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The Queen of Stock Photos

Just looking at her, you feel happy, uplifted, somehow better about yourself in that moment.
You don’t immediately register her age (very youthful), her beauty (symmetric), her build (slight), her race (Asian, perhaps mixed). No, she is just the embodiment of happiness, satisfaction, promise. In that instant, her smile makes you feel warm, worthy, safe. Who is she? She’s the girl I call The Queen of Stock Photos. Read More

HIIT: High Intensity Interval Training, Explained

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is one of the biggest trends in the fitness industry right now! But how well do we really understand HIIT? This post will outline the benefits of HIIT and how you can start incorporating it into your weekly workouts. Before beginning a high intensity/vigorous level fitness program we should understand the basics.

What is HIIT

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a period of high intensity exercise followed by a period of lower intensity exercise. Read More

The Benefits of Online Workout Videos

If you have never tried online workout videos, you are missing out on one of the best ways to exercise and make a habit that sticks.

I’ve been using workout videos regularly since rediscovering them in 2010 (I loved my mom’s Jane Fonda tapes when I was a kid). Videos have played a pivotal part in transforming me from a sometimes exerciser into a daily exerciser. Exercise has become my coach, my therapist, my meditation, my friend, and my muse. I dedicate 2 days a week, religiously, to using online workout videos.

Here are the top 6 benefits of using online videos! Read More

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Sharon Money Twombly – Fitness and Diet Routine – Part 2

In Part 2 of our interview with Sharon Money Twombly, fitness video star & (former) Gigabody featured instructor, we delve into her personal fitness and diet routine. How does she maintain those unbelievable abs? She shares tips & tricks with us.

If you missed Part 1 of this interview, where we discuss the role of physical therapy in Sharon’s fitness instruction, check it out!

Part 2 – The Role of Fitness and Diet

Q: You are in incredible shape. What is your routine like in a typical week? Read More

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Sharon Money Twombly – Fitness Star & Physical Therapist – Part 1

In Part 1 of my 2-part interview with fitness video star & Gigabody featured instructor, Sharon Money Twombly, we discuss how Sharon’s work in physical therapy influences her fitness teaching, including how to fix 3 common mistakes that exercisers make which can lead to injury.

Part 2 of the interview focuses on Sharon’s personal fitness & diet regime. If you’re new to Sharon’s work, check out Sharon Money Twombly’s videos on Gigabody.

Part 1 – Fitness and Physical Therapy

Q: What came first, physical therapy or fitness? How did you end up getting into physical therapy? Read More