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A Trip to The Past in a Car For the Future: Driving Around Los Angeles in a Chevy Volt

Thanks to Chevy, I was offered a Volt to drive around for the weekend anywhere I wanted to go in Los Angeles. Immediately I knew I’d head to Hermosa Beach (my hometown) and downtown L.A., as I fell in love with the downtown area when I took a tour with the Los Angeles Conservancy a few months ago. Come with me for some L.A. sightseeing.

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Best Workouts to Burn Fat For Women Over 50

Do you have a goal to be lower fat? Did you know you don’t have to burn predominantly fat in order to lose fat? Try these 4 workouts called the “Best for Fat Burning.”

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I Spa. Do You? A Visit to the International Spa Association Media Event at the Beverly Wilshire

We drove to Beverly Hills last Thursday as invited guests of the ISPA Media Event on behalf of the International Spa Association. Twelve different spas were in attendance, offering a variety of treatments and products to us lucky media people. Since many of you have asked us for spa recommendations, we thought we’d share our experience and info about the companies that were there.

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Ultimate Baby Boomer Workouts: 7 Key Training Principles

Want the Ultimate Baby Boomer Body? Personally I am ok with the “Ixnay on the Bikini, but I’ll Still Wear a One-Piece” Body. To get either version, you’ll need to incorporate 7 important, midlife-specific training principles into your workout routines. First find out the 6 ways midlife women are unusual when it comes to exercise.

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Good, Better, Best Bod Yet with DietBet

DietBet is an online game where you lose 4% of your weight in a 4 week span. If you make your weight loss goal, you share in the money pot. Want to join us? Is it too late to join in? No!

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Honor the Isla Vista Murder Victims

This post was scheduled to be a reminder of our DietBet that is starting. But I live in Santa Barbara and teach at UCSB where the six murdered students attended. I am very sad, and all I can think about is the parents of the victims.

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Chicken-Wrapped Bratwurst in Honey Peanut Butter Sauce

Inspired by “The Bee’s Knees” honey peanut butter from Peanut Butter & Co., I created a Memorial Day recipe that I think is a winner – Chicken-Wrapped Bratwurst in Peanut Butter Sauce. We are giving away two jars of “The Bee’s Knees” too!

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DietBetter: 4 percent Weight Loss in 4 weeks

We are about to start a four week DietBetter. You get 4 weeks to lose 4% of your starting weight. At the end of the 4 weeks, whoever’s hit their 4% goal is a winner and splits the money pot. The amount in the shared pot depends on the number of people who join up.

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Hiking at Sky Ranch Fitness Spa: My Naughty Dog Story

Are you ready for a low class poop story to reveal how high class the Sky Ranch Fitness Spa experience is? First, to cut to the chase: If you are looking for a beautiful, healthy, intimate spa getaway that emphasizes hiking, movement classes, personal attention and nutritious meals, this is the place for you. Now back to the part of my week that was really stinky!

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Best Workout Surfaces

As a boomer and group fitness instructor with one reconstructed knee and a fused big toe (both due to soccer), I am always mindful about the surfaces I exercise on. Some surfaces hurt; others feel cushiony and safe. Whether you have an injury or are trying to prevent one, it’s smart to work out on a forgiving, protective surface. I tested out Regupol flooring to see if it met the Three S’s.

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