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Exercise DVDs May Actually Be Psychologically Harmful

New study finds 1 in 7 statements are negative

(Newser) - Exercise DVDs are a mostly unregulated industry, and their safety and accuracy haven't been scientifically proven—yet their promises of chiseled, bronzed bodies have us forking over $250 million for them every year. Not only do we not know whether they work, researchers at Oregon State University are going... More »

Trainer Spills Michelle Obama's Workout Secrets

First lady follows intense weight routine

(Newser) - How does Michelle Obama stay so buff? Only her personal trainer knows for sure, so good thing he's willing to dish. Cornell McClellan credits "a holistic approach that includes strength, cardiovascular, and flexibility training," Women's Health reports. He says the first lady's routine includes lunges, bench presses, hip... More »

NBA Stars Turn to 'Hoops Whisperer' for Help

(Newser) - Idan Ravin has never played or coached competitive basketball. He has no formal basketball training. Yet somehow, this mild-mannered, 38-year-old Jewish ex-lawyer is one of the NBA’s most sought-after personal trainers, known in basketball circles as “the Hoops Whisperer,” the Wall Street Journal reports. Ravin’s workouts... More »

Swedish Princess Will Marry Personal Trainer

Swedish couple met at a gym

(Newser) - In what sounds like a real-life Disney movie, the crown princess of Sweden lifted her country out of a glum mood—at least for one day—by announcing her engagement to her personal trainer, the Times of London reports. Crown Princess Victoria's fiancé has undergone a royal makeover: no more... More »

Sarkozy Trainer Focuses on 'Sex Muscles'

He's 'always ready and motivated,' says 26-year-old coach

(Newser) - French President Nicholas Sarkozy has shaved nine pounds off his already-trimish frame and strengthened his "sex muscles," his personal trainer boasts to the Times of London. Sarkozy sweats each day for his 26-year-old female trainer, who focuses on beefing up the perineal muscles at the bottom of the... More »

Clemens: Ex-Trainer Lied in '01 Rape Case

Rocket's lawsuit goes after McNamee's character

(Newser) - Roger Clemens' personal trainer was involved in a 2001 rape investigation in which police believed he lied, the Orlando Sentinel reports. The Rocket, in his defamation suit filed against Brian McNamee on Sunday, points to the incident as an example of further dishonesty on the part of the trainer who... More »

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