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Leading Fitness Experts Give The Gift Of Health To World With Biggest Ever Health and Fitness Giveaway This Festive Season

On Wednesday, December 10, Dax Moy and over 250 of the world’s top fitness professionals will open the doors on the World’s largest ever health and fitness gift-giving, set to generate positive health for over 500,000 people this Christmas

The program, called ’12 days of fitness’ initially began when the UK’s leading fitness professional, Dax Moy, wanted to express his gratitude to his clients and offered them a gift a day for 12 consecutive days as his twist of the 12 Days of Christmas.

Last year Moy shared this idea with fellow fitness professional Pat Rigsby and they expanded the 12 Days of Fitness to include not only their own clients but to the world at large and gave fitness gifts to over 200,000 people who signed up at the site at www.12daysoffitness.com.

This year, with the help of 250 of the world’s top personal trainers, nutritionists, therapists and specialist fitness experts, the 12 days of fitness is set to become the biggest fitness gift giveaway in history with expected downloads of over 500,000 between the 10th and 22nd of December. “There’s never been another health event like this, where so many people stand to benefit from the expertise of true professionals for free” says Moy who has been working flat out to make this year’s 12 days a success.

“Fitness professionals from around the globe have contributed hundreds of e-books, reports, videos, meal plans and other free gifts in their hope of making 2009 the year that anyone, regardless or their location, financial situation or past failures, can finally reach their fitness goals and make those New Year’s Resolutions a reality once and for all.”

Perhaps the best part of the 12 Days of Fitness giveaway is that regardless of a persons health or fitness goals, there are going to be gifts specifically designed to help them achieve success.

“We’ve received gifts designed for busy mom’s, elite athletes, bodybuilders, back pain sufferers and pretty much anyone else you can imagine covering everything from fat loss to rehabilitation and everything in between.

There literally will be something for everyone this year and all of it free, making it, without a doubt, one of the most important gifts anyone will receive this year. After all, what’s more important than health?”

The 12 days of gift giving starts December 10th but those interested are urged to visit www.12daysoffitness.com right away to sign up for their free gifts.

Once enrolled, participants will get a daily email telling them how to access each of the new gifts that are being added each day as well as a reminder on how to access previous gifts.

To guarantee a healthy start to 2009, simply visit www.12daysoffitness.com today.

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Here is the best exercise for firming up your most stubborn area – your butt.  This exercise is superior because it not only firms but also burns body fat.  A wonderful bonus!

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I tend to get asked a lot by friends and strangers alike what I do for my personal workouts.  I love sharing information with everyone, but I have also learned that most people will never take action on the advice I give them.  A prime example of this occurred yesterday in between church services. 

While in the ladies restroom, I was approached and asked how long my workouts typically take and how often do I exercise.  Well, my workouts will range from 30-45 minutes and I exercise 5-6 days a week.  I then asked her what her routine was like.  She proceeded to give me a number of excuses as to why she had stopped working out recently but she was ready to get started again.  She usually just jumps on an elliptical trainer for an hour, 3 times a week at the local high school gym on her way home from work. She also told me that she used to use the machines but then developed tennis elbow and had to stop.

She could have developed her tennis elbow from using the machines since I don’t think you can get it filing papers and answering phones every day, but I could be wrong.  I am not a doctor by trade.  She seemed to be surprised to hear that the machines could have caused her injury and I’m quite sure she didn’t believe what I had to say after that due to the look on her face.   Here’s what I told her:

Machines are useful in certain situations.  Maybe you need to work on one muscle to strengthen it after an injury, you’re only interested in asthetics rather than function or you are too lazy to do some real physique changing exercise.  Machines only work one muscle a a time.  Doing these same movements every day with weight can cause the same overuse injuries you find in cashiers or tennis players.  Most machines are designed for one body type and although they are adjustable, they are rarely a good fit.  Most people really have no idea how to adjust them correctly and are afraid to ask gym staff how to use the equipment properly.  Also, all machine exercises are done sitting or lying down.  Not good for burning fat.

I like to train muscle movements.  Most movements in life do not occur from a seated position as all exercises are performed when using machines.  We are usually on our feet when we lift something off the ground.  We are standing when we lift something over our heads to put it away.  We use a large number of muscles and more than one muscle group when we do a variety of things throughout the day. 

Functional exercises will better enable you to squat without back pain, grab things out of a higher cabinet without hurting your shoulders and take groceries out of the trunk of the car without throwing your back out.  All important movements for day to day function.

Another benefit to using functional movements when training rather than isolation machines is the higher caloric burn you get while exercising this way.

Your workouts become more effective and more time efficient which means less time spent at the gym.  Most people are busy and when using isolation machines you will spend more time in the gym trying to hit every individual muscle instead of hitting all of them in as little as 6 exercises. 

So, although helpful in some cases, exercise machines are not always best for getting fit and lean fast.  For a free workout using only the best fat burning exercises fill out the form located at the top right side of this blog.

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http://www.InspirationFitnessCamp.com presents the Gasser Fat Loss Circuit performed by Winfield Indiana’s women only boot camp.  This is a great workout you can do at home using a dumbbell and a stair step.  For the running portion you can substitute running in place for 1 minute.  You can get your children involved by letting them use smaller weights.  I suggest using a 15 lb. dumbbell as seen in the video.  Rest as needed at the end of the circuit.  Complete as many rounds as you can in 20 minutes.  Enjoy!

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Partner Workouts are great for fat loss.  My boot camp ladies had some fun today with our 20 minute shuttle run circuit.  Each team tried to do as many rounds as they could.  It was a lot of fun.  Not much talking during this workout.  It’s a tough workout.  Give it a try.

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It has finally arrived!  I am hopping on a plane today and traveling to St. Paul, MN. 

I can’t believe how quickly the time has flown.  I am now ready to realize another goal for the year.  I trained hard for this weekend and I know it will pay off.

When I return I will be start some kettlebell boot camps as well as fitness camps for kids.  So many new things starting up that I am absolutely excited about!

It is so important to set goals for yourself.  Not just fitness goals, but also goals for your family, spiritual, school year, career, financial and educational.  I make sure to always review my goals every day at least once but I attempt to read it three times a day.  Make a list of your goals and don’t be afraid to dream BIG.  Then, take action!  When you have a goal you are working toward you have focus and a purpose.  You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish.

Well, off to do my last minute packing.

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