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Review: Hooping It Up With Hoopnotica Minis

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We are always in pursuit of new fun workouts. While we've tried the hooping-craze a few times before (FBG Tish tried a Hoop Trainer class, and we did a little "hooping" at the Jamba Juice event earlier this year), mini hooping was a new concept to us. Okay, so it's not like it's hard to understand: …
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7 Documentaries to Watch to Celebrate Earth Day 2012

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Why are all of the FBGs discussing green fitness stuff this week? Because it's Fit Bottomed Earth Week, silly! Sure, you've already seen (and been terrified by) An Inconvenient Truth, but what about these seven other Earth documentaries? From showing you the dark side of the food supply to …
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Review and Giveaway: The Perfect Harmony of Breathing

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We've dipped our toes into the meditation waters a few times around these parts, so I was excited when Breathe: The Perfect Harmony of Breathing landed in my mailbox. Who doesn't need to take a moment (or 20) to herself every now and then to just breathe? Turns out, I had to test out the DVD after …
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Work Out with Your Workout Music: Spin Coach Volume 1

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We're all about the workout music. After all, nothing pumps you up for a workout like some good heart-thumping tunes. But an album that combines workout music with an actual workout led by a fitness expert? Well, hello, that's even better! So when our pal Deekron of Motion Traxx—you may remember the …
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Review: Flabs 2 Abs (And Two Super-Goofy Dudes)

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I'm not sure what I was thinking when I popped in the Flabs 2 Abs DVD. With two goofy looking dudes (look closely; there are only two guys—not four) on the cover shown lifting weights and pointing at the camera, I clearly knew I was not the target audience for this DVD. But because of said goofy …
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Trying Tai Chi & Qi Gong for the First Time

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Sure, I dig yoga and meditation. And most would probably consider me to be a little crunchier or more hippity-dippity than your average gal. But despite these things, I had never tried the Chinese martial art Tai Chi—let alone Qi Gong. Heck, I could barely spell the former or pronounce the latter. …
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Jane Fonda Collection: The Complete Workout & Stress Reduction Program

Jane Fonda is an icon. Besides winning an Oscar and a couple Golden Globes, this mega star is credited with starting the aerobics fitness craze in the 80s with her cleverly titled Jane Fonda's Workout Book and following workout VHS tape Jane Fonda's Workout. Her workout VHS is said, according to our …
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