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Aug 2, 2011 / 9 notes

Paddle Your Way To Marisa Miller’s Body?

In a new chapter of celebrity branded products, Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Marisa Miller announced last night on Conan that she has been designing her own line of stand up paddle boards.  A relatively new sport here in the states (or at least the east coast), paddle boarding is much like standing up on a surf board and using a single paddle to get around.

It requires a strong core and balance.  You can usually rent them these days at places that rent surf boards.  It seems like fun to me.  I love spending time at the beach and finding ways to be active while having fun are my favorite activities.  

Paddle boarding promises to burn between 500-700 calories per hour* (similar to a brisk walk or slow jog).  Other celebrity fans include Jennifer Aniston, Rihanna and Kate Hudson.  It provides a total body workout, using your upper body strength to propel the board forward against currents and wind,  challenges the lower body to maintain balance while slightly bending the knees, and engages the core switching the paddle from side to side to go straight forward.

I remember reading in Shape magazine that Miller enjoyed paddle boarding.  She was discovered after all by a famed photographer in California one day as a teenager while surfing.   For $1715, you can buy her paddle board!

I kinda like this idea about celebrities promoting healthy living products.  The only caution I would give is one that warns potential consumers that just because Marisa Miller uses a paddle board does not mean you will look like her if you use one.

Unless Miller goes on a cupcake, beer and pizza year long binge, she will probably still look as she does.

I receive many requests from fans asking about certain celebrity workouts, like Selena Gomez (who is naturally thin).  Yes, I put out workout videos like Lady Gaga’s Ab Workout and Scarlett Johannson’s Butt Workout but that is because their trainers share them with the world.  It’s not to say the workout will make your body part look like the celeb’s.  Often time, the celebrity has been photoshopped so often, their actual body parts are just an illusion of an artists imagination.

The truth is that, your genetics play the biggest part in how your body looks.  It doesn’t matter if you do 100 squats a day, if you have skinny dancer legs, you’re body is never going to give you large muscular thighs (unless you gain over 40 lbs) and even still most of your weight may go to your stomach.  Marketing a product with a promise to look like a certain person only sets people up for feeling bad about themselves.

I would probably buy Marisa’s paddle boards if I lived somewhere that was warm more than 3 months out of the year.  They look super cute.

Elizabeth has a paddle board and I just may have to use it sometime soon.  Have you ever paddle boarded?  If so, were you sore the next day?

*According to Shape Magazine

Jun 30, 2011 / 29 notes

Gym Free Summer Vacation Workout

Last night, I had the chance of lifetime of meeting Aerosmith front man and American Idol judge, Steven Tyler!  Occasionally, I report for a nightlife TV show here in Boston but rarely do I get the gigs with the famous people.  I was very nervous to interview him but thankfully unfortunately there were so many reporters I was only able to ask him 1 question and that was “Could you please say, ‘Hi I’m Stephen Tyler and I love that Dirty Water TV?’”  He looked dead straight in my eyes so intensely I felt slightly awkward and gave the show our shout out.

I saw Mila Kunis at the gym again yesterday as well so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised I no longer get star struck.

A few days ago on YouTube I posted a new gym free summer vacation workout video.  If you haven’t seen it, then you probably are not a subscriber so go make sure you subscribe!  Anyway, here are the details.  It’s a beginner-intermediate workout based on a little Pilates and gold standard strength training moves.  You do not need any equipment, but you do need willpower on vacation to make it happen.


Here is the routine:

  • 1 crunch
  • 1 single leg bridge on the left followed by 1 on the right
  • 2 crunches
  • 2 single leg bridges on the left side, followed by 2 on the right
  • 3 crunches
  • 3 single leg bridges on the left side, followed by 2 on the right
  • Repeat until you hit 10 crunches and 10 hip lifts

Come down on to your side, knees at a 90 degree angle so that your knees are in line with hips, feet flexed.

  • 20 clams (open and close)
  • 10 leg circles to the front
  • 10 leg circles to the back
  • Repeat 2 more times
  • 10 V-Twist side crunches
  • Switch sides and repeat on alternate side

Finish with 3 sets of 12 pushups!  Rest for 45 seconds in between sets.  Here is a link to the Summer Vacation Workout video as well if you prefer to watch it on YouTube.

Questions: Who is the biggest celeb you have encountered?  Do you workout while on vacation?

An amazing unphotoshopped photo of Brooklyn Decker in a bikini. I love this girl.  
(via Bikini-Clad Brooklyn Decker Debuts Short New ‘Do - Style & Beauty - UsMagazine.com)
Mar 29, 2011 / 9 notes

An amazing unphotoshopped photo of Brooklyn Decker in a bikini. I love this girl.  

(via Bikini-Clad Brooklyn Decker Debuts Short New ‘Do - Style & Beauty - UsMagazine.com)

I just had to post this.  Beiber’s hair doesn’t even move when he works out.  I feel like he needs a headband to keep his bangs out of his face. 
( Justin Bieber’s Workout Routine!)
Mar 24, 2011 / 13 notes

I just had to post this.  Beiber’s hair doesn’t even move when he works out.  I feel like he needs a headband to keep his bangs out of his face. 

( Justin Bieber’s Workout Routine!)

Feb 13, 2011 / 13 notes

If you watching the Grammy’s surely you want to know how to get Lady Gaga’s abs!  Thankfully I made this video this summer but here it is again.  Enjoy!

During the debut of his show on Monday night, Oprah Winfrey tells Piers Morgan that when her film “Beloved” came out in 1998, its lack of success during opening weekend caused her to go into “a massive, depressive macaroni and cheese-eating tailspin.” (via Oprah: I binged on 30 lbs. of mac and cheese - Entertainment - Celebrities - TODAYshow.com)
I guess having a personal chef sometimes does have it’s disadvantages.  Unlimited quantity of delicious food without lifting a finger?  Kendra spoke about this regarding her struggle with weight at the Playboy Mansion as well.  
What is your trigger food? 
Jan 13, 2011 / 8 notes

During the debut of his show on Monday night, Oprah Winfrey tells Piers Morgan that when her film “Beloved” came out in 1998, its lack of success during opening weekend caused her to go into “a massive, depressive macaroni and cheese-eating tailspin.” (via Oprah: I binged on 30 lbs. of mac and cheese - Entertainment - Celebrities - TODAYshow.com)

I guess having a personal chef sometimes does have it’s disadvantages.  Unlimited quantity of delicious food without lifting a finger?  Kendra spoke about this regarding her struggle with weight at the Playboy Mansion as well.  

What is your trigger food?