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From Los Angeles, Guys on the Corner brings you a new online video series about LA fitness. Using our cool Flip video camera we will show all you beer-belly dudes out there a new way to exercise, and how to stay healthy even though you don’t have much money or are maybe looking for work like some of us. Using what we call the "Los Angeles Diet," it’s no comedy -- we really burn off the unwanted pounds, with a very hot personal trainer helping us do it (download YouTube videos as we audition them!). You can become a star of the best health reality show by signing up as a member of guysonthecorner.com and please buy one of our T-shirts to let everyone know Guys on the Corner is happening on your corner, too!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Sunday workout, April 26

Hi Guys! I had a lot of fun at our workout yesterday....... hope you did too! Tony, thanks for bringing your weights in - hope your abs are better, lol. Glad to have the our new members, Cesar, Ricardo and Paz!
As we wrapped, we spoke about dropping one 'bad' item from your meals. Good luck on that this week, let me know if you have any questions*. Also, cardio for the week is walking, biking or stair climbing.
I will see you this Wednesday at 8A for a special workout. Get ready........ more jumping jacks!
Best, Paula D
*pdfitness@yahoo.com 213.715.4961

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Hey Telemundo's coming to the Corner!!!

Victor just called me and said Telemundo is coming Wednesday morning at 8 am to do a newsstory on the Guys en espanol. Pues si quiere venir, toda mi gente beinvenidos a l'esquina de Los Guys!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Whatever Tony said just a fewhours ago, it turned to be a pretty good day today. Tony's cousin Ricardo (left) just found out he and his girl are having a boy in October which means his three little girls will have a baby brother!

Yeah, so Eddie came back from Blockbuster with The Wrestler and Notorious BIG and we watched BIG, which was cool. Favorite line: "Keep the suspenders...LOSE THE SHIRT!"

They brought back some roast chicken from Ralphs and some drinks. Rex chomped down on a leg and a thigh...

Eddie meanwhile caught some zzzz... and that was the end of the Guys' afternoon up at the Dover, which is right on the Corner, always.


Hey Guys - Monday was so hot so we planned a fishing trip for today, but guess what! Crazy LA weather once again! You never know because today is cloudy and cold. So cancel that trip. Eddie and Ricardo just went to go rent some movies, thinking of watching Notorious BIG and The Wrestler. After that, the Lakers tonight at 7:30 - another win for them once again! Just one more and call it a sweep, yeah! Go Lakers!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hey, Obama, forget the damn bail-out
the Guys On The Corner work-out
is what Wall Street is talkin about !

Wednesday airing "Today in L.A." 5A-7A

Hey guys, our story for NBC4 will be on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 on thier early newscast, "Today in L.A." which runs from 5:00-7:00am. Congrats!! P

Monday, April 20, 2009

Getting Down on the Corner

It's been a hot one in LA. The sun nearly beat us back, but a workout gathered force around 12:30 trimming the fat in 95 degree heat!

Here's a video we shot with our Flip Camera

Fantastic Workout!

We all beat the heat yesterday and had a fantastic workout! Everyone did a great job with their new exercises, especially our new members. Tony, stay on your abs this week, we will be using the medicine ball/bench again next week. Victor, pull out the jump rope or get out in the parking lot and hit those blocks - you were looking good yesterday!

Kudos to......... Ed for leading us through front and roundhouse kicks, to Howard (21 pushusps) for winning our impromptu pushup contest just edging out Rex (20 pushups), and to Ryan for his 'spiderman' pushups.

All GUYS: this week, please get out and walk, stay with your pushups/squats/abs, and take it easy on the beers :) Give me a buzz if you have any questions. Thanks so much - see you next Sunday guys! P

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hey the Wall St Journal says:

"Tough economic times have gotten people to think about their fitness regimens creatively. Rex Weiner, 58, an unemployed screenwriter in Los Angeles, and his friend Victor Perez, 22, a manager at a liquor store, decided a few months ago that they wanted to get fit without spending a lot of money. He and three other friends sought a personal trainer to work them out in the parking lot in front of the Liquor and Food Mart, where Mr. Perez works. The ad they posted on Craigslist for a trainer put it bluntly: "We need to lose these beer bellies!"
The group now refers to itself as the "Guys on the Corner" and does everything from push-ups and jumping jacks to drills every Sunday afternoon in the same parking lot on Beverly Blvd. Their workouts with personal trainer Paula D'Andrea are open to anyone. Participants share the $50 per session cost.

"The first time we did it, it was kind of embarrassing," Mr. Perez says. People honked and hollered. But now the group has gotten used to it and even incorporates their surroundings into workouts, once even using old liquor-store boxes as mats. Ms. D'Andrea, for her part, says this is the first time she has trained anyone in a parking lot.
Psychologists say any regular workout -- whether on a fancy machine or in a parking lot -- is a good one in a recession, when people are more likely to experience a loss of control that can lead to excessive eating and drinking.

"The Guys on the Corner" meet on Sunday afternoons to work out with a trainer in a liquor-store parking lot.

"The important thing is to give people a healthy stress outlet to replace negative behavior," says Stephen Gullo, a psychologist and author of "The Thin Commandments Diet." People may have to cut back on their fitness budget because of financial constraints, but they don't necessarily need to spend a lot to be fit and healthy. "We are in a very Darwinian situation. Those who adapt will endure."


Hey Guys! Congratulations on your Wall Street Journal story!!! See you soon...... P


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Hey Guys! We are meeting this Sunday, 4.19.09 at noon...... you know the place! Lol.
Victor - pls put aside a dozen or so sturdy boxes that we can break down for mats. Thx, Paula D