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What Did We Learn This Month? @Shape_Magazine with Sharon Stone on the Cover! 0

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Shape:

March 2014

Sharon Stone photographed by Nino Munoz

Sharon Stone photographed by Nino Munoz

 

Shape Cover Star for March 2014:

Are you ready for the sexiness of Sharon “Mother F***in Stone? Well here she is folks—does 56 get any hotter? Mrow!

Sharon has been in a million jillion movies over the years and will soon star in TV’s Agent X playing the Vice President of the United States. In addition to her show business life she has been an activist for amFAR (the AIDS research foundation) for over 20 years. Add all of that along with being a mom to three boys and that makes for one BUSY woman!

In spite of Hollywood’s obsession with youth she refuses to go under the knife and instead enjoys the good health she now enjoys after having survived a stroke in 2001 (yikes!)

The 24-Hour Fitness club devotee (earphones in and no chit-chat on the gym floor, please) likes to change up her workout with a variety of exercises including a few you can see here where she uses a chair for balance and strength poses. (I do not recommend trying this at home if you are as accident-prone as I am!)

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What else is on the March issue of Shape?

“Boost Your Bottom Line”

Looking to firm up those glutes now that “shorts” season is on the horizon? (Someone tell me  this godforsaken season will be over soon!) This workout from trainer Andrea Orbeck should do the trick.

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“Wise Buys”

Here we get a whole of workout gear that gives me the “I wants”—especially the Perfect Duffel Bag from Under Armor. (Can anyone hook a fit chick up?)

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“Bell Curves”

If you need a quick 20-minute workout with kettlebells try this one from the folks at KettleWorX 8-Week Rapid Evolution and swing away!

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 “Tinseltown’s Top Trainers”

The top advice from the hottest trainers in La-La Land including Kit Rich, Mark Harai, Jennifer Johnson, Anna Kaiser and Lacey Stone.

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“Join the Club”

Can’t afford one of those high-priced aforementioned trainers? Have no fear because Janet Lee gives us a full workout using all of the equipment your local gym should have ready for you to rock.

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

  • “World Class Beauty” I love my beauty stories and am an oversees beauty product addict (really!) This page has all kinds of new lotions and potions I need to try right away.
  • “Running USA” Shape rates the best cities to go for a run including:
    • Asheville, NC
    • Austin, TX
    • Boston
    • Chicago
    • New York City
    • Kauai, HI
    • Portland, OR
    • San Francisco
    • Santa Fe, NM

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Overall Grade:

A  Everything I wanted in a magazine this month with plenty of great workouts to try and a super fun beauty page—score!

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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What Did We Learn This Month? @Shape_Magazine with @maryjblige #sweatpink 2

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Shape: December 2013

Mary J Blige photographed by Don Flood

Mary J Blige photographed by Don Flood

 

Shape Cover Star for December:

Mary J. Blige brings the fabulous and allows “no drama” as she shows off her strong & sexy physique in the December issue. Mary has just released her Christmas album A Mary Christmas. (Shouldn’t it have been A Very Mary Christmas? Oh well.)

Anyhoo—Mary J. keeps in shape by running (outdoors when she can,) swimming (she just learned!) and kettlebells and we get a looksee at her doing just that. Trainer is JR Allen of 2 Day Be Fit.

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“Have a Quickie”

So we are all too damn busy for words and fitting in a workout can be challenging but have no fear—Janet Lee gives these challenging full body workouts that can be done in just five minutes.

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“Cinch an Inch”

If you are looking for moves to make your core stronger than check out the three version of a side plank from trainer Jay Cardiello.

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“Yoga Made Perfect”

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to get in more yoga into my workout routine. Chrissy Carter of Yoga Works shows us here how to improve our form with three poses.

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“Workout of the Month”

Are you ready to get your arms & upper body into their best shape? Try out this workout from Jennifer Cohen who created the Weight Watchers: 15-Minute Boot Camp DVDs.

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

  • “The Skinny on Flavored Popcorn” Oooh—I have not had popcorn in over a year but now I WANT!
  • Katie Cassidy: The actress and Blogger talks about how she stays in shape and keeps sane in show business. (Her dad is David Cassidy—aka Keith Partridge!)

Follow Shape magazine online at: www.Shape.com

Overall Grade:

B+ Plenty of great workouts are featured plus good information on how to stay healthy during the holidays.

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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What Did We Learn This Month? @Shape_Magazine with Jennifer Love Hewitt on the Cover! 2

What Did We Learn This Month?

Shape: March 2013

Jennifer Love Hewitt photographed by Don Flood

Jennifer Love Hewitt photographed by Don Flood

Shape Cover Star for March:
Jennifer Love Hewitt and her insane curves are featured on the cover the March issue. In her interview Jennifer addresses the rotten things the media has said about her body over the years (which makes me insane—THIS woman was considered fat? Sheesh!)

Jennifer admits the hyper-focus on her weight made her self-conscious for a while but success is the best revenge of all as they say and she is flying high now with her Lifetime show The Client List.

If you are curious how she stays in shape—check out her routine based on her “Buti” classes from trainer Bizzie Gold (you read that correctly!) Check out her site here: (Link for Bizzie!)

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So what else is inside the March Shape?

“Workout of the Month”
So excited about these workout pages from the March issue! The moves here are from trainer Simone De LaRue whom I have written about for Fit Bottomed Girls a few months ago: (Fit Bottomed Girls link.)

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“Show Stopping Ads”
Shape’s Janet Lee offers great advice on how to get your core in tip top condition from what to eat, to the best workouts to try and finally—the steps to getting more zzz’s in your life.
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“Yoga, Our Way”
If you are looking to add more yoga to your life but were not sure which practice was best for you—well check out page 72 to find out!

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“Triple Play”
Jessica Matthews developed this routine based on using three different cardio machines at the gym that will help you burn more calories in less time.

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“Wacky, But it Works!”
Feel funny about using walking poles while walking outdoors or trying your hand at dribbling a basketball? Well don’t feel silly because these activities will help make your workout even more complete.

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Shape:
• “Shop Once, Eat All Week” Shape shows us what you can make with just 20 ingredients on your shopping list. Really yummy recipes from author Melissa Lanz: The Fresh 20: (Amazon.com link.)
“Love Your Now Body” TLC’s Stacy London (What Not to Wear) is new to the Shape fashion team and I for one could not be more excited! And she is a fellow Brooklynite which makes her extra cool IMHO.
“Coolest Clubs in America” Did your fancy gym make the list?
“Head Off Headaches” I get some real pounders between my eyes sometime so this article will be most helpful.
“Medicine Cabinet: A Checkup” Most helpful guide for what to keep and what to toss from my bathroom cabinets. (Yikes—it was scary in there!)

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Overall Grade:
A! Once again they bring a really useful issue. Good job Shape!

Have you read the March Shape yet? What was your favorite article? Let me know!

Ox ox,
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