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All about Eva

June 21st, 2009
Eva Longoria Parker

Eva Longoria Parker

Eva Longoria isn’t one to skip the good stuff. “I eat brownies all the time, I even bake them.” she says, stuffing a huge wedge of cake in her mouth. “Yellow cake mix and chocolate frosting. Is there anything better?”

A down-to-earth beauty, Longoria is the type who has her carbohydrates and eats them, too. “Don’t get on me,” she says with a laugh. “I work out like a mad woman, so I deserve a few brownies. All women deserve a few brownies! I work out three to four times a week.My trainer kicks my ass. I live in the Hollywood Hills, so it’s very inclined,” she moans.

loves brownies.....

loves brownies.....

“We do lunges while walking up the hill and then we’ll run up to the next hill and then do squats up to the next. I do this early in the morning, and the entire time I’m thinking, ‘Why, oh why did I leave my pillow? I wish I could just sleep.’”

Sweat therapy

June 19th, 2009

Retrenched? Head to the gym. At least that is what an increasing number of unemployed Americans are doing. As Americans grapple with recessions, some are using this period to hit the gym again. It might be a luxury to some for they cannot afford when they had a busy work schedule.

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Equinox, which runs 48 gyms across US says, gym usage among existing members grew 15% in the first quarter of this year. Participation in classes that are included in the membership has also increased by a similar amount. Further, the gym is adding more yoga classes to meet demand.

According to Los Angeles-based researcher IBISWorld Inc, the gym and fitness club market will grow 2.2% this year. And to lure new members, World gym in the US is offering to pick up more than half of the cost of monthly dues if a client loses his or her job after joining, but only until the member finds work. Other clubs promote fitness as a way to get noticed by prospective employers.

What is Power Plate?

April 15th, 2009

The more fast-paced and stressful our lives become, the more we seek practical solutions in our attempt to remain healthy. Unfortunately, too few people exercise properlyor as often as they should to achive their health and fitness goals; with a large number being unwilling or unable to perform “regular” exercise programs.

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In studies conducted worldwide, try to understand the reasons why people do no take part in regular, structured physical activity the following points were cited as barriers :

  • Too physically demanding ( people believed they were too unfit, to get fit )
  • Too complicated
  • Not enough time
  • Feeling uncomfortable in a social setting
  • Bad previous experiences
  • Not achieving goals or expectations not being reached
  • Feelings of lack of support

Acceleration training exercise on Power Plate machines represents a unique paradigm shift in fitness training as it allows the body to produce force with more ease than conventional fitness training. Power Plate machines allow strengthening to occur with low risk to joints and less risk of injury whilst in many cases greatly reducing the time necessary to achieve the participant’s goals. With proper use, Power Plate machines offer a host of benefits.

It helps to :

  • reduce volume and appearance of cellulite
  • accelerate fat loss
  • fast track muscle and skin toning
  • increase bone mineral density to help fight osteoporosis
  • decrease pain and improve joint function and stability
  • increase circulation and lympathic flow
  • improve recovery of damaged muscles and tendons
  • increase explosive muscles strength and power
  • improve core conditioning, stability and reflexes
  • increase mobility and coordination
  • speed anabolic recovery and reduce stress hormones

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They said power plate technology well, the concept, reasearch and they started inventing the equipment since 1960s for the Soviet aerospace program to help the cosmonauts combat the weakening effects of zero gravity conditions in space. Then, Power Plate has adapted and improved this technology to benefit both high performance sports athletes and everyday fitness enthusiasts. They use principles of Acceleration Training where it stimulates the body’s natural response to vibration. These vibrations transmit waves of energy throughout the bodyactivating muscle contractions between 25 and 50 times per second. These contractions lead to enhanced muscle strength, circulation and performance in just 20 minutes, 3 days a week and you can do the very least  is static squat or lunge. It is safe. I have tried.

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