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The Bachelor Workout Game

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Fitness | Comments Off on The Bachelor Workout Game

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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How To Do The Perfect Push-Up

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Fitness | Comments Off on How To Do The Perfect Push-Up

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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Gym Loving Shirts & Sweatshirts!

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Fitness, Store | Comments Off on Gym Loving Shirts & Sweatshirts!

Check out our shirts and sweaters that show your commitment to your favorite gym! I’d Rather Be At The GYM Yeah, me too. Go ahead and find this design here on all of your favorite shirts, sweaters, etc. My Girlfriend is at the GYM Guys…you’re welcome. Find this “My Girlfriend is at the GYM” design on all of your favorite shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies.   Gymaholic Yes, I love going to the gym. No, I don’t want/need help. You will find our “Gymaholic” design on a variety of products in red text, blue text, and black text. My boyfriend’s name is GYM I totally love this design! Don’t you?! Go ahead and discover all of our products with the “My boyfriend’s name is GYM” design on it! Gym Junkie Are you one of those people who go the gym more than just January...

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Never Give Yourself Limitations

Posted by on Dec 15, 2011 in Fitness | Comments Off on Never Give Yourself Limitations

When it comes to working out, never give yourself limitations – especially when you are first starting out! You’d be surprised with what your body is capable of doing with consistent work outs. I’ve found that exercise doesn’t necessarily get easier…you just get better. Always work towards becoming better than you were yesterday. Image Credit: Feel free to follow us, however you like: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest Feel free to follow Skinny Twinkie: Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram,...

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The Two Ripped in 30 Winners!

Posted by on Nov 28, 2011 in Winners | Comments Off on The Two Ripped in 30 Winners!

Congratulations JenniferHarmon and Heidi! Our lucky readers (comment #27 and #39 on our giveaway post) just won the Workout DVD Ripped in 30 by Jillian Michaels! This is a great Workout DVD to help anyone stay or get in shape during the holidays! Since I can’t come there to your house and train you, I figure Jillian can help get the job done! As if you didn’t already know, Jillian is one tough trainer…so you will see the results you were looking for! Good luck! Thank you everyone for participating in this contest! We will have many more opportunities for you to win something, so stay tuned… Winner’s next steps: Watch for our email! It will come from, and we will need you to provide us with your mailing address so we can have your prize sent directly to you. If you...

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Your Chance To Be Ripped In 30!

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in Giveaways | 53 comments

Two lucky readers of ours will win the Workout DVD, Ripped in 30 by Jillian Michaels! I thought this Workout DVD would be the perfect holiday gift from me, to not one, but two of my readers!  You Can Be Ripped in 30! Jillian Michaels is the Personal Trainer who we have all come to love and fear from The Biggest Loser! The Workout DVD Ripped in 30 by Jillian Michaels is the perfect way to start the Holiday Season – in shape! The DVD includes 4 weeks of 4 incredible workouts to help you get in “insane shape” in less than 30 minutes. In addition to helping you with your workouts, the DVD also includes access to an online 30 day diet plan. I am not one for “diets“, but I believe it will help kick start some healthy eating...

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Workouts for your Baby

Posted by on Jan 13, 2011 in Baby | Comments Off on Workouts for your Baby

It’s never too early to exercise, right?  Your baby will benefit from exercise, just as much as you do! Babies need to work on building strength, and your little bundle of joy is going to need your help getting there. Tummy Time This helps your baby build a strong core, which strengthens your baby’s stomach, back, and neck muscles. Why it’s Important: It’s important that your baby’s core muscles are strengthened so that if your baby is ever in a dangerous situation (such as face down and not getting enough oxygen), your baby will have the ability to roll over. Lifting Let your baby learn how to lift objects with varying weight and size,  such a baby’s rattle, toy keys, or Alphabet blocks. It will be a fun way for your baby to learn how to hold objects as well as...

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Healthy Tips for Thanksgiving

Posted by on Nov 25, 2010 in Holiday | Comments Off on Healthy Tips for Thanksgiving

Here are some healthy tips to help you survive on Thanksgiving Day… Exercise A great way to start your Thanksgiving day is to exercise. If you plan on consuming more calories because of this traditional high calorie meal, a hearty workout will be very beneficial for you, including your waistline. Exercise is a great way to start your day, which can also help you maintain healthy choices throughout the day. You may want to focus on an cardiovascular workout, such as swimming, jogging, or using an elliptical machine. All would be great ways to burn a lot of calories for the day. Drink Water Just like any other day, it is important to drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated. A benefit to drinking enough water is that you eat less than you would if you were dehydrated,...

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