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A former Australian triathlon champion, Dean is the Founder of, an award-winning online fitness website. ASK ME A QUESTION


Getting your hips and tummy back after childrenI have been getting back into shape after 14 years and three children. Why is it so hard to shake the tummy and hip areas? Is there a specific type of exercise to target just that area?
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