Category: Strength

What’s the Bare Minimum to Maintain Fitness?

It is true that if “you don’t use it, you lose it”. Fitness is transient. The unfortunate reality is that the training benefits gained from an exercise program will be lost if the program is discontinued. Exercise must be a regular component of one’s lifestyle to reap the benefits. There is no finish line. Fitness…

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Pump Your Muscles and Heart with Outdoor Workouts

Since the risk for exposure to Covid-19 is lower outdoors, many people are opting for outdoor workouts. Fortunately, the weather is cooperating making exercising outside more enjoyable. Here is a workout that you can do outdoors that involves both cardio-respiratory and muscle conditioning exercise. The program alternates between periods of running or walking and resistance…

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Increase Your After-Burn

Have you ever wondered why you continue to breathe heavy and sweat after your workout is done?  Why doesn’t your breathing go back to normal immediately? After exercise, you consume a greater amount of oxygen to assist your body in recovering from the stress of the workout and the demands it placed on your body….

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Park Workout – Week 3

Strength and Cardio Interval Workout Over the past couple weeks, we’ve been reviewing exercises you can do at the park. Today we’ll continue using nothing more than your body weight and the playground apparatus. So remember that the park is your gym and you can give yourself an incredible workout while the kids play.  Meet…

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Low Impact Does Not Mean Low Intensity

With the popularity of HITT (High Intensity Interval Training) which includes many high impact activities like Burpees, Jump Squats. Skipping, Running and various other explosive movements, it may seem like High Impact movements are the only path to results. That’s just not the case and good news for those with arthritic pain and various other injuries,…

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Cross-Train Your Way to Your BEST Self

Last weekend I participated in a Paddleboard Triathlon, something I’ve never done before. We started racing on Paddleboards, then transitioned to a bike and finished with a run. It was an incredible full body workout incorporating lower body, upper body, core and balance. It reminded me of how important it is to cross-train….

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Spring Into Shape For Summer – Week Twelve

You did it! Can you believe we’re at Week 12?! But remember with fitness, you can’t start and stop.  In order to maintain results and health and fitness benefits, it’s a forever thing! Change Things Up: This week, change around the sequence or order that you are performing your exercises. For example, if you always do your…

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Spring Into Shape For Summer – Week Eleven

“People often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning.”  Mohandas Gandhi We have two weeks left to our Spring…

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Spring Into Shape For Summer – Week Ten

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals”.- Zig Ziglar We’re honing in on the finish line of our Spring into Shape for Summer Program. But remember with fitness there is NEVER a finish line.  Two weeks left to take everything to the next level. …

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