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'TRAINERR' App: Uber Meets Tinder for Personal Training?

I just had a great chat with one of the New Zealand based founders of a new fitness app that bills itself as the Uber meets Tinder for personal training! Did I spike your interest? Nader Luthera tells me the TRAINERR app is currently available in NZ and AUS and his company plans to take this app to the USA soon. It sounds like a great concept. The above YouTube video does a nice job explaining how it works.

If you want an easy way to find and pay a personal trainer this may be the app of the future for you. It will work great if you're in a spontaneous mood and don't wanna leave your hood, you need a consistent trainer before or after work, you wanna find a trainer that will lead you through workouts in your desired setting (ex- specific gym, park, beach), etc.... Luthera says TRAINERR app is great for those scenarios and so many more!

Also... if you're a personal trainer looking to drum up some extra business and want a convenient way to do financial transactions... you oughtta check out the new TRAINERR too. It is very much a start-up... but the faster folks get onboard (personal trainers and clients)... the easier it will be to use the app.

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Pumping Serious Weights While Pregnant: One New Mom's Fitness Story After Sparking an International Controversy

Have you seen this video of an incredibly fit... SUPER pregnant lady... lifting what most would consider a crazy amount of weight? Emily Breeze Ross Watson gained international media attention for her choice to continue Crossfit olympic lifting, rope climbs, box jumps, kettle bell swings, wind sprints, etc. until just days before giving birth. She was in the Daily Mail, Cosmopolitan,  People, we interviewed her on Fox and Friends... It was a massive debate. Was she putting her unborn child in danger? Or was she being a smart mom... staying strong... wanting to set an example for other women to stay fit while pregnant? Breeze was forced to go on the offensive to defend her choice and vowed she was only doing what her doctor deemed was suitable and safe. She says it's true she was lifting 200 pounds just days before her due date... but this was actually a pregnancy modification... she would normally be lifting even more weight.After being both revered and ridiculed for lifting heavy heavy weights during her late stages of pregnancy... Emily Breeze Ross Watson has given birth to an adorable, happy, and healthy little boy called Bly... she has her killer body back... and now she has a platform to help other yummy mummies get their bodies back. 

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Exhale Promises to Make You Booty-licious

If you watch a barre class from afar... some of the movements seem so small... you wonder how the participants could consider these tiny wiggles and raises exercise. But if you are the one taking the class... you know that the small, intentional movements start to B-U-R-N quite quickly! Often your legs, arms, abs, or buns are screaming the next day! At least mine are! While living in New York City I spent a lot of time trying barre classes at different boutique fitness studios... on the hunt for the cream of the crop! One of my favorites is Exhale Spa.

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Soul Cycle: Ride Your Bike Like You Live Your Life

"Ride your bike like you live your life!" It's just one of the many inspirational quotes you'll hear from instructors during Soul Cycle classes. The boutique fitness studio chain has a cult following. And I must admit... I have been bitten by the Soul Cycle bug too. Students ride to the beat of the music by candlelight. Among their fans... instructors have rockstar status... and if ya just take a look... rock hard bodies too! ;-) I'm happily an advocate for em... and have been telling anyone who will listen about the 'tap it back' syndrome I've been suffering from... for several years now! LOL 

Classes are typically 45 minutes long. Most of the time students are in perfect unison... dancing along to the pumping playlists... meticulously designed and choreographed by instructors. Each class also includes one song for a weighted toning section. Students use one to five pound weights and do overhead presses, bicep curls, tricep extensions, rows, etc... Again all choreographed to the beat of the music. It's so much F-U-N!

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Want Results? Do Less... and Get More!

"Anna, you need to take a rest day." Can I get an AMEN!?! I love it when trainers say these words! But believe it or not... it's a phrase a lot of hard core athletes need to hear. It was certainly something I needed to be reminded of when I was training for the Boston and New York City marathons. I was burning myself out. 

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