Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween Candy Horror Story! Know Thy Enemy...

Halloween Fun Sized Calorie Count
How many calories are in those yummy little miniature candy bars? And, how can something so tiny and cute possibly derail our diet? Besides, one won't do you much harm...right?

Want to know my best trick for keeping your Halloween candy-fueled calorie count under control? Know thy enemy. Once you have an idea of how many calories are in each fun size piece, you can make a conscious choice to indulge in a way that won't derail your diet and all your hard time spent on the treadmill.

Calories in Fun Sized Halloween Candies

Almond Joy: 91 calories
Mounds: 92.3 calories
Hershey Kiss: 26 calories
Jelly Belly Jelly Beans: 35 calories
Milk Duds: 40 calories
Nerds: 50 calories
Nestle Crunch: 51.3 calories
Hershey's Bar: 66.7 calories
Snickers: 72 calories
Kit Kat: 73 calories
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup: 80 calories
Skittles: 80 calories
M&M's: 90 calories (Milk Chocolate), 93 calories (Peanut)
Whoppers: 100 calories

*If you need to burn off some of those Halloween calories, order the Core Transformer Fat BURN Fusion kit and get free express shipping. To order click here.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Celebrity Trainer Linda LaRue Talks Core Fitness on CBS KCAL 9 News and ACE Core Transformer Kit Review

Click onto this link to view a recent spot on CBS KCAL 9, Celebrity Trainer Linda LaRue Talks Core Fitness featuring the Core Transformer Specialty Bands Movement System with David Gonzales and Sandra Mitchell. (Next time she'll be wearing her Nike's. lol)
Linda LaRue, David Gonzales and Sandra Mitchell Talk Core Fitness

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently reviewed the Core Transformer 1,000 Calorie BURN kit and Fat BURN Fusion Kit giving both kits positive, 5 star reviews. Woot Woot! Here's what they had to say about the Core Transformer specialty bands and workout movement system. 

5 Star Core Transformer 1,000 Calorie BURN Kit and Fat BURN Fusion Kit Review
"The workouts are designed around the Core Transformer Resistance Band, a high-quality, eco-friendly elastic tube with handles and padded foot straps. The foot straps, which keep the tubing from slipping out from under your shoes, are its best feature. Not only does the Core Transformer feel safer than traditional tubing, it allows for a greater range of movement and exercise selection, which is reflected in the accompanying DVDs."

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sweat are your fat cells crying...

Here is one of my favorite expressions by Core Transformer Master Instructor, Jeffrey Scott, who always inspires me to push a little harder and be better. Hope his words motivate you too. Jeffrey is one of my favorite Group Exercise Instructors on this PLANET!

Sweat are your fat cells crying...

LA Times Core Transformer Kit Review by Roy Wallack

Hey Team-Wanted to post this A M A Z I N G Core Transformer Kit review by LA Times fitness gear reporter, Roy Wallack. Met up with him at the 2012 IHRSA Fitness Convention in LA.

Bottom line: NO DISLIKES. Woo Hoo:)! Thanks again Roy. To purchase a Core Transformer kit click here.

LA Times Resistance Cord Core Transformer Kit Review by Roy Wallack

Monday, January 2, 2012

5 Small Steps to Help Ring-In Your New Year Fitness Resolution Right

Here are five small steps that will help you get fit and lose those pesky holiday pounds…you know that five to ten pound plus weight gain that seems to be hovering right about above your pant line to create a horrifying muffin top. These steps may seem small, but I promise if you implement them daily you’ll see some big results—faster than you think!
1. Climb the stairs. Climbing stairs is one of the best ways to green your lifestyle and burn a few extra bonus calories during your day. According to this American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) study conducted, you’ll burn about .11 calories climbing up each stair, and .05 calories descending each stair. This approximates to burning 10 calories per minute. Plus, although elevators do not expend much electricity (approximately 5 kWH per floor), everything DOES add up—or every little bit helps save our planet. For example walking up and down 3 flights of stairs instead of using an elevator saves 15 kWh a day or 450 kWh per month. That’s enough to power a 37″ Plasma TV for 3 hours. Or if you live in a high rise in a densely populated city, primarily using stairs will save your car the energy equivalent of more than 1 gallon of gasoline per month.
2. Add an extra ten minutes of cardio to your regular cardio routine. On average most people will burn about 80 calories in ten minutes. Multiply that times three to four times per week and you’ll increase your calorie burn by roughly 250 or an extra 1,000 calorie per month.
3. Lift weights to lose weights. Weight lifting helps build and maintain lean tissue. On average lean tissue burns six calories per pound per day (defined as your Resting Metabolic Rate) versus two calories for a pound of fat per day. Plus, lean tissue takes one-fifth the space of fat—not to mention the positive aesthetics of having a sleek, defined physique.
4. Curb your alcohol consumption. Most cocktails have 350+ calories per glass. Alcohol is a simple sugar flavored with highly caloric sugary syrups and/or juices, which are digested first by your gut. As your gut can process about 600 calories per meal (and most meals are about 500 calories), you’ll be storing on average 300++ calories of FAT every time you have a cocktail with your meal. If your goal is to lose weight, I recommend you limit your wine to a four once pour or cocktail to only two drinks per week. Stick to the “Skinny Cocktails” that are flavored with lower calorie alcohol and sugar free sweeteners such as my Skinny Margarita.
5. Eat on a salad plate. Today most plates are twelve inches in diameter. That’s three inches more than they were twenty years ago. In other words we’ve super-sized our appetites—and waistlines too! Most salad plates are seven inches in diameter, so eating your meals on a salad plate will automatically portion control your intake by roughly one third. (Just make sure you don’t pile your plate.)
THE MATH: Weight loss is a mathematical equation. Food consumed daily + (-) calories burned exercising – daily calories burned (~2,220) = Weight Loss (or sadly gained). So let’s deduct and then add up all the calories my five simple steps listed above will approximately save you in a week:
STEP 1: Figure 10 minutes/day climbing stairs x 7 = 700 calories/week
STEP 2: Figure ~300 calories/week
STEP 3: Adding 15 minutes of weight lifting 3 times/week will help you burn ~500
STEP 4: -350 calories x 4/week and switch to 2 skinny cocktails (100 calories
each) = -1,200 calorie debit
STEP 5: Eating on a 7” plate will delete ~1/3 from your daily caloric intake or
1,500 calories/day versus ~2,200 calories/day keeping you status quo.
This will yield a -700/calorie/day or -3,500/week debit.
These steps will equal a ~6,200 calorie loss per week or approximately a 1 ¾ pound weight loss per week. So what are you “weighting” for? Get stepping NOW and good luck:)!
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