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What Did We Learn This Month? Fitness Magazine with Serena Williams!! 6

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness

May 2014

Serena Williams photographed by Jeff Olson

Serena Williams photographed by Jeff Olson

 

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

 

Fitness Cover Star for May:

Serena Williams! I cannot begin to tell you how happy it makes me to see one of the Williams sisters on the cover. Serena is fierce competitor who has overcome illness and injuries that laid her out for over two years to become the number-one world ranking tennis champion.

The secret to her success is pretty simple—she uses of her on-court personae. The Serena that plays tennis is tough, single-minded, focused and in her own words “just not nice.” Which she says is about three hours of her day. The rest of the time she is a self-described “class clown” who enjoys karaoke, silly pranks and is eager to learn Korean in time for the next Summer Olympic games.

Best thing I learned in this interview—one of Serena’s favorite songs is Maneater by Hall & Oats. How great is that?

 

“Express Workout”

You just need a box to work out on for this circuit created by Adam Kant of Intrepid Gym in Hoboken, NJ.

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Fitness Better Body Plan”

Trainer Tiffany Rothe created three 15-minute workouts that utilizes your body weight (and a towel!) to get a quick overall workout you only need to fit in three times per week to get results.

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“Eat Your Water”

If you are looking for tasty ways to get more water in your diet—this chart will help!

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“Data Crunch”

Fitness looks at the latest in portable tech gear to track your workouts to help you decide which one is right for you. (I personally love my SparkPeople Activity Tracker.)

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Bad Habits Gone Good” Sometimes what seems to be a “vice” can really be good for you such as chocolate—yum!
  • “The New Milky Way” The lowdown on moo juice alternatives including coconut, almond, soy and hemp milk.

Overall Grade:

A!  This issue made me all kinds of happy. Go get it!

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What Did We Learn This Month? Fitness magazine April issue @FitnessMagazine 5

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness

April 2014

Model Carolinne Rosso photographed by Jeff Olson

Model Carolinne Rosso photographed by Jeff Olson

 

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

 “Express Workout”

One of my favorite classes I tried out for Fit Bottomed Girls was at the Simone De La Rue studio “Body by Simone.” Check out Simone’s killer moves here that will get your legs into strong & sexy shape.

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“The Ultimate Lean Routine”

I have been hearing all about the Pure Yoga and the “sweaty mix” of their PXT classes and in this issue they feature moves from PXT that utilizes gliding disks and hand weights to make you strong and lean. Me likey!

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“Fit to be Tied”

Spring means outdoor running again (yay!) so check out this guide on the best sneakers for all kinds of activities.

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“Play Dirty!”

Personally I have yet to try a mud run but apparently most of the participants are women (go figure!) Muderella trainer Miriam Wasmund offers tips on surviving your first time running with the muddy folks.

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Juice It Up” Juicing is a trend that refuses to go away so writer Jessica Girdwain looked into how to get the most out of those popular drinks.
  • “Crank Up the Cardio” Jim Karas’ newest book The Ultimate Diet Revolution will give you great ideas on how to use High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) that will get you healthy in record time.
  • “Pretty Amazing” The latest beauty gear that will help troublesome skin woes, whiten teeth, and more.

Overall Grade:

A  This issue has good workouts, excellent information and a few great beauty stories. Me likey!

 

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What Did We Learn This Month? Health mag April Issue @brookeburke @goodhealth 9

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Health

April 2014

Brooke Burke-Charvet photographed by Cliff Watts

Brooke Burke-Charvet photographed by Cliff Watts

 

Health Cover Star for April:

Brooke Burke-Charvet

The former co-host of Dancing With the Stars is a “Booty Burn” fitness instructor and the creator of the Caelum activewear line.Brooke teaches every Sunday and works out on her own 3-5 times per week to stay healthy and sane. In 2012 she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer but is thankfully cancer-free for over a year now.

You can see some of Brooke’s “Booty Burn” moves here:

 

So what else is inside the April Health?

“Meet You Support Group”

Health picked out some of the cutest bra tops I have seen in a long time that actually seem to offer support—yay!

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“Tracy Tones You”

The high-end trainer shows how gets such a sleek middle section plus she offers a recipe for Parmesan crisps (she is a fan of dairy!)

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“A User’s Manual: Your Ears”

You ears are very important to your health (mine were out of whack earlier this year and gave me vertigo so I know what I am talking about here.)  Learn what you need to know about your hearing, ear wax (really,) swimmer’s ear and tinnitus.

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“Which Beauty Gizmos Really Work?”

This whole page gives me the “I wants!” To paraphrase Cher—if I could turn back time I would have taken better care of my skin.

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

  • Meditation: It seems I keep reading about the power of meditation everywhere I go. This article from Jancee Dunn has me convinced to really give it a try.
  • “Bloggers Feel-Great Moves” My girls Emily Sandford and Carla Birnberg are featured here!!!!

Follow Heath online at: www.Health.com

Overall Grade:

B+ I liked the workouts featured and I tore out a few pages to do some birthday shopping. (March 29th everyone!)

 

Until next time…

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What Did We Learn This Month? @FitnessMagazine March 2014 Issue 0

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness: March 2014

Kathy Leutner (Click Models) photographed by Jeff Olson

Kathy Leutner (Click Models) photographed by Jeff Olson

 

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

 “Arms Race”

I love these moves from Andrea Rogers of Xtend Barre that will shape your arms. My shoulders were burning after I tried this circuit

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“Love It!”

I love my beauty stories and the Venus compact razor and Philosophy Mineral Makeup featured here give me the “I Wants.”

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“Hot Stuff”

After weeks of wearing snow boots nonstop this photo of cheerful-looking sneakers made me realize Spring is indeed around the corner.

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“The Flat-Abs Formula”

Fitness asked top trainers to give their favorite moves for abs. This page featuring balance ball moves from Josh Fly of Chelsea Piers made me go “hmmm.” Especially the “Rolling Pin” as it looks super tough. (Just for my advanced core students, I guess?)

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Power Combos” Loved this story about women who made new friendships while trying new workouts.
  • “Quickie Calorie Crushers” Benjamin Hendrickson of Chelsea Piers offers his “get-fit time-savers” including saving your stretching routine for bedtime and a “turbo circuit” you can fit in quickly during your busy day.
  • “Don’t Go There” Paula Derrow takes on the subject of weight gain after getting married and how she learned to speak about touchy subjects with her husband.

Overall Grade:

A-  Lots of good information in the march issue plus lots of pages to rip out and try at the gym!

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

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What Did We Learn This Month? @FitnessMagazine February Issue! @FitnessMagazine 1

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness: February 2014

Erin Wyatt: Wilhelmina Models photographed by Ari Michelson

Erin Wyatt: Wilhelmina Models photographed by Ari Michelson

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

 

 “Reboot Your Life”

Fitness features 18 apps that will help you improve your fitness regime, healthy eating goals and help “de-clutter” your life. (Love the Nike+ Training Club by the way!)

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Fitness Better Body Plan”

If you let your New Year’s resolutions slide and want to get healthier and more fit now, you can try this four-week workout plan created by Sylwia Wisenberg that looks pretty bad-ass.

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“Watch & Burn”

Okay—it is fa-reezing out there (silence Californians!) so working out with a DVD is sometimes the best option. Fitness picks their “ten best” of the year.

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“Hang Tough”

I love suspension training and TRX is an excellent option if you are interested in trying it out for yourself. (I should disclose that I am TRX certified, by the way!)

 

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Beat The Clock Beauty” How to get even more gorgeous in less time each day.
  • “Make Over Your Metabolism” Over 60% of Americans have challenging metabolisms that can cause weight gain and sluggishness. Try these tips here if yours is not behaving.
  • Fitness Healthy Food” Fitness looks at the best packaged food options at the market to keep you healthy. (Hey, we can’t always be cooking, right?)

Overall Grade:

A- Go out and get your own copy!

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Until next time…

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What Did We Learn This Month? @FitnessMagazine January Review & Recap #SweatPink 2

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness: January 2014

Andrea Costa (Wilhelmina Models) photographed by Ari Michaelson

Andressa Costa (Wilhelmina Models) photographed by Ari Michaelson

 

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

It’s time for the January issues to come in and we are starting my first review of the year with Fitness. I am a fan of this magazine as it is less interested in celebrities and focuses on giving great workouts in each issue.  So let’s get started, shall we?

 

 “Tone All Over”

Michelle Dozois who created the BodyFit 360 DVD offers this workout that will help develop muscles with a boot camp class intensity along with yoga poses.

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“Fast Belly Blast”

Loved this workout from Shaun T. (who created the popular workout DVD series Insanity) as it works your entire core in just 25-minutes and you can take just about anywhere.

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“Mix it Up!”

So we are all stuck indoors for the foreseeable future (damn you cold weather) but that does not mean your workouts on cardio equipment have to be boring. Nay! Just try out these 30-minute suggestion from trainer Annette Comerchero who teaches group elliptical classes.

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“Hot Stuff”

This is a whole page of cool stuff on the market now including a Salt-N-Pepa snowboard. You read that correctly!

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Love It!” A whole page of beauty thingies that make me smile. (Love my beauty stories!)
  • “Your New Anti-Aging Arsenal” (Did I mention how much I like beauty stories? I do!)
  • “The Domino Effect” making just one little change in your life can have huge benefits in the long haul. In this feature Fitness had a group of women pick one new goal for just one month (turning off the TV after one hour, brushing and flossing after dinner, easing up on Facebook, etc) and shows how their lives improved overall.

Overall Grade:

A- A great magazine to get you motivated for the new year.

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

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What Did We Learn This Month? @FitnessMagazine with Padma Lakshmi on the Cover! 2

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness: November/December 2013

Padma Lakshmi photographed by Jeff Olsen

Padma Lakshmi photographed by Jeff Olson

 

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

Padma Lakshmi

The impossibly stunning host of Bravo’s Top Chef graces the cover of the November/December issue and she gives fitness the inside dirt on her dining career. While filming episodes of the top-rated culinary series the former model admits that all of the sampling and tasting can cause her to gain 15 pounds per season. So how does she take it off when filming is done? She follows a clean diet meaning “no meats, no sweets, no alcohol, no cheese, no fried foods, no wheat.”

Padma also talks about staying fit for her three year-old daughter and shares her own recipe for spinach and plum salad. (Nom nom!)

 

“Shortcut to a Sexy Back”

The very blonde and very shimmery Tracy Anderson (trainer of Gwyneth Paltrow among other glamazons) offers this pretty cool workout to help get your back and rear get in shape. (Be prepared to use light weights and do high reps!)

 

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“Bright Ideas”

Is everyone ready for a fun, colorful holiday gift guide? Me, me me! (I want that “Queen of the Mountain Jacket” from Athleta if anyone out there cares to know. Anyone, anyone?)

 

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“Go With the Flow”

Celebrity trainer Brett Hoebel (The Biggest Loser, Season 11) is a big fan of the Brazilian martial art Capoeira (I only know that from interviewing him for Fit Bottomed Girls!) Here he offers slight adjustments to those very dance-y/boxer-y moves to help get you in fighting shape.

 

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Outrun Danger” Yikes! Be careful people! You can be a top athlete (like triathlete Jenny Fletcher featured in this story) and have blood clot issues. Here we get tips on the symptoms of blood clots and how to prevent them.
  • “Pay Fit Forward” Awwww, these stories of fit women inspiring one another to get healthy made me really happy.
  • “Rise and Shine!” One year ago I committed to getting more sleep every night and it has changed my life. Fitness offers their own tips and advice on how to get a few more ZZZ’s.

Overall Grade:

A- Can’t wait to see you all in 2014! (Oh no—is it that just around the corner?!)

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

 

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What Did We Learn This Month? @FitnessMagazine October issue 2

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness: October2013

Christi Marraccini photographed by Jeff Olson

Christi Marraccini photographed by Jeff Olson

 

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

“Burn 500 Calories”

Bad ass trainer Jeanette Jenkins demonstrates this workout that will torch the calories and get your heart working on these pages. You can also win her newest DVD Sexy Abs Cardio Scuplt with Kelly Rowland and Hollywood trainer Jeanette Jenkins by sending an e-mail to freebie@fitnessmagazine.com with the subject line “Sexy Abs Sweepstakes.”

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“Balance Your Body”

These ‘nine simple drills” from Gray Cook (physical therapist and author of Athletic Body in Balance) will help you build your balance, strength and flexibility.

 

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Fitness Beauty Awards”

You all know I love my beauty stories so this feature made me very happy.

 

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“Tight Abs and Tush”

Fantastic workout with bands from Rachel Piskin (co-founder of ChaiseFitness) that utilizes a band.

 

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Get Out” Tips for enjoying a hike in the great outdoors safely.
  • “Stronger Than Ever” Excellent feature on a group of women who overcome all sorts of big time health issues and have come back to rock the world.
  • “You’re Overthinking It” One of my toughest challenges in life is overcoming negative self-talk and this article addresses that issue.

Overall Grade:

A Plenty of top notch workouts and beauty things to make me happy here!

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

 

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What Did We Learn This Month? @FitnessMagazine #sweatpink 4

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness: September 2013

Model Hannah Davis photographed by Jeff Olson

Model Hannah Davis photographed by Jeff Olson

 

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

“Run Strong”

Darren De Reuck (head of running for Boulder Coaching in Colorado) shows how to master hills on your next run.

 

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“The New Black”

Tired of wearing boring black tights (I know I am!) then take a look at some of these options. (I am really partial to the new Puma gear.)

 

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“Breast Friends”

I know my Double D’s need extra support (not that I am bragging) and these kind of stories always are of personal interest to me.

 

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“Get a Grip”

Here we get an excellent kettlebell workout from Eric Salvador of the Fhitting Room studio in New York City.

 

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“The Cost of Fitness”

Yowza! Some people pay A LOT of money to keep fit. (Not that I am judging.)

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“Look Hot in a Hurry”

If your workout time is rather limited than try some of these ideas from Sonki Hong who created the Bootcamp classes at Sonki Fitness in Los Angeles.

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Hormones Gone Haywire” The five indicators that your hormones have gone out of whack.
  • “Find Your Backbone” Wait until you read about how dancer Nicole Marquez recovered from a six story fall—whoa!
  • “Fat Proof Your Life” Ten reasons why you might have trouble staying at a healthy weight.

Overall Grade:

A- Great workouts and fun gear make me a happy gal!

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

 

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 47 Featuring “My 5 Favorite Things” @Reebok @StephenColbert @paulscheer @katespade 6

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 47

Featuring the BFC “5 Favorite Things”

Someone please justify why I must buy these pumps for myself!

Someone please justify why I must buy these pumps for myself!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

This has been a fun week for me where I had the chance to connect with some amazing old friends and see a couple I love FINALLY have their relationship recognized legally (it’s the 21st Century, people!) This all made me want to appreciate how wonderful my August is turning out so far and  this week I want to offer the five things that are making me smile. And here they are:

 

  1. The Reebok Sublite 2.0 I received in my goodie bag from the Fitness magazine Meet & Tweet NYC. Reebok gave me the sneakers for free and they are not sponsoring this post so I can say what I want about them and what I want to say is these are the best damn sneakers I have worn in MY ENTIRE LIFE! I run in them, cycle, teach boot camp and walk all over in these puppies and they give great support and look pretty damn spiffy. Free plug for you Reebok!
  2. My love for the site www.jezebel.com just continues to grow because not only are they funny, smart ass feminists but they also love animals and offer adorable clips every day. Here is a video of a sexy Italian guy teaching his dog yoga poses. If there is anything cuter on the net please do not tell me—I could not handle it!
  3. Stephen Colbert really knows how to take a setback and turn it into an opportunity. Earlier this week when Daft Punk rudely dropped out of an appearance on his show and Colbert was clearly NOT happy about it. But in the end he took their song “Get Lucky” and made a star-studded video (featuring Jeff Bridges, The Rocketttes, Matt Damon and more) that made me smile so hard my face started to hurt. How lucky are we to be alive watch him at the top of his game?
  4. The ArScheerio Paul Show which features comedian Paul Scheer who recreates old Arsenio Hall Show interviews featuring himself as “ArScheerio Paul” and his comic friends in the parts of past famous guest. For example Will Arnett as “Bill Clinton” and (my favorite) Alison Brie as “Madonna” and Adam Pally as “Rosie O’Donnell”. I remember these interviews the first time around and thinking they were pretty cray for the time. I will embed clips below of the original interview of Rosie and Madonna as it is an incredible time capsule as one woman is at the top of her fame and her new BFF starting to figure out her way (and dodge the “who are you dating” question.)
  5. The Kate Spade shoes I had the pleasure of trying on at a friends wedding after-party (I will explain in the Vlog.) There is no reason for me to get these shoes except that I just really, REALLY want them. (Must resist temptation…)

Anyhoo—here is this week’s Vlog post:

 

And here is the ArSheerio Hall Show Clip of “Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell”

Now, check out the real interview! (How bitchy is Madonna by the way? I miss this girl.)

 

That’s all for me today. Hope you are all enjoying your August as well! Smooches!

 

Until next time…

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