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Do the Body Good in 2013 with Rosalie Brown!

It’s the beginning of 2013 and we have a great year ahead of us! A new year brings the opportunity to do the body good! Let’s get on track (or back on track!) with the RIGHT tools to create the healthiest and strongest body possible!

One of my favorite fitness sayings is, “Being uncomfortable for 30 to 60 minutes a day exercising is better than being uncomfortable your whole life”.  Yes I said it; sometimes we need to get a little uncomfortable to achieve what is worthwhile.  Nobody knows better than Jillian Michaels from The Biggest Loser about how to get us a little uncomfortable. If you LOVE to workout at home with minimal tools, I recommend Jillian’s new Body Revolution DVD set.  There are 15 DVD’s to keep us inspired!

If you’re in need of new workout equipment, I suggest Fitglide! It works the whole body on a simple track and the two workout DVDs included are less than 20 minutes. Keep in mind that a one hour workout is only 4 per cent of your day; we all have time for a 20 - 30 minute workout!!

I have been a trainer for over 25 years and in my experience those who plan and have the right tools have the most success staying on track.  Let me and all the amazing fitness products that are available at The Shopping Channel help you achieve your goals.

Small daily improvements lead to staggering long term results!

Join me on Friday January 11, 2013 for my Facebook Chat at

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This machine is easy to use and the perfect addition to any fitness routine – almost anyone can use it! You can exercise by simply standing on the vibrating platform. Weight capacity up to 240 lbs. Comes with everything you need to get the most out of your machine!

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Get in shape anywhere & everywhere with Tony Little

Fitness Hall of Fame inductee Tony Little is live in our TV studios today. He’ll be demonstrating his innovative Easy Shaper Bar, which allows you to get a full body workout anywhere!

Tony Little Easy Shaper Bar

Today’s Showstopper: $33.48
Easy Pay®: 3 payments of $11.16

With the Easy Shaper Bar, Tony has again revolutionized in-home fitness for his most comprehensive workout. It is perfect for strength training, muscle toning and building body flexibility. Its design allows for continuous movement and full range of motion.

Tune in to The Shopping Channel at 7AM, 10AM, 2PM, 5PM, 8PM & 11PM ET to watch Tony & the Easy Shaper in action. Or click on the “Video” tab on our product detail page.

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Save $300, 9 Easy Pay Payments & FREE Shipping - if you’re thinking about buying a treadmill for your home, today is the day.

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Get a quality workout from the comfort of your home with the ProForm Quick Start 6.0 Treadmill. This machine brings you all the cutting-edge features you would expect from a gym-quality machine and combines it with the now world-famous SpaceSaver® design. When folded horizontally, this treadmill fits under a bed for easy storage. Staying in shape has never been easier!

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My “I’m worth it!” promise - update #1

Let me start off by saying a HUGE thank you for all the positive and supportive comments I have been receiving. It is motivating and really helps when I’m tired and feel like just collapsing onto the couch. I am in Week One of my commitment to better health and feeling good. I thought I would update you on the changes I have made so far.

One of the things I needed to get under control was my hormone levels. As a woman in my 40s things start to change and lack of sleep and exercise contributed to throwing my system out of control. I started taking our Vita Tree VitaWomen’s Formula to help balance things, along with our VitaTree VitaDetox. Even after one week I feel more energy.

I have been getting in my AeroPilates daily, alternating between cardio and the Level 1 workout. It is actually very relaxing to do. I did feel some stiff muscles my first few days and that encouraged me (knowing that it was working.)

This week I plan to tackle my diet. I eat fairly healthy, but I often skip meals. To get my metabolism working properly I have to eat small meals frequently. I am going to try to do between 1400 and 1800 calories each day. I have never counted calories or paid attention to them so it should be eye opening.

Please keep commenting with your own stories so we can cheer each other on. There is power in numbers and this week Tara W you motivated me too!

Renee Torrington
TV Host, The Shopping Channel

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Follow my “I’m worth it!” promise & progress

Follow my “I’m worth it!” promise & progress

Over the past 3 years my weight has been on a rollercoaster ride. As viewers, you have watched my weight go from 134lbs to 102lbs and back up again. We all have our own stories and stresses in life that effect how we feel and look. I thought I would share my story to encourage others to take time for themselves and realize they are worth it.

Late in 2007 I began an intense workout program to try to get my body back in shape. I saw amazing results and was motivated to keep working hard. The only issue was that I was doing this program while going through a very emotional time in my life. I was trying to lose weight and make changes for someone else,  not for myself. I dropped to a dangerously low weight of 102 lbs and was not eating enough to sustain that kind of workout program.  Stress had me skipping meals and not sleeping. After finally losing weight, I found myself being pressured to gain weight.

In the summer of 2008 my life underwent incredible change and I found myself a single mom of three daughters. I struggled with learning to balance everything life was throwing at me. I was overwhelmed and the first thing to go was my workout time. I was averaging 5 hours of sleep a night. I started to pack the pounds back on and I could not understand why. I am not a big eater - in fact eat quiet healthy. My weight was back up, my clothes were too tight and I felt awful.

I started getting tests done and after months of consulting with my doctor, I found out that my body and hormones were all out of whack. Lack of sleep and exercise were the main contributors.

So here I am now. I have learned to balance better and am in a happy place in my life. I am making changes and making time for me again. I realized that in order for me to be there for others, I also have to take care of myself.

I made an on-air commitment to Marjolein Brugman from AeroPilates to give myself two months of eating right and Pilates. I’d love to share this journey with you. I will be logging everything I am doing and keep you up-to-date on my progress.

Yes, I will even share my weight and measurements! I’m trying to lose 15 lbs, but most of all my goal is to have my clothes feel better on and get myself feeling good again. I hope you will join me and make time for yourself. We have excellent products and experts here at The Shopping Channel. Find something that works for you and commit.

Let’s do it together. We are all worth it.

Renee Torrington
TV Host, The Shopping Channel

PS - ok, here it is, my starting weight & measurements!!

Weight: 130lbs
Hips: 38″
Waist: 33″
Chest: 36″
Thigh: 21″

Spring into a healthy lifestyle, in time for summer

Celebrity fitness trainer, best-selling author and nutrition expert Harley Pasternak returns to The Shopping Channel today.

Harley brings with him all the tools & know-how you need to make healthy changes & choices, all centred around his world-renown 5-Factor Fitness Program.  So, if you’re looking to jump-start a change, get motivated and get educated on healthy life choices, tune in and watch Harley at 11am, 3pm, 8pm or 11pm EST.


Harley Pasternak’s Good for You Tip #1

Harley Pasternak Tells all to Chatelaine

Another Good for You Tip from Harley Pasternak

Turn a normal walk into workout


Skechers Shape Ups take walking to a whole new level, and angle! The unique rocker-shaped sole helps to engage more muscles in your legs and abdominals.  So whether you’re walking to work, or taking a weekend stroll, the Skecher Shape Ups can turn a normal walk into a workout.

Visit our product detail page to learn more about this cool shoe, and to watch our on-TV demonstration.

Go global with the 5-Factor World Diet

Tune in to The Shopping Channel this Sunday for the return of Hollywood trainer and best-selling author, Harley Pasternak.  Harley brings with him his best-selling Fitness Bar (which sold out his first visit) as well as his brand new book, 5-Factor World Diet.

In 5-Factor World Diet, Harley takes the healthiest foods & habits from countries such as Japan, Sweden, Hong Kong and Canada and blends them with his winning 5-factor formula.

Check our online Program Guide for Harley’s exact show times this Sunday.

Rosalie Brown’s Total Gym Workout

Whether you one of the thousands of people who already own our best-selling Total Gym, or whether you’re thinking of kicking off a healthy 2010 by purchasing one, take note of this full body workout - courtesy of Fitness Expert & TV Guest Rosalie Brown.

Rosalie Brown’s Total Gym Workout

Warm Up
Place your Squat Stand or Bar at the bottom. The bench should be on level 2, 3 or 4

• 16 double leg squats (exercise 5 or 32 in manual)
• 8 single leg squats – right and left (exercise 25 in manual)
• 16 double mini leg press off (jumps)
• Repeat

Strength Training
The key to changing your body is to fatigue the muscle – the heavier the weight the faster you will fatigue. Aim for 24 to 30 reps of each exercise with no resting in between exercises unless needed.

A) With your Wing Bar placed at the of the Total Gym

1. Wide arm pull ups: (lying on face down on bench reach up for the wing bar and place your hands at the ends of the bar. Hands should be placed wider than your shoulders. With your palms facing down, pull up your body as you squeeze your shoulder blades together. (exercise 17 in your manual)

2. Hamstring leg pull: (lying on your back feet hook through wing bar by sliding your ankle through each side of the wing bar. (exercise 1 in your manual)

3. Chin ups: same as # 1 but with your palms facing up. (exercise 17 in manual)

4. Hamstring leg pull: same as # 2

5. Narrow grip pull ups: same as #1 with palms facing down with hands shoulder distant apart or slightly closer.

(Next section is for those who have the Ab Crunch Attachment. If you don’t have the Attachment go to directly to Section C)

B) With your Crunch Board and Squat Stand attached

1. Crunch: Place knees on bench and hands on crunch board. Pull knees up towards hands and then extend fully. Lower your knee position to get a full body stretch.
2. Jog or Squat or Mini Jumps: lie down with your feet on the squats stand and your knees bent close to 90 degrees or your most comfortable bent knee position. Quickly jog or squat or mini jump for 1 minute

Repeat above 2 exercises 3 times. Advance your Crunches by hovering your knees above the bench.

C) With your Cables attached

*sit facing cables
1. Seated Rows: sit down facing the center bar with a cable handle in each hand. Sit with good posture as you pull your hands towards your waist with elbows sliding behind your back. (exercise 4 in your manual)

2. Biceps Curls: start in same position as seated rows; pull your elbows so they touch your waist. Keep your elbows stationary as you curl up and down. (exercise 13 in manual)

3. Outer Thigh Press or Hip Abduction: start in same position as exercise 1 and 2. Grasp handles and place one foot at a time on the cables. Press your legs outward keeping your back tall and arms relaxed. (exercise 12 in manual)

4. Oblique Twister: sit sideways on bench and place cables together in your hands. Keep your arms slightly bent and rotate your arms from one side to the next (exercise 15 in manual) repeat to other side

5. Bench Chest Press: Grasp handles with your back facing center bar and sit on highest end of bench. Place your feet on the bench with bent knees as you extend your arms forward at chest height. Like a push up. (exercise 11 in manual)

6. Lying Overhead Press: Grasp cables as you lie down on your back. Extend your arms over your head keeping your elbows slightly bent as you pull over your body towards your knees. (exercise 2 in manual)

7. Pilates 100: (ab work) start in same position as exercise 6 with cable in your hands. Lift your head slightly and place hands beside your hips as you pulse straight arms up and down. If your neck gets fatigued, rest your head on the bench. Lift your legs off the bench for more challenge.

D) With your Wing Bar attached at the bottom of the Total Gym

1. Shoulder Press: Lie face down with your chest at the bottom of the board. Grasp wing bar with palms facing down in a wide grip position. Push away until arms are fully extended. (exercise 18 in manual)

2. Hip/Thigh/Ab Press: Place your knees at the bottom end of bench with your hands on the wing bar. Press your knees back to extend your legs without moving your hands or shoulders. Your shoulders should be directly above you hands. To advance this move, hover your knees above the bench. (exercise 16 in manual)

Stretch: Attach your cables and sit on the bench facing the center bar. Hold on to your cables as you sit on the bench with your legs fully extended on the bench in front of you. Gently let the cables pull your shoulders forward. You should feel a gentle stretch in your back, shoulders and legs. Hold for 20 – 30 seconds. (exercise 7 in manual).