Category: Exercise

Tabata November – Update 1

Tabata November – Update 1

Do you like things simple? Have you tried our Tabata workouts yet? Here’s the deal: workout at home, for free, for ten minutes. Boom! How to do Tabata Do each exercise as fast as you can while maintaining good technique for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest. Do...

November Tabata – No Equipment Necessary

November Tabata – No Equipment Necessary

You know we love HIIT here at New Moon! It’s why we love Les Mills GRIT™, and it’s why I’m posting a Tabata workout for each day of the month as I did in April on our Facebook Page. Do these workouts in your living room with body weight. Modify...

Burn Notice – The FIRST Les Mills GRIT™ in Iowa

Burn Notice – The FIRST Les Mills GRIT™ in Iowa

We have the first Les Mills GRIT™ team in Iowa! This HIIT training is growing fast. Why? It’s faster and more scientific than most bootcamps It’s safer that Crossfit It will get you FIT FAST It will get you HEART & BODY strong in just 30 minutes Go hard. Go...

Exercise Routine Download: Tabata Magic

Have you heard of Tabata? Well, there’s Tabata and then there’s….TABATA! True Tabata is a specific routine that has amazing benefits with only 4 minutes of intense exercise. Try this routine, which gives you a varied Tabata (using 4 different exercises) and a simple Tabata (using 1 interval repeated 8...

Functional Workouts – 6 Movements

Functional Workouts – 6 Movements

When you have a few minutes, what do you do for fun? I don’t know about you, but I make up new workout routines. I’m designing a workout I call the “Push-Pull Punisher” right now, but this post is about functional training. There are many ways to design a workout....

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Workout By the Numbers

If you want to take charge of your fitness, there are two scales that will help you sort through the noise: Metabolic Equivalent (MET) and Rating of Perceived Exertion (RPE). As a personal trainer, I use these charts when training with clients and communicating with other allied health professionals. They’re...

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Some Basic Exercises to Prevent Osteoporosis

One of the best ways to strengthen your bones and prevent osteoporosis is regular exercise. If you have osteoporosis or osteopaenia, exercising can help maintain the bone mass you have. When you exercise, you don’t just build muscle and endurance. You also build and maintain the amount and thickness of...

Low Back Pain: What to Do?

Those at highest risk for low back pain are men and women between the ages of 30 and 55. Other risk factors include smoking and certain occupations (i.e. clerical, transportation). Weight and body type are not risk factors. However, depression and insomnia are strongly linked—either as predisposing or as a...

Sets, Reps, Weight: How Many?

If you’re confused about sets, repetitions (reps), and the amount of weight to lift during resistance training, you’re not alone. Not only is this confusing for many who are new to training, those who are familiar with training have different opinions. We usually talk about about “training volume” (number of...

Do More Bodyweight Exercise. Here’s Why.

Safe. Bodyweight exercises are generally safe for any exerciser regardless of experience, age, or fitness level. Many simple bodyweight movements can actually be an effective option for rehabilitation. Burns fat. Bodyweight exercises recruit more muscles and therefore do more work. Convenient. A workout can be completed anywhere, without equipment, in...