OxygenD's Editor Blog with Diane Hart

Friday, January 29, 2010

Olympic fever!

With all the buzz about the Olympics, I felt I had to share a video that came across my desk this week. One of the members of the U.S. Olympic Ski Team, Lindsey Vonn, did a short training demo for advertiser Under Armour as an Olympic promo. Here it is! Enjoy! (And, no, this isn't a blatant plug for them – just a shared pride in our Olympic athletes. Go Team!)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Beach bunnies (sort of!)

So I'm back from a few days in LA and it was (sigh) raining the entire time! How I long for some beach time! To get my sunshine fix vicariously, I'm sharing a video of model Fran Dennis at the beach shoot we did for the most recent Oxygen Collector's Issue, Fat Loss. As you'll see, it's a lot of fun – and a lot of work to get it right. So take a few seconds and watch fitness expert Andrea Lee McMillan, myself and photographer Paul Buceta put Fran through her paces at the shoot. And, hey, why not try her plyo routine out yourself and let me know what you think! (It starts on page 92 of the Fat Loss special.)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Training tips?

Texting in from the West Coast. I took a few days off work and I'm finding it challenging to take time to train while I'm out here. How do you exercise when you're off of your regular schedule? I need some pointers!

Back to the grind on Monday. See you then.

Monday, January 18, 2010

It's all about the shoes!

A friend of mine went away for the weekend and took (I kid you not!) eight pairs of shoes/boots – is that not insane? Not that I'm averse to great shoes – but that seems a little excessive, even to me! But shoes do matter – on the street, in the office and especially in the gym. A reader contacted me the other day asking about shoes worn by model Fran Dennis in our Oxygen Collector's Special, Off the Couch! She wondered what brand of shoes Fran was wearing for the outdoor stretch feature "Get Lean & Tall in Minutes." (p.s. we checked it out and they are actually Diesel shoes.) Thanks, by the way, for taking time in this crazy world to send me your comments about our new Oxygen special: Fat Loss...it's the perfect time of year to derive great inspiration and we give that (and more) to you! Keep those comments coming – I read each and every one! Let me know the best tip you received from Fat Loss (even if it is only about shoes). Talk to you Friday!

Friday, January 15, 2010

I need your help!

When it comes to hearing from you, I'm all ears! And this time, I'm hoping you'll help me out with one of those nagging questions no one seems to be able to answer. What, in your opinion, is the best abs exercise you can do at home or in the gym? In fact, take our poll (find it on the right side of this page)...we'd love your feedback for our next Oxygen special issue!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Tell Me Your Story!

I want to hear from you! Have strength training and clean eating transformed your body – and your life? Whether it's fat loss, muscle building or newfound tone, I want all the juicy details! Tell me your story for a chance to share your fit success and inspire other readers!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Hello from NYC!

Happy New Year! I had to share a pic of me in New York recently – baby, was it cold outside! In fact, I bought this hat just off Times Square just to keep the heat in (you know, of course, that about 30% of your body heat escapes through your head, so hats are a necessity, especially during the cold snaps all over the States this year)...So please remember to wear a hat during your outdoor training runs or walks – it's a brand new year and the time has come to work off all the holiday excess! Have you picked up our new Oxygen Collector's Special yet? It's on newsstands now and will jumpstart your new year's fitness resolutions (promise). Let me know what you think...just get in touch anytime!