How to Execute More Effective Push Ups

Let’s make today a fit Friday! What do you say?

Y’all know I love my beloved planks. They are the absolute best. So many variations can be done with them. I like to think of push ups as a plank variation, too. It is essentially a high plank that changes levels several times. You core should be continuously engaged and tight during a push up. See!? For women especially, push ups can be really tough, but what we should be aiming for is QUALITY, not QUANTITY. It’s not how many push ups you can do, but how effective the push up is at making you stronger. Continue reading →

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November #MakingMoves Challenge Day 23: Front Lunge w/Twist

Moving right along, folks! I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving! I know I did. Did you go out and do any Black Friday shopping? Well, while you’re standing in line this afternoon, burn some calories and tone those legs with the front lung and twist! This one’s very easy and engages your core and obliques when you twist. (I LOVE working my core! Can’t you tell?) Let’s do it! Continue reading →

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November #MakingMoves Fitness Challenge – Day 5: Squat with Step Back

Squat with Step Back: Begin with feet about shoulder width apart. Lower down into squat position (stick your butt out and keep weight in your heels). Staying in squat position, step one foot back behind you and remember to stay low. Return to starting squat and repeat on the other leg. Do your best to stay low during this move. Try and do 20 on each leg. Ready for sexy legs? Try it!

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November #MakingMoves Fitness Challenge – Day 2

Single Leg Bridge – Begin on the floor with knees bent. Bring one leg straight up in the air, then lift your hips straight up into a bridge. Hold for about 3 seconds, then come back down, keeping your straight leg up. Repeat the same side 20 times, then switch to the other leg. This exercise will work your booty something serious!!!

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Video: Strong Legs, Strong Runner

It’s running season! Most of us have already taken to the streets, paths and pavement to achieve our running goals for the year. Whether you’re running your first 5K or your 12th marathon. I’m so excited about what’s to come and can’t wait to hit some of the races and events I’ve been planning for this year. I’ve gotten a few questions lately on building a good foundation as a runner. My body has also reminded me that I need to do some foundation building to continue to be strong and prevent injury (especially my knees). Continue reading →

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12 Days of Amazing Moves! Day 6 (7 and 8 too!)

Hey everyone! So, you can’t expect to do something so EPIC like this series of 12 amazing moves without some type of glitch in the process. Me, being so busy and sometimes careless, I accidentally deleted the pics of the exercises for days 6 and 7 and had to take the pics all over again! Womp! So, I’m making up for those two days in today’s post! Please forgive me! Continue reading →

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