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MONDAY MOTIVATION: 5 Simple Exercises in 10 Minutes

MONDAY MOTIVATION: 5 Simple Exercises in 10 Minutes

For those of you who claim you don't have time to workout, this one is for you. We all get busy and sometimes it feels like you don't even have time to take a bathroom break, let alone workout.  BUT, with some prioritization and a few sacrifices, we can all find the time to squeeze in some exercises when it comes to keeping us healthy.  Try getting up 10 minutes earlier in the morning, or find 10 minutes during your workday, or 10 minutes right before you go to bed to give this short yet challenging workout a try.

MONDAY MOTIVATION: Challenge Yourself

MONDAY MOTIVATION: Challenge Yourself

"If it doesn'tchallengeyou, it doesn'tchangeyou"

If you are trying to make changes in your diet or your fitness routines, one thing is for sure - you have to challenge yourself in order to see results.  So, this week, I challenge you to do 2 things ...

1) Make one small change in your diet for the better and try to stick to it every single day this week.  Here are some ideas:
  • No dessert after dinner
  • Drink a full glass of water with lemon right when you wake up

MONDAY MOTIVATION: Schedule Your Workouts

MONDAY MOTIVATION: Schedule Your Workouts

Let's keep it simple today ... if you are one of those people who want to get back in shape but keep saying you don't have time, you need to plan better! All it takes is a little planning, willpower, and MOTIVATION! If you want it bad enough, youcanfind the time.  

Everyone is busy, but sometimes you just have to get creative to accomplish your goals.  If that means that you need to get up 20 minutes earlier to fit in a quick routine in the morning, or carve out 30-45 minutes in your work schedule a few times a week to get a workout done during the day then so be it.

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: Fun Fitness - Countdown Workout

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: Fun Fitness - Countdown Workout

This workout is designed with the "Kid in You" in mind.  Do this workout from 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 minute of each of the exercises that will make you feel like a kid again (well at least most of them!).  The whole thing will be 15 minutes long, so repeat it 1-2 more times to get in a good sweat and most of all HAVE FUN!

5 minute circuit:

  • 0-1:00 - Jump Rope
  • 1:00 - 2:00 Hopscotch (either set up a real one or just imagine it & go back and forth)

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: Indoor Conditioning for Runners

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: Indoor Conditioning for Runners

The winter has arrived folks, which means if you are a runner, things get a little trickier with your workouts.  But don't think about it as a setback.  Instead, think about it as an opportunity to work on cross training and strengthening the muscles that make you the awesome runner you are!  

Here is a great Strengthening routine that you can work into your weekly schedule.  Be sure to get in a good warm-up prior to starting and do some active stretches as well.

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: Strength, Cardio, Core

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: Strength, Cardio, Core

This workout will take you through a strength exercise for the whole body, then a cardio exercise to get your heart rate up, and then core exercise to strengthen and stabilize.  The suggested time is 40 seconds on and 20 seconds off, with a full minute rest between circuits which will take you to a 20 minute workout.  Double it and you are looking at a full hard core 40 minute workout.  Or if 40 seconds is too long for you, take it down to 30 seconds on and 15 off.

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: Isometric Strengthening Workout

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: Isometric Strengthening Workout

Isometric muscle contractions happen when the muscle fires up but there is no movement.  In other words, there is no lengthening or shortening of the muscle during the exercise, rather it is static.  While it might sound easy, these types of exercises will leave your muscles screaming!!  These are great exercises to be used during rehabilitation from an injury or for people with joint pain or arthritis, however, they are also a great change up for anyone's normal routine.

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: Quick Tabata At Home Workout

WORKOUT OF THE WEEK: Quick Tabata At Home Workout

The Holiday season tends to be a crazy time of year and fitting in a workout becomes tough to do.  Don’t fall victim to this hectic time by taking a month off … try a daily 20 minute Tabata workout to keep you active and burning the extra holiday calories!  You’ll be thanking us in January!

Warm up with a 5 minute jog, bike, or some high knees and jumping jacks then do some windmills, leg and arm swings and side to side twists.

Do 40 seconds on and 20 seconds off for each of the following exercises then take a 1 minute rest and repeat 2 more times.

Workout of the Week: Full Body HIIT Workout #1

Workout of the Week: Full Body HIIT Workout #1

Looking for a quick high-intensity workout to elevate your heart rack, burn calories and fat and be done in 20-30 minutes?  HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training is great way to do just that. 

Each Interval is 30 seconds on and 15 seconds rest.  You’ll do the same cardio exercise throughout (or feel free to switch it up if you want) in between every strength exercise.


  • Warm up with a 5 minute warm up
  • Do some active stretching such as arm circles, knee raises, side to side lunges, and windmills

Workout of the Week: Countdown Kettlebell Workout

Workout of the Week: Countdown Kettlebell Workout
Are you new to kettlebells?  Or just looking for an easy routine incorporating your kettlebell?  Give this 15 minute workout a try for a full body, effective routine!

  • Start out with a 5 minute warm up followed by some active stretching

  • There are 3 circuits and 2 exercises in each circuit. Start out with by going through circuit 1 with 10 reps of each exercise, then 9 reps, then 8 reps and so on until you are only doing 1 rep of each exercise.