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Geralyn Coopersmith
Nationally-recognized fitness expert, exercise physiologist and author
Interests: All things health and wellness -- inside and out!
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It's amazing to me that no matter how high the mercury goes, inevitably I will see someone outside running in the midday heat, 80's, 90's, 100 -- there's always someone out there pounding the sweltering pavement. For the record this... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2013 at Fit and Female
Anyone who's ever known a mother has heard a story of a labor/delivery that seemed to go on forever. 8 hours...12 hours...24 hours, but some how I managed to be in labor for - FOUR DAYS.'s true!!! "How is... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2013 at Fit and Female
A few weeks ago we had our biannual meeting of our Health Advisory Board at work out in LA. It's two days of "pinch me" moments with some of the most intelligent (and happily, humble and lovely) people on the... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2013 at Fit and Female
I remember my first "aerobics teacher" back in the day. Yes, kids I'm dating myself -- before it was "group exercise" it was actually called "aerobics" -- and I still have the leg warmers (and shin splints) to prove it!!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at Fit and Female
Although far too many people in this country aren't exercising enough, some people are exercising obsessively to the point where it is an addiction. For a person with "exercise dependency" working out has become an obsession which dominates their life... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2013 at Fit and Female
Check out this amazing video on the truth about how someone becomes a model. Brava to @CameronCRussell for having the courage to tell the truth! Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2013 at Fit and Female
Several years ago, there was a phenomenally successful book on dating, called "The Rules". I thought it was kind of a silly book, actually. But I loved the pure simplicity of it. The whole idea of if you do these... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2013 at Fit and Female
Hey, D: Thanks for that! Nice to know you're getting something out of my book. I can suggest the spark people forums at I think most of the people there are very supportive and encouraging. The forum doesn't tolerate people who are nasty or negative. You're right, fit and beautiful comes in ALL shapes and sizes. Keep on doing what you're doing and you'll continue to be the best you that you can be. Best of luck! Warmly, G
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2013 on Just For Yourself at Fit and Female
Working out and staying in shape isn't something that you do for other people-- its something you do just for you! You have to want it just for yourself, you have to feel you truly deserve it -- and you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at Fit and Female
Folks, if something SOUNDS too good to be true. It probably is. Remember those plastic sweat suits in the late 70s (I do)...well, they're baaaaaaack (albeit in a more attractive way). asked me to weigh in. Click here to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2013 at Fit and Female
I'm a part of Dr. Oz's Sharecare Network, a panel of health and fitness experts who answer viewer questions. During one of my visits to the show we shot several videos where I answered common viewer questions. Click here to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2013 at Fit and Female
You've probably heard the saying, "the operational definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over and expect a different result". That's something I see quite often in people who have difficultly either losing weight or keeping... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2013 at Fit and Female
There is nothing more frustrating than going on a diet, losing weight, only to find out that several weeks or months down the line you've gained ALL of it back -- and more! Did you know that 97% of all... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2013 at Fit and Female
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2013 at Fit and Female
Don't let the title fool ya. This is not going to be a blog about why women are superior to men. (I'll save that one for another time ;-). No, this blog is about the interesting differences between male and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2013 at Fit and Female
Our strength grows out of our weaknesses ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson It's human nature that all of us seem to gravitate toward the things we do well. Certainly there is nothing more validating than performing at your best. All of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2013 at Fit and Female
Lately I've been thinking about the mind games we play with ourselves -- how we really create our own reality with the kind of beliefs we have. We have beliefs (conscious or not) about who we are, who we're supposed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2013 at Fit and Female
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Jan 19, 2013
A friend of mine teaches physical education to elementary school kids. He once told me that when he goes into a room full of kindergarteners and asks them, "who in this room is an athlete?" ALL of the kids enthusiastically... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2013 at Fit and Female
Did you know that experts say between 75-90% of all doctor's office visits are related (at least in some way) to stress? Yikes! If stress were viewed as a disease there would be a national movement to put an end... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2013 at Fit and Female
Experts say if you're consistently burning the "midnight oil", you'll have a tougher time burning off your love handles? Apparently lack of sleep (defined as between 4-6 hours) raises the "let's eat" hormone gherlin and lowers the "stop now, you're... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2013 at Fit and Female
For reasons that I don't fully understand, most women (to one extent or another) feel compelled to focus on their perceived physical imperfections. Put a few of us alone in a room and invariably the conversation will turn to what... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2013 at Fit and Female
Whenever you workout you run the change of developing delayed onset muscle soreness (also known as DOMS). DOMs is more likely to happen when you are doing activities which you are unaccustomed to, especially those or that involve a lot... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at Fit and Female
Well, it's almost that time again of year again -- New Year's Eve. And (of course) with New Year's comes the inevitable New Year's resolutions Most of us start out with the best of intentions to turn some things around... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2012 at Fit and Female
If you're like most of us you have wanted someone to look into a crystal ball and tell you want the future holds in store for you. Although there is currently no reliable way of knowing what lies ahead, technology... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2012 at Fit and Female