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Dara Torres April 2009 More Magazine

Posted on Mar 20, 2009 at 3:39PM

cover of April 2009 More magazine featuring Dara Torres in a swimming pool

They said her body was too old, that she didn't have the strength or energy, but Dara Torres proved her doubters wrong at the toughest competition in the world.  She should be the poster girl for anti-aging, but instead 42-year-old Olympic swimmer Dara Torres is the cover girl of the April 2009 issue of More magazine. 

And we all know that Barbie Millicent Roberts turned 50 this year  -- the Barbie doll, that is.  Enter the Barbie Turns 50 Giveaway for a chance to win one of three prizes of a Time capsule doll, Barbie by Cake Beauty Jettsetter package, Barbie by Foxy Originals jewellery and key chain, Barbie by Town Shoes, David Dion t-shirt.  You can enter daily.  Expires April 22nd.  

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Fitness Friday: Body Pump

Posted on Mar 13, 2009 at 9:02AM

headshot of pretty, blue-eyed, blond woman with green leaves as the backgroundFitness Friday Class Review: Body Pump

This is a toughie. I used to teach this muscular endurance class, but I haven't had a taste of it in a few months. When I showed up at my old stompin' grounds in the Bend to dabble with the barbells, I knew what was in store for me -- pain, moans, and sheer enjoyment all in one.

This class burns mucho calories while you lift low to moderate weights to music that I would categorize as "bangin' beats."

Instructor and Head Trainer of ICE Athletic Center, Amy Jones, kept me going when I wanted to throw my weight on the floor and throw my towel in the basket. She kept to the beat of the music while we did different lifting movements to different tempos. "Down for 3, Up for 1. Super-slow. On to a 2 count..."

Each body part deserves it's very own song, which means you're doing squats for 3 to 5 minutes.  Squats=Shapely Booty.

I highly recommend this workout for those looking to tone up and lose weight. I give it 5 push-ups.

Go to to find a gym in your area that has Body Pump classes

Keep moving,


Jamie Temple, ACE, ACSM
Personal Trainer/Fitness Specialist

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