Monthly Archives: September 2009

Gym Workout #1

pakitt on

pakitt on

Assuming your gym has all the standard equipment, use this workout for a challenging and varied workout designed to prevent “cardio boredom” and make your upper body strong and toned.

  • 8 minutes on stepper.
  • ***Start at level 1 and elevate your level of effort every 20 seconds until you can’t go any harder. Stay at the top for as long as you can, then decrease your work level once every 30 seconds until your 8 minutes are up.
  • Cycle 2 miles as fast as you can.
  • Jog 1 mile.
  • ***Use challenging dumbbells for each exercise below. Do 2 or 3 sets of 10 depending on your fitness level.
  • Bench Press
  • Flies
  • Rows
  • Flies
  • Supine Lat Pull
  • Military PressView More

Magneat: The Solution for Annoying Headphone Wires




How many times have you struggled to keep your headphone wires out of your way while jogging down the road? Headphone wires not only live in a constant state of “tangly mess”, they harass your arms while running, dancing, jumping rope or practicing martial arts.  My big news for you today though is that all of that frustration can now come to a complete stop as I introduce you to Magneat.

Magneat is a super cool fitness tool that attaches to your shirt via the strongest magnet known to the world (I kid you not), and basically serves as a wrap for your headphone wires. It’s simple yet incredibly smart and has the power to turn your workouts in to a sweaty, uninterrupted, stress-free experience … as you’d always hoped they would be.View More

Become the Next Hot Fitness Model for Shape or Men’s Fitness Magazine


Shape and Men’s Fitness have partnered with Wilhelmina Models to discover the next hot body and it could be you! Wilhelmina Models represents a wide range of talent including top fashion models and celebrities, professional athletes, fitness models, Olympians, personal trainers, yoga instructors, and fitness enthusiasts. Men and women can enter the model search in person at one of several nationwide open call events, online by visiting or by submitting an entry in the mail. They are looking for men and women ages 18 and over.

The first open casting call is just around the corner in New York City on Saturday, September 26, 2009. To find a casting call near you click here.

  • Ideal contestants will have the potential to be fitness icons.
  • A panel of judges consisting of Wilhelmina talent scouts and Shape/Men’s Fitness editors will review all entries.
  • Ten finalists (5 women/5 men) will be posted on Mens and, where readers can vote for the “Reader’s Choice”.
  • The ten finalists will be invited to a finale event in New York where the two winners will be selected live by the panel of judges.
  • The female winner will receive a Wilhelmina contract and be featured editorially in Shape and the male winner will receive a Wilhelmina contract and be featured editorially in Men’s Fitness.View More

Congratulations to the Powerhouse “Hit the Deck” Game Winner, Valerie!

powerhouse hit the deck game

Valerie Watson is the lucky winner of the Powerhouse “Hit the Deck” fitness game. She’ll get this cool tool to help keep her workouts well-rounded and fresh. The game includes a bunch of cards with exercise tutorials on each to keep her workouts remain varied and challenging. This game also comes with a timer, so all Valerie has to do is pick a card, set the timer, do the exercises for a specific amount of time (no counting necessary) and then move on to the next card.

In her entry, Valerie stated that if she could design her own cards she would include her favorite exercises “walking lunges with hand weights, military push ups, tricep dips and front and side planks.” She also loves to stretch using yoga poses like down dog and pigeon. She thinks they look silly, but says they loosen her up in a jiffy! Enjoy your game Valerie!

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