I recall a time in first grade, getting permission to use the restroom, which was located way on the other side of the school! At least it felt that way at the time. Upon my return, I started looking for my seat in the classroom, but something wasn't right. The room looked a bit odd, … Continue reading Are you in the Right class?
Participants gather in group fitness classes for various reasons, but all with the common intention to improve themselves. Some may be interested in improving physical features like gaining or losing weight. Others may look forward to the social aspects like having company and support as they workout. Many wish to experience improvement in their mood … Continue reading Is Your Group Fitness Instructor a Teacher?
Whether I'm dealing with stress from work, home, or (shamefully) internal stress that I create amongst myself, I can always count on a good workout for relief! When it's over, I'm left wondering what I was so concerned about before I began. I am sure many of you have come across the following quote scrolling … Continue reading I Workout Because…
Checking for progress is essential in attaining any long-term goal. It may be career-related, fitness-related, relationship-related, etc. It really doesn't matter what area it's in, I believe that checking for signs of improvement can benefit your outcome! In January, as most do, I set personal goals for the year. Now that I've made it halfway … Continue reading Progress Check
Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Mad Dogg World Spinning and Sports Conditioning Conference 2018 that took place in my city, Miami, FL. This was my first time and I was anxious to see what the experience would be like! Participants assembled from every state that you can think of! … Continue reading Mad Dogg Spinning Experience
Glide through your workout with a pair of gliding discs! Not to be confused with your dog's frisbee, these discs can be used for a low-impact, total body workout. Gliders can take your body through its full range of motion, toning your muscles and improving stability. Hit play below to see me demonstrate my favorite … Continue reading Glide Through Your Workout!
I've been getting asked the same question from many of my group fitness participants after class, "How do I stretch this?" as they point to an area on their body. While they may know that stretching is good for them, they may not know when it's good for them! When do you need to stretch? … Continue reading Should You Really Be Stretching?
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a Bosu ball?! Okay, okay. Bad joke, since Bosu balls don't fly. Nevertheless, it is a strange-looking object at first sight. It may be even a little intimidating to some. So if you've been avoiding this odd contraption at your gym because you are unsure of how to … Continue reading BOSU Circuit
Just like that a new year is among us! Rather than getting into the cliched new year's resolutions with you guys, I'd like to share what my top goals are for this year in different areas. 😉 Career & Education: Acquire another specialty certification. I currently specialize in Boot Camp Conditioning, Cardio Kickboxing, Group Resistance … Continue reading How I Plan to Make This Year Happy!
How has everyone's semester turned out? For me, these past few months have been filled with rather undesirable surprises. It took a lot of unexpected turns. This is quite awful considering that I am the type of person who needs structure and order to keep their sanity! Okay, maybe I am exaggerating just a bit. Not … Continue reading End-of-Semester Stress