A Simple Exercise for Weight Loss You Should Know
May08

A Simple Exercise for Weight Loss You Should Know

Weight loss has always been difficult. If it was easy, no one would be overweight, right? The hard part, as with any other worthy goal, is that weight loss can usually only be accomplished if the person is willing to tweak their own behavior and do what works. We all know that there are no shortcuts in our fitness journeys, but there is one simple exercise that works every single time: the squat! How and why, you ask? Keep reading....

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8 Reasons to Run Today
Apr26

8 Reasons to Run Today

Some days, you spring out of bed and can’t wait to jump into your shoes and head out for a run. Other days…not so much. If your motivation is lacking, consider these eight reasons to run right now. 1. It really is the best way to start or end your day. Getting sweaty as the sun rises feels pretty darn cool. Kicking your day off with a run helps you get centered and energized for the day, and winding down with an evening...

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Benefits of Swimming: 10 Reasons Every Woman Should Get in the Water
Apr07

Benefits of Swimming: 10 Reasons Every Woman Should Get in the Water

Swimming isn’t just for the kids this summer! Get in the pool and give your body a heckuva workout, too. This summary is pulled from this article on 10 benefits of swimming. 10 Benefits of Swimming: 1. It Counts as Both Cardio and Strength Training In swimming, if you aren’t moving constantly, you’re sinking. Plus, water is about 800 times denser than air, says swimming and triathlon coach Earl Walton, owner...

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Why a Trip to the Gym Makes Me SANE…
Feb02

Why a Trip to the Gym Makes Me SANE…

Hi. I am the mom of a spectacular 8 year old boy who was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 2. He has never said my name. Well, he has never said anything.  I have come to grasps with the idea that he may never say my name, but it has taken several years of therapy. By therapy, I mean hundreds of hours of sweating it out at the gym.  Working out is my escape from reality! I can put headphones in, and just start running, lift weights,...

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New Research on the Diet vs Exercise Debate
Feb02

New Research on the Diet vs Exercise Debate

    Have you heard “you can’t out-work a bad diet” or “abs are made in the kitchen”? These are both 100 percent true—a healthy diet is crucial to reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. However…a new study shows that dieting alone won’t give you the live-longer benefits you net from working out. Researchers sifted through 117 studies showing the effect of diet and exercise on both...

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BOSU Workout
Feb01

BOSU Workout

  Bosu Workout! All exercises are 50 seconds of work with 10 seconds of rest. Are you ready? Get out your Bosu (or step or even…nothing! You can just use the floor!) and let’s get going! Plank with leg lifts Squats Burpees Lunges -left leg Lunges – right leg Mountain Climbers Bridges – left Bridges – right Plank Jacks Side Lunges – left Side Lunges – Right Side Squat Jump  – over...

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Happy Birthday to You, “Core Workout”
Jan17

Happy Birthday to You, “Core Workout”

Happy Birthday to You Core Workout Happy Birthday February people (or whatever your birthday month is)!!  This core workout is sure to scorch some calories so you feel a little less guilty about the cake you know you are going to eat! This is a good workout to do alone or add in some cardio. It’s your special day, so you decide. Enjoy and celebrate YOU! Number of reps = your age. Exercises are: Crunches Plank Side Plank Right...

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Kettlebell Workout
Jan03

Kettlebell Workout

Grab a kettlebell or a dumbbell and get to work! This workout will make you sweat. Do each of the following exercises for 5o seconds and then rest for 10 seconds before going to the next exercise: Kettlebell Swings Plank with Row (alternate arms) Goblet Squats Upright Row Reverse alternating lunbes Crunches (with kettlebell) Repeat as many times as you can! Good...

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Ready. Set. Feel the Burn.
Jan03

Ready. Set. Feel the Burn.

If you like to wake up and work out, wait until mid-morning, work out after work, or like to procrastinate as long as possible, this is the workout for you. You can fit it in at any time of the day – it’s only 20 minutes! But…the burn will last a while! 10 Push-ups 20 Squat Jumps 30 Sit Ups 40 Mountain Climbers 50 Sec Wall Sit 60 Sec Plank Do for 20...

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Stairs Workout
Jan03

Stairs Workout

  Who knew a workout could be so fun?! If you have access to stairs, this is a good workout to change up your normal exercise routine. Repeat one to two times and drink plenty of water. Enjoy!! 10 triceps dip on bottom step 10 push-ups at the bottom Run up and down 5 times 10 plank jacks at the bottom 25 squats Run up and down 5 times 10 burpees at the bottom 30 alternating lunges Run up and down 5 times 1 minute plank 1 minute...

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