Monthly Archives: December 2012

How I Accidentally Became a Barefoot Trainer

I’ve heard of the concept of barefoot training. It makes a lot of sense & is quite logical: wearing supportive shoes with thick soles actually weakens your feet – rather than the muscles of your feet getting any sort of … Continue reading

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The Inaugural Beating of the Tire!

I posted a while back about wanting to do “CrossFit – like” workouts that DH said were basically manual labor. I bought a sledgehammer used via Craig’s List for $10 and have been waiting for a tractor tire. My husband … Continue reading

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Return to the Gym Post-Break + Snatch Video

I’ve had a head cold & Friday was the first day I lifted in over a week. It’s good to be back. I think getting back into the gym is the hardest part, & still equally challenging when “the gym” … Continue reading

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Junk Food Temptations

My husband likes to cook & he’s quite good at this. Normally, this would be a reason to envy me- but at times, it’s also a reason to pity me! He made homemade spaghetti sauce 2 weeks ago, good recipe … Continue reading

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My First Custom Step Mix

I’ve been teaching step aerobics for over 14 years now. For those of you not familiar, we instructors buy our own music and it needs to be specially made for aerobics. First, the pace is consistent. Second, the downbeat is … Continue reading

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Paleo Local Food & Fun Snacks

Apparently it’s not just among my personal Facebook friends. Posting photos of food seems to be a common trend, if a statement from Max on the show “2 Broke Girls” is any indication. (Hilarious show, by the way.) So here … Continue reading

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Video: Push Press 85# for 6 Reps

Push Presses. I’ll have to film push jerks too  - they’re fun & I use even more weight. But the push press is still one of my absolute favorite exercises.

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Video: Beginner-Mediate Step Aerobics Choreography Routine 2

Step Routine #2! I ended up teaching this choreo with a 3rd combo that was a variation from the first step routine that I filmed, so I only recorded the 2 new combos in this video. I hate when my … Continue reading

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“Train Hard or Go Home” – I disagree

“Train Hard or Go Home” is a phrase I’ve heard before. Most recently, it was in massive font on the displays of one of the vendors at the AAAI fitness conference. I thought it was good blog fodder. I totally disagree with … Continue reading

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HIIT Kickboxing Routine with Video

I actually put this routine together in May of 2010. I remember exactly when because my birthday is in May & I needed to renew my drivers’ license. I was reading “Muscle & Fitness Hers” magazine while waiting & they … Continue reading

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