Jennifer Cohen

Let me introduce myself to you… > Jennifer Cohen writes for 944

"So with all the excitement of writing my first blog entry for 944, I completely forgot to introduce myself and tell you who I am and what I'm all about! Don't worry; I won't bore you with all the mundane childhood details from when I was 11 at sleep-away camp. I'll try and keep it short and to the point.

That's right: A few pages of No Gym Required™ for FREE!

Since there are not too many days left in summer, we thought we'd throw you all a few pages from No Gym Required™: Unleash your Inner Rock Star. There some fun text, some stretches, a menu plan, and some recipes. Anyway - hope you enjoy. If you would like a little more, feel free to comment and we'll try to accommodate.

Fox News interviews Jennifer Cohen about No Gym Required

One on one interview turns into quite a laugh as Jennifer discuss No Gym Required with Rick Leventhal of Fox News!

"Green Exercise: No-Gym-Required Workout in the Park" > planet green

Laurel House of planet green covers a great and green NO GYM REQUIRED workout.

"Yes, bikini-bodies are part of the summertime equation, but you can fit into beach form with a green exercise routine that requires no equipment other than a park bench and swing."

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From my own experience in working out and training others, I know how important music is to the experience and success of the session—the high and energy that can only come from the right playlist. “Studies have shown that listening to music during exercise can improve results, both in terms of being a motivator (people exercise longer and more vigorously to music) and as a distraction from negatives like fatigue,” says The New York Times in “They’re Playing My Song: Time to Work Out,” their story on the issue.
Based on the research of Dr. Costas Karageorghis, an associate professor of sport psychology who rates music according to its “motivational qualities for various physical activities,” The Times reported that the key factors for songs for working out are:

14 Questions for Jennifer Cohen

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Jennifer Cohen, the author of "No Gym Required" and reigning queen of fitness and nutrition in Toronto, offers her advice for a successful get-fit Summer program.

It’s almost summer so NO EXCUSES!

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sun.gifI’m the first to admit that it gets hard to stay on routine during the winter. It’s cold and wet outside, you need to bundle up before doing anything, and everything seems like such a chore. Personally, my urge to hibernate and avoid the outside at all costs goes way up when it’s cold. That can wreak havoc on anyone’s routine if you’re not prepared.

"Workout on the Go" - Metro and No Gym Required!

Jennifer talks about the NO GYM REQUIRED philosophy and gives a few simple exercise to do while you're traveling. Some helpful tips for the busy body!

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4 Exercise ideas from NO GYM REQUIRED

no_gym_required_sm-250x300.jpgExtract from NO GYM REQUIRED: UNLEASH YOUR INNER ROCK STAR

1. Walking Lunges

• How to:With a 5- to 8-pound free weight in each hand, start with feet together, and step forward with one leg out, bending the knee at a right angle, not quite touching the ground. Alternate legs and continue across a distance of at least 30 feet. Do not extend the knee forward past the ankle. This puts excessive and unnecessary strain on the knee. As an added benefit, lunges not only work the entire set of glutes, but it will develop a more beautifully defined pair of legs too.

• Rock Star muscle groups: Quads, glutes, hamstrings, abs/core

• Basic tools: Free weights

• Repetitions per set: Length of room (3 sets). Try for a minimum of 10.

• Level: Gold

• Variation: If you don’t have enough space, i.e., you’re in a hotel room, eliminate the walking element and lunge on the spot.

CTV A News take Jennifer Cohen's No Gym Required Fit Tips

Jennifer Cohen visits A-News to share a few helpful exercises you can do anytime and anywhere. Click on the PDF's below to see the Side Crunch and Lunge Ten Hut: two quick favorites!






Eat natural and organic foods always.This is fundamental to health and therefore fitness, and I cannot stress enough how important this is. Processed foods and those with preservatives are laden with hidden sugars and fats, many unknown to nature. Even meats and so-called natural produce like fruits and vegetables are filled with antibiotics and pesticides, which are proven toxins. Your body’s food-processing mechanism is just not designed to handle them.

Have you noticed the proliferation of health problems from weird new allergies to rampant obesity and the hormonal-related cancers in women that are just a generation old? These new materials are adversely affecting our bodies, and we keep poisoning ourselves with them because we have come to believe they are normal. They are not meant to enter our bodies, and when they do, they sit in our system and clog it up with junk. They not only have no redeeming qualities, but, worse yet, they make us sick and fat. This is why I follow this “fresh from the ground up” principle. My preference is for things grown in the ground and that subsist close to land, whether that’s fresh vegetables and fruit, grass-fed beef, wild (not farmed) fish, or free-range chicken. And opt for organic whenever possible. Yes, it’s more expensive, but I think we Rock Stars know that our health is worth the investment. And this is a commandment: Know thy food sources whenever possible.

Jennifer Cohen's Workout Mix

We all know that nothing helps you get the most out of your workout than a killer song. To help you pick the right tune, No Gym Required: Unleash your Inner Rock Star has made its mixes available on our blog!

Get the whole mix or pick and choose the songs you want!

Each of the 4 mixes is created by Jennifer Cohen herself and is guaranteed to help you maximize your workout and keep you pumped as you get in shape. 

Check out the iTunes logo on the right to take a listen.