The One Thousand Reps Workout

I LOVE Fridays! Fridays are awesome for many reasons and one of my favorites is that I get to train with the fabulous Jill Petterson. Jill has been teaching fitness as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor for more than a decade. She is also a life long learned and always current. So her bag of tricks include tried and true moves and cutting edge techniques. There are three … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday – Fast and Furious Ladder Workout

Are you ready for a challenge? Today's workout is going to kick your behind... So get ready to sweat! As you know one of the keys to success with any fitness plan is to change things up so you don't get bored and you keep challenging your muscles. This ladder workout is completely different from the BURST workouts you've come to enjoy with me and I know you are going to love it! The … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday – 20 Minute Bikini Body Boot Camp

Welcome to a very special Fitness Friday! If you have been looking for a super effective workout that you can squeeze in every day without stress you are going to LOVE today's special workout brought to you by my sister, Nathalie King, personal trainer extraordinaire and creator of the Bikini Body Boot Camp.  This workout is based on the Tabata principles which, like BURST and HIIT alternates a … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday – 8 Minute Fat Blasting Morning Workout

Kick start your day this fun and energetic workout! As we explored last week, morning workouts offer plenty of healthy benefits, such as increased energy and focus, and of course a revved up metabolism. When you jumpstart your metabolism it becomes more efficient at burning fat all day long. I know moms are busier than ever in the morning with all that running about to get the kids out the … [Read more...]

Sweating it Out with Gabby Reece and HIGHX

When it comes to fitness Gabby Reece believes that the best kind of workout should be fun as well as challenging and it should be adaptable to each individual's specific needs.  The perfect fitness program is one that can be done by anyone, regardless of age or ability.  That is my belief as well so I was eager to discover her signature workout, HIGHX. HIGHX os a bootcamp like circuit workout … [Read more...]

How I Became a Licensed Zumba Instructor

Okay you Zumba fans, I get it!!! Up until last Wednesday I had only taken two or three Zumba classes, and though I had a blast, I didn't become a Zumba fanatic as so many of my friends have... Taking class... After class... After class... If a friend invited me to join her and the class was at a convenient time at a convenient location, I was happy to tag along, but I did not … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday – The 30 Seconds Workout

Alright, now that I have your attention let's be real. As much as I'd love to give you a workout you could complete in 30 seconds that would you bring you the results you want, it's just not realistic. Sorry :-( But this is a super fun workout that will get you burning up some serious calories and will tone and strengthen your entire body. This workout earned it's name because you do each … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday – 12 Minute Power BURST

You know how much I love a workout that combines POWER and EFFICIENCY! So I am exited to bring you yet another fun and explosive workout to get your weekend started right. If you're feeling strong and want to challenge yourself, add a third round for a heart pumping 18 minute workout! Get ready to sweat!!! High Knees Stand with feet shoulders width apart. Run in place as fast as … [Read more...]

30 Day Plank Challenge Day 11 – Plank See Saws

I hope you enjoyed a fun and relaxing weekend and made the most of your day of rest yesterday. We are back today with our plank see saws! Just a quick reminder for this one start in a elbow plank, engage your core, glutes, hamstrings and quads,then move back and forth towards your head then your toes in a sawing motion. Rock back and forth for 30 seconds, rest for 10 and repeat for a … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday – Give Your Workout a Break

Why REST should be an important part of your workout plan. When we think about transforming our bodies into a beautiful, sculpted work of art, we tend to focus on two things: workout and meal planning.  And while both of these are indeed important and necessary, we  often forget one of the most important ingredients: REST! Yet REST is crucial for optimum results and should be treated with … [Read more...]