Move of the Week 3.25.13

Monthly Archives: March 2013

Move of the Week 3.25.13

Use this cardio interval between your strength segments.  You can also mix it in if you are on a treadmill, elliptical, or even if you are on a walk or run–do this series for 1-2 minutes every 5 minutes of your other cardio exercise. This series consists of 4 jumping jacks, 4 side jumps, and 4 down-outs/burpies and ending in an isometric squat holding for 16 counts.  The jacks can be modified by tapping your foot side to side, the jumps can be modified by stepping sideways in a low squat position, and the down-outs/burpies can be modified by stepping …

Sitting Around?

You never know how long it will take to get through security at the airport.  My husband travels a great deal for work, so he has quite the knowledge and experience of what you can expect to potentially happen that can make you late.  Therefore, I always turn to him to decide what time we need to leave in order to be sure we won’t miss our flight or be scrambling and running through the concourse to board when our row is called. So here I am at the gate 2 hours early.  Through security, seats selected, and now quite …

Move of the Week 3.18.13

You will love this move of the week because it uses so many muscle groups:  Shoulders, biceps, quads, core, and triceps. To see a visual demonstration of this move, please click on the link below: Move of the Week 3.18.13 Using a light set of hand weights, begin with an open stance and push your arms out on a downward diagonal 3 times.  Bring your Right foot in so you feet are now together, and lift your left knee up as you press your weights upward.  Step back out to the open position and repeat the 3 diagonal presses, then …

March Music

Ahhhh!!  Time for fresh tunes for your playlist!!! Here are some new picks…some current songs, a couple oldies but goodies 🙂 1.  Harlem Shake — Baauer 2.  With Your Love — Cher Lloyd 3.  Can’t Hold Us — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis 4.  I love it — Iconic 5.  Ain’t it Funny (Remix) — JLo and JaRule 6.  Can’t Hold us Down — Christina Aguillera 7.  Push it — Salt N’ Peppa  

Ready for Spring Break??

I wrote another article for MOMeo Magazine 🙂  This time it will help you prepare for your vacation and beyond.  Quick tips…check it out! MOMeo Magazine

Move of the Week 3.11.13

Combining moves that work various body parts is extremely efficient and effective. This week your lower body and upper back are the primary muscles used.  Bonus here is a bit of cardio! With a light set of weights, stand with your feet shoulder width apart.  Give 2 pulsing squats, then open 1 leg out for 1 squat (wider stance), then return to the center.  This move can become more challenging if you jump out with both feet for the wider-leg squat.  Repeat this move 4 times, ending with your legs in the wider stance. In this wider stance, lean over …

Sneaky little exercisers…

Every once an a while I get these messages from people who find their kids in front of their TVs working out with my DVD.  It’s fun for them to feel like their mommy (or daddy), and it keeps them active for a bit, especially when they are stuck inside on a “snow day!” I LOVE it!!  Here are some… If you have one to share, please email it to me!  It’s so inspiring 🙂 video-2012-05-24-19-42-15 (1) IMG_0217

Move of the Week 3.4.13

I did this move of the week yesterday in my class and everyone seemed to love it…so I thought I’d share it with everyone 🙂 This move will focus on your core, lats, back and shoulders. Begin by siting either on a ball (as demonstrated), or on a chair/bench.  Grab 1 heavy/medium weight in your right hand.  Sit with your legs wide and place your left hand on the inside of your left thigh, closer to your knee than your hip.  It’s very important that you engage your core muscles throughout this exercise.  If you let them go, you will …