Category: Mind & Body Blog

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can You Tell Me How to Get to Awesome Street?: How to Build a Solid, Well-Rounded Fitness Program

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I left you hanging again last post, didn’t I? Now that you’ve got your mind right and are feeling all this motivation to make things happen, it’s time to build the program or workout routine that’ll be the vehicle to get you to your goals. Okay, what exactly is involved in a good fitness program? […]

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I’m Sorry, What Did You Just Call Me? (An Introduction to Coach Alison)

Hi everyone! I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself since you’ll be hearing from me with some frequency going forward. I’m Coach Alison and my primary role here is to provide you with three things: motivation, encouragement, and inspiration. I’m a very enthusiastic and passionate fitness trainer and coach (to put it mildly) […]

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