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"The Exercise Ingredient that May Be
Holding You Back from Optimal Fitness"

Without Incorporating this Simple Ingredient into Your Fitness Regimen, Your Body May Not be able to Adapt, Improve, and Grow Stronger…

Ideally, you should incorporate a variety of exercises into your fitness program… and avoid doing the same exercises the same ways over and over again.

cardiovascular exercise

For example, if you've been walking on that same old treadmill at about the same speed for quite some time, there's a good chance your body has built up a relative tolerance.

What does that mean?

By building up this tolerance, you could be missing out on the variety of healthy stresses your body needs to continuously adapt, improve, and grow stronger.

That's why I strongly recommend a wide regimen of exercises consisting of…

  • Interval Cardio (Peak Fitness) – "Peak Fitness" is a term I've coined to represent a comprehensive exercise program that includes far more than typical cardio training in the form of sprint cardio. I share my own personal results with this type of exercise coming up.
  • Aerobic – Jogging, using an elliptical machine, and walking fast are all examples of aerobic exercise. Although standard aerobic exercises can't compete with Peak Fitness exercises for promoting growth hormone or fat burning, simply getting your heart pumping will improve blood flow and increase the release of endorphins, which act as natural pain killers.

    Aerobic exercises will also activate your immune system, and help increase your stamina over time, both of which are important for optimal health.
  • Strength Training: Rounding out your exercise program with a strength training routine will ensure that you're really optimizing the possible health benefits of a regular exercise program. Most people believe they need to do 4 or 5 sets of weight lifting per exercise. This is simply not true… 2 or 3 sets at most is all you need with 'intensity' being the key.
  • Core Exercises: Your body has 29 core muscles located mostly in your back, abdomen, and pelvis. Pilates and yoga are great for strengthening your core muscles and help provide the foundation for movement throughout your entire body.
  • Stretching: My favorite types of stretches are active isolated stretching (AIS) developed by Aaron Mattes, an amazing way to get flexibility back into your system.

Even within these complementary types of exercises, variety is very important… variety is the key that can help keep your passion for exercising alive and drive you to push yourself further and further.

And variety is one of the reasons I occasionally team up with other health and fitness gurus to bring you alternative ways to keep your exercise fires burning.

But of course, I'm very selective on who I'm willing to collaborate with… they must have proven health and fitness credentials.

A Legend in the Fitness Industry

Kathy Smith

One such expert who is a fitness industry guru is Kathy Smith… a true legend in innovative exercise programs.

Kathy and I have agreed to work together to bring you some incredible and exciting fitness tools.

I've been exercising for over 40 years and have made a few mistakes along the way. These mistakes have allowed me to continue to tweak my exercise program until it's become the comprehensive regimen that exists today.

With Kathy's 25+ years experience in the fitness industry, I look forward to sharing some of her outstanding proven exercise ideas for you to incorporate into your exercise program.

After all, Kathy has been very successful and has sold a half-billion dollars' worth of fitness DVDs, audiotapes, books, and more.  

And to kick off the start of our fitness relationship and to provide you more variety in your exercise routine, I will be offering you some of Kathy's unique time-saving fitness tools through this site. In fact, I'll offer some examples in just a few minutes. But first here's…

How I Found a Creative Way to Cut Your Exercise Time with Extraordinary Results

peak 8 exercise

A common complaint both Kathy and I hear on a regular basis is most folks feel they simply do not have enough time to exercise… "It takes too long," is a common phrase we hear.

Well, as part of working together, we plan on incorporating more and more ideas that will help you exercise without burning up a bunch of time.

A perfect example of this is how I personally changed my own long aerobic cardio exercise routine where my run used to take as much as 60 minutes. With my very tight schedule, this was very challenging to fit in on a regular basis.

Now I've totally incorporated Sprint 8 interval cardio into my routine instead of long cardio, with the following fantastic results…

  • Cut my  cardio time from 60 minutes down to 20, saving 40 minutes on the days I do interval cardio
  • Lost over 10 pounds of body fat
  • Got my body fat percentage down to 13%

The key with Sprint 8 is to push your heart rate up to, or beyond, your maximum calculated heart rate (220 minus your age) for 20 to 30 seconds… followed by a 90-second recovery period. This is conveniently done and repeated up to 8 times using a recumbent bicycle, elliptical machine, treadmill, or running outside… thus the name Sprint 8. 

Combining Sprint 8 into my exercise regimen of strength training, core exercises, and stretching have yielded amazing results without spending hours every time I work out. 

Certainly, your own personal results will vary. But the point is there are ways you can cut down the amount of time needed to exercise and still be able to reap the benefits… just like I did.

These innovative and safe exercises are a way for you to liven up your current exercise regimen, and decrease the amount of time you spend with your regular fitness routine. And at the same time, share helpful tips on how to get the greatest benefits from each type of exercise recommended.

The Most Forgotten Muscle Group in Exercise…

Aerobics for a healthy Upper & Lower Body Strength

If you're like most people who do exercise, you believe that that the aerobic exercise you perform is sufficient for your lower body. After all, you use your lower body quite a bit for cardio. Right?

Fact is… that's just not true.

Your legs contain some of the largest muscles in your body. So working these larger muscles burns calories at a faster rate than working smaller ones.

Lower body exercises also produce additional natural strength while improving muscular development. For women, that creates a toning, slimming and firming effect… and for men, a lean muscle building effect.

Forget the fitness myth that women will develop muscles like a man if they follow a similar lower body exercise program. Natural gender differences will dictate different results – unless a female is using pharmaceutical steroids. 

If it's a time issue, try replacing 15 or 30 minutes of cardio a couple times per week with this lower body workout.

A Convenient At-Home Lower Body Workout

Who else wants an easy-to-do workout that can be done in the convenience and comfort of your own home – no gym fees or commute time required?

Now you can achieve a targeted lower body workout – without gym or trainer fees.

Fitness expert Kathy Smith creatively guides you through the Rejuvenation Lower Body Stay Firm Workout – which includes everything you need to shape, tone, and sculpt your lower body.

Your new strong lean lower body workout will help you achieve the sleek physique that you dream of. It's an efficient and effective way to work specific muscle groups – especially your thighs, glutes, hips, and core.

It will help you look and feel fit – and gain balance, stability and overall vitality and health.

The Tight Thighs and Bottoms Up DVD will take you through two top-notch 15-minute workout routines focusing on trouble areas – the Bottoms Up 15 minute workout to fight flab and tone your bottom… and the Tight Thighs 15 minute workout to lift and tighten your hips and thighs.

Lifting and tightening your buns, hips, and thighs will help restore overall strength and balance to your whole body while building strength and muscle in your entire lower body. 

Plus it burns calories and increases your metabolism to burn fat more efficiently and aid in weight loss.

Your Stay Firm Lower Body Kit Includes All This…

kathy smith lower body workout kit

The Stay Firm Lower Body Kit comes with:

  • The Tight Thighs and Bottoms Up Workout DVD with Kathy Smith (run time 30 minutes)
  • Set of padded lower body ankle cuffs
  • Instructional wall exercise chart

It's designed to help you make over your lower body – and have a blast doing it.

Even better...  you can take the DVD and ankle cuffs with you anywhere for a great workout on the go.

Fitness expert Kathy Smith is a leading force in the wellness industry – and has been for the past 30 years. She has inspired millions around the world.

Whether you're male or female, beginner or expert – Kathy Smith's Rejuvenation/Stay Firm Lower Body kit gives you the benefits of properly structured lower body exercises that aren't trapped in a gym setting, and give you all the results you could ever want – in a program you can follow for life.

What's not to like about that?

Your new sleek lower body can be had for just $17.99.

And if you're looking for something for your upper body, Kathy Smith has some innovative fitness tools Kathy created to help you tone and sculpt your upper body and core muscles.

Kathy Smith's Time-Saving Ways to Enhance Your Upper Body and Core Fitness

kathy smith upper body workout kit

In this Upper Body and Core Kit you'll receive the following…

  • Unique Stay Firm Exercise Ball – not your typical 'round' exercise ball
  • Figure 8 Resistance Tube – designed to challenge your core muscles
  • Instructional Exercise Guide – easy-to-follow instructions to guide you
  • Upper Body Shaper & Complete Core Workout DVD
    with Kathy Smith

These fitness tools and the exercise guide can be effectively used to transform your upper body and core muscles by potentially helping you…

  • Tone and sculpt your upper body
  • Flatten your abdominal muscles
  • Tighten your midsection
  • Sculpt and tone your shoulders, arms, and back muscles
  • Support a healthier back by strengthening your abs and core muscles
  • Enhance your total body balance, stability, and strength
  • Preserve and increase muscle mass and reduce body fat

Plus, with the unique shape of the Stay Fit Exercise Ball, you'll have more stability and control than the typical 'round' exercise balls.

The bottom line – you can do an upper body workout and a complete core workout in 15 minutes each. Do both back to back, or do one a day. Either way, this is another great example of how effective exercise routines don't have to take hours of your time.

Add Some Variety to Your Exercise Routine TODAY

As I stated above, variety is one of the most important keys to a successful exercise program. I've seen it all too often in my travels how well-intentioned folks simply focus on cardio alone, and don't incorporate other forms of exercise into their routines.  

And too many Americans today resort to taking drugs to try and resolve major health issues they're facing.

I believe many health issues can be offset and even overcome by providing your body with prober nutrition as well as a solid exercise program with the variety I described earlier… with a balanced combination of interval cardio, burst types of aerobic exercise, core work, strength training, and stretching.

And Kathy Smith's Upper Body and Core Kit solidly fits into the variety you need… in this case, creative fitness tools focused on upper body and core exercises.

The unique shape of the Stay Firm Exercise Ball is worth its weight in gold all by itself. For some people it's a frustrating challenge to balance on a round exercise ball…  The shape of this ball provides some stability during exercises that require balance, while still creating a nice challenge.

So, I highly recommend Kathy's Upper Body and Core Kit and at only $24.99, I feel it is something everyone should have to complement their exercise program.

Remember, these fitness tools have been creatively designed to help you save time while exercising… only 15 minutes per upper body and core exercise routines.

A Great Deal for Your Total Body

If you're looking to get a great workout for your entire body, then I've got a special deal for you. You can get both the Lower Body Kit and the Upper Body and Core Kit for just $39.97. That's 20% savings off of the cost of buying both of them separately. You'll get absolutely everything above and have some extra money in your pocket.

There's no need to put off your exercise program another moment, order today and get started on your road to better health!


 

Incredible Deal!
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Kathy Smith Stay Firm Upper Body and Core Kit

Kathy Smith Stay Firm Upper Body and Core Kit

Includes:
  • Upper Body Shaper & Complete Core Workout DVD with Kathy Smith
  • Unique Stay Firm Exercise Ball
  • Figure 8 Resistance Tube
  • Instructional Exercise Guide
 
Kathy Smith Stay Firm Upper Body and Core Kit

Kathy Smith Stay Firm Lower Body Kit

Includes:
  • The Tight Thighs and Bottoms Up Workout DVD with Kathy Smith
  • (1) set of Padded Lower Body Ankle Cuffs
  • Instructional Wall Exercise Chart
MSRP: $42.98
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Kathy Smith Stay Firm Upper Body and Core Kit
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  • Unique Stay Firm Exercise Ball
  • Figure 8 Resistance Tube
  • Instructional Exercise Guide
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  • (1) set of Padded Lower Body Ankle Cuffs
  • Instructional Wall Exercise Chart
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  • Core Renewal, A.M. Energize & P.M. Unwind Workout DVD with Kathy Smith
  • Instructional Exercise Chart
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Kathy Smith's Kettlebell Solution
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  • (1) 3-pound Soft Kettlebell
  • (1) 5-pound Soft Kettlebell
  • 75-minute DVD with 4 Workouts
  • Kathy Smith's Nutrition Solution
  • Kettlebell Workout Wall Chart
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I am so confident that you will be happy with your purchase, that I am providing you with my 30-Day Unopened Return Protection! In the event you find something elsewhere, change your mind, or give the item as a gift, you can return it.

In order to get a full refund* (less shipping charges), Kathy Smith Stay Firm Total Body Kit must be returned unopened within 30 days of receipt.

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