Not-So-Naked Fitness

A new approach to getting a dream bod

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    Andrea Metcalf talks about her new book, "Naked Fitness." It ranks among the top five picks of diet and fitness books for 2011. (Published Wednesday, Dec 29, 2010)

    Those who have ever spent some time in a gym locker room have probably come to the conclusion that having a nude gym would be -- well, frightening, above anything else.

    But exercising in the buff is not what Chicago trainer, NBC Chicago contributer and fitness expert Andrea Metcalf is asking of you in her new book, “Naked Fitness,” contrary to what it seems. 
    Metcalf says Naked Fitness is about stripping away all the clutter that stops you from getting your wonderful, beautiful body into the best shape possible, who has been featured on The Today Show and
    It’s about breaking down barriers and fears that keep us from becoming motivated and therefore able to achieve success. Metcalf claims that success is rooted in learning how to move your body without pain and focus on alignment -- which has a direct impact on health.
    Metcalf introduces “Dailey Ten” routines, which are specific for each individual and focus on getting the spine in perfect alignment, helping you no matter what your goals are -- weight loss, better health or even more sleep.
    Here's to a new year of weight loss -- and to keeping our clothes on at the gym.

    The biggest mistakes you're making in the gym, and what you can do to fix them

    [CHI] The biggest mistakes you're making in the gym, and what you can do to fix them
    NBC Chicago Fit Club coaches Saran Dunmore, Sergio Rojas and Andrea Metcalf have tips on how you can correct the biggest mistakes you're making in the gym. (Published Monday, Nov 22, 2010)

    Kim Peiffer is the founder of The Glow List, an online magazine dedicated to fitness, beauty, diet, spa and travel.