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Brooke Burke Dishes On Her Top Summer Treats

Written on June 12, 2012 at 2:25 pm , by

Written by Lisa Turner, editorial intern

Burke serves up tasty treats to help one of her favorite charities, Operation Smile. (Photo courtesy of Chris Weeks/AP)

Brooke Burke is a busy woman. Not only is she a business owner, entrepreneur and a mother of four, she is a co-host on the popular TV show Dancing With the Stars. Somehow she finds time to devote to a charity close to her heart,  Operation Smile, and teamed up with Dreyer’s/Edy’s at an event in Los Angeles to give out 25,000 scoops of their slow-churned light ice cream. Luckily, she was able to dish about her involvement in the charity and her latest way to get in summer shape.

Since 2010, Burke has worked closely with the charity, hosting galas and fundraising events that have helped countless children receive life-saving surgeries.

“I’m very lucky to have healthy children,” Burke says. “When I began to learn about the program and really understand the statistics, I learned that a surgery that costs only $240 could change a child’s life. It’s something that we take for granted.”

When she’s not giving back, the TV host stays busy on the business side of life. She recently launched a line of intimates, IntiMINT, and released two new fitness DVDs (with two more on the way this summer). How does she fuel all that fitness? With healthy fare fit for the whole family, of course!

“We like to eat clean and raw, so some of my favorite summer treats are fresh fruit and veggies, and homemade frozen pops,” Burke explains. “We keep a summer supply for the kids—it’s a big hit in my household. Things like frozen berries and grapes. They’re so delicious. You just take them off the vine and pop them in the freezer.”

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Dance Your Way Fit with Karina Smirnoff

Written on January 19, 2012 at 9:00 am , by

It's not every day you can exercise with a real life Dancing Queen! (Photo courtesy of DanceFIT with Karina)

By the time February comes around, we’re severely lacking in the vitamin D department and we often find ourselves peeking into our bikini drawer, dreaming of the warmer days to come. If you’re in the same boat and looking for a mini vacation to reboot, recharge, and ramp up your exercise routine, get yourself to Golden Door Spa in Escondido, Ca. to shake off winter sluggishness and firm up flab off with Dancing with the Stars‘ Karina Smirnoff.

Starting Wednesday, Feb. 8 through Friday, Feb. 10 Smirnoff will be teaching her DanceFIT program during a spa getaway designed for any and all fitness levels while teaching guests about her inspirational journey on DWTS. Included with your stay you’ll get to choose from a personalized program of massages, fitness classes, skin care services, and healthy meals to help you get past those dreary winter months.

In order to participate, you must stay at the spa from Sunday, Feb. 5 through Sunday, Feb. 12. For more information on Dance Week and to make a reservation, visit goldendoor.com.

Now tell us: How do you recharge during the winter months?

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