Hula Hoop Inches off your Waist with the FXP Fitness Hula Hoop

As we enjoyed a day filled with the abundance and overindulgence of food we’re sure to be eating for the next few days (leftovers anyone), we’re sure many of you may not want to readily hit your respective gyms the day after Thanksgiving, hell most of us can barely move, so we’re proposing an alternate and transitional form of exercise…..Fitness Hooping (First Lady Michelle Obama is a fan). You can enjoy this fun exercise as your ongoing workout, or try it when you don’t feel like going to the gym. The best thing about this workout, it’s a lot of fun because it involves something we all enjoyed as children…..with a slight twist. Say hello to the FXP Fitness Hula Hoop, a hula hoop that comes in six sections, which clips together for easy and quick storage and assembly.

That’s right, it’s a hula hoop you disassemble for convenient storage and travel capabilities, then reassemble whenever you want to have some hooping fun. The FXP Hula Hoop comes in several system starter kits with hoops available in three colors – teal, pink, and purple. Any of the system starter kits is sure to get you on the right (and fun) path to a slimmer, healthier you, using core, strength, and interval training with an exclusive “Easy Spin Technology” that lets you burn more calories and fat, as well as tones your muscles.

There are five FXP Hula Hoop Starter Kits including the FXP Starter Kit (the kit we’re focusing on today, which is pictured above), Build Your Own Kit, FXP Cardio Sculpt Kit, Total Body Movement Kit, and Total Body Movement Kit Plus. As we previously mentioned, this wonderful workout tool breaks down and easily fits in a convenient carrying case for portability, allowing you to exercise anywhere and have fun while doing so. Thanks to the FXP Hula Hoop’s precise weight and size, you’ll soon see amazing results.

The FXP Starter Kit, available for $44.95, is specifically designed for those who are just beginning their fitness journey or who are new to fitness hooping. This kit comes with a carrying bag, non-slip mat, workout guide, and a level 1 DVD, featuring internationally recognized fitness trainer, Niece Pecenka, who has designed a proven workout program using low impact exercises to keep you motivated and having a blast while you tone and sculpt your entire body.

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Want to begin hula hooping your way to a flatter stomach and slimmer body? Take advantage of FXP Fitness’s Black Friday deal where everything is 25% off when you use code FRIDAY25. The offer begins now and runs through 11/28.


Love, Sweat, and Gears | BFX Studio’s Ride Republic Spin Class

We are the first to admit we can sometimes get lazy and compliant when it comes to working out. This is mostly due to the fact that we sit in-front of a computer for hours on end without much movement, except when it comes to reaching for a snack. We’ve gotten to the level of forcing ourselves up from the couch, desk, park bench, etc just to show our bodies that we’re not petrified objects, so when we get an opportunity to get active, we try to take advantage….because it’s something that is desperately needed. That is why we were ecstatic to receive an invitation to check out the BFX Studio in Chelsea (more locations are coming soon). We loved spinning but hadn’t participated in a few years……today we tested our endurance.

We had a choice between the following classes: BFX Build (Eli Ingram and Amanda Butler), Classic Ride (Josh Taylor), BFX Barre (Michelle Demus and Colin Turek), and Fusion Ride (Juan Hidalgo), but because we haven’t worked out in quite a while, we decided to start with an easier class…..or so we thought. Securing a position and an in-breed Spinner® Blade Ion bike for the Classic Ride with Josh Taylor, we were mentally ready for the high-energy spin class…..physically ready was a different story.

The classicRIDE is spinning as it was meant to be – high-energy, motivational instructor, great music, and a heart-pounding experience. We recommend first-time spinners, and those who haven’t attended spin classes in a while (like we haven’t) begin with this one. For those of you who are more advanced than we are or prefer something more challenging, we present the following:

ultraRIDE – more enhanced than the classicRIDE, ultraRIDE offers extreme physical challenges on the bike with a rotating theme. No fear of stagnation in this 45 min class

epicRIDE – love spinning to specific themes and music? Then the epicRIDE spin classes are for you. Every class has a visually and musically supported theme and can go on for 1-2 hours. Epic indeed!

FUSIONRIDE – if you want to experience a workout both on and off the bike, this two-part spin class is right up your alley. Get ready to spend part of the class riding, and the other part off the bike, in athletic conditioning and functional training. The result is a high-cardio burn that will maximize your agility, stamina, power, and core strength. Fusion offers three ride/training Time option: 30 min/30 min, 45 min/15 min, and 45 min/45 min.

The class was intense and we loved it…..even while thinking we were going to pass out. Our hearts were pounding, our energy was up, and we burned lots of calories. What more could you ask for, except for a refreshing drink, which we enjoyed post workout at the launch festivities which also included personalized mini training sessions, spa treatments courtesy of Mio, Sakara treats, and BFX Studio’s state of the art Fit3D body scan.

BFX Studio has a t-shirt that says pretty hurts, it really does but it hurts so good. We invite anyone who wants to add spinning to their fitness regime to check out BFX Studio, located at 555 Sixth Avenue (between 15th and 16th St) in NYC. We kinda want to work there now.

Sponsored Post: Keep Your Active Lifestyle w/ JustGoGirl!

Seeing as we’re in full Olympic Games mode, this is the perfect time to talk about something no one actually talks about, Exercise-Induced Urine Leakage in Female Athletes or Athletic Leaks. While performing vigorous, stress-induced, high-impact, or strenuous activities and workouts, some elite female athletes (which includes teens to older women) suffer athletic leaks, a condition most think may be due to abdominal pressure.


Sometimes experiencing this uncontrollable condition can dissuade these athletes or very active women from enjoying their very active lifestyle but thanks to a new creation by Brooke Solis, the answer to athletes leaks has been found with JustGoGirl!.

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A few of us got the chance to meet with and get first-hand knowledge from the JustGoGirl! Founder and CEO, a fitness-obsessed mom of five herself, she found that after the birth of her first child, she leaked when she went running and although she tried several products, nothing gave her the comfort and protection she desired, so she just created her own.


How amazing is the JustGoGirl! Pad? It is 1.5 cm (a little over 1/2 inch thin) in size, absorbs up to 140 ml (a little over 1/2 cup of fluid), is shaped to fit a woman’s form and is undetectable under all your clothing (you can even wear it with a thong). JustGoGirl! is the perfect combination – it’s as thin as a pantyliner and provides as much absorption as those bulky incontinence pads – giving you the best of both worlds. So ladies, get back to running 10 miles, gymnastics, yoga or doing your Insanity workouts. Leave the extra pants and bulky pads at home and be rest assured you won’t ever again be embarrassed by athletic leakage.

I had a chance to try out JustGoGirl during the crazy snowstorm we had during Fashion Week. Running from show to show, you barely have time to stop…even to use the restroom plus with the exertion of navigating through mountain-high snow dunes, you can really get quite a workout. Thanks to this neither issue stopped me from my very busy day

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Majesco Entertainment Launches Zumba Fitness Rush for Xbox 360 Kinect

Xbox 360 Kinect users rejoice! The amazing Zumba dance-party workout is allows incredible fun no matter experience with dance or fitness level. If you love dancing your way to a great body, then you’ll be addicted to Zumba Fitness Rush. This incredibly fun workout, which launched February 12th, features a technologically advanced, feature-rich interactive Zumba® experience. Encompassing exclusive content only available on Kinect (sorry Wii users), with lots of new features and improvements that amp up the dance-fitness play so you and your friends or family, can melt away the pounds as you party yourself into shape!

I had the opportunity try out Zumba Fitness Rush with their superstar instructors including Gina Grant, who is pictured on the game cover (above). Featuring 50% more content than Zumba® Fitness 2 on Wii: more routines, more venues and more instructors, plus voice control, online connectivity and post launch DLC support

Zumba Fitness Rush allows you to dance naturally hands-free with Kinect technology that enables full body motion tracking (see above circled forms in the screenshots above), for an riveting, freeing, fully-interactive workout. You fully get to use your entire body as your controller. Expect a new video cueing system makes the choreography easier to follow for new players. It also features a new Progress Tracker that records every workout statistic, including calories burned, achievements earned, overall rank and technique score, an accessible gameplay that features Low, Medium and High Intensity routines for all skill levels plus a full Tutorial mode. Get in on the fun action in the video below

Other Features include:

Get a total body workout with 42 electrifying new routines and music tracks (10 exclusive to Kinect), now featuring hits from today’s hottest artists including Pitbull, Nicole Scherzinger and Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP, along with contagious Zumba originals that let you lose yourself to the music.

Learn 24 different dance styles as you play (more than twice the number featured in the original Zumba® Fitness game). From fan favorites like Merengue, Salsa and Cumbia to new additions that include Axe, Bollywood, Ragga, Bachata, Latin Pop, Quebradita, Batucada, Pasodoble and more, Rush lets you experience a broad range of cultural rhythms from around the world. Check out the instructors trying out the Bollywood dance routine, which features Erica Pierce, a Zumba Fitness competition winner, who won her chance to be in Zumba Fitnesss Rush

Feel the rush with three different game modes you can play solo or with a friend:
– Single Song: Dance a single routine of your choice from the 42 included in game. The new song
preview feature gives you a feel for each rhythm before you dive in and lose yourself in the
– Full Class: A work-out block of routines in 20, 45 or 60 minute formats. You can now create
your own custom workouts by saving a playlist of your favorite music and choreography.
– Learn the Steps: Revamped tutorial mode lets you learn at your own pace by breaking down the
four core dance styles into the basics. Slow down or speed up each module as you receive
focused per limb feedback that helps you master each move and build confidence.

Follow along as 6 superstar Zumba® instructors (3 exclusive to Kinect) guide you through each routine: Beto, Tanya Beardsley, Gina Grant, Kass Martin, Jason Thompson and Erica Pierce. New 3D avatars of each instructor make playing the game feel like taking a live class with Zumba® Fitness’ elite!
Get your party on in 10 dynamic environments: Miami Yacht, LA Nightclub, Rooftop, VIP Pool Party and Music Video Set–plus 5 Kinect exclusive venues:
Bollywood, Rio Carnival, Scandinavian Ice Hotel, New York City Street and Las Vegas.
Mirror your instructor’s moves accurately and trigger a Euphoria state with special effects, dynamic cameras and more dancers to grow your party.

Earn achievements and unlock exclusive behind-the-scenes videos as you play.
In game class locator lets you find an instructor near you so you can try a live Zumba® class and become part of the community.
Online Zumba® news feature keeps you up-to-date on brand information, events and promotions.
Post-launch downloadable content will offer new dance style packs and hit music via Xbox LIVE.

Dance Your Way to a Sexy Body with Zumba Fitness 2 for Wii

There is nothing more gratifying than slipping on a pair of too-small jeans and finding that they actually fit again. It’s the best mood booster you can ask for. This is the gift that Zumba Fitness 2 for Wii gives you. What’s even better is you don’t realize you’re actually working out, you’re just having fun, which is why Zumba is called the “fitness party”. Dancing is why dancers always have amazing bodies; just look at all the celebs who’ve been on Dancing with the Stars, they all end up looking very svelte. I remember taking Zumba classes last year but my erratic schedule didn’t allow me to attend as much as I wanted but with the Zumba Fitness 2, I can dance my way to a slimmer body by toning, sculpting and burning fat anytime I want.

Following the worldwide best-selling original, Zumba® Fitness 2 from Majesco Entertainment, builds on that phenomenal success while elevating the exer-game category to a new high of fun, effective fitness. This cutting-edge experience layers in loads of new features and improvements, amps up the dance-fitness party and gives you even more ways to sculpt your body and party yourself into shape. Just wrap the exclusive Zumba® Fitness belt (included free in the game box) to your waist and slide the Wii Remote into the holster to dance hands-free.

Get a total body workout with 32 electrifying new routines and music tracks, including hits from today’s hottest artists including Pitbull, Nicole Scherzinger and Yolanda Be Cool & DCup. A friend shared video of someone learning how to use Zumba Fitness 2 for Wii at a video game event. He was a novice and not a dancer but he was doing a pretty good job of keeping up with the game, see below for how easy and fun Zumba Fitness 2 is:

Zumba Fitness 2 has 24 different dance styles and routines, from fan favorites like Merengue, Samba and Cumbia to new additions like Axe, Bollywood, Latin Pop, Ragga and Pasodoble.

Zumba 2 also allows you to follow along with celebrity Zumba instructors Tanya Beardsley (featured in the screen shot below), Gina Grant and Beto to guide you through each routine with new 3D models of each instructor making the game feel like you’re taking a real class with Zumba’s elite celebrity trio!

If you’re a dancing novice, you don’t have to worry about being overwhelmed because Zumba 2 gives you four different game modes to help you get in shape plus it features a new video cueing system that makes the choreography easier to follow for new players:

Single Song: Dance a single routine of your choice. The new song preview feature gives you a feel for a track before you dive in and lose yourself in the music.

Full Class: A work-out block of routines in 20, 45 or 60 minute formats. You can now create your own custom routines by saving a playlist of your favorite songs.

Multiplayer: Up to 4 players can join the party in your living room with cooperative gameplay.

Learn the Steps: Revamped tutorial mode lets you learn at your own pace by breaking down the core dance styles into the basics.

Other new features include five stunning, dynamic environments, from a Miami Yacht to a LA nightclub and you can watch your Zumba party grow as you match moves throughout each area!

And a new Progress Tracker that lets you follow every stat relating to your gameplay, including: calories burned, trophies earned, overall rank, technique score based on how many moves matched overall, and more (so you can beat your own best).