Fitness Training

How to Feel Confident in the Gym

New Year, New You!  The holidays have come and gone and now it's time to get back on track with your fitness goals.  Was your resolution to drop a few pounds, gain some muscles?  It's not as easy as it sounds to just go workout at the gym. I look around the weight room and… Continue reading How to Feel Confident in the Gym

Fitness Training

Free Weights Vs. Machines: Dumbbells, Machines, Barbells Oh My!

Machines Vs. Free Weights In the left corner, we have Free Weights the home of Kettlebells, Dumbbells, Barbells, and anything else you can pick up!  In the Right corner, we have Machines the basic pulley system. This will be an interesting fight between resistance training!  Who's ready for this epic match up? "Let's Get Ready To… Continue reading Free Weights Vs. Machines: Dumbbells, Machines, Barbells Oh My!

HIIT Workouts

Weekly Workout

Back & Biceps  (3 sets of 12 for each) Seated Hybrid Row Seated Single Arm Cable Row Face Pull Pull-Up Dumbbell Bicep Curl Machine Preacher Curl Machine Single Arm Preacher Curl (I normally start off with pull-ups (or assisted pull-ups as a modification).  The reason I put my pull-ups mid workout is because I wanted… Continue reading Weekly Workout

Fitness Training

Hustle For The Muscle: Programming Your Workout

Workout Plans that Work!I get asked all the time what my gym routine looks like.  So I've decided to share with the world some of the options I've used for previous competitions and during off season.  This has really worked for me because I"m a morning person and I prefer to do cardio in the… Continue reading Hustle For The Muscle: Programming Your Workout

Weight Loss & Nutrition

Make Muscles. Not Excuses

Make some muscles, don't be afraid to lift some weights you won't turn into the  HULK! I can't tell you how many women have told me "I don't lift weights because I don't want to get bulky." I only wish lifting would make me bulk up.  In every bodybuilders dream maybe! Lifting weights will NOT… Continue reading Make Muscles. Not Excuses

Healthy & Happy Life, HIIT Workouts

Weekly HIIT Workout

Here is a great sweaty workout for you to try this week.  I did 4 sets of TABATAS which was 8 rounds of 30 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest.  I decdied to increase the intensity by adding 10 extra seconds of work this week.  In between each tabata I used the stair… Continue reading Weekly HIIT Workout

Healthy & Happy Life, HIIT Workouts

Weekly HIIT Workout

For this week I was inspired by the CrossFit games that were recently on TV.  Feel free to change up the weights to work with what you are comfortable with.  I was also very short on space and had limited access to equipment because the gym was SOOO BUSY! 3 Rounds for Time 200 Meter… Continue reading Weekly HIIT Workout