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Winter weather = crazy school schedules!

Winter weather = crazy school schedules!

Have you ever woken up with your day totally planned just to find out there is no school or a  delay because of weather?  It can really throw you for a loop. Anyone who lives where the weather can get cold and icy knows that your day’s plans can change very quickly! When you need … Continue reading

My 5 workout gear essentials

My 5 workout gear essentials

Getting the the right mindset to workout and push yourself can be difficult enough, so having a few key pieces of the right workout “gear” can make that decision easier. I truly think less is more when it comes to exercise accessories. I don’t have a lot of fancy gadgets, but here are a few … 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

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

Top 3 best total body exercises

Top 3 best total body exercises

When we exercise we want moves that will be efficient and effective. Here are my votes for the 3 best overall moves based on how many muscle groups they use and the results they give us. #1. Squat :  The basic squat is a terrific exercise for total lower body toning and strengthening b/s it … Continue reading

Cardio ideas for a small space

Sometimes getting your cardio in in a small space at home can be challenging. You may not even have enough space  to “do the grapevine” – my fitness video lovers know what I mean :). Here are a few ways to crank that heart rate up with little space: 1. Get  a plyo box or step. … Continue reading

HIIT – a 20 min calorie torcher

If you are a mom, you have experienced HIIT training without even realizing it. How many times a day does your toddler love to play that come and get me game that turns into an all out chase? Do you run and  leap to stop your toddler from falling down the stairs, dumping the bag … Continue reading