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The 5 Moves You Need To Know: The Squat

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Before developing a workout routine, you need to have a grasp of the five basic motions involved in nearly every exercise: pushing up, squatting, lunging, twisting and pulling. Celebrity trainer Brett Hoebel shows you how to master these primal movements (and how not to do them) so you can get the most from your workout.

About Brett:
As the founder of Hoebel Fitness and trainer on NBC’s The Biggest Loser: Season 11, Brett Hoebel is one of the most sought-after weight-loss, nutrition and lifestyle coaches in the country. His integrative philosophy and body-mind approach come from his diverse experience in Eastern and Western disciplines, including his martial arts training in Afro-Brazilian capoeira and Muay Thai kickboxing, as well as his educational background in functional strength training, nutrition, yoga and holistic health. He was a pre-med student at Claremont McKenna College, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with a dual major in psychology and biology. He later furthered his education taking graduate courses in biomedical science at Rutgers University.

A 15-year veteran in the health and wellness industry, Hoebel has helped shape-up some of Hollywood’s finest, including Victoria Secret supermodels, A-list actors, fashion designers and music icons. He was also the co-star of a reality fitness show on cable called “Fit Family,” and has appeared on numerous shows like “The View,” the “Today” show, and “Good Morning America.” He has been a contributing fitness expert for many publications, including Vogue, The New York Times, Elle, InStyle, Shape and Self, and has been touted “Best of New York” by New York Magazine and Allure. His passion, knowledge and creativity can be seen in the lifestyle-fitness programs he’s created including RevAbs™ , a revolutionary in-home DVD workout program and reVamp®, his signature personal training system. When not in New York, he travels to Los Angeles and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to teach his programs, work with clients, study capoeira and meet with different health and fitness professionals that share his same integrative approach.

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