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Madonna to open 'Hard Candy' health club chain
YahooNews.com ^ | Oct 25, 2010 | AFP

Posted on 10/26/2010 1:21:52 PM PDT by ColdOne

NEW YORK (AFP) – Pop music icon Madonna will launch a chain of fitness clubs, with the first to open in Mexico City next month, her business partners in the new venture announced.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: madonna

1 posted on 10/26/2010 1:21:58 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Will its chief purpose be to tighten up loose women?


2 posted on 10/26/2010 1:26:23 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Today, Congress. Tomorrow, the White House!)
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To: ColdOne

Wow, depending on disposable income in an economic downturn. What a business plan!


3 posted on 10/26/2010 1:26:41 PM PDT by battlecry
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To: ColdOne

I suppose they will have to listen to her music in the background 24/7.


4 posted on 10/26/2010 1:29:41 PM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: ColdOne

“Road hard” might be a better name.


5 posted on 10/26/2010 1:31:44 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: ColdOne

“Hard Candy”? I wonder if Madonna chose this name because of the movie?


6 posted on 10/26/2010 1:33:24 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: ColdOne

So... what time is the pole dancing class?

Oh wait...forget I asked.... (tiptoes away very quietly)


7 posted on 10/26/2010 1:36:18 PM PDT by Danae (Anail nathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do chel denmha)
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To: nolongerademocrat
You do NOT want to mess with this Hard Candy:


8 posted on 10/26/2010 1:37:59 PM PDT by corkoman
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To: ColdOne

Who wants to have vein popping arms like hers? LOL


9 posted on 10/26/2010 1:39:21 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ColdOne
My bet is Madonna was the "Global pop star blackmailed with 'highly sensitive' photographs."
10 posted on 10/26/2010 1:42:37 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: ColdOne

Within a year, it will become clear that the only reason she opened them was that so she had a new source of men to pick up and bed.


11 posted on 10/26/2010 1:44:40 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: reagan_fanatic

Actually it is just more mindless materialism from the material overage rocker.

Referring to men and women as CANDY. Well it does fit madonna’s mindset.


12 posted on 10/26/2010 1:49:36 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I was thinking the same thing when i read that.


13 posted on 10/26/2010 1:50:12 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: ColdOne

Jane Fonda, Part Deux.


14 posted on 10/26/2010 2:07:56 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: corkoman

That was one seriously messed up movie.


15 posted on 10/26/2010 2:12:20 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: corkoman

That’s the one!


16 posted on 10/26/2010 2:16:25 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: ColdOne
Hard Candy indeed.


17 posted on 10/26/2010 2:28:18 PM PDT by crosshairs (Guns have two enemies: Rust and Politicians)
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To: ColdOne
The statement said that Hard Candy Fitness promises "the very best in innovative training methods," including "state of the art cardiovascular equipment," and an array of classes...

Wow, what a winning business model, NOT!

The current hot fitness trend around the world is a stripped down box of a gym that focuses on intense performance without fancy embellishments.

http://crossfit.com/

BTW, Crossfit is so effective it has been adopted and adapted by the USMC and Navy Seals.

18 posted on 10/26/2010 2:35:16 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama to Dems: 'Don't let the voters steal this election!')
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To: Huskrrrr
“Road hard” might be a better name.

"Rode hard" might be even better still.

19 posted on 10/26/2010 2:43:24 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope for survival.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies
BTW, Crossfit is so effective it has been adopted and adapted by the USMC and Navy Seals. And, arguably crossfit built on a lot of basics of military training to start with.
20 posted on 10/26/2010 2:56:00 PM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: NurdlyPeon

Whoops, thank you.


21 posted on 10/26/2010 2:58:39 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; mowowie

I skimmed the piece at your link, and when Isaw the following I realized that it could not be Madonna.

The musician, who cannot be named for legal reasons,
would have suffered enormous personal distress and
humiliation if the photographs had been made public....

There is no way to embarrass that trollop. Unless, of course, they are photos of her, fully clothed, shaking hands with people who live moral lives.


22 posted on 10/26/2010 2:59:53 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: Jack Black
Actually, no.

Crossfit is based, for the most part, on the findings of Dr. Izumi Tabata of Japan's National Institute of Fitness and Sports. The goal of his work was to see if he could improve the performance of athletes who were already conditioned to the elite or Olympic level of fitness.

He determined that a series of 8 (or more) 20 second intervals at absolute max output (95+% of max heart rate), each interval then followed by a 10 second interval of rest, improved VO2Max (oxygen uptake) by 14% and improved anaerobic capacity by a whopping 28%. The training period for this study was 6 weeks and each athlete warmed up (8 minutes or so) before beginning the protocol.

Keep in mind that this improvement was experienced by athletes who were already in peak condition.

What Crossfit did was take the Tabata Protocol (as it is called) and wrap it around the kinds of movements that active humans do in the everyday lives. The military, of course, adapts it to the movements and stresses common to soldiers.

As an additional note, I use the Tabata protocol in my workout on an irregular basis and can attest to its effectiveness. That said, it is grueling and often results in vomiting (the Crossfit mascot is "Barfy the Clown").

The Tabata regime is not recommended for folks who are not already extremely fit, but for athletes trying to ramp up for a competitive event, it is an excellent tool.

23 posted on 10/27/2010 3:55:43 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (Obama to Dems: 'Don't let the voters steal this election!')
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