No Gym No Problem:

 Reblogged: from Shine from Yahoo                                                                                          No Gym No Problem:                                                                                                  If you don’t have time to hit the gym, that’s no longer an excuse. Celebrity fitness trainer Jennifer Cohen (who has worked with Keanu Reeves) and creator of “No Gym Required” stopped by “Summer Shape Up” to share the secrets to getting fit without ever going to the gym. Jennifer is also the fitness spokesperson for Weight Watchers and she even created their “Points/Activities Plus Fitness Series” DVD. She believes that if you only have a few minutes throughout the day at home, the grocery store, or even at the office there’s easy ways to build lean muscle and burn fat. Try a few of these “No Gym Required” exercises to start getting in shape.

Prisoner Squat with Twist– Deep squat past your knees while your hands are laced behind your head. As you come back up to starting position you twist your knee to your opposite elbow. This requires no equipment and tones your thighs, abs, and glutes.

Lateral Lunge to Half X– Lunge to one side and push your hips back. As you come back to starting position you lift your opposite arm over your head until you’re in a half an X shape! This is a great full body move that works your glutes, legs, core, and abs. Do 15 reps on each side three times.

Leaning over Shoulder Raise– Starting position is on your knees, lean-to the side and raise your weight or water bottle up to shoulder level. This move works your entire core, obliques, and shoulders.

Lunge with Wood Chop– While lunging forward holding a weight or a water bottle on one shoulder. As you lunge forward you swing weight diagonally over to one side. It’s perfect for strength and cardio fitness. Do one set of 15 then change sides.

Jennifer takes the “anytime, anywhere, no excuses” approach to getting and staying in shape.                                                                                                                                                                             diet, Dieting, DVD, Fitness, Health, Healthy Ways to Lose Weight, Jennifer Cohen, Keanu Reeves, Lunge (exercise), Muscle, Personal trainer, Physical exercise, Squat, Top Weight loss, Weight, Weight Loss Tips, weight tips, Weight Watchers


Diamond Dallas Page’s Yoga Program

A copy of the Yoga for Regular Guys DVD by Dia...Found this one on for all you guys out there still struggling to shed those unwanted pounds .Well this might be just what you need. Don’t worry ladies you can use it to.Just remember what they say,   ‘It ain’t your momma’s yoga,'”                                                                                                                                              An Internet weight-loss sensation that involves a new, high-intensity form of yoga has led a onceobese man to drop a 100 pounds.

Arthur Boorman, 47, has managed to lose the weight using DDP, or Diamond Dallas Page, which is a pumped-up form of yoga that forgoes all of the gongs and serenity typically associated with the Hindu physical and spiritual discipline.

“It’s a different kind of yoga. We make a joke: ‘It ain’t your momma’s yoga,'” Boorman said.

DDP was invented by Diamond Dallas Page, an extreme former wrestler who thought yoga could use a new intensity. We all know yoga can build strength and flexibility, but it can also be the key to significant weight loss by creating a slow, deep resistance to each movement, getting the body working against itself. Page’s program capitalizes on this.

These days it’s hard to imagine that not many years ago, Boorman was a Gulf War veteran with some serious back issues. At that time he plunged into some dark days, becoming so obese that at one point, he couldn’t walk without leg braces.

Boorman thought yoga could help his back pain, but no studios wanted to work with him because he couldn’t stand on his own.

“I was up late, on a search engine just typing different things, and I typed in yoga and broken back, and up popped Dallas’ page,” he recalls.

Boorman soon got the Page’s DVDs, and slowly and surprisingly he saw himself shrinking, tightening and strengthening.

After his weight loss, Boorman has now moved from DDP student to teacher. But he must warn his pupils that there is nothing soothing or meditative about his class.

“It’s like the Marines, yoga for the Marines,” Claire, one of Boorman’s students, said.

Stacey Morris had the same shock as Boorman when she lost significant weight through DDP. At her peak two years ago, she weighed more than 300 pounds; now she has gone from size 28 to a size 8.

“I actually look better at 47 than I did at 21,” she said.

Morris, who is also 47, and Boorman say that the high-intensity yoga first gave them a new feeling of energy and control.

“It’s very cardio. It works the muscles and my body started to rehabilitate and heal and my posture changed,” Morris said.

It also encouraged both of them to change the way they eat, including more vegetables and less processed food. Key to keeping the weight off, they say, is that they lost it gradually. It took more than a year of sustained work for each of them.

“The big part of it was getting your head right … once my mind was in the right place, it was just a matter of getting the work done,” Boorman said.

Now Boorman is getting his work done, and also helping others. For a man who literally couldn’t walk, and who can now sprint, he provides plenty of inspiration