Monkey Bar Gymnasium – Takes it to the Park!

Workout Outside! Although this video has footage from before snow was on the ground, the point is workouts can be enjoyed anywhere! The weather is never a good excuse not to enjoy the outdoors – do yourself a favor and get proper gear! Rent some skis, dust off your skates or snowshoes and get outside! Madisonians – if you find yourself near Lake Monona, make … Continue reading Monkey Bar Gymnasium – Takes it to the Park!

Barefoot Training – Strength from the Ground Up!

Did you know that the human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints and 20 muscles? It also has an intricate composition of receptors, tendons and ligaments. If you have yet to let those toes out since winter, it’s time for some ped-treatment!  Take off the socks and the shoes that bind your feet.  Like any other part of your incredible organism, your feet need stimulation … Continue reading Barefoot Training – Strength from the Ground Up!

Kettlebells – Cardio and Weightlifting Combined!

The American Council on Exercise (ACE), America’s authority on fitness and one of the largest fitness certification, education and training organizations in the world, recently came out with a study examining the benefits of kettlebell workouts.  ACE Fitness found subjects burning an average of 20 calories a minute with a kettlebell snatch routine, which is a much higher-intensity workout than standard weight-training routines.  Also the … Continue reading Kettlebells – Cardio and Weightlifting Combined!

5 Stretches to Open your Body after Hours of Sitting

Create Movement in your body, Stretch, Strengthen and Repair after Hours of Sitting (or try stretching every hour!) Release tight low back muscles – Knee to Chest Open tight hips – Lunging Hip Opener Open rounded shoulders – shoulder rolls Open chest and strengthen shoulders – Chest Opener Release Tension in Neck – Neck Opener Stretch with Me! Are You Ready? You will need to … Continue reading 5 Stretches to Open your Body after Hours of Sitting

The Ultimate Fitness Challenge: Challenge 5

Week of Challenges is coming to an end – but that does not mean you should give up! Let’s say for example Monday was a bit busy and challenge number 1 (walk, bike, skate, ski, canoe vs car and bus to travel) was not accomplished… that is not a failure, that is motive to try again … and again! These challenges are not for one … Continue reading The Ultimate Fitness Challenge: Challenge 5