On running: "I have always had an aversion to running because it is absolutely boring to me. Even though I was forced to do it for team sport workouts, I always despised it. I could never get into it and it would always be a huge mental challenge for me to complete the run."
What she does instead: Boxing and boot camp sessions, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and at-home bodyweight workouts (like this total-body toning plan). "My saving grace was The Fit Republic in Cliffside Park, New Jersey and the coaches there who turned me back into a fit machine, addicted to new challenges. In addition, I do a short, basic circuit at home every night while watching television (i.e. pushups, squats, crunches, lunges)."
- Liz Fields, 29, bridal gown designer in Fort Lee, New Jersey