When I heard that Kristi Yamaguchi had skated her way into the fitness fashion industry, I thought to myself: well, it’s about time. I have always admired Kristi for her unparalleled athleticism on the ice, classy style, and ladylike demeanor. Unlike many athletes today, she’s doesn’t try
Who's the bravest woman in fitness? And why was I so compelled to interview her for my Women Who Empower video series on YouTube? How could I not interview a woman who wears makeup to workout...even if it is war paint! WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW for all the answers:
Nowadays, gyms look like something out of a Transformers movie, packed with complex “state-of-the-art” machinery that is capable of causing confusion via a visual overload of resistance cables, welded metal, and handles/pads. It is estimated that the average gym spends about $30,000 – $80,000
I like to get the most bang for my buck and am all about quick but efficient workouts. It’s for this reason that I love doing full body circuit workouts – ones where you kill two birds with one stone by doing a lower body exercise at the same time as an upper body exercise.
This workout is actually loosely based off of something very similar that we do as a group exercise class at my gym. The full workout should take about 30 minutes, since each of the different exercises will be timed.
When getting to the gym isn’t an option you have to get creative and find a way to fit exercise into your day. It’s especially important to stay on track with your workouts throughout the holiday season. Not only will exercise help you burn off those extra calories you consume, but it will help
Take a break from stuffing Holiday card envelopes and give this workout a try. It's a great booty-firming workout that you can easily do without ever leaving your couch! So even on lazy days you can still get a workout in. What are you waiting for? Grab a sofa and let the booty blasting fun begin!
Dear Fun and Fit: I’ve been looking to ramp up my training to complete my first marathon next spring. I really need to get on a better plan for strength training. I will be doing a lot of training over the winter months on the east coast where it is often yucky. It would be nice to be able to fall
Planks to strengthen your core? For sure! We love planks and hope you do too. Aaaand, we just got ahold of some interesting news about a great way to progress your ab strength via planks (Hint: It’s not about going longer).
Kettlebells, classically a training tool of Russian strongmen, has become a go-to group fitness workout for women in pursuit of strong and sexy bodies, according to fitness experts. Lorna Kleidman, a world champion in kettlebell competition, said a modern kettlebell workout effectively combin
As well as making sure that you do plenty of cardio to lose weight and unwanted fat from your body it is also necessary to do toning exercises. The stomach can be the most difficult part of a woman’s body to tone but we have some hints and tips to help you.
Cindy Sites, founder of The Figure Method and owner of Go Figure Fitness spent time with Calming Corners to share some execerises that will tone your thighs in six easy moves. “I view thighs from 3 directions–front (quadriceps), rear (hamstrings) and outer (gluteus minimus-that pretty little
This workout is designed for all of those people who say they would like to exercise, but when push comes to shove: - they don’t have enough money for a gym membership, or - they can’t run because they have bad knees, or - they don’t have enough space in their tiny bachelor apartment.
The midsection is one place that most people have excess fat, but even people who lose significant amounts of weight often find that their muscles are not as defined as they would like them to be. Some people can use targeted workouts to achieve definition in their midsection, while others require a
Crossfit is a buzz word on the lips of many fitness enthusiasts all over the world. It was born in the mid-90's when Californian gymnast Greg Glassman and wife Lauren opened the first Crossfit Gym. Their initial goal was training a police department – not surprisingly Crossfit became popular among
For those of you hate push-ups, why? Because someone said you had to do long lever (toe) or not at all? Because they’re hard? Because (for you women) you were told you’d look too “manly” in the chest? If you do them correctly, they are fun, fun, fun! Believe it!