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Fit Links: Top Health Habits For Bikini Season and How to Train Like an Olympian

Written on June 22, 2012 at 1:26 pm , by

These bikini body tips will make a day at the beach feel like...exactly that. (Photo by Patrik Giardino)

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What’s New With Our Favorite Trainer, Bob Harper

Written on May 29, 2012 at 4:39 pm , by

Me, Hannah Curlee, Bob Harper and Olivia Ward at Bob's book launch party for The Skinny Rules!

Usually I give you all a sneak peek into the trainers’ lives who create our popular Express workouts, however, this man really needs no introduction. But so many things are happening for our favorite TV and all-time trainer, Bob Harper, that I had to fill you in on some of his latest projects!

Bob’s first book, The Skinny Rules, was released this month (it’s already a New York Times bestseller!), he’s got a line of supplements called Smart Success on the market, and his new interactive website, BobHarper.com powered by Watch It Now Entertainment, is a totally cool online fitness club that anyone can be a part of. The website is the closest you’ll get to working out with Bob himself, without taking a trip to the ranch. You’ll also get daily videos of Bob leading workouts, giving cooking demos and providing you with motivational tips so you’re inspired to stay on track. Plus, the thinking is done for you—get new workouts to try everyday, three circuit exercises to incorporate into your routine each week and a group fitness class to join to get your social fix from. Of course, you’ll find a place to track your weight-loss progress, food journal and workouts as well as chat with other members (and other Bob-fanatics too). It’s only $9.95 a month, and compared to other weight-loss clubs, this one is truly a deal. And let’s be serious, part of the reason we couch-potato it up every Tuesday night is to see Bob make others sweat on national TV, so why not indulge every single day?

Check out my one-on-one with our beloved renaissance man, Bob Harper and see what he had to say about our 20th anniversary issue!

I love that Ben Ward, husband to Olivia Ward season 11 winner of The Biggest Loser, was part of the reason you were inspired you to write your book, The Skinny Rules. He said he followed you on Twitter and from that guidance he was able to lose 100 pounds before Olivia came home. That’s amazing! [Check out Bob's article "Eat What I Tweet!" HERE.] Do you have one rule that you make sure you never break to stay in shape?

I wanted to give people what I have been doing with my contestants on The Biggest Loser for a long time and that is a set of rules that they could live by that was going to give them the results that they wanted.  I think the number one rule that you make sure you never break is to NOT DRINK YOUR CALORIES. All those sugary sodas, coffee drinks, and smoothies add up to a lot of calories and sugar. I would rather eat all my calories.

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Fit Links: Best Grocery Picks and How to Sculpt a Gaga-Worthy Backside

Written on January 20, 2012 at 3:21 pm , by

The grocery store can be a confusing place. (Photo by Michael David Adams)

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Top Moments from the FITNESS Mind, Body, Spirit Games

Written on September 19, 2011 at 3:13 pm , by

(Photo by Ramon)

FITNESS Editor in Chief Betty Wong, trainer Bob Harper and Biggest Loser stars Hannah Curlee and Olivia Ward welcomed racers to the finish line. (Photo by Steve Meyer)

What’s better than hitting the road for a great run on a crisp fall morning? Doing so alongside thousands of other fitness lovers, including stars of The Biggest Loser! Quaker coach and trainer Bob Harper, on behalf of GENYOUth, hosted this year’s FITNESS Mind, Body, Spirit Games alongside our September cover girls and recent “biggest winners” Olivia Ward and Hannah Curlee. All of them were happy to chat and snap photos with excited fans.

The Biggest Loser folks are really impacting lives, as dozens of participants in the races approached them to share their own transformation tales. And these role models show no signs of slowing down: Bob has been getting into CrossFit workouts lately and Olivia and Hannah, known spinning devotees, are now certified instructors!

More than 4,450 runners laced up and tackled the four-mile course at the Games. Later, they were treated to live music, fitness demos and fun goody bags and other giveaways. While many participants achieved personal bests, Tesfaye Assefa Dube ran away with the men’s race (19:33) and Aziza Aliyu topped the women’s competition (22:57).

Here are top three of our favorite “overheard” moments of the day:

  1. On achievement… “You’re surrounded by women who are passionate about their health, no matter what size they are. You’re running a race, being healthy and reaching your goals!” — Hannah Curlee, Biggest Loser 11 runner-up and FITNESS cover girl, before the women’s race
  2. On wellness… “Fitness is a way of life—it’s not just about burning calories.” — Betty Wong, FITNESS Editor in Chief, before the men’s race
  3. On what a difference a year makes… “A year ago Friday, Hannah and I flew to L.A. for finals week. Today I woke up at 6 a.m., excited to be healthy and get moving. It’s so foreign to my life before!” — Olivia Ward, Biggest Loser 11 winner and FITNESS cover girl, reflecting on her whirlwind year

Now tell us: If you attended the FITNESS Mind, Body, Spirit Games, what was your favorite moment?