kirstey alley birthday 225x300 Kirstie Alley Is Phitter Than Ever fitness news Kirstie Alley’s recently launched Phitter.com aims to bring the fitness community together in Twitter-esque style.  You can create your own “Phitter Phamily” and meet new “Phriends” to help you with your exercise, diet and weight loss goals.

Alley has had a highly publicized battle with her weight over the years.  She is a former Jenny Craig spokeswoman having lost over 75 pounds, only to put it back on again a few years later.  Alley, the author of How to Lose Your Ass and Regain Your Life will star in a new reality series about her life in 2010 that will show off her new weight loss plan.

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This week marks the final chapter in our series about favorite celebrity diets for spring. Celebrities use these diets to cleanse toxins, promote weight loss, and maintain their Hollywood bodies. Check out all the celebrity diets we explained and figure out which works best in your life!

This Week: Macrobiotic Diet

This week’s celebrity diet is the Macrobiotic Diet. A Macrobiotic Diet is a lifestyle as opposed to a diet plan. Followers eat mostly natural, organic, plant-based foods and embrace “Zen-like” spirituality in their lives and food choices. Celebrity fans of the diet include Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna, and Joe Pesci.

Macrobiotic Diet originated in Japan and combines elements of Zen Buddhism with a Western-style vegetarian diet. In addition to providing food recommendations, a Macrobiotic Diet promotes spiritualism transcending lifestyle, attitude, and diet routines. The Macrobiotic Diet supports the Eastern philosophy of attaining balance of yin and yang. To achieve this balance, foods are paired based on their sour, sharp, salty, sweet, and bitter qualities. Yin foods are cold, sweet, and passive, whereas yang foods are hot, salty, and aggressive. Other foods are prohibited because they contain toxins or are too far on either end of the yin/yang spectrum, making optimal Zen-like balance difficult to achieve.

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Boston Celtics Ray Allen Workout and Diet

The NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers head back to Boston tied up thanks to the performance of Ray Allen in Game 2. The 34-year-old vet has had to overcome an injury-plagued career and multiple surgeries to win his first championship in 2008. However, thanks to an improved workout and diet, Ray Allen and the Boston Celtics are looking for their second title in three years.

“In an effort to get him more explosive, we’ve had to try and teach him how to land all over again,” said Norton.

As revealed in Mens’ Fitness, Ray Allen started working with Boston Celtics strength and condition coaches, Walter Norton Jr. and Bryan Doo prior to the 2007-08 season. Allen had just had surgery on both his ankles, so the trainers had to come up with a workout program that would help his joints. In particular, Ray Allen trains with resistance bands while squatting or lunging to incorporate his glutes into his jumping and mechanics.

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roger federer 264x300 Fit Federer Dominates Australian Open fitness tips fitness news exercises celebrity fitness athlete workouts Roger Federer continued his dominance of the tennis world on Sunday, defeating Andy Murray to win the Australian Open and win his record 16th Grand Slam title.  This was Federer’s 22nd Grand Slam final appearance and 18th of the last 19.  Last year he lost an emotional 5 set match to 2009′s Fittest Guy in the World Rafael Nadal.

So, how does Federer manage to spend all that time on the court winning titles and still fit in time for workouts.  Here are some of this tips…

Workout with friends…

“I’m not thinking about anything when I work out,” Federer told Tennis.com last year.   “I just see the light at the end of the tunnel. When you’re with good friends, training can also be a lot of fun.”

Get plenty of rest…

Federer sleeps 10 hours a night, giving his body a chance to fully recover.  Proper rest is as important as training and nutrition in a fitness routine.

Train like a boxer…

The tennis star increases his endurance and leg strength by jumping rope.

Mix it up…

“I like lifting weights,” says the two-time Grand Slam champion, “but tennis players do a lot of different kinds of exercises- gym, muscle training, sprints; footwork, coordination. I like to mix it up.”

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Glee Star Lea Michele’s Vegetarian Lasagna Roll-up Recipe

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Glee star Lea Michele eats healthily to keep up with her busy schedule. Try her Vegetarian Lasagna Roll-up recipe!

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Usher Works with Energy Coach

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Usher works with an energy coach and trains like an animal to keep himself in peak physical condition.

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Celebrity Diets for Spring: Clean Program

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The fourth of five celebrity diets in our 5-part series, The Clean Program is a three-week cleansing diet used by celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Donna Karen.

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Rafael Nadal Fittest Guy in the World?

Rafael Nadal sits atop Men’s Fitness’s list of top 25 Fittest Guys in the World

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