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…

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…

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…

The Optimal Muscle Building Core Workout

“Tabata: Tabata training is a type of workout named for Dr. Izumi Tabata, a Japanese researcher who found that four-minute exercises seemed to be optimal for building lean muscle. Ahh, just four minutes! But those four minutes are intense. For each exercise, you’ll: Push yourself as hard as you can for 20 seconds. Rest for…

Wisdom Is Knowing When To Rest

“Activity and rest are two vital aspects of life. To find a balance in them is a skill in itself. Wisdom is knowing when to have rest, when to have activity, and how much of each to have. Finding them in each other – activity in rest and rest in activity – is the ultimate…

Change, Goals, And Injury Prevention

“The attraction of New Year is this: the year changes and in that change we believe that we can change with it. It is far more difficult however to change yourself than turn the calendar to a new page. We are creatures of faith, like it or not.” ― R. Joseph Hoffmann Many people are a…

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…