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#Workout Goals: Michelle Obama Is Still Hosting Bootcamp Weekends for Her Girlfriends

This article originally appeared on People.com.  As first lady, Michelle Obama motivated Americans to get active through her “Let’s Move” campaign. Now she’s giving fans more healthy living inspiration with a peek inside her post-White House workouts. The former first lady took to Instagram on Monday to share photos from a recent “bootcamp weekend” that she hosted for her “crew” at a friend’s house outside Washington, D.C. “When I was at the White House, I often hosted bootcamp weekends for my close girlfriends. It didn’t matter that we were all at varying…

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3 Must-Try Beach Workouts From Top Fitness Influencers

Now that summer is here, is there any better place to break a sweat than the beach? Aside from all the energizing benefits of your workout, you’ll get an extra boost just from being near the water. Research suggests the simple act of taking in an ocean vista is enough to improve your mental health. And best of all, you can cool down by diving under the waves. Lucky for us, some of our favorite fitness influencers feel the same way about training by the sea. Keep scrolling for made-for-sand moves to steal on…

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Yoga and Meditation Can Change Your Genes, Study Says

[brightcove:5166827817001 default] This article originally appeared on Time.com. Yoga and meditation may do more than just help you feel relaxed in the moment. A new scientific review suggests that these and other mindfulness exercises can actually reverse stress-related changes in genes linked to poor health and depression. In the new paper, published in Frontiers in Immunology, British researchers analyzed the findings from 18 previously published studies—involving a total of 846 people—on the biological effects of meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, Qi gong and Tai Chi. Together, the authors say, the studies…

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4 Exercises for Sexier Shoulders From a Celebrity Trainer

[brightcove:5460186467001 default] Summer is in full swing, and it’s become clear that one of the biggest trends for this sun-filled season is cutout sleeves. Translation: Shoulders are going to be on the scene this summer. Though celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson argues that they never left: “Shoulders have always been in style,” he says. “They are like the little black dress of the upper body.” Whether new fad or old hat, it’s time to give yours a little extra love, so they’ll be strong, sculpted, and ready to show off during the these dog days and beyond….

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Why You Should Move Your HIIT Workout to the Pool

This article originally appeared on Life by Daily Burn. HIIT workouts have been a big hit among gym goers for years now. Understandably so: They crush loads of calories and improve your fitness, fast. But sometimes you need to switch up those all-out-effort intervals to give your body a break — and challenge it in new ways. Enter these pool exercises from Life Time Fitness, EXOS and Speedo’s collaborative class, WTRX. An important note: This is not your grandma’s aqua aerobics class. You may not hold regular water classes to the same fitness standards…

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We Are Loving These 3 New Abs Exercises From Our Favorite Celebrity Trainers

Here’s one thing we can all agree on: getting a flatter, more toned tummy is always on our to-do list. And now that beach season is upon us, there’s no shortage of great ab moves from credible trainers to help you tighten your middle. In fact, all you need to do is open Instagram. We scrolled through our feed and pulled out three core moves we are loving right now from three top celebrity trainers: Jeanette Jenkins (Pink, Kelly Rowland), Lacey Stone (Amanda Seyfried, Kelly Osbourne), and Simone De La Rue (Reese Witherspoon, Chrissy…

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The Affordable Secret Khloé Kardashian Uses to Tone Her Abs

This article originally appeared on InStyle.com.  Khloé Kardashian is no stranger to the gym. You’ve probably seen the 32-year-old star running drills and lifting heavy weights on social media. But there’s one specific gym tool that she praises for transforming her stomach. “Don’t ever do another situp again, honey,” Kardashian explains on her website and app. “There are way more effective moves for toning your abs and strengthening your core while torching major calories. All you need is a BOSU ball.” If you have no idea what a BOSU trainer…

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Amber Heard Trained Multiple Hours a Day for Aquaman: ‘She Is a True Athlete’

This article originally appeared on People.com.  Amber Heard fully committed to her role as Mera in the upcoming Aquaman movie, spending hours in the gym to fit the part. “She wanted to deliver for the character,” Gunnar Peterson, one of the multiple trainers Heard worked with during filming, tells PEOPLE. Peterson trained Heard, 31, four to five times a week, “for a non-stop, no-breaks hour with me, and THEN she went to her fight training, which was rigorous!” he says. They focused on full-body fitness, similar to what Peterson features…

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How Bachelorette Couple Shawn Booth and Kaitlyn Bristowe Are Working Together to Get Him Ironman Ready

[brightcove:5457971451001 default] This article originally appeared on People.com.  Shawn Booth was the last man standing on season 19 of The Bachelorette, and now, he’s vying for the finish line in a much different race. The personal trainer is amping up for his first-ever Ironman this July in Lake Placid, New York, and says his intense training regimen has totally taken over. “It’s definitely a commitment to stay on top of my training, but we’re getting there,” Booth tells PEOPLE of working out at least two times a day. An Ironman…

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