Move of the Week — Lats Part 2

I hope you are all ready for your next Lat-busting exercise.  This week you will need an elastic tubing.  I’ve put together Lat-Pulldowns with lower body work, so in addition to your Lats getting toned, your heart rate will elevate and your core and lower body muscles will get a great workout as well!  Give this move a try and combine with last week’s moves to build a great go-to series to sculpt this major muscle group. Move of the Week — Lats Part 2

Move of the Week — Lats, Lats, Lats Part 1

This week starts the 3 week series on LATS!  Yes!  We’ve moved from Core to back.  Lats are an important muscle group that deserves attention.  It stablizes your upper back and shoulders and everyone wants it toned so it doesn’t hang over your tank top or bra, right?! This week’s kick off sequence is particularly challenging because it will incorporate your core and lower body to create a multi-muscle group defining lat workout you won’t want to miss! Move of the Week — Lats, Lats, Lats Part 1

Move of the Week — Core Intensity Part 3

Let go of that stability ball and finish this  3 week series with this intense core-sculpting sequence that will get you sweating.  Challenge your entire abdominal wall with these plank-based exercises to create a very well rounded and complete workout. Move of the Week — Core Intensity Part 3

Move of the Week — More Core Part 2

Yes–Part 2 is here and it’s tough!  You will continue to use the stability ball in this series of exercises to further challenge your core and build a solid abdominal wall.  After you’ve mastered the sequence, be sure to add it to last week’s installment so you have a longer series to strength and tone your middle! Move of the Week — More Core Part 2

Move of the Week — Stability Ball Core Part 1

Seems like everyone is looking for good core exercises these days…so…for the next 3 weeks I will be giving you a 3-part series you can do alone, or add to the previous week’s sequence to give your core a seriously powerful and challenging workout!  The series begins with moves that use a stability ball, however you can modify this and perform them without it if you do not have one at your disposal.  I hope you are up for the ab-beating!! Move of the Week — Stability Ball Core Part 1

Move of the Week — Intense Core and Shoulders

When I gave this exercise to my personal training clients, all of them had the same reaction:  ”WOA!  That was TOUGH!”  So…that’s why I’m passing it on to you.  I’ve enlisted the help of a bodybar, which can be swapped with a set of hand weights if you don’t have access to this tool.  Not only will all the muscles in your core be challenged, but your upper body–especially your shoulders–will work over time, making the whole exercise intense and exhausting–in a good way, of course!  So…waste no more time and check out this move and build some super toned …

New Year’s Resolution Plan for 2015

Here is an article I’ve written to help you get to your weight loss goal and stay there! New Year’s Resolution Plan

Move of the Week — Obliques, Shoulders & Biceps

When you combine upper and lower body work together, it becomes a compound move.  There are numerous benefits to these types of exercises.  I love to do them because they are super efficient–hitting more than 1 area at once.  In addition, your heart rate becomes elevated, thus increasing your caloric burn while toning and sculpting.  In this Move of the Week, using 1 heavy weight will challenge your obliques, shoulders and biceps as you enlist your quads, glutes and hamstrings to execute the series successfully.  The compound moves’ benefits will become apparent to you as you hold your core to …

Move of the Week — Shoulders, Triceps & Lower Body

I love how hard a simple exercise can become simply by changing the speed of the repetitions.  In this Move of the Week, I do just that!  I take a lateral shoulder raise with light weights and combine it with a forward and reverse lunge (creating a compound move) but I alternate the speed at which they are performed.  In between sides you give your shoulders a break with some basic tricep kickbacks.  Moving from 1 exercise to the next at varying tempos requires use of your core to stabilize your body and execute the movements with proper form.  All …

Move of the Week — Powerful Legs and Core

You will want to bring this super set of exercises with you on vacation.  Together they will elevate your heart rate, tone your lower body and sculpt your entire core–especially your obliques!  Having firm obliques will create a tight waist–combine this with the powerful leg exercises in this series and your calorie burn will sky rocket and your lean muscle mass will shine through.  You won’t need any equipment this week, so be sure to check out this sequence so you are “swimsuit ready!” Move of the Week — Powerful Legs and Core

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