Yoga is often depicted as a slow, soothing workout – a stress reliever. But when it comes to achieving weight-loss and toned muscles, the yoga movement has proven itself as a viable exercise regimen. One way to guarantee an intense sweat session: Hot yoga.
Over the years, I’ve developed over 300 workout-specific playlists. I strive to develop song lists that motivate participants to approach me after class and say, “I love your music! It made the class fly by.” This brings me infinite joy.
Finding time for fitness is tough, especially while juggling parenthood and a career. Some put health on the backburner while others do the impossible: Get out of bed early.
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If New Year’s resolution guilt has fully set in, but the treadmill has become your own personal torture device, an avant-garde fitness regime might be your ticket to a fresh start. While you’re at it, skip the predictable gym, pass on the pomp of $100 yoga pants and kiss your free weights goodbye.
A band doesn’t acquire a cult following overnight. Longtime beloveds of the jam scene, Umphrey’s McGee have played nearly 2,000 shows in its 18-year existence. The diligent band has toured the world, played the first-ever Bonnaroo Music Festival, and even hosts its own Summer Camp Music Festival for more than 20,000 fans each year.
The Sword guitarist Kyle Shutt vividly remembers the first time the Austin-based doom group played here in Grand Rapids. The heavy-as-hell band had just released its 2006 debut LP, Age of Winters, and was playing for a packed house at the legendary Jukes Bar when a fan in the front split his hand open on the stage, spewing blood everywhere. “It was a hallmark of live shows,” Shutt told Revue. “It was like, ‘Wow, how are we going to top that one?’”
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