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What Did We Learn This Month? @Shape_Magazine with @JulianneHough December Issue 2

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Shape

December 2014

Julianne Hough photographed by Don Flood.

Julianne Hough photographed by Don Flood.

Shape Cover Star for December 2014:

Julianne Hough (Dancing With the Stars) is a busy gal who tours with her equally famous brother Derek, and is creating a show with him called Blackpool which will be a ballroom dancing drama. In addition to her dancing & singing career Julianne acted in the Footloose reboot and (my personal favorite) the “so bad it is good” Safe Haven. (Get it on Netflix if you ever have the chance. She is fine in the part but the script is amazingly cheesy and awesome!)

The multi-hyphentate is also a workout fiend who keeps in top shape by getting at least 8 hours of sleep per night, eating healthy and dancing as often as she can (even on top of her two-hour shows!)

When home in Los Angeles she prefers works with professional trainer Astrid McGuire and you check out some of their workout in the pages of the December issue.

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What else is in this issue of Shape?

“Long and Lean”

Sadie Lincoln is the founder of barre3 studio (there are over 70 locations!) and she offers to Shape a few exercises she prefers to keep her muscles “long and lean.”

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Shape Gift Guide:Tone Up Fast”

I literally want every single item from this page. Every. Single. Item. (Who is going to be my Secret/Awesome Santa this year?)

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 “Flat Abs Fast”

Every day it seems I reading more and more about New York City-based trainer Adam Rosante who has a book coming out in March called The 30-Second Body. Here he gives us his favorite moves to get your abs tight.

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“Jump to a Hot Body”

If you ever want to watch me make a total fool out of myself—ask me to demonstrate the proper way to jump rope. I am sort of a deranged 4th grader when it comes to skipping rope and would rather NOT do it at such a high level.

However, I know it is a fantastic workout and this program developed by Punk Rope creator Tim Haft looks like it would whip anyone into fighting form,

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

  • “How Can I Ramp Up Results to Get Toned Fast?” If you are looking to get your strength training up a notch—try out these tips from Shape expert Jay Cardiello.
  • “Pretty in Picturs” Good tips on how to take better selfies.
  • “Sneaky Health Threat: Your Vacuum” Did you know that Hoover can “spit bacteria and dust back into the room?” Well, you do now. (Cleaning out mine right now.)

Follow Shape magazine online at: www.Shape.com

Overall Grade:

A The December issue brought it big-time with the good workouts and useful information. Plus, the gift guide was tops!

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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…

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What Did We Learn This Month? @Shape_Magazine Kate Hudson on the Cover 5

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Shape: November 2013

Kate Hudson photographed by Nino Munoz

Kate Hudson photographed by Nino Munoz

Shape Cover Star for November:

A friend of a friend of mine met Kate Hudson once a few years before her breakout performance in the Cameron Crowe film Almost Famous and said Kate was absolutely the sweetest, most down-to-earth person ever.  I always think about that when I read interviews with the actress as she seems like she would be a cool, chill BFF.

Kate is the mother of two young boys, engaged to singer Matt Bellamy of Muse and has her own workout line Fabletics hitting the market. Meaning she doesn’t exactly have all of the time in the world to work out. Luckily the actress has a dancing background and fits in as much Pilates as she can into her busy schedule.

 

“Drop the Weights”

You don’t need a set of dumbbells to work your muscles—try some of these moves from trainer Jessica Rucker.

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“Splash & Dash”

Water-based running is easier on your joints while also providing excellent cardio exercise. So if you have access to a pool—check out this workout plan designed by Bernard Baski.

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“Heavy Lifting”

If you are looking for some cute gear to wear to CrossFit (not that it is a “cute” workout, mind you) then check out the offerings on this page.

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 “Raise the Barre”

A NYC-based ballerina (Mary Helen Bowers) teaches Ballet Beautiful and shows how to perform a perfect “arabesque lift” and “swan arms” in this feature.

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

  • “1-Move/3-Ways Push-Up” Shape top trainer Jay Cardiello shows how to “perfect and build upon” your bridge.
  • “Flu Shot Excuses–Busted” Everyone—please get your flu shots!
  • “Dream it, Do it…” One of my big, big goals in life is to master the yoga “Crow” pose and it is just one of the fitness goals mentioned in this article that you can master with the right kind of practice.

Follow Shape magazine online at: www.Shape.com

Overall Grade:

A  Fantastic workouts plus string features made this a great issue for me. Thumbs up!

 

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What Did We Learn this Month? @Shape_Magazine with @kellyrowland on the Cover! 6

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Shape: October 2013

Kelly Rowland photographed by Nino Munoz

Kelly Rowland photographed by Nino Munoz

 

Shape Cover Star for October:

Kelly Rowland is on the cover and she is showing off her buff bod that comes courtesy of her bad-ass trainer Jeanette Jenkins. The two partnered on a workout DVD Sexy Abs Cardio Sculpt that you can catch a glimpse of  here:

Check out these core moves with Ms. Rowland playing the role of model.

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“Pump it Up”

Try these moves from Crunch trainer Carol Johnson (“Stiletto Strength”) to get your legs and core in top shape for your sexy heels. (Like my new Kate Spade’s pumps!)

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“Power Those Miles”

Strength training exercises from ACE exercise physiologist Mark Kelly Ph.D. that will help all of you runners gain power.

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“Julianne Moore”

The flawless actress and author will star in the remake of Carrie this month and I CANNOT WAIT to see it.

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“Suited to Cycle”

OMG—I love this page that is filled to the damn brim with cute cycling gear! (Be still my beating heart.)

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“Get Ready to Row!”

Rowing is catching on in gyms across the country. Try this workout from LA-based trainer Jay Blahnik that will increase your upper body strength and will get your heart pumping.

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“Hot Wheels: Burn 650 Calories Per Hour”

If you want to get shapely legs while enjoying the great outdoors—get on a bike dammit! (Cycling has changed my life so I am a bit of an evangelist…) Before putting pedal to the metal check out these tips from APEX Coaching expert Neal Henderson.
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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Shape:

  • “1-Move/3-Ways Push-Up” Shape asked trainer Jay Cardiello to show how to work your way up to an awesome push-up.
  • “The Skinny on Bulk Candy” Candy—–yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum. (page 104)
  • “Juice Joints” Are you into juicing? Check out the reviews here for some of the best-known juice joints in the U.S.

Follow Shape magazine online at: www.Shape.com

Overall Grade:

A  Lots of great workouts , beauty & fashion stories and yummy recipes. This issue made me smile.

 

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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? @Shape_Magazine with @JillianMichaels on the Cover! 10

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Shape: July/August 2013

Jillian Michaels photographed by Don Flood

Jillian Michaels photographed by Don Flood

 

Shape Cover Star for July/August:

Jillian Michaels is on the cover and looking mighty fit in a bikini. Jillian a busy mother of two young kids and knows how hard it is to fit in a workout—even just 30 minutes. Here she gives advice for staying healthy while heading out on the open road for summer vacation.

Shape also has an exclusive body sculpting routine in this issue which you can see here.

 

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So what else is inside the July/August Shape?

“Hit Your Stride”

Do you have a Cybex machine at your gym and are not sure how to get the best workout in your lunch hour? Try out the advice here given by Angela Corcoran, director of education for Cybex.

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“Biceps Curl”

Jay Cardiello (http://cardiellofitness.com/) offers three types of bicep curls to get you strong and toned.

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“2013 Shape Snack Awards”

Shape found the best “good-for-you noshes” that you can find at your local grocery store.

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“In the Swim”

Ooh, a pool sounds so refreshing right now—doesn’t it?  Here we get advice from Olympian Natalie Coughlin.

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“Take a Seat”

Pull up a seat for your next workout created by Melissa Chiz of Zumba (this looks fun!)

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“Surf’s Up!”

Jessica Bellofatto of KamaDeva Yoga in East Hampton, NY combines yoga moves with her love of surfing with the poses you see here.

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

  • “Give Your Beach Bag a Checkup” Shape offers advice on how to what to pack in your tote for a fun day in the sun.
  • “At-Home Solutions” Lotions and potions that will make you even more gorgeous than you already are (how is THAT possible?)
  • “A Lifetime of Good Skin” What you need to do in your 20s, 30s and 40s to keep your complexion in top shape.

Follow Shape magazine online at: www.Shape.com

Overall Grade:

A  Lots of workouts featured here and informative article aplenty. This made me happy!

 

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

 

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