elisabethhasselbeck 288x300  Elisabeth Hasselbecks Workout Playlist fitness news celebrity fitness On Tuesday, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, co-host of the day time talk show The View, swapped jobs with her husband, former NFL quarterback and ESPN analyst Tim Hasselbeck.  Elisabeth took Tim’s place on ESPN’s NFL Live, while Tim shared the set with Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd and Barbara Walters on The View.

Elisabeth is a former collegiate softball player at Boston College and star on the second season of the hit reality show Survivor in 2001.  In addition, as a regular exerciser and someone who appreciates the importance of leading a fit lifestyle, Elisabeth is a supporter of the Women Sports Foundation’s Go Girl Go Program.

In the near future, we’ll be profiling Elisabeth and her workouts, so stay tuned.  In the mean time, here’s the workout play list that Elisabeth uses to motivate herself in the gym:

“Leaving Blue” – K. Arthur Filarski
“Empty Me” – Jeremy Camp
“Walk by Faith” - Jeremy Camp
“I Still Believe” – Jeremy Camp
“He Ain’t the Leaving Kind” – Rascal Flatts
“I Have Always Loved You” – Third Day
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Tim Tebow 01 300x213 Florida Gators Strength and Conditioning Program Helps Land Top Class fitness news athlete workouts The Florida Gators signed the top-ranked recruiting class for the second time under head coach Urban Meyer today.  Despite the uproar created when Meyer resigned due to health concerns…then subsequently un-resigned, the Gators signed the second best recruiting class ever according to the Rivals.com rankings.  Much of the Gators success on the recruiting trail comes from the work they do in the weight room.

The October 2009 issue had an outstanding feature on the Gators training program and the master mind behind it all, strength and conditioning coach Mick Marotti.  Here are some of the highlights from the article…

“Coach Meyer and I believe that everything should be done with high intensity,” [Marotti] says. “For the most part, I don’t care about the actual weights the guys put up; I care about effort and attitude. I want to see intensity in every lift.”

The Gators have now compiled a 48-7 record over the last 4 seasons, including 2 National Championships, so Marotti’s program is clearly working…and much of that comes from the expectations he has of the players and their efforts.  “His shouts ricochet around the empty stadium, each word spoken like it was fired out of a machine gun. The players drive their feet through agility drills, 40-yard dashes and wind sprints with parachutes tied to their backs. They’ve been at it for almost an hour, and despite the fact that many players are struggling to breathe, not one of them doubles over in exhaustion because Gators don’t do that.”

“When you’re being recruited, they let you know the level of intensity expected of you in the weight room. They make it clear that this is the hardest lifting program in the country,” [Paul] Wilson says.

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kara dioguardi bikini 1 300x253 American Idol Fitness with Kara DioGuardi fitness tips celebrity workouts celebrity fitness American Idol’s hottest judge Kara DioGuardi surprised all the show’s fans last season when during the finale she flashed her ripped body on stage, effectively one upping the contestant nicknamed “Bikini Girl.”

This season Idol has already featured several fit celebs as guest judges including Katy Perry, Avril Lavigne and Victoria Beckham, but our nod for best body goes to DioGuardi.  Here are some of her fitness tips…

Kara likes to box to burn the calories..
“In the ring, my trainer yells out the punches to me, ‘Jab, jab, hook, cross, uppercut,’ so I have to stay in the moment and be ready for anything,” Kara told Shape Magazine.  “That’s the same way the show is; I have to give feedback immediately after a performance.  I try to keep my comments respectful.  I was given a lot of chance in my career – the singers deserve the same.”

She isn’t into a strict diet…
“Dieting is not my thing. I’m an eater–an Italian who doesn’t eat is an outcast–but I do it in moderation. I make a special dish of vegetables and sausage with garlic and oil. If I want to get crazy, I make rice–lasagna, too,” she told Women’s Health.  She also doesn’t like to totally cut out the sweets, choosing to eat them in moderation to curb any urge to binge.
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Post image for Celebrate the Holiday Season with Eva Longoria’s Mexican Shortbread Cookies!

The holiday season is in full force! Thanksgiving was last week, Hanukkah began last night, and Christmas and New Years are only a few weeks away. With this season of celebration, there also comes a few extra indulgences. Meals with family and friends are often accompanied by wine and dessert, and baked goods are often shared as gifts. Remember, it is okay to indulge in moderation – even the celebrities do it!

For a light and sweet treat this holiday season, try Eva Longoria’s recipe for Mexican Shortbread Cookies from InStyle! I think it is time to give Eva a break from all the negative tabloid coverage she has been getting lately :)

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