February 1, 2011, 02:12PM PT in Fit Life |
The Truth About Ab Exercise Equipment
During the cold months, it's easy to long for the warm summer sunshine. If you're working hard to tone your midsection in time for swimsuit season, you want to be sure you know fact from fiction when it comes to gadgets, gizmos and quick-fixes designed to trim belly fat and give you the lean, sculpted abdominals you've always wanted. Finally, the truth about what works and what doesn't.
By Jessica Matthews, MS, E-RYT
Jessica is an Exercise Physiologist for the American Council on Exercise and a fitness blogger, writing Weight Watchers, Fitbie and SHAPE. She is an adjunct professor at MiraCosta College, teaching courses in the Department of Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition. She holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education teacher education from Coastal Carolina University and a master’s degree in physical education from Canisius College, as well as two ACE certifications (Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer); she’s also an experienced registered yoga teacher (E-RYT) through Yoga Alliance. Prior to her role at ACE, Matthews was the aquatics director for Conway Medical Wellness and Fitness Center, a hospital-based wellness center. She has also designed curriculum for health and physical education, grades K-12. As an ACE spokesperson and blogger, Matthews has been featured as a fitness expert on CNN and has been quoted in various publications including USA Today and O, The Oprah Magazine.
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