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Jillian Michaels ‘One Week Shred’ DVD Giveaway

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Fitness, Giveaways, Weight Loss | 0 comments

It’s time for another GIVEAWAY!!! I am going to pick ONE winner for every 100 new Skinny Twinkie Facebook fans, and I’m going to hopefully give out a lot of Jillian Michaels ‘One Week Shred’ workout DVDs to some amazing fans! Here’s a little info about the newest workout DVD, ‘One Week Shred’ by Jillian Michaels: Is it go time? Need to crash your weight loss for a special upcoming event – high school reunion, wedding, party, beach vacation in a bikini, etc? Jillian Michaels new DVD One Week Shred has you covered.  It’s a comprehensive one-week diet and exercise plan to help you lose those last pounds you’ve been dying to shed so you look insane and feel amazing. To get the best results in a one-week period, Jillian will push you through two 30-minute workouts a day. You will start with...

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How To Teach Your Children To Love Swimming

Posted by on Mar 31, 2014 in Fitness, Toddler/Child | 2 comments

You have kids, you have a family swimming pool, and you want to combine the two. As a parent, you’d like to show your children how much fun the pool can be, but you’re aware that not all kids respond the same way when they are first around the water. So how can a parent teach their children to enjoy swimming, and have them consider it a positive experience? Recognize their individuality. Some kids will be naturals in the water, and take to it from the very first. Encourage that child and just let their fun continue. Another child might be hesitant around the water. Be on the lookout for signs of that reticence, and address it. The old “throw them in the deep end” concept could really be scarring for a child who already is ambivalent about the...

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Sweat is Magic Cover Yourself in it Daily to Grant Your Wishes

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Store | 0 comments

Every week there are more and more health and fitness inspired designs added to our Skinny Twinkie store. This week, I couldn’t wait to share with you one of our newest designs: Sweat is Magic Cover Yourself in it Daily to Grant Your Wishes Did you know that Sweat is Magic…? Enjoy these fitness inspired clothing that you can wear in or outside of the gym. Enjoy! And yes, we also have plenty of men’s shirts with this design…   Click on the shirt design that you like to be directed to our store! Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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The Bachelor Workout Game

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Fitness | 0 comments

Last night I watched ABC’s The Bachelor with Juan Pablo – I wanted to see what the hype was all about. I kept thinking two things the entire time: 1) Thank goodness I am happily married and not on The Bachelor (yes, Juan Pablo is easy on the eyes, but the dating format is just not my style). 2) I HAVE to create a Bachelor Workout Game for all of you. So that’s exactly what I did! ;) The Bachelor Workout Game Juan Pablo has fun kissing lots of girls throughout the show. That’s going to cost you 25 jumping jacks for each kiss session! So many girls complaining or whining about getting a rose – DAYS before the rose ceremony. It’s this crazy obsession that’s going to cost 10 Squat Jumps. At least their complaining is gonna help...

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The Christmas Guide to Workout DVDs

Posted by on Dec 23, 2013 in Fitness, Holiday, Weight Loss | 0 comments

Christmas morning. You tear off the wrapping paper to reveal the newest workout DVD, the front cover bearing the lean, leotard-clad body of an ex-soap star or TV presenter with blow-dried hair and veneers. Of course, every workout DVD worth its salt boasts a ‘before’ shot showing just how pale and miserable the celebrity was before she shed the baby-weight (and discovered fake tan) – to reassure you that they, too, are Real Women. The promises are tempting, like the half-empty box of Celebrations at your side. Hard to believe that all the secrets of a coveted dress size are contained within one shiny disc! From January 1st you diligently perform the routines, spurred on by the defined abs of the Real Woman on screen – until approximately January 4th work kicks back in. As for the DVD, that turns up in the supermarket bargain bin the following...

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You Can’t Out-Exercise A Bad Diet

Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Skinny Tips & Quotes | 0 comments

You can’t out-exercise a bad diet. Yes, exercise is great for your overall health and fantastic for weight loss, but if your diet is horrible – you still won’t be able to lose weight. I have had clients who continued to snack on junk food and drink beer on the weekends. They thought it wasn’t that big of a deal and they didn’t think that the calories would add up. Guess again! Those calories really do add up, and ultimately will cost you your weight loss success. Exercise regularly. Eat healthy consistently (perhaps you’ll find that the 90/10 rule works for you). Believe you will achieve your overall health goals. You will see results! Slow and steady wins the race, right? ;) Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,...

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Improve Your Fitness Results

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in Fitness | 0 comments

Busting Bad Fitness Habits You may be exercising regularly, but if you aren’t seeing the results you want, it may because of some bad fitness habits that you  need to break! Bad Habit: Not Doing A Warm Up or Cool Down Sometimes you need to start slow to move fast. What that means is this: When you do a warm up, you increase your blood flow, which minimizes the lactic acid in the muscles, which increases the overall performance of the workout. Synovial fluid is released into the joints which allows for increased elasticity in the muscles and increased flexibility for the tendons and ligaments. Cool downs are also important since it allows your heart rate to return back to a normal rate. If you have a super intense workout and immediately stop – without a cool down – then you are at risk for serious...

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How To Do The Perfect Push-Up

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Fitness | 0 comments

A big part of being a certified personal trainer is to spot incorrect exercise form and make the necessary corrections to prevent injury and maximize exercise efficiency with our clients.  When I go to the gym, I see a lot of people doing the push-up incorrectly. Folks, it’s time to learn how to do the push-up correctly. How To Do The Perfect Push-Up In addition to having correct form during the exercise, it’s important to maintain a 4-2-1 tempo. This means that you go down slowly for 4 seconds, hold for two seconds, and then go back up in 1 second. Too many people will just go up and down as quickly as possible, which results in horrible form (usually) and doesn’t maximize the benefit of the exercise! Check out the video below to learn how to have proper...

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