March 19, 2013 |
Danni Allen said she spent the last several months visualizing herself winning Season 14 of "The Biggest Loser. " She imagined what it would feel like stepping on the scale for one last time. She imagined feeling the confetti raining down on her, signaling victory. But she refused to envision what she'd do if she won the $250,000 grand prize in NBC's weight-loss competition. Why? She didn't want to jinx herself. An exhausted Danni talked to the media Tuesday and said she has not decided how to spend the money, save one small splurge: She and Jeff, who were the only two guaranteed finalists going into Monday night's competition, made a pact that the winner would take the other one along on a vacation to reward all their hard work.
January 4, 2010 |
If you're like many of us, you overindulged your way to a few extra pounds during the holidays. When you're ready to start on those New Year's fitness resolutions, we've got the videos for you. We've compiled a list of programs to help you burn calories and whip that body into shape regardless of your fitness level. 10 Minute Solution: 5 Day Get Fit Mix This DVD, with personal trainer Amy Bento, is for people who crave variety in their workouts but have little time. Known for her intense video exercise programs, Bento delivers five challenging workouts that will get your heart rate up and sculpt muscle at the same time.
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December 22, 2013 |
It's 5 a.m. on a rooftop parking lot in downtown Santa Ana and the night sky is just beginning to fade. Under a lamp's orange glow, people in hoodies and sweat pants emerge from the stairwell, wiping the sleep from their eyes and hugging themselves against the cold. "You guys ready?" asks Marc Payan, clutching a mug of coffee in one hand, his phone in the other. On his command, about 100 people lunge around the concrete lot, then quickly step into two long lines facing each other.
October 5, 1998
Health Watch, Vitals, Fitness, the People's Pharmacy, Simplify Your Life, Humoropathic Therapy and On Nutrition are taking the day off.
March 1, 2010 |
When Nintendo's Wii console came out, couch potatoes across the country rejoiced. Here was a way to get in shape and play video games at the same time! But the bowling, tennis and other early sports titles ultimately delivered less-than-challenging workouts. Several years later, the Wii has become a more legitimate fitness tool, with a number of personal training titles that promise to burn fat and build muscle. Not all of them deliver. Some are too easy, too boring or just too repetitive.
August 9, 2013 |
The Health section of the Los Angeles Times is determined to help you reach your 2013 health and fitness goals via our #LATFit social media campaign. Friday morning, we're joined by "The Biggest Loser" trainer Dolvett Quince, who has a fitness tip that just might get you bouncing out of bed each morning to get in a workout: Work out with your dog. Pet obesity is on the rise in the U.S. In fact, obesity has increased by 37% in dogs, and a whopping 90% in cats in the past five years, according to a State of Pet Health Report issued by Banfield Pet Hospital, which operates over 800 clinics nationwide.
March 29, 1993 |
CENTER STAGE: Instructors Linda McHugh of Sports Club Irvine and Susan Foley of San Juan Capistrano Family Fitness recently released an aerobics video titled "High! Low! and Step to Go!". . . . It's sold through instructor journals and at fitness conventions internationally. "Orange County has really good talent, but it doesn't always get seen, because it's overshadowed by L.A.," McHugh said.
January 6, 2008
Re "Outdoor gyms aim to reduce health woes," Dec. 28 Los Angeles County is heading in the right direction by installing outdoor fitness centers at some parks. Because the centers are too costly to put in all parks, the county ought to consider the outdoor gymnastic apparatus that the city of Los Angeles has had in most of its parks for 60 years. They are much cheaper, require less maintenance and are used by many adults to develop a high level of fitness or learn and maintain basic gymnastic skills.
June 16, 1995
It's about time someone paid attention to the fact that eating disorders are not just a feminine issue "Silence and Guilt," (May 23). As a personal trainer/fitness consultant for the past 15 years, and a marriage, family, child therapist intern for the past three years, I have witnessed the effects of eating disorders that run rampant throughout the lives of men and women alike. People need to know that they are not alone and they can get help. Of equal importance is for the fitness professional to be aware of the signs of someone who is in trouble--both physical and verbal cues.