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Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
The Bar Method delivers again with a super sweaty, upper body sculpting, thigh shaking, butt squeezing, ab carving, muscle elongating workout led by super ripped instructor, Marnie Alton.
I was sent The Bar Method Dancer's Body Advanced Workout along with the Beginner's Workout I reviewed last week.
This DVD takes it to the next level.
Marnie Alton is a fantastically inspiring instructor who obviously walks the walk and displays the results. I always find instructors with an enviable physique really push me to do more working out at home. Plus, the rest of class looks amazing and shows modifications throughout.
Constructed of the typical Bar Method series working from the warmup all the way to the stretch, this workout is sure to challenge even the most advanced barre practitioners.
No fancy music or set, just 62 minutes of detailed instruction and non-stop shaky burn!
Learn more and purchase The Bar Method DVD's here: http://thebarmethod.com/
(image from: barmethod.com)
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Always on the hunt for high fiber cereal to munch on and especially ones without artificial sweeteners, I was thrilled to find F Factor Cereals at my local food co-op.
Created by F-Factor Diet guru, Tanya Becker, these cereals are loaded with fiber and none of the nasty fake stuff found in some brands.
I purchased all three varieties - High Fiber SKinnys, Skinnys n' Fruit and Mini Cinnamon O's with Raisins and Almonds.
All three are really great!
The Skinny's are just that - skinny strips of fiber filled cereal. I eat mine with unsweetened almond milk. They get soggy fast, but they are almost better that way!
The O's are crunchy, lightly sweetened yumminess that I've been slamming with cottage cheese for a filling, satisfying breakfast.
Do they taste like Cheerios or Honey Bunches of Oats? Um, hell no. But, the nutritional punch of a load of fiber makes them worth adding into your diet.
Learn more here: http://www.ffactorfoods.com/cereals.php
(Image from: http://ffactorfoods.com)
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Sometimes to look damn good, you need to do something that is damn good.
Blogger, writer and entrepreneur extraordinaire, Tim Ferris has some great ideas for quickie internet do-good activities.
Check out his post here: Four Hour Work Week Blog
(image of Tim Ferris from : http://fourhourworkweek.com)
Monday, May 2, 2011
As a huge fan of "barre" workouts, I was very excited to hear about The Bar Method's new DVD releases.
I was sent a copy of The Bar Method Beginner's Workout and was excited to give it a go!
Even as an experienced exerciser and advanced barre workout practitioner, sometimes going back to the basics can be a really effective way to hone technique and really focus on muscle activation.
And by the soreness in my muscles the day after doing this DVD - I can tell you that barre fans of any level with benefit from this video.
At 37 minutes, this DVD is the perfect length for a quickie workout, or to add some interval cardio afterward to.
Led my Burbank Bar Method Studio owner, Joey Decker, the workout covers the entire body with a quick warmup, an arm series, a thigh series, seat series, abs and bridging with stretching interspersed throughout the workout - a Bar Method Trademark.
As originators in the group barre class trend, The Bar Method videos - especially those led by founder, Burr Leonard are a must for any collection. The DVD's are the most technical of any I tried and are deceptively effective.
Learn more and purchase Barre Method DVD's here: http://barmethod.com
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