Workouts

Let’s get flexible

January 26, 2012
wall sit exercise

This post is the fourth in BlogHer’s Inspiration to Fitness series.  To start from week one, click here.  Our first 2 workouts can be found here and here. How was your first strength workout last week?  Did you enjoy the circuit?  Were any of the exercises particularly challenging?  Are you sore?  If you’re really sore, […]

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Heart Health and the Importance of Strength Training

January 19, 2012

You know that strength training can help you develop strong muscles and bones, but did you know that it can make your heart healthier too? Strength training or resistance training has been shown to lower resting heart rate and improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels. And circuit training specifically (which we will be doing), has […]

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Heart Health in Motion: Tracking Intensity

January 12, 2012
target heart rate

Before you get started with your new Inspiration to Fitness program, it is important to learn how to track your exercise intensity. You want to be sure that you are exercising hard enough to see results, but not so hard that you are putting yourself at risk of injury. There are three ways to measure […]

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Total Body Circuit

November 5, 2010
Weight

Finally, another circuit to add into your workout schedule!  This one works the entire body and works best with hand weights but can be done with a resistance band as well.  You will also need a jump rope which you can find at Target, Walmart or any fitness store.  As with the other circuits, go […]

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Circuit #2 Chest, Back, Hamstrings

October 1, 2010
Dumbbells

This 20-minute circuit is just like circuit #1 but works on different muscles.  This circuit can be done with a resistance band (can be found at Target or any sporting goods store) or with a pair of 8-12 lb. dumbbells.  When buying a resistance band, make sure to get one with enough resistance (around 10 […]

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New Fitness Page & Circuit Workout #1

September 28, 2010

I would like to invite you to check out my new Fitness page!  Here you will find workout ideas, fitness tips and more.  Because I am a busy mom, most of the workouts I feature will be based on getting the best results in the least amount of time. The first workout is a quick, […]

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