Do you have 30 minutes and access to a kettlebell? Then you can do this workout. (Dumbbells work too!) Great for home or gym, this can serve as a stand-alone workout or can be done in conjunction with big lifts and/or a metabolic finisher. If you only have one kettlebell (like I do), it should be of moderate weight. If you have access to multiple weights of kettlebells, feel free to mix and match what suits you best per exercise.Read More
Which is better: cardio or strength training?
I’ll come straight out and admit it: I’ve been both a cardio bunny and a cardio hater in my past.
A cardio bunny is someone (stereotypically female) who spends lots of time doing cardio. This could be in the form of fitness classes of all kinds, long sessions on the treadmill or elliptical, or following guided workout videos. Cardio bunnies typically eschew all strength training or stick exclusively to light dumbbells.
A cardio hater is the exact opposite; someone who focuses predominantly on strength training with the claim that cardio is overrated. Sometimes cardio haters will do some conditioning, but you’ll never catch them doing classic cardio of any kind...ever.Read More
You know what I'm about to say. I'm not the first to say it, and it is a problem we all share: working out during the holidays is HARD.
There is little time, less energy, and we are often out of our routine. Many of us travel during the holidays, adding another layer of challenge. Some may even get backlash from family or friends and feel pressured to skip workouts.
We all know that staying active helps manage our stress, combat sluggishness or weight gain from holiday indulgences, and improve our mood, especially in these shorter, darker days. And of course, it is just what we do. #fitlife ;) In an effort to make your holidays a bit saner, happier, and fitter, here is my Holiday WOY ("workout of the year").Read More
Metabolic Resistance Training...there’s a mouthful. Metabolic Resistance Training, or MRT, is one of my primary offerings for both personal training and classes, and for good reason: it works. Let’s talk about what MRT is, how it works, and who it is ideal for.Read More