What Did We Learn This Month? Shape Magazine With @JessicaAlba @Honest


What Did We Learn This Month?


June 2015

Jessica Alba photographed by James Macari

Jessica Alba photographed by James Macari

Shape Cover Star for June 2015:

Jessica Alba is on the cover and is basically taking over the world with her eco-friendly products company “Honest” that is worth an estimated $1 billion! Jessica began her company (funded partly by her earnings as a top movie star) just three years ago and thinks a billion seems kind of puny compared to what she feels is truly possible in the marketplace.

If you are wondering how she stays in such amazing shape even though she admits to hating exercise—try 105 degree yoga sessions with light weights.

(Must try that workout soon!)

What else is in this issue of Shape?

Surfer Workout

A few weeks ago I took a ride out the Rockaways and spent some time admiring the surfers take on the Atlantic Ocean. If you have ever tried to surf you know it is an activity that will challenge your balance and core strength.

Trainer Adam Rosante offers this workout to help you get ready to “hang 10” or whatever it is those crazy surfing people do on those boards!

 Shape mag Surfer Workout 001

“Cycle in Style”

As a cycling freak this page gives me a big case of “the happies.”

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“Tone All Over”

You know I will be stealing some of these workout moves from celebrity trainer Autumn Calabrese into my next core classes. Think strength moves that help you bust through any plateaus going on in your fitness routine.

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

  • “Go Outside and Ride!” Shape gives you the lowdown on road, mountain and trail riding to get you back on your bike.
  • “Pump Up Your Run” If you are getting burned out from your usual running routine they have some options here to get you motivated all over again. (Now go run!)
  • “Active Adventures” If you want to fit in an outdoor exercise while on your next vacation—try out some fun suggestions here.

Follow Shape magazine online at: www.Shape.com

Overall Grade:

A Overall we have a good summer read here!

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What Did We Learn This Month? Health Magazine with Jessica Alba on the Cover @goodhealth

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Health: October 2013

Jessica Alba photographed by Marc Baptiste

Jessica Alba photographed by Marc Baptiste

Health Cover Star for October:

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba is on the cover and not only is she is an insanely beautiful woman, popular “green living” author and successful actress (you can see her in the upcoming Machete Kills) but she also runs her own eco-friendly lifestyle business—The Honest Company (www.honest.com.)

On top of all of that she seems incredibly sweet as well. Check out Jessica’s cover shoot video here: http://www.health.com/health/video/0,,20735365,00.html


So what else is inside the October Health?

“Meet Your New Solemate” (Should that be one-word instead? Please advise!)

I can never have enough sneakers on hand and this story features the best & most useful for runners.

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“Get a Superstar Body”

Health asked the top celebrity trainers how us commoners can look like an A-Lister. Said trainers are David Kirsch, Michelle Lovitt and Harley Pasternak.

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“The Three Supplements You Needs the Most”

If you are considering adding vitamins and supplements to your daily regimen—read this article first.

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“Your Hair: A User’s Guide”

Having problems with thinning hair, dry scalp or graying? (I have soooo many grays.) Be sure to check out this feature that will address all the things could stress you tresses.

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“Should I Try CrossFit?”

The super popular program is the bane of my Instagram account (how people can post more photos of their WODs than I do of my cats is startling) but I must admit I am curious to give them a whirl. So if you are in the market to try out CrossFit as well—check out this issue of Health first.

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

  • “Grab it Now…Winter Squash” Yes, please! (Anyone want to cook my dinner tonight?)
  • “What Kind of Ager Are You?” I love my beauty stories and this one was of big interest to me. (I am a “splotcher” by the way.”)
  • “Your Healthy Fall Gardening Guide” If I didn’t possess a black thumb and actually had a yard I would be ALL over this. (Show of hands for those who want to plant a garden for me?)
  • “Breast Cancer Breakthroughs” October is breast cancer awareness month so all of the women’s magazines have features about this horrible disease. (Keep hopeful for a cure someday!)


Follow Heath online at: www.Health.com

Overall Grade:

B- I am greedy for workouts Health. Where, oh where are they? Bah!

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What Did We Learn This Month? @WomensHealthMag with Jessica Alba on the Cover!

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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