Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Fitness at the Village: Rock Your Workout
6 Summer Shape Up Essentials
From the gym floor to the dance floor, summer puts us in the mood to party—and flaunt the results of our fitness efforts. So this month, we're making you a rock star, baby, with personal attention from Heidi Klum's trainer, sexy shoes that sculpt your legs and a country crooner as your running buddy. Pump it up!
Hypnotize Those Hips
You are getting sleepy...now MOVE IT! Download a motivating MP3 session on Performance Hypnotherapy. They are designed by a certified hypnotherapist and claim to fire up your fitness efforts from deep within your subconscious. Download sessions like "Get Back to the Gym" and "Weight Loss Motivation" for $12.95 ($19.95 for a CD).
Sweat Like a Star
Want Heidi Klum's body? Steal her personal trainer—and pop him into your DVD player! David Kirsch's Ultimate New York Body Plan will help you slim and sculpt your way to a flamin' physique. And though we all would love a body like Madonna, we'd also settle for just stealing her moves. Try her choreographer Jamie King's Rock Your Body workout, which hustles you through hip-hop moves to get your heart pumping.
If the Shoe Fits...
Supercharge your stroll (and fight cellulite, to boot) with a pair of FitFlops or Chung Shi shoes, which work the leg muscles for serious summer toning. Check out the chic FitFlop Gladiator—the latest must-have for celebs—designed in tandem with Manhattan's chic Kirna Zabete boutique.
She's Gone Country
Amp up speed and stamina by running with a buddy, preferably a hottie with a great pair of lungs. Country rocker and runner Jack Ingram powers you through a four-mile training run in Nike's Endurance Express podcast. "It's great music with the perfect rhythms and pacing for a run," says Andrea Metcalf, host of Fit Today.
Love Rock Band? Keep the groove going with the new Drums Alive aerobic toning workout; you'll bang and bounce off major calories on the stability ball.