Fitness

To the gym I go

I want to share that I was able to workout in an actual gym today! It's the small things in life that make me giddy. For now, I'm a substitute class instructor at a local YMCA, and this morning I substituted for a cardio blast class. I planned my workout to include the heavy weights… Continue reading To the gym I go

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Thursday’s Running Circuit

I don't own a trend mill. So when it's nice out, I usually try to plan my workout outside and include the dreaded running. Today I decided to complete a running/HIIT/strength training circuit workout. Since I don't own a lot of gym equipment, I plan full body workouts with higher repetitions. Higher repetitions help tone… Continue reading Thursday’s Running Circuit

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TRX Day and raining nerf bullets

About 3 years ago, I started TRX training. It was hard, but I didn't see how it would build my muscle strength over weight training. After 2 months of TRX training, people started to ask me what I was doing to build and cut my arm muscles...now I try to include TRX training into my… Continue reading TRX Day and raining nerf bullets

Tabata Monday

Tabata Monday “Barre” Style

I must admit I have never taken a Barre class, but I would love too. Until that day, I will make my own workout using some Barre elements. What is Barre? It's a style of workout that includes an infusion of Pilates, ballet dance, strength training and yoga. Today's Tabata is set up to burn… Continue reading Tabata Monday “Barre” Style

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Don’t slouch, young lady.

Cue the eye roll when my grandmother would say to "sit up straight, don’t hunch your shoulders, it’s not lady like." But…now cue the neck pain, the headaches, the muscle spasms in my shoulders from a forward head position and hunched shoulders. I need to make that phone call to my Nana whispering, “You were… Continue reading Don’t slouch, young lady.

Tabata Monday

Medicine Ball Tabata

It's Tabata Monday! I'm excited to do today's Tabata workout. I am the weird girl who gets the big smile about a workout--"Huh, 60 burpees? (insert smile) Okay!" This workout does not include burpees at all, so you can do a happy dance. Today we will use a medicine ball and dumbbells. Remember to use… Continue reading Medicine Ball Tabata

Fitness, Tabata Monday

Tabata Monday

BUT WHAT IS IT? When I say I love Tabata, most people respond with"what is it?" Well, Tabata is a high-intensity interval timed workout (HIIT). A Japanese researcher named Dr. Izumi Tabata developed this form of exercise to help improve Olympic athletes in their anaerobic and aerobic abilities The workout consists of giving 70-80% your… Continue reading Tabata Monday