Women’s Health Magazine

What Did We Learn This Month? @WomensHealthMag with P!nk on the October Cover! 1

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health: October 2013

P!nk photographed by Andrew Macpherson.

P!nk photographed by Andrew Macpherson.

Women’s Health Cover Star for October 2013: 

OMG—it is P!nk!!! I love, love, love P!nk’s music and play her in my classes all of the time. I love her attitude. I love her style. I just love HER!

Anyhoo—P!nk is on the cover and inside this issue where she talks about dealing with fame while being a mom to two year-old daughter Willow.

As for her favorite vices, she says “I drink really good wine and high-caliber whiskey. I probably laugh too loud in restaurants” LOVE HER!

Here is a photo of P!nk striking a pretty pose.

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

“5-Minute Fat Blaster”

I like these exercise ideas from Women’s Health editor Jen Ator that you can find in her new book Shape-Up Shortcuts.

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“Max Your Gym Time”

Check out the gear you SHOULD use at the gym versus the usual boring stuff. (I really want a pink sand bag by the way.)

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“15-Minute Workout”

Melissa Paris (a New York City-based trainer) created this workout which uses a towel. Yes, you can use your towel to get a good sweat going, people!

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

  • “Happy Body, Angry Skin” Women’s Health talks about skin afflictions that can happen under intense exercise conditions. (Redness is a problem for me.)
  • “How to Outsmart Breast Cancer” October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Women’s Health talks about the latest research so you can stack the odds in your favor.
  • “I Survived Plunging Into an Icy River” Do me a favor and promise me you will NOT read this story while listening to Season of the Witch by Donovan (like I did at the hair salon!) It will freak you out even more! (Glad you are okay Daniella Overett!)
  • What It’s Like to be Stranded in a Food Desert: Women’s Health takes on the issue of hunger in America and I applaud them for it. We fat-shame people left and right in this country without taking account the lack of affordable produce and really healthy food in many sections of the U.S.. (Stepping off my soap box now…)

Overall Grade:

A! Great workouts along with smart information makes me a very happy fit chick!

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

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What Did We Learn This Month! @WomensHealthMag with @ElizabethBanks on the Cover! 3

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health: September 2013

Elizabeth Banks photographed by James White

Elizabeth Banks photographed by James White

Women’s Health Cover Star for September 2013: 

Elizabeth Banks is on the cover of both the front and back of the magazine as this is their annual “Fall Fashion Special.” Whoo hoo!

Elizabeth seems like such a warm and nice person who just happens to be a successful actress. She has been with her husband all of her adult life and they have two boys together under the age of three-wow!

Her next film will be The Hunger Games: Catching Fire which comes out in November and the trailer alone is making me giddy. (My inner 12 year-old is dying to see it!)

The interview in this issue lists “23 intriguing things” about the actress including the fact she has 1.2 million followers on Twitter (@ElizabethBanks,) is a big fan of Ruth Bader Ginsberg and stays slender by splitting  one appetizer and one entrée with her husband when they go out to eat (which completely bums me out.)

Here is a photo of Elizabeth in a New wave-inspired from the back cover.

 

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

“Take the Women’s Health Chin-Up Challenge”

Just today someone in my Bootcamp class asked me if “girls can do chin-ups”—this was from a grown woman. Grrrrr. Anyhoo, Women’s Health is offering their own six-week plan. You can follow the editors on Twitter at the “ChinupChallenge” hashtag.

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 Flour Power”  

Want to learn the difference between almond flour, quinoa flour, barley flour and more? Check out this page!

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“Cardio Redifined”

Whether you love nothing more than a high-intensity aerobics or would rather lift weights—trainer Brett Hoebel has a plan here for you to get your heart beating.

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“15-Minute Workout”

Trainer Alli McKee has a workout here that will get your gams in shape.

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

  • “Is Aspirin the New Wonder Drug” Women’s Health looks into the benefits taking aspirin.
  • “Diet-Friendly Drive Thrus” Not sure I buy the concept of eating anything from a fast food place. (I worked at one when I was 16!)
  • “I Survived A Shipwreck at Sea” Amazing true story about a woman (Kate Suski) who survived being stranded in the ocean for over 14 hours. Yikes!

Overall Grade:

A-! So much here to enjoy though funnily enough the fashion pages were not my favorite this time. Normally I like their style pages. Oh well, maybe next month?

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

 

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What Did We Learn This Month? @WomensHealthMag with Maria Menounos on the cover! 5

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health: July/August 2013

Maria Menounos photographed by Tom Shirmacher

Maria Menounos photographed by Tom Shirmacher

Women’s Health Cover Star for July/August 2013: 

Maria Menounos who has an UNREAL body!!!! Maria is a host on the TV show EXTRA and is helping to judge the Women’s Health Next Fitness Star (more on that later.) She also has a rather unique laugh that I try to recreate here in this Vlog post.

The one thing that made me sad reading her interview was that she has a cup of hot water every morning to start her day. (Sounds very depressing to me…) Anyhoo, you can see Maria and ace trainer Harley Pasternak featured in the workout inside:

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So what else is in the July/August issue of Women’s Health

Women’s Health Next Fitness Star”

Women’s Health invites you to find the next workout superstar with their very own competition—.The Next Fitness Star.com. You can check out all of the finalists in this issue.

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 Food For Thought”  

Can junk food actually hurt your brain activity?  Learn about the good and bad foods for your brain here.

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“Chilling Effect”

Cool fitness gear that will help you beat the heat. (I  am eyeing a few things on this page!)

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“Soap Smackdown”

It’s the soap bars vs. the soap washes in this beauty smack down!

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

  • “Hydrate for Your Health” Women’s Health talks about the importance of staying hydrated and “proper water consumption.”
  • “Go with the Pro” Oh how I probiotics…
  • “Even if You Live at Work, It’s Not Home” I really liked this article about people who overshare every single detail of their lives to everyone around them. (Boundaries, people!)
  • “I Survived Hurricane Sandy” Staten Island resident Kim Joyce survived the storm and has one hell of a harrowing story to tell. (Sorry about your sweet kitties Kim!)

Overall Grade:

B:  I say take this one to the beach (or by the pool) and enjoy this fun summer read. (However, I could have used more workouts.)

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

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What Did We Learn This Month? @WomensHealth Sexy Elsa Pataky on the Cover!! #fitbloggin 9

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health: June 2013

Elsa Pataky photographed by Jason Ierace

Elsa Pataky photographed by Jason Ierace

 

Women’s Health Cover Star for June 2013: 

Spanish actress Elsa Pataky is starring in the sure-to-be smash Fast & Furious 6 and in real life she is married to hunky actor Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers.) The very fit thespian admits she is essentially “addicted” exercise and loves to keep in top condition with a combination of strength training, martials arts, yoga and Pilates.

When not working out or acting, Elsa is a mom to a toddler daughter, is working on a documentary about children around the world and is planning on writing a book with her trainer Fernando Sartorious. (Whew!)

 

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

 

“The No-Sweat Zone”

Women’s Health gives us this lunchtime workout that will help you burn calories without looking like a sloppy mess afterwards. This particular one comes from LA-based trainer Holly Perkins and should take 20 minutes tops.

 

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Your Body on Ice Cream”  

This is going to be my first dairy-free summer and articles like this remind me I am going to have moments of loss and regret. (Damn, I love my Softee cones!)

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15 Minute Workout

This month’s “15 Minute Workout” comes from author Nicole Glor (The Slimnastics Workout) which will get your cardio in in record time.

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“Sneaky Places Stress Shows Up”

Is your hair falling out?  Do you have a twitchy eyeball? Does your stomach bother you from time to time? It might be stress trying to get the better of you so watch out!

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“What Grill Master Know”

Summer means bringing out the grill which makes my heart soar. Here we get advice from the grilling masters.

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“6 New Sun Care Secrets”

The best of the new lotions and potions to protect your skin in the summertime are featured in this feature.

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

  • “Beauty Awards Winners!” Women’s Health picked the latest and greatest in makeup, skin care, hair care and all that makes me a happy product junkie.
  • “Cut Above the Rest” The swimsuits featured in this story made me want to lay out on the beach and sip on a fruity drink. (So cute!)
  • “I Get a Running Start” I am one of those folks who does not “get” running. Never, EVER enjoyed it and do not understand people who do. Women’s Health asked the running experts out there to give advice to the running-challenged.
  • “Do the Next Best Thing” I enjoyed this beauty/health story that gives you short cuts when you can’t do what you know you SHOULD do every day.  

 

Overall Grade:

A! My favorite read this month so far. Good job Women’s Health!

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

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What Did We Learn This Month? @WomensHealthMag with Jessica Alba on the Cover! 6

What Did We Learn This Month?  

Women’s Health: March 2013

Jessica Alba photographed by Jeff Lipsky

Jessica Alba photographed by Jeff Lipsky

Women’s Health Cover Star for March 2013:

Jessica Alba graces the cover and talks about her new book in the March issue. Yes—Jessica is now an author! The insanely beautiful actress has written her first book, The The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You filled with her advice on beauty, fashion, food and living the “natural life.”

Jessica is big on being kind to the environment. (Her business, The Honest Company,  sells eco-friendly home items) and she is big on organic beauty products.

Here is a photo of the lovely Jessica and some of her favorite beauty/make-up tips:

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

“Women’s Health Fitness Awards”

Women’s Health salutes the best in fitness & health with shout-outs to must-have home gear, the top “hot spots” around the country and the latest and greatest workout gear on the market.

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 “15-Minute Workout”

If your back could use some extra attention—try these moves from trainer Mark Merchant, co-founder of As One studio in New York City.

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“Fire Up Fat Burning”

I love these workout pages! Frank Salzone, group fitness instructor for Equinox in New York, shows how you can maximize your workouts and rev your metabolism into high gear. (Plan on using some of these in my boot camp class soon…)

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“Eat This, Cure That”

All-natural remedies to help all kids of annoying ailments from insomnia to heartburn.

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

• “Balancing Act” Women’s Health beauty editors talk about PH balance and skin type to show how it can affect your appearance.

 “The Secret to Staying Motivated” The five “instant rewards” of exercise to keep up the desire to workout when the benefits seem so far away.

• “Should You Play Doctor?” A look at “at-home medical tests” and when you should (or shouldn’t) rely on them.

• “Lighten Up!” How stress can affect your efforts to lose weight and get fit.  Don’t stress yourself out people—give yourself a break once in a while!

Overall Grade: A-! Loved the workouts and the motivational pages in this issue.

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

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What Did We Learn This Month? @WomensHealthMag Emily VanCamp on the Cover! #FitFluential 0

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health: January/February 2013

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 (Photograph of Emily VanCamp by Jeff Lipsky)

 

Women’s Health Cover Star for January/February 2013: 

TV’s Emily VanCamp (Revenge) is on the cover of Women’s Health and um…  I read and reread this interview several times and just can’t pull anything out of it that feels noteworthy. Sorry gang, but sometimes I read just too many of these damn things and they all start to sound the same. (Emily does look great if that is helpful to any of you?)

Let’s just move on, shall we?

 

 

So what else is in the January/February issue of Women’s Health

 

“Shop Your Shape–Fitness Looks”

I don’t know about you but Santa gave me lots of new pieces to wear to the gym. (Yay Santa!) If you are still looking to add to your fitness wardrobe, check out the ideas in Women’s Health’s fashion pages.

 

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15-Minute Workout”  

A simple “timing tweak” can help you burn more calories in less time. So, be sure to check out how to do just that with this workout from David Jack of Actv8 Phoenix of Acton, Massachusetts.

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“Your Fittest Year Starts Here!”

Whether you are a busy mom—an overworked businesswoman or you are just looking to undo the damage of this past holiday—the editors of Women’s Health have ideas to get you in your best shape yet no matter what your time constraints might be.

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“Tone Every Inch”

In order to get into your best shape you must identify where your weakness lies. This feature helps you overcome your physical barriers.

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“The Healthiest Cities for Women”

So do you happen to live in one of these super-healthy cities? Women’s Health partnered with Men’s Health and judged American cities as to their healthiness based on nutrition, cost of living and cancer rates.

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Salt Lake City. UT
  3. San Jose, CA
  4. Boise, ID
  5. Burlington, VT
  6. Minneapolis, MN
  7. Seattle, WA
  8. Austin, TX
  9. St. Paul, MN
  10. Portland, ME

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

  • “9 Ways to Live Your Best Life” Women’s Health shows how just making one lifestyle change can make a big difference in the quality of your life after just one month!
  • “Melanoma” Please stop using tanning beds, people! (Confession time—I use them from time to time and know that I need to stop. Someone out there—please make stop tanning!?)
  • “Sleep Before You’re Dead” A good night’s sleep in essential to good health. Here are some tips to make you get in some zzzz’s.
  • “Be a Fitness Warrior” Women’s Health talked to actress Cynthia Addai-Robinson on how she gets in shape for her rather sexy show (Spartacus.)

 

Overall Grade:

B+ I really enjoyed the articles and features in this issue (just wasn’t too jazzed about the cover interview.) Otherwise, good work Women’s Health!

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

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