News &Trends: Fitness Star Video Just for Us

By: Susan Berman Hammer

Exclusive Access to Our Very Own Video by Personal Trainer Star

Honey Bees, you have a rare opportunity today! You can access an inspirational fitness video produced exclusively for Honey Good readers by Dina Juve. Juve, a 41-year-old personal trainer who has overcome major weight and health issues, is featured as a Next Fitness Star finalist on the flip cover of the July/August issue of Women's Health magazine. 

An elite panel of celebrity judges as well as readers and fans will select the Next Fitness Star winner from among five personal trainer Fitness Star finalists, including Juve. The winner who will be announced live on NBC's Today Show in August receives her very own fitness DVD contract and will become a contributing fitness expert for Women's Health. Celebrity judges include TODAY’s Natalie Morales and Jenna Wolfe and Extreme Weight Loss trainers Chris and Heidi Powell.

Finalists were selected from thousands across the country. As a finalist, Juve is featured in the first ever Women’s Health: Next Fitness Star webisode series launched in conjunction with the magazine

Juve who lost (and kept off!) 80 pounds over 20 years also serves as an ambassador for lululemon Athletica. In her video for Honey Good readers, she demonstrates four of the best and safest movements for mature women to stay in shape this summer (and year-round). And, she recommends an inexpensive but optional kettlebell which can be bought on Amazon.

Juve emphasizes that her four, one-minute exercises can:

  • Protect your body from injuries 
  • Create a strong, lean physique and
  • Boost your heart rate to a level as high as it would be if you were sprinting.

Most importantly, she cautions, listen to your body, avoid pinching and pulling and be sure to breathe in and out during each exercise!

More about Dina Juve

Dina Juve is a Certified Kettlebell Instructor, Battling Ropes Coach, TRX trainer, Barre instructor and Co-Founder of FitnessSocial Studio who has 12 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. She and her family live in Fresno, CA. At a young age, she was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis and spent years overweight and inactive.

Now a wife and mother of four, she has successfully lost (& kept off!) over 80 pounds in the last 20 years, working through several medical issues, including arthritis, spinal stenosis and an autoimmune disease. She certainly exemplifies what Honey refers to as true grit!

Dina Juve is currently enrolled with Deepak Chopra at the Chopra Center in the Perfect Health Teacher Training. The workouts she selects for herself and her clients provide fast results; both weight loss and a quick lean out.

Through August 3, you can head to the Fitness Star website to see videos of the finalists, view previews of their workouts and vote daily to crown Dina as the next face of fitness. 

Dina Juve's Step-by-Step Kettlebell Workout for Honey Good Readers

For visual learners and others who like checklists, Dina Juve created a written summary of the movements in her exclusive video for Honey Good readers.

Warm Up

1. Squat

(50 seconds on with 10 seconds of active rest)

  • Maintain a neutral spine
  • Feet remain planted
  • Squat down while keeping your knees in alignment with your toes
  • Drive through your heels to ascend from the squat position
  • Hips & knees extend fully at the top
  • Abs & glutes contract at the top of each squat

2. Two Hand Swing

(50 seconds on with 10 seconds of active rest)

  • Back & neck remain neutral
  • Heels, toes, and balls of the feet remain planted
  • Swing the kettlebell back between your legs, passing it above the knees
  • Swing the bell forward until the body forms a fully extended straight line.
  • Abs & glutes visibly contract at the top of each swing

3. Press

(25 seconds on each side with 10 seconds of active rest)

  • Rack your kettlebell in your hand with a straight wrist below chin level
  • Press the bell above your head with a neutral neck & a straight back
  • Keep legs, glutes & abs tight!
  • Forearms remain straight throughout the press
  • Lock elbows completely at the top of the press

4. Quarter Get-Up

(25 seconds on each side with 10 seconds of active rest)

  • Lie on your back
  • Keep a neutral wrist of the arm holding the kettlebell. Keep wrist, shoulder, and elbow aligned.
  • Elbow is locked & shoulder stays engaged
  • With a neutral neck, crunch the kettlebell up while keeping your arm straight above your head, lifting your shoulder blade off the floor.
  • Reverse the crunch & transition back to the starting position
  • If needed, support your neck with your hand.

Cool Down

All images provided by: Women's Health Magazine

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Susan Berman Hammer brings more than 35 years of professional communications, management and parenting experience as well as journalism training to The Honey Good team of writers. Susan is also PR counsel and a business strategist to Susan previously served as the Senior VP-Account Supervisor of a Chicago PR agency and later headed her own agency. She earned graduate and undergraduate degrees from Northwestern University. Follow Susan on Twitter: @SueBermanHammer