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Fitness Friday with Brooke Burke!

Brooke Burke and her BFF and hairdresser at the 2011 SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk in Manhattan Beach, California.

Hey SKECHERS Fans, it’s that busy time of year again, with lots of parties, lots of food and hardly any time! This holiday season, I’m all about working out more to balance the decadence of the holiday festivities. Try to knock out your workouts in the morning so you have the rest of your day for family and fun, energized for all the celebrating ahead! I just heard a medical study that Americans put on seven lbs. between Thanksgiving and New Years, and they only take off four lbs. of it in the new year – my goal is to stay fit and defy the odds!

With a hectic work schedule and busy household, it’s not always easy to make time for yourself, let alone the gym. Bring A-List Trainer, Greg Joujon-Roche into the privacy of your own home – let’s do it together this year, you and me. I promise I can change your body.

Do you have a good friend that will hold you accountable for your workouts, but keep you laughing at the same time? Having a workout buddy really helps to keep you on track and stay motivated. It’s great to watch yourself and your loved ones reach their fitness goals.

I know a lot of you are waiting until January 1st to start your new fitness regimen, but who needs New Year’s Resolutions? Let’s start today! Check out my post on my website ModernMom.com called Screw New Year’s Resolutions.

Thanks SKECHERS for letting me host Fitness Friday, can’t wait to see what 2012 holds.

Post written by: Brooke Burke

Brooke Burke is an actress, author, model, host of Dancing with the Stars, and most importantly mother of four.  As a member of the SKECHERS team, Brooke takes fitness seriously, and has released two work-out videos.

The Tone It Up Girls Detention Workout

The Tone It Up fitness duo, Karena and Katrina know that you are now busy back-to-school and back-to-work, however this is no excuse to fall out of shape.  Use their great Detention Workout video to keep yourself fit for fall.  Check them out today for Fitness Friday on the SKECHERS Facebook page.View the video below or download a printable version of the workout here.  Don’t forget to keep us posted on your results.

Fitness Friday with the Tone It Up Girls Karena and Katrina

Tone it Up TrainersThe SKECHERS Facebook page has been taken over! Today is the first official Fitness Friday and our posts now are in the hands of the Tone It Up Girls, Karena and Katrina. From now on, every Friday, check us out the SKECHERS Facebook page for great fitness, nutrition and health tips from one of the elite SKECHERS Ambassadors.

Karena and Katrina from ToneItUp.com are the dyanamic fitness duo, personal trainers and best friends that offer fitness tips, workout videos and contstant motivation to help people all over the world live healthier and achieve their goals. Visit ToneItUp.com or join their Facebook community for the latest in Tone It Up news.

Brooke Burke Celebrates her Expanded Relationship with SKECHERS

Learn more about Brooke Burke's shoes at SKECHERS.com!American TV personality and SKECHERS spokesperson Brooke Burke was recently spotted the FN Platform Show in Las Vegas.  Burke, who currently stars in the SKECHERS ProSpeed and Shape-ups Liv by SKECHERS™ campaigns, autographed her book “The Naked Mom” and posed for photos with fans.  Burke also gave the crowd a preview of the new SKECHERS GOrun lightweight running shoes – her bright purple pair will be available in stores soon!

Burke has a long history with the brand – she appeared in her first SKECHERS campaign in 1994.  Burke recently extended her current contract and will continue as the global face of SKECHERS through 2013.

Want to learn more about Brooke’s shoes and read what other SKECHERS endorsers are saying? Check out SKECHERS.com or visit select SKECHERS retail stores to get your own pair!

Shoe Cleaning and Care Tips from the SKECHERS Shoe Guy

Show your shoes some love by taking good care of them, and they’ll last longer and look better! Here are three easy steps to ensure your shoes will be protected, clean, and long-lasting.

Protect your shoes – I always recommend that you protect a new pair of shoes before wearing them, especially if you’re planning on wearing them in wet weather.  For leather and suede shoes, there are many very good brands of protective “rain and stain” treatments specific to those materials.  For non-leather and fabric shoes, there are fabric-specific spray treatments that offer excellent protection against water and staining.  Suede, especially, needs to be treated so that water will not discolor it.

Clean your shoes – I never recommend machine washing shoes.  Sure, it might get them clean, but the spin cycle and the dryer can damage the shoe and shorten its life.  Instead, there are lots of great products designed to clean and reinvigorate shoes.  Leather and suede shoes and boots get a leather or suede cleaning treatment, and fabric or non leather shoes can be cleaned with mild soap, warm water, and a soft cloth.

Treat your shoes – Sometimes people complain that their shoes wear out quickly, but most of the time you can keep your shoes healthy by giving them a treatment every so often. For leather shoes, I suggest using a leather lotion or mink oil to keep the leather supple. Suede shoes also should be treated and brushed to ensure the finish is always looking its best. It’s always a good idea to rotate wearing your shoes so that you aren’t wearing the same pair every day, week in and week out, as that also shortens the life.

Give your shoes a home – Not surprisingly, one of the best places to keep your shoes is their box. Keeping your shoes in their box is a good way to keep them clean and safe between wearings. If you’re going to store your shoes for a while (like keeping your warm boots for the summer) it’s a good idea to put the shaping forms back into them to keep them looking their best.

Written By Timothy Lakin, SKECHERS USA

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