Fitness Challenge #7: Go Snowshoeing!

It’s winter.  How do you survive it? You go snowshoeing.  Get your cardio done and you get to be outside – in nature.  Trust me, if you can walk, you can snowshoe. Don’t have a pair?  You can rent them for about $10 for the day at local sports shops. Check out the latest YouTube video…

Fitness Challenge #6: Line Drills

Line drills are a great way to work on cardio and it will build your agility, coordination, balance, and speed strength.  You can do this at any age.  Make sure you start at a slow enough pace where you feel successful, then build on your speed. You can watch the YouTube video here… It’s a…

Getting Social!

Are you guys following my social feeds?  Here’s what you’ve been missing! Instagram   I really don’t understand why people drive to a gym to hop on a #treadmill when they have this 15 minutes away. ?❤️ #hiking #getoutside #pnw #ThatPNWLife #livewashington #snoqualmiefalls #trees #nature #mytreadmill #cardio A photo posted by Joy (@workoutswithjoy) on Jan…

Fitness Challenge #5: Planks!

Planks are a great core exercise because they train stability.  The more stable your body can be, the stronger you become. Check out the new YouTube video for your fitness challenge of the week. Notice that I threw in a reverse plank challenge as well.  If you can plank face-down a minute, but only 10 seconds face-up…

Fitness Challenge #4: Wall Sit

Wall sits target the muscles of the legs and hips and are great because you don’t need any equipment to do them (except a wall).  There are many variations of a wall sit, but start with just the basic – back against the wall. In the YouTube video, I show the rules of a wall sit, 3 different intensity…

Fitness Challenge #3: Hit the Road!

Your third fitness challenge is to hit the road – walk it, run it, bike it, whatever. Vary your intensity to challenge yourself. Cardiovascular activity is important for heart health.  It’s important to know that heart disease is still the #1 killer in the United States. Did You Know… According to The Heart Foundation, a person has a heart attack every 34 seconds in…

Fitness Challenge #2: Hit the Floor!

It’s time to get strong!  Even if you don’t have weights or a gym membership, you can start your training program. That is my challenge for you – to get stronger and to start training today. The stronger you are, the more energy it takes to keep those muscles strong – which means you will burn more calories even…

Fitness Challenge #1: Hit the Trails!

Happy New Year!  Make this your year to get active, have fun, and enjoy life!! I have some fitness challenges and assessments for you to start 2016 off right (scroll to bottom for today’s assessment). Your first challenge starts today – hit the trails! Guess what? Hiking is just walking. Get outside, get some fresh air, and burn calories and fat…