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common cold postpone workout Rachel Withers fitpreneur BalletBeFit

Should the Common Cold Postpone Your Workouts?

We all know that feeling of dread when a common cold starts to show its symptoms. Runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, coughing, and headaches can make the simplest everyday tasks seem impossible. Luckily for some, regular exercise does strengthen the immune system, making active people slightly less susceptible to the common cold. Unfortunately, that doesn’t…

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How Ballet Can Enhance Overall Athletic Performance

Contrary to popular belief, ballet isn’t just a delicate hobby reserved for women and girls. Regardless of shape, size or athletic ability, anyone can benefit from the physical and mental demands of a ballet class. Even for serious athletes who typically focus on weight training and building endurance, ballet could be an intrinsic part of…

Aging Adults prioritise physical activity by Rachel Withers fitpreneur BalletBeFit

Why Aging Adults Should Prioritise Physical Activity

In the UK, 10 million people are now aged 65 or older. That’s 16% of the population! Furthermore, we’ve seen a significant population growth among those 85 years and older. Advancements in medicine and education have played a huge role. This is great news because our loved ones can be with us longer to see…

Exercise Needs for Pregnant Women by Rachel Withers fitpreneur BalletBeFit

Exercise Needs for Pregnant Women

Childbirth is a beautiful part of life, but pregnancy does change a woman’s body. Many women who are pregnant (or plan to be) worry about the inevitable weight gain. Exercise During Pregnancy When you’re pregnant, you don’t have to abandon your usual fitness regimen. In fact, regular exercise during pregnancy has benefits for both mom…

The Importance of Warming Up and Cooling Down by Rachel Withers fitpreneur BalletBeFit

The Importance of Warming Up and Cooling Down

It’s an indisputable fact that exercise is good for your body, but making sure you take proper precautions and take care of your body before and after a workout is vital to your overall health. To avoid the risk of injury, taking time to warm up and cool down helps the body adjust to the…

A Beginner's Guide to Fitness Dance Class by Rachel Withers BalletBeFit fitpreneur

A Beginner’s Guide to Fitness Dance Class

If you’re looking for a fun workout that makes you feel like a diva on the dance floor, a fitness dance class is for you. In a fitness dance class, you dance to great music and burn calories without realizing you’re working out. Although dance classes are some of the most fun cardio fitness classes…

6 Songs to Pump Up your next Workout by Rachel Withers fitpreneur BalletBeFit

6 Songs to Pump Up Your Next Workout

Exercising in silence can be a great way to reflect on your day, but sometimes you need some background noise that motivates you to take your workout to the next level. Your individual music style will dictate what songs occupy your playlist, but here are some of the more popular options for your consideration. Eminem…

How Dancers Can Improve their Balance Rachel Withers BalletBeFit Fitpreneur

How Dancers Can Improve Their Balance

Good balance can mean the difference between a wobbly performance and a fantastic one. Even if you’re just dancing for fun or fitness, maintaining good balance throughout your routines can prevent injury and lead to better results. You should work to improve your balance throughout the day, not just when you’re on the dance floor.…

How Dance Combats Dementia by Rachel Withers

How Dance Combats Dementia

For some, dancing is a fun, effective means of physical fitness. For others, it is much more. Recent studies show that frequent dancing may improve cognitive function, offering protection from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia and Dance As we age, our brain loses mental connections when brain cells deteriorate. Those with Alzheimer’s and other forms…