Healthy Summer Books for 2015

I hope this summer finds you expanding your knowledge of health and wellness.  Even though I’ve been a fitness trainer for over 20 years, I’m always the student and learning new things. Here are some noteworthy books I’ve been reading on my kindle this year for health, wellness, energy, pain management, and more.   Click any highlighted…

The Biggest Loser DVD Reviews

6 Week Cardio Crush and 8 Minute Body Blasters are the latest fitness DVDs available from The Biggest Loser team.  This is my first experience with the trainers Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince, though I usually watch the very first and very last episode of The Biggest Loser each season.  Both DVDs include the Season 14 all-star cast. With both…

Jillian Michaels: One Week Shred and Hard Body Reviews

I have two Jillian Michaels DVDs to share with you for review this week… 1.  One Week Shred Review One Week Shred with Jillian Michaels was just released on Tuesday.  This DVD is geared for a crash-course weight loss for an upcoming event (wedding, party, beach vacay, etc).  Jillian wants you to do 2 30-minute…

Give the Gift of Fitness: Yoga

Here’s a few affordable and unique ideas for the yogis in your life this holiday season (or things to add to your own wishlist). 1.  Stick-e Gloves & Socks It’s no secret that I love toe socks for yoga and pilates.  I feel like you have more grip than you would barefoot.  So, I thought I…

Fitness DVD Review: Butt Lift

10 Minute Solution is a series of fitness DVDs with various workouts and instructors. Butt Lift by Christine Bullock is the latest in this series. It’s rare if these workouts disappoint – and this is another good one! Before buying this DVD (at Amazon for $7 here), I wasn’t familiar with Christine, so I didn’t…

DVD Review: Body Fit 360 By Michelle Dozois

Body Fit 360 by Michelle Dozois is a super fun, challenging, and innovative workout that is nothing like you’ve ever done before. It’s dance, but in a circuit format.  That’s the best way to explain it.  You train your body in all planes of motion and it’s fast paced to keep your heart rate up.  Since…

DVD Review: Jane Fonda Fit and Strong

Jane Fonda (age 75) – Fitness guru and more for over 30 years. Fit & Strong is just one of the DVDs in her newer “Prime Time” series.  There are two workouts (both 20-25 minutes in length) on this particular DVD. I love the fact that before you even begin this workout, she sets up your body position and…