Exercise of the Week: Russian Twists

Exercise of the Week: Russian Twists

I won’t lie, this one can be tricky. If you don’t have adequate core strength, Russian Twists can strain your lower back. If you don’t know how to brace your core, it can also strain your lower back. Fortunately, there’s a few ways we can make...
Exercise of the Week: Pike Pushup

Exercise of the Week: Pike Pushup

I love the pike pushup because it’s one of the only ways to directly work your shoulders without weight. Usually shoulder exercises involve some sort of press or raise. Instead of using an external weight for this exercise, you’re pressing your own body...
Exercise of the Week: Front Raises

Exercise of the Week: Front Raises

It’s tank top time! How’s your shoulders? Front raises are a challenging exercise that will sculpt those rounded shoulders. It doesn’t take much weight to feel the burn up there. However it’s important to be sure that you aren’t using...
Diet hacks and easy ways to sneak in more activity

Diet hacks and easy ways to sneak in more activity

We all want to get healthier/skinnier/toned etc without putting in much effort. Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could just snap our fingers and have our dream body? Unfortunately it doesn’t work like that. While it’s gratifying and super good for you to...
Exercise of the Week: Renegade Rows

Exercise of the Week: Renegade Rows

Renegade rows are deceptively hard. Sure, you can hold a plank and you know how to row, but adding those two together makes for an awesome core and back exercise. The reason renegade rows are hard is that they force you to use your abdominals for their primary...
Exercise of the Week: Plank

Exercise of the Week: Plank

The plank is an awesome exercise that works more than just your abs. A proper plank will challenge your butt, back and quads as well. Many people just assume the position and hold it without actually focusing on what to contract. You’ll find that it will be much...
Three of the best free fitness apps

Three of the best free fitness apps

Apps for your phone are incredibly helpful. Many of the things we take for granted today wouldn’t be where they are if it weren’t for apps. Think social media, Google Maps (how did I get anywhere before this?!), mobile banking, and email. There’s...
Exercise of the Week: Triceps Dips

Exercise of the Week: Triceps Dips

The classic triceps exercise. Triceps dips are a great way to add definition to the back of your arms. They’re extremely mobile and can be done anywhere with a sturdy ledge of any sort. I’ve had a few people tell me that dips hurt their elbows or shoulder....
Plyometric Workouts: why they rock plus three workouts

Plyometric Workouts: why they rock plus three workouts

Plyometric workouts are my favorite type of cardio for many reasons. The first and most important reason is that plyos are effective. They’re effective for athletes, normal people who want to be fit, senior citizens who don’t want to break a hip and...
Exercise of the Week: Figure 8’s

Exercise of the Week: Figure 8’s

This is a great move for tank top season! Figure 8’s target your shoulders, arms and upper back. While it doesn’t require as much movement as other exercises, it is deceptively challenging. It will seem easy at first, but your arms and shoulders burn at...
Exercise of the Week: Sumo Squat

Exercise of the Week: Sumo Squat

The sumo squat is another awesome lower body exercise. I’m sure you’ve heard how great squats are for your butt. Let me tell you, sumo squats are even better. Your feet point outward slightly with a sumo squat, which makes it a bit easier to engage your...
Exercise of the Week: Pushups

Exercise of the Week: Pushups

Pushups are the ultimate full body exercise. They definitely work more than just the chest. And pushups are the old timer of fitness, no one disputes their effectiveness and everyone uses them. Why do you think anyone who’s been to a military bootcamp can crank...
Warming Up: it matters more than you think

Warming Up: it matters more than you think

I have a confession to make. I never used to warm up I thought it was a waste of time. I didn’t think it mattered that much and with limited time, forgoing warm up exercises became a habit so I could concentrate on “getting the most out of my...
Exercise of the Week: Kettlebell Swing

Exercise of the Week: Kettlebell Swing

As you may have noticed, I love the kettlebell swing. This is for a variety of very good reasons. Reasons why Jenni thinks the KB Swing rocks It’s a kickass way to build strength and get your heart rate up It builds hip dominant strength which most women (and...
Exercise of the Week: Single Arm Overhead Squat

Exercise of the Week: Single Arm Overhead Squat

The single-arm overhead squat is a great full body exercise that works core stability as well as your shoulders, back and legs. Women are at times hesitant to try exercises with heavier weights. The good news is that while you’re building up your confidence in...

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