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Exercise and the Inner Critic

Today’s chapter of The Perfection Detox was “Change Your Relationship with Exercise.” Petra’s words were, “a day for me would be defined as good or bad depending on the length and quality of my workout routines.” As for me, I … Continue reading

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Is Social Media Casting a Cloud Over Your Life?

It must have been the day that the universe decided I needed to be hit over the head by media against spending too much time on media (social, that is). First, it was a book I’m currently reading- and it’s … Continue reading

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11 of Brook’s Fave Bodyweight Moves

Leo Lions are creative, fun-loving, and energetic!  Being a Leo, myself, I decided to create an August countdown (count up) of my favorite bodyweight moves.  From August 1-August 11, I instructed a new move each day and layered it on … Continue reading

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My Message- PFP Magazine, Summer 2018

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26-minute A-Z Bodyweight Workout

After 26 blogs, 26 exercises, 26 instructional videos, and 26 @BrookBenten Instagram posts, it all comes down to this 26-minute workout!

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Z is for Z Sit

A Z Sit is a gentle limbering exercise.  Done alone, it’s a so-so stretch with so-so strength engagement exercise of the gluteus medius.  But adding a can-can (“V Sit”) to transition to the other side adds awesome core strength and … Continue reading

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Y is for Yoga

Yoga improves flexibility, muscular endurance, balance, and helps you to focus on breath. This series of yoga poses can be expected to be performed several times through in any Vinyasa Flow yoga class. Here are the steps! Step 1: Mountain … Continue reading

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X is for X Jumps

X Jumps are cardio exercises that work the gluteus medius and minimus; the lateral deltoids; and the core. In other words, they work the same muscles as jumping jacks– but the intensity is much greater! An “X Jump” is a … Continue reading

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W is for Windmill

A windmill is a full-body exercise that improves strength, stability, mobility, and flexibility. This move is often performed with a kettlebell. It’s best to begin with body weight only to “nail” all of the moving parts, then maybe add equipment … Continue reading

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V is for V Up

A “V Up” is a somewhat advanced core strengthening exercise. It can be modified by lifting only one leg at a time (still super hard), or modified further by bending both knees as you draw the legs in, as opposed … Continue reading

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