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Joe is the Online Entertainment Editor for FoodNetwork.com. When he's not writing about food you'll find him photographing food, cooking food and/or eating food — oftentimes all at the same time.

Jump-Start Your Exercise Routine: Q&A With Fitness Trainer Chris Weible

by in Bobby Flay Fit, January 25, 2013

Chris WeibleBobby Flay Fit Bobby Flay manages to stay fit and healthy even with a busy lifestyle as a chef, and he’s eager to share his healthy eating and fitness plan with fans in a seven-part Web series, Bobby Flay Fit.

 

Getting help from someone who knows about fitness, like a trainer, when beginning a new exercise routine is important. In Episode 3 of Bobby Flay Fit, Michael Symon takes Bobby to Reebok Sports Club in New York to teach him some new weight-lifting routines. In a Bobby Flay Fit bonus video, Chris Weible, fitness trainer at Reebok Sports Club, demonstrates some easy exercises you can do anywhere to jump-start your fitness routine.

Healthy Eats caught up with Chris to talk more about exercising at home, finding the right time to work out and how he stays motivated and energized.

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The Effectiveness of Group Cycling Classes: Q&A With SoulCycle Instructor Laurie Cole

by in Bobby Flay Fit, January 24, 2013

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Bobby Flay Fit Bobby Flay manages to stay fit and healthy even with a busy lifestyle as a chef, and he’s eager to share his healthy eating and fitness plan with fans in a seven-part Web series, Bobby Flay Fit.

 

In Episode 5 of Bobby Flay Fit, Bobby heads to a group exercise class with his wife, Stephanie, and friend Katie Lee. He likes cycling because it’s a low-impact exercise so it’s easier on his joints, and the camaraderie of working out in a group helps him stay motivated. Plus, it’s a fun workout.

Healthy Eats caught up with the SoulCycle instructor Laurie to learn more about the effectiveness of cycling and how it can be incorporated into a busy lifestyle.

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Incorporating Stretching Into Your Everyday Routine: Q&A With Bobby Flay’s Stretching Coach

by in Bobby Flay Fit, January 23, 2013

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Bobby Flay Fit Bobby Flay manages to stay fit and healthy even with a busy lifestyle as a chef, and he’s eager to share his healthy eating and fitness plan with fans in a seven-part Web series, Bobby Flay Fit.

 

In Episode 2 of Bobby Flay Fit, Harold L. Raschke-Robinson, Bobby’s stretching coach, helps Bobby stretch, which is an important part of any exercise routine.

Healthy Eats caught up with Harold to talk more about stretching and how it can help you re-energize and cope with stress, whether you’re an athlete or not.

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Incorporating Healthy Foods Into Your Diet: Q&A With Katie Lee

by in Bobby Flay Fit, January 22, 2013

Katie LeeBobby Flay Fit Bobby Flay manages to stay fit and healthy even with a busy lifestyle as a chef, and he’s eager to share his healthy eating and fitness plan with fans in a seven-part Web series, Bobby Flay Fit.

 

In Episode 5 of Bobby Flay Fit, Bobby’s friend Katie Lee joins him for SoulCycle class and later meets him in the kitchen to cook breakfast dishes that are totally healthy but seem indulgent. Katie also makes healthier snacks in a bonus video.

Healthy Eats caught up with Katie to talk about how to incorporate healthy foods and routines into any diet.

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Setting Exercise Goals and Sticking to Them: Q&A With Iron Chef Michael Symon

by in Bobby Flay Fit, January 21, 2013

Michael Symon
Bobby Flay Fit Bobby Flay manages to stay fit and healthy even with a busy lifestyle as a chef, and he’s eager to share his healthy eating and fitness plan with fans in a seven-part Web series, Bobby Flay Fit.

 

In Episode 3 of Bobby Flay Fit, Bobby’s friend, Iron Chef Michael Symon, joins Bobby in the gym for a workout. Bobby’s a runner and Michael prefers lifting weights, so Michael shows Bobby a few new weight-lifting routines and Bobby challenges Michael to a race.

Healthy Eats caught up with Michael to talk more about exercising, setting goals, challenging yourself and getting kids involved early on in physical activity.

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Bobby Flay Fit Episode 7: Overview — Have Fun

by in Bobby Flay Fit, January 20, 2013

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Bobby Flay Fit Bobby Flay manages to stay fit and healthy even with a busy lifestyle as a chef, and he’s eager to share his healthy eating and fitness plan with fans in a seven-part Web series, Bobby Flay Fit.

 

The focus of Episode 7 of Bobby Flay Fit is having fun: Take some time to relax and have fun; finding a balance will help you keep up your healthy habits.

In the final episode, Bobby recaps his tips: Moderation, motivation, mixing it up, discipline, inspiration and support. His last tip is just to have fun. Work hard, train hard and make good choices. Then take one day a week and enjoy it all.

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Bobby Flay Fit, Episode 6: Support

by in Bobby Flay Fit, January 19, 2013

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Bobby Flay Fit Bobby Flay manages to stay fit and healthy even with a busy lifestyle as a chef, and he’s eager to share his healthy eating and fitness plan with fans in a seven-part Web series, Bobby Flay Fit.

 

The focus of Episode 6 of Bobby Flay Fit is support: Getting fit doesn’t have to be a lonely road. Friends are a great way to keep your health routine going. Make a day out of it — work out together doing a favorite activity, then prepare and eat a healthy meal together.

In Episode 6, Bobby gets in the gym with his pal and fellow Iron Chef, Michael Symon. Even though Bobby likes cardio and Michael prefers lifting weights, when the two friends exercise together, they learn new routines from one another that they can incorporate into their individual workouts.
After the gym, Bobby and Michael take to the kitchen to whip up a healthy post-workout meal of grilled lamb with quinoa salad.

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Bobby Flay Fit, Episode 5: Inspiration

by in Bobby Flay Fit, January 18, 2013

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Bobby Flay Fit Bobby Flay manages to stay fit and healthy even with a busy lifestyle as a chef, and he’s eager to share his healthy eating and fitness plan with fans in a seven-part Web series, Bobby Flay Fit.

The focus of Episode 5 of Bobby Flay Fit is inspiration: Dig deep to find inspiration in both work and play to keep yourself motivated to continue your healthy lifestyle.

In Episode 5, Bobby, his wife, Stephanie, and friend Katie Lee head to a SoulCycle class, led by instructor Laurie. The camaraderie of the group class and the motivation from the teacher is what Bobby finds inspiring. He likes cycling because it’s a fun and challenging workout, but it’s low-impact so it’s easy on his knees and ankles — a nice break from all the running he does.

But after all of their hard work, Bobby and Katie get in the kitchen to cook brunch together: oatmeal pancakes, open-faced egg sandwiches, sangria and spiced, baked grapefruit.

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Bobby Flay Fit, Episode 4: Discipline

by in Bobby Flay Fit, January 17, 2013

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Bobby Flay Fit Bobby Flay manages to stay fit and healthy even with a busy lifestyle as a chef, and he’s eager to share his healthy eating and fitness plan with fans in a seven-part Web series, Bobby Flay Fit.

 

The focus of Episode 4 of Bobby Flay Fit is discipline: Discipline applies not just to exercise, but to cooking and eating as well. Self-control is an important part of discipline, but it’s also important to choose lean ingredients, add bold flavors without extra fat and use healthy cooking techniques.

In Episode 4, Bobby cooks a new recipe in his Manhattan restaurant, Bar Americain: grouper steamed in parchment paper and topped with martini relish. Steaming fish in paper is an easy, healthy cooking technique that doesn’t rely on fats from ingredients like butter or cream. Bobby likes bold flavors in every bite of his food so he adds a drizzle of sour orange sauce to his fish, plus a spoonful of relish made with olives and hot peppers.

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Bobby Flay Fit, Episode 3: Mix It Up

by in Bobby Flay Fit, January 16, 2013

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Bobby Flay Fit Bobby Flay manages to stay fit and healthy even with a busy lifestyle as a chef, and he’s eager to share his healthy eating and fitness plan with fans in a seven-part Web series, Bobby Flay Fit.

 

The focus of Episode 3 is mixing it up: It’s easy to get bored with your exercise routine. That’s why it’s important to mix it up, try something new and get out of your comfort zone.

In Episode 3 of Bobby Flay Fit, Bobby and his pal, Iron Chef Michael Symon, get together in the gym to try some new exercises. Bobby isn’t as familiar with weight training, so Michael shows him some techniques to mix things up a bit. On the way to the gym, they share a healthy snack that Bobby made — Chocolate-Coconut Granola.

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