No Excuses (Do Anywhere) Workout #16

No Excuses (Do Anywhere) Workout #16

Don't have a lot of time to get in a workout? This one is short, sweet but high in intensity! It's structured as a combination of eight different exercises, each completed in no more than one minute. Repeat each of these exercises three times (broken down into two...
3 Reasons Your Body Will Love Kettlebells

3 Reasons Your Body Will Love Kettlebells

If you’re a regular gym-goer, you know what a Kettlbell looks like:a circle-shaped cast-iron ball donning a handle big enough to accommodate two hands. Even though they've been around since the 19th century, these primitive looking weights have gained superstar...
What’s Your Workout Type?

What’s Your Workout Type?

We take care of our bodies. We take care of our health. These are utterly important to our overall wellbeing! That said, every once in a while it’s ok not to take ourselves too seriously and have some fun with this thing called “fitness.” Where do you see your workout...
Calorie Crazy vs Calorie Conscious?

Calorie Crazy vs Calorie Conscious?

Several years ago I trained a great client who  showed up for every session with a calorie-counting heart rate monitor ready to go. I also had another client around that same time who would show up shortly after breakfast worried about the 200 calories she just...
3 Unassuming Exercises That Will Kick Your Butt

3 Unassuming Exercises That Will Kick Your Butt

For the sake of today's post, I'd like to throw all exercises into one of three categories: 1) Hard: They look difficult to do, and if done properly they are difficult to do. There is no escaping it, yet we do these exercises because they benefit us in some way. For...
Stephanie Howell: How I lost 145 pounds

Stephanie Howell: How I lost 145 pounds

Losing weight was never really difficult for Stephanie Howell. She simply wouldn't eat. Yet this former native of southern Illinois moved to Chicago in 2006 weighing 315 pounds. Five years later, Stephanie is a transformed and committed woman with a svelte 170 pound...