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…

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…

The Mind & Body Are Not Separate Entities

“The mind & body are not separate entities. The gross form of the mind is the body & the subtle form of the body is the mind. The practice of asana integrates & harmonizes the two. Both the body & the mind harbor tensions or knots. Every mental knot has a corresponding physical, muscular knot…

Friday Motivation Barbell Workout

“You only get one body; it is the temple of your soul. Even God is willing to dwell there. If you truly treat your body like a temple, it will serve you well for decades. If you abuse it you must be prepared for poor health and a lack of energy.” ― Oli Hille, Creating the Perfect…

Make Your Workouts More Effective

  Many people think they have to spend hours in the gym to get in shape. They think if they can’t put an hour into a workout, then why waste the time working out. The truth is, it’s not about the time you put in, but the quality of your workouts. I see so many…

Friday Get Lean Circuit Training

“Some are born strong and others are made strong.” ― J.R. Rim Check with your physician before beginning any exercise program. Begin with a warm-up for 7-10 minutes:   Perform each exercise for 12 reps repeating each circuit three times before advancing to the next circuit. Don’t forget to warm-up and cool down. Hydrate before during…