For Cori Magnotta, weight loss was a game. To get in shape, she hula-hooped for 30 minutes straight at least five days a week, with the two-pound FXP Hula Hoop, which is weighted to make the workout more challenging. “I watch TV while hooping and challenge myself to add in arm movements during commercials,” she says. Over the course of 11 months, she lost a total of 80 pounds and toned her stomach. Cori says she also went cold turkey on soda. She was drinking about four cans of Coke a day but now sticks to water. She fills up a one-gallon jug each morning and makes it a goal to finish drinking it by the end of the day.
“I STARTED DOING HIIT WORKOUTS”
After having three kids in two years, Kate Glazer packed on more pounds than she realized. It got to the point where she didn’t even recognize herself in photos. “If I hadn’t known what I wore that day, I wouldn’t have recognized myself,” she says. To make a change, she started watching what she ate more carefully and taking walks around her neighborhood. But as winter approached in Baltimore, she had to take her workouts inside. She started working out on a Bowflex Max Trainer, doing high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts on the machine, which she says allowed her to shed the belly fat. She’s lost 60 pounds over the course of her fitness journey.