Sunday, 26 February 2012

Fitness Experts

Barefoot workouts gain ground

NEW YORK (Reuters) - With barefoot running all the rage, the unshod workout is gaining ground across the exercise spectrum. Fitness experts from aerobics instructors to modern dancers are extolling the virtues of feeling the ground beneath their feet. Connecticut-based fitness instructor Ellen Barrett teaches a mixture of Pilates, yoga and dance and conducts all her low-impact classes barefoot. "I've been teaching barefoot forever. Shoes give you a false sense of a platform. You don't connect to ground," explained Barrett, creator of the DVDs "Grace and Gusto" and "Power Fusion. ... read more..

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