Since this past summer I've been exactly half of leading a custom corporate wellness program, and since every class seems to have new people of all levels, I've relied heavily on our old favorite pal, the timed set. Timed sets are fantastic for mixed levels since everyone starts and finishes at the same time, no one waits on anyone--and the potential for feeling out of place or … [Read more...] about An 18-Minute Follow Along Timed Sets Workout Video
Complete follow along workout I created for some clients then shared with one a local corporate wellness program too - too busy to make it to the gym? This workout is based on timed sets, so you can work at your own level. There's a warmup joint mobility sequence, warmup circuit, and then a grouping of high intensity tabata interval combos. Take a break when you need it - this … [Read more...] about Follow Along, Do Anywhere Bodyweight Workout
Working from home is great if you have the personality for it. I'm very grateful to have been able to have this level of autonomy for such a long time. If we want to get technical, I've been in charge of my own schedule for the past 17 years (remember, I'm 40 and all) as an entrepreneur, consultant, and fitness instructor. A great trick to have up your sleeve no matter where … [Read more...] about Turn Up the HEAT! Classic Challenge Revisited a Short but TOUGH Workout
Oh I love to hate this thing. One of my advanced clients saw it and was aghast... "why do YOU have an exercise bike?!" She asked. Visions of 80s leg-warmer wearing people cycling while reading magazines, eating bon-bons, and watching soaps churned in her head. I then explained that we'd really only be spending very short periods of time on this evil evil fan bike, and that it … [Read more...] about Assault Fitness Assault Air Bike, Fan Bike
I've enjoyed variations of this little combo for a couple of years, it's always a lot of fun and can even feel a little bit like a game. Most recently a friend and I did the workout for 10 rounds followed by a more focused strength workout. If you have a group, you can even perform this as an interesting relay race. No matter how many rounds you choose, be sure to record the … [Read more...] about Competitive Circuit Workout for Monkey Bars, Bodyweight Exercise, and Sprints
I'd gotten it into my head that for a few workouts I wanted to do at least 100 swings with the 32kg kettlebell. For my size that sounds like a lot, but it's actually not too bad--after training with kettlebells for many years and having solid form with swings (which I am still improving...) There's no such thing as "perfect". Improvements can always be made. There's so … [Read more...] about The 32kg Sandwich Workout Scheme for Fun, Strength, and Power
I'm still working on editing a fun video for you with an especially interesting circuit (there's some highly functional but silly looking parts to it, thanks to my general appearance, some kids at the park gawked at what I was doing, but were unsure if it was "safe" to openly mock me. Thanks, hairdo!) Anyway that is still in the works. Look for it this weekend, so you can try … [Read more...] about Quick Workout for Hectic Times, Kettlebells, and Battling Rope!
Recently one of the most faithful attendees of our small group requested to work on stamina... Not a problem! Also, for Florida, since it dipped under 50 degrees (Fahrenheit) that meant everyone was running around freezing, or were gleefully wearing any and all of the "cold weather clothes" that they never get to wear. Seriously, you would have thought a bizzard was on … [Read more...] about Let’s Heat Up the Gym! (a Kettlebell Workout)