Tue Mar 20 15:02:01 EDT 2018
After hiding under sweaters and digging into some extra sweets during the winter, it might be hard to get back in the gym.
But getting toned in time for the annual festival is completely doable, and certified fitness trainer and yoga instructor Dempsey Marks is sharing a few easy exercises that can be done anywhere.
“I love soaking in the music, art and fashion at Coachella all while basking in spring desert warmth,” she tells PEOPLE. “Spring is fast-approaching and so you want an exercise program that provides fast results. My choice: a high-intensity program that combines aerobic and strength training.”
Marks — who created the PreGame Fit fitness and lifestyle program — has also created the perfect playlist to workout to with artists from the festival’s line-up. “Motivate your spring fitness plan with a great playlist,” she suggests.
DEMPSEY’S FESTIVAL WORKOUT PLAYLIST“Crazy in Love” — Beyoncé “Lose Yourself” — Eminem “Bodak Yellow” — Cardi B “Starboy” — The Weeknd “Love the Way You Lie” — Eminem ft. Rihanna “Rockstar” — Post Malone ft. 21 Savage “Single Ladies” — Beyoncé “Till I Collapse” — Eminem “Judith” — A Perfect Circle “Say My Name” — Odesza ft. Zyra
SQUAT, CURL AND PRESS — FULL BODY WORKOUTBegin standing with your feet hip width (or slightly wider) apart and toes pointed slightly out Hold a pair of dumb bells at your sides with palms facing in
Squat — keep your hips back, your weight in your heels and keep your chest up; don’t let your knees go past your toes
Push through your heels to stand while simultaneously curling the dumb bells to your shoulders and pressing them straight up above your head (keep palms facing in the entire time)
Slowly reverse the arm motion to return to your starting standing position
KNEE TUCK — FULL BODY AND CARDIO WORKOUTBegin standing with your feet hip width (or slightly wider) apart and arms at your sides; bend your knees slightly Squat down slightly and jump straight up, bringing your knees toward your chest, tapping the palms of your hands
Land softly with your knees bent. Repeat.
CROSS CRUNCHES — AB WORKOUTBegin lying on your back with your legs straight and arms extended overhead
Engage your core by pressing your lower back into the ground Keeping your arms and legs straight, simultaneously lift your right arm and left leg, bringing your right hand toward your left foot. Be sure that you are lifting your head, neck and chest up off the ground
Slowly return to start and repeat on the other side
Tue Mar 20 15:00:19 EDT 2018
Danelle Umstead is a fan of hard work — a value she is proud to pass on to her son.
The Paralympic alpine skier, 46, and husband Rob Umstead (her guide on the slopes, as Umstead is blind) opened up to PEOPLE’s Celeb Parents Get Real recently, dishing on their biggest wishes for their 10-year-old son Brocton.
“I hope that he has learned from me and from Rob how to overcome challenges — how to accept challenges and actually work hard and be his best self in every day and in every moment,” Danelle says.
“That’s my biggest wish, just be happy with himself and be proud of who he is, no matter what,” she adds.
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The couple admit that there is quite a divide when it comes to who lays down the law more in their household.
“I’m probably the good cop,” says Rob.
“I’m the bad cop,” Danelle says. “I’m the strict one. I was raised by Italian New Yorkers, so I’m the strict one.”
Although people tell the spouses their son is the spitting image of his dad, Brocton takes after both of his parents in that he is “athletic” and “competitive,” as well as a very “thoughtful and kind kid.”
Says Danelle with a laugh, “He’s super compassionate, which would be me.”
“I don’t know where he gets that from,” jokes Rob.
Tue Mar 20 15:00:14 EDT 2018
Today marks what would have been Mister Rogers’ — known off screen as Fred Rogers — 90th birthday. The television icon may have died in 2003, but his legacy for heartwarming and tear-inducing moments on television lives on. In honor of his birthday, take a look back at a handful of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood scenes sure to make you shed a tear (or two).
1. His sweet interaction with a child in a wheelchair.
2. Mister Rogers worries about the impact of violence on children.
3. He puts death in perspective.
4. He tries to erase the stigma surrounding divorce.
5. He sings. (A lot.)
6. He tells us we all have special talents.
7. He reminds us how important self-respect is.
BONUS: This epic Twitter thread.
“I got into the elevator to go down to the lobby and the doors open, and standing there is Mister Rogers himself!” Breznican recalled to PBS NewsHour in 2017, after his tweet went viral. “I turned around and said, ‘Look, I just want to tell you how much you mean to me.’ He didn’t say, ‘Thank you’ or ‘I appreciate that’. He said, ‘Oh, did you grow up as one of my television neighbors?’ Just the way he said it was so sweet. He opened his arms and said, ‘It’s great to see you neighbor.’ He sat down and said, ‘Would you like to tell me what it was that’s upsetting you?’ … and I did. And it helped so much to have someone to talk to. It wasn’t just a persona he put on for the program. The program grafted itself onto his personality, his real soul, his real heart.”