Full Body No Excuses Workout #4

Full Body No Excuses Workout #4

Isometrics are such a great - and portable - way to incorporate strength training into you workout, no matter where you are or what you're doing. An isometric contraction is when you muscle contracts without changing its length. Usually movements like bicep curls,...
Exercising and Gaining Weight? WHAT???

Exercising and Gaining Weight? WHAT???

Yes, sometimes people who exercise actually gain weight - and it's not muscle. I've seen it happen. Not just to others, but myself as well! Long before I began this very blog, and in fact, before I ever worked in the field of fitness, I was a borderline couch potato...
5 Tips to Look Young, Stay Lean and Keep Strong Bones

5 Tips to Look Young, Stay Lean and Keep Strong Bones

1. Your Body’s Very Own Human Growth Hormone (hGH) is greatly regulated by three things: sleep, exercise and diet. If you’re sleeping five hours a night or less, eating nothing but frozen meals and getting very little exercise, you’re missing all the benefits of human...

Full Body No Excuses Workout #2

Here is your second installment of a workout you can do anywhere. All you need is a little bit of room, a little bit of time and a lot of heart. As always, it's important to start with a good warm up. This workout gets progressively more challenging, and will...
Sweet Dispositions: reward yourself without sabotaging your body

Sweet Dispositions: reward yourself without sabotaging your body

True story. I once worked for an incredibly intelligent and successful woman who, like many of us, took pride in her accomplishments. She was a little bit older than me, and more established in her career. She paid extremely close attention to minute details,...

Full Body No Excuses Workout #1

Once every week from now until the New Year, I'm going to send out a 45-minute get-your-butt-in-gear workout that you can do regardless of where you are for this holiday season. All of these workouts will be short, full-body exercises that need minimal equipment....