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…

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…

Get Summer Ready Workout

It has been a little colder this past week, but you know that warm summer sun is coming!  It is time to get active, train hard, and get ready for tanks, shorts, and swimsuits now. Only 4 Weeks ’til Summer! Get Summer Ready!! This Get Summer Ready Workout focuses on burning calories while training the…

5 Mile Walk/Jog/Run

If you are looking to increase your mileage, then try interval training (repeating lower and higher intensities for a given amount of time).  Don’t be afraid to start at a slower pace, and build on your speed.  It’s important to train smart.  There are so many ways to do it – here’s an example 5 Mile Walk/Jog/Run…

Pilates Side Leg Series

The Pilates side leg series will tone your core and outer thighs while increasing hip flexibility.  The key is to keep your upper body (hips to your head) as still as possible as your legs do the movements.  You can prop your head in your hand (pictured here) or rest your head down on your arm,…

Pilates Combo

Change happens through movement and movement heals. – Joseph Pilates Joseph Pilates really was ahead of his time with a lot of his exercises.  If you have been doing his traditional exercises for a while now, it’s time to mix things up!  Try combining two Pilates moves together to keep your workouts fresh and fun. Pick combos…

Gotta Travel? Do These 3 Exercises While on the Road…

Are you traveling this spring for work or fun? Don’t forget to pack a resistance tube for these three exercises. You will hit back, chest, core, legs, hips, balance, and your heart.   Attach the tubing around any stable surface (such as a tree or heavy table leg) – to anchor, just loop handle through…

Get Outside!

It’s gonna get warm this week (Seattle)! Studies show going outside for fresh air for 20 minutes increases vitality levels. So get outside! Breathe deep, go walk, do core work on the dock – just get out there.  “Open the window of your mind. Allow the fresh air, new lights, and new truths to enter.”…

Swing into Spring Workout

Yay, it’s spring!  It’s time to get into the swing of things with this baseball inspired workout.  All you need is a light and medium sized dumbbell for these exercises below: Windmill Arms (core warm up) Stand with feet wider than shoulders, abs in. Swing arms from side to side, twisting from your upper torso. Try…

8 Minute Cardio Challenge!

This is the time of year we tend to get into a rut with our workouts.  Keep them fresh and fun with a new challenge! How about an 8 minute cardio challenge? You can: walk run bike swim stair climb  skate …or whatever cardio you like (cardio is any repetitive activity that keeps your heart…