4 Hot New Group Exercise Classes to Try


I recently embarked on a fitness “stay-cation” in my hometown of New York City to try out a whole slew of classes and take a peek at the swankiest fitness studios. After sweating and lifting, jumping, banding and attempting poses all over this fine city, I am reporting back my personal favorites. …
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SparkPeople Does It Again—Tone and Sculpt With Coach Nicole Workout DVD


Talk about a movement! has helped millions of people become active and healthy and their Total Body Sculpting with Coach Nicole DVD is no exception. This all-in-one DVD features three 20-minute workouts that focus on sculpting and toning a beautiful and fit body. With tons of …
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Nutrition Bar Head-to-Head Taste-Off: Barre Bars vs. Gnu Flavor & Fiber Bars


In our pursuit of being the ultimate guinea pigs for you, today we taste-test two new snack bars---Barre bars and Gnu Flavor & Fiber bars that boast uber nutrition and a delicious taste. Who will win? Read on for this bar-a-licious head-to-head competition... Barre Bars Barre workouts are …
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Raising the “Barre” and Dropping the Ego by Trying Something New

Tricep dips. Erika smiles through the burn.

After all these years, you've probably come to realize that even when I say I'm going to stick to a new schedule that, well, it doesn't last for too long. I've never really been one to get in a fitness rut. Give me a month or two's time, and I'll be trying this and scheduling that and generally, you …
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Barely Made the Bar with Zayna Gold’s Boston Body Barre DVD


If I once was a Bostonian, am I always a Bostonian? I’m not quite sure, nevertheless the pride which comes from living in Boston for five-years has always stuck with me. It’s one of those things, like when you see a Boston Red Sox cap or a Patriots jersey and you just want to call out “Hey, I used …
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We Go to Butt School, Pop Physique’s Cardio Butt School (With Giveaway!)

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For obvious reasons, we like workouts that target the buttocks area. (Yes, I just said "buttocks" in all seriousness.) While your rump doesn't have to look a certain way to be considered "fit bottomed," it does have to get moving (with a lot of self love back behind it—pun fully intended!). And …
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Review: Ellen Barrett Live Power Fusion

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I remember last year when Fit Bottomed Mamas interviewed Ellen Barrett. One line that I loved from the Q&A was her advice on workouts: "Workouts can be nurturing or they can be abuse. Choose nurturing." Simple but sage advice that really speaks to the Fit Bottomed Girls' philosophy of choosing …
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3 The Bar Method Grab Bags Are Up for, Well, Grabs!

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This Bar Method giveaway is a part of our second-annual New Year, New Rear Week to help you to be fitter, healthier and a touch (okay, a lot!) more awesome in 2012. Read all New Year, New Rear posts here! Looking for a new workout to try? Or resolving to have a dancer's body in 2012? Well, this …
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Trying a Physique 57 Class (And Learning the Workout Power of a Kickball)

The little white kickball of horror (and results) at Physique 57.

Thighs, thighs, thighs...the body part many women hate to look at, but love to work on. I’ll be the first to say that I wish spot-reduction worked—I’d be doing every exercise and thigh squeeze in the book. But since it’s left up to genetics and some good ol’ hard work, I headed to Physique 57 on the …
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Xtend Barre: Lean & Chiseled


The barre workout DVD market has exploded lately. It seems like just about every week another ballet-inspired workout DVD comes to FBG HQ. This week? It was Xtend Barre's Lean & Chiseled DVD, which we popped in for a little bun burn. A mix of dance, Pilates and old-school standing legwork …
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