Category: Healthy Curves

Burn Calories To Connect This Holiday Season

Holiday Weight Maintenance

Now that we are in the thick of the holiday season, I’m getting so many offers to “catch up” right now. This year, I’m trying something different– instead of canceling my workouts to have dinner or drinks with friends, I’m incorporating the people I love into my workout schedule. Have you ever gone hiking with […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Great Cardio Debate — Part 3: The Case for Steady State Cardio

Amanda Young

In my previous post, I presented the pros and cons of interval training and now it’s time to examine the other- decidedly less glamorous- side of cardiovascular training…steady state cardio. Doesn’t sound nearly as fancy as “high intensity interval training”, does it?? While the name makes it sound like a snooze-fest, this is where modern […]

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Motivation for the Masses, Part 2 of 2: Five Nuggets of Knowledge

Coach Alison on the yoga mat!

And now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for (cue drum roll): the conclusion of my Motivation for the Masses post… I have spent the better part of my life whole-heartedly believing that I belonged in the “motivationally-challenged” bucket. I, like many people, thought that I was doomed to always be uninspired and disinterested […]

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Maybe the Problem Isn’t You: A Quick & Dirty Guide to Setting Attainable Goals

Recently, someone said to me “I don’t set goals because it just sets me up for failure.” I’m a huge fan of goals and find tremendous value in them, so this statement really got me thinking. On one hand, I suppose there’s some logic here- I mean, you can’t really get off-track if you were […]

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Motivation for the Masses Part 1 of 2: Goals, CHECK! Plan, CHECK! Now What?!?!?!

If you’ve read my previous blog posts, you already know how to (and hopefully have) made some commitments to yourself this year and used my “Super-Secret Four-Step Process for Setting Awesome Goals” to put yourself on the path to honoring those commitments. If you’ve been following along and checked off those boxes already, congratulations, you’ve […]

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Welcome to 2015: You Are Now Entering A Resolution-Free Zone

It’s that time of the year again where all anyone can talk about is New Years’ Resolutions. (Hang in there folks, it typically only lasts about 12-14 days. It’ll all be over soon, I promise.) Even though I’m a HUGE fan of setting goals, I’m absolutely not the resolution-making type. In fact, I don’t even […]

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5 Tricks to Staying Consistent With Your Self-Care—No Matter What

Kate Hanley stretching

After my second child was born, I gave up a 13-year mind-body practice cold turkey. I just didn’t have time to do one thing that wasn’t directly related to keeping those kids fed, rested, housed and cared for. At least that’s what I told myself. So I stopped doing all the things that made me […]

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