Valentine's Day was last week, but no, this post is not about love, heart break, or emotions. February is American Heart Month so let's talk cardiac muscle and leave the lovey dovey stuff for another time! Heart Rate The hardest working muscle in the body is said to be the heart. Heart rate is the … Continue reading Protect Your Heart
"I've lost 10 pounds, but I can't lose anymore weight", "I want to workout, but I have a bad back", "I lift heavy, but I'm not getting any bigger", are some typical issues patrons share with me. When I give them some suggestions, all too often, not only do they disregard my advice, they come … Continue reading Don’t Be That Guy (or Girl)
If every year you make a resolution that you never fulfill, I challenge you to skip the resolution this year. Yes, that's right - no New Year's Resolution! Skip the "I'm going to lose ten pounds", "I'm going to give up ice cream", "I'm going to run everyday!" While these resolutions may sound positive, they … Continue reading Skip the Resolution!
You may be thinking... Christmas is two days away, and you're either flying out or your family is flying in. There is still a lot that needs to be taken care of and, perhaps, even more that needs to be done afterward. Who has time for fitness now?! It's easier to stay fit around the … Continue reading Holiday Fit Tips
This Labor Day weekend, I participated in a 5K race that I did not feel prepared for. A lot of changes have been happening at once for me. I've found it difficult to train for the race on top of teaching, training clients, beginning a new semester, and assuming new job responsibilities. I didn't let … Continue reading Labor Day 5K
So your summer body didn't quite come through this year, but you are now motivated to get with the program! You've managed to cut out a lot of calories today, as you've hardly eaten anything. You've signed up for a Cardio Kickboxing class to help you lose the weight you've been wanting to all year. … Continue reading Hit the Spot, Not the Wall
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…
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?