Training Tip of the Week: Use that Body Weight

Recently, I've started to to lift weights again. I appreciate the challenge of using the entire body and lift any sort of weight. With resistance and strength training though, my favorite go-to for travel or ease of workouts will always be body weight exercises!   There are a multitude of standard exercises using one's own body weight that ...

Weekly Workouts Roundup: Embrace being uncomfortable

Week of September 20, 2014: Saturday 9/20– 30 minute Agility/Cardio/Strength (incl pull-ups) Circuit before PiYo Class Sunday 9/21 – 5k Run for the Fallen Race + core work Monday 9/22 – 2 mile sprint intervals (cardio) + Legs and Back at the gym + PiYo Class Tuesday 9/23 – Insanity Asylum Strength + 2 mile sprint intervals (cardio) + finishing shoulders + legs Wednesday 9/24 – Insanity AM ...

How small substitutions lead to big changes

In keeping with my theme of REALIZING THE POWER OF ONE, I'm all about balance in life! ... Especially if it means less to stress about and expectations being lowered just a smidge. I know a lot of us talk about having a "Weight Loss Experience" but I truly believe that experience never actually stops. ...

Training Tip of the Week: The PiYo Ankle Connect Plank

For this week's Training Tip of the Week I'll talk about another move within the PiYo workout: Ankle Connect Plank!   This move, just like many in Insanity and PiYo, has it's modification(s) so that anyone at any level can attempt it! The key to remembering where to start is that you want to be able to ...

Weekly Workouts Roundup: Oh the DOMS

Week of September 13, 2014: Saturday 9/13 – 2 mile run interval warmup before PiYo Class Sunday 9/14 – 10k Run + Pullup circuit (with band) Monday 9/15 – AM cardio / 2 mile Run intervals + Body Beast chest/tris + PiYo Class Tuesday 9/16 – Insanity Core Cardio + PM core and arms workout Wednesday 9/17 – Insanity AM Class + PM ...

BOKS: Active kids = Active Minds

While in Boston with Reebok, I was able to listen to an incredible man speak as well as learn about Reebok's involvement in a program to help kids become more active and therefore do better in school!     Dr. John Ratey is a psychologist and author of the books "Go Wild" and "Spark" focusing on the effects ...

Weekly Workouts Roundup: Motivated with New Gear

Week of September 6, 2014:   Saturday 9/6 – Insanity Asylum warmup before PiYo Class Sunday 9/7 – 10k Run + Stretching/arms Monday 9/8 – Insanity Asylum Strength + PiYo Class Tuesday  9/9 – 5 Mile Run Wednesday 9/10 – Insanity AM Class + Walk Thursday 9/11 – 5 Mile Run + Insanity class Friday 9/12  – Insanity Class   Along with getting back to my new weekly teaching routine after returning from Boston, I was ...

The Spartan Race goes Cruisin’! + Spartan Up! Giveaway

In my post on Monday, I recapped my experience at Reebok Headquarters through their shift to focus on Fitness and how their apparel and involvement has changed to stay in that direction. One of the affiliations Reebok has is theirs with the Spartan Race series.  I did the Spartan Race with a friend and client ...

A Photoshoot + The Delta: A Sign of Change

While at the Reebok Headquarters this past week, I was excited to learn about the direction the company was taking with their niche - one of my favorite topics - and understand how to explain it to others to support the brand that I've grown to love (their products and philosophy!)   Reebok went through a change ...