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  1. fitdeb

    News Flash

    Cathe, so sorry to hear about your injury. Those danged jar lids! It never ceases to amaze me that I have the strength to one arm row with a 40# dumbbell but I need a "granny gripper" to open a jar of pickles! I know how hard it is to be side-lined. Rest, Rest, Rest.... :)
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    Calendar is here!!

    Shred Shed! Love it!
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    Rebounder Recommendation

    I have been toying with the idea of adding rebounder workouts. Any recommendations, positive or not, would be very appreciated. Also, if you do use a rebounder, do you just adapt Cathe's workouts or do you like a specific instructor? Thanks, Debbie
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    Men working out with Cathe

    My husband has been working out "with Cathe" since the Mega Step days (I am pretty sure it was the lace bike shorts and thong leotards that convinced him to give step a try). When he needs a bro-fix he uses a series by Men's Health titled MA40. It is a really solid program mixing weights, cardio...
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    Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) training

    Just wondering, does anyone incorporate this into the training? I am beginning to read up on it and the theory behind it is quite intriguing. Your thoughts and experiences would be appreciated. Thanks, Deb
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    To gray or not to gray.

    I have been coloring my dark brown hair for what seems like centuries, well okay, in reality - decades. Frankly I am tired of it, but somewhat frightened of stopping. I would say, judging from my roots, I am about 50% gray so growing it out will be challenging. I am a personal trainer/health...
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    Calling moms of teen girls... Xmas help!

    Stacy, There is a company called Dashing Diva that makes press on gel nail polish - not a plastic fake nail - but an actual strip of gel nail polish. They are super easy to apply and come in the cutest colors and patterns. I have been using them for more than a year now. They last a good 2 weeks...
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    More Perfect 30 Workouts

    Love the Perfect 30 Cardio workouts. I really appreciate that Cathe does not rely on weights to get your heart rate up. So many other low-impact, hi-intensity workouts have seemly endless squat/overhead presses. I usually combine both Perfect 30 workouts -- for days when I want a lower impact...
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    Blue Star Shopping Center

    Cathe, am I remembering correctly that you used to teach classes at a gym located in the Blue Star Shopping Center in North Plainfield/Greenbrook area in the early 80's?
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    Stick Mobility Workouts

    Hi Jane I purchased the 3 stick bundle. You really do need 2 of the longer sticks for many of the exercises. I ordered the 6' and 4' bundle. I am 5'10" so I was right on that borderline. I wish I would have gone with the longer sticks, but once I start seeing clients again, I am anxious to...
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    Stick Mobility Workouts

    My new favorite mobility workouts - stickmobility.com. There are a ton of free workouts on youtube. I got my sticks a couple of weeks ago and have been adding the workouts into my regular rotations. You can do a full mobility workout or just specific targeted stretches. The QL stretch is...
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    Fave workout clothes?

    I don't have a favorite brand, but lately I have been buying most of my stuff from either Old Navy or Sierra (on-line). Old Navy's quality can be hit or miss, but they do have great sales and they have tall sizes. At 5"11 with a 36" inseam it is challenging to find bottoms that are long enough...
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    New Year's Eve

    Aerial Yoga. Very Cool.
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    New Year's Eve

    Happy New Year Hazlady!. We still have about 7 1/2 hours to go. People are too complacent everywhere, IMO. Keep staying safe.
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    New Year's Eve

    Every year-end we look forward to the new year to come and to reflect on the year that has passed. No matter what side of "things" you are on, I believe we can all agree that 2020 was, well, a MESS. For some maybe just a "the toilet backed up" kind of mess and for others a "stinking tidal wave...
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    Mom Jeans!

    I don't know why jeans are such a mainstay of our wardrobes, considering how much trouble every one has trying to find the perfect pair. I could buy a $10 pair or $100 pair for my husband and they each would fit him the same. Me...not so much. I am 5'11", size 6 with a 36" inseam but normal...
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    Mom Jeans!

    For the past 8 months it seems as if all I wear is work out attire (or my pajamas :rolleyes:), so I decided it was time to buy some new jeans. Scrolling through GAPs offerings and what did I find???? Actual MOM JEANS! That's what they are calling them, for real. They are listed as MOM JEANS...
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    Mobility Workouts!!

    Check out Tom Morrison. He has some great stuff on mobility - The Simplistic Mobility Method. tommorrison.uk
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    Meniscus Repair Surgery

    Thanks Melissa. The surgeon I am seeing next week will be the second opinion. I am a personal trainer and also an Orthopedic Exercise Specialist so I will be acting as my own PT. Fortunately I am going into this very strong, but I know the road back will be a slow one. It's great to hear of the...
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