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Tue Mar 20 15:02:01 EDT 2018

With Coachella just weeks away, music lovers are gearing up to check out their favorite artists — but also itching to serve up some music festival fashion.

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.


“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


Begin 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


Begin 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.


Begin 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.”

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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.
In this video, Mister Rogers talks to 5-year-old Jeff Erlanger, one of his neighbors who uses an electric wheelchair, about his life and health. The pair eventually sings “It’s You I Like” to one another. And if that doesn’t make you burst into tears, maybe this fun fact will: Decades later, Erlanger was the one to introduce Mister Rogers during his TV Hall of Fame induction in 1999.

2. Mister Rogers worries about the impact of violence on children.
Following the death of Bobby Kennedy, Mister Rogers took to the television to voice his concerns about the levels of violence that children were seeing in the world and in the media. “I plead for your protection and support for your young children,” Mister Rogers says to the camera, addressing parents at home. “There is just so much that a very young child can take without it being overwhelming.”

3. He puts death in perspective.
Telling the story of the death of his dog, Mitzy, Mister Rogers is the best grief counselor you’ve ever seen. “Sometimes people get sad and they really do feel bad,” sings the world’s kindest neighbor. “But the very same people who are sad sometimes are the very same people who are glad sometimes. It’s funny but it’s true. It’s the same isn’t it for me, isn’t it the same for you?”

4. He tries to erase the stigma surrounding divorce. 
As divorce became more and more common in America, Mister Rogers tackled the topic over a week of shows, and made sure children knew that their parents’ divorce was never their fault. “I know a little girl and a little boy whose mother and father got a divorce, and those children cried and cried,” Mister Rogers says in an episode. “You know why? One reason was because they thought it was all their fault. But of course it wasn’t their fault. Things like weddings and having babies and buying houses and cars and getting divorces are all grown-up things.”

5. He sings. (A lot.)
When Mister Rogers sings, he sings feel-good tunes sure to be a smile on your face, like this one: “When You Like Someone.”

6. He tells us we all have special talents.
You might not have ever taken a moment to reflect on just how much you’ve grown and learned over the years if it wasn’t for the wisdom of Mister Rogers.

7. He reminds us how important self-respect is.
If there’s anyone who will constantly tell you how important it is to love yourself, it’s Mister Rogers. (And of course, he’ll sing it, too.)

BONUS: This epic Twitter thread.
Writer Anthony Breznican recounts his chance encounter with Mister Rogers, who helped him process the death of his grandfather, while heading down to the lobby after working on his college newspaper. And in doing so, provided us with further proof that Mister Rogers was as great and kind of a person when the cameras stopped rolling as he was on television.

“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.”