Category Archives: Exercise Guidance

The Last Best Rep

The sprint at the end of the marathon. The last strike pitched in a baseball game that went extra innings. The final round of a championship fight. These are all examples of greatness called from the depths of the spirit; … Continue reading

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Wicked Cardio Circuit – Old School Style

You need to be able to tolerate impact (no tender knees or back) for this one, and you need to do a light warm-up before starting: 1. Rope skip (3 min) 2. Bear crawl (2 min) 3. Burpee with a … Continue reading

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Boxing training is a great workout

The ladies in the picture made up my most recent boxing class. As you can see, they look very comfortable with the gloves on, and you wouldn’t want to tell them they didn’t. I’ve taught boxing training (no contact among … Continue reading

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Great Lower Body Strength Builder/Muscle Toner

The bench lunge is a fantastic alternative to weighted squats to build strength in the glutes, hamstrings and quads (major lower body muscles). Here are a few reasons I prefer them: 1. You can concentrate on one leg at a … Continue reading

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Get Strong and Flexible with This Method

Worried that lifting weights can make you tight and inflexible? Here’s a great approach to actually improve your flexibility through resistance training. The reason it works so well is that it’s very demanding on the muscles, but most of the … Continue reading

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Push-Ups Never Go Out of Style

Since the time exercise has been done in any structured way, push-ups have been a staple. Still, I can’t tell you how many clients have shuddered with fear in their eyes at the prospect of doing them when I first … Continue reading

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Mix it Up to Keep it Fresh

As a busy trainer (thanks goodness!) I have to plan my clients’ workouts and the classes I teach in advance. I try to do the same for my own workouts but all that planning can be hard to manage. So … Continue reading

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