HOW TO BURN BELLY FAT AND END GUN VIOLENCE

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Light weights

General Sense of Empathy

Don’t forget to warm up before blocking unsafe NRA initiatives! Stretch quads to prep for political rallies or marches. Prep triceps for peaceful sign-holding, high-fiving and hugging. Advanced: Sing pitch scales while stretching to prep for public group chanting. 

 

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Haters wanna hate. Practice bob and weaves with your body, mind and cell phone to keep anyone who's down on activism from landing a punch. Advanced: Find a partner to practice healthy physical and political rheteric sparring with.

 

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Say hello to your obliques and your representatives by side-planking while calling them. Remind your lawmakers to strengthen gun-safe laws. New to calling? It’s easy- just look at how much fun Cheri’s having! Advanced: Lift one leg and call The White House. 

 

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GRAB THEM BY THE BELLS

The majority of mass shooters have been men and some blame the cultural perpetuation that gun ownership is masculine. One gun manufacturer even uses the tagline, “Consider your man card re-issued”. Culture is based on supply and demand so if we stop buying gun violence, they’ll stop selling it. Kettlebells are in, guns are out so grab a pair and show men what you really want. Photo: @erikashannonmovement

 
 

Challenge your legs and local law enforcement by taking one big step forward together. Domestic violence is one of the most common threads in gun violence, so call your local police and ask if they're doing all they can to prevent it. Learn the signs, don't ignore it, and of course, report it. One of the creepiest stats I've read is that abusers use guns to threaten and control their victims, even if they never pull the trigger. Lunge toward progress. 

 

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This is the perfect move to polish off a week of great work: a little showing off. Learn safe gun storage tips on besmartforkids.org and share your safe-handling practices. Ask if guns are present. Tell your friends if guns are present. Real friends keep friends safe.

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Peacefully plant one leg down and hold a strong stance against unsafe school practices. Protect your little seedlings from unnecessary trauma. Shooter drills are now conducted in 7/10 schools and some instruct kids to put on bloody make-up to simulate the experience. Suggestions: Ask for more mental health screenings in lieu of drills and arming teachers. Feel the calming strength of holding your ground.

 

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TREE OF LIFE POSE

Skip the struggle. Take it outside for inspiration! Try targeting new areas. Haters wanna hate. Practice bob and weaves with your body, mind and cell phone to keep them from landing a punch. Clear out any negative voices - whether it’s yours or someone else’s. Keep moving, keep going, keep changing! Advanced: Find a partner to practice healthy physical and political rheteric sparring with.

 

Photo: @hilaryrusso

 

Haters wanna hate. Practice bob and weaves with your body, mind and cell phone to keep them from landing a punch. Clear out any negative voices - whether it’s yours or someone else’s. Keep moving, keep going, keep changing! Advanced: Find a partner to practice healthy physical and political rheteric sparring with.

 

Photo: @hilaryrusso

 

3. Senatorial Side Planks

Say hello to your obliques and your representatives by side-planking while calling them. Remind your lawmakers to strengthen gun-safe laws. The internet can provide you with your Senators' phone numbers, Congressional numbers. New to calling? It’s easy- just look at how much fun Cheri’s having! Advanced: Lift one leg and call The White House. Photo: @bodybycheri

Gun violence is a public health issue, so I thought it would be interesting to incorporate gun safety into our healthcare routine. We spend so much time and energy on forms of exercise that don't help us look beyond our own bodies and protect them on a larger scale. We have busy lives, but we also have a country that's losing 100 lives per day to this problem. It's time for change in policy and attention, and these multi-tasking fitness moves tackle both. You'll laugh, learn, sweat, call a senator and make a difference with 15 silly moves.