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Week 10: Set Your Intentions and Goals

In this the final week of the year—and the final week of the Maintain, Don’t Gain Challenge—we can take stock of the past 12 months and look ahead to the next twelve. Did you accomplish everything you hoped you would in 2015? Is there a goal you want to achieve in 2016? Come set your intentions and […]

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Week 9: Classic Tradition ReMix

Why does almost every holiday tradition revolve around food?  The answer is, they don’t have to. This week we give you tons of suggestions for giving your holiday rituals a healthy makeover.  This week your journey to Maintain rather than Gain during the holiday season continues with great tips, workouts and plans for letting go of […]

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Naughty & Nice: Healthy Holiday Food Swaps

Swap Out Swap In Calorie Savings Complimentary AcaciaTV Workout ½ cup mixed roasted nuts (400 calories) ½ cup Roasted Chestnuts (100 calories) 300 Body Weight Strength-Training for Beginners (29 minutes)   2 frosted sugar cookies (320 calories) 2 plain sugar cookies (100 calories) 220 Cardio Core-Blast (20 minutes)   6 coconut shrimp (435 calories) 6 […]

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Week 8: Yule Survive

It’s the holiday season. It’s crazy, fun, fast paced, stressful, amazing, exciting, ridiculous—and all the other adjectives. Guess what? Yule survive.  Now that we’ve gotten that pun out of our system, check out the blogs for this week’s challenge that will in fact, help you get through the week.  MOVE – Coach Alison  brings you an “Evergreen” workout […]

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Yule Survive: Quick & Effective Workout Playlist

You’re rushing around with last minute shopping, travel arrangements and final touches on decorations. We won’t waste your time then. Here’s a quick and effective workout for every day this week. Destroy a ton of calories in as little as five minutes a pop. Day 1: Strong Body, Fit Body Total Circuit (7 minutes) Day 2: Pilates for Beginners: […]

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Week 7: 7 Ways to Health in 7 Days

Good things come in small packages as they say. Fortunately this holds true for health habits. Little changes can make a big difference. This week’s challenge theme is “7 Ways in 7 Days…” (It is the 7th week of the challenge after all.) All our blog posts share tweaks to your way of doing things […]

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7 Tips for Surviving ‘All You Can Eat’ Holiday Buffets

Not everyone views the idea of “All you can eat” as an invitation to well… eat all you can. According the Brian Wansink, Ph.D., director of the food and brand lab at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., some people actually manage to restrain themselves when faced with a myriad of food choices and unrestricted portion […]

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Week 6: Joy to the World

Black Friday may be gone (just barely) but there’s still the huge holiday rush ahead. With everything you’ve got on your plate, you’ve got to work hard to keep your sanity—and your weight—down. Doing some physical activity is a good way to stay focused. So is spending some time in Mindfulness state of mind. In keeping with this […]

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Your ‘Joy to the World’ Meditation Playlist

With Thanksgiving behind us and the rest of the holidays ahead, you may be feeling a little stress mixed in with all that joy. So much to do, so little time. It’s tempting to binge on seasonal goodies to calm your nerves, isn’t it? Stop. Take a deep breath. Put down that carton of eggnog. This week’s Maintain, Don’t […]

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Week 5: Burn Off the Bird

Thanksgiving has a reputation for being the most fattening day of the year. This rep is well deserved: the  average American scarfs down more than 3,000 on that single day.  Don’t hate yourself for one day of overindulgence. Gooble, gooble and enjoy! But do try to keep it under control. This week’s challenge blog posts help you stay reasonable […]

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Here Are Your Thanksgiving Week of Workouts

It’s here… Thanksgiving Week! Every year, I hear all those insane stats about how many calories the average American eats on Thanksgiving – it’s no wonder our collective waistlines are expanding. Often, just the anticipation of the calorie bomb that’s coming later this week is enough to cause anxiety. But if you’re already feeling panicky […]

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Fire Up Your Digestion With These 3 Yoga Moves

Overeating happens. Especially during the holidays. There was one fateful piece of pecan pie I ate when I was a kid that I will never forget! Ugh. The problem with overeating isn’t just the calories. It’s that awful bloated, heavy feeling that lingers as the food just sits there while your digestion slowly deals with […]

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5 Fab Tips for Burning Off the Bird

Thanksgiving stuffing could just as easily refer to how much the average American eats when they sit down to their holiday meal as it does to what sits inside the bird. According to the American Council on Exercise, most of us consume 3,000 calories on Thanksgiving Day. That makes it the highest calorie consumption day […]

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Your ‘One Pound Down’ Weight Loss Playlist

The old scientific thinking about weight gain is that it takes an extra 3500 calories to gain a pound or that same number of calories for weight loss. We now know it’s more complicated than that but the laws of thermodynamics still appear to be intact. In other words, if you eat more than you […]

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Finally, A Workout You Can Love

Rush rush rush! Every year, the holidays come roaring in and before we know it, they’re gone and we forgot to pause, smell the pumpkin pie, and give thanks for all we have. Instead, we spend weeks trying to keep up with all the baking and the shopping and the decorating…UGH! When is it time […]

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Do Your Fat Burning Happy Dance

This fun and oh-so-effective dance routine is the perfect anecdote to any holiday doldrums. It’s fast paced which means you burn more calories in less time. It also means your metabolism stays elevated long after you’ve pressed the stop button — so you continue to burn calories at a higher rate for several hours afterwards. Now […]

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Try This Attitude of Gratitude Mindful Meditation

You may have heard that your body is a temple. Which I get, but I also think it’s a point of view that leads to you feeling bad about anything you eat or drink that isn’t exquisitely healthy. And let’s be honest, we all have too many opportunities to feel bad about ourselves. Particularly around the […]

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Week 4: Attitude of Gratitude

During the hustle and bustle of holiday season it’s easy to forget to stop, breathe and be thankful for all you’ve got.  This week we ask you to cultivate an “Attitude of Gratitude” by remembering to honor the one body you have. All of this week’s blog posts focus on treating yourself well so you […]

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This Dance Blitz Blasts Calories, Stress

As everyone knows, one of the best ways to beat stress is to burn it off. There’s nothing better than a short blitz of high intensity exercise to help you mellow out. And if it’s fun too? That’s just a bonus. AcaciaTV’s Ben Allen has you covered on the stress-busting, the fat blasting and the fun with […]

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Try This Sweat Off the ‘Small Stuff’ Workout

Quick…tell me the first word that pops into your head when I say “It’s the Holidays”. If you – like many others that I’ve polled on this – said “stress” then you need to keep reading. When I get all stressed out, I typically deal with it by going for a run because it releases […]

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3 Rules to Bounce Back After a Calorie Splurge

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Sunday brunch… A calorie splurge can strike at any time for any reason or no reason at all. Hey, stuffing happens. Once you succumb to a calorie splurge, I have three rules: Eat, Drink and Be Merry. Stick with me, I promise this will make sense in a second. Eat Many of us […]

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Enter to Win a Froothie Blender

Stress is one big reason you tend to pile on the pounds during the holidays. With more to do and less time to do it, it’s tempting to grab the wrong foods, rush through meals, overindulge. We’ve got three smoothies for you to help battle weight gain even when you’re short on time and patience. You […]

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Week 2 – Waist Management (Maintain Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge)

This week your journey to Maintain rather than Gain this holiday season continues with some WAIST MANAGEMENT. Here are the 5 things you need to do this week! MOVE – Ben Allen delivers this short-and-sweet waist whittling workout you’re gonna love. We’ll also post workout recommendations from our streaming on demand library of over 450 fitness routines as well […]

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14 Tips for Holiday ‘Waist Management’

The most fattening days of the year are upon us. A homentachen cookie here, an eggnog there and by the end of the week you could be letting out your belt a notch or two. Here are 14 useful tips to help you maintain your weight this week – and all through the high risk […]

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Try This ‘Go To’ Holiday Season Workout

Ah… the holidays are upon us. Those delightful 10 weeks of anxiety about your weight that can overshadow the joys of the season – but this year is different. For week 2 of the Maintain, Don’t Gain Holiday Challenge I’ve come up with a workout – using minimal equipment and space – that’ll soon be […]

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How to Finally Get Mindful About Eating

No, you don’t have to sip broth while everyone around you feasts in order to avoid the typical holiday weight gain. You just have to be mindful about your choices. And by mindful, I mean pay attention.  Because awareness is always the first step in doing things differently. First, it gives you a chance to […]

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Twist and Shout Waist Management Workout

Halloween is behind us. Next up, Thanksgiving. And then Christmas. Then New Year’s after that. It’s a festive time, but with everything going on it can also be a stressful time. Sometime in the next nine weeks you’ll probably want to just scream. Well if you’re gonna blow off some steam, may as well make […]

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Here’s Why You Aren’t What You Eat This Holiday Season

With the holidays upon us, you may find it harder than ever to eat right and keep your calories under control.  Overeating can lead to depression and anxiety and if you’re not careful it can dig a massive hole in your self-worth. So here’s some food for thought: downing an extra glass of eggnog or indulging in a […]

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Pumpkin Spice It Up the Healthy Way

Can we talk about the Pumpkin Spice Latte obsession for just a minute? Since the first day of October, my timeline has been full of people rushing out to chug that very first Pumpkin Spice Latte (or #PSL, if you’re really cool) I get it– it is delicious. But I also get that it’s not […]

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Move & Groove 10-Minute Halloween Dance Party Workout

You’ll have so much fun burning off those trick-or-treat calories with these wicked dance moves I’ve created especially for the occasion. Even if you’ve never so much as Monster Mashed or Creeped the Creep, you can totally pull off this fat burning workout like a boss. So come on and join me for this spooktacular […]

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How to Exercise Your (Calorie) Demons This Halloween

Considering that the average fun-sized candy contains between 40-130 calories, it’s easy to see how a nibble here, a nibble there can start to add up. So if you do decide to raid your child’s trick or treat stash this Halloween, check out this handy chart below. It lists the 29 most popular candies and their […]

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Try this Meditation on Candy Corn for Weight Loss

Candy corn may be the cutest Halloween candy. So cute that you just want to gobble it up the handful, right? Before you start scarfing these colorful candies take a minute (literally) to fully experience eating just one of them. In the video below, I talk you through a Halloween twist on the classic meditation […]

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5 Essential Rules for Using Your Standing Desk

The fact that ‘sitting is the new smoking’ has inspired many individuals and companies—including Google, Facebook and Twitter—to start using standing desks. These workstations are heralded as the antidote to the harmful effects of chronic sitting and as a productivity booster. Are standing desks a good idea? Absolutely. They provide variety to your daily movement. […]

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How this Breast Cancer Warrior Uses Fitness to Fight Her Disease

This October has been a bit different for me. It’s the first year where someone very close to me has been affected by breast cancer. As this is Breast Cancer Awareness month, I wanted to share her story with you. I first met my good friend Isaedmarie (Isa) Febo in the Spring of 2014. She […]

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Rock Your Abs With This ‘His and Hers’ Workout

Change is in the air, my friends. The days are getting shorter. The air is getting crisper. The trees are exploding with vibrant colors. The grocery store aisles are filing up with candy corn, pumpkin-flavored everything, and various other seasonal delights. Ahhhhhh Autumn. It’s my favorite season of all. But as soon as it arrives, […]

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7 Ways to Make Him Healthier Without Nagging

At a restaurant, you order a salad. He gets a bacon cheeseburger. On Saturday morning, you go to yoga class. He sleeps in. When you’re traveling, you pull up a streaming workout from Acacia TV on your tablet. He watches SportsCenter. You say tomato, he says ketchup.  You say potato, he says French Fry. He’s a […]

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Workout Less for Better Results

If you’re an AcaciaTV subscriber or a frequent reader of this blog, you’re one of the lucky ones who has access to all the tools you need to get fit – no matter your workout preferences and time or space constraints. 3 Instant Exercise Rut Busters The BOSU: How To Use That Half Ball Thingy […]

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This Ball Takes You From Great Workout to Grand Slam

That moment when the only exercise ball on the rack is one of those strange ones that doesn’t bounce and feels like it’s filled with Jell-O. Could it be some random escapee from the Island of Misfit Toys? Who knew it was possible to have a lazy exercise ball? Well, there goes your workout, right? […]

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Strike a Pose. There’s Nothing to it. Crow

Yoga is a great way to build upper body and core strength and improve balance—and the crow pose helps you do all three at the same time. Don’t let it intimidate you—this dramatic-looking pose is also one of the most beginner-friendly arm balances. While some yoga teachers and students advocate a “just try it!” approach, […]

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Why Meditation Isn’t Just for Slackers

In my 20+years of practicing yoga and meditation, I’ve heard all kinds of reasons why people don’t do these ancient practices. And hey, there’s no requirement to do this stuff. There are compelling motives, yes, but you will not fail life or be a bad person if you don’t spend regular time on the mat […]

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2 Insomniacs. 3 Cures. What Worked Best…

Here at Acacia TV, we believe in a balance between getting your heart pumping and your mind relaxed. But sometimes, despite your best efforts, sleep is still elusive. Insomnia strikes. [Cue the ominous music…] Even someone who seemingly does everything right—working out and doing yoga every day—can still have trouble getting the zzzzzs she needs. Take my […]

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Classic Squat Update: The Plie Style Squat

Nothing beats a squat when it comes to working the lower body. This highly functional exercise targets the booty, the front and back of the thighs, the calf muscles and the core. It’s a motion used in many AcaciaTV programs because it’s the basis for moves as simple as getting up out of a chair […]

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Beat Jet Lag With the Rhythm Method

The ebb and flow of your body’s cycles – from hormone fluctuations to sleeping patterns — is controlled by complex network of body clocks known as circadian rhythms. When you zoom through different time zones these faithful time keepers often get thrown off course. That is the reason I started writing this post on jet lag […]

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Want a Great Workout? Take it Outside

Life’s too short to be bored with your workouts – spice up your daily run around the neighborhood by adding a body weight circuit. No equipment = No excuses! 3 Instant Exercise Rut Busters Need a Running Form Refresher? 5 Insider Tips for Using AcaciaTV  Here’s the deal. Warm up with 10 minutes of easy […]

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Pressure Yourself Into Sweet Dreams

You workout, you do yoga, you even meditate – so why can’t you fall asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow? Just as you’ve got to be up for a while (and perhaps consume some caffeine) before you’re ready to face the day, you need a reverse process at night — one that helps […]

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Train Yourself To Stop Tripping Over Your Own Feet

The fact that you don’t stumble over every crack in a sidewalk is actually an amazing achievement. For that you can thank a remarkable combination of bodily systems that contribute to your sense of balance. Balance relies on the small bones of your inner ears, vision, the proprioceptive system within your muscles (which controls your […]

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5 Insider Tips for Using AcaciaTV

AcaciaTV is redefining the way you work out and get in shape. Because it’s effective, convenient, and inexpensive, it’s a fantastic tool for helping you reach your fitness goals. But you knew this already. That’s why you’re here. So now we’d like to give you an even bigger edge by sharing some secrets that will […]

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Posture: Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

Whether you’ve got a standing desk, a job that requires you to be on your feet all day or you only stand still on an elevator just to be polite, good alignment will help staying upright on your feet feel better on your body. Read More: Coffee Before Yoga? Yes Please. Staying upright with good […]

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This Playground Workout Makes Glute Training Child’s Play

As kids, we used to spend large parts of our days just itching to get outside and run around. Recess was our workout and the playground was our gym. So what the heck happened? Somewhere between the mortgage, the commute, and the PTA meetings, fitness became cumbersome – yet another item on our already-overloaded to-do […]

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Banish Back Pain With This Simple Stretch Routine

If you own a spine, there’s a good chance you’ve had low back pain at some point in your life. Nearly 80 percent of us have experienced the annoying agony associated with the lower vertebrae. One of the most common reasons for low back pain is weak, tight muscles. After spending too much time supporting […]

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3 Steps to Building the Perfect AcaciaTV Workout

On AcaciaTV you choose any workout you want, click play and start moving. It’s that simple. And it works anytime, anywhere from any device. One the beauties of this system is that you can build the perfect routine by mixing and matching components from any workout on the site. So, if your workout doesn’t have […]

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4 Marvelous Multitasking Sculpt Moves

Time crunched should not mean no time for exercise. Not if you make every move count. Here, AcaciaTV‘s Gerren Liles shows you four marvelous multitasking sculpt moves that add up to one quick and efficient workout. Each compact move works many muscle groups all at once as well as other elements of fitness like flexibility, balance and coordination. Time […]

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3 Instant Exercise Rut Busters

Stop me if this sounds familiar: You’ve been diligently putting in the miles, cranking out the reps with the fantastic AcaciaTV trainers, cruising along like a champ when “it” happens — the dreaded workout rut. Dun dun dun. If the thought of your impending workout makes your eyes glaze over, chances are you’re in The Rut. […]

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Perk Up: Do Yoga Before Coffee

Raise your hand if you roll out of bed and feel like a million bucks. I didn’t think so. That creaky, cloudy feeling so many of us have when we first wake up explains a lot about why the coffee industry is such an economic force—give us our caffeine, stat! So you crawl out from […]

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Get Gorgeous Dancer’s Legs in 4 Moves

Even if you have two left feet it’s possible to train for the gorgeous, toned legs of a dancer that everyone envies. The secret? Do regular cardio to burn off fat, stretch daily to create length and fluidity — and sculpt with targeted moves to reshape the muscles of the hips, thighs and glutes. You Might Also Like: Exhale […]

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ABCs of Sitting Like an “S”

You’ve probably heard by now that sitting could be as bad for you as smoking. (And if you haven’t heard, here’s a great infographic.) Even if you exercise regularly, you aren’t off the hook health-wise if you’re planted in a chair 8 plus hours a day. So I think my first point about having better […]

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You Need This Essential Wake Up Work Out

Is your idea of a morning workout pounding the snooze button over and over again? If so you may be missing out on the benefits of an A.M. sweat. Research shows that doing some light activity when you first wake up elevates the body’s core temperature, resulting in a rise of endorphins and other feel good […]

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Try These 5 Easy Mini Bands Sculpt Moves

That moment you see a strange piece of equipment in the gym and wonder if it’s a torture device or some machinery you aren’t qualified to operate. Yeah…I’ve been there too. Introducing the mini band. It looks like a  massive rubber band or perhaps an odd slingshot of some sort. I know you’ve seen them lying around […]

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Cap Off Your Workout With a Great Shoulder Routine

Want your waist to look teeny tiny without losing an inch? Sculpt your shoulders. When you carve out the “delts” you broaden your body by creating an enviable V shape. This beautiful balance makes you appear whittled down from the middle down. 4 Things You Can Learn From Arm Balances 4 Moves for a Strong, […]

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Try Cooking Up Some Inner Peace with ‘Kitchen Yoga’

A yogi’s biggest challenge is always to figure out how to bring the calming effects of practice out into the world—and doing a few poses while standing in the kitchen as you wait for the coffee to brew or eggs to fry helps you do just that. While not my first choice as a place […]

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4 Moves for a Strong 3D Core

A strong core is much more than those show off six-pack muscles. You’ve got to train the front, back and sides, and you’ve got to go deep, hitting the support muscles that reside a fewer layers beneath the surface. AcaciaTV trainer Liz LeFrois shows you how to take your core workouts 3D with these four […]

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Fix Common Running Mistakes Like Sassy Booty, Chicken Wings

“Running Sucks!” I hear this all the time. In a past life, I often said it myself. Actually for most of my life, running was a punishment. Miss a play, run a lap. Let the ball drop, run suicides. Awful. Just awful. Then I fell in love with running and eventually became a running coach. Now, […]

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Power With Gerren Liles

This workout is summed up by its title: Power. You’ll feel the depth, quality and substance of each exercise as you push through the intensity for stronger, sleeker muscles. The workout is laid out in a series of “super-sets”; that is two or more exercises combined back-to-back with no rest in between. That’s the secret to pumping […]

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Why You Should Unplug to Unwind

My husband and I both work for ourselves, so the majority of the vacations we’ve taken together have started off by searching for hotels or rental houses with Wi-Fi. On the trip we took to Mexico three months after our first baby was born, my husband worked several hours a day in the hotel room […]

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Real Talk About the Post Pregnancy Body Bounce Back

AcaciaTV has a ton of fabulous workouts, motivational guidance, and trainer tips to help new moms get back into shape. But we get that it can be tricky to figure out how to best use all of these awesome tools, especially when you’ve got your hands full with a newborn. We also know that some […]

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Yoga in Greece

Join Shiva Rea, the reigning queen of yoga, on the mythical Greek isle of Santorini for energizing, grounding solar and lunar salutations. Bend, twist, and flow as Rea takes you to spectacular settings: the rim of a volcanic crater, a mountaintop, the sunlit coastline. Read More: 4 Must Do Plank Moves for a Sculpted Core […]

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4 Must-Do Plank Moves for a Sculpted Core

The Plank is your one must-do core strength move. But once you master the basic technique it’s time to move on to other more challenging variations. AcaciaTV trainer Gerren Liles shows you four advanced plank exercises that go deep into those all-important middle muscles to create the core you’ve been working towards. Start with one […]

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Exhale Core Fusion: Boot Camp

Exhale Core Fusion creators Fred DeVito and Elisabeth Halfpapp have created a heart pumping workout that not only addresses your strength and flexibility needs, but your cardio needs as well. All the workouts in this collection sizzle away unwanted pounds and transform the body through deep sculpting that’s non-stop and fast paced. It is a […]

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Yoga for Abs

It’s not too late to get your abs into bikini-worthy shape. And you’re in luck — this is the routine that will get you there. AcaciaTV Yoga Star Kristin McGee wastes no time jumping into this 20-minute practice that’s jam packed with core focused moves like planks, boat poses and side twists. While all yoga […]

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11 Reasons to Avoid A Vacation Slack Attack

Ahh, vacation! It’s all about getting away from the daily grind and doing exactly what you what you want to do. Right? Well, not if you’re a person who pays attention to your health. Because if you are, slacking off on good-for-you habits while on vacay probably isn’t going to feel all that great. I […]

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Shiva Rea Daily Energy Solar Practice

In a “Solar” yoga practice the idea is that you can soak up energy and nutrients from the sun’s rays. Such a practice is meant to be electric, active, powerful and creative, the perfect way to rev up your body and mind. True to form, yoga star Shiva Rea teaches this uplifting solar yoga program for energy, tone and […]

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4 Lunge Moves For Gorgeous Glutes

Some booty exercises are considered classics for a reason – they get the job done. Take the lunge. There’s no better way to sculpt a high round tush and strong chiseled thighs. And when you multitask it by matching it up with another move, it becomes the hero of your workout. So whether your goal […]

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4 Things Arm Balances Have Taught Me About Life

My arm balance practice has been picking up ton of steam over the past few months and lately I’ve been practicing them pretty much daily. It all started innocently enough back in January with a desire to get into Scorpion Pose without any assistance someday. I began this journey in a time of great transition […]

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Shiva Rea Fluid Yoga

Shiva Rea leads this transformative mind-body workout that has you flowing from pose to pose to loosen, lengthen and strengthen the muscles. With constant gentle-yet-strong movements this is truly flow yoga. Read: What is that half ball thingy?  Set under a waterfall in Kauai, five fluid practices leave you feeling energized, powerful, vibrant, and healthy. […]

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Hemalayaa Beautiful Belly Cardio Core

This dance-inspired abs workout melts off your muffin top in a totally unique way. Fitness star and yogini Hemalayaa draws on belly dance inspired moves in three 12-minute routines that work those all-important core muscles. Do them one at a time or in one belly dance marathon. You might also like: Hemalayaa Beginner’s Yoga With […]

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The One Must-Do Stretch For Heel Lovers

You stretch out your quads before and/or after a run. You stretch your hamstrings—or you try—in yoga class. If your neck is tight, you do a couple shoulder rolls. You’re good, right? Well, if you wear shoes with any amount of heel – and that includes running shoes and “flats” with even a slight heel […]

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Exhale: Core Fusion Barre Basics for Beginners

A quarter of a million people have transformed their bodies at Exhale, an exclusive mind/body spa. Get the same results at home with this series of 7, 10-minute workouts from Core Fusion creators Fred DeVito and Elisabeth Halfpapp. All of the workouts are designed for lifting and rounding the butt and tightening and sculpting the […]

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Hemalyayaa Beginner’s Yoga

For her latest program, popular belly dance and yoga teacher Hemalayaa Behl, leads you through two, 20-minute workouts that will leave you feeling happy and renewed, strong and flexible, calm and grounded. If you’re new to yoga this is a good place to start. Behl takes a lot of the standard sun salutation positions typically done in a […]

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Martial Arts Fat Blast Workout

Get your heart pumping while toning your body with these three progressively challenging workouts based on the martial arts. Taught by the gold-medal-winning brother and sister team, Tiffany and Max Chen, you’ll incorporate many different martial arts styles for one of AcaciaTV’s toughest workouts. Every movement is super intense, designed to wring every last drop of sweat […]

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Fit Bottomed Mama Shares Her Secrets for an Active Pregnancy

Recently, I had the incredible privilege of interviewing of one of the greats in the world of fitness blogging and one of my personal fitspirations, Jennipher Walters, CEO and co-founder of the websites, FitBottomedGirls.com, FitBottomedMamas.com and FitBottomedEats.com and author of the book by Random House, The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet. In case you’re not sufficiently impressed by those creds, […]

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Joy Bauer’s Slimdown Workout

NBC Today Show’s nutrition expert, Joy Bauer, instructs this happy, bouncy Slimdown Workout with celebrity trainer Lisa Wheeler. By combining cardio and strength training together they have you target the entire body, build stamina and, of course, turbo charge calorie burn to the max. You might also like: Step by Step Strength Training Bauer, a […]

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Step By Step Strength Training With Petra Kolber

If you’re new to weight training or have had a lay off, AcaciaTV‘s fitness trainer Petra Kolber is here to show you the ropes. With detailed instructions and informed technique tips, Kolber leads you through a series of strength training routines that will help you sculpt up and slim down. You Might Also Like: Strength […]

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How Meditation Helps Drill Down Your Fear of Dentist Visits

Large needles. Whirring drills. Flying tooth dust. The omnipresent potential for pain. There are so many things about going to the dentist that I do not enjoy. At all. And I know I’m not alone. Read More: 5 Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On An estimated 30 percent of Americans – 100 million of […]

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Shiva Rea – Yoga Energy Flow Program 3

The short practices in this program emphasize flexibility, a quiet mind and a long, strong core. They build upon the first two Energy Flow videos to complete the compliment of energizing yet calming yoga routines. You should also try: Yoga Energy Flow Programs 1 & 2 As always, Shiva Rea leads her practices thoughtfully. Her music choice […]

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Shiva Rea Yoga Energy Flow – Program 2

Noted Yogi Shiva Rea leads three flowing and challenging yoga practices that balance energizing the body with calming the mind. Her creative instruction teaches you to listen to your body and explore your personal limits. You might also like: Yoga Strength With Kristin McGee This is the second bundle of workouts in the Energy Flow […]

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Booty Boot Camp With Kenya Moore

Kenya Moore, former Miss USA and one of the stars of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta, shares her secrets for fit and fine glutes in these three fat-blasting, booty-shaping workouts. Get ready to sweat through targeted tush transforming moves that will lift and firm your backside in well…no time flat. You Might Also Like: Dance and […]

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Workout Shoes: Finding Your Sole Mate

I have a few pet peeves when it comes to shoes and feet. Top of the list is people who drag their feet when walking (swish, swish, swish…), followed closely by flip flops (don’t get me started…) Rounding out the top three is people who work out in the wrong shoes for what they’re doing. […]

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Dance and Be Fit: Lower Body Burn

Dance away trouble zones and have fun while you do it. This joyful dance program, designed and led by Kimberly Mullen, will give you strong, lean dancer legs. So lose yourself in the rhythm as you lift and shape your backside, tone your hips and thighs, and strengthen your physique. From hip sways to high […]

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5 Ways to Keep Calm and Carry On

When you look up the definition of overwhelm in the dictionary, you’ll find it’s not pretty. You get words like, submerge, massacre, engulf, bury and deluge. And let’s not forget clobber, devastate, and dumbfound. And that’s what the experience of overwhelm feels like – there is so much coming at you it’s hard to think […]

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3-in-1 Total Body Fitness

If you’re serious about fitness, you have to balance the Big 3: cardio, strength, and flexibility training. This Acacia TV program, starring Desi Bartlett, has all you need for total fitness. Each 20-minute workout targets one of the Big 3. Do them in sequence or mix-and-match to suit your schedule. You will burn calories and […]

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Strength Training With Deazie Gibson

Here’s a well-rounded strength training session that’s short and sweet. AcaciaTV trainer Deazie Gibson coaches you through each move to start then cuts the rest periods in between sets, a progression that helps you learn the exercises correctly yet maintain a high level of intensity. What I especially like about this routine is the fact […]

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Exhale: Core Fusion Cardio Pure Intensity

Pure Intensity is the first ever cardio workout in Exhale’s hit line of Core Fusion fitness programs. It’s quickly become one of AcaciaTV‘s most popular videos. Six, 10-minute segments target multiple trouble spots at once, providing a heart-pumping workout for the whole body. Get sweaty and svelte as you lose weight while sculpting defined abs, […]

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Kristi Yamaguchi: Power Workout

Get fit with the Olympic gold medal figure skater and Dancing with the Stars champion. Developed with celebrity trainer Erin O’Brien, Yamaguchi’s fat-blasting, body-transforming circuit workout does it all: tones, burns calories, builds strength and gets your heart pumping. You can do the entire video in one blast or mix and match the segments to […]

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Lisa Whelchel’s Everyday Workout for the Everyday Woman

The Facts of Life star and mother of three shares her favorite workout moves – safe, sane, effective ways to be healthier, stronger, more energetic, and have a looser waistband no matter where you’re starting from. Because having fun can make all the difference, Lisa teams up with trainer and friend Janice Clark plus a couple of her neighbors […]

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Dr. Lisa’s Fitness Blast

Dr. Lisa Masterson, former cast member of the Doctors, instructs these three efficient fitness routines, full of moves pulled from yoga, dance, strength and more. It’s a fun blend of styles that’s totally doable to get you stronger, longer and energized. You might also like: Strength Challenge If you are fairly new to exercise this […]

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Dance and Be Fit: Hip Hop

Slim down and tone up with AcaciaTV‘s Dance and Be Fit: Hip Hop Cardio video workout. Join instructor Sarita Lou as she takes you through this crazy cool hip hop fitness program to burn fat and calories while sculpting your whole body. You’ll also learn some new steps you can bust out at the next […]

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Shiva Rea, A.M. Energy

AcaciaTV’s A.M. Energy is the perfect morning yoga program to get your day started. Noted yogi Shiva Rea takes you through this series of invigorating practices full of powerful, flowing poses and thoughtful meditations to revive the body, mind, and soul. You can do these programs alone or roll everyone else in the house out […]

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Why Busy Moms Need A Yoga Time Out

When my kids were babies and toddlers, I’d fantasize about all the amazing things I’d be able to get done while they napped—finish up a work project, clean the kitchen, nap and get in a lovely yoga session. Um, yeah. It rarely worked out that way. I know how tempting it is to think that […]

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Keeping Fit Cardio

Your heart is the most important muscle in your body and you need to keep it fit and healthy as you age. That’s where AcaciaTV’s Keeping Fit Cardio comes in. You’ll burn calories and fat, increase lung capacity, control your weight, and add energy to your day with this workout. You’ll grapevine, jab, squat, and […]

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Arthritis RX

This is AcaciaTV streaming video workout is the perfect place to start if you are brand new to exercise or have chronic joint issues such as arthritis. Most of the workout is done lying on the floor. All of the movements are gentle and careful. If you want, you can view the detailed instructional video […]

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Xtend Barre: Lean and Chiseled

Get ready to transform your body with AcaciaTV‘s Xtend Barre workout. The three routines contained in this video combine elements of dance, Pilates and cardio to build lean muscle, lengthen and strengthen the entire body, burn calories and increase stamina. The routine includes a warm up and cool down segment as well as a brief instructional segment for […]

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Yoga Flow for Beginners

Shiva Rea is a leading teacher of vinyasa flow yoga, which combines fluid movement and rhythmic breathing for a strong yet peaceful workout. Her Yoga Flow for Beginner’s video workout is a terrific AcaciaTV introduction to this dynamic form of yoga. As you flow through the poses, Rea takes the time to progress into the most challenging variations by […]

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5 Simple Steps to Everyday Mindful Eating

This photo is of my kids, on the day my son had his very first ice cream cone. Talk about total focus on the act of eating! I’m passionate about helping the busy people who use AcaciaTV realize that they can transform things they do every day into an opportunity to slow down, calm down […]

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5 Moves For a Sexy, Rock-Solid Core

Your core’s primary function is not to just look nice in a bikini. While I certainly understand why that may be your main focus and motivation over the next three months, your core has some pretty important jobs to do the other nine months of the year as well — like making it possible for […]

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3 Easy Steps For Testing Core and Ab Strength

Raise your hand if you love to work your core. Raise your hand if you know what “core” really means. Uh huh…that’s what I thought. It’s such a nebulous term, isn’t it? I mean, what am I? An apple? A planet? A few years back, core became a a fitness buzz-word and it’s been thrown […]

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4 Ways To Let Annoyance Go

The friend who keeps posting her political views on Facebook. A parking ticket. That email your co-worker cc’d your boss on. That squabble you had with your significant other. There are so many little things you encounter on any given day that can really get stuck in your craw. The problem is that one little […]

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Meditation ‘Me Time’ Is Necessary, Not Narcissistic

After my second (and last) child was born, I had what I thought was a brilliant idea: I would give up my 15-year yoga and meditation practice, cold turkey. It would save me so much time! I would be able to get more done and thus, I would be happier. Ha ha ha ha ha […]

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