Category: Hashtag Fitness

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: […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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, […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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? […]

Read More >

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, […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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. […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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, […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

The BOSU: How To Use That Half Ball Thingy

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. Well I say, no more intimidation. No more avoiding that oddly shaped workout contraption or gadget. No more fear of using it wrong.  I’m […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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, […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

Shiva Rea Yoga Energy Flow – Program 1

Shiva Rea stars in this first-in-a-series of energetic yoga practices featuring a full compliment of advanced moves. Follow her clear instructions and gorgeous demonstrations as she leads you through 3 flowing routines for stretch, strength, balance and stability plus a short meditation . You might also like: Yoga Energy Flow 2 This is the highest […]

Read More >

Weight Loss Cardio Sculpt

By incorporating both cardio and strength-training into two unique, 20-minute fitness routines, you’ll work more efficiently, lose more body fat, and rev up your metabolism with this AcaciaTV workout. Your body will then work to burn calories around the clock, giving you the ultimate edge to reach your weight loss goals. Violet Zaki is an […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

Hemalayaa Bollywood Fitness

Burn fat, lift those buns, and reshape your upper body Bollywood style. Known for her playful spirit, fitness star and yogini Hemalayaa leads sexy, sassy, fun workouts that get results and make you smile. This is not your usual squat and lunge routine. There’s a lot of hip shaking and shoulder shimmies that get the job […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

Yoga Strength With Kristin McGee

If you’re looking for a 20-minute alternative strength workout, this is the video for you. Celebrity trainer Kristin McGee instructs this powerful, flowing yoga practice. By holding each position for a few moments you work deep into the muscles to firm and tone even the hard to reach support structures of the hips, buttocks and arms. You also […]

Read More >

SparkPeople 28-Day Boot Camp

Get fit fast with SparkPeople’s Coach Nicole. High-energy cardio routines combined with full-body strengthening exercises keep your muscles guessing; Coach Nicole’s mellow yet positive, supportive style will keep you motivated as you trim inches, build lean muscle, and gain confidence. I love this workout because it’s divided up into 4 great routines (plus a warm up and […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

Problems on the Path to Fitness Problem #3: Working Out with Bling

People can be funny when it comes to working out with jewelry (“bling”) on but sometimes it makes me cringe, seeing visions of Final Destination-style freak accidents happening which involve someone losing a finger or worse. I have one athlete who wears large diamond earrings when she runs a race because “they make [her] faster.” […]

Read More >

Why the FDA Smackdown of Kind Bars Is Hard to Digest

Earlier this week the FDA gave the makers of Kind Bars a little spanking. It turns out there’s a strict definition for the word “healthy” and four of Kind’s products didn’t clear the hurdle. The bars contain too much fat and not enough antioxidants, fiber or protein to meet the FDA’s healthy labeling requirements, the […]

Read More >