Day 30: 31 Days of Fitness

One more day to go! Today’s fitness challenge comes from another trainer who inspires me with his combination of functional training, bodyweight training and boxing. @getfitwithgiddy on Instagram. Today I’m tackling his Dec 25 workout posted on his Instagram page.  Check it out for video clips on how to do each of the moves: Stiff…

Day 25: 31 Days of Fitness

We’re coming down to the wire.  It’s been an active past couple of days, so we’ll dial it back today. Today’s mission…go for a walk and read two fitness articles or blogs.  It’s a day of learning and reflection. Try to squeeze in at least a 20 minute walk.  Go to the park. Around the…

Day 17: 31 Days of Fitness

Day 17…boxing day!  Boxing and boxing conditioning are the only forms of training where I feel I’ve given it my all. I went for 8 rounds today on the heavy bag and some shadow boxing.  Three minute rounds with a one minute rest break between.  Keep that body moving as best as you can and…

Day 16: 31 Days of Fitness

We’re at the half way point.  Let’s keep rolling…stay with it.  Today we will focus on cardio and foam rolling!     Start with 20 minutes of cardio – your choice.  And then let’s finish with some good old foam rolling. Foam rollers help with pre and post workout flexibility my initiating self myofascial release….

Day 7: 31 Days of Fitness

Ok, Ok…y’all still with me? Here’s day 7 of the 31 Days of Fitness challenge.  And it’s all about lucky no. 7! Seven exercises, 7 reps each…7 rounds… Good luck! 7 Jumping Squats 7 Pull Ups 7 Burpees 7 Push Ups 7 Bridges 7 Crunches 7 Narrow Grip Chin Ups x7 Rounds!!

Day 6: 31 Days of Fitness

Ready to rumble? Today we’re working in the ring.  It’s a boxing style workout. Warm up with jumping rope for 3 minutes.  No jump rope? Jump like you do. 6 Rounds of Boxing.  3 minute rounds. 1 minute rest between rounds. 4 rounds on the heavy bag 2 rounds shadow boxing No bag? Shadow box…

Day 5: 31 Days of Fitness

Almost a full week in!  Here’s today’s workout.  And if you don’t have all the necessary equipment improvise the best you can.  Let’s get right to it…   1 Mile Run Battle Ropes 3 x 45 sec Pull Up Pyramid (do 1 pull up.  Then 2. Go until you can no longer do pull ups….

Day 3: 31 Days of Fitness

Ok, those were two intense days to kick off the month…let’s simplify it for the weekend. Today’s workout is 30 minutes of cardio.  You choice!! Stick with one or mix and match.  You can run, walk, jump rope, row…you get the idea.   Y’all still with me?!?  Come on.  You can get his done.

Body Transformation 2.0

Ok…let’s try this…again… This is what my last semester of school did to me.  14-16 hour days of class, work, studying, and attempting to maintain workouts.  High stress, lack of sleep and overall bad eating led to weight gain and puffiness.  I’m at 164 lbs.  I wanted to be at 150 lbs. So I start…

Day 1 -My Transformation

Let me start by saying this is not something I usually do.  I’m not one to post shirtless progress pics, but right now I need to be accountable. I need to be accountable to my clients, my patients and to the fitness community in which I work.  My body is not where I want it…

Medicine Ball HIIT Workout

Looking to switch things up a bit in the gym?  How about a medicine ball high intensity interval workout?  I came up with this program when the gym was busy and all the dumbbells and kettlebells were in high demand.  It got the job done! Warm Up: 5 minutes on the track, the treadmill or…

Finally found a gym

I had been on a quest to find a new gym for months…and all along it was right at the end of my street. I usually have a longterm relationship with my gym, staying a loyal member for years. However, as my approach to fitness evolved this year, my current gym did not. It started…