Kettlebells were practically unheard of in North America until recently, but now exercising with a bowling-ball-shaped weight with a handle is the newest fitness trend. Used by fitness enthusiasts, collegiate athletes, and pro sports teams alike, mor... Read more
If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&... Read more
Everyone wants to do more in less time. Just imagine how much you could get done if you had an extra hour or two a day! That may be a fantasy, but boosting the caloric burn—without spending more time in the gym—isn't. Use these smart... Read more
Ever notice how you can’t spell "workout" without the word "work?" Most of us view work as something we have to do, not necessarily something that we want to do. It's the opposite of leisure and the killer of fun. We all... Read more
Remember when you were a kid and claimed that your dog ate your homework, when really you just didn't get around to writing your book report? Of course, your teacher knew you were fibbing. While most of us are past blaming the dog instead of taki... Read more
I love my kettlebell!
Does anyone have any favorite kettlebell exercises they wish to share?
My personal favorite is the one-arm swing. You do the swing like you would with both arms (swing the bell between your legs), then come up, switch... Read more
Has anyone experienced the pendulum swing between, "I've lost a few pounds. I can splurge" and Sabatoging yourself because, " I don't deserve to feel skinny"? So crazy how the unhealthy thinking gets ingrained in us.... Read more
Back in the swing of things. Mom's memorial had a message of loving yourself so you can love your neighbor. I looked food for today and tomorrow. I'll even be trying a spin class after work tomorrow... Read more
We all have those days, every now and then, when we JUST. DON'T. FEEL. LIKE. IT. It, being anything---especially working out. Instead of doing nothing at all, do a short, 15 minute workout circuit.Choose exercises that engage small and large muscle g... Read more
For those of us who are different. Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of THE DARK SIDE. If you like swinging from the stars, howling at the moon and crawling under rocks at dawn...Join us!
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Kettlebells continue to lead the way as one of the biggest fitness trends of 2011. Having participated in an eight week kettlebell class with a certified kettlebell instructor this past spring, it is now one of my favorite of all-time cross traini... Read more
Just like fashion trends come and go, same can be said about workout trends. Hundreds of years ago Russian bodybuilders were using cannonball-like equipment for strength training. Little did they know then that their workouts would be turned into cla... Read more
Let the Kettlebell Swings BEGIN!!!
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I have been inspired to follow Tracy Reifkind, The "Swing Queen". To be honest, I hate doing kettlebell swings, especially since I got vertigo almost 2 years ago,... Read more
In a brief digression from my normal blog posts, I wanted to talk a bit about my exercise routine.
Probably the shortest post I've ever written or ever will write.
I'll be back to my normal verbose self tomorrow.
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