I have been in the Fitness Industry for over 9 years. I love my continuing education classes for an opportunity to learn more, attending conferences and reading almost everything I can get my hands on. I partake in online forums with other like minded professionals. However, in the past week, I have been given some great insight and advice from friends and clients. (more…)
How do you go from Mach 7 to doing nothing? Easy, just tell yourself you are going to do it and plan it! It took some doing but after two very long weeks, this body did nothing today and feel fabulous for it. There was lots of laying in bed until noon, watching brainless television (Does anyone really believe the Housewives of Orange County are real?), napping and listening to the rain and wind. It is not easy to take time for yourself, but this is your homework for the next week. It may not be a whole day, but find some time at least an hour and take it! Report back and share your new outlook. (more…)
The first month of 2012 is almost over! Those resolutions are still burning strong and you have taken the bait to make “2012 the year to get in gear!” (more…)
No time to get a full work out in? No kidding! Slip into one or more of these cardio blasters. It just takes a little initiative to think of more. Let us know which ones you like or thought of and share. (more…)
Well, it is official — “The Holidays are here!”. Even though we still may think it is summertime here in Southern Cal or a warm autumn in the rest of the country, the calendar does not lie. (more…)
Some of the alleged health magazines don’t always give you the truth about exercise. If you are looking for answers, be sure to look to the professionals. Recently SHAPE had an article about muscle pain, but some controversial points. Here is an article explaining Pain and Gain. Don’t be set off from the trainer, read through it.
HEALTH TIP – It is still dark out, I don’t wanna get up!
Now that we have “fallen behind” in preparation for winter, these dark fall mornings are going to make it tough to climb out of bed. When you should be up and at the gym, hiding under the sheets is not a good alternative. Since, daylight saving ended last weekend, hopefully these tips can help the not-so-morning people get up and get moving before the sun comes up. • Before you go to sleep, either sleep in your gym clothes (which seems so college days) or at least lay them out next to your bed. Then you don’t have to think in the dark. • Studies show doing some yoga stretches or general stretches in bed get your body moving. • Fresh flowers in your room make you feel energized, per all those scientists. Just don’t keep stargazers in your bedroom, their strong aroma can hinder your sleep. • If getting into the routine will take time, skip the gym, but get up and move! Put in a DVD, go to FITTV.com or even ON DEMAND has great workouts that are just as strenuous as being at the gym. • This is one of the hardest, especially for moms, but GO TO BED EARLIER. A recent workshop shoes most women 30-63 yrs old do not get enough sleep. Less than 8 hours of sleep can cause lack of good judgment, overeating, and dizziness. • Put your alarm clock in the bathroom or across the room so you have to get out of bed to turn it off. Keep moving it around, so it is not in the same spot all the time. • Set your clock at least 25 minutes ahead of time. That way the first time it goes off, it shocks you out of REM and it makes the waking up process a little easier. • Get a self-timed coffee maker. The aroma will get you out from under those sheets in no time. Just be weary of the self-grinders, they can scare you awake. If you are an am workout queen, this type of early exercise can really burn that metabolism. In recent survey of RockIt Mom members, getting up and working out with just a small snack (banana/bar or yogurt) gives you a long term burn all day. So why not have a revved up metabolism, keep up that energy and make solid decisions. Now, what is your excuse?
Ok, originally I thought the tips would not get done this week, you know with Halloween. Halloween is getting almost as big as the December holidays!! Well, found some time late yesterday and didn’t want to leave you hanging. So here are the tips. Welcome November, let the crazy battle of the holiday pounds and general nutz-o begin! (more…)
Summer may have been over for you when the kids went back to school, but there are still some activities and family fun you can squeeze in. Our family has been very fortunate to be invited to go waterskiing and tubing at two different lakes and 4×4 in the Mojave Desert. It is truly a A-Ha parent moment to watch your babies get behind a ski boat and be taken away. Or jump into a Jeep and take off over the mountains and climb rocks. You want these moments so you can watch them grow and at the same time, grab them – wrap them in their favorite blankie and cuddle them tight! Has your child(ren) done a big kid activity that you just weren’t ready for them to do, yet? (more…)
How did you do on the push-up challege a few weeks ago? Still trying to keep up? How about a LUNGE CHALLENGE with a little bit of core?
So, this is how it works:
1. The first segment of the challenge is lunges. EVERY DAY LUNGE for 2 MINUTES ..for 7 days. You time yourself to see how many of the daily move you can bust out, then keep your score. It can be stationary, walking, side, you name it.
2. The second part is easy. You drop and hit the plank position, til failure. I don’t care if you do it on forearms or arms fully extended. The key here is keep your core tight, back straight as an arrow and hold it UNTIL FAILURE! Note your time and track it.
3. This is for 7 (SEVEN) days…one week. You are going to get a little diversity with the lunges, but some stability at the same time with the planks not changing. After the 7 days are up, we are going to do a REPEAT performance of the entire thing. You should see some improvement in the second half of the challenge. Keep track and email your results at the end of the challenge. There will be a raffle after July 10. See if you are the winner!
So it is pretty straight forward. If you have any questions AT ALL, feel free to ask away!
Start Date: June 21st
End Date: July 5th