YOU WANT TO START A RUNNING PROGRAM, BUT YOU THINK ONE OF THESE IS REQUIRED BEFORE EXERCISING?.. A) You must be lean. B) You must have Kenyan ancestry or at least natural athletic abilities. C) You should own a treadmill or have a gym membership. D) You must have incredible running clothes. E) None of the above If you … Read More
You’ve heard of a FOAM ROLLER? It’s the latest rage! Long before its popularity, I was introduced to BODY ROLLING, by my good friend, Karen Galliano…only with a ball, and with a larger range of purpose. Aimed at healing, wellness, and injury prevention, it also supports your goal of “getting in shape.” Here’s why. Body Rolling … Read More
DID YOU MIS(s) YOUR WORKOUT?
I have a routine…When not in marathon training season, I run approximately 5 days weekly. This is enough to maintain my marathon base. What’s more, Mondays and Fridays are always strength training days. It’s truly hard to fit it all in, yet every piece is critical to my enhanced running improvement, health, and overall fitness. … Read More
LEADING A BALANCED LIFE?
BALANCE!!! We talk about this a lot, right!?! In traditional terms, we usually think of leading a balanced personal life. We devote a great deal of time and energy to balance exercise, great nutrition, time for self-love, fun with family and loved ones, and a general sense of peace! Your body is no different; it … Read More
Fitness enthusiasts are a walking contradiction. How do I know?…I’m one of them! We engage in physical activity, all in the name of looking and feeling our personal best (of course it beats therapy fees too!), yet injury rules the day for many! It’s a question I frequently get and am now a walking model … Read More
BEACHBODY WORKOUT, ARMS AND ABS
DUMBBELL CHEST PRESS: Lying down on a mat or on the floor, with knees bent and glutes raised and tightened, begin with your arms and dumbbells pushed straight above you, directly over your chest. Without the ends of the dumbbells touching; slowly lower your elbows out and to the side, away from your ears in line with the middle of your … Read More
STRENGTH TRAIN TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM!
You’ve INCREASED your cardio, but you’re not LOSING WEIGHT? This is a very common scenario, and it hits on a sensitive nerve for many….Strength training versus Cardiovascular…”Which one should I do?” …To boost your metabolism, to lose weight, and to look lean, they each have their place in your training repertoire! This is likely the … Read More
GOT TEN MINUTES?
GOOD NEWS!!! IT REALLY DOESN’T TAKE MUCH TO GET FIT FOR SUMMER! If YOU HAVE TEN MINUTES, I’VE GOT YOU COVERED! I struggle daily with prioritizing and decision-making for family, business, and personal activities. Even for ME, exercise is often the item that gets put on the back burner! It’s so hard to dedicate a daily … Read More
LOWER BODY BAND TRAINING, PART ONE
IT’S OFFICIAL! My marathon racing and pacing season are over, and I’m rejoicing that I can pick up my “pace” with strength training again. These warmer summer months are an ideal time to transition and to focus on improve strength and muscle tone as well as to increase your pace with faster, shorter runs. These two … Read More
SUMMER BUTT SHAPERS!
BUTT…I don’t have time to exercise! I know, I know…I hear it all the time. In my never-ending attempt to get America healthy, feeling and looking great with little time to give, I offer up the following exercises to tone and shape that butt of yours! I’d like to be proper and talk about this area of our bodies with poise, … Read More