No Excuses (Jump Rope) Workout #20

No Excuses (Jump Rope) Workout #20

Get vertical and go for this workout that combines all the benefits of jumping rope with a few strength exercises that hit your entire body.  Not sold on jumping rope? Here are a few benefits to consider: Muscle Tone: Shape up your calves, along with several other big...
No Excuses (Hill Run/Combo) Workout #19

No Excuses (Hill Run/Combo) Workout #19

Living in Chicago, I've never had to utter the words "I thought that hill was never going to end!" while out for a run. Gorgeous lakefront, great running trails and a few pretty incredible running groups...but no hills. Running hills is actually a great workout. If...
Two Medicine Ball Strong Ab Exercises

Two Medicine Ball Strong Ab Exercises

Medicine balls are a staple to any fitness facility, and easily available for purchase at any sporting goods store for home use. They come in a variety of sizes, weights and colors, and can be built into any workout hitting just about every muscle imaginable. I have a...
5 Reasons Your Body Will Love Pumpkins

5 Reasons Your Body Will Love Pumpkins

If you're in a war, instead of throwing a hand grenade at the enemy, throw one of those small pumpkins. Maybe it'll make everyone think how stupid war is, and while they are thinking, you can throw a real grenade at them. -- Jack Handy (aka Al Franken), Deep Thoughts...
6 Ways to Never Miss a Workout

6 Ways to Never Miss a Workout

The alarm went off, the pillow feels good - and you're falling back asleep. A little voice inside your head is quietly telling you to get up, but somehow you manage to justify ten more minutes, then ten more minutes, and finally...ten more minutes. By the time your...
Game Day Menu Ideas: Healthy Tex-Mex

Game Day Menu Ideas: Healthy Tex-Mex

Here is a simple game day menu with a Tex-Mex twist.  What’s more, it’s healthy and loaded with great ingredients that are good for you, including: Chipotle Peppers: Contains capsaicin, giving it heat – but also reduces inflammation in the body. Cumin: A warm spice...