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Dita Is Forever Classy

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Wow.

I wish I’d look this good when leaving the gym.

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The Queen of Burlesque was spotted leaving a gym on Friday afternoon in Los Angeles.

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Russell Brand and Katy Perry Are Gym Butties

Beware cause the picture below will be quite gross (if you share my personal taste in men)

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Russell Brand was spotted heading out of a Los Angeles gym yesterday afternoon, wearing an interesting outfit (although we approve of his shoes).

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A couple of minutes after him Ms. Perry herself headed out…so much for keeping it low profile.

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Whatever. I don’t like her and I honestly know nothing about Russell Brand.

So there you have it, Hots and Fits!


Get Hot and Fit: Rodeo Grounds Full Body Workout

Since we reside within the European Union, the whole concept of Rodeo grounds for the purpose of working out seems completely awesome yet impossible. Okay, so we could head to Spain, but no working out would be allowed – its a tourist site!

This is why we were so fascinated by this article, and decided to bring it up here!

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So why is the Rodeo so special? Because it’s all there. No gym necessary, no equipment.

The steps make for a perfect obstacle.

The track around the rodeo arena is generally smooth and an easy jog

And sometimes you’ll be lucky enough to find some trails only yards away for a quick trail lap or short bike ride.

Here are two sweaty workouts for you to try! You should repeat each routine 2 to 4 times. Short on time? Aim to get 30 minutes in!

Workout #1

  • One lap around rodeo grounds, about half a mile
  • 50 step jumps on stairs – leap from the bottom of the stands to the first step and then either back down or continuing up.
  • 50 triceps dips
  • Slow and continuous lunge up to top of stairs, pulse for 10 counts – after reaching the top, “pulse” for 10 counts by doing 10 more lunges without actually taking any more steps.
  • 25 decline push-up
  • 50 one-legged squats on each side
  • Static squat, one minute – on a step or on the flat ground, pull into a squatting position, sticking the butt out at as far as you can for 60 seconds.
  • 50 crunches
  • Slow lunge up to the top with an oblique twist at each alternate step
  • 100 mountain climbers – from the base of the steps, hunch over and extend your arms to the front of the first step so your body is arched. Then, without moving your hands, leap and put one foot forward and the other back. Leap again and switch them. Two down, 98 to go.
  • Take a five-minute trail run lap around trails above rodeo stairs.

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Workout #2

  • One lap around rodeo grounds
  • 50 step jumps
  • 50 jumping jacks
  • Plank 1 minute – hold pushup position
  • 50 squats
  • 50 calf raises on stairs
  • Sprint up to top of the stairs and run down in the middle twice
  • Lunge to top of steps, pulse for 10 at top, run down in middle
  • 100 bunny hop side to side
  • 50 crunches
  • Run a five-minute trail lap

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Source: Steamboat Pilot & Today


She Wolves

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Did you see this video? Shakira looked Hot and Fit on Saturday Night Live!

The day after, she was approached by reporters and asked how she got this sexy gorgeous body! The answer?

Training. Dancing for many hours every day!

See? It doesn’t come easy even for the rich and famous! Shakira also said that she loves dance aerobics and abdominal exercises.

There is, however, one thing she doesn’t give up (does any of us??):

chocolate

“I’m a chocolate addict. Oh yeah, so I have to work twice as hard because I can’t quit chocolate. I can’t quit sugar. That’s the one thing I can’t quit.”

The Hot and Fit says:

  • We are actually females with a pastries love – cakes, donuts, muffins, cupcakes – you name it. No, chocolate isn’t really our thing
  • Cardio + core exercises = She Wolf Body

 

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Alessandra Ambrosio Is Oh-So-Hot

From all the Victoria Secret Models, Alessandra is our favourite! People Magazine recently posted an article on how she lost her baby weight after giving birth to her daughter, Anja Louise in August 2008.

Looks like although it has been more than a year, the hard work never ends…

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Alessandra says it wasn’t an easy job at all:

“Last year, because I had a baby and I had to lose pounds, I did a lot of cardio. This year is all about weights, squats and lunges.”

Nevertheless, she walked in the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show just four months later, revealing her fabulous post-baby body.

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But Ambrosio’s having a tougher time with this year’s show.

“After I gave birth, my diet was a very healthy diet, like no sugar, no bread. But now, I am just eating whatever. I’m working out […] four days a week.”

 

Look at her when pregnant!

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The Hot and Fit says:

  • It really looks like she has a naturally thin figure – How else would we explain how amazing she looks even when pregnant?
  • Doesn’t that happen to many of us who DIET? You set the goal, try so hard for the time being, and once you get there, it can go all wrong – you start to indulge too much!
  • We’ve reached the conclusion a while ago, after too many years of high-protein/low-fat/low-calorie/5-factor/insert-yours-here diets that the only way to lose and keep looking good is by changing your lifestyle – eat well, respect your body, exercise

The Hot and Fit on: Breakfast Cereals (U.S. Version)

Happy Sunday Hot and Fits!

Today we bring over the top choices of breakfast cereals, continental U.S. version, according to 42 different individuals

Note: All cereals tested in this story were free of high-fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils.

The Best O’s

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The pure oaty flavor and the hearty crunch of these whole-grain rings, which contain just one gram of sugar per serving, easily won over testers. “No wonder my toddler can’t get enough of them,” one enthused.

 

 

The Best Shredded Oats

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Mikey liked it back in the 1970s, and Real Simple testers feel the same way today. The thin oat squares strike a tasty balance of salty and sweet.

 

 

 

The Best Raisin Bran

ImageCascadian Farm Organic Raisin Bran

The plump, juicy raisins aren’t overwhelmed by the number of flakes,” said a fan. “Plus, the fruit is free of that awful coating of sugar so many companies use.”

 

 

 

The Best Crispy Rice

ImageErewhon Organic Original Crispy Brown Rice

Made with brown rice (a nice twist on the traditional white), these delicate puffs have “a pleasing nutty flavor,” a staffer raved. “Topped with strawberries, they would make a great light breakfast.”

 

 

The Best Corn Flakes

ImageTrader Joe’s Organic Corn Flakes

These large, sturdy flakes hold their shape, have a strong corn flavor even when drowned in milk, and don’t develop a slimy film like some other versions,” said one appreciative tester.

 

 

The Best Frosted Wheat

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These bites have a dusting of icing on one side that adds a touch of sweetness to the milk. Bonus: The re-sealable plastic bag cuts down on wasteful packaging.

 

 

The Best High-Fiber

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A medley of bran twigs, honey whole-grain puffs, and mini soy graham crackers, this won praise for being hearty and delicious. One of the healthiest of all the winners, it packs 13 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber into a single serving.

 

 

The Best Shredded Wheat

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Passionate shredded-wheat devotees raved about how the squares “absorb the milk just enough, without soaking it up like a sponge.” Said one of them, “It’s tightly woven and yet has a lovely, airy crunch.”

 

The Best Crispy Whole Grain

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Molasses perks up the flavors of corn, wheat, and rice in these woven brown crisps. “Forget toast in the morning. This reminds me of my favorite wheat bread, but with a more robust, nutty flavor,” a panelist said.

 

The Best Whole Wheat Flakes

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This flake version of a popular English cereal has a pleasant, grainy texture and a slight sweetness, thanks to cane juice and a touch of sea salt.

 

 

The Best High-Fiber Twigs

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Many twigs are thin and brittle, said a taster. “This sturdy example stands up well to milk and fruit.” For an afternoon snack, try the cereal solo or sprinkled on yogurt. Half a cup contains a whopping 14 grams of fiber.

 

The Best Flax

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It’s easy to get more heart-healthy omega-3s in your diet with these golden flakes. “They have a cute, cuplike shape that holds the milk,” commented a fan.

 

 

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The Hot and Fit says:

  • FIBER ONE Originals!! Our top pick by far ! These are amazing, so high in fiber and you could pretty much top them with any flavour to your taste. Peanut butter, chocolate, cinnamon….any type of yogurt…milk…
  • Least favourite? Weetabix! Perhaps this is because our European upbringing forced us to eat way too much of the original English treasure…

What do you like the most? Personally, we tend to pick health first, flavour second (although most times we are lucky enough to have both!) Which ones are you favourite?


Get Hot and Fit: The Reverse Plank

Planks and their variations are by far our favourite moves.

The best thing about them is that you can do them anywhere, anytime, before you go to bed or when you just get up, at home or at the beach like this hottie:

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Instructions:

  1. Sit with your legs straight out; hands positioned behind the body, under your shoulders.
  2. Inhale to prepare, exhale as you lift your pelvis up, reaching the soles of your feet towards the floor until only your hands and heels are in contact with the floor.
  3. Inhale in this position, exhale as you push all your weight through your right heel and hands, sending your left leg towards the ceiling.
  4. Inhale in position, exhale as you lower your leg to the floor and repeat with right leg. Continue for 10-12 repetitions.

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And just to say that if you are like us and find this extremely challenging we may suggest a couple of things:

  • Do it on your elbows. This way, you won’t be putting so much stress on your palms and wrists
  • Do not lift your legs. Just hold the position for 20-30 seconds.
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Muscles used: Back, Quads, Shoulders: Front (anterior deltoids), Triceps, Abdominals