AB BLASTER WORKOUT & SUMMER SALAD

It’s so hard to find a new normal these days; the world seems so chaotic. I still feel like I’m in the TWILIGHT ZONE! I haven’t been blogging and I’m still not back at work. I’m currently teaching virtual fitness classes but it’s been a challenge to get in my groove. I have been able to…

Tips To Finding A New Workout Routine

“It’s a hard thing to leave any deeply routine life, even if you hate it.” ― John Steinbeck, East of Eden I’m sure most people are trying to create new routines or have already established new ones in the midst of this pandemic.  I think many of us took our old routine (before COVID 19) for granted;…

Battle Ropes, Total Gym, & Weights, Oh My! 

“Your body is the most complete and miraculous piece of gym equipment you’ll ever need.” ― Toni Sorenson When you’re desperate to workout and you can’t teach your group fitness classes or go to the gym; you settle for your home gym. Time to break out the old TOTAL GYM! HOME GYM WORKOUT- This workout felt…

Making The Best Of Monday

“Most people hate Mondays because most people do not know the incredible beauty of being simply existed in any day whatsoever!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan   I can’t get the song “Rainy days and Mondays Always Get Me Down” out of my mind this morning……   I actually stayed in bed until 7:30 this morning unlike…

Self-Quarantine Improvement Challenge Week 2

“You only grow when you are alone.” ― Paul Newman  Practice gratitude and meditation upon arising – I go through periods where I do this consistently and it always puts me in a better frame of mind. This is a great way to start your day. I also love to incorporate stretching and yoga while listening…

15 Day Quarantine Challenge

“Trying to play my part and stay home, Burying my nose in a book like a gnome, But I know how Rapunzel felt in the tower When she wanted to feel the rain shower… It’s like being in your forties out of a fort When your forte is dancing barefoot… Instead of being trapped I…

Diet & Exercise KISS

I work with many clients who are so confused and frustrated regarding diet and exercise.  However, my philosophy is to KISS “Keep it simple, stupid.”    Per Wikipedia    KISS is an acronym for “Keep it simple, stupid” as a design principle noted by the U.S. Navy in 1960. The KISS principle states that most systems…

Barbell Total Body Complex

This is part of the workout I taught my Saturday morning crew this morning. Loved the challenge of a full body work-out that incorporates strength, core, and cardio. Don’t forget to warm up and cool down. Perform 10 to 12 reps of each exercise without rest. At the end of complex, rest and repeat workout…

Feel These Muscles They Boast The Truth

  “Feel these muscles and understand how they boast the truth!”― Hiromu Arakawa, Fullmetal Alchemist Box Set If you want defined muscles, you need to work the entire body with compound and isolation exercises. You can’t just work the biceps or the chest and expect to have a defined upper body. Additionally, you need to do more…

From Comfort Zone To Beast Mode

“The comfort zone is a psychological state in which one feels familiar, safe, at ease, and secure. You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ― Roy T. Bennet I bought a stationary bike about a year ago to incorporate it into…