Beginning the Season of Change Newsletter.

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Bikini Season? Set Your Abs On Fire! A Squishy Ball Workout for a Flat Tummy

They're inexpensive and all you need to spice up your current ab routine.  You don't even need a fitness brand model (although plenty exist from maker like Bender Ball, Spri, and others).  Get a small squishy ball, about the size of a cantaloupe and watch this video to see how fast you can blast your abs into submission.  Form is key of course, so listen to my cues and keep those ab muscles "braced".   Safety tip:  unless the ball is between your shoulder blades, it's safest not to lay all the way back so you don't hyperextend your lumbar spine.  If you need a break, sit up.  If you need a little extra balance support, spread your arms out to the side and place your hands on the floor.  Hands in the air or behind the head is harder.
13 Rules of Gym Etiquette for 2015

13 Rules of Gym Etiquette for 2015

Read it on Huffington Post right here: Get ready for the swarm at your favorite gym or fitness studio. It's a given that January will bring in a new crop of health club neophytes as well as bring back seasoned gym-goers who may have taken a holiday hiatus. If you're feeling cramped, don't worry. By the end of the month, many newbies will have given up from not seeing results fast enough, loss of motivation or overdoing it and injuring themselves. However, a few newcomers will catch the bug and become permanent fixtures so learning to get along with the cast of characters at the club is key. Here are my tips for how to get along with and, play nice with others when you're feeling a bit crowded at your favorite gym. 1. When the sweat runneth down, wipe it up. You may be getting your sweat on while running to "Shake It Off," but flinging your sweat onto the person next to you is a total gross out to anyone who isn't stalking you or enraptured by your body fluids. The same goes for leaving your juices on benches or machines for the next person to encounter. You're not a dog marking your territory so there's no need to let others know you were there. If your gym doesn't provide towel service, make sure you bring one larger than a washcloth. 2. Don't be a "Gym-timidator." Even if you use the same Lat Pull Down machine every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:15 p.m. sharp, someone who has not gotten the memo about your routine yet may inadvertently...