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What Did We Learn This Month? @WomensHealthMag with Cobie Smulders on the Cover! 23

 

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health

May 2015

Cobie Smulders photographed by Eric Ray Davidson

Cobie Smulders photographed by Eric Ray Davidson

Women’s Health Cover Star for May 2015: 

Confession time—the one and only episode of How I Met Your Mother I ever viewed was the last one. Let’s just say I was terribly confused over the different characters and their motivations but thought the woman who played “Robin” was not only funny and but also a great actress.

Cobie Smulders is featured in the new The Avengers: Age of Ultron movie which I am pretty sure will make a few bucks over the next few weeks. Cobie posed for the cover of this issue less than two months after giving birth to her daughter (holy smokes!) and reveals in the magazine she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was just 25-years old (wow!)

Cobie is very heathy these days and appreciates her new life in New York City with husband Taran Killam of Saturday Night Live (!!) and her two daughters. She keeps in shape with Soul Cycle and Pilates and tries to enjoy a good serving of mac and cheese when she can.

 

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

15-Minute Workout “Step up to Sexy”

I know you might find this hard to believe but I know LOTS of people who still love cardio Step workouts after all of these years. Me—I think they are terrible for your knees and hips but the equipment can be very useful for other types of training and this workout from Amber Edwards of Equinox is pretty solid.

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Women’s Health Fitness Awards”

Women’s Health picked the best of the best in fitness gear including treadmills, trackers, tanks, ear buds. Water bottles, running shoes and sport bras—which is the one piece of equipment that most women neglect and drives me crazy! (You are tearing muscle fibers when you let them loose!)

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“Hang Tight”

You want to gain strength quickly—try a suspension workout. This one featured here is from Todd Durkin of Fitness Quest 10 gym in San Diego

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

  • “Having a Moment: Bone Broth” Most of my Paleo friends are insane for bone broth and show pictures constantly of their latest concoctions. Anyhoo—Women’s Health explains the benefits to bone brother in all of its glory here.
  • “Forces of Nature” I cannot believe it is May already and I have NOT made vacation plans yet. Well in this section you get 50 suggestions for healthy-type vacays you can enjoy either on your own or with a crowd.

Overall Grade:

A  I really like meeting Cobie Smulders, the workouts are top notch and the information is solid. Get the May issue!

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

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What Did We Learn This Month? Fitness Magazine with Daphne Oz on the Cover 2

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness

November/December 2014

Daphne Oz photographed by Justin Stephens

Daphne Oz photographed by Justin Stephens

Who Is on the Cover of Fitness this Month?

Daphne Oz who is a co-host of The Chew and author of Relish and in this interview she talks about what is it like to try to bounce back after giving birth to her daughter Philomena in February.

Daphne is not interested in being celebrity magazine cover star that loses her baby weight in two weeks. She would rather eat right, breast feed her daughter and take a healthier approach to living life than worrying about “getting her old body back” thankyouverymuch.

In this issue we also get some of her favorite cooking tips and recipes as well.

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

“Be a Speed Machine”

If you are planning to keep to treadmill workouts over the holidays you might want to take along this workout from David Silk of Equinox and plan to get a good sweat going.

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Fitness 2014 Gift Guide”

Fitness editors offer their top picks for holiday gift giving and I have my eye on that adorable pizza cutter from UnCommonGoods.

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“Tone Your Trouble Zones”

Lately I have been reading all about this new gym called ModelFit and owner Justin Gelband and now I am curious enough to try his workout featured here which is a “super sculptor.”

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“Express Workout: PiYo”

Do you PiYo? I have so many friends who love these DVDs which are a combo of yoga, Pilates, and body weight strengthening moves that I may have to try this workout as well!

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “The New Nutrition Myths” Fitness talked to the “top nutrition pros” to talk about food fads such as high protein diets, the wonders of coconut oil and the perils of gluten.
  • “Get More Done!” This is me asking—can someone please come to my apartment and teach me how to GET MORE DONE? I sorely need the tips featured in this article.

Overall Grade:

A- There are some pretty great workouts featured here plus healthy recipes for holiday entertaining so go grab this issue.

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

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What Have We Learned This Month? @Shape_Magazine with Maria Sharapova on the Cover! 4

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Shape: September 2013

Maria Sharapova photographed by Matt Jones

Maria Sharapova photographed by Matt Jones

 

Shape Cover Star for September:

“Tennis Goddess” Maria Sharapova graces the cover and she shows off all 6’2” of her bad-ass self. The Russian-born athlete still loves to play and is scheduled to appear in the U.S. Open at the time of this posting.

Maria works with trainer Yutaka Nakamura on the stability ball to get her core in shape on the courts and we get a peek at her workout here:

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So what else is inside the September Shape?

“Power Play”

My problem with many fitness magazine these days is that they do not feature enough workouts (I am talking to you Health!) However, Shape has plenty of them and I especially liked this one from trainer Amy Bento Ross which you can adapt to any playground outside. (I am assuming you know to use a public playground and not just go into a stranger’s backyard!)

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“Tabletop”

NYC-based trainer Jay Cardiello (http://cardiellofitness.com/) gives three different versions of the core defining tabletop move.

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“10th Annual Shape Beauty Award”

Shape’s beauty editors tried out hundreds of beauty products and picked their favorites here. Beauty products make me swoon!

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“Jump To It”

Plyometric moves are a fast way to burn calories and get your heart in top condition and trainer Stephanie Vitorino of Equinox has a quick 15-minute plan here you can do anywhere.

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“Get 360* Sexy”

You want to work all of your major muscles groups and be sculpted all over? (Yes I do, plus the ability to fly. Anyhoo…) This workout from trainer Natalie Yko is a butt-kicker.

 

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

  • “It’s About Time” Shape features the latest in timing gear here.
  • “Match Point” Probably the cutest tennis outfit ever is on page 78.
  • Candice Kumai: The “Stiletto Chef” talks about FWBs (Food With Benefits,) her “pantry staples” and more here.

Follow Shape magazine online at: www.Shape.com

Overall Grade:

A  Great workouts and readable features make me a happy fit chick!

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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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