Every woman is familiar with those tricky trouble zones that take a little extra work to tighten and tone (lower abs, anyone?). After a lot of exercise trial and error, I’ve finally found a solid set of moves that help me shape up and feel confident in a swimsuit, my favorite skinny jeans, or a […]
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About Nora Tobin
Nora Tobin is Shape magazine’s Fitness Editor, monthly columnist and featured model. She also writes weekly articles for Shape’s website, Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, SheKnows and her own blog, noratobin.com. Nora is a Performance Enhancement Specialist, CPT, Nutrition Specialist, Corporate Wellness Director and rescue diver. Nora's wellness program is featured at the El Encanto (Belmond hotel) in Santa Barbara.
Nora is a model and brand ambassador. She has been featured in national ad campaigns that have included billboards in Times Square, Sunset Blvd and Miami as well as ads in Glamour, People and ESPN Body Issue.
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There’s no question that yoga has many benefits including stress reduction, improved balanced, increased mobility and improved energy levels. The one thing that is missing from this incredible practice is the endorphin rush we get from cardio workouts. That feeling of being on top of the world is hard to beat. Fortunately, you can get the best […]
Today, 9-to-5 is more like 7-to-7. And while productivity and ambition can be rewarding, they definitely take a toll on our bodies. We skip the hour we’d blocked out for the gym as soon as a flood of email fills our inbox. Fortunately, there are efficient ways to sneak fitness into your daily routine. In […]
There are numerous effective nutrition plans out there, and many of them work wonders. However, not all are sustainable or even enjoyable. I have found the best way to get in beach body shape is by implementing the 8-hour eating window. This plan dramatically increases fat-burning and beauty boosting hormones in the body without feeling […]
Turning your body into a fat burning machine requires a few important factors: strength training, high intensity intervals and proper nutrition. When it comes to exercise, the combination of lifting weights and performing high-intensity cardio activity is the most effective way to burn fat and build lean muscle. Strength training increases metabolic rate and improves glucose […]
Boxing not only blasts calories, but also delivers unmatched confidence and a strong presence. You will not only feel and look your best but also inspire others around you! You will be in gladiator shape, both physically and mentally, ready to conquer anything that comes your way! It may seem like an intimidating sport (it was for me), […]
Excess inflammation can cause major issues in our bodies and might destroy our efforts toward getting beautiful skin and a fit physique. Our 24/7 workweeks, lack of sleep, and high stress levels can dramatically increase inflammation in the body and leave us looking and feeling completely worn out. Inflammation isn’t always a bad thing. It’s […]
Eating healthy can be a very difficult endeavor for most of us who have rigorous work schedules. Whether we are getting to the office in the dark or leaving well after dinner time, it’s not exactly ideal for maintaining a healthy and fit body. Unfortunately, too many nights a week of takeout orange chicken, burritos […]
(Photo by Haber Photography) In the last few years, everything feels much busier. Since we can access everything on our digital devices, we are never out of reach and feel an obligation to respond quickly from all sides. Whether the day is dedicated to a high-pressure job or raising kids, most of us have full […]