What Did We Learn This Month?
Fitness magazine: March 2012
Fitness Cover Star for March:
Actress and former model Rebecca Romijn, mother of twin girls Dolly and Charlie (how cute are those names?) and will soon in appear in Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds is on the cover (she is photographed by Brian Bowen Smith.) Rebecca gained 60 pounds during her pregnancy over three years ago and had a very difficult time losing the weight afterwards.
To challenge herself mentally and physically she decided to try Bikram yoga which sounds like 90 minutes of hell to me (an hour-and-a half in a 105 degree room? No. Thank. You.) But you have to admit she looks pretty great on the cover!
Rebecca used a sensible meal plan and eliminated sugar from her diet to help get fit.
Fitness asked Susan Antonaccio for Bikram Yoga in NYC to for five-asana moves we can try out at home for ourselves (see below.)
So What Else is in the Latest Fitness?
"Survival of the Fittest: CrossFit"
The one workout I really want to try is CrossFit. (Have you done it yet? Is it scary?) Here we get “yoga lover” Renee Chow’s take on it after giving it a shot at Brooklyn’s Virtuosity gym. I may need to check this out myself!
"Best New Workout DVDs"
Recently my gym closed for a week for repairs and I had to rely on DVDs to keep on my schedule. Wow—they can be really tough! Anyhoo, Fitness asked over 100 women to “sweat-test” a whole slew of them and here are the best of the best for 2012. (Thinking of getting of few of these right away.)
“Be a Runner”
Fitness came to the rescue for four readers (ranging in ability) who needed help with their running abilities. I have to say, I found the advice very helpful here.
“Burn Mega Calories!”
Celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak (ABC TV’s The Revolution) came up with this series of moves that should be combined with jump rope to get a good calorie burn (along with body conditioning.)
The best free apps on the market right now for health and fitness. (Personally, I LOVE the Nike Training Club app myself.)
"Breakthrough or Bust"
Love me some beauty stories and this one is pretty darn cool. Fitness took a look at five products that were described as ‘innovations” and found out how well they really worked. Check this out before you drop cash at the mall!
"Fitness Body Lab Part 2: Strong, Sexy Legs"
This is an in-depth look at the latest research in getting your gams in shape from whether or not you can actually “shrink” your thighs to answering the eternal question “Can cankles be cured?” (You read that correctly.)
I am a big fan of the workout from physiologist Brad Schoenfeld (author of Sculpting Her Body Perfect) included as it looks pretty damn challenging.
And now the rest of the best of this issue of Fitness:
- “Give it a Twirl” “Nom nom”-worthy recipes that include those dreaded carbs (Yikes! Kidding, of course.) Planning on trying the “Lemony Carrot Risotto” this weekend as a matter of fact…
- "Losing It" Fitness” An excellent article here that dictates that drastically cutting calories is a bad idea no matter how you look at it.
- "Rehab Your Bad Habits" Feels funny just typing that sentence after this weekend’s events. (RIP Whitney!) But if your bad habits are more of the a little too lazy on the weekends or still smoking (cigarettes) variety—this feature will be of big help.
- "Skin-Sational” I told you I love my beauty stories and this one has lots of good advice to get your skin all purty-like.
A- Lots of good workout pages in this one for sure!
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