Thursday, April 4, 2013

Organic Spa Magazine April 2013 Three New Ways to Bust an Exercise Rut

Wanted to share with you this repost written by my AMAZING fit biz friend, Nicole Dorsey, M.S., in Organic Spa's April, 2013 issue. Thanks for featuring the Core Transformer specialty exercise resistance bands and me, Linda LaRue, of course!

Organic Spa Magazine April 2013 Cover

Strategy 1: Use your Core
If you can type in your favorite program on the elliptical machine without looking up from Dr. Phil, and you can jog laps around the track with your eyes closed, you have also stopped seeing fitness successes and probably ditched your exercise resolve too.
“Bodies adapt to the same-old workout in just four to six weeks, so you’ll stop seeing results fairly quickly,” says exercise physiologist Linda LaRue, creator of the Core Transformer fitness DVD series.
If you find that really depressing, well, so do we. But help is on the way. “Integrate little changes each week by switching your speed, cardio frequency, distance and duration, even the exercise itself,” says LaRue, who trains Los Angeles sports teams and private clients across Hollywood. Try these boredom-busting fitness routines to ignite your fat-burning repertoire and get over your exercise blahs in time  for bikini season.
Strategy 2: Get Wet
After swimming laps in the pool to warm-up, alternate calisthenics on the pool deck with swimming fast-as-you-can laps in the pool. “After one lap, jump out of the pool and do 20 squats, swim a lap and jump out to do 20 push-ups, swim a lap and do 20 plies and keep alternating for 20 to 30 minutes,” LaRue said.
Strategy 3: Add a Skill
One of the fastest ways to smoke calories is to combine one mode of exercise that you know with another that is unfamiliar, say the experts. Instead of your regular 30-minute bike bore, try 15 minutes on a rower first. Or if you’ve never taken a belly dancing or Zumba class, sign up for one. Variety and spontaneity are key for continuous exercise success,says LaRue. As with anything in life,  “Blast out of your comfort zone and try new things.”

Boxing, kickboxing and Pilates are all workouts that whittle your core muscles and target other muscles groups along the way. “Add a weighted resistance tube and practice core strength exercises every day if you can,” she says. Other solid muscle-toning core practices include flow yoga, rowing and ‘Strong Abs” classes such as Core Transformer sessions.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Get Inspired to Get Fit in 2013! Dance Walk

Am posting this Dance Walk YouTube video that I picked up yesterday from a Facebook posting from my fit biz buddy, Paul Katami. I hope it inspires you to get up and move your body in 2013. And maybe puts a smile on your face and gives you a little joy in your heart too.

I ❤ NYC!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

15% Off Discount Sale On All Core Transformer Fitness Products, Books & Clothing. 2013 New Year Get Fit & Lose Weight Flash Sale!

Hey Friends,

For a limited time only use this coupon code: NewYOU15 to get 15% all Core Transformer fitness products, books and clothing when you visit the and/or New Beginnings. New Body New YOU!

Happy, Healthy New Year! 

Core Transformer 15% Off Coupon Code. New Year. New Body New YOU!

Monday, December 10, 2012

How to Begin an Exercise Routine: New Year Fitness Resolution

New Beginnings Core Transformer Get Fit & Lose Weight Package

What is the best way to begin exercising? What are the best workout resistance tools to begin exercising at home? These are questions that I am frequently asked from folks across America via my website, This is why I am releasing my latest Core Transformer kit that's specifically designed for new beginner exercisers and/or those folks looking to ease back into a workout routine. Below is a description of the beginner exercise video. If your goal is to get fit AND lose weight, for a limited time you'll also receive my SOUPer Slim Diet ebook--a $20.00 value. This means you'll save almost 50% off the Core Transformer New Beginnings combo package.

Our third Core Transformer video, New Beginnings, is now here. Whether you’re new to exercise or getting back into it, this beginning video and beginning exercise routine gives you four customized beginning exercise routines--2, 5 minute and 2, 10 minute--plus a bonus 10 minute Strong Core. Strong Back., routine that along with the perfect resistance exercise band, the Core Transformer, will meet you at your fitness level, and then take you where you want to go. These simple-to-follow routines are just the right blend of functional core performance, Pilates and yoga to help you gracefully build your stamina and strength, improve your balance, and help build strong, study bones. You’ll build lean muscle in all the right places, plus you’ll sculpt your shoulders and back, tame that triceps jiggle, build a tighter butt, and build core strength for fitter, flatter abs and a tall, strong back. This DVD is custom created to help anyone at any level begin exercising with ease! 

You’ll also receive a simple-to-follow a Weekly Workout Plan included on the back cover of the video to help you safely progress, build stamina and strength to get you in the best shape of your life! For a limited time only when you purchase the New Beginnings kit you receive the SOUPer Slim Diet ebook FREE. This get-skinny diet book provides everything you need to lose weight fast without starving yourself ever again. Trusted fitness expert and Registered Nurse, Linda LaRue, offers comforting, quick and delicious recipes with an 8-Week SOUPer Slim Select Diet Guide. This get-leaner faster diet guide saves you time and money, because the recipes are simple, quick and easy to make and store well in your freezer. Besides Linda’s seasonal, healthy diet, weight loss soup recipes, you’ll get plenty more yummy, frugally gourmet recipes that will help make every meal easy to keep you on track to achieving your weight loss goals. How simple is that?

Hearty soup fills you up so you won’t feel hungry or diet deprived. Studies show that people who eat low-sodium, low calorie, high fiber soup, such as vegetable before a meal consume on average 200 less calories per meal. Multiply that times 365 days and that equals a 20-pound weight loss over one year! 

* The SOUPer Slim Diet eBook is in compliance with The American Dietetic Association and The American Diabetic Association Guidelines. All diet soups to lose weight have been carefully analyzed and calculated for accurate nutritional content. 

To order the New Beginnings Workout Combo Package click here.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Jingle Bell Workout Playlist

Try this rockin’ Jingle Bell Workout Playlist to get you in the healthy holiday spirit, because there’s nothing more ho ho hum than listening to a weak workout playlist.

1. Santa Claus is Comin' to Town by Bruce Springsteen (4:27)
2. All I Want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey (4:01)
3. Winter Wonderland by The Eurythmics (3:34)
4. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by The Barenaked Ladies (3:26)
5. Baby It’s Cold Outside by Cee Lo Green (feat. Christina Aguilera) (4:03)
6. Merry Christmas Baby by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (4:52)
7. What Christmas Means to Me by Cee Lo Green (3:17)
8. Last Christmas by Glee Cast (4:36)
9. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by U2 2:19
10. Do You Hear What I Hear?  by Whitney Houston (3:32)

Happy Healthy Holidays!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Starting my Monday with a smile, sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice mix in my morning nonfat latte and a plan, because as the expression goes, "Fail to plan. Plan to fail". Good plans give me hope and hope with a good plan is what fuels success.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

405 Freeway September 28th Closure: Work Off Your Stress

Stuck on the East Side in WeHo this weekend? Come work off your frustration and join me this Saturday at 9:30 AM. This class is a dual, mega-watt, calorie-burning and lean muscle-building workout. You'll train every muscle in your body from the inside out down to your deep stabilizers by engaging all your major anatomical muscle slings or how your muscles fire in tandem. This workout will target and train every muscle in your body from the inside--beginning first and always from your core. You'll use the Core Transformer super-long, specialty resistance bands combined with athletes' performance, Pilate's and yoga progressive movement sequences for a cutting edge next evolution resistance training experience. 

The Core Transformer Foundation class lead by Linda will give you expert cueing to keep you in perfect postural alignment, motivate you to learn, move, and sweat with a smile:) This head-to-toe workout will transform your core; your body; and your life. Are you ready to change your life? 

Up Dog Fitness

Every Saturday 
8599 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069