Oxygen Magazine, September 2015

Editor’s Letter

Are you the type of person who gets stoked when January rolls around, a new year, a new start and all that? Of course, a new year is all that and much more, but let me suggest a change of season.

Why wait until January? Instead, think of the fall as the beginning of your new fitness year. After all, although January is packed with ambitious resolutions — like getting back into the gym more regularly or shedding those last few holiday pounds — the fall can be a perfect time of year to turn your fitness around and build the strength, the body and the health you want.

Somehow, it’s just easier to focus on fitness at this time of year. Summer has waned, the cooler air has moved in and you can most likely free up a little extra time to work up a sweat. A good sweat.

With that in mind, Oxygen makes it easier than ever to create a new you, starting with the fall. This month, we’ve created some new high-intensity interval training programs that you can do indoors — they’ll turn up the heat and boost your fat-burning process. The issue also contains a challenging superset workout for your back — there’s no better time than now to get working on that V-taper you’ve always admired. We’re also bringing you some prudent advice from one of the world’s pre-eminent spine experts, Stuart McGill, Ph.D., who has done some intriguing research on why protecting your spine is so crucial to active women who strength train. Remember, a healthy back leads to a great body — start protecting it today.

In addition to our usual mouthwatering, nutritious super-clean meals and recipes, we take a look at the world of natural sweeteners, give you some tips on how to work out safely when you travel and share cover model Tabitha Klausen’s plan to firm up your rear. Round it out with some great inspirational success stories (plus a bonus one in our Feedback section) and it’s all the motivation you need for your new fall fit body.

So what are you waiting for? Pack that gym bag and get to work! Don’t wait until January.

Stay in touch,

Diane Hart, Editor-in-Chief 



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On The Cover

Firm Up Your Booty

No junk in your trunk? Then listen up: Tabitha Klausen has your guaranteed booty-building solution. 

By Lara McGlashan, CPT, Fitness Editor | Photography by Cory Sorenson

Super Gains With Supersets

Here's a quick and dirty way to train your flip side. 

By Lara McGlashan, CPT, Fitness Editor | Photography by Robert Reiff

Save Your Spine

If you love to lift: Listen up. Protecting your most valuable support system — your spine — is more important than ever. 

By Erin Calderone, MS, CSCS

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