Kick your Own Butt Circuit Workout!

I had less time than I thought at the gym yesterday when I went to complete my daily Elf for Health challenge – a Circuit Workout! Since I was running short on time, I powered through it at a really fast pace, so I definitely kept my heart rate elevated and kicked my own butt! […]

Three 15 Minute Workouts

I was talking to a client this week, who does a ‘homework’ session every week, on top of our training. Basically I’ve given her an extra session to do on her own through the week. She told me that since she’s so short on time, sometimes the extra session gets skipped because she knows she […]

Marathon Training Week 8 Update – Halfway there!!

Halfway, baby!! I can’t believe it. Only 8 more weeks and I’ll be on that starting line again. Lots of miles to go, but this week I definitely felt the training effects of half a marathon training program! This week of marathon training almost felt like a holiday. My ‘long run’ was only 12 miles […]

The CrossFit Controversy – Readers Weigh In

Last week for my column Working (Out) Mama at The Stir, I wrote about the reasons why I don’t think CrossFit is the best workout choice for everyone. I think it was clear that I wasn’t being controversial for the sake of controversy – there are aspects of CrossFit I think are great, but just […]

Cardio – Strength Combo Workout!

Ready for a workout? Try this Cardio – Strength Combo Workout I put together (before I started spending all my time training for the marathon!). Circuits are a great way to combine some cardio with your strength training – not only do these circuit include a 2 minute cardio component, you are also keeping your […]

Is Strong Wrong?

  When you look at a picture of a woman’s body with muscles like the image below, do you think, “She looks strong,” or do you think “She looks hot“? Is one of those responses right? Are they both wrong? source I’ve been asking that question of myself for the last week, whenever I see […]

SUPERsets! A workout to kick off your week.

  I did this workout last week as 2 sets of 18 reps – it was tough! But I felt so amazing after it was over – I really pushed myself and felt great. You can do it as any kind of workout – maybe 3 sets of 8, or 2 sets of 15, whatever […]

How NOT to train for a half marathon

First up – before I even begin telling you about my woeful excuse for half marathon training, I need to let you know that I have not yet run said half marathon. I could crush it! I could PR! It could be the best race I’ve ever run! (Probably not, but you never know!) So, […]

Fit Mama Friday – Meet Emily W.

Meet Emily W. That’s Emily in the foreground, being a badass Fit Mama! Four mornings a week, while her husband Brent and her sons, Henry, 6 and Charlie, almost 5, sleep happily, Emily West is up before the sun to make it to a 5:30am CrossFit class. By 6:30am she is back home, helping her […]

Stop Wasting Time at the Gym

What goes through your mind when you have a spare 20 minutes in your day? Do you even think about using that short of a period of time to workout? Or do you go grab a cup of coffee, respond to emails and texts, surf the web and realize your 20 minutes has slipped through […]