen, and World Class Track Meet that prioritized fast footwork. The majority of Power Pad games never came to the States, with the last one released in 1989.

It seems like every console generation gets a different company to invest in a control scheme that uses the whole body, and for the 16-bit era of the early 1990s, Sega took their turn. The Activator was significantly different than the controllers that had gone before because it did not feature physical switches that players activated with their body weight. Instead, the octagonal device projected eight beams of infrared light upwards, and registered when they were broken either high or low, returning sixteen distinct inputs.

In a perfect world, that is. The Activator technology was not reliable, and playing games with it quickly became frustrating. The technology couldnt process multiple inputs at the same time, which made things like diagonal movement impossible. No games were developed specifically for the device, although Comix Zone, Eternal Champions, and the home port of Mortal Kombat all had special code to support it. At a cost of $80 and requiring a separate power supply, the Activator quickly flopped.

Although not explicitly positioned as an exergame, Konamis 1998 arcade hit Dance Dance Revolution represented a quantum shift forward in body-controlled video games. The basic gameplay of DDR is similar to other foot-controlled games four arrow panels in the cardinal directions correspond to arrows scrolling up the screen, and the more precisely you hit them on the beat, the better your score.

The basic gameplay was identical to 1997s Beatmania, which used large buttons on the arcade cabinet, but transposing the action to the players feet created a very different experience. Producer Yoshihiko Ota led a team of non-dancing developers to make a game that channeled music and motion to an intense, competitive experience. To get good at DDR, you needed to pivot and turn the body as you lifted and lowered your feet, and songs could get incredibly fast and furious. The gaming press didnt know what to make of it, but it quickly became a success for Konami.

Players started reporting weight loss and cardiovascular health improvements in the early 2000s, and fitness buffs liked the way it not only engaged the body but also the mind, requiring players to maintain intense focus on the music and the beat to keep the songs going. Many sequels and imitators followed, with the game developing an engaged fan community.

The dam broke for exergaming in 2008 with the release of Wii Fit. Nintendo had already upended the home gaming paradigm with the Wii, an underpowered yet quirky console that used motion control to change the way players interacted with software. Although it was gimmicky, it captivated a new audience of casual gamers and sold in flabbergasting numbers.

The idea for Wii Fit came from Shigeru Miyamotos original brainstorm for the systems core games, but Nintendo took nearly two years to develop the Balance Board peripheral. Inspired by the way sumo wrestlers weigh themselves with a pair of scales, it incorporated a quartet of pressure sensors that measure impact, balance and more. The included software contained a number of activities yoga monitored the players center of balance as they held poses, while other activities such as step aerobics had them walking on and off the board.

Wii Fit was a tremendous success, selling nearly 23 million copies worldwide. It inspired a pair of sequels as well as a bunch of knock-offs. The balance board itself was the most successful peripheral of its type, with over 100 compatible games released.

After Nintendo found success with motion sensing, other companies knew that they had to get on board or be left behind. Instead of controllers, Microsoft deployed Kinect, a mounted camera that allowed developers to track all sorts of interesting body positioning and facial recognition data. First released for the Xbox 360 in 2010, the platform made the jump to the Xbox One, with Microsoft so committed to it that they shipped every new console with one.

The Kinect supported a variety of fitness software, most notably Nike+ Kinect Training, which worked along the Wii Fit model to run players through a wide variety of exercises. This was one of the more intense and un-fun fitness games released to date, in keeping with the promise to turn ordinary gamers into elite athletes.

A wide variety of other Kinect fitness titles were released for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, targeting a number of different demographics. Jillian Michaels Fitness Adventure leveraged the celebrity trainers brand to appeal to stay-at-home moms, while tougher bros could work out with UFC Personal Trainer.

One of the biggest lessons Nintendo learned from the Wii was how adaptable the systems motion controllers were, and although theyre not the central gimmick of the Switch they still stuck around. Thats how the Switch measures movement and light for the Labo kits, for example, and theyre also behind the upcoming Ring Fit Adventure.

This game introduces the Ring-Con, a flexible black plastic oval that you slot one of your Joy-Cons into. The other Joy-Con gets strapped to your leg, and this unique scheme lets you interact with the game in a number of unique roles running in place to move, squeezing the ring to jump, pushing it in different directions to attack, et al. The game has a wild RPG-style narrative where youre a bold young athlete looking to defeat a muscular dragon named Dragaux, a stark contrast to the more grounded Wii Fit series.

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Unified results

The Concord unified soccer team tied with Hollis Brookline, 9-9. Dale Landon, Connor Qualey, Jack Smith, Katie Levesque, Riley Weeks and Oliver Laidlaw all played well. Garrison Kelly played outstanding defense and Logan Pineo had several great shots on goal.

The Bow High School girls JV soccer team defeated Souhegan, 4-0. Anya Orzechowski and Rachel Pelletier each had a goal and an assist as the Bow JV girls soccer team beat the Sabers. Meredith Ryan (goal), Rachel Towne (goal) and Marissa Green (assist) also contributed to Bows strong offensive efforts. Elena Jay controlled play in the midfield and keeper Cailyn Benson earned the shutout in net.

The Bow JV field hockey team lost to Kennett, 5-1. Trista Day scored the Falcons lone goal while Ashlyn Wright and goalie Bella Pontacoloni played well defensively.

The John Stark JV field hockey team finished its season with a 0-0 tie against Derryfield to wind up with a 1-3-8 record, The best season our program has seen in years, coach Kate Carnaroli said.

The Rundlett Middle School boys A soccer team lost to Windham Middle School, 2-1. Christian Arocena, Jace Scroggins and Tyeler Watt and keeper Theodore Schneible led the Rundlett defense, while Ben Hughes scored for the Blue Dukes.

University of New Hampshire fifth-year senior Shannon Murdock was named the America East Performer of the Week for womens cross country after her championship finish at the New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletics Association championships.

Kayla Sliz, a senior midfielder and co-captain of the UNH field hockey team, has been selected to compete at the 2019 Victory Sports Tours/NFHCA Division I Senior Game. Sliz is one of 38 student-athletes named to play in the Division I Senior Game, which features the top senior players in the nation. The game is scheduled for Nov. 22 at Wake Forest Universitys Kentner Stadium following the completion of the NCAA semifinal games. Sliz has started all 13 games this season with four goals, including a game-winning goal, and two assists for 10 points. She ranks second on the squad in both goals and points, as well as shots (30).

The Saint Pauls girls cross country team beat White Mountain School, Proctor Academy, New Hampton School, Kimball Union Academy and Vermont Academy on Wednesday in Vermont. Caroline Light (22:10), Kate Taylor (22:49) and Margaret MacMillan (22:54) were the top finishers for St. Pauls.

Kaleb Shumway scored a stunning side volley goal to lead the Tilton School boys soccer team to a 1-0 win against Hebron Academy. Finn Baldwin played a fantastic game on defense for Tilton.

All Concord High students in grades 9-12 interested in trying out for a winter sports must attend a mandatory meeting on Tuesday at 3 p.m. Girls basketball will meet in the media center, girls ice hockey in Room 2047 and girls indoor track in the aerobics room. Boys basketball will meet in Room 2013, boys hockey in Room 3090, wrestling in Room 2138 and boys indoor track in the aerobics room. The Nordic ski team will meet in Room 2041, the swimming team will meet in Room 2037, the alpine ski team will meet in E3 and the ski jump team will meet in Room 2039. Online registration is also open until Nov. 7 for CHS winter sports. To register, go to, choose Departments and Athletics and click FamilyID on the right side. The first day of tryouts for wrestling and swimming is Nov. 18; for Alpine skiing, girls basketball, boys hockey, boys and girls indoor track, girls hockey and cheerleading its Dec. 2; and for boys basketball, Nordic skiing and ski jumping its Dec. 9.

Co-ed Field Hockey Skills clinics are being offered at FieldHouse Sports in Bow. Beginners are encouraged. Next session begins Thursday for grades 3-6. Clinics run on Thursday afternoons in five-week sessions and are coached by Rony Jacober, director of Summit Field Hockey and assistant coach at New England College. Cost is $65. Register online at, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive.

16th Annual NHTI Basketball Coaching Clinic will be held at the Goldie Crocker Wellness Center on the NHTI campus in Concord on Sunday. Registration is $60. Coaching staff of three from the same school/program costs $110 after. Clinic topics include (are subject to change) defense to offense transition, developing offense, post play development, developing defensive core, rules interpretation, defending the pick and roll, and quick hitters. Cost of registration includes snacks, lunch, handouts and door prizes. Clinics are designed for coaches at college, high school, middle school and youth levels. Enrollment is limited. Contact Paul Hogan at 230-4041 or e-mail @ with questions.

Soccer Skills and Goalkeeper clinics at FieldHouse Sports Indoor Facility in Bow are now open for registration. The six-week clinics are directed by Jorge Pardo of Caramba Soccer Camps and begin Nov. 4. Clinics are for all abilities, ages 6-60 and meet Monday afternoons. The cost is $60 for ages 6-8 and $70 for ages 9-adult. Register online at, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive.

Tune-up Basketball League in Meredith is open for registrations for boys and girls in grades 6-10. The league is open to players from area towns and space is limited. The nine-game schedule begins on Saturday, runs through Nov. 9 and all contests are played at Inter-Lakes Elementary School. Registration costs $50 and forms are available by contacting John Carrigg at

Youth and adult indoor soccer leagues at FieldHouse Sports Indoor Facility in Bow are accepting registrations for the next 12-week session. Adult leagues starting the week of Oct. 29 are: Women 25-plus, Men 18-plus, Men 30-plus and several levels of coed leagues. Coed, boys and girls leagues for ages 4-18 begin the week of Nov. 1. All divisions based on skill level. Registrations accepted as space allows. Register, call 226-4646 or stop in at 12 Tallwood Drive.

New Hampshire NorEaster Softball Club is looking for a few dedicated athletes to fill its 2020 roster. If interested, contact or at 603-387-2039 to learn of opportunities and tryout information.

NH Junior Monarchs Hockey Program, based in Hooksett, has limited Travel Team openings and is accepting registrations for these Fall/Winter Programs: Learn to Play Hockey, Mite Development (8 and Under) and House League. For more information call 270-1024 or

Andover Lions Christmas Tournament is looking for boys and girls middle school basketball teams for the tourney being played on Dec. 27-28 at Proctor Academy. Entrance fee is $125 per team. Contact Dick OConnell at or call 934-0245.


New Hampshire Legends of Hockey 17th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon will be on Sunday at the Grappone Conference Center, in Concord at 11:30 a.m. This years Hall of Fame inductees include Denis Martin, Freddy Meyer and Deron Quint who are being inducted as players; longtime New England College bench boss Tom Carroll is being inducted as a coach; Rod Ross is being inducted in the media category; and the late Downing Potter DP Brown is being inducted posthumously as a builder. Ben Smith will be the keynote speaker. The hockey history of the Alpine Club, which competed in the Granite State Hockey League in the early to mid 60s will also be recognized. Tickets are available for $40 until Friday. Contact Jim Hayes at 731-4168 with questions.

Merrimack Valley Youth Baseball & Softball annual meeting will be held on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at Penacook Community Center. The organization is looking for volunteer parents for the 2020 season. Contact Dave Armstrong at 799-8070 or at with any questions or for more information.

Concord Little League annual meeting will be on Monday at Buffalo Wild Wings starting at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend. If interested in a position on the board, email Brendon McGahan at to be put on the ballot by Thursday.

Discount lift tickets are being offered by the University of New Hampshire ski program in conjunction with for alpine and Nordic ski areas throughout the state for the 2019-20 season. All tickets are good for any day. All proceeds from sales go to the UNH Ski Team. For more information, contact UNH ski coordinator Cory Schwartz at or 512-2317. The following packages are available. ALPINE: Mount Washington Valley Booklet, for $399 you get two tickets all of the following ski areas Cranmore Mountain Resort, King Pine, Bretton Woods, Abenaki Ski Area; Old Man of the Mountain Booklets, $399, two tickets to all of the following ski areas Cannon Mountain, Loon Mountain Resort, Waterville Valley Resort, McIntyre Area; Lakes Region, $399, two tickets to all of the following ski areas Mount Sunapee Resort, Ragged Mountain Resort, Dartmouth Skiway, Gunstock Mountain Resort, Pats Peak Ski Area, Whaleback; NORDIC Nordic Booklet #1, $175, you get two tickets to each of the following ski areas Bear Notch Ski Touring, Bretton Woods, Great Glen Trails, Jackson XC, Waterville Valley, Mount Washington Valley, Franconia XC, Gunstock Mountain; Nordic Booklet #2, $175, you get two tickets to each of the following ski areas Purity Spring Resort, Granite Gorge XC, Loon Mountain Resort; Nordic Skier Wolfeboro; Pine Hill Ski Club; Windblown XC, Dartmouth XC, Dexters Inn Trails by Norsk, Eastman XC, Ski Hearth Farm.

Gunstock Ski Club is offering a free trial day for athletes interested in joining the club (season or day pass sold separately). Gunstock Ski Club is a non-profit Alpine ski racing program for athletes ages 6-19. Contact program director Josh Bedard at to sign up for a trial day or email for more information. The club trains from late November through the end of March. Training is offered on weekends from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., during Christmas and February vacation weeks (for both New Hampshire and Massachusetts) and on weeknights for athletes U10 and older. Visit for more information about the club or to register.

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October 11, 2019 Fitness, Health

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So I did a little test this week. I asked a few non-gym goers what kind of aerobic activity they did and their answer caught me off-guard.

Most told me they dont have a flair for aerobics and cant keep up with the teachers moves. Or couldnt coordinate their legs and hands.

One told me she liked Zumba, but not aerobics.

I was gobsmacked.

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Yes, the majority thought aerobic meant doing aerobic dance classes the older ones even associated aerobic with Jane Fonda!

When I rephrased my question and asked if they did any cardiovascular endurance or something to increase their stamina level, thankfully, some understood.

Perhaps because fitness has been part of my life as long as I can recall, I assumed everyone knew what aerobic exercise was.

Aerobic dance is a form of aerobic exercise, but aerobic exercise isnt just limited to aerobic dance.

Heres a little lesson on aerobic exercise.

Whether you call it aerobic or cardiovascular or cardiorespiratory endurance, its the same thing: getting your heart pumping and oxygenated blood flowing, with the goal of improving your cardiorespiratory health.

Aerobic means something that occurs in the presence of, and requires or uses, oxygen.

So, when the body is able to supply adequate oxygen to sustain performance for long periods of time, this is called aerobic exercise.

Examples include brisk walking, running, cycling and rowing.

On the contrary, an anaerobic activity is the type where you get out of breath in just a few moments.

Examples include when you lift heavy weights for improving strength, when you sprint or when you climb a steep hill.

Basically, you go all out in short bursts of activity, leaving you breathless.

Depending on preferences, some people tend towards aerobic exercises, instead of anaerobic ones.

You can also do an aerobic activity and turn it into an anaerobic one, and vice versa.

It all depends on the intensity in which you are performing the activity.

Hiking can be both aerobic and anaerobic in nature. Filepic

There are many forms of aerobic activity, and almost any physical activity that is done at a mild to moderate pace can be considered aerobic.

The heart rate increases linearly with exercise effort and this is often used as a measure of the required intensity of exercise.

The harder you work, the faster the heart beats to keep up.

During exercise, blood vessels in the muscles dilate and blood flow is increased in order to increase the available oxygen supply to meet the energy needs of the body.

The additional oxygen that must be taken into the body after vigo-rous exercise to restore all energy systems to their normal states is called oxygen debt.

The more aerobic capacity the body has, the more oxygen is available to the working muscles, which delays the onset of lactic acid at a given work intensity.

Lactic acid is mainly produced in muscle cells and red blood cells. It forms when the body breaks down carbohydrates to use for energy during times of low oxygen levels.

Your bodys oxygen level might drop during intense exercise and when you have an infection or disease.

Symptoms include a burning feeling in your muscles, cramps, nausea, weakness and feeling fatigued.

When you exercise, your body needs to burn some fuel, which is supplied in the form of carbohydrates and fat.

Fat contains nine calories per gramme whereas carbohydrate has only four. So, you get more energy and can go further on a gramme of fat than on a gramme of carbohydrate.

However, you need more oxygen to burn fat because its denser than carbohydrate. Hence, only after roughly 30 minutes of exercise does your body start tapping into your fat store and use it as fuel.

In short, for moderate-level activities, youve got to work out longer to get into the fat-burning zone.

Fret not, the good news is that your body gets more efficient at using oxygen and burning fat when you do regular aerobic exercise.

How much exercise you require depends on what your health and fitness goals are.

The benefits of aerobic exercise depend on three components: how intensely you do it, how often you do it and how long you do it for. TNS

According to the 2018 edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans published by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), aerobic exercise varies by three components:

Intensity how hard a person works to do the activity, such as moderate (the equivalent of brisk walking) or vigorous (the equivalent of running or jogging).

Frequency how often a person does aerobic activity.

Duration how long a person does an activity in any one session.

The US HHS recommends that adults aim to get 150 to 300 minutes of moderate physical activity, or 75 minutes to 150 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity, a week.

As the names would imply, the difference between moderate-intensity exercise and high-intensity exercise is in the intensity of the workout, or the degree to which youre pushing yourself.

In addition, you should do balance and stretching activities to enhance your flexibility, as well as muscle-strengthening workouts, two or more times a week.

Whatever your preferred exercise intensity, its important to choose activities that you enjoy and will stick with in the long run.

Walking, jogging, hiking, dancing and gardening are all great forms of aerobic exercise that you can easily integrate into your day.

After all, aerobic exercise does wonders to improve your health, even if you perform it in shorter segments throughout the day.

From my observation, the ones who like high intensity exercises tend to have a short fuse and a lot of pent-up emotions.

These exercises give them a chance to release their frustrations. After an activity, theyre always much calmer and can think better.

The calmer ones prefer the likes of yoga and taichi.

In reality, the aggressive ones should be incorporating yoga into their routine, and the calmer ones, a bit of high intensity exercises. This would give their characters more balance.

Every session of aerobic exercise should include a warm-up and cool-down.

Remember to always warm up by gradually increasing the pace and intensity of the exercise.

This allows the blood flow to slowly increase the temperature of the muscles, and decreases the likelihood of a muscle or joint injury.

The warm-up should last around seven to 10 minutes.

The cool-down session should last a similar amount of time as the warm-up, with the pace gradually decreasing.

Stretch at the end, when the muscles are warm and toasty.

Every activity carries some risks and you should pay attention to your bodys signals that something is wrong.

If youre physically sick or simply exhausted, take a break from exercise.

When you return to your regimen, scale back on the intensity or difficulty level to minimise sore muscles and stress on joints.

Do consult your doctor before you embark on an exercise programme.

Those who suffer from diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), heart disease, arthritis, asthma or other health conditions may need additional safety guidelines for exercise.

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Sterling Heights resident Susan Marsh-Hatty is not your average aerobics instructor. She goes to each of her classes equipped with a microphone, keyboard and some massage balls in-hand. And she packs quite a punch of energy even when leading a group of seniors.

The 58-year-old hails from Windsor, Ontario and has been teaching her combined music and Zumba courses at local gyms, senior living homes and community centers across metro Detroit for the past four years. Most recently, she taught a class at the Pine Ridge Senior center in Sterling Heights, combining Zumba an aerobic fitness program featuring movements inspired by various styles of Latin American dance with her top-notch musical performances to keep the energy high.

She starts her classes behind the keyboard belting out a few upbeat songs to get her senior class participants tapping their toes and moving their arms. Once everyone is warmed up Marsh-Hatty is bouncing around the room engaging participants to perform simple arm movements while holding the massage balls.

The massage balls are used as a focus point, said Marsh-Hatty. For example, I will have the class move the balls down their legs while they are seated. Some can reach their feet; some can put the ball on the floor but what they may not realize is that they are stretching their legs and back as they focus on the ball. All the movements are non-weight bearing and are geared to help maintain and/or improve their range of movement while helping them gain strength.

Marsh-Hatty is a certified Zumba, Aqua Zumba, Kids Zumba instructor and a certified Silver Sneakers instructor, a health & fitness program designed for adults 65 and older. She also majored in theater and has been singing professionally for 40 years. She has performed all over the world and has worked with some notable stars including Harry Belafonte, Ray Charles and Michael Bolton. After meeting her and watching her class, you can tell she enjoys her work. Not to mention her voice is silky smooth and she always puts on a high-octane show. Her dedication and talent are obvious.

I feel that healing others through music and physical movement is my purpose on earth, said Marsh Hatty.

She currently works with 15 senior centers throughout Oakland and Macomb counties, while also finding time to sing with an 8-piece band named Nemesis, which performs at local festivals, weddings and corporate events.

After her class, one of the class participants remarked, Wow, I got a workout and a show!

For more information about Marsh-Hattys classes or upcoming performances, call 586-291-0556 or email

You can catch one of Marsh-Hatty's classes at various locations throughout southeast Michigan each week. Here are a few:


9 a.m.: Aqua Fitness/ Water Aerobics at the Macomb Township Recreation Center, 20699 Macomb Drive, Macomb

10:30 a.m.: Silver Sneakers Rehab/Chair Fitness at HealthQuest Physical Therapy-North, 23211 21 Mile Road, Macomb Township

7 p.m.: Zumba, ZellaDor Fitness Gym, 45265 Van Dyke, Utica


8:30 a.m.: Silver Sneakers Rehab/Chair Fitness at HealthQuest Physical Therapy-Macomb West, 43591 Romeo Plank Rd., Macomb

10:30 a.m.: Silver Sneakers Rehab at HealthQuest Physical Therapy-North, 23211 21 Mile Rd., Macomb Township

1:30 p.m.: Chair Fitness at Shelby Manor Senior Living, 14184 22 Mile Rd., Shelby Charter Twp. (bi-weekly)


12 p.m.: Chair Fitness/Gentle Shape Up at Lockwood Senior Apartments, 24500 Metro Parkway, Clinton Township


8:30 a.m.: Chair Fitness at HealthQuest Physical Therapy-Macomb West, 43591 Romeo Plank Rd., Macomb

10 a.m.: Strength and Tone/Core at Macomb Township Recreation Center, 20699 Macomb Drive, Macomb

11:30 a.m.: Silver Sneakers Rehab at HealthQuest Physical Therapy-North, 23211 21 Mile Rd., Macomb Township


9 a.m.: Aqua Fitness at Town Village Sterling Heights, 4500 Dobry Drive

10:30 a.m.: Silver Sneakers/Gentle Shape Up at Zella Dor Fitness, 45265 Van Dyke, Utica

12 p.m.: Chair Fitness at Lockwood Senior Apartments, 24500 Metro Parkway, Clinton Township


10 a.m.: Zumba at ZellaDor Fitness Gym, 45265 Van Dyke, Utica

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Othandweni Childrens Centre will host Aerobics Marathon on October 19, Saturday. The main purpose of the aerobics is to promote health and fitness and raise funds for Othandweni Childrens Centre.

People are urged to come in numbers and participate in the aerobics marathon. The aerobics will be led by different instructors and the marathon will feature Hi-impact, Hi-low, boxer and kicks.

Volunteer Instructor Maruping Daniel Seoge said the purpose is to promote a healthy lifestyle and make sure that the community is living a better and healthy lifestyle.

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We plead with the community to stay healthy and exercise every day to prevent chronic disease, high blood, diabetes, depression, and stress.

Seoge added that We want to see our community involvement in defence activities within the society to promote awareness and engage themselves to do more cardio.

Some benefits of doing aerobicsAerobic activity can lower the incidence of high blood pressure and high cholesterol.It can decrease body fat levelsIt can help to reduce muscle pain and sorenessRegular aerobic activity may be effective at lowering your risks of certain types of cancer.Moving your blood around strengthens your immune system.It can also help curb depression and lift your spirits after a hard day at work.

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No era in history has seen so many successful Hispanic entrepreneurs thriving as they do today. The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that 1 in 3 Americans will be Hispanic by the year 2060. As a result, count on even more Hispanic entrepreneurial success in the future.

Take a look at 16 of the most successful Hispanic entrepreneurs in the United States.

Zumba Fitness took the exercise world by storm. Consider the last couple of decades. Beto Perez started the dancing aerobics business back in 2001. He began his career as an aerobics instructor in Columbia. And later came up with Zumba while improvising new exercise techniques for a class he was taking in America. Youll now find Zumba Fitness classes available in around 200,000 locations in over 180 countries around the world. Estimates claim 15 million people currently take Zumba Fitness classes.

Argentinean-born Jorge Prez arrived in the United States in 1968. He just recently graduated from high school at the time. He settled in Miami where he set about building an affordable housing empire. Perez co-founded The Related Group with New York developer Stephen Ross. These days the company focuses on high-end condominiums. Perez has reached billionaire status. As a result, people now call him the condo king of South Florida.

El Salvador-born Carlos Castro founded the Todos Supermarket chain back in 1990. It became the first supermarket chain that directly catered to Latino shoppers in the Washington D.C. area. Castro proves an extra special case. He originally fled El Salvador and entered the US illegally. Officials deported him but he tried again. This time he legally and successfully immigrated and soon moved his whole family to the U.S. And eventually targeted a much-needed business niche.

While Marcelo Claure is perhaps better known as the Chief Executive Officer of Sprint, his entrepreneurial journey actually began with his founding of mobile device distributor BrightStar. It was a massive success and serves over 200 carriers in 50 different countries and currently boasts annual revenues of over $7 billion.

Jimenez spent 24 years in active military service before beginning his own entrepreneurial journey. He served as a combat veteran and then later worked closely with the Department of Defense on a variety of platform transformation challenges. This work inspired him to found MicroTech who specializes in government and private sector IT issues and is now contracted to work on over a hundred Federal projects.

Originally born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Contreras-Sweet launched ProAmerica to be Californias first commercial bank started by a person of Latino origin in more than 35 years. Not satisfied with this huge success, she also launched Contreras-Sweet Enterprises as a marketing and research solutions company. His clients include the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the Walt Disney estate and Coca-Cola.

De Tezanos is the CEO of which is a pay-per-click marketing network for automobile dealers and manufacturers. He is also something of a serial entrepreneur. He founded as a hotel reservation site for Spanish speakers, then he created the online advertising network, and in 2011 he also founded, a pay-per-click insurance advertising company.

De La Torre founded El Clasificado, a directory of classified ads targeted at Latino immigrants back in 1988. She began her own start-up while needing to perform consulting jobs on the side to keep the business going, and she survived by recruiting talented work-study students from a nearby high school to help her run the business. The web presence was initiated in 1996 and it currently receives around 24 million page views every month.

Munoz moved to the United States from Tijuana in 2007 and came to prominence after hacking the sensors of his Nintendo Wii controller to help create the first auto-piloted drone. After uploading a video of his antics online, Munoz was suddenly in demand to use his skills to help others with their projects. Still, an attractive investment opportunity, Munozs company 3D Robotics has raised something close to $159 million in venture capital.

The Colombian born actress is ranked the second Worlds Highest-Paid Actresses of 2019 earning a whopping 44.1 million dollars. The star of the sitcom Modern Family is a co-founder of Latino World Entertainment, a multi-million-dollar media and talent agency.

Vergara has signed onto a flurry of endorsement deals in English and Spanish that continues to provide her with a slew of multimillion dollars checks. Her new denim brand, Sofa Jeans by Sofa Vergara; a fragrance line; and furniture line, Rooms to Go, is among her more lucrative entrepreneurial ventures.

Rea Ann Silva is a makeup artist and inventor of the iconic Beautyblender. Silva started selling Beautyblender, an edgeless sponge used to apply foundation, in 2002. In the summer of 2018, Beautyblenders massive success enabled Silva to launch her own foundation line, Bounce. It comes in 40 shades a far cry from the seven to 20 shades when she originally started.

The Beautyblender sold 9 million the past year and over 50 million since 2009. As a result, he famous product has been used by celebrities like Kim Kardashian West, Heidi Klum, and more. Now, Silvas company says its projected to do $215 million in retail sales this year alone.

Geisha Williams is CEO and President of PG&E leads, one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. PG&E employs more than 20,000 employees delivering some of the nations cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. Williams is the first Latina to ever lead a Fortune 500 company.

Since joining PG&E, Williams has overseen the companys move to bring nearly 33% of its energy from renewable sources. As a result, the power company has also become a leader in renewables integration, grid modernization, and smart-grid technologies, while also achieving the best electric reliability in company history.

Adriana Cisneros serves as CEO of Cisneros. This third-generation family-owned business focuses on media, digital and interactive, and real estate. She also serves as President of Fundacin Cisneros. The non-profit organization dedicates efforts to improving education in the region.

Cisneros also serves in other capacities. For example, she is the co-chair of Endeavor Miami, a director and executive committee member of the Board of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, a trustee of the Paley Center for Media, and a board member of MoMAs Latin American acquisitions committee. She recently joined the boards of Parrot Analytics, The Knight Foundation, and the University of Miami.

Jessica Alba is the founder of The Honest Company and Honest Beauty, businesses that provide more than 101 safe and effective products for baby, personal care, cleaning and more. Shes a globally recognized business leader, entrepreneur, advocate, actress and New York Times bestselling author of The Honest Life, a practical guide for parents to create a safe and healthy life for their families. As a result, Alba was among the top twenty of Fast Companys 100 most creative people in business, and one of Fortunes 10 most powerful women entrepreneurs.

The Honest Company has donated over twelve million products and over 15,000 employee participation hours through its Honest to Goodness program.

Pete Maldonado co-founded Naples, Florida-based dry meat snacks maker Chomps. And he now serves as CEO. Launched in 2012, Chomps makes a diverse line of all-natural meat snack products. For example, the company makespaleo-friendly, gluten-free, Whole30-approved and non-GMO beef jerky sticks.

Chomps was recently ranked No. 62 on the Inc. 5000: The Most Successful Companies in America. This is the second appearance in a row on the Inc. 5000 for CHOMPS. The brand made a debut at No. 124 in 2018. The ascent to No. 62 is the result of more than 4,400% growth in revenue over the last three years. As a result, the company earnings in 2018 reached 21 million dollars


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