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John Abdo ranks among the world’s most honored fitness coaches and inventors.  While John’s career includes Olympic trainer, author, and lecturer, he is perhaps best known as the master trainer who brought to the fitness world the AB Doer.

John – who is a Fitness Hall of Fame inductee – first launched his famous exercise machine in 1997.  A lot has happened to the AB Doer over the past 20 years – and the AB Doer 360 is John Abdo’s newest – and best – version of the iconic machine.  We had an opportunity to work with the AB Doer over the past month – and you can really ‘feel the burn.’  It’s really no wonder why there are over five million AN Doer users.  The AB Doer 360 enlists multiple patented technologies that work together to tone muscle, condition cardio and even provides a massage – thanks to its dual-foam roller system delivers a comforting back massage while exercising.

For busy folks like us, John fine-tuned his AB Doer 360 to condense workout times by combining multiple exercise motions all at the same time, as his patented ’Spinal Mobility Chamber’ allows the body to move naturally to condition your body and midsection 360 degrees.  The all-new AB Doer 360 shapes the body and helps reduce fat in a simple-to-use, easy-to-store exercise machine.  We particularly like how the AB Doer 360 does it all, as opposed to other exercise systems that require different locations and settings for various exercises.

The place to bring home your AB Doer 360 is  But we’re giving away one right here!

Here’s how to enter for your chance to win an AB Doer 360:

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This giveaway will go from 10.17-31 11:59 pm est

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Almond Chocolate Chia Bars

Are you looking for a snack that is both healthy yet decadent? Yes please! You should try these Almond Chocolate Chia bars. They are so easy to make,  you don’t have to cook and they are fast and easy too! Even my kids can make these.

These Almond Chocolate Chia Bars are the perfect bar for snacking! No bake, paleo, refined sugar free, gluten free, vegan, dairy free.

Perfect for both pre and post workouts or whenever you want a little chocolate treat and you don’t have to feel guilty about it because this is REAL FOOD and good for you!

Almond Chocolate Chia Bars

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/2 chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut + two tablespoons for topping
  • 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk

In a large bowl combine the oats, chia, coconut and cacao powder. Mix.

In a small bowl, heat the honey and almond butter together. Mix in the syrup and almond extract until everything is combined.

Pour the wet into dry and begin mixing together. Once everything is mostly coated, add in the almond milk and mix until sticky looking.

This will take a few moments, really mix it up.

Line an 8×4 pan with parchment paper and place the mixture into the pan. Using a second piece of paper press the mixture down evenly into the pan.

Sprinkle the coconut and use a silicone spatula to press it into the mixture.

Freeze for 60 minutes. Remove from the freezer and cut into bars.

Makes five bars.

5 Ways You Can Use Coconut Oil to Lose Weight

Five Ways to Use Coconut Oil to Lose Weight

When it comes to weight loss, coconut oil is often considered a fat-burning super food. Making coconut oil a regular part of your diet gives your metabolism a boost and keeps your appetite in check.

Want to start taking advantage of the power of coconut oil? Here are five simple ways to make it part of your diet routine.

Stick With Supplements

The easiest way to work coconut oil into your schedule is to buy supplements. While this method doesn’t let you experiment with the flavor of coconut oil, it makes getting the recommended dosage as easy as taking a couple of capsules every day.

Use in Place of Other Oils

Whenever a recipe calls for cooking oil, vegetable oil or olive oil, take the opportunity to use coconut oil instead. Many recipes, which call for butter or margarine can also be prepared with it. Not only does this infuse your meals with the nutritional benefits of coconut oil, it helps to eliminate unhealthy fats from the menu.

Add a Splash to Coffee or Tea

A bit of coconut oil in your coffee or tea is a great start to your morning routine. It reduces hunger cravings and keeps you from reaching for snacks throughout the morning and afternoon.

Create DIY Dressings and Toppings

Coconut oil can be used to make a variety of healthy dressings, toppings and dips. Keep several of these homemade condiments on hand. It makes adding a bit of coconut oil into every meal a breeze!

Blend Into Shakes or Smoothies

Healthy shakes and smoothies are a popular way to turn fruits and vegetables into tasty, refreshing treats. Add some coconut oil to your smoothies and they’ll be more effective at satisfying your hunger. To make the healthiest smoothies, try to use fresh ingredients and as little sugar as possible.

Surprising to some, cooking oil is one of the most versatile products in your pantry. When weight loss is the goal, there’s absolutely no reason not to use it.