I think we all begin the new year with thoughts of things we would like to improve, learn, be more disciplined about, cut out of our diets. In January 2007 I decided I’d had enough of my saddlebags and post-pregnancy Shar-Pei-like stomach. I met an incredible woman who changed my life. Her name is Tracy Anderson. She is a dancer, a trainer, an “organic plastic surgeon” as my friend Julia calls her. Her program works but you have to work it. For real. Right now she is on tour with Madonna so I do a lot of video chat with her and I do her DVDs. Every once in a while she sends me a little movie to change something up. She sent me this one for the New Year’s butt. It’s really hard. But do it like she says to do it and I swear that in ten days you will see your butt change shape. I do it with 1 lb. ankle weights and then I do her Dance Aerobics DVD. Some days I hate it, some days I love it, but above all, I stick with it. The sticktoitivness is what it is all about.
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With my method I go after restructuring your muscles so that they are designed to not only be strong but combat problem areas. With this leg and butt series it is very important to do all of the reps and moves on one side then go to the other leg. I lay out my sequences to accomplish visible results. I exhaust the large muscle groups, then call on the accessory muscles to become active and alert. This works wonders with skin tone and structure. This sequence is easy to take on the road and do anywhere. If you are smart with your time I suggest you put this sequence on your laptop for reference, put your favorite songs on your iPod. Do 40 to 60 reps of each move and you will really see a change in your body. It is best to add a sequence like this on top of doing my Dance Aerobics and Mat DVD.
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We posed this question to some of the women we know and love a few months back. Now, from the male perspective comes four beautiful and candidly moving essays on the subject of relationships. You knocked our socks off, boys.
Relationships: What You See is What You Get“If each partner in a relationship is dedicated to helping their mate grow, evolve and flourish without trying to control, limit or damper the other’s spirit, the couple will thrive and expand in their love.” read more
Happy Thanksgiving! It’s officially the holiday season, and with that in mind, it’s time to get on top of our shopping lists. And so, we’ve scoured the web and searched the shops to find you the gifts we’d love to give.