Tag Archives: Ricki Lake

9 STRETCHES THAT HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR SPLITS

25 Mar

A couple of days ago I posted on Facebook 6 tips to help you get your splits.  Some of you have asked what specific stretches should be focused on. The following stretching routine is tailored specifically for the purpose of achieving the ability to perform both front splits and side splits. It consists of the following exercises:

1. lower back stretches
2. lying buttock stretch
3. groin & inner-thigh stretch
4. seated calf stretch
5. seated hamstring stretch
6. seated inner-thigh stretch
7. psoas stretch
8. quadricep stretch
9. lying V stretch

This info & more available in my book “Anatomy of Stretching”.  Visit http://www.craigramsayfitness.com to order your autographed copy and be on your way to discovering your splits.

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One of the main reasons I wrote the book “Anatomy of Stretching” is because I want everyone to have the chance to experience the freedom of movement the Broadway Dancer has. Too many people to count have reached out to me over the years with a goal to achieve the splits. I’ve developed routines that will help get you there. Visit my website and pick up your copy of my book and achieve your splits.

THE NEXT FOOD NETWORK STAR SEASON PREMIER SUNDAY JUNE 2!

31 May

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I had the pleasure of working with the beautiful and talented Giada De Laurentiis on several projects including season 9 of The Next Food Network Star with Bobby Flay and Alton Brown. Be sure  to set your DVR  this Sunday June 2nd on The Food Network, check your local listings for times. Food isn’t the only thing being served on this competition show… the sexy styling of Sam Saboura (as seen on TLC‘s Something Borrowed, Something New), and the make-up and style goddess Julie Morgan ( whose clients also include Ricki Lake, Naomi Watts, and Hilary Swank just to name a few) will be on this show’s menu. 

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http://www.foodnetwork.com/the-next-food-network-star/index.html?vty=star

U STREAM, I SCREAM….

23 May

 

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http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/33190353

If you missed my live stream interview yesterday with the beautiful Jackie MacDougall for The Ricki Lake Show, you can watch it now! Just click on the link above.

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LET’S TALK LIVE!

21 May

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https://therickilakeshow.com/Body/Ask-the-Fitness-Expert!#.UZufspUvFKF

The Ricki Lake Show is only 1 hour, which is not long enough for us to cover all the necessary information for a successful transformation and weight loss. This is why it is important for Ricki to provide the viewers with the opportunity to continue the discussion and get personal advice and guidance. Join us in the social stream live tomorrow on the link above!

ON TUESDAY MAY 21,TUNE IN TO SEE HOW I GUIDED MY BRIDE TO HER FITNESS GOAL ON THE RICKI LAKE SHOW!

20 May

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http://therickilakeshow.com/episodes-clips/2013/5/Bridal-Boot-Camp

The results are in! In just 6 short weeks these women transformed their mind, body, spirit AND physiques! See how I fitness programmed my bride Jenni and showed her some nutritional insights that changed her life, she is no longer a diabetic. Be sure to watch on Fox, check your local listings for times!

Sharing the Secrets. How my Ricki Lake “Bride” let the unhealthy weight go.

9 Apr

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May 21st is the air date of my reveal of the Ricki Lake Show “Bridal Bootcamp” Weight loss/health gain challenge.  Where my Bride “Jenni” will share her successes.  I want you to have the info on how she did it.  Having the tools, the workout program, nutritional info, and motivational support are all ingredients for a recipe of success!

I am going to be posting all the correspondence between Jenni & I.  Please note that these programs are designed around her relationship to food, her workout restrictions (wrist injury from baby lifting), and what I professionally and personally felt would provide her a lifetime of success.

That said you can benefit from this information, apply it responsibly, and remember, I’m available to create your own personalized programs via skype consultations.  Visit my website http://www.craigramsayfitness.com

Dance the Weight Off

7 Aug

With shows such as “Dancing with The Stars” and “Dance Your Ass Off”, everyone is seeing the effects dancing can have at achieving a healthy fit body.  Dancing is aerobic exercise and won’t feel like exercise.  It’s exciting, entertaining, and challenging.  Dance is not just keeping Broadway performers fit these days!

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The health benefits of dance are endless.  Physically it improves posture, coordination, lowers risk of heart disease, decreases blood pressure and cholesterol, strengthens the bones, and most importantly increases energy, strength, stamina, flexibility, and muscle tone.  The healthy benefits don’t stop at the physical.  Dancing will help with focus, sleeping, self-confidence, and self-esteem.  Endorphins are raised with dancing, improving your mood.  Plus, there are social benefits…make new friends! Take dance classes to keep your partner “on their toes.”  Dancing can energize a relationship.

With dance being so respected in the fitness industry now, there are a great number of beginner classes available at your local gyms.  Find what type of dance inspires you.  There are so many options out there like ballroom, two-step, line dancing, ballet, hip-hop, and club dancing, just to name a few.  There are plenty of at-home beginner dance fitness DVD’s available for hesitant newcomers to gain some confidence before socially tackling dancing.

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I even recommend putting on some music and dancing from chore to chore during a day of house cleaning.  This will energize you and put some pep in your step.  Dance your way to a healthier you!