Monthly Archives: July 2020

best ab and low back exercises

When people tweak their low back from picking up something, or twisting, it’s usually caused by weak abs and a weak low back. This 15- minute, follow-along workout, includes exercises that are performed for 30-seconds at a time to strengthen the entire core. I’ve also included stretches and mobility exercises, interspersed throughout. Let me know […]

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Stop behaving like it’s 2019

When I think back to 2019…ah, those were the days when I would high-five my clients, workout at the gym, hug my friends, go out to dinner, and shop at the mall.  I am social person, and can strike up a conversation with a stranger in an elevator, but, in March of 2020, when I […]

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I went vegan & these nasty things happened

I wanted to share the medical issues and consequences of reducing animal products from my diet in my effort to become a vegan. For vegans, please watch this before commenting on this blog post. Going vegan definitely has its challenges, so supplementation is typically a must on a vegan diet. Veganism is tough for a […]

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That cookie IS why you can’t lose weight

I’ve heard people say, “this one candy bar…” (insert whatever high calorie and unhealthy edible craving of yours: chips, cookie, margarita, soda, restaurant meal) “…won’t make me fat,” or, “won’t kill me.” Stop kidding yourself. That treat will cause your weight to creep up, unless you are reducing some other food to compensate for those […]

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Stress Relief Fun Workout

  Life is stressful, so I created this quick, eight-minute easy workout to make you feel good, loved, and happy.

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Why I started weightlifting

I started weightlifting over 10 years ago after I was diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes to lower my blood 🩸 sugar, gain muscle, and improve my overall health. Watch this short video to find out what I learned. Whatever your current health status is, don’t do nothing! If you ignore your health, you can get sicker, […]

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10-minute inner & outer thigh workout

This exercise will challenge your balance and your core, while strengthening your glutes and thighs.

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20-minute lower body workout

This workout targets your quads, glutes (your butt), hamstrings and calves. All you need is a chair and a mat, but if you have a booty band, a soft yoga block, and a 5-8 pound kettle bell or dumbbell, you will burn more calories and get more strength gains. I’ve included variations from beginner to […]

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stretches that don’t hurt: 22-minute strength & stretch workout

Instead of static stretches, which can be painful and boring, these are dynamic stretches, where you go in and out of the stretch (no holding). You never want to stretch a cold muscle, so I’ve incorporated strength exercises, and you’ll burn more calories, and will gain more mobility.  

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20 minute chest & back workout with weights for those with cranky shoulders

All you need for this workout is a pair of dumbbells, but if you have several pairs of dumbbells, a Swiss ball, yoga blocks (if you are advanced at push-ups), grab those too. People who have never lifted, to bodybuilders, can do this workout, just choose weights that fit your current strength level, follow along, […]

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