Summer is already here, and if you haven’t started working on your summer body it’s not too late.  If you haven’t tried a cycling class you need to.  They are intense, high cardio and classes like the ones at Aura Cycle work out your arms, legs, abs and butt.  I’ve taken a TRX class at Aura Body which was also incredible. Nicole (one of my workout buddies) and I took a class with Branden who is up beat and motivating.  I can’t take classes alone, I always need a friend to go with me to keep me motivated and to show up to a class. Branden is a really great instructor and made the class go by quickly.  His playlist was so great and kept me going.   To be honest, I haven’t worked out in three weeks which is like a lifetime for me.  I was overseas and then when…

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Franci Cohen is a personal trainer, certified nutritionist, exercise physiologist and creator of SPIDERBANDS®, a total-body cardio resistance workout that leverages gravity and your bodyweight with other intense exercise modules such as rebounding, kickboxing and indoor cycling. Franci has a triple Bachelors Degree, Masters in Nutrition, and a Masters in Exercise Physiology. She also has many certifications in nutrition, group exercise instructor, personal training, plus many more. Franci also teaches group fitness classes, train clients and broaden her perspective in all areas of fitness, nutrition and wellness at Fuel Fitness in Brooklyn, NY. Today she shares some fitness tips with us: Doing at home workouts are hard because it’s hard for me to stay motivated, do you have tips on staying on track? -make it a date (workout at home with a friend. You’re less likely to skip your workout if you know your friend is on his/her way over to…

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Staying on track with your diet can be hard.  There are so many fad diets out there that most don’t work.  Eating healthy and making the right choices is usually the best way to go.  Part of diet goals and choosing a healthy lifestyle is portion control, once you know that it’s easy to maintain a healthy diet.  Portion control is also knowing how your plate should look when you are having lunch or dinner.  Usually, it’s half leafy greens or cooked veggies, 1/4 whole grains or beans (legumes) and a 1/4 of a lean protein.  If you want to add fruit to your plate you can spilt the leafy greens into 1/4 greens and 1/4 fruit. Here are some suggestions for your greens and veggies: Bok Choy is low in calories and contains protein, and fiber.  It also contains vitamin K, C, A, potassium, carotenoids and many more minerals and…

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