May 15, 2009

Celebrate National Bike Week

This is National Bike Week and on Friday it's National Bike to Work Day. This gives you 5 days to go find a bike! You can even get a police escort to ride your bike to work and then have a free breakfast in City Hall Plaza with the Mayor on Friday morning. Check out BayStateBikeWeek for more information and find a route that fits your commute.

May 13, 2009

Energize Your Afternoon Workout!

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May 11, 2009

Beach Body Workout

Get Beach Body with this Workout the very same day you put on your bathing suit!

May 8, 2009

Star Trek's Rachel Nichols' Ab Workout

I'm not much of a "Trekkie" but for some reason I am very excited to go see Star Trek. I think it looks like a pretty cool movie to go see in a theater. There is one character in particular I am interested in. The green alien who prances around in her underwear.

The actress is Rachel Nichols and her trainer just so happens to be my friend and celebrity trainer Valerie Waters. New to the big blockbuster scene, Nichols may be recognized by teens from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 movie. Well she grows up a bit in this movie and gets to be painted green! It took apparently 2 hours to get ready and then once she was ready she only got to wear her undies and then had to a love scene. How nerve wracking for your first large role!?

Anyway, she has a killer body and I was lucky enough to have Valerie Waters show me the move that Rachel felt really helped her abs get in tip top shape for the role. It's called the "Painful Push Away."

In order to do it, yes you need the Valslides which I think are totally worth it if you've give up your gym membership for the warm months but you can use paper plates on hard wood floors or something like that.
Start in plank position, or pushup position with your hands on top of the Val Slides. Slide your hands forward away from your shoulders and when you reach that point where your back sorta starts hurt, inch your feet forward a few inches until your hands are back underneath your shoulders. Repeat 10-15 times, rest, repeat 2x.