Fitness Friday- new weighted vest!

Hyperwear, makers of the Hyper Vest Pro and SandBells, have outdone themselves, once again. Hyperwear is known as the most trusted brand in “simple, powerful gear.” They’ve released a brand new, more durable, reflective, functional, fashionable 10-pound weighted vest. (Yes, … Continue reading

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What Makes Group Fitness Greatness- from a Participant’s Perspective

I have taken some time off of teaching group fitness classes.  I have spent far more hours in the past 8-months attending classes than leading them.  I’ve worked in the fitness industry for nearly two decades.  Most of those years … Continue reading

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Is Fitness Obsession Wrecking your Wellness?

Fitness is important. Wellness is more important. Too much exercise, low carb, no carb, hi fiber, low glycemic, low fat, no fat, only “good” fat, high protein, low animal protein, dairy free, gluten free, sugar-free, green goodness, kale everything may … Continue reading

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Remember When: Stories of Merriment with Kokomo

I have always had an imaginative spirit that soars me to places above “good idea” but below breaking the law. In high school, it was wearing shorts half an inch shorter than permitted; taking 80-minute lunches when we were given … Continue reading

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15-Minutes to Flat Belly

This workout will deliver a heart rate response, demand big muscle recruitment, and set your middle section ablaze like a lighter to tissue paper.  This physical fitness routine, combined with a mindful, portion-controlled healthy eating plan should tone the arms … Continue reading

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My 1-month Dietary Changes

  Whether it be boredom, OCD, or the pressure of a fitness modeling photo shoot coming up, I was ready to challenge myself and make a change when National Nutrition Month came around this year. Although my words and actions … Continue reading

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New Kettlebell Workout That’ll Rock Your World

In December 2014, I teamed up with Power Music as an advisory board member.  At the time, I became enthusiastic about creating custom soundtracks for classes by using Power Music’s ClickMix.com website and PowerMusic1 app.  As a self-proclaimed “music junkie,” … Continue reading

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My Past Struggle with Binge Eating Disorder

Good Morning America is one of my favorite places to catch up on current events. You’ll hear snippets of the bad news: ISIS wants to blow us all to smithereens; the United States owes Trump-loads of trillions to China; and … Continue reading

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New Brook Benten Workout Videos

I often get asked when I’m going to make another workout video.  I make new workout videos all the time!  I actually just made one yesterday, called “Core and More.”  The thing is, I no longer produce hard-copy DVDs.  Everything … Continue reading

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My New Fitness Fave: Track & Bliss

There are some essential lifestyle habits that lay the groundwork for successful workouts.  Eating a whole foods-based diet, drinking plenty of water, being kind to people, living in an area that gets frequent sunshine, tending to regular hygiene, and getting … Continue reading

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