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…

Focus on Your Breath

The days are getting longer, the trees are blooming, and it’s time to do some mindful breathing. Not only is it easy to do, it helps boost energy, mental focus, and decreases stress.     Try this simple breathing technique: Sit, stand, lie down, or just be in any position you like (as you can see from…

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…

No Flabby Arms With These Tricep Dip Variations

Can you believe summer sun is only three months away?  Okay, maybe a little longer – but still!  It’s time to work on the back of your arms for those tank tops! Here’s some tricep dip variations from my YouTube channel to tone the back of your arms… Hope you are all having a Happy Leap…

5 Minute Abs Workout

Are you short on time?  No excuses!  Here’s a quick 5 minute workout routine to target your abs and back that you can do anywhere! Check out the YouTube video here… “Love life. Live your life with joy so you may fill the world with joy. Let no one leave your presence without feeling the joy of…

February is National Heart Month

Since February is National Heart Month, let’s talk heart health for a minute.  If you follow me on social media, you know I’m all about cardio.  Cardiovascular activity (any activity that’s repetitive that keeps your heart rate up) and a healthy diet are key to keeping your heart healthy and strong. Heart fact:  The stronger…

Medicine Ball Workout

Medicine balls add variety to your workouts and are perfect for home gyms, because they don’t take up a lot of space. Always start with a light ball (or even a basketball, volleyball, or soccer ball) and increase the weight as you are successful with the exercises. Medicine balls will increase your strength and stamina,…

Unique Standing Pilates Leg Series

Pilates exercises increase strength and core stability.  The stronger you are – especially through the core, the less likely you are to get injured with your daily activities. Pilates is about precise movements and to perform each movement with purpose. The key is to stand tall and not let your spine move as you are performing this leg series…

Get Fit Outside: Unique Stair Drills

Getting outside for your cardio activity is a great way to strengthen your heart, burn tons of calories, and get some much needed fresh air! There have been studies done that show people who exercise outdoors are more likely to stick with it. If you just started your fitness journey, this may be the time…

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…