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Spinning will do WHAT to my thighs?

Spinning will do WHAT to my thighs?

Ok after I read the headline that Tracy Anderson (a respected trainer to the stars in case you weren’t sure) claims spinning will not necessarily lead to weight loss and might even bulk up your thighs I had to research and weigh in. I love to spin! I teach/take 3 spin classes a week, and … Continue reading

Asthma and exercise!

Asthma and exercise!

Do you have asthma and feel like exercise is the LAST thing you want to do? I mean wouldn’t it just make it harder to breathe? Or maybe you are fine until you start exercising, and then your chest tightens and you decide to stop because it will only get worse if you keep exercising? … Continue reading

Plyometrics: jump to your next fitness challenge

Plyometrics: jump to your next fitness challenge

In the past, plyometrics (jumping and other explosive movements) has been associated mainly with professional or Olympic athletes. It originated from Soviet athlete training known as the “shock method” where the athletes would actually jump from a high place and land explosively. The term plyometrics has taken on a new form for recreational athletes since then, and … Continue reading

How often should you change your workout?

How often should you change your workout?

Is that treadmill plan not delivering results? Are you consistently weight training but seeing no new muscle gains? We have all heard and maybe experienced hitting a plateau in our fitness plan. Plateaus are very frustrating since we are still working  just as hard as before but with fewer or no results. Unfortunately, this is … Continue reading

Tabata: too good to be true?

Tabata: too good to be true?

A 4 min total body workout – too good to be true? In my opinion, yes and no. This 4 min. workout, known as Tabata, is really kind of the craze right now for it’s obvious appeal of the short amount of time it takes and the benefits it claims to offer. It was originated by … Continue reading

Are you ready for bootcamp?

Are you ready for bootcamp?

Bootcamp workouts are very popular these days, and I feel for good reason. Of course, I guess I am a little bias b/c I teach a couple of bootcamp classes  at a local gym. The word “bootcamp” can sound intimidating and turn people away, especially those new to exercise. However, with the right instructor bootcamp … Continue reading