The shape: Think Hayden Panettiere or Jessica Biel—broad across the back and shoulders, narrower through the hips. Athletic builds are often short-waisted (and maybe a little thick-waisted), tend to have square silhouettes, and will have a lower ratio of fat to muscle than curvy or pear-shaped body types. Swimsuits can be tough to find for…

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The shape: Pears populate the roster of bombshell beauties, from Alicia Keys to Jennifer Love Hewitt. As the name of this body type implies, pears are proportionally smaller on top, easily pack weight onto their lower bodies, and have a hard time toning their arms and shoulders. The Rx: A pear often becomes obsessed with…

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The holiday season is now behind us and you can’t believe what the scale is reading. How on Earth did I manage to put that much weight on? We’ve all been there, and now it’s time to put away those holiday sweaters and focus on shedding those extra pounds. Everyone wants to lose weight as…

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