Like many fitness enthusiasts, I utilize outdoor running for a good portion of my cardio training.
There are so many benefits to running on the street, paved paths, or nature trails. I enjoy the sights and sounds of being outdoors. I also like running with a natural and free range of motion that indoor machines don't quite offer. The topography of the land adds automatic incline and decline challenges without pressing a button. The outdoor setting also allows me to enjoy another hobby simultaneously: Bird Watching.
Another workout down for my client Melisa. Half way through, in her exhausted state of being she managed to tell me she loves working out.. She said she used to hate it when she was younger because it "hurt." She started a little less than a month ago and is already down 12 lbs and 13 total inches.Everything disappears when I'm working out. All the stress of my day is gone in an instant and the only thing i can think about is what im doing right here and now.
The determination on this client of mine is like nothing ive ever seen! She came to me wanting to lose weight and tone up... I had no idea how much she would actually put into it but I was ready to run if she was.Day one came and it wasnt looking good... barely a 20 second plank (on the forearms) and 20 squats and she had taken a seat.3 months later..She has bought 3 new pairs each one 2 sizes smaller than the last.She flips 500lb tires.She can do L sits on the parallel bars and is well on her way to doing pullups.
You know exercise is good for you, but do you know how good? From boosting your mood and self confidence in that little black dress to improving your sex life and even work life, exercise is a great way to improve your overall experience on a day to day basis.
Last night as I watched our Olympians race my thoughts went behind the scenes. Their drive, what they give up - but most importantly what makes them different from the rest of us. I believe it takes heart and an amazing amount of support. The majority of our Olympic athletes are the youth of today. Not seasoned college athletes who turned pro. Some of their stories are really amazing. One athlete races for himself and his handicapped brother. Our female snowboarder is deathly afraid of heights.
Good Afternoon! Today I would like to talk about High Intensity Interval Training (or HIIT, as it’s called in the fitness world). HIIT, when added to your workout program, is the best way to blast fat away. The top athletes in the world train using HIIT methods in order to maximize oxygen consumption, burn calories, and become as lean as possible. To get a better understanding of what HIIT is, let’s just break down the term:
Over the weekend, I attended a Jam session in o'Fallon. During the Master Class the instructors performed to Rock. That was different, I loved it. Zumba lovers out there, here's a question. Who would love to take a Zumba Class with A portion the music being upbeat rock?
Many of us like to walk for exercise. I love going outside in the fresh air to get my cardio workout. I I've been walking a lot on my treadmill lately with the cold temps, and without my 75 pound lab dragging me down the street, I'm able to focus more on my body while I'm walking.