Standing Core Quickie 

Here’s a fitness strengthening exercise that will target all the muscles of your core – shoulders to hips. This will increase core strength and stability and you get to stay in a standing position to train your abs – yay! All you need is a resistance tubing. Start with light resistance and increase to a…

Fun Facts about Your Muscles

Strength training needs to be part of your weekly routine (aim for 3 days a week for 20-30 minutes).  Did you know… A pound of fat takes up 18% more space than a pound of muscle.  The strongest muscles in the body are the glutes (butt), soleus (under calf), heart (pumps 2 oz. blood per…

A Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness is focusing your attention on the present – to live in the moment.  As we move through life, we tend to zone out and move on autopilot with our day to day activities.  Mindfulness is just as important to our health as eating right and working out.  This will help clear your mind, reduce stress…

Getting Social

Do you follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest? Here’s some of what you missed this past month… I had to be with trees this morning. 🌲 #pnw A photo posted by Joy (@workoutswithjoy) on Jun 4, 2016 at 10:25am PDT Bridge of the Gods 😊 #pct #wild #cherylstrayed #hiking #yoga #yogaeverywhere #wanderlust #weekend…

Global Running Day

Did you know today is Global Running Day? Grab a partner – big or small! Not a runner? Try incorporating a 20 second jog every 3-4 minutes. Finish off your workout with 20 squats, 20 push ups, 20 “superman” back extensions.    #globalrunningday “Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path…