Category: Exercise

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Step-By-Step to Leanness

This is a terrific infographic. Use it to move step-by-step into the fitness level you want. Focus on all three parts: diet, exercise, sleep! The only thing I don’t like here is how they use “carbs” to mean empty carbohydrates, like grains and starches. Carbs include vegetables and fruits, but...

Daily Workouts – Simple (Not Easy)

Daily Workouts – Simple (Not Easy)

Finding it hard to get to the gym? Need motivation or just a little push to get started? Like variety? Here’s your answer! Below are 5 workouts. Do the same workout on the same day each week and record how many reps or time to score your progress. You don’t need...

Failure is Your Success: The SuperSlow Circuit

Failure is Your Success: The SuperSlow Circuit

Substantial fitness comes from activity performed at an intensity that recruits all muscle fibers in a sequential fashion. This goal requires a specific time frame and heavy weight. You likely perform 3 sets of 8 reps when you lift. Ever wonder why? 90 seconds is the time it takes your...

Hardcore Four – A Strength Workout for Women

Hardcore Four – A Strength Workout for Women

Now, do what I tell you. Throw your 5 pound rubber-coated lavendar dumbbells away (or use them for paper weights–they belong on a desk not in a gym). Buy a barbell or dumbbells. If you’re local, you can buy a 35# studio set from me. You will need more weight...

Join Us For Fun in June in Cedar Rapids

Join Us For Fun in June in Cedar Rapids

Want to get in shape? Want to work on running but not ready for a race? Here’s the deal! I’ve created a New Moon Fitness Team for the Color Vibe Walk/Run in Cedar Rapids on June 14th. Join the team! The Color Run is an untimed (noncompetitive) 5K walk/run for which...

Body Formulas Cheat Sheet From ACE

Body Formulas Cheat Sheet From ACE

I thought you might find this interesting. This is a study aid from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) for those testing for one of the ACE certifications. You may not know how to use all these formulas, but you’ll recognize some. Of course, ACE is still old school and...

Check Your Posture

Check Your Posture

Check your posture this way: stand relaxed and face a mirror. Do you see the back of your hands or the sides? If you see the backs, that means your hands are internally rotated and your shoulders are likely rotated, too. Now, rotate your hands and arms outward, away from...

The Perfect Push-Up

The Perfect Push-Up

As a personal trainer, my experience and education tells me the “perfect” push-up is one that builds strength without compromising joints. That means you stop at elbow height. I’ve read a number of sites that recommend different ranges. Even the American Council on Exercise demonstrates touching the chest to floor...