Thursday, October 11, 2007

Style File: Cookin' Workouts

Posted: 10/11/07

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Belkys Nerey


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South Floridians are creating some of the latest fitness crazes that are sweeping the nation. If aerobics in the kitchen isn't for you, how about making a splash in the water? In today's Style File, Seven's Belkys Nerey shows us two wild workouts.

WSVN -- Emeril is known for his famous bam and Rachel Ray 30 Minute Meals. Now one South Florida woman is making a name for herself by cooking with a kick, literally.

Nancy Lemieux: "I love to eat, and I love to work out, so this was a real simple way to bring that together in a time management format."

Nancy Lemieux just released her book, Cookercise. Each recipe inside is timed perfectly to a specific exercise. So, while your food is cooking, you're working up a sweat in the kitchen.

Nancy Lemieux: "The recipes have a really fun name and they represent the type of dish you're going to be cooking, so if you're doing a seafood dish, you have Sea Legs, because it's a leg work out with seafood."

Elizabeth Caparros: "My favorite recipe is limbs and lunges. Frankly, I've lost about 15 pounds."

If you don't have weights, grab a water bottle, cans or pots and pans and once the food is done, so are you. If you feel like a fish out of water in the kitchen, dive into the Aquavee Pilates Plus workout at the Biltmore hotel's pool.

Karina Vera: "It's better than a workout at the gym."

The workout system, which uses arm and leg bands in the water, fuses together swimming, resistance and the pilates method.

Eliot Rodriguez: "When you're doing pilates you are using your core and you are using water as the extra resistance."

If you don't want to take a class. The company also offers a swim in place product that you just plug into the side of your pool for an olympic-size workout.

Karina Vera: "It makes your pool like an olympic pool. You can swim endlessly in one spot, and it feels great."

It's definitely not your granny's water aerobics.

Belkys Nerey: "The Aquavee classes are expected to start in the next few weeks at the Biltmore pool and Cookercise is available right now online."



AquaVee Pilates Plus
Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue
Coral Gables FL 33134
Tel. 305-445-8066

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