strength training

Each Friday I (try) to share with you my workouts from the past week. This week was a little different because I began my 1-month unlimited package that I bought for $100 as a special to The Bar Method in Boston. I always start my Monday with a 30-40 minute run. It’s like my reset [...]

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Do you bring snacks with you when you go on vacation? I always do and am actually in Mexico right now hanging out with my girlfriends from high school so before I left, I shot this video to share with you guys. Here is what I bring with me! The customs took my apple but [...]

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Today I bring you a YouTube workout video featuring my favorite butt toning moves inspired by Bar Method (or Barre) and Physique 57 exercise classes. For the past year, these type of workouts have been my favorite for tightening up trouble areas. While I have larger quads than I’d like, these exercises help target and [...]

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I have a confession to make. At the gym, if I see someone who I think has a killer body, I’ll watch what they do at the gym. Sometimes I create stories for the “characters” I see on a regular basis. I like to guess if they played a sport in college, recently lost weight [...]

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Fitfuential has secured a few partnerships with a variety of online publications. I’m so excited to have the opportunity to audition to write for one of them. I can’t share with you the name of the publications yet, but I’m in the final rounds! They’d like to see what I bring to the table so [...]

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This morning I had a mini protein pancake before the gym.  Typically, I wait to have it after but I knew I wanted to work hard so breaky was necessary.  At the gym, I tried out this workout from Women’s Health Magazine I got in my inbox yesterday. It was titled, “The Fastest Way to [...]

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This morning, I woke up early to drive roomie to a golf tournament.  I’ve been trying to follow the TIU Booty Call protocol of not eating before 30 minutes of working out, but since I wasn’t sure how long my errand would take I had a scoop of protein powder mixed with water and almond [...]

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I reached my goal weight in January of 2010.  I know it was the strength training that helped me get there.  I lost 7 lbs of fat but actually gained one pounds of muscle.  I remember thinking that I didn’t want to gain any more muscle, as I have enough as it is, but if [...]

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Many YouTube viewers have asked me, “How do I get rid of arm pit fat?”  I finally decided to create a video to answer this popular query. The problem with arm pit fat is that you cannot get rid of it with exercise.  There are many factors that go into removing excess fat from one [...]

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I love this workout!  It’s super challenging so if you want (or need) a good sweaty strength training routine. It only involved 3 moves but each one has a few elements to it making the workout a total body tone up.  The giveaway is over but maybe Rich from Dick’s Cottons will donate another pair, [...]

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