Archive for May, 2012

Fitness goals: What do you REALLY want?

- May 17th, 2012

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(Note: This is the first in a series of inspirational fitness-related videos for Keeping Fit blog readers from FTR Nation’s Carrie Campbell and Brian Grasso.)

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Lovitt spreads love, offers discount code for Zobha fitness wear

- May 17th, 2012
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Celeb trainer Michelle Lovitt (left) and Lauren Graham.

Michelle Lovitt has gotta love it.

Her job, that is.

Lovitt, 42, is a Los Angeles-based personal trainer to the stars.

She has worked with such celebs as Jason Statham (my personal fave), Courteney Cox, Lauren Graham, Julianne Moore, David Duchovny, Gabriel Aubry, Sean (Puffy) Combs, Keifer Sutherland, Yvonne Strahovski, Amber Valletta, Julia Luis-Dreyfus, Eve Jeffers and David Arquette.

The down-to-earth Lovitt was more than accommodating when she granted yours truly a recent interview.

The following two Keeping Fit columns came from that candid interview:

Cougar Town Trainer — May 14, 2012

Keeping Fit with Jason Statham — April 2, 2012

Besides getting celebrities to work up a sweat, Lovitt also serves as the brand ambassador for Zobha, a popular line of high-end activewear.

All Keeping Fit blog readers who log onto www.zobha.com are eligible for a 20% discount off their Zobha purchase by entering “lovzobha” at checkout.

Now, you gotta love that!

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Amber Valletta and Jason Statham sweat through a boxing workout during a break in filming Transporter 2. Lovitt trained the movie stars while they were shooting the sequel in Miami.

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Gym boss goes Undercover

- May 16th, 2012
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COO Jane Riddell slips anonymously onto the front lines of GoodLife Fitness to see just how fit the Ontario-based firm is.

Check your local listings for reruns of Undercover Boss Canada featuring GoodLife COO Jane Riddell.

And if you haven’t already, read my Keeping Fit column on Riddell by clicking HERE.

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Bonus fitness tips from yoga goddess

- May 14th, 2012

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Kathryn Budig was featured in my Keeping Fit column on Dec. 4, 2011.

Here are some bonus tips from the Los Angeles-based yoga goddess:

• Follow your heart. “Find something that you really love to do. If you love being outdoors, commit to hikes, long walks, surfing, biking — whatever it is that cheers you up while breaking a sweat.”

• Yoga, of course, is another option. “Yoga is a fantastic mind-body experience that keeps the brain entertained, soothes stress and sculpts a fabulous figure.”

• But whatever you do, just keep it fresh. “Mix it up if you get bored and check out online resources. They’re growing by the day and they’re amazing! Yogaglo.com and GaiamTV are fantastic sites to get you started in the comfort of your own home. You can also check out my new DVD with Gaiam, Aim True Yoga, which has a beginner’s practice segment if you are looking to get into yoga.”

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Photo gallery: Reebok-CrossFit global campaign hits Canada

- May 9th, 2012

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In case you missed it, here are the links to my national Keeping Fit columns that comprised a four-part series on the burgeoning sport/workout brand of CrossFit:

Rich Froning Jr. — Monday, March 5, 2012

Angie Pye — Monday, March 12, 2012

Alicia Connors — Friday, March 30, 2012

Graham Holmberg — Monday, April 9, 2012

And here are some photos I took while participating in a one-of-a-kind fitness stunt — highlighted by a CrossFit flash mob — earlier this year at Yonge and Dundas Square in Toronto as part of Reebok’s global CrossFit campaign …

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Reebok's CrossFit billboard campaign at the corner of Dundas and Yonge streets in downtown Toronto.

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What's in the red Reebok-CrossFit box (a 15,000-pound shipping container) suspended 30 feet above Yonge-Dundas Square?

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All is relatively quiet at the popular downtown landmark just prior to the arrival of the flash mobsters.

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One unsuspecting passerby stops for a smoke break on a large tire doubling for a piece of CrossFit workout equipment. Um, sir, that's not quite what event organizers have in mind!

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Amid a haze of smoke, an industrial crane dramatically lowers the 'box' to the concrete.

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And here comes the orange-clad flash mob!

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These energetic CrossFit enthusiasts waste no time getting to work.

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Nice shoes.

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The impressive CrossFit flash mob is 200 strong.

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Even some young kids take part in the fun.

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Coolest. Flash mob. Ever.

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The flash mobsters are from some of the nearly 200 CrossFit gyms across Canada.

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The red Reebok-CrossFit box comes in handy.

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It is quite a spectacle.

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OK, so what is in the red Reebok-CrossFit box, anyway?

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CrossFit equipment, of course.


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