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Posture Assessment

Want Picture Perfect Posture? Part 2

Your posture is telling a story and it may not be the same one front to back or side to side. Want to make sure your posture is not a horror story? Nor farce? Maybe you’re going for a romantic comedy with great alignment of the stars and joints. Knowing what to look for in yourself or others will be easy once you view this video. Have someone do this posture check on you – it will reveal quite a bit about your alignment, balance, and whether the camera adds 10 pounds.

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Blue Hair, Nice Skirt, Strong Abs - He's got it all

Do You Really Have Core Strength?

Are you rotten or ripped to the core? Do you move from the inside out or the outside in? You can quickly assess whether your core (abs and back) is helping you or “hanging out.” Try this simple exercise and get to the core of the matter. Click on the title to read more.

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What’s Your Natural and True Posture?

Want to look 5 pounds thinner instantly? Well, don’t stand up straight! Yes, you heard us right. Standing “straight” is the direct line to unnatural posture and the famous “ski pole up the tushie” look, sometimes also known as the “drill sergeant in yo’ face” ramrod stance. Today’s short video gives you an easy method to discover your true, natural, real, no sweeteners or stiffeners added posture.

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Fitness Squats

Wrong & Right Way to Do a Squat

Most people do squats wrong, then wonder why their backs or knees hurt. It’s a shame because squats are so good for the lower body (that includes your booty)! So we decided to show you both the wrong and right way to do a squat. Click on the title to admire our great form!

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Being Fit Makes Me Happy

The question isn’t “What can brown do for you,” it’s “What can fitness do for you?” A late-night rumination about the real-life benefits and happiness Alexandra gets from being a healthy exerciser and eat-righter! Click on the title to learn how her brain works at 1:00 in the morning!

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Shape Ups, Rockers, Skechers, Shoes

Off Your Rocker Shoe Review For You

Whether you call them rocker shoes, toners, shape-ups, negative heel shoe, the funniest looking shoes you ever saw, or the shoes that saved the workout world, people are wearing them. And we are getting asked often “do they work? Are they worth the money?” “Are they actually helping me get more fit when walking?” “Are we not DEVO?” We turned to self-appointed experts, ourselves for a full review. (Please click on the title link to access the full post).

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Stability, Balance and Age

Does balance have to decrease with age? How can you increase stability and balance with each passing year? Can “The Who” and Alfred Hitchcock help at all? Let’s just state right up front that drinking and balance go together like fish and bicycles! Please click on the title link to see the whole post.

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“New Year=New You: 30 Day Challenge” is Coming

Quick Quiz Question (to be answered for “New Year=New You: 30 Day Fitness Challenge” participants): Do you burn more calories in one hour of hard core, full core, super duper exercise or in the other 23 hours of the day (even if those 23 hours are lethargic and mosey paced)? Knowing the correct answer will help guide your training choices. One GREAT training choice is our upcoming “New Year=New You: 30 Day Fitness Challenge.”

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What Have Fun and Fit Been Up To?

Have you been doing your Abs workouts? We have. Uh huh, we have too! Aaaaand, we’ve been busy working on some new ventures when not working out. We want to be ready for you when 2011 New Year’s comes around that we help you get round what you want and flatten out some of the rest – not including our wallets.

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Get Fab Abs: Part 1

Our National Obsession – Having Fab-u-lous Abs! Come on! It’s our workout right! So what are THE BEST ab exercises to do? Yikes – another question to address while guessing at the goal. Best for function? Looks? Ease of execution? Best for using as many of the Abs muscles as possible? Ready for a belly poke and some hot advice for a 3-, 6-. or 12-pack?

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