Monthly Archives: August 2015

Bodyweight At Home Workout

Push-up Jack

This workout requires only bodyweight and very little space so it can be done anywhere!

Work Out Type: Full Length HIIT

Total workout time: 20 minutes

Equipment Required: None

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Benefits of HIIT


The popularity of high intensity interval training, commonly referred to as HIIT, is on the rise, and there is good reason!

HIIT it is an exercise technique in which you give maximum effort for a short burst, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This technique can be utilized with all different modes of exercise, such as running, swimming, strength training, etc. The intense work periods range from 5 seconds to 8 minutes long, and the ratio between exercise and rest/recovery varies, but a very common ratio is 1:1 – so for example, you could do 2 minutes of high intensity […]

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The Secrets Behind ABS for Women


As a trainer for women, I hear similar goals, and one of the most common is for flat abs – getting rid of “belly pooch” so to speak. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions in achieving a flat stomach. Here are some secrets behind abs for women and a strong core in general.

– First, core must be defined. The muscles that compromise the core are not merely your abdominal muscles. Yes, it certainly includes your transverse and rectus abdominus – the stomach muscles from your sternum to waist – but it also includes muscles of your back (lats), sides […]

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“I’ve re-evaluated WHY I work out”


I recently received the following email, and I just had to share it because this woman completely nailed it. I desperately wish every female could view their health and fitness from this vantage point.

Some 0400 thoughts from a sleep deprived nurse…

Initially, I wanted to be skinny. I’ve always wanted to be skinny. I thought skinny would mean beautiful and more appealing to my husband. I ran 6 miles a day (despite the fact that I hate running) hoping my legs, butt, and belly would shrink. It didn’t work. I became frustrated so I’ve re-evaluated WHY I work out.

Now, I work […]

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When Healthy Becomes Unhealthy


So often we are trying desperately to lose the pounds, and we live and die by the number on the scale. It almost starts to haunt us – an all-consuming goal that makes us feel like we are on a roller coaster because it completely dictates our day. We wake up in the morning, step on the scale, and those numbers staring back to us determine our mood, our day. I am obviously all for being healthy, but at what point does losing weight and getting fit actually become unhealthy? In theory, we are creating healthy habits, but at what […]

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