Fitness DVD Released for Military Spouses

Fitness DVD Released for Military Spouses

NikkiFitness Helps Keep Wives in Shape While Husbands Deployed

(New York, NY) - When Laura E.'s husband was sent to Iraq and Afghanistan, she was left with a seemingly impossible to-do list. She had to handle all the household chores, pay the bills, take care of her young daughter, complete her graduate degree, and work a full-time job-not to mention worry about her husband at the same time. She felt lonely and exhausted, and didn't think she had time for anything else, especially exercising. As her stress and to-do list increased, and her fitness level dropped, she reached out to a long-time friend and fitness instructor for a solution.

"Laura and I live far away from each other, so taping a workout was the only way to act as her virtual personal trainer," explained Nikki, creator of the NikkiFitness Military Wife Workout (MWW). "She asked for a video that would combine all muscle groups and cardio in just half an hour, so I made this DVD for her and all other military wives like her. It's perfect for anyone whose husband or boyfriend spends a lot of time away from home."

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During the DVD creation, Nicole began a monthly fitness column for, which led to hundreds of emails and phone conversations with other military wives. They all struggle with the issue of staying in shape while their family members are deployed.

The MWW combines cardio intervals with combination upper and lower body moves to get every major muscle group toned within 30 minutes. A warm-up and stretch is included, as well as modifications and challenge adaptations for any fitness level. It is now available on

Different than traditional fitness DVD, the MWW will not show a studio full of women doing the same old routine. It's shot in scenic locations around New York City, with quick edits to keep people entertained and visually stimulated.

Also, in the spirit of YouTube and iPod and thousands of products tailored to individual tastes, one generic sountrack isn't forced on participants. The DVD sends exercisers to for their own playlist suggestions in many different genres. Each workout can include new music.

For more information, a biography, video demo, press clips, columns, photos and letters from other military wives and mothers, log on to Cover illustration by NikkiFitness and the Military Wife Workout have been featured in Fitness Magazine,, Military Spouse Magazine, USA Today's Open Air Magazine, CNBC, Woman's Day, Canadian Defense Review and Women's Health.

Nikki Fitness is a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, writer and publicist living in New York City. She started as a cheerleader at Syracuse University, but became certified in fitness before her beach wedding so that she could get back in shape. Laura, a graduate student, working mom, and military wife, inspired Nikki\'s Military Wife Workout (MWW) for all military wives. Find more articles by Nikki at her article archive. Learn more at or email your fitness questions to

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