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Reebok EasyTone Shoes Get Squashed

Don’t shoot the messenger…

I tried to tell ya.

I’ve had class members and training clients who were devoted to their ‘Toning Shoes”.

Yes, the wobbly surface made for a certain amount of instability, which then made your muscles engage more, but….women were taking it to the extreme, wearing them sometimes for most of a day and thinking that their butt and thighs were going to get some kind of significant lift & tuck.

Sorry.

Nothing replaces the basics: Lunges! Squats! Cardio!  Oh my!

Now the FTC has finally blown the whistle, calling out the claims of Reebok.  And Reebok has agreed to pay $25 million in consumer refunds.

Do ya think Skechers and MTBs are sweating right about now?

The American Council on Exercise tried to get the word out last year, conducting a study by exercise scientists at Exercise and Health Program at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse.

The Bottom Line:

Just get out there and MOVE.  Run, jog or walk… or use an elliptical trainer if your knees are sensitive and you don’t want the impact.

Take the stairs more…pass up the Pop-Tarts.  But, save your money…skip those shoes!

Want a challenge?  Warm up first, then try this quick Butt & Thigh Workout.

 

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I Dare You to Move

I know…it’s not Monday. But I’d rather post this now than wait until next week.

“Between who you are and who you could be…between how it is and how it should be…”

In honor of a new month…in honor of yet another fresh start…

In honor of those doing Ironman Wisconsin…in honor of the memories of 9/11

And in honor of my parents, both of whom I lost in the month of September.

Live your life to the FULLEST.  I Dare You to MOVE.

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