Tagged with Fitness

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

Workout hard…. Rest hard

When it comes to fitness we focus so much of our time on planning our workouts and meals and reaching our goals that we must remember that rest is part of training. Letting your body and muscles rest is just as important as your workouts and what you eat. Here’s why:  See the results your … Continue reading

Variations of the basic plank

The plank is a popular and very effective ab exercise. It is effective b/c you are resisting movement instead of creating it thus isolating the muscles. The plank also engages the stabilizing muscles, which often get overlooked. Since this may be something your muscles are not used to doing the body will adapt to the change, and you will … Continue reading

Tracking your resting heart rate

Ever thought about tracking your resting heart rate? RHR is a great way to track how your fitness level is improving. An average heart rate for a healthy person can range from 60-100 beats/min. An athlete can have a heart rate in the 40’s. In fact, Miguel Indurain, a cyclist, had a RHR of 28! … Continue reading