What Did We Learn This Month?
Shape: May 2013
Shape Cover Star for May:
Alison Sweeney graces the cover in a cute bikini showing off her tone frame. “Ali” has become something of a fitness fanatic since becoming host of The Biggest Loser adding triathlons to her workout schedule after conquering her first marathon.
Ali was a bit of a carb/sugar addict when she was younger but after her dentist discovered a large number of cavities while getting a check-up in her 20s she began her transformation into adapting a more healthy lifestyle.
Here are Ali’s “Success Strategies” from the Shape Interview:
- Readjust Your Food Attitude
- Step Up Your Game
- Open Your Mind
- Be a Little Lazy
If that doesn’t offer you enough “Ali” how about a peek at some of her favorite moves she learned from trainer Steve Lee.
So what else is inside the May Shape?
“Summer SHAPE Up Workout”
If you are looking for a workout created by Jillian Michaels to up your game—try this one (below) the famous badass created for Shape.
“Give Your Gym Bag a Checkup”
Spring cleaning should apply to your gym bag as well as your home and here are tips to keep yours ship shape. (Gaw—I can’t even think about my gym bag right now…)
If you have any interest in learning about Pilates reformer techniques—check out this feature! You can get “insider tips” from trainer Chris Ann Reuter of JK Zen Fitness in Los Angeles.
Here we get an awesome workout should you have the ability to get out onto an open field and play created by trainer David Siik who is based in Los Angeles.
“2013 Shape Sun Awards”
Summer is the time to take your badass bod outside but please remember to protect your skin with some of the excellent products featured here. Please!
“The Yin/Yang Workout”
Trainer Jessica Smith and her husband Guillermo Gomez (fourth-degree black belt) offer us this 30-minute routine that combines graceful moves with kickboxing.
And now the rest of the best of this issue of Shape:
- “Hot Wheels” Shape features really cool bikes on page 76.
- “Bosom Buddies” This is the title for one of my favorite shows of all time and an article about workouts bar tops in the May issue.
- “Skin Cancer by the Numbers” Once again—if you are going to play outside PLEASE use sunscreen. Shopping in open markets counts as play as far as I am concerned.
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