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What Did We Learn This Month? @goodhealth Health mag with Sophia Bush on the Cover! 17

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Health

September 2015

Sophia Bush photographed by Matt Jones

Sophia Bush photographed by Matt Jones

Health Cover Star for September:

Chicago P.D. star Sophia Bush is on the cover and though I haven’t caught that show yet I remember her from One Tree Hill from over ten years ago.  AND I can mention actually getting to meet her then because of my job with YM magazine (a now much-missed teen publication) at the time.

Anyway, Sophia is 33 now and credits her 10-minute morning meditation to keeping her sane and even recommends an app called “Headspace” to help with this which I downloaded right away. (It’s neat!)

She lost her ex-boyfriend Google executive Dan Fredinburg when he trekked to Mount Everest and there was an earthquake during his climb. This experience has been completely devastating for Sophia and made her realize how precious life is.

Sophia relies on the aforementioned meditation and her morning 2-mile runs to keep centered.

Apropos of nothing else I really love the Alexander Wang dress she is wearing on the cover…

So what else is inside the September Health?

“Yoga for Killer Arms”

Yoga and Pilates instructor Kristin McGee demonstrates how to perform a proper chaturanga to strengthen your upper body. (It took me months to figure out how to do these at first.)

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“Your Better Leg (and Butt!) Plan”

Gwyneth’s favorite fitness guru, Tracy Anderson, is a regular in the pages of Health and she is famous for complicated leg lifts with multiple (and I mean multiple) reps that will leave you begging for mercy. This page will give you just that.

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“Coconut Oil Hacks”

I am one of those annoying coconut oil evangelists who will regale you with how many purposes it serves in my life but check out this page and read it for yourself. You will thank me later. (You’re welcome!)

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“Love All”

I am not a very good tennis player but LOVE the outfits and some of the items featured here can be worn to any workout. Win/win, people!

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Health:

  • “Your Memory: A User’s Manual” It is my goal to improve my ability to memorize and remember things. (Like knowing exactly when my mother is planning to visit which I screwed up by 24 hours this morning. True story!) I found that these pages give great tips on how to do just that. (Yes, I will work to apply them.)
  • “60 Beauty Breakthroughs” I love me some beauty stories and here we have new products for skin care, body lotions, make-up, nail colors and hair care. Love!
  • “5 Reasons You’re Always Hungry” I used to have a ravenous appetite after starting a new diet and would want to just eat non-stop. Anyhoo—if you have that issue they have advice here on how to stop the munchies from taking over your life.
  • “9 Probiotic Foods You Have to Try” Included here are Kvass, sauerkraut, kefir and my sister’s favorite thing in the world—kombucha!

Follow Heath online at: www.Health.com

Overall Grade:

B+ There are some smart features in this issue which I appreciate but I was hoping for at least one complete workout to take away.

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What Did We Learn This Month? Health Magazine with the Lovely Anna Faris @goodhealth 29

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Health

April 2015

Anna Faris photographed by Matthias Vriens-McGrath

Anna Faris photographed by Matthias Vriens-McGrath

 

Health Cover Star for April:

Anna Faris is the April cover star and I just adore how sweet and down-to-earth she comes across in interviews. Anna is the star of one of my favorite comedies—The House Bunny and the actress knows how to put a unique, quirky spin to her performances. She is currently starring in CBS TV’s Mom and is happy in her home life with (now buff) Chris Pratt and their young boy Jack.

Anna’s breakfast of choice is antelope sausage (her husband likes to hunt their own food) and she has a hard time with activities like yoga which require stillness and quiet (me too!)  The couple hopes to move their family out of creepy paparazzi-ville Los Angeles one of these days and enjoy nature a bit more. (She is from Edmonds, Washington.)

So what else is inside the April Health?

“The Three Best Moves for Tight, Trim Abs”

Health asked trainer Joel Harper for his favorite abs workout to get your core strong and here they are! (I like the leg circles for sure!)

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“4 Ultimate Booty Boosters”

Tracy Anderson (Goop’s favorite trainer) has a few moves that are a little tricky to figure out based on the description but I guarantee you WILL feel them the next day. Tracy recommends you do this particular series of leg moves six times per week along with 30-60 minutes of cardio to see full results so not a quick workout for sure. (I say if you can get something like this in twice a week you will still see a benefit.)

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“Get a Balanced Body”

Big time trainer to the stars Gunner Peterson created this workout that will challenge your core by engaging multiple muscle groups in a proprioceptively challenging space.

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Health:

  • “Your Nose: A User’s Manual” My sinuses drive me crazy almost every single day. Like I blow my nose constantly and I still feel like I can’t breathe very well. Good advice here includes to NOT about the neti pot which I have certainly done in the past.
  • “Upgrade Your Sport Shoe” I am so ready to toss out all of my sneakers that have been ruined by this lousy winter weather. These pages gave me fun ideas to trade in for right now!
  • “Sugar Confusion, Cleared” As someone who tries to keep the ‘bad” sugars out her diet (and fails with the occasional Starburst) this article was a good read. .

Follow Heath online at: www.Health.com

Overall Grade:

A- A good read and some useful workouts here. I say pick this one up!

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What Did We Learn This Month? Health Magazine with Alison Sweeney @goodhealth @AliSweeney 20

 

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Health

March 2015

Alison Sweeney photographed by Alexei Hay

Alison Sweeney photographed by Alexei Hay

 

Health Cover Star for March:

Alison Sweeney is on the cover and she talks about body image, life without Days of Our Lives, The Biggest Loser and the insecurity she feels from the contestants, her favorite workouts and how she is trying be a strong example for her daughter.

So what else is inside the March Health?

“Yoga at Your Desk”

Health magazine’s Kristin McGee shows off a few yoga moves you can do at your desk to try and keep your alignment in check. It’s tough with all of the sitting most us do but the “Cow Face Arms” will be one of my new daily moves.

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“30 Days to a Toned Stomach”

Tracy Anderson (who teaches at a SoHo studio that is so exclusive they will NOT sell single-class passes) has created these four alternatives to the basic plank move to get your core toned.

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“Walk This Way”

I loved the cues here on how to get proper workout with your power walk. I tend to hold my arms too close and should swing them a bit more using my core to stabilize.

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“Just Right Jackets”

Is it Spring yet? Because I am so damn tired of wearing my parka every single day and looking at these bright jackets is giving me an intense sense of longing.

Jackets 001 (1)
And now the rest of the best of this issue of Health:

  • “Your Fat: A User’s Manual” Perhaps one of THE most misunderstood parts of the human body is fat. Hallie Levine dissects what there is to love and loathe it.
  • “7 Surprising Secrets to Eating Out Healthy” Good tips here on how to eat out and stay on a healthy path.
  • “That Pill Can Do What?” New uses for over-the-counter meds that will help what ails you from headaches to muscle soreness to dandruff.

Follow Heath online at: www.Health.com

Overall Grade:

B A good issue but the cover interview sounded really familiar.

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What Did We Learn This Month? @WomensHealthMag with OMG Britney!!! 1

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health

January/February 2015

Britney Spears photographed by Jeff Lipsky

Britney Spears photographed by Jeff Lipsky

Women’s Health Cover Star for January/February 2015: 

Stop the presses! It’s Britney Spears on the cover and looking as lovely as ever. The superstar is in the middle of a big Las Vegas contract with Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino (remember when Planet Hollywood was a thing?) and very busy taking care her growing boys Preston (9) and Jayden (8.)

To keep her truly amazing bod in shape Britney doesn’t feel the need to rely on pricey trainers or fad diets—she is rather self-motivated. At home Brit Brit has a full gym has a full gym at her disposal and she is quite disciplined in making herself do cardio & weights most days of the week.

On her “gym” days she is a big fan of Totally Drenched classes which is a combination of treadmill workout and circuit training and seems exhausting to me! Britney also swims laps and does power yoga when she can so let’s say she is NOT a slacker and move on.

 

So what else is in this issue of Women’s Health

15-Minute Workout “Plank On It”

Looking to amp up your plank routine? Well I love this one from David Kirsch which certainly challenged me!

(I really did this workout and liked it!)

(I really did this workout and liked it!)

Your Body on a Bender

Do any of you watch Real Housewives of Beverly Hills because Brandi needs to read this article, STAT!

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“The Next Fitness Star”

Women’s Health magazine picked their second “Next Fitness Star” and it is former Real World alum Emily Scromm. She looks adorable and appropriately badass here. I am giving away her first workout DVD soon so check back here to find out how to win!

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“Get Fit Tricks”

Simple tweaks to basic moves can bring amazing results–so do them!

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Women’s Health:

  • “The Health Food That Isn’t?” We are all told to each more fish if we want to live longer but did you know that “fish fraud” is a thing? I really appreciated this feature!
  • “2015 It’s Gonna Rock” My 2014 was a big bucket of “meh” so I am taking these life hack lessons here by reporter Faye Penn to heart so I can see my mood improve.

Overall Grade:

A  Really good workouts and smart features make this my favorite magazine this month!

You can check out Women’s Health online as well: www.WomensHealthMag.com

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What Did We Learn This Month? @Goodhealth Health Magazine with Hilary Duff! 0

 

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Health

December 2014

Hilary Duff photographed by Cliff Watts

Hilary Duff photographed by Cliff Watts

Health Cover Star for December:

So have I ever told you guys about my Hilary Duff story? Ten years ago I was working for a teen magazine that is sadly no longer with us (RIP YM!) and once we had the teen queen on our cover.

Hillary was promoting her first album and had a big time CD signing at Virgin Records store in Times Square to celebrate. (Oy, that sentence seems so antiquated now!) Anyhoo– my colleague and I took a stack of magazines over with her smiling face on the cover to see if we could possibly get them autographed for the staff at YM.

I suppose we should have known better than to think we could just show up and say “Hi, we work at a magazine. Can we meet Hillary?” In fact—her security team kept us quite a bit away from the Duffster as she was being greeted by thousands of screaming fans (more than a few crying at the very sight of their teen idol.)

When we were finally able to get a close up look at the star we were told the line was closed and that Hilary had to leave right away. Let’s just say a few young fans were rather heartbroken and the energy changed from super exciting to rather stale and depressing in no time.

The one cool thing that happened though was that a NYC cop yelled out he was a big fan and Hilary leapt over to pose for a few photos with him for the fans who could not get an autograph which I thought was rather sweet.

I will also say my friend and I were worried about the teen star as that up close you could see how tired she was and terribly thin as well. Like scary skinny.

So it makes me so happy to see her now as a fully functioning adult (a mom nonetheless!) looking so happy and healthy inside the magazine.

Anyhoo—Hilary has a new show coming out in January called Younger and it is being produced by Darren Star who only created Sex & the City, people!

So yay Hilary!

Now, what else is inside the December Health?

“Sweat When You’re Sick”

If there is one question I get this time of year as an instructor it’s “hey—can I workout with a cold?” Well I will tell them all to check out the new Health magazine and find out for themselves. You can see it here, however!

Sweat When you Are Sick 001

Health Holiday Gift Guide

Of all of their holiday picks for this season I like this page the most. (And I need to get that trigger point foam roller!)

Holiday Gift Guide 001

“I Want Killer Legs”

Yoga diva Kristin McGee shows us why she has some seriously nice gams.

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15 Minutes to a Better Body

Tracy Anderson, official FOG (Friend of Gwyneth), demonstrates some neat core moves you can do just about anywhere when you only have 15 minutes to fit in a workout.

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Health:

  • “Your Breathing: A User’s Manual” I have about every single nasal issue you can imagine so I appreciated this article which talks about all sorts of breathing issues.
  • “Thinner by Dinner!” I am a little obsessed with body shapers and some of the brands featured here look good and are affordable. (Win/win)
  • “Too Many Scans?” Know what to ask your doctor the next time you are scheduled for a CT scan.

Follow Heath online at: www.Health.com

Overall Grade:

B + I liked the gift guide very much and the health features but the workouts were lacking for me. See you next month Health!

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What Did We Learn this Month? Health magazine with Jillian Michaels @goodhealth 3

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Health

November 2014

Jillian Michaels photographed by James white

Jillian Michaels photographed by James white

Health Cover Star for November:

Jillian Michaels is on the cover and inside the magazine she talks about her various controversies with the show The Biggest Loser, her busy life with partner Heidi Rhoades and two kids, her favorite guru (Suze Orman) as well as her struggle to deal with her sexuality.

Her favorite piece of advice comes from Orman who said when you are dealing with confrontation “fight fire with water” which I really kind of like.

Jillian offers her own quick “Total-Body Shred” workout you can on your own over the holidays—see!

 Jillian Michaels Body Shred 001

So what else is inside the November Health?

“You Can Muster a Tough Pose”

The one yoga pose I have yet to figure out is the “Crow” so I love this illustrated “how-to” from Kristin McGee.

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“10 Smart Sweet Swaps”

If you are looking to cut back on sugar & carbs this guide from Cooking Light magazine (who gave them to the good folks at Health) featured here is real helpful.

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Health:

  • “Your Reproductive System: A User’s Manual” The editors of Health talk about your lady parts in a clear and concise way which I totally appreciate.
  • “Activewear to Wear Everywhere” Really cute fashion pages on what you can wear from the gym throughout the day.
  • “Your Gut Can Make You Slim” There are “good gut” foods and those you should avoid if inflammation is a concern. Check out this feature if you have tummy troubles.
  • “Fend Off Any Flu” This reminds me—I need to get my flu shot!
  • “Six Medical Breakthroughs That Matter” The latest technological advances that can help improve your health. .

Follow Heath online at: www.Health.com

Overall Grade:

B This issue was very slim and did not feature enough workouts for me. Maybe next month?

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What Did Learn This Month? Women’s Health magazine with Kate Hudson! 1

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health

October 2014

Kate Hudson photographed by Rankin

Kate Hudson photographed by Rankin

Women’s Health Cover Star for October 2014: 

The lovely Kate Hudson is on the cover wearing some of her divine fitness line Fabletics. Kate keeps her insanely toned body in shape with a combination of Pilates and Brazilian Butt Lift DVDs plus she follows an “elimination diet” that excludes red meat but allows tequila. (Nice!)

Kate splits her time with her fiancé Matthew Bellamy of Muse (one of my favorite bands) in London and Los Angeles along with her two boys Ryder & Bing (she loves fun names!)

So what else is in the October issue of Women’s Health

15-Minute Workout “Hot Abs, Hot Everything…”

Keoni Hudoba of Cyc Fitness gives these moves that will help strengthen your core.

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 Yes, You Can Do a Real Pushup”  

If you are like me—you want to master a “real’ pushup. Well trainer Tony Gentilcore, C.S.C.S. offers tips for us to do just that.

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 “Time for an Oil Change”

There are all types of “edible oils” including walnut, coconut, avocado and sesame. Find out what each adds in terms of making your life healthier here.

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“Warm Up the Right Way”

The best way to get ready for a run include these warmups.

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“Social Climbers”

Women’s Health and Yelp combines forces to find America’s best cities for food and fitness. Real surprising list here with Jersey City, Scottsdale and Ann Arbor making the cut.

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Women’s Health:

  • Lenny Kravitz: Women’s Health talked to this hunk of a man who happens to be a great singer and songwriter and looking AMAZING at 50. (50! Lenny Kravitz is freakin’ 50!)

Overall Grade:

A Great issue with tons of useful articles, great beauty stores and tough workouts. Me likey!

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You can check out Women’s Health online as well: www.WomensHealthMag.com

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What Did We Learn This Month? Oxygen Magazine September Issue with Erin Stern!! 0

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Oxygen

September 2014

Erin Stern photographed by  Robert Reiff

Erin Stern photographed by Robert Reiff

What Did We Learn This Month in Oxygen?

Erin Stern/Glute workout:

Cover star Erin Stern has not competed in figure competitions in several years and is instead focusing on her own E3 brand (Empowering, Educating and Enriching) with ebooks, speaking gigs, fitness camps, and seminars.  In this issue she shows off her best glute moves.

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“Perfect Practice”

Oxygen gives a full page of “om-worthy” items to take to your next yoga session. (The Gaiam Thirsty Yoga Towel looks pretty nifty as a matter of fact!)

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“Fat Loss Food of the Month:Apples”

A few weeks ago I read a very smug tweet where the trainer bragged about never eating apples and would rather have their clients “eat sugar cubes” instead. (Jerk!) I happen to love apples and this guide to the most common types on the market made me happy.

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“Five Moves in Five Minutes”

If you have exactly five minutes for a core workout—check these out from fitness editor Lara McGlashan (CPT.)

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“Crazy Fit Crazy Fast”

TRX Suspension training is a fantastic way to develop muscles and increase your movement. Just make sure to work with a qualified trainer, however to avoid injury!

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And now the rest of this issue of Oxygen:

  • “Hybrid Yoga” Oxygen explores all different types of yoga classes now on the market inlcuing SUP yoga, Core Fusion, “Koga” and YogaHit to name a few.
  • “21 Rules for Clean Eating” My clean-eating hero Tosca Reno gives her best advice.
  • “1 Chicken Breast/6 Ways” The boring protein can now be just a little more exciting if you try these recipes.

Overall Grade:

B+ Good workouts but once again—I was hoping for more content and “news I can use.” Maybe next month?

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What Did We Learn This Month? Health magazine September Issue 1

 

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Health

September 2014

Erin Andrews photographed by James White

Erin Andrews photographed by James White

Health Cover Star for September:

Erin Andrews

The Fox Sports & Dancing With the Stars celeb has an enviable figure that she works pretty damn hard for thankyouverymuch and the healthy-lifestyle enthusiast  allows Health readers to try her own favorite Physique 57 workout (here!) that you can do in 30 minutes time for overall strengthening.

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So what else is inside the September Health?

“Perk Up Your Posture”

Yoga goddess Kristin McGee shows off a few poses that will give you stronger shoulder & back muscles while helping to fix your posture.

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“Tracy Tones You”

This month the trainer that is Gwyneth “Goopy” Paltrow-approved offers a circuit workout she says you should do six times per week but I will give you permission to do it twice instead. (You’re welcome!)

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“19 Tips for Runners”

Are you looking to get faster while you add the miles on the pavement? Follow these tips including exercise suggestions from Jordan Metzl, MD.

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Health:

  • “66 Brilliant Beauty Buys” The editors of Health pick their 2014 Health Beauty Award winners that will help you look even more gorgeous than you already are (how is that even possible?)
  • “Stream Your Way Slim” If you are looking for a streaming workout, Health gives the lowdown on the best online fitness classes.
  • “Surprising Migraine Cures that Work” I know plenty of folks who will find this information helpful.
  • “Is Butter Really Back?” If I miss anything about being dairy-free it’s the butter. (Damn—I miss butter!)
  • “Health Rules You Can Really Break” New ways to look at how many hours a week you should work out, the number of hours you really need to sleep and more, here.

Follow Heath online at: www.Health.com

Overall Grade:

A! Last month I was underwhelmed with Health but the September issue gave me the “happies” Yay!

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Giveaway: “Strong is the New Skinny” by Jennifer Cohen 11

Brooklyn Fit Chick Giveaway!

Strong is the New Skinny by Jennifer Cohen

You can win a copy of this book!

You can win a copy of this book!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

So are you ready to win something fun today?  I am so excited to present this week’s giveaway–Strong is the New Skinny by Jennifer Cohen which will be released by Harmony Books in September. That’s right—you can actually win a copy of this excellent book a whole month earlier than anyone else. Actually—two of you out there will win a copy. Score!

(Harmony Books will provide the books to each winner directly and did not pay for this post.)

Here are the main details:

Health and wellness expert Jennifer Cohen is ready to change the conversation about women’s fitness. Thanks to a long overdue cultural shift, women are no longer interested in starving themselves to be rail thin. Instead they want to look and feel strong. Women are increasingly turning to hard-core training regimens like CrossFit, Tough Mudder, and P90X, over kinder, gentler yoga and Pilates workouts. Instead of eating like rabbits, they want to eat like cheetahs and use food as fuel. Forget damsels in distress—women want to be superheroes. Strong is sexy. Strong is powerful. And best of all, strong is achievable.

In her new book with Stacey Colino, STRONG IS THE NEW SKINNY: How to Eat, Live, and Move to Maximize Your Power (Harmony Books; Trade Paperback Original; On Sale September 16, 2014), Jennifer Cohen lays out a multipronged plan to help readers become strong from the inside out—nutritionally, physically, psychologically, and emotionally. Their message is both clear and empowering: it’s time to embrace what your body can do, not just how it looks.

Whether you’re just getting started or training for a physical challenge, STRONG IS THE NEW SKINNY gives you all the tools you need to become leaner, fitter, and stronger. It offers a reality-based diet, lifestyle, and fitness program (the “SINS” plan, for short) so you can:

  • Maximize your potential, as well as your energy, vitality, and power.
  • Strengthen your arms, back, core, and legs—and crank up the difficulty when you’re ready.
  • Train for a challenge by learning how to climb ropes, do box jumps, and do a perfect pull-up.
  • Torch fat with a series of heart-healthy workouts that take as little as ten minutes.
  • Kick-start your body with the Strong Seven—seven days of seven power foods.

Jennifer Cohen is a trainer, writer, studio owner, and successful health and fitness entrepreneur. A regular contributor to Health.com and Forbes, she is also the fitness ambassador for Weight Watchers and has a series of bestselling DVDs with them. She has developed fitness programs for leading health clubs, and works with celebrities and top executives to incorporate fitness and nutrition into their lives. Stacey Colino is an award-winning writer specializing in health, fitness, and psychology, and a certified group exercise instructor and Spinning instructor.

If you want to win this book (remember, there are TWO winners this week) you must do the following: (Continental United States, please!)

  • Post a comment below (on this post) letting me know you are interested.
  • Send a comment on Twitter and say “I want to win Strong is the New Skinny @therealjencohen and @brooklynfitchik”
  • If you haven’t already—let me know you are subscribing to my You Tube channel

I will pick two winner as at random on Tuesday, August 12th at NOON Eastern Time and contact them directly. Harmony Books will send the books to each winner and did not pay for this post.

Good luck and enter as often as you like!

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