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Kelly Ripa Talks About Spinning, Like, Every Morning on TV

Kelly Ripa plugs workouts all the time. Physique 57, Ride the Zone, Soul Cycle... she gives them all shout-outs. But this morning she spent forever talking with guest host Anderson Cooper about the class she forced him to take at Soul Cycle. He said he almost died, but it looked like Kelly didn't even break a sweat. Thank goodness the music was loud to cover his groaning, he said, and Kelly made him do an impression. Jeff Probst, the host of "Survivor" was apparently the only other man in the class, and Kelly kept harassing Anderson, trying to get him to pedal faster than Jeff. And on and on and on the Soul Cycle discussion went.  

So...Spin classes at Soul Cycle aren't cheap ($32 for a single session), but maybe you'll see Kelly and Anderson there, and if not, you'll still get to pedal like a crazy person. 

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Perfect Fitness Fastest Growing U.S. Consumer Product Company

Have you seen people with those pushup handle things?  I hadn't seen them till today, but apparently, they're everywhere. Inc. Magazine came out with their Inc. 500 rankings, and number one on the list as the fastest growing consumer product company in the country: Perfect Fitness (the makers of Perfect Pushup and Perfect Pullup). Oliver spotted a guy running with them in the park the other day. He dropped down every fifty feet for his reps. I did the quick check, and my brothers all use them. Where have I been?

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Mari Winsor Crushes Ron Popeil

Proof of a genetic pre-disposition to late night informercials: My mother and I independently purchased the entire Mari Winsor Pilates DVD series on the same night back in 2004. It was a little eerie.

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