Tag Archives: Fitness

It’s Time To Get A Lift…..A Glute Lift!

Why is it that us women are always criticizing our own bodies?  We are generally quick to compliment our workout partner and tell your friend “she is crazy” when she starts to talk about how flabby her abs are.  However, when it comes to our own bodies, we dissect and analyze.  I am talking about deep levels of analyzing, down to the cellulite dimple on the left hamstring that is barely visible.  Although I could go on and on about how we need to learn to love our bodies a little more, instead, I am going the whole other direction.  You see, one area of my body that I “analyze” is my upper hamstring and glute area!  Being that I am not too fond of this area, I am incorporating this super quick exercise routine every morning.  If you think your glutes could use a little lift, try this out with me. Continue reading

GETTING TO THE CORE OF IT ALL!

Being that I am a Pilates instructor, one of my favorite CORE series is the Series of 5!  It targets the inner most part of our core (the transverse abdominals), the top layer of our core (the rectus abdominals…AKA the six pack muscles) and the side obliques.  It only takes a few minutes, so go ahead, add it to your routine for the month of January.  You may find you start February with some definition in that core of yours! Continue reading

Mommy and Baby Pea Workout

December 8th is a very important date for me; it always has been and always will be. December 8, 1927, my grandmother (or “Gram” as I always called her) was born. Her name was Evelyn and everyone called her Evie. I loved my Gram so much that I named my four month old daughter after her. I can already tell that my little Evie is going to have some of my Gram in her. I am hoping that one of those traits is that my Gram was always so active; growing up as a tomboy, climbing trees and constantly playing outside. Continue reading

10-Minute Mommy Rejuvenation

mommy rejuvenation

Here it is; the beginning of the holiday season.  Amazing how it just sneaks up on you.  Personally, I can’t be more excited, because I finally have a little one to try and amaze with decorations, holiday music, and the start of family traditions!  Whether the holiday season drives you to put up three Christmas trees all before December 1st or if it just drives you bonkers, I know that all the hustle and bustle is best tolerated when we make a little time for ourselves every day.  You may not be able to squeeze a spin class in on the morning of Thanksgiving or even do the community’s Turkey Trot that always sounds like a good idea but just never happens, BUT you may be able to find time to do this quick 10 minute workout in a corner of your room before even getting out of your PJ’s!  Continue reading

Monkey See, Monkey Do!

We know that it’s important to get our kids to exercise, but what’s more important is that we exercise. Starting the day with yoga, Pilates, or a fitness DVD sets the tone for the rest of my day. On the days I exercise, I eat healthier, I am more patient with my kids, I am a better wife, and somehow I feel better about myself – even more attractive.  My kids know that exercise is important to me, and so it is important to them. When they see me exercise, they want to exercise, too – Monkey See, Monkey Do! Continue reading