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Feel the Burn With These 6 Low-Impact Workouts

June 22, 2016 4:00 pm

Whether you’re recovering from an injury or simply looking to begin a workout routine from scratch, low-impact workouts are often just as beneficial as more explosive styles. Here are a few low-impact workouts that will take it a bit easier on your body while still showing major results.

  1. Kettlebell swings. Any exercise that burns up to 600 calories in just 30 minutes should be on your list, and that’s just what you’ll get with kettlebell swings.
  2. Swimming. If your gym has an indoor or outdoor pool, try swimming some simple laps to get in a great cardiovascular exercise that burns fat without putting much impact on your body.
  3. Barre classes. This trendy, ballet-inspired workout actually lives up to the hype. Barre’s sequences of pliés, squats, and repetitive arm movements are proven to burn major calories, and they also go easy on your joints.
  4. Cycling. If you love running but simply can’t handle the strain that it puts on your knees and ankles, try cycling instead. The average hour-long class burns between 600 and 750 calories.
  5. Power yoga. While all types of yoga are beneficial to your health, more traditional styles don’t particularly burn a lot of calories. If you’re looking to lose weight, try a power yoga class instead.
  6. Fast-paced walking. Speed up your usual walk to torch calories without going too hard on your joints.

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Happy Father’s Day!

June 19, 2016 3:00 pm

Today is a chance for us to recognize some very important people in our lives. May this day bring you many reasons to smile!

Happy Father’s Day!

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Zachary’s Chicago Pizza: Deep Dish Pizza

June 15, 2016 4:01 pm

Zachary’s Chicago Pizza is a regionally and nationally acclaimed pizzeria that serves the San Francisco Bay Area, including a location in Berkeley. Zachary’s has won over 150 Best Pizza Awards and is best known for its Chicago-style stuffed crust pizza.

For those not in the know, this entails cheese and toppings stuffed between two layers of hand-made dough covered with Zachary’s own tomato sauce and then baked to crisp, flaky perfection on the outside and gooey, melted goodness on the inside. These pizzas take a while to bake because they’re so dense, but they’re well worth the wait. However if you prefer a lighter, more traditional style of pizza, Zachary’s has a thin crusted option as well!

Visit the Zachary's Chicago Pizza website to learn more about this pizzeria.

Zachary's Chicago Pizza
1853 Solano Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94707
(510) 525-5950

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