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Lean Legs Workout

Wanna get lean legs for summer.  This is a quick, and effective Lean Leg Workout for just that.

Doing this workout from top to bottom, 3 times will give you a nice lean and toned leg to show off in your shorty shorts, or bathing suit for summer.   My legs have always been easy to tone, and a week of doing this and they are looking nice.  Now, not everyone can just do this for a week, so I recommend daily for at least 30 days 😉   Or, just daily forever and you will never have to worry about what your legs look like, because they will look amazing!

Personal Training for a Fitter You

A number of people today are making a positive change in their life by opting to incorporate exercise as part of their daily lifestyle and maintain it regularly in order to lead healthier lives. On a basic note, a well-balanced exercise schedule of strength, flexibility and cardio can help in bringing down cholesterol and high blood pressure while helping to balance one’s weight, strengthen bones, enhance sleep and boost energy while making you feel and look great.

But for an individual who is new to exercise, getting to move about can be quite an arduous task particularly if the last time the person enrolled in any kind of structured fitness training was in high school. To ensure that one’s training experience is positively balanced and to avoid the dwindling of motivation after the first session of exercises, it can help in hiring a personal trainer to work on a tailored program specific to your body requirements.

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Getting a personal trainer, these days, can be quite economical as a number of health conscious people are understanding the need of employing a professional and health expert in advancing their personal health goals. With the help of a personal trainer, you will be able to understand the right technique of performing exercises while learning the correct structure of specific exercise methods. In addition, specific to your requirements, your daily fitness progression will be monitored under an expert eye that will further help in fast tracking your results.

Ideally, a professional trainer undertakes a complete health assessment that could include BMI index, strength abilities, cardio tests, code functionalities, and health questionnaires, range of motions, dietary queries and lifestyle examinations. These measurements are highly positive in identifying an individual’s requirements that might be needed to consider before building a structured schedule, such as corrective exercise to rehabilitate any current health condition.

More importantly, if you are a novice to exercise, a personal trainer can help you in staying motivated and can also keep you feel responsible and accountable for your exercise schedule.

Intermittently blending your exercise schedule with various forms of floor and machine exercises can not only  keep you stay interested in the exercise schedule but will also ensure that you achieve maximum results from the training. Although at first, it might be difficult to adapt or keep up to a customised exercise program in a matter of weeks it will become easier to follow it. Fitness trainers can also help in avoiding training plateau by constantly designing specific programs to challenge you in order to yield the right outcome.

In order to accomplish your exact health goals, it is important to choose and select the right health trainer. If you have clear objectives to be met such as losing additional weight, it can help in meeting and speaking with your potential fitness trainer to ensure that he/she has the necessary capabilities and expertise in the field of weight loss and dietary recommendations.

Overall, health results that you need to accomplish are basically waiting to be met by you, which lie on the other side of your comfort zone and given the right inducement, persuasion and inspiration by a personal trainer can ultimately be extremely helpful in reaching your health goals..

Carol is a full time writer with a background in medical journalism. She often writes articles related to health and obesity issues. Her particular interest includes on Pure Garcinia Cambogia Extract US, a weight loss product made from garcinia cambogia fruit.

Keep your Fitness on Track with Sears FitStudio

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The most popular New Year’s resolutions are health related, including eating better, getting more exercise, and losing weight. People are often derailed from achieving their goals for numerous reasons. My issue is generally lack of focus. When it comes to resolutions that are long term, it’s best to determine the overall goal and then break it down into attainable steps. Sure I say I want to be more active, but without clearly defining specific goals, it’s much easier for my efforts to get sidetracked. My specific goals are to maintain 10,000 steps per day with an additional workout as often as I can but shooting for at least three times per week. With this defined, I can then rely on amazing resources like Sears FitStudio to keep me on track.

FitStudio is everything I need to tackle my resolution of being more active. After a quick sign up, FitStudio allows you to connect your apps and devices such as Fitbit and Jawbone – so you’re easily able to access all your fitness data in a single place. Visit the Goal Center to input your goals and how you’d like to track them. Track by number of workouts, calories burned, time, distance, and more. For mine I selected three workouts per week for four weeks, naming it “Complete 12 Workouts”. The goal then shows me how many workouts I have to finish, how many days are remaining in my goal, and other factors. I then have the option to create a new goal, extend it, or delete it. When I use an app or device that I’ve added to FitStudio, it automatically tracks the workout. Alternatively, I can add them in manually. At a glance, I can see all workouts from the week, month, or year.

A feature on FitStudio that is extremely helpful is the Workout Center. I know I want to work out, but I don’t always know which exercises I should do and sometimes I might need assistance on how to do those I choose. This section of FitStudio shows individual exercises and how to do each which detailed instructions. Or there are pre-set workouts and programs like The Busy Mom Workout or bunch of targeted workouts that focus on specific areas. All of which have me working up a sweat. There are also challenges where you can compete against yourself or head to head against other people. Check out the video challenges to learn more. FitStudio also offers reviews on equipment such as treadmills, ellipticals, and exercise cycles. Read the good, the bad, the ugly. Each is given a FitStudio score based on performance, features, value and other criteria.

By far my favorite feature of FitStudio are the rewards. Yes, I’m rewarding myself by being more active and in turn being healthy. But how about something a little more tangible? FitStudio gives you points that are then redeemed for savings at Sears and Kmart. Earning for exercising? Yes, please! You get 2,000 points for signing up, 2,000 for completing your profile, and 1,000 for connecting a device. #Achieve15 is an easy way to earn 1,500 points by walking/running 15 miles or burning 1,500 calories! That’s an easy way to start earning. You’re then rewarded with points for each fitness activity and social activity! Burn calories? Earn points! Share your progress? Earn points! I’m all for positive reinforcement, especially when it comes in the form of shopping.

You do need to be a Sears Shop Your Way member in order to earn points, but that’s an easy sign up and totally worth it. Shop Your Way members who are registered users of FitStudio earn Shop Your Way points when they complete a qualifying activity as described in the activity description. The amount of points available for completing a qualifying activity vary. There may be limits to the amount of times a qualifying activity can be completed to earn points. There are many other perks to being a Shop Your Way member too.

Make sure to check them out on Facebook and Twitter also.

How can FitStudio keep you on track?

Fitness Tips For The Holidays


Fitness Tips For The Holidays

The holidays are approaching quickly and many people don’t want to derail their fitness and progress over a few celebratory months. Although it may be tempting to cheat on your healthy eating and push aside your fitness, it’s important to stay on track. These fitness tips for the holidays will keep you going all year long and if you follow them closely, you’ll be able to keep celebrating your success instead of starting over at New Year’s!
1. Make time to work out, even if it’s at home.
Often times, people travel during the holidays and end up putting any and all exercise on the back burner, especially if they’re away from their gym. The good news is that in today’s age, there are so many resources right at our fingertips! Between YouTube video workouts, Netflix, or even just running outdoors, there is still plenty of ways to get a great workout in during the holidays! One of the best fitness tips for the holidays is to never stop exercising. Once you do, it’s extremely hard to get back into the habit!
2. It’s okay to splurge, but be realistic.
Of course there are tons of treats around the holidays, and it’s often tempting to gorge all season long. Eating right and staying away from them is one of the best fitness tips for the holidays you can follow! As much as exercise and the gym are great, 80 percent of being healthy is eating correctly. Keep in mind that it’s okay to have a treat here and there, but don’t overdo it, and realize that it might cost a little more in the gym!
3. Don’t be afraid to enjoy yourself!
Just as with eating treats in moderation, it’s okay to take rest days in moderation during a vacation as well! Try not to get too into the habit of taking time off from exercise but if you have big plans, maybe skip the workout that day. Especially for something like a trip to the zoo, since you’ll be walking and exercising a lot anyway!
4. No zero days.
No zero days is a great fitness tip any time of year but definitely one of the most helpful fitness tips for the holidays! Essentially, you want to make sure you are doing something beneficial for your health every day . Whether it’s a walk at the mall for Christmas shopping, avoiding a large section of holiday baked goods, or getting in a great workout, just make sure that every day you put in an effort!
5. Drink plenty of water!
Drinking water is a huge part of gealth, weight loss, and overall fitness. Again, this fitness tip applies to all year, but as far as fitness tips for the holidays, it definitely ranks in the top! Making sure you stay on top of hydration and water intake is a huge deal, especially because it can be tempting to drink other holiday beverages like egg nog, or alcohol. It’s totally okay to splurge on those things but keep in mind that water intake is the most important!
What is the hardest part about staying healthy through the holidays for you?

Easy Ways to Exercise While You Travel



Do you like to travel, or just have to travel for work or other reasons?  Sticking to your exercise routines while you are traveling is not always easy because you are not near your local gym, don’t have any of your favorite workout gear with you and are not familiar with established routes. All of this should not stop you from getting in the exercise that you crave, and still be able to see everything you want to in your new destination. There are several easy ways to add exercise while you travel, and most of them are fun or give you a new way to see a city, countryside or beach town.


No matter what type of travel you are doing, or where you end up, here are a few easy ways to add exercise into your travels.


As You Go Rentals

More and more destinations are investing in citywide, pay as you go rentals for everything from bikes to fitness centers. These options are perfect for travelers that want to be able to access great facilities and equipment, without having to make a big commitment. Look for private or public bike share programs and use a bike to get around instead of taking the bus. Find hotels or fitness centers that offer day passes, or pay as you go passes that you can use during the duration of your trip.


Add a Walking Tour

Instead of booking a trolley tour that will drive you up to every landmark in the city, find a walking tour that forces you to get active. These tours let you see the city in a new light and have more of an insider feel than any of the larger tours that will drive you past a lot of places you might be interested in.


Create a YouTube Playlist

There are several fitness instructors, workouts and exercise ideas on YouTube, so before your flight, take the time to create a playlist. Use this playlist when you don’t have the time to get in a full workout, want a quick morning routine or have a rainy afternoon to fill. Its also the best way to make sure that you are working out and toning all parts of your body equally while you are away.


Try New Forms of Cardio

To get your cardio in and create some vacation memories, try out a new form of cardio like the locals would. Anything from rock climbing to kayaking to paddleboarding are fun ways to get out and get in a nice workout. Think about the destination and find an activity that pairs well with the locale. Anywhere near water is a new way to discover a fun water sport. Country destinations can include activities like hiking, climbing, cross country skiing or snowshoeing in the winter and even horseback riding.


Getting in your workout while traveling is all about including more physical activity into what you already have planned or need to get done while at your destination. Turn that activity into fun things to do while out of town and your exercise is as easy as having fun.

Whether you travel for enjoyment, or for other reasons, make sure you check out our partner site (owned by us) at That Traveling Chick, because we offer low prices on all sorts of travel as well as lots of great reviews on places we have traveled and travel tips.


Sunday’s With Shana Schneider – Office Workout

Sunday’s With Shana Schneider – Office Workout


Have you heard about the latest 7-minute workout that combines 12 simple exercises and boasts great positive health and fitness benefits? Check out this video to see what it’s all about. Why not try and put those random minutes between meetings to a good use!

Sunday’s With Shana Schneider – Morning Workout Part 1

Sunday’s With Shana Schneider – Morning Workout Part 1

Mornings can be hard sometimes, and exercise seems to be the last thing on most people’s minds.  But, Shana says ~ Don’t feel guilty about hitting that snooze alarm in the morning. Try out these easy exercises you can do while still in bed! This is part one of a series that will get you feeling fit before you even leave the house.

Sunday’s With Shana Schneider – Look Thinner

Sunday’s With Shana Schneider – Look Thinner


Every girl in the world wants to look thinner.. at least all the girls I know do.    Shana shares a great tip on how you can look thinner in seconds, and it’s easy to do 😉


Sunday’s With Shana Schneider – Fitness Stealers

Sunday’s With Shana Schneider – Fitness Stealers

Did you know there are several things we come across every day that are stealing our fitness? I never thought about it until I watched Shana’s video.  Find out what they are and how to find alternatives so you can stay strong and fit!


Sunday’s With Shana Schneider – Commercial Break Workout

Sunday’s With Shana Schneider – Commercial Break Workout

An amazing and fun gal who makes fun fitness video’s was brought to my attention and when it was a light bulb in my head went on.  I have been wanting to share some of my own workouts on video with you, but am so busy I never find time to make my own video’s.  So, why not share other amazing ones until I can find the time to make my own.

Shana Schneider has some great workout tips, and advice and workouts in general.   I will share a new one with you weekly.

This one Shana says to put that remote control down and find out how watching commercials could be the perfect workout to get those arms toned for summertime tank tops!
These are great tips, but I wanted to also add a few more that I also do while commercials are on.
Squats,  Lunges,  Crunches,  Pushups,  Planks, High Knees  ~ all requiring no weights.   I even make hubby do them with me.    Not into any of these due to certain restrictions.  Try some light yoga or stretching during  a commercial.   Whatever you do, just get up off that couch 😉   Even if you Tivo things, stop fast forwarding thru commercials and give your body a gift.. the gift of grooving it 😉