Posts tagged fitness

Fashion Friday — Spanx stores opening in malls

   November 30, 2012 7:23 am    0

Move over Victoria’s Secret. Spanx has been in the news big time this year. Sara Blakely, 41, the youngest woman to hit the Forbes magazine’s list of billionaires is squeezing big money out of the girdle that does it all. Sold on QVC, endorsed by Oprah, and hitting $250 million in sales in 2011, Spanx opened its first retail…


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Coachermom — 5 nutrition tips for winning athletes

   September 3, 2012 11:07 am    0

A friend of mine’s son, a state champ in tennis, went from a good player to a state champ after changing his diet to get through grueling tournaments. Diet is more important than you think. Ask successful athletes in tennis, football cross country, basketball, volleyball, soccer, track or any sport what helped them achieve greatness,…


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Backpacks — decrease the weight

   August 16, 2012 6:33 am    0

We often look for baclpacks that are stylish, fashionable and durable. But many thanks to RENEÉ HEWITT of  Topical BioMedics for advice on backpacks for kids. She reminds us that heavy backpacks  worn incorrectly can cause serious back, neck and shoulder pain. Tips for Back Safety Lou Paradise, president and chief of research of Topical BioMedics,…


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Helen Gurley Brown influenced all of us

   August 15, 2012 7:06 am    2

Yesterday, my boss Marnie Mead mentioned the death of Helen Gurley Brown at age 90. “Without women like Brown, there would be no magazines like Her Times,” Marnie said. Brown, the editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, taught us things we didn’t even know we needed to know, and it all started with “Sex and the Single…


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Fashion Friday — back to cool!

   August 10, 2012 8:05 am    0

It’s back to school and when that kid of yours picks up the chartreuse must-have high tops, don’t freak. Color is big. Last week, I posted my new lime-green kicks. They’re not just for the court. Yellow, pink and bright blue sneakers, flats and sandals are trendy and the cute leopard ballet flats are still…


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Fashion Friday — colorful kicks hit the court

   August 3, 2012 12:19 pm    0

This much color might not be for everyone, but these Saucony kicks are tame compared to some of the shoes available on the wall at Achille’s on West 12th Street in Erie, Pa. And I got the shirt to match at TJ Maxx. Color is all over feet of tennis players, runners and more. Don’t…


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Tennis teaches balance for all ages

   July 5, 2012 6:09 am    0

In a letter to the editor yesterday in the Erie Times-News, a 72-year-old man wrote a great letter. James Ligons of Erie wrote that high school athletes should learn to play tennis because of the hand and eye coordination, footwork and endurance. As a tennis player, I endorse that!  He added another note about men playing…


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Fashion Friday — Mario Lopez facial style

   June 8, 2012 7:00 am    0

EXTRA host Mario Lopez certainly doesn’t need any help from the fountain of youth, but he participated in a beauty treatment  that will air June 26. Dr. Susan Evans, Dr. 90210,  performed a procedure with Japan’s hottest beauty device – The ReFA Platinum Electric Roller. ReFA uses solar-powered microcurrent technology to provide skin tightening results you expect from an…


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Williams sisters out at French Open — early

   May 31, 2012 7:27 am    0

Even if you’re not a tennis fan, you’ve probably heard of Venus Williams and Serena Williams, two women who pretty much changed the face of professional tennis more than 10 years ago. And they are American women who pretty much learned the game on public courts in Compton, outside of Los Angeles. For the first…


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Get close to your kids — play golf, really

   March 29, 2012 7:34 am    0

I just read the great report on folks who were lucky enough to get a hole in one at local courses. Check it out here. No one in my family got one, but we came close. And we watched a young golfer from Villa Maria get one on a Sunday afternoon outing. I taught my…


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