Posts Tagged ‘DVD

Work up a sweat for a worthy cause

- October 6th, 2013

Patricia Friberg, a fitness expert who was recently featured in my national Keeping Fit column, is hosting the second annual Power 4 Pink Workout.

The fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation is slated for Oct. 17.

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For more information, visit www.patriciafriberg.com.

Brooke Burke releasing two new fitness DVDs

- December 19th, 2012

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Brooke Burke, uber-fit host of Dancing With The Stars and 41-year-old mother of four, is set to release two fitness DVDs on New Year’s Eve.

The DVDs — Brooke Burke Body: Sexy Abs and Brooke Burke Body: 30-Day Slim Down — will be exclusive to Amazon.ca.

Here’s the press release …

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

Reach Your New Year’s Resolutions with

Two New Fitness Programs from Brooke Burke-Charvet

Brooke Burke Body: Sexy Abs

Brooke Burke Body: 30-Day Slim Down

Both Available On DVD and Digital December 31st
Exclusively at Amazon.ca

TORONTO, Ont. — Television personality, entrepreneur, author, and mother of four, Brooke Burke-Charvet (ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”) is releasing two brand-new, fun and challenging workout DVDs to sculpt, tone and tighten muscles for a sleek and sexy body.  Exclusively available at Amazon.ca, the programs will be released on DVD and Digital Dec. 31st by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Canada.  Burke-Charvet’s innovative and easy-to-follow workouts will help keep you on track to achieve your weight-loss goals for the New Year, and she’ll be there with you every step of the way as you sculpt your body in the privacy of your own living room. Continuing the success of her two previously released 4.5 Amazon star-rated fitness DVD’s, Burke-Charvet’s newest workouts provide a combination of her favourite moves to burn fat, tone muscles and make you sweat.  These results-oriented programs are designed to inspire and encourage everyone – no matter their fitness level.

Exclusive to the DVDs are Burke-Charvet’s favourite smoothie recipes that are fast, nutritious and delicious to help supplement your workout.

Sexy absBrooke Burke Body: Sexy Abs entertains and engages audiences with three effective 20-minute abdominal workouts, focusing on the core muscles and featuring Burke-Charvet’s “Sweet 16,” the top 16 abdominal exercises that have proven successful for Brooke herself.

30-Day Slim DownBrooke Burke Body: 30-Day Slim Down provides an amazingly fun, easy-to-follow and efficient total-body workout that balances cardio with sculpting and toning moves to help you slim down. Both workouts provide motivational and non-intimidating programs that grow with you as your coordination and skill level with the exercises evolve.

SEXY ABS SYNOPSIS:

Join Brooke Burke-Charvet for this fun and easy-to-follow workout to get the abs you’ve always dreamed of.  As a 40-something mother of four, Brooke knows how difficult it is to get into and stay in shape while juggling a busy schedule. Brooke created three effective, 20 minute fat-burning routines that target the core muscles and make working out fun. These short workouts will quickly have you feeling and looking your best, so you can get back to your busy day.

30-DAY SLIM DOWN SYNOPSIS:

Get in, get fit and get back to your busy life! As a 40-something mother of four, TV personality and entrepreneur, Brooke Burke-Charvetknows how precious time can be. To make the most of her time, Brooke created a 30-day fitness program that is a comprehensive fat-burning, muscle-building system to help anyone reach their goals. Join Brooke for this fun and easy-to-follow workout that will help you slim down and feel your best.  Commit to just 30 minutes a day, you will burn, sweat and work toward total body results.

About Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company.  SPE is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation.  SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 142 countries.  Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at www.sonypictures.com.

Team Sun ready to shine in media triathlon battle

- July 6th, 2011

Paula Findlay, Paul Tichelaar, Bevan Docherty and Hunter Kemper are just some of the big names competing at this Sunday’s 2011 Edmonton ITU Triathlon World Cup.

There’s also (drum roll, please) … Cary Castagna!

Who?!?!

Ummm, well, uh … that’s me.

Yup, although I’ve been a little under the weather in recent days, yours truly is going to suck it up and compete as part of the three-person Edmonton Sun contingent in the sprint category.

For the uninitiated, the sprint consists of a 750-metre swim, 20-km bike and 5-km run.

Me and my big quadriceps will be cycling for Team Sun. I’ll be putting the pedal to the metal, and testing my mettle.

EdmontonSUN_NewLogo0250What I lack in raw athletic ability, I hope to make up for in sheer guts and determination. It was super-sized cojones that got me into this in the first place. It’ll take that testicular fortitude, along with plenty of heart, to see me through the challenging 20K trek in good time.

My road performance will be flanked by the triathlon prowess of co-workers Nicole Bergot and Derek Van Diest.

Bergot, the Sun’s uber-fit city editor, will start us off in the swim, while Van Diest, an athletic sports reporter affectionately known as DVD, will finish the race off for us with the run.

While I’ve actually never even been to a triathlon, both Bergot and DVD have several tris under their respective belts.

I couldn’t ask for two better teammates. And I’m not just saying that to butter them up in the very likely event that they are forced to carry my sorry carcass across the finish line. Oh gawd, I hope it doesn’t come to that.

Go Team Sun, go!

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Team Sun, from left to right: Nicole Bergot, me and Derek Van Diest.

Of course, Team Sun has some stiff competition in the sprint category from two other media outlets.

Introducing the other guys …

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Ryan Jespersen, Carla Turner and Michele McDougall.

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Meg Morrison, Bob Stauffer and Kyle Chase.

Plus, Team 1260 (Will their team be called Team Team 1260?) has one solo entrant. Jason Gregor, of the Jason Gregor Show, is doing the full-meal deal (swimming, cycling and running) on his own. Show off!

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Jason Gregor

Special thanks to triathlon guru Kevin Clark, of the Edmonton Triathlon Academy, who has been helping to train all of the media entrants over the past six weeks. We’ll soon see how well we’ve followed his training advice.

The action at the 2011 Edmonton ITU Triathlon World Cup gets underway at 8 a.m. July 10, with the media doing battle in the sprint class at 10 a.m.

Click HERE for the schedule.

Come out and cheer us on! Methinks I might need all the help I can get. Sigh.

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Website: http://www.edmontonsun.com/author/cary-castagna

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/SUNcarycastagna

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/cary-castagna/29/b

Try these suggestions from California yoga instructor

- April 2nd, 2010

Ashley Turner is a California-based yoga/meditation instructor featured in the “Element: Yoga for Weight Loss” DVD.

She offers the following tips and suggestions:

• Runner’s Lunge

“Begin to shake the hips up and down. Gently roll the hips forward and back. The hips are the largest joint in the body, surrounded by the largest muscle tissue, therefore they are the largest storehouse of energy, emotion and tension in the body.”

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Runner's lunge

• Seated cross-legged

“Pause in a seated cross-legged position. Close the eyes. Simply observe. Our navel centre is our power centre. Manipura. When we are in our power, we are self-confident, assertive, passionate, proactive and disciplined – literally ‘on fire’ about life! We build self-confidence from self-trust, consistently showing up for ourselves. The most important time to show up is when we least feel like it!”

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Seated cross-legged

• Plies

“Inhale, rolling the weight towards the outer edges of the feet. Focus your mind and heart on your weight-loss goals. Envision what you want to create in life! Exhale, dip a little lower. Work for the heat.”

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Plies

• Superman

“Backbends are heart openers and known to stimulate the adrenal glands, which regulate the endocrine system and trigger metabollism. As you activate this sequence, you will fire up new energy in the form of heat, or tapas, the fire of purification – building muscular strength, self-confidence and renewed self-worth.”

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Superman

• Ankle to knee forward bend

“Being empowered means pulling our source of power inside. 99% of messages we get from the media are to look outside of ourselves for validation and acceptance. ‘When I have this … or when I look like this … then, I will be good enough!’ Yoga reminds us that all the outer circumstances are ever changing. The more we identify with these outer trappings, the more we suffer when they change. The more we can anchor ourselves inside, focusing on how we feel, building inner strength and self-worth, the more content, confident and powerful we become! The better we feel, the better we look!”

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Ankle to knee forward bend

• Corpse pose

“Take a moment and be grateful for all the work your body has just done. Once we begin to celebrate what our body does, rather than obsessing on how it looks, we start to appreciate our body as an instrument, rather than an ornament.

“Consider which habits, relationships and thoughts need to shift in order to bring you into balance. Weight and food issues are often about being out of balance. Too much work and not enough play, not enough time to calm down and properly nurture ourselves. Often, we reach for food because it’s the easiest way to comfort ourselves and ease stress. When you’re hungry … ask yourself, what am I really hungry for? Often, we’re really hungry for a nap, laughter, downtime. Put yourself back on the priority list! What do you really need?

“Be grateful for those people who support and challenge you to become the greatest version of your self! It has been said that the five people closest to us directly reflect our inner state. Consider the five people you are closest to. How do they live their lives? Do they inspire and uplift you? If not, who does? Building a strong network of support is essential to successfully achieving our goals!”

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Corpse pose

• Seated hands to heart

“Feel gratitude! Bowing to the heart. Appreciate showing up for yourself. Feel the quality of energy inside, a little more centred, authentic, grounded, positive – ask that it set the tone for the rest of your day, the rest of your week – serving your deepest truth and your highest good. Today, I am releasing the old and making room for the new.”

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Seated hands to heart

Visit www.ashleyturner.org, for more on Ashley Turner.

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