Written on June 22, 2012 at 1:26 pm , by Karla Walsh
This week’s fit links from around the web:
- Donning a swimsuit will be no sweat with these tips from Dr. Oz! — iVillage
- Go for gold! We can’t all compete at the Olympics, but we can train like we are on the team with exercises from some of the best U.S. athletes. — Refinery 29
- You know we love Bob Harper, so it was extra-fun to get to live vicariously through this blogger who hit the gym with him! — Fit Bottomed Girls
- Where’s the beef? Your barbecue guests won’t feel deprived one bit with these DIY meat-free burgers. — Iowa Girl Eats
- Match the weather to your (work and workout) wardrobe with the relaunched iPhone app, Cloth. Index your closet, then it automatically provides suggestions based on predicted temps. — N.Y. Times
- Cheesecake for 87 calories?! This is one treat too sweet to pass up. — Snack Girl
Written on May 29, 2012 at 4:39 pm , by Jenna Autuori
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.
Written on January 20, 2012 at 3:21 pm , by Karla Walsh
This week’s fit links from around the web:
- Not every food in the center aisles of the supermarket is bad for you. Here are some great kid-friendly, nutritious picks (and homemade swaps if time permits). — iVillage
- Gaga, ooh, la, la! Here’s how to get a booty like pop music’s first Lady. — Fit Sugar
- Try one of these five fun workouts if you’re new to working out or wanting to get your sweat mojo back. — Fitnessista
- A reasonable, doable action plan for when your jeans are feeling a bit too snug. — Meals and Miles
- So what if you’re not on the ranch? Steal motivation tricks straight from The Biggest Loser’s Bob Harper. — L.A. Times
- Pick a power snack to get more out of your mini-meals. — Q by Equinox
Written on September 19, 2011 at 3:13 pm , by Karla Walsh
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:
- 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
- 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
- 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?