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Shake Weight Seeking New Face for Brand

Chances are you don't have a Shake Weight, and wouldn't admit to it if you did. Which means you probably haven't designed a custom Shake Weight workout. But if you do have one and have developed a custom workout, it might be worth some cash.

The creators of the Shake Weight work-out device have announced a nationwide search for two individuals to become the face of the brand. Winners will receive $5,000 cash and the possibility of an endorsement deal to appear in TV ads and showcase their Shake Weight talents on a national TV tour.

Candidates must be certified fitness professionals and design their own Shake Weight workout "to take Shakin' It to a whole new level." One male and one female will be chosen as winners.

For official contest rules and entry form, go to www.shakeweighttrainer.com.

Warning: This contest involves uploading a video to YouTube of you using a shakeweight.

--Michael Webster

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The Ultimate Super Food

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Cherries have been linked to muscle recovery, according to the American College of Sports Medicine's  Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise journal.

Cherry juice contains powerful anti-inflammatory antioxidant compounds that likely decrease the oxidative damage that occurs when muscles work hard. The compounds, called anthocyanins, are also responsible for cherries' bright red color.

Dr. Wendy Bazilian, dietitian and author of The SuperFoodRx Diet, calls cherries "an ultimate super food."

--Whitney Dreier

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Top 10 Blogs of January

January was a fascinating month on the blog. It was full of top gear trends (spyed by our gear experts at multiple trade shows last month), interviews with all-star writers and athletes, health and fitness tips (for keeping those New Years resolutions), and, of course, advice for intrepid travelers.

Check out the list below to find out which blogs you should've read last month:

Number 10:

Gear Girl: Best of Show at Winter Outdoor Retailer

GearGirl

Number 9:

The Top 10 Health and Fitness Trends of 2010

Fitness

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Fitness Guru Jack LaLanne Dies at 96

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Jack LaLanne, considered the founding father of the fitness movement, died Sunday at his home in Morro Bay, California, USA Today reports.

LaLanne was known for promoting strength training and healthful eating before they were popular, as well as for his trademark one-piece jumpsuit and a longstanding syndicated exercise show.

"You've got to work at living. Ninety-nine and nine-tenths of Americans work at dying," he'd say, according to USA Today. "You've got to eat right, exercise, and have goals and challenges. Exercise is king; nutrition is queen. Put 'em together, and you've got a kingdom."

On Friday, LaLanne had trouble breathing, and doctors said he had pneumonia. His family brought him home to recover, but nothing worked, and at 4:30 p.m. Sunday he died. But his vision and dedication to the health and well being of Americans lives on.

Read our November 1995 profile of LaLanne to find out what made him such a fitness animal.

--Nick Davidson

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Hawaii's Hilo to Volcano Ultramarathon Begins Saturday

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The 50-kilometer (31-mile) Hilo to Volcano Ultramarathon is set to begin Saturday on the Big Island of Hawaii, according to UltraRunning Online. From the bayside town of Hilo, racers will climb the Mamalahoa Highway to Cooper Center in the small town of Volcano Village, which sits at 4000 feet elevation on the flanks of the active Mauna Loa volcano.

The ultramarathon is open to individual runners and relay teams alike. Individuals start at 6:00 on Saturday morning, and relay teams start at 6:30. Big Island Road Runners hosts the annual race and is looking for runners of all abilities and ages to join.

Also this weekend is the Long Haul 100 Ultra Marathon in Wesley Chapel, Florida.

-- Will Grant

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