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What Did We Learn This Month? @FitnessMagazine with Isla Fisher on the May Cover! #fitbloggin 4

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness: May 2013

Isla Fisher photographed by Gavin Bond

Isla Fisher photographed by Gavin Bond

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

Isla Fisher

The hilarious and adorable Isla Fisher is the mother of two young girls and very concerned about their self-image and the hype machine of Hollywood. As such, she works to promote good health (rather than thinness) to her daughters and refuses to let them see her step on a scale.

Isla enjoys hiking around the mountains of Southern California plus her five-days per week yoga sessions to keep herself sane and was nice enough to share her favorite yoga poses from her instructor Kirschen Hagenlocher.

(How cute is she in outfit by the way?!)

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“Get a Hot Yoga Body”

Hilaria Baldwin (who is married to actor and noted hot head Alec Baldwin) is a top level yoga instructor and she offers this 20-minute routine to get your “om” on.

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“Spin Tricks”

Fitness loves Soul Cycle (I have taken classes with the editors at the NYC studio don’t ya know) and this workout comes via master instructor Rique Urseti.

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“Tri-Umphant”

Are you looking to do your first triathlon this year? Well try this handy guide which promises to get you ready in 10 weeks. (Go for it!)

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“Bikini Boot Camp”

Cari Shoemate, cocreator of Bombshell Bootcamp in Houston, offers this workout to get you in the mood for heading to the beach soon.

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Bring Sexy Back” Try out some of these beauty tricks to get your backside ready for showing off!
  • “Secrets of the Stars” Curious as to what the biggest stars do to keep healthy and sane? Well look no further than this article. (Check out Cameron Diaz’ fab abs on page 92!)
  • “Off-Target Diagnosis?” Oof—as if I am not paranoid enough Fitness talked with doctors who say that there are several condition that are misdiagnosed in active women including UTI’s and Bronchitis. Be careful ladies!
  • “Eat at Your Own Risk” Food allergies are a BIG word this days in the healthy eating world. Learn the facts (and the hype) here.

Overall Grade:

A- Good workouts and good information in the May issue abound!

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What Did We Learn This Month? @FitnessMagazine with @JillianMichaels on the Cover!!! 11

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness: April 2013

Jillian Michaels photographed by Justin Stephens

Jillian Michaels photographed by Justin Stephens

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

Jillian Michaels

Oh boy—my love for Jillian grows by leaps and bounds with every interview. In this one for Fitness she admits that while she loves her kids to death—they also drive her crazy sometimes.  She also admits she now checks her e-mails while on the StiarMaster instead of giving 100% to all of her workouts (a big “no-no” before for the strict trainer.)

Jillian also gives us a look at her exclusive “Bodyshred” workout that is taught at Crunch gyms all over the U.S.

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“Spring Shoe Guide”

Ooh, do we see some cute sneakers in this issue? YES!

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“Tech Support”

Fitness shows us the best new gadgets to upgrade your workouts.

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“Walk Off the Weight”

Check out this 45-minute walk created by Danny Dreyer of Chi Walking that will help you get in a good sweat without aggravating your joints.

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“Hit the Spot”

Fabulous workout from Lauren Boggi (founder of The Lithe Method) that utilizes a Spri Sponge Ball (but you can switch it out with a “slightly deflated soccer ball.”

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Seven Ways to Save on Healthcare” Most of us spend an astounding $3157 a year on out of pocket healthcare costs. (Whoa!) Here are some tips to save some cash while remaining healthy.
  • “Have No Fear” I am big on trying to conquer your fears (not always successful at it) and this article in helping in identifying ways you can learn to deal with the things that scare you most.
  • “Eye Openers” I don’t know if my eyes look so heavy lately due to this crappy weather but I am trying some of the beauty products mentioned here to open up my peepers a bit more.
  • “Don’t Sweat It” Speaking of beauty tips—this section talks about common glam mishaps that can happen when you work out and how to avoid them.

Overall Grade:

A The April issue is a fun and informative read to get us all (finally) ready for Spring!

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What Did We Learn This Month? @FitnessMagazine March Issue with Lucy Liu! 13

What Did We Learn This Month?

Fitness: March 2013

Lucy Liu photographed by Brian Bowen Smith.

Lucy Liu photographed by Brian Bowen Smith.

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

Lucy Liu
How much do I love Lucy Liu? THIS MUCH!! The star of some of my favorite movies ever (Charlie’s Angels & Kill Bill) talks about how she keeps in amazing shape for her 16-hour shoots on Elementary. Turns out she is a big fan of both Pilates and running on her treadmill.

Check out Lucy’s at-home routine here:

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“Burn & Firm”
Are you looking for some CrossFit, people?! Well check out this routine from head trainer Megan May. Me likey!

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“Rev Up Your Reps”
Fitness asked one of my all-time heroes Jackie Mother F***in’ Warner to offer her advice on how to amp up your cardio to make amp up the calorie burn.

Also features some cute t-shirts on the bottom which give me the “I Wants.” (My birthday is March 29th for anyone BFC fans who want to get me a little something…)

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“Wanna Lift”
Something must be happening to me because I am really starting like high heel sneakers. (March 29th folks!)

I like the Nike Dunk Sky High Kicks (second from left.)

I like the Nike Dunk Sky High Kicks (second from left.)

“Ready, Set, Run!”
I love this feature though I am not a runner at all. If you are looking to train for a 5k, 10k or half-marathon—this is the best guide I have seen yet this year.

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“Buddy Up”
Another great workout (are you paying attention Health magazine link here) which features partner-based exercises and brought to us by Astrid McGuire of Barry’s Bootcamp.

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:
“Running Saved My Marriage” I loved this personal story about Danielle Murphy of Windermere, Florida who lost over 90 pounds by setting up running goals with her husband.
“Grin and Bare It” Fun beauty story about how to get rid of unwanted body hair.
“Break the Headache Curse” If you have headache issues (as I do from time to time) then check out this feature.
“Souper Stars” Juno DeMelo tried out a whole slew of canned soups to find the healthiest options available on the market.

Overall Grade:
A- My favorite “March” fitness & health magazine I have read so far. Good work Fitness!!

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Registration open for @FitnessMagazine @MoreMag Half-Marathon (Central Park April 14) 0

Hello Half-Marathoners!

The More Magazine/Fitness Magazine 1/2 Marathon Registration Opens Now!

More/Fitness Women's Half Marathon

More/Fitness Women’s Half Marathon

Full deatils are listed here. Good luck all of you wacky runners!

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR MORE MAGAZINE/FITNESS MAGAZINE WOMEN’S HALF-MARATHON Over 10,000 Women Expected for 10th Anniversary Race in Central Park on April 14th

NEW YORK, N.Y., (January 24, 2012) – More and FITNESS magazines announced today that registration is open for the 2013 More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half-Marathon, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the event.

The 13.1-mile race is open to women runners and walkers of all ages. Registration is accepted online at http://www.nyrr.org/races-and-events/more-magazine-fitness-magazine-womens-half-marathon-2013.To enhance the race-day experience for all, the size of the event will be capped, so participants are encouraged to register early.

“This race started ten years ago with just over 2,000 runners and is now the largest women’s-only half-marathon in the country,” says More Editor-in-Chief, Lesley Jane Seymour.  “This race has become the destination for women from all over the country—first time runners, elite athletes, women who have overcome an illness—to come together to challenge themselves to reach new goals—and cross that finish line!”

More and FITNESS are co-hosting the event with the New York Road Runners and are expecting more than 15,000 runners and spectators in New York’s Central Park on April 14, 2013. Athleta and Skechers are the presenting sponsors, Duane Reade, Oakley and Tonalin are the official product sponsors, Hole in the Wall Gang is the charitable partner, CARE is the Expo sponsor and The Better Show is the official media partner.

“Every year, women from all over the U.S. and the world flock to this race for a fun, empowering run,” says Fitness Editor-in Chief, Betty Wong. “I look forward to sharing the course with these fit and fierce females and having a blast celebrating our tenth anniversary!”

The event weekend will kick off on April 12th and April 13th with a two-day Health & Wellness Expo at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street between 6th and 7th),  where women can participate in various health-oriented activities, pick up their runners’ bags and bibs and meet magazine editors and running experts. The Expo is free to the public and will feature health screenings, fitness seminars, food and product sampling, shopping, sweepstakes and more. On race day, supporters and spectators are welcome to visit the Sponsor Pavilion to enjoy live music, complimentary samples and sweepstakes.

“The incredible partnership with More magazine and FITNESS magazine is one that we are very thankful for and continually inspired by,” says Mary Wittenberg, President and CEO of New York Road Runners. “Together we have been able to motivate hundreds of thousands of women to run, move and make a meaningful commitment to their health and well-being. We are thrilled to celebrate the tenth running of this extraordinary event and look forward to seeing the excitement of these women as they cross both the start and finish lines in April.”

More and FITNESS also invite all half-marathon participants to raise money for Hole in the Wall Gang, a non-profit, residential summer camp and year-round center serving children and their families coping with cancer and other serious illnesses and conditions. Women will be given the option to make a donation when registering for the event. Registrants can also opt to run on behalf of Team Hole in The Wall to raise money directly for the charity.

Registrants can also donate to CARE, a leading humanitarian organization that empowers women around the world to help end global poverty.

For more race details, free training guides and registration information, please visit: http://www.morefitnesshalf.com/

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What Did We Learn This Month? @FitnessMagazine Feb Issue with Top Workout DVDs #fitblog #FitFluential 6

What Did We Learn This Month?

 

 Fitness: February 2013

Model Annalaina Marks photographed by Terry Doyle

Model Annalaina Marks photographed by Terry Doyle

 

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

“Power Play”

Ooh, I loved these moves that (in my mind) imitate swooshing down the slopes of Chamonix! (A big dream of mine though I admittedly do not know how to ski.) This comes from trainer Stephanie Levinson who created the “Aspen Ascent” class at the Sports Club/LA in New York.

Now I want to hang out in a lodge and sip whiskey, dammit!

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“10 Hottest Workout DVDs”

Fitness compiled a list of their favorite workout DVDs and I have to say that now I need to add a bunch to my collection. Here is the list:

  1. Denise Austin: Shrink Belly Fat
  2.  Pure Barre: Pre Barre Mile High 2
  3. Ellen Barrett: Live Grace & Gusto
  4. Kristin McGee: S3 Strong, Sexy, Svelte
  5. Spark People: Total Body Conditioning
  6. Amy Bento Ross: Kettlebell Power
  7. Jeanette Jenkins: Cardio Kickboxing
  8. Dance Off the Inches: Latin Dance Party
  9. Amy Dixon: Breathless Body Volume 2: The Edge
  10. Jillian Michaels: Body Revolution

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“Dressed to Chill”

Tonight in Brooklyn (as I am drunkenly typing this post) it is fah-reezing and I cannot imagine wearing anything but flannel pajamas in the near future. BUT, this page has some super-cute “get warm” items that give me the “I Wants.”

(Roxy Coral Socks on top--damn cute!)

(Roxy Coral Socks on top–damn cute!)

“Reboot Your Running”

Believe it or not, winter is the perfect time to get your running game reworked and sorted out. Follow this plan by Brad Hudson, co-author of Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon.

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“The Eye-Opening Truth About: Protein”

I am a big believer in a high protein food plan (I do NOT call it a diet) but read this feature first before considering making any changes in your own menu.

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“Sculpt Sexy Arms”

Brynn Jinnett of the Refine Method studio in New York City developed these moves that will make your arms look even more beautiful than they already are!

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Keep on Ticking” Heart disease is responsible for the deaths of 1 in 3 women in the U.S. so please read this article and take better care of your ticker. Please.
  • “ReVealeD: Secrets to Perfect Skin” I love me my beauty stories and my skin is a new obsession because I am getting creaky and old. Liked this article very much!
  • “In the Bag” If you are in the market for a new gym bag—check out page 61 of this issue.
  • “The Perfect Match” Laura Dave writes about discovering her love of Pilates after trying out so many other workouts. Keep at it until you find yours!

Overall Grade:

A- Loved the workout pages and will bust my Amazon.com budget on workout DVDs now.

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