VIDEO: New Year’s REVolutions – Oxygen Magazine

VIDEO: New Year’s REVolutions – Oxygen Magazine

Healthy New You, Total-Body Workouts for Women, Workouts For Women
Are you ready to take 2019 by storm? Rev up your workout routine with this new circuit.Now that the holidays are over, you can breathe a sigh of relief. The chaos is behind you, there are fewer temptations lurking around every corner, and you can start the year with a clean slate. “It’s the perfect time to put your old bad habits to rest and to commit to bettering your life, starting with you,” says Katie Corio, a certified trainer, nutritionist and Oxygen coach. “Fitness resolutions are very common this time of year, as people want nothing more than to be in shape and get healthy,” Corio says. “A fresh new workout routine gives you the motivation and drive you need to crush your goals for the new year and…
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Should I Hire an Online Fitness Coach?

Should I Hire an Online Fitness Coach?

Training Advice for Women, Training Tips for Women
If your New Year’s resolutions include losing weight, gaining muscle, getting stronger, having more energy or competing in a competition, then you may be in the market for a little assistance. Finding a personal trainer you resonate with in your geographical area may be a challenge. Or perhaps you require a more flexible schedule than your local gym’s trainers offer. This is where online personal training can come into play. “Online fitness coaching allows you to work virtually over the internet or through phone calls with a qualified fitness professional who creates custom fitness and nutrition plans to help you reach your goals,” says online personal trainer and fitness coach Julie Lohre, who is also an IFBB fitness pro, a season six contestant on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior and a…
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Supersets For A Tighter Core

Supersets For A Tighter Core

Ab Workouts for Women, Abs Workouts, Training Tips for Women, Workouts For Women
Training your abs but neglecting your lower back is like going out in the sun without loading up on sunscreen: you might be able to get away with it for a little while, but your reckless ways will soon catch up with you – and the results won’t be worth it. It may sound like a scare tactic, but would you prefer chronic lower-back pain and a protruding stomach? Didn’t think so!Supersetting abdominal exercises and those that target the erector spinae — a long set of muscles that runs alongside the spine — may be the key to maintaining spinal stability and ensuring that your entire core is rockin’! This workout features this exact training method – and promises results in less than a month.Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteYour Super Core…
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Put Your Best Abs Forward

Put Your Best Abs Forward

Ab Workouts for Women, Abs Workouts, Training Tips for Women, Workouts For Women
Bringing out what nature intended calls for exercises that not only hit your abs from various angles, but also work other body parts. Well-defined abs come from reducing the body fat that’s covering them. In other words, you’ll have to bust out more than isolated, on-the-floor sit-ups to see the hoped-for results. Related:Five Moves for Sexy AbsTo get you started, Oxygen developed an abs-blasting workout that hits all four major abs muscles in one routine. It covers your rectus abdominis, internal obliques, external obliques and your deepest abs muscle, the transverse abdominis. And since all you need is a stability ball and a mat or a comfortable section of floor space, it’s perfect for at home or the gym. Go for the beginner/intermediate choice (see chart below) when you start…
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Get Ashley’s Awesome Abs – Oxygen Magazine

Get Ashley’s Awesome Abs – Oxygen Magazine

Ab Workouts for Women, Abs Workouts, Training Tips for Women, Workouts For Women
Ashley Kaltwasser not only has an enviable booty, but she also possesses a rock-hard midsection that many women envy! So we got her to share her best training tips for abs and show us her all-time favorite moves to get a strong core and a sexy, flat midsection. You can do this workout at home or at the gym. Ashley’s Top Training Tips for AbsDon’t do your ab moves mindlessly. Really think about the movement you’re doing and connect mentally to your muscles with each rep. That makes a huge difference in intensity, especially if you squeeze and hold each rep for a second or so.Don’t be afraid to use weights for ab training. Plates, light dumbbells and even ankle weights are great to increase the challenge and make an…
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Bringing her A(b) Game

Bringing her A(b) Game

Ab Workouts for Women, Abs Workouts, Training Tips for Women, Workouts For Women
Develop a strong core with four-time figure Olympia champ Nicole Wilkins' abdominal workout.Nicole Wilkins’ diligence keeps her at the top of her sport, and it’s also what gives her those enviable abdominals many of us are currently missing post-winter indulgence. But she admits she has to stay on top of her midsection to keep it reveal-ready. “Abs have always been a physically strong bodypart because of my gymnastics background, but usually they are flat with no definition come contest time,” she says. “I was only working them like once a week, but my coach and I agreed that we needed to really focus in on that area and make it stand out.” To make that happen, Wilkins changed her routine dramatically, altering her exercises, bodypart split, training volume and number…
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America’s Fittest Couple Challenge 3: The Finish Line

America’s Fittest Couple Challenge 3: The Finish Line

America's Fittest Couple Challenge 3
Lisa and Tony Zappa's Fitness Photo ShootAnd just like that, we’re done! It’s hard to believe we’re already here when it feels like we were just gearing up to start and setting goals. It never ceases to amaze us how fast these challenges fly by. But like they always say, time flies when you are having fun, right?! Just thinking back on where we were when we started to where we are now brings up a lot of emotions. You always go into these things thinking you have an idea of what to expect, but looking back, neither of us could have ever guessed how much we would grow. This wasn’t just a physical transformation for us. It strengthened us as a couple and tested us in so many ways.…
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Taking the Helm – Oxygen Magazine

Taking the Helm – Oxygen Magazine

Athlete Spotlight, Life, Women's Fitness Personalities
After a devastating car accident, Geri Helm used fitness to steer her life back on course.Geri Helm was always involved in sports, and while she never struggled with weight, she did struggle with her body composition: Helm spent a lot of time at the gym doing cardio but noticed that she never really looked any different. She decided to subscribe to Oxygen magazine and began lifting weights — and the changes began to come. “That fueled my passion for competing, which I began doing at age 42,” she says. “Although I didn’t really have a clue what I was doing, I fell in love with the sport, the way I looked, the way people looked at me and the way it made me feel, inside and out.”Thanks for watching!Visit WebsiteHer…
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5 Tips for Ultra-Fast Workout Recovery

5 Tips for Ultra-Fast Workout Recovery

MedTerra2019, Training Tips for Women
When you’re focused on achieving a fitness goal, nothing can stand in your way — except, perhaps, an injury. But what about fatigue, muscle soreness and joint pain? Some hardcore athletes swear by the “no pain, no gain” mantra, but that’s not always the best advice. In fact, it could end up being detrimental to your progress in the long run by causing a decrease in performance, which could even lead to a dreaded injury.That’s why certified trainer and health coach Katie Austin — daughter of fitness icon Denise Austin — believes so firmly in moderation versus beating up your body. Having starred in workout videos since she was just 7 years old, fitness has been ingrained in Austin’s mind since day one. In college, she played lacrosse at the…
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