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SHAPE mag rounds up 60 best covers

- September 8th, 2011

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SHAPE magazine, a friend of this blog, is turning 30.

To celebrate, staff have rounded up 60 of the all-time best covers — from Jane Fonda to Eva Longoria to Kim Kardashian to Oprah!

Click HERE to vote for your favourites and enter to win a gift bag filled with SHAPE goodies.

Here are some notable covers (as provided by American Media Inc.):

• Oprah in 1996, and she looks HOT!

• Ellen DeGeneres (May 2010) vs. Portia de Rossi (June 1999)

• Diane Lane (1983) vs. Jane Seymour from the same year

• Courteney Cox on the January 1989 cover; SJP on the January cover the following year

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Self Magazine launches app for iPad

- April 6th, 2011

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If the slot machine meal planner doesn’t make your head spin, then there are plenty of other features in SELF Magazine’s new iPad app that will.

There are the stop-motion exercise moves.

And don’t forget to try the drag-and-drop snacks to literally play with your food.

I’m also told that with the new SELF app you can “tweet with Kim Kardashian, find inner peace during guided self-meditation, and everything in between.”

Wowzers!

Here’s the press release:

SELF MAGAZINE INTRODUCES DIGITAL APP
FOR iPAD

Tap Into Your Best Self With Condé Nast Brand’s New Women’s Lifestyle App

NEW YORK, NY — SELF, the trusted authority helping 6.6 million magazine readers achieve total well-being, announces the launch of the SELF Magazine App, available at the App Store exclusively for iPad. The first digital edition is SELF’s April issue, featuring exclusive videos, interviews, fitness and weight loss plans, recipes and more to help our digital users achieve their personal goals to be their “best self.”

Users can interact with fun and instructive graphics, slide shows of fitness moves, video, audio and expert tips about beauty, fashion, fitness, nutrition, health and overall happiness. Monthly digital editions feature virtual personal training and weight loss programs, including the new SELF Challenge: Drop 10.

Most useful are the follow-along fitness moves and a library of healthful recipes, as well as beauty how-to videos, fashion styling advice, exclusive celebrity interviews and videos, and live Tweets, workout playlists and more.

The most up-to-date feature: a live newsfeed that allows the editors to update readers daily on the latest and most important health news flash of the day and how to use it to incorporate healthy decisions into their life.

The SELF Magazine App, featuring preview content, is available for free from the App Store on iPad.

“The new app enhances the depth and breadth of SELF’s core content offerings with innovative and exciting interactive features,” says SELF Editor-in-Chief Lucy Danziger. “Each monthly digital edition going forward will enable women to engage more deeply in their favorite SELF content with unique, sophisticated and joyful tools to inspire her to tap into her best self.”

Features included each month:

• SELF’s Personal Trainer: Original easy-to-follow workouts with stop-motion animation that helps users learn precisely how to perform each exercise move.

• “Be SELFy Now” live-feed news ticker tape refreshed daily, with news updates on late-breaking healthy-living advice and events happening that day across the country.

• Exclusive recipes, including a tap function to gray out completed steps so you know where you left off when preparing the meal, making healthful eating even easier.

• Live in-app Twitter feeds for celebrity features and fitness-healthy eating programs such as the SELF Drop 10 Challenge and Reach Your Goal. First up: Kim Kardashian’s healthy-body secrets.

• Exclusive iPad-only content that offers artist info and links for click-to-buy from the iTunes store for songs that are featured throughout the issue.

April digital edition iPad exclusives:

• Kim Kardashian boxing video: April’s cover star in a video clip featured in limited release as a one-week iPad exclusive.

• Live in-app Twitter feed from April cover star Kim Kardashian.

• “Build a Perfect Day” slot-machine style feature to mix and match healthy meals each day from the SELF Drop 10 Challenge meal plan.

• “Happy Plate” drag-and-drop gamelike experience, offering a variety of snack options, that lets you know when you have reached your calorie goals for the week.

• SELF Drop 10 Challenge Pledge Page, with tools for participants to interact with other dieters and users via Twitter feeds.

• Behind-the-scenes fashion video with music from The Submarines.

• Voice-guided meditation audio sample from the Simply Being app included in a major feature about how technology can improve your health and well-being.

Advertising partners for the launch include Reebok, Aveeno and Tyson.

“The launch of the digital App has allowed SELF to provide multiplatform activations for Reebok, Aveeno and Tyson in the launch issue,” says Laura McEwen, SELF vice president and publisher. “Our client partners are eager to take advantage of digital platforms that reach SELF’s affluent and engaged consumers. In fact, the response to the new App is helping to boost print pages and digital revenue.”

The SELF Magazine App and April digital edition were developed and built in-house by the SELF editorial department.

About SELF

Currently nominated for an ASME National Magazine Award for General Excellence in Digital Media in the Personal Service category, SELF provides the content and tools to inspire a woman to take charge, to make smart choices and to become her best SELF. SELF is the founder of the pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness and a National Magazine Award winner for Excellence in Journalistic Achievement in Print and Online. SELF’s total print audience grew 14% in 2010, to 6.6 million readers. January 2011 was Self.com’s biggest traffic month ever, receiving 2.6 million unique visitors and 20.5 million page views. SELF is published by Condé Nast, the world leader in exceptional content creation.

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Five tips to flatten your belly

- March 23rd, 2011

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It may not feel like it right now in snowy Edmonton, but bikini season is just around the corner.

With that in mind, fitness expert to the stars Kathy Kaehler offers the following five tips to flatten your belly:

1. Skip the soda and the wine — anything you can do to reduce the calories and any bloating. One easy way is to up the plain flat water. Flush, flush, flush and this will help flatten out your mid-section.

2. Reducing your calories everyday is easy when you make a meal replacement shake from USANA. The Nutrimeal shakes are low-glycemic so you don’t get a sugar rush. They are also a good source of fibre, so you are full. Fewer calories means a flatter tummy sooner.

3. A fantastic exercise that I get all my celebrity clients to do on a daily basis is the plank. Borrowed from yoga but fits into anyone’s fitness routine. Hold it for at least one minute or build up to that. It works the muscles from top to bottom and inside out. Super strong core means belly is pulled in.

4. When you want that belly to fit into the clothes for a particular night or outfit, keep the veggies at bay hours before then. Less gas and bloating.

5. Walk walk walk. Get in enough cardio exercise to keep your weight maintained. Walking is the best exercise. It works all over. You can do it anywhere, anytime. I have all my clients walk, including Julia Roberts. Whether we are outside or on a treadmill, walking is one way to trim the body, keep you at your ideal weight and because you use most of your muscles you are adding more lean body weight, which burns more calories and that helps you stay lean.

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KathyKaehler2Kathy Kaehler is an author, USANA spokeswoman and celebrity trainer who has devoted her life to helping people live happy, productive, and healthy lives. She has trained celebrities including Julia Roberts, Kim Kardashian, Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Aniston, and Claudia Schiffer. Beyond imparting the latest in fitness workouts, this lifestyle expert has tackled such subjects as multi-tasking, stress management, nutrition, how to get a good night’s sleep, and how to keep sexy and satisfied. For 13 years, she appeared on the Today show as the fitness correspondent.

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Kardashian fit role model: Shape mag

- May 23rd, 2010

kim-kardashian-fitness-videoIn the June issue of Shape, actress Kim Kardashian dishes on how she found some simple ways to nix cravings, enjoy exercise and be body confident.  She even shares her full body workout that mixes cardio, core exercises with strength training, according to a PR rep who provided the following excerpt for Keeping Fit blog readers:

On a gorgeous Sunday morning, Kim Kardashian walks onto a Miami set for her Shape cover shoot. With still-damp hair cascading down her back and completely devoid of her trademark eye makeup, the 29-year-old radiates a fresh, natural beauty not often seen on her hit TV series, Keeping Up With the Kardashians. Sipping from a bottle of water (she always carries one with her), Kim curls up in a chair to talk exclusively with Shape about the challenges she faces to keep her weight in check and her self-confidence up. Her strategies are so doable, we think everyone should try them!

‘I need to work out to feel my best’
No matter how busy she is, Kim knows the only way to manage her weight and stay toned is to get moving every day. “It probably sounds weird, but for me, there’s nothing better than getting up and going right to the gym,” says Kim, who is working on sculpting her entire body and toning up her trouble zones. “I have cellulite, just like almost every other woman on the planet. And just because I feel secure with my body doesn’t mean I think cellulite is cute! It will always be an issue for me. So let’s just say it’s a work in progress!”

To stay slim and curvy and keep her cellulite under control, Kim does a combo of cardio and sculpting. A few days a week, she works out with Los Angeles trainer Gunnar Peterson.

When she’s feeling competitive, she hits Barry’s Bootcamp in L.A. with her sister Khloé, where a little sibling rivalry is likely to pop up. “Khloé thinks she’s tough,” laughs Kim, who has produced three Fit in Your Jeans by Friday DVDs. “But she’s not nearly as hard-core in the gym as I am.”

kim_kardashian-bikini‘I finally said enough with the junk food!’
About a year ago, some tabloids published bikini photographs of Kim that were far from flattering. “Yeah, it bothered me initially, but I told myself that everyone, especially women with curves, has issues just like mine,” she says. “But it did motivate me to finally drop those last 10 pounds.” Besides stepping up her exercise routine, she made some major changes to her diet. “Before, all I’d have for breakfast was a grande soy chai latte,” she says. “Now it’s either oatmeal with bananas and blueberries or scrambled egg whites with tomatoes, mushrooms, and onions, a side of turkey bacon, and a scoop of cottage cheese.” She’s also eliminated old favorites, like cheese-smothered enchiladas and cheeseburgers with onion rings. “I wouldn’t dare eat like that now,” she says. “These days I prefer salads with grilled chicken or turkey burgers without the bun.”

‘My motto is: Fake it till you make it’
As proud as she is of her curves these days, there was a time when Kim was insecure about her body. “I was only 10 when I started developing breasts,” she recalls.

“I remember crying in the bathtub. I took a washcloth, made it really hot, put it over my chest, and prayed, ‘Please don’t let them grow any bigger! They’re embarrassing me!’ I was the first girl in my class to wear a bra. And Kourtney would taunt me and tell all the boys, ‘Kim has such big boobs!’ I hated it!”

With the help of her mom, Kris Jenner (whom Kim calls her role model), and her stepdad, Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner, she learned to become more comfortable with her figure. “Our family was always really active, playing soccer, tennis, and swimming,” she recalls. “Bruce filmed exercise infomercials in our living room! He was also a big Tae Bo fan—we all were! Everyday after school we’d run home, do homework, and then go to Billy Blanks’ classes.”

Still, she had to deal with the fact that she didn’t look like everyone else in her high school. “All my friends were super skinny, and that just wasn’t my body type. But I watched my
mom, who was always comfortable with herself, and she helped me with my outlook: I have curves and that’s never going to change, so I’d better start embracing them or I’m going to have a miserable life. It took me a while, but I finally caught on.”

For more, visit http://www.shape.com/lifestyle/kim_kardashian.