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Love Your Body and Accentuate the Positive!

The FIRM Master Instructor Team by The FIRM Master Instructor Team | February 14th, 2011 | 1 Comment
topic: Fitness, Personal Growth | tags: accentuate the positive, back muscles, body-image, dumbbells, exercise, Fitness, goals, hourglass figure, love, lower back, pear-shaped, proportion, resistance bands, self, shape, shoulders, strength training, the firm, tone, weight-loss, weights, work out, workout

Happy woman wearing fitness clothesWhat do you love about your body and why? Do you automatically think to yourself, “Uh, nothing?” I don’t know about you, but whenever I try to come up with a list of good things about myself it takes a lot of thought and time. Now, if you were to ask me what I would like to improve about my body, I could give you a list of ten things in no time flat.

Why is this? Why is it so easy for us to be self-deprecating (no matter if we are in the best or worst shape of our lives)? Yet when we are asked to name a positive or two, we really have to stop and think. And I mean really stop and think for a while, maybe even a day or two.

Rear View

Mari Winsor by Mari Winsor | February 7th, 2011 | 1 Comment
topic: Fitness, Pilates | tags: abs, butt, buttocks, core, exercise, feet, Fitness, legs, lift, Mari Winsor, mat, moves, pilates, rear, resistance bands, shape, thighs, tone, toning

Mari Winsor Rear View blog

Here are some quick moves to target and lift your buttocks in no time. This series uses resistance bands, which are phenomenal for creating the perfect amount of resistance that will bring about the results you want, fast! Start with one foot through one handle, and using the same hand as foot, hold the other handle. Lie face down on your tummy on the mat.

9 Moves to Firm and Burn

The FIRM Master Instructor Team by The FIRM Master Instructor Team | March 23rd, 2010 | 1 Comment
topic: Fitness | tags: Allie Del Rio, burn-calories, burn-fat, cardio, exercise, lower body, sculpt, the firm, tone, upper body, workout

By The FIRM Master Instructor Allie Del Rio

These nine simple moves will help you tone your upper and lower body and burn major calories.

Fastest Ways to Tighten Your Booty

Chris Freytag by Chris Freytag | October 2nd, 2009 | 4 Comments
topic: Fitness | tags: backside, buns, burn-calories, butt, cardio, exercises, firm, firm up your butt, glutes, how to tone your butt, lunges, squats, strength, tone, workouts

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We typically think of  “swim suit season” as the time of year we all focus on our buns. But I’ve been inundated with booty questions lately, so I thought I’d write about how to firm it up!

A Workout to Build Core Strength in Body & Mind

Sadie Nardini by Sadie Nardini | January 13th, 2009 | 5 Comments
topic: Fitness, Health & Wellness, Personal Growth, Weight Loss, Yoga | tags: abdominals, abs, belly, core, detox, strength, tone, vinyasa, weight-loss

FISTS OF FIRE 1In more than a decade as a yoga instructor, I’ve noticed that yogis are often super strong in the arms and legs, but the core? Not so much.

Your New Year’s Goal: Operation Transformation!

Sadie Nardini by Sadie Nardini | December 30th, 2008 | 1 Comment
topic: Yoga | tags: abdominals, abs, arm, balance, calorie, core, detox, handstand, heart, holiday, power, resolutions, shoulders, strength, thighs, tone, vinyasa, weight, Yoga

What are your resolutions this year? If you’re like many people, you’ve got a goal in mind: lose weight, make a change in your job or relationships, treat yourself better, or otherwise embark on an Operation: Transformation!