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Interview: Jackie Warner of 'Work Out'

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Jackie Warner is one of the most well-recognized trainers and fitness professionals in the country. Her hit reality show on Bravo, "Work Out," has made her famous amongst fitness buffs and those who are fascinated by her lifestyle. Her workout DVD is a runaway hit, and she's got a new show, a book, and a new DVD in the works. Feeling lazy yet? Well, that's why we're here. Ms. Warner chatted with us about getting and staying fit, her upcoming projects, and how you (yes, you!) can take advantage of what her gym has to offer, so that your firmly-held resolutions don't wind up in the same place as your wilted, dying Christmas tree.

What would you say is the most important change for people who are looking to get in better shape, who have new years resolutions? For people who already work out, and also for people who are new to working out?

If you're new to working out, you need to get on a reasonable plan that will work with your lifestyle. So don't force yourself into submission. Don't get a book and try to adhere to their program. What do you enjoy doing? If you're somebody that hates resistance training, don't put yourself on a program of three to four times [a week of] resistance training. You're not going to stick with it. If you like boxing or Pilates, start with that. If you're someone who likes to run, just start a running program. Don't go against your will and your grain, if you're just starting a program.

For people that already have an existing program and they want to amp it up, that means they're gonna have to start doing different things. If they're going to the gym three times a week, you better change up your routine, and start lifting with different weights as well as different muscle groups. Try something like kickboxing once a week.