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The Four Fs of Thanksgiving — Earn Your Pie

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m sure you’re looking forward to family, friends, and food, but there are FOUR F’s to think about this holiday. I hope you have all four: FAMILY, FRIENDS, FOOD…and FITNESS! We had a group work out at 5:30am this Thanksgiving morning. That’s right! We earned our pie for...

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Split Your Minute for the Perfect HIIT

Simple is what I like. Too often, I run across work outs shared by trainers that have funky moves that require me to learn them before I can get a good work out from them. On the other hand, a simpler work out won’t often let me progress (or modify if...

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...

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...

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...

April Challenge – Daily Tabata

Teresa here. I thought I’d share with you my newest workout. There is joy in hours of running with a steadily increasing heart rate. I can listen to music and think. Moderate exercise is awesome! But I have neither the time nor the patience most days. I prefer intense exercise....