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Mind-body fitness alternatives and demystified

Mind-body fitness alternatives and demystified

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Hey fitness fanatics: Do you watch TV while running on the treadmill? Do you make small talk while lifting weights? Do you blast house music and hip-hop while spinning? The fitness community in the typical American gym is fun, diverse, and active, but the whole "mind-body" exercise phenomenon that is creeping onto the scene is bewildering to some. What's the difference between a yoga class and an aerobics class? How will Pilates give me a better strength-training workout than weightlifting? What on earth is Tai Chi all about? Perhaps you've let your mind drift off to somewhere else while working out and oops, there goes a ligament. Maybe, more than a few times, you've told yourself to "feel the burn" or "tough it out." Perchance there is an ideal "you" floating around in your head t...