Total Body Workout with Weights

Workouts I love include a total body workout with weights and quick workouts at home.  I’m a firm believer that workouts don’t have to be long or complex to be effective. Each 5×5 block can be a stand-alone workout if you need a 10minute strength and...

Lessons Learned from my Hike at Elevation

The leader said it was going to be an easy, 3 mile hike.  He said my tennis shoes would be fine to wear.  I didn’t have hiking boots anyway.  This personal trainer was in for quite an experience!  Here are the lessons I learned from my hike at elevation. I was...

Exercises that are Harder than they Look

I’ll be honest.  I love a sneaky exercise.  You know….the ones that look so simple, but are surprisingly difficult. When my clients say, “Wow! That was hard!,” I know it was an unexpected challenge:) Here are some of my favorite exercises that...

What is Rib Flare and Exercises to Help

Rib boobs. That’s what I’ve heard them called. When your ribs are sticking out, they’re out of alignment. They should lay flat inside your torso. This rib flare is a sign that your core muscles aren’t doing their job. Specifically, the deep core...

4 Truths to Get Toned Muscles

It’s the new year and I’ve asked my clients about their fitness goals for the year.  Many have said they want to get toned muscles. Despite it being January, getting more definition is the number two goal I hear from my clients all year around.  It’s...

Strength Workout Template

Have you ever wanted to dive into the brain of a personal trainer?  How do they design their workout programs for their clients?  Why is a particular exercise included in the workout? I’m going to let you in on my thinking.  There is a method to the madness! ...