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Rotating Side Plank: Abs Away

Rotating side planks are a great way to get your abs looking fabulous, especially if you just had a baby (by “just” we mean “over a year, so the weight should have come off”). Two versions are demonstrated here, and if you try these exercises, you will be …

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Workouts More Fun than MS and Epilepsy: Mary Ellen Ciganovich’s Inspirational Exercise Story

Mary Ellen was diagnosed in childhood with epilepsy. No Sweat. She was diagnosed as an adult with Multiple Sclerosis. No Sweat. Except for one thing: Mary Ellen likes to sweat. She likes to work out. She likes to defy the odds and keep it R.E.A.L. Click on the title to find out what that is. Once you read her story, you might never make excuses for not exercising again!

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Back from the Brink of Death: Suzanne Andrews’ Inspirational Weight Loss Story

Humiliation to meditation to motivation–such is the path Suzanne chose when her life and health were threatened, not just once, but twice! By combining the power of mind, body, and spirit she turned her life and health around. That same focus and mental drive saved her on the operating table when her heart stopped. Get inspired by her story both here and on her PBS show, Functional Fitness. Click on the title to get your heart rate and mood up with Suzanne!

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Why Do People Faint in Exercise Class?

Lately students have been dropping like raindrops on a blustery day. But it’s not raining. They’re fainting in alarming numbers in the group exercise classes at the university. Here are the main reasons teens and young adults faint. Click on the title to read; you won’t get lightheaded!

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Fit and Fine Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is coming and what could be more fit than giving Mom a gift that is good for her health and something she actually wants? Fun and Fit (two professional moms) to the rescue with dark chocolate and bath spa product recommendations. Click on the title to read and desire!

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pre-pregnancy jeans, post-baby abs

Wave Bye-Bye to Baby Weight! More Than 5 Ab Exercises for Fallen Souffle Bellies

If your baby is older than a year, can you still claim that abs that resemble a fallen souffle are due to “baby fat”? What is the difference between baby fat and body fat? No fair saying that the former is on the baby! Once you get rid of that baby fat (sometime before your kid heads off to college) what do you do to get the taut, tight, toned abs you once had? Pretend that traveling back in time to your pre-parental days is not an option.

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Pregnant, Physically Phit, and Powerful

She’s fit, active, strong, and a competitor. A little pregnancy won’t hold this mom-to-be back as her front grows! But too little advice is leaving her more exhausted than a triathlon. Who and what should she listen to: her doctor? her own body? her husband? Fun and Fit?! the little voices in her head that say “yes, honey you do have pregnant butt”?

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I’m Pregnant, in Pain and Want to Work Out

So much that starts with “P:” Pregnant, Patella Femoral Syndrome, and Put out at the Pain of it all! Poor Sarah wants to exercise through her pregnancy, but her knee prohibits activity. What CAN she do that does not hurt so much? Besides birth a child…..

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