Thursday, December 8, 2016

Vacations for the Health of It Presents Fete Fix Caribbean Dance Workout DVD Review


Vacations for the Health of It was designed to create an empowering vacation experience for the fitness minded travelers. They also have a SUPER fun Caribbean dance workout DVD that I had the pleasure of reviewing. Keep reading to learn more about Vacations for the Health of It and read my detailed review of their awesome DVD below. 



Vacations for the Health of It:
I would LOVE to participate in this kind of vacation -one that leaves the traveler enlightened and ready to embrace a happier, healthier lifestyle. A healthy diet, exercise, sunshine, relaxation, and sleep will help improve the quality of your life. Taking time out for yourself lets you destress and unwind. A Vacation for the Health of It can be the jump-start you need to get back to a happier, healthier you! You will have a one-on-one nutrition and wellness counseling session with a registered dietitian where together you will strategize and come up with a plan to take back your health. Every day there will be group exercise sessions such as a power walk on the beach or a bike ride around the island, and additional customized guidance will be provided to get real about healthy living. You will receive recipes and cooking ideas, learn what to order in restaurants, and how to simplify your life to help you stay on track once you get home. You will go home with a personalized Vacations for the Health of It packet. The vacations are intended for small groups, never taking more than 10 participants in a session. Working out on the beach, being surrounded by a small group of like minded people, healthy meals provided- sign me up!!!!

Marcia Berlin

Marcia leads this fully chaptered Caribbean dance workout on a beach with gorgeous water and boats in the background along to great island style music. Marcia works out with 3 others, one leads the toning segment. You will not need any equipment for this super fun workout. 

After the warm up, exercises include heel digs, shimmy, hip rolls, body roll, figure 8 hips, hip bumps, slide, side lunge & reach, dips with flowing arm movements, curtsy, plie side bend & reach, cardio lunges & knee pulls, table top knee pulls & glute work, knee pushups, side plank knee crunches, crunches and a cool down. 

I rate this an intermediate routine in terms of intensity and choreography. I had no problems following the choreo and I am no dancer. This is a fun, feel good workout that will keep you moving and raise your heart rate. There is no TIFTing and it is easy to catch on to. It is also easily adaptable to the rebounder. I received this DVD to review. 


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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Regulate Your Blood Sugar with Coral LLCs Cinnamon6 Capsules


As you know, I am a huge fan of all Coral LLC products and when I heard they offer a cinnamon capsule, I was super interested. Lucky for me, I had the opportunity to review their Coral Cinnamon6. It combines the power of cinnamon with Coral LLCs awesome, eco-safe coral calcium. Cinnamon has been used medicinally for 4,000 years in various cultures, primarily for its ability to regulate your blood glucose. This helps maintain a healthy blood sugar level. Nearly 21 million Americans with diagnosed diabetes, and some 8.1 million undiagnosed can benefit from Cinnamon 6 and so can you! Keep your blood sugar regulated and helps metabolize sugars in your body. Coral Cinnamon 6 is specifically formulated to maintain healthy blood sugar levels and contains 6 other herbs that combined create the powerful formula that is Cinnamon 6. Keep reading to learn more. 

Coral LLC is committed to providing only the finest herbal extracts which have been found around the world by master botanical specialists. Discover what ancient Chinese, Aborigine and South American Natives have known for centuries about the powerful effects that herbs such as Cinnamon, GymnemaSylvestre, Bitter Melon and NopalCactus provide. Experience what thousands of Coral LLC customers already know- Cinnamon 6WORKS and they guarantee it!



Cinnamon6 also contains calcium from coralCoral LLC provides all-natural minerals derived from coral in hundreds of health food stores and health food chains across the country, and the world. They are one of the very first above sea coral calcium company to use environmentally friendly harvesting practices of fossilized ocean coral. This is important not to disturb the under the water coral habitats. 


Coral Cinnamon 6, combines cinnamon with six other herbs to offer a natural formula to help maintain a healthy blood sugar level. Natural and herbs are the way to go- no more chemicals in our bodies. Lets stick with natural remedies! In addition to cinnamon, the formula includes other healthful herbs scientifically proven by the USDA and Harvard Medical School to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels. 

Cinnamon 6 contains organic or wild harvested herbs and is excipient-free, with no flowing agents or binders. Each bottle contains 243 veggie capsules and is available at natural food and vitamin stores like Vitamin Shoppe and Mother’s Market nationwide
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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Rugged Maniac Obstacle Course 5K



This is the third time I have done this 5k. It was actually my favorite obstacle course- tough but doable. Well I didnt have as much fun this time. Not sure why. The mud smelled so bad, made me think I was going to contract flesh eating bacteria and the obstacles seemed hum drum. Dont get me wrong (lol after that) I still had a great time & it was a good run with a good friend, but I dont think Ill be doing it again. It was also SUPER hot that day. Here we are in November and still in the 80's/90's. Anyway here are some highlights from the race. 


This was very close to the end of the race- check out our faces LOL. It was quite steep and you went really fast. Below- I had lightened up a bit and am cracking a smile.


Here is a one of the barbed wire mud crawls. This look on my face is "I have mud & possibly ebola in my eye" .....


And my race colllage. You can view all of my race collages here.



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Monday, December 5, 2016

Fitness Favorites Presents: The FIRM FIRMology 2 Disc Set


Fitness Favorites presents digitally remastered FIRM, FitPrime, & KickButt favorites, some for the first time EVER on dvd, and some new collections!  Stay tuned for detailed reviews of more awesome Fitness Favorite dvds and below is my review of the FIRM FIRMology two disc anthology.

The FIRM FIRMology

The FIRM FIRMology is a 2 DVD set that includes "20 Questions," "Form Points," Rehearsals and Interviews from the instructors and Anna & Cynthia Benson. It also other information, such as 'Also included are "video coach," FIRM scientific testing,"  and the FIRM Glossary!

The Benson sisters opened their FIRM studio in 1979 and their AWT (aerobic weight training) method was groundbreaking and decades before its time. In 1986 the FIRM Volume 1 was introduced to the public with a profound effect on the market. Their groundbreaking technique is explained in detail in this anthology along with fun tidbits and of course some great nostalgia.

Much of the footage was available on VHS as separate tapes that could be purchased in the 80's & 90's to give the users more information on the importance of lifting weights and on the FIRMs signature AWT methodology. So much great information, even today this contains tons of relevant today information. Great for FIRM collectors and for all of us that like the nostalgia factor as well. Priced at only $9.99, this is a must have for all fitness lovrs. I received this DVD set to review.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Total Strength and Conditioning Suzanne Andrews Functional Fitness DVD Review


Suzanne Andrews is an Occupational Therapy Clinician by trade and she has designed medically proven exercises with the best pacing for fastest results and these workouts are now available on DVD. Suzanne has a huge heart and provides the TV series (for mid age through seniors) to PBS for free as a way to give health back to the community.  All proceeds from DVD sales go toward providing more free episodes. Her workouts range from arthritus walks, Tai Chi, bladder control, to more mainstream fitness routines. Read below for a detailed review of her Total Strength and Conditioning DVD.

Total Strength and Conditioning 
Suzanne Andrews, 2016

This DVD contains three workouts. All three workouts show a standing or seated alternative for all exercises. Suzanne works out (standing) with one seated background exerciser in a beautiful outdoor garden in MD. You will only need dumbbells (abs & arms), optional ankle weights (lower body), and an optional chair (seated mod) for these workouts. The workouts are done in voice over and all include a built in warm up.

Leg Strengthener: (26 min) Exercises include knee rotations, hip rotations, trunk rotations, small side lunges pulses, plie with scooping arms, squats, squat hops, external hip rotations, lateral leg raises, V step, squat abductions, glute raises, and side lunge reaches. Suzanne adds in 30-60 sec marching or jogging intervals interspersed throughout the workout.

Arm Conditioning: (26 min) Exercises include forward bends, shoulder flexion, torso twists, sword pull, forward arm circles, tri pulls behind your back, tri kickbacks and pulses, bi curls, urpight row, rows. You then repeat and conclude with side bends and a few deep breaths.

Vertical Ab Toner: (26 min) Exercises include oblique reaches, bend and reach, torso twists, leg raises, side bends, elbow to knee pull, back extensions, forward bend variations, dead lifts, swimmers, standing crunches, and a cool down. Weights are used for all exercises.

These are beginner routines that are easy to amp up if desired. They are very functional, easy to execute and effective. Suzanne provides great form pointers and exercise tips as you go. The pace is just right and you accomplish a lot in under 30 minutes. I really like that the exercises are shown seated and standing to accommodate all fitness levels. I received this DVD to review.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Halloween Mash & Dash 5k 2016

Halloween Mash & Dash 5k 2016


I did this one last year & it was fun so we did it again this year. Great race, well organized, and good location. I would recommend this one for sure. Last year they came with medals and this year a cool mug. I actually have so many medals now so the mug is nice variety. Plus I dont really feel like a 5k merits a medal lol. Its not that long, not saying its easy because Im no runner, just saying. Anyways I put my mug on my shelf in my home gym. Pics to come of my newly remodeled gym room.


And here is the swag. SUPER cute tank!! I wore last years tank with my orange capris and shoes to feel in the festive Halloween mood. Love last years tank & this years too!

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