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Our commercial shoot

Two days ago, my friend Julie contacted me, asking if my daughter and I were available and interested in being extras in a commercial shoot the next day. Julie and her son were the leads for the scene, which was a birthday party at a park. I was excited to do it, because not only […]

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Fitness Friday: Core exercises

It’s Fitness Friday!  Melinda and Elizabeth of Baby Boot Camp Los Angeles (Culver City and Marina Del Rey) answer this week’s question: Q. How important is it to focus on strengthening the core? #155422072 / gettyimages.com Strengthening the core muscles is very important. Why? The core muscles support balance and a stable foundation for daily activities. A strong […]

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Fitness Friday

It’s Fitness Friday!  We all fall into routine. It’s great to know what to expect, but sometimes that can get boring. How do we know we are actually getting a workout instead of just going through the motions? Melinda and Elizabeth of Baby Boot Camp Los Angeles (Culver City and Marina Del Rey) answer this week’s question: Q. […]

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Fitness Friday: The Truth About Dieting

It’s Fitness Friday!  Melinda and Elizabeth of Baby Boot Camp Los Angeles (Culver City and Marina Del Rey) answer this week’s question: Q. Are fad diets worth trying in order to lose weight? #186825515 / gettyimages.com Most fad diets are more fiction, than fact based. If fad diets were as effective as they claim to be, then our […]

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Fitness Friday: Keeping Exercise Interesting

It’s Fitness Friday!  I have been so bad about keeping up with exercise. There is always something that seems to throw me off – vacation, sickness, and just plain tiredness. This week’s question is totally relatable to me. Melinda and Elizabeth of Baby Boot Camp Los Angeles (Culver City and Marina Del Rey) answer this week’s question: Q. How […]

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Fitness Friday: Hiking

It’s Fitness Friday!  Melinda and Elizabeth of Baby Boot Camp Los Angeles (Culver City and Marina Del Rey) answer this week’s question: Q. How can I get the most out of a hike? #154089564 / gettyimages.com   Hiking is a great way to bring fitness to the whole family. Even small children can participate. If you have a […]

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Fitness Friday: Water and Exercise

It’s Fitness Friday!  Melinda and Elizabeth of Baby Boot Camp Los Angeles (Culver City and Marina Del Rey) answer this week’s question: Q. How much water should I have before and during exercise?   #165567645 / gettyimages.com Drinking plenty of water, before, during and after exercise (or any physical activity) is very important for our bodies.Proper hydration during […]

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Fitness Friday: Baby Bootcamp’s Yoga style

It’s Fitness Friday!  Melinda and Elizabeth of Baby Boot Camp Los Angeles (Culver City and Marina Del Rey) answer this week’s question: Q. There are so many different types of yoga styles. Which style does Baby Boot Camp incorporate into their workouts and why?   #170881628 / gettyimages.com Baby Boot Camp© does a form of yoga called […]

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Fitness Friday: Is there a timeframe for losing the baby weight?

It’s Fitness Friday!  Melinda and Elizabeth of Baby Boot Camp Los Angeles (Culver City and Marina Del Rey) offer some advice on working out post-partum: Q. A friend of mine told me if you don’t lose the “baby weight” within two years after giving birth, it will be more difficult to lose, even if you work out just […]

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Fitness Friday: Choosing the best weight resistance

It’s Fitness Friday!  Melinda and Elizabeth of Baby Boot Camp Los Angeles (Culver City and Marina Del Rey) offer some advice on working out with weights: Q. How do I choose the best weight resistance to challenge myself but not get too bulky? Performing regular resistance exercise will increase lean muscle mass while reducing body fat and burn […]

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