Seated Yoga for Stress Relief

For many of us, the holidays create anxiety and stress in our lives.  The key is to be mindful of these moments and to find healthy coping skills to relieve the stress.  Today I have an 8 minute seated yoga for stress relief practice that you can do anywhere.   If you can’t sit cross legged in…

Perfect for Thanksgiving: Cardio Calorie Burner

This cardio calorie burner is perfect to burn extra calories and strengthen your heart this Thanksgiving week! All exercises are performed at 30 seconds a piece – so time will fly with this 20 minute workout routine. There are intensity options for most exercises, so you can decide how hard you feel like working.   Make…

Injury Prevention: A Back Care Routine

Since 80% of us will have back pain at one point or another in our lifetime, I felt it was important to share a back care routine with you to keep your backs healthy and strong. If you are currently dealing with back pain, please talk to your doctor first before doing these exercises.  Certain movements…

Rise & Shine Morning Workout

This workout improves mobility, builds strength and muscle definition, and increases flexibility all before you leave the house in the morning. Exercises include: Seated shoulder rolls Neck stretches Back extension and side bend Chest, upper back, & torso mobility Chair squats Chair planks with alternating leg lifts 1 arm rows (rotate hand) V ups with…

A Post Walk/Run Standing Stretch Routine

What’s more important than your warm up? It’s definitely your cool down and stretch routine. If you are a “workout and go” type that skips out on your stretches, you are making yourself vulnerable to injury. Stretching elongates muscles that have been working and contracting for you. When you elongate your muscles, they are able…

5 Minute Warm Up Routine

Warm ups are essential to get ready for your workouts.  When you don’t acclimate your muscles for the work ahead, not only do you risk getting injured, but your body doesn’t perform at it’s top (most efficient) level. I created a quick routine that moves the body in all planes of motion to get ready…

November Workouts Preview

Happy November!  I hope you had an extra hour of sleep (yeah, right if you have kids) and are ready for a new month! Here’s the November schedule… These workouts and routines are the basics.  You need a warm up routine. You need a stretch routine, a back routine (keep that back healthy), a stress relief…