Texting causes more doc visits than push-ups!

Your excuse, ooh I’m sorry, I mean…your “concern”:

“I don’t do push-ups BECAUSE my wrists hurt.”

My snippy, snappy, smart-asset answer:

“You don’t do push-ups SO your wrists hurt.”

Push up ice cream

NO, not THAT push-up, smart asset!


Oh doncha worry sista (or brotha)

I joyfully address many of your excuses, ooh I’m sorry again, I mean “concerns” on by blog and in my book: Move Your Assets: From the Chair, Not the Bank! But I have to give you a mental poch in tuchus (slap in your assets) because you are still blaming that 16 second trek up the steps for that devastating injury to your knees rather than the 16 hours per day you spend off of your feet and on your seat…literally!

So many peops, kvetch about aching joints including knees, wrists, back, and hips and are clueless to the fact that if their “shut down” muscles were woken up again, their joints wouldn’t be taken the brunt of the movement. HMM, are you one of these peops? I superbly address all of your gripes in my book, including “I can’t run BECAUSE my knees hurt” which of course should read, “I can’t run SO my knees hurt.”

Texting tendonitis

Texting Tendonitis? Wait…WHAT?

Even though I LOVE to elaborate on waking up sleeping assets (mainly the “glutes”) as a cure for most knee pain, I made the push-up the focus of this blog because most women will avoid it like the plague. In fact, I am usually the only woman in any class doing manly push-ups as well as planks on my hands. Too many women (and some men too) complain of “painful” or “weak” wrists and actually avoid exercises that will beautifully strengthen the muscles of hands, the forearms and upper arms allowing wrists to basically come along for the ride and be pain free. In fact, more doctors see WAY more sedentary peops with texting tendonitis than wrist pain due to push-ups, planks, or lotza “downward dogs” in Yoga. Ask your favorite orthopedist for yourself.

I couldn’t do one push-up in my twenties

You might have caught a glimpse of this beaut in a previous blog post

Bethy white hair

No this is not a zoo creature, this is moi’ at 19.


And you can read much more about my transition from punk queen to Asset Queen in the book. At my ripe old age of 19 I was more likely to tattoo a skull on my assets than to actually move them. It wouldn’t shock you to know that I could not do one push-up for the first few decades of my life. I had lots of aches and ailments including meshuganitis, of course. Among other kvetches, I remember my right wrist always hurting in school and then subsiding in the summer. (HMM…writing rather than texting tendonitis.) Fast forward to fit and fiftyish Bethy…

Bethy pushup

I can do dozens of push-ups and my wrists NEVER hurt! Of course, I make all of my clients do push-ups, planks and downward dogs and I don’t hear one kvetch about the wrists. Keep in mind, I am younger than almost all of my clients, including this legendary duo…






Dick and dottie plank

Meet 80 year young Dots, the energizer bunny, and her studly 83 year young hubby Dick


There are 650ish (skeletal) muscles in the body…

…and many of us have literally “shut down” HALF of them by placing them up on cinder blocks for the past 30 years, kinda like that jalopy in your neighbors driveway. Practicing push-ups, planks and down dogs will not only get your arms fit and lean and diminish the appearance of upper arms that seemingly flap in the wind when there is no wind, they can literally STOP needless wrist and elbow pain. It’s time to stop using that horrendous hopscotch injury that you sustained in middle school as the culprit behind your current kvetching and move your assets NOW. Even if it means skipping the drive-thru and actually walking into Starbucks when you get your 800 calorie Mocha Choca lata yaya!! Don’t get me started about lattes, and drive-thrus, and shopping carts, OH MY!

“My mission is NOT to make you an Olympic athlete; it is to PREVENT you from being the star of the ‘I’ve fallen and I can’t get up commercial!’ Stick with me so there will be no slow-moving motorized scooters, no grab bars installed by your toilette’, and no deprivation diets ever again… in YOUR future!”—Luv, The Asset Queen

Bethanne Weiss B.S., is an Orlando based motivational speaker, author, and ACE-certified fitness and nutrition profession with 30 years of moving assets from chairs and changing lives. MoveYourAssets.com

Love my AQ wisdom? You can read lots more in my book, Move Your Assets: From the Chair, Not the Bank! 


Email: Bethanne@moveyourassets.com



This is NOT a miracle!

This could be you too. I don't care how old and out of shape you THINK you are. I don't care how many aches, ailments, and kvetches you have. I will say it over and over till I'm blue in the face, similar to the cover of my book,…it's NEVER too late to move those fine, young assets of yours!

Trust in, believe in, and respect your body. It truly wants to heal and not make kvetch.

–Luv, The Asset Queen



Change a life or two or three! Move Your Assets makes a great holiday gift—and it’s a fraction of the cost of one mani-pedi!


My long-awaited book—Move Your Assets: From the Chair, Not the Bank!—made its debut last week and the positive praise is flying in (like moi entering a room)…


"This book is clever, funny, and delivers clear and really important messages. I was reading it on the airplane – which made for a flight that felt very long because all I wanted to do was get up and move my assets!" Rachel S.

"This is a very funny, yet educational book on a very serious subject. As diabetes and arthritis takes ahold of our aging (and "bigger") bodies, we are reminded by Mrs. Weiss how important it is to stay in shape – and making us get into hysterics page by page. Maybe we will get lucky and Beth will get her own TV show!!!" David

"Thanks for helping me bounce back after baby! When you have a little one you definitely need to be able to move your assets! Congratulations on the book! I've started reading it and it's so good!" Amy N.



Move Your Assets: From the Chair, Not the Bank! will inspire you to get fit and healthy beyond your wildest dreams—without ever uttering the words workout, exercise, or diet.
“Have you repeatedly indulged in the latest and greatest pill, potion, or lotion?” Bethanne asks. “You know, the one that promised to remove the umpteen kilos of junk from your trunk? Or maybe you’ve been sucked in by the Zippity Zappity Crappity Diet book and then re-gifted it to your sista-in-law last Hanukkah or Christmas. Yet admit it: You’re kvetching more than ever about your jiggles, oohs and ahhs. Then it’s time to walk with me and let’s discuss.”
With humor, science, and a little Yiddish, Bethanne proves that if you move more, you’ll kvetch less—and have far less aches, ailments and jiggly areas than non-movers have. In Bethanne’s new book you’ll read inspiring stories of dozens of women and men—some in their 70s including many you know and love—who’ve completely changed their lives and bodies simply by following the Asset Queen’s 11th commandment.

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The Asset Queen, Bethanne L. Weiss, B.S., is an author and ACE-certified fitness and nutrition professional with more than 25 years of experience moving assets from chairs and changing lives.
Move Your Assets: From the Chair Not the Bank! is available on Amazon.

Bethy’s Thought of the Day

Bethy Tangent:  Haven't you always noticed how “endorphin” and “morphine” both curiously have the “phin(e)” suffix? 

Bethy thought

Ok, maybe you haven't but obviously I have!

Interestingly, endorphin is a contraction of the two words “endogenous” and “morphine” intended to mean "a morphine-like substance originating from within the body." Wow!  So moving your assets can actually get you “high?”  Why would you choose to sit on your assets, which cannot possibly evoke this type of feeling, could it? No, it absolutely can't and when you read Section II of my upcoming book, Move Your Assets: From the Chair Not the Bank, you will learn why it might be scientifically impossible to ever release stress -  reducing, mood – enhancing, feel -  good chemicals if you don't move those fine young assets of yours!

Feel good chems

FYI there will be lots of “Bethy Tangents” in Move Your Assets.

It is my effort to forewarn you before I whirl off the main topic. Yes,my "all over the place" nature is reflected even in my writing. I  have so many life – changing tips and smart – asset quips to share and don't want to leave out a thing!

Me? A smoking punk rocker? (Yes, there’s a photo!)

Shhh, don't tell anyone, but I’m giving you a sneak peak at some never-before-revealed material from my upcoming book Move Your Assets: From the chair not the bank.

I’m inspired to reveal this photo (be very frightened) of myself because just the other day someone at the gym said to me, “I’ve bet you always been in great shape, even as a kid!”


Punk Bethy on motorcycle - tweaked

Yes, that's me at 19!

Yes, that beaut is really me at 19 equipped with motorcycle, beer, and cigarette.

Back then I'm sure that getting a tattoo of a skull on my “assets” was more appealing to me than moving them! I’m glad I didn’t go for the former -– wheeewwwww!

I know you’re asking yourself, “What the heck was she thinking?” 

I can’t really answer that but at the time I thought I was the hottest thing on the planet. I don’t think anyone else did, however (except maybe one of my punk rocker boyfriends, Falcon Crest).

At 19 years old I was hopelessly out of shape, bored with sitting in a classroom for 15 years in a row, and I needed a change, so it was time for me to take the next logical step! 

Yes, I did what any other Jewish female from New York with 2-toned spiked hair would do: I joined the Army!

Needless to say, that experience did not work out too well for me. I know you’re dying to know what happened after I got shot in the assets at Fort McClellan Alabama. Just kidding…I actually was honorably (and medically) discharged after three months because I was SO out of shape! This time I'm NOT kidding!

You'll read much more in my book about "Private Bethanne" and how I eventually turned into the lean, mean, moving machine that I am today…

Bethanne Weiss (after)

Yes, that's me at 45! (I'm 47 now!)

You'll also read many other real-life amazing stories from an amazing cast of characters.

And you’ll not only learn what happened to moi…but you’ll also find out how to get rid of your own aches, pains, diseases, and unwanted fat, and how to wake up your own sleeping muscles — just by moving your assets and eating less crap!

Stay tuned…maybe I'll post another never-before-revealed excerpt (and another stunning "before" photo) right here…

Better Butts by Beth—Tawking on the phone

How’s that butt? Is it better?

It is if you’ve been watching my videos, reading my posts and most importantly, doing the exercises I’m sharing with you!

If you missed them, you can watch them here, here, and here.

So here’s one of my favorite ways to get a better butt: Talk on the phone.

You think I’m kidding, right? When I say “talk” (well, I say “tawk,” but you know what I mean), I don’t also mean “sit on your assets at the same time.” I mean “move your assets while you’re talking.”

While you’re on the phone you can clean your kitchen, spritz your windows, pick up laundry, and by the time you finish that telcon with your BFF, your house will be clean.

Or you can do some great exercises while you talk on the phone:

Talking on phone 1

Need more? Can’t get enough of this stuff? Come to my unique FUNIQ class or I can even come to you!


Here’s my big New Year’s Day news!

Who ever heard of a funny fitness book? You have! Because I'm writing one–and you know if I'm writing a book, it's NOT going to be dull and boring!

It's called Move Your Assets and it's not only filled with humor, but it will help you totally reinvent your body, your health, and your life by moving your assets—not from the bank but from the chair!

And I do it without mentioning the dreaded words “diet” or “workout.” (After all, who wants more work and rabbit food?!)
Move Your Assets is unlike any existing health or fitness how-to book. You know the ones I'm talking about; they’re packed with chiseled gurus clad in tight striped spandex who are draped over machines that resemble torture devices. They make you endure complicated regimented routines and eating plans that deprive you of, well…FOOD!

Personally, I never met a buffet I didn’t like. That’s why I have to shake, rattle, and move my assets. If my 84-year-old father, Manny (aka "Man- ee-ac") can do it, so can you!

And yes, Man-ee-ac’s story is in the book—along with many others that will inspire and motivate you to move your assets. I'm making this a fun-filled, easy-to-read, and information-packed book that I promise will:

  • Motivate you to focus on moving for a purpose and a passion other than for exercise and weight loss
  • Show you how losing weight (body fat) and becoming way more fit will be automatic consequences of your new lifestyle, rather than primary objectives
  • Convince you that no diet du jour, “miracle” pills or potions can totally change your life like simply moving your assets can
  • Inspire you with stories about (relatively) “ normal” people from all walks of life like my dad and me who’ve totally reinvented our bodies, health, and lives. (You can be just like us when you grow up!)
  • Encourage you to rely on your own common sense rather than scientific jargon or confusing and biased ads
  • Help you find what works for you and YOUR assets (not someone else’s) so that life becomes more enjoyable
  • Turn you into a super creative, energetic, fat-burning machine
  • Get you in the most awesome shape of your life while having fun doing it!

Watch for it soon! Meanwhile, keep moving your assets–not from the bank, but from the chair! Happy New Year!