You don't need dumbbells or a gym membership to get in shape. Colorful, weighted rubber balls called "medicine balls" can take the place of traditional dumbbells. They're a fun way to make exercise seem less like work and more like play! Best yet, the variety of medicine ball exercises requires you to engage your core muscles so your abs get a serious workout to boot!Read Full Story
Achieving a strong, toned physique is a common goal for many, but the path to getting Jennifer Anniston’s legs, Cameron Diaz’s ultra-muscled arms or Gwyneth Paltrow’s flat-as-a-board abs is different for everyone. With so many workout philosophies floating around the Web and in books and magazines lining store shelves, it can get confusing trying to find the best fitness program for you. That’s why we turned to Joshua Lipsey, personal trainer and founder of Core Concepts, who takes the confusion out of getting the body you want. He shares some of his better-body secrets with SheKnows.Read Full Story
If aerobic dance classes have you yawning, punch and kick your body into shape with Kenpo. Ellen Nalaboff, celebrity fitness guru, life coach, and owner of Ellen's Fitness Studio in New York, challenges you to try this five-move Kenpo karate workout – it not only shreds calories, it will strengthen and tone every muscle in your body.Read Full Story
Think you can build core strength by cranking out crunches? Think again. Strengthening your core -- abdominals, obliques, lumbar muscles and other muscles -- actually involves much more than just your usual two or three sets of ab crunches. Having solid core muscles puts you at less risk for back injury and gives you a sexy midsection.Read Full Story
In this month's Shape Magazine, Brooke Burke is showing off her abs... and more power to her. It's in style to love your body and that applies to all body types including curvy body shapes and figures coated with muscle.Read Full Story
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