5 Week Online Workout Program

5 Week Online Workout Program

Join us for a 5 week workout program starting on Monday June 29th running through the entire month of July. We will be providing 3 NEW workout videos per week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. You will be able to download cardio training programs to use on Tuesday/Thursdays (and/or the weekend). And you could win money! Keep reading for more information on the program and how to join. The best part is that this program is entirely FREE. HOW IT WORKS We created this program to try and help people with accountability and consistency. I am sure you have heard that it is recommended for our health to be intentionally active for approximately 30 minutes a day. I say intentionally active because it should stretch beyond daily activities like doing laundry. This program is set-up with the tools needed to be active everyday for 30 minutes. Videos – Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 8 am and 10 am we will post the strength workout for the day on our YouTube channel. The videos are 30 minutes in length. You should log on and upon completing the workout comment that you finished or how you feel. Cardio – There are five different cardio workout programs we have put together for you. They vary in length and intensity so there is something for everyone. We would LOVE for you to tag us in your cardio workouts so that we know you did them. Download them below. Treadmill Walk:Run Intervals Running Intervals Treadmill Hill Walking Intervals Low Intensity Steady State Cardio Elliptical Intervals Accountability – We will be using social media...
Improve Your Posture With 30 Minutes A Week

Improve Your Posture With 30 Minutes A Week

As a trainer I see physical consistencies among my clients that mirror lifestyle. One consistency that has not changed and perhaps has gotten worse over the years is client discomfort from their workplace lifestyle. To be very clear I mean pain resulting from sitting at desk. I am happy to report that my clients find relief from pain whether it has been happening for days, weeks, months or years. Honestly, it isn’t magic. But it is effort. Something we tend to save for precious moments in our life. The effort I ask for is simple. Self-care in the form of foam rolling, mobility and or stretching. Asking for all three can seem daunting. And some people hate stretching. So by providing three avenues a client (and you) can use to relieve pain has proven to be very helpful. I have a feeling you know what’s coming next. The most EFFECTIVE way, and I am talking quickest and long lasting way, to relieve the pain is to use all three. But that brings me right back to effort and how we prioritize where our effort will be spent. Either you are in enough pain to do something about it or you are not. Don’t let any other thoughts creep in there about time and family and energy. They are all excuses. I actually challenge you to imagine this… Most pain limits activity or ability to accomplish tasks, which can appear like not having enough time. Why not take 30 minutes to relieve your pain so that you can spend the time working on projects. Or doing the things you want...
Doctors Park – Bayside, Wisconsin

Doctors Park – Bayside, Wisconsin

Summer time in Wisconsin is like nothing else. We wait all year long for the long days, sunshine, festivals and patios. I try to get every second out of everyday. Part of that means taking my girl Bella, the pit bull, on long walks and hikes at local and state parks. She’s a fair weather dog, so we have a short window when it isn’t too hot, too cold, too windy, too wet, too snowy, to get our walks in. If you read our Wisconsin Hiking – Friday Favorites┬áthen you know we put a list together of our favorite hikes near and far. If you haven’t checked out that article I would highly suggest it. One of those hikes could be just what you need! First path down to the beach Jane making the beautiful views even better! Found the beach! Benches to rest before the hike out. Chellie & her main girl Fallen trees All the stairs Jane with some incredible lighting Stairway to the beautiful Lake Michigan. ­čî│ Doctors Park ­čî│ We (Jane, Bella & I) went to Doctors Park in Bayside and spent almost 2 hours hiking around – not easy to do when you are 7 or 8 months pregnant and everything is stairs and hills. But, we prevailed and Jane was patient with me as I panted by way up the hills & stairs. One of the things I love about this place, besides proximity, is “amenities”. There is a playground near the parking lot and plenty of open space and picnic tables. Perfect for family or friend gatherings – summers go hand in...
Fast Workouts For Everyday

Fast Workouts For Everyday

Have you ever set yourself a really aggressive short-term goal? I mean like 20 things on a to do list when there is really only time to do 5 things? Well, I am here to tell you that you are not alone. This behavior is something that I have struggled with my entire life. It crosses over into everything I do – personally and professionally. Mike, my husband, always calls me a slave driver when I tell him what’s on the list for the weekend. As a child my parents lovingly told me that I would make a great third world dictator when I grew up. I guess I come by it naturally. Knowing that doesn’t eliminate this tendency from my personality. However, as I’ve matured and confirmed my loved ones are in fact correct, I have tried to curb my aggressive short-term goal habit. One of the ways I do that is by setting REALISTIC goals based on the time I have in the day not my desire to get projects done. One area of my life that I find easy to throw into the “back seat” is my workouts. I know I am a trainer and that probably sounds ridiculous. But we are human too. We struggle with the same things everyone else struggles with. Exercises is also an area of my life I can’t function without. I am just irritable, obnoxious and unhappy when I don’t workout. Which means I make everyone else around me feel irritated, annoyed and unhappy. So I have to make it priority. For the sake of my marriage, my relationships and...
Core Workouts Where You Can Feel The Burn

Core Workouts Where You Can Feel The Burn

I am over here waddling around 8 months (and some change) pregnant. Jealous of your ability to climb a flight of stairs without being out of breath. Jealous of your ability to bend at your hips. And goodness am I jealous of your ability to do core exercises. If there is one thing I miss right now its the ability to sit-up … in bed, off the couch and doing a regular old core exercise. Which is why this weeks Weekly Round-Up is focused on core. Lets take a look at the best core workout videos we have put together. (This post contains affiliate links.) BACKGROUND: CORE VS. ABS First, I’d like to explain why I intentionally use the word core as opposed to abs. Over my years as a trainer I have found many trigger words that are suppose to be associated with a healthy lifestyle, but in reality are associated to body image disorders, misconceptions, and poor habits. To me, one of those words is abs. Everyone wants to have abs? But, what everyone doesn’t know is that WE ALL HAVE ABS. We would not be able to stand up or lift our arms above our head or move around. So then why aren’t we all walking around with, another trigger, washboard abs? It’s simple nutrition. Well, nutrition is 90% of it the other 10% is your abdominal muscle strength and size. We can all remember that kid, and maybe it was you, I know it was me, that had abs at the age of 8 or 10. Well that is just one skinny, lean kid. Not...