Nicole Glor is a regular fitness expert on the Fox News Channel’s “Fox and Friends,” and the star of seven fitness DVDs. The pint-sized beauty, whose husband is CBS Evening News and Early Show anchor, Jeff Glor, is a certified NYC personal trainer, trained yoga instructor, and author of the upcoming book “Slimnastics.” The Glors met at WSTM in the late 90s when Jeff was the morning show anchor and Nicole, the assignment editor.
Nicole began designing her fitness regime when she was an SU cheerleader from 1995-99 during the Donovan McNabb era.
“I remember all too well those long, dark Upstate New York winters,” she said. “The ice, cold and frozen car doors motivated me to teach fitness classes at the gym.”
Her passion for fitness continued and led her to create seven fitness DVDs.
Nicole’s latest love is Yoga. She was certified in 200-hour Registered Yoga Teachers training through YogaFit and uses SilverSport towels and yoga mats to avoid picking up germs at the gym. Her mantra is “Work out because you can!” and never take your body for granted.
Nicole says her 2-year-old son Jack is her own personal trainer; the two participated in a mom and baby workout DVD when Jack was 4 months old. Nicole is so passionate about fitness, she even turned her C-section into an inspiring “Hard Core Abs” DVD.
Although Central New York winters present fitness challenges for working mothers, there’s no doubt the right workout can help you beat those winter blues.
“Winter IS tough,” Glor said, “but you’re tougher.”
Here’s Nicole Glor’s 10 Tips to Help Stay Fit:
1. Make an upbeat music play-list and dance around as you straighten up at home; find a hip-hop or African dance class at a gym; or bellydance at an adult education class.
2. Hire a personal trainer or take advantage of free training sessions with a new membership. An appointment is a commitment you’re more likely to keep.
3. Spice up home exercise with a new fitness DVD or tune in to the Fitness Channel.
4. Yoga disciplines your mind/body connection to help you stick to your workout routines.
5. Get a slow-cooker/crock pot for hearty, veggie-heavy meals with minimal preparation.
6. Every exercise is a victory. Many of us waste time saying we need to work out. I read an anonymous quote that said, “If you started working out when you first thought about it, you’d be done by now!”
7. Walk the stairs, or layer up and go outside during your lunch.
8. Are you on hold? Do 10 crunches, while you’re on the telephone. Is breakfast cooking? Do 10 push-ups. Are you putting groceries away? Do bicep curls using the grocery bags.
9. Read fitness articles.
10. If all else fails give a friend 50 dollars, and they pay you back for exercising.
By Donna M. Adamo