Swiss Ball Home Workout

Exercise Ideas
As most of you know my favorite piece of equipment in our gym is a Swiss Ball. It is so versatile and can add many levels of intensity to a workout.  Plus you can do this workout at home or in the gym! Below is a video on just a couple of ideas on how you can incorporate the ball into your home workout.  Details on the exercises below the video. Enjoy! Swiss Ball Prone Jackknife: Great Exercise for the core!  Roll out to your shins in a plank position. Keep your shoulders over your hands as you pull the ball in under the hips. Focus on drawing your belly button back and exhale as you pull in with the knees. Perform 1-3 sets of 10-12 reps. Swiss Ball Prone…
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HIIT TRAINING: Yes or No?

Exercise Deep Dive, Exercise Ideas, FitNews, Free Programs
I get asked about HIIT training A LOT. ( Also known as High Intensity Interval Training.) There seems to be a new study that shows up every month or so talking about how it can save you time plus keep you fit. Over the past two decades this type of training modality has become all the rage. It has been the subject of many studies ranging from reducing obesity to helping to stabilize blood sugars.  HIIT training is basically physical activity that has brief intermittent burst of very intense activity, followed by a period of rest or lower intensity exercise. HIIT can be performed using weights or as a cardiovascular workout. An example of a strength training workout using HIIT Training may look like this: SquatsPushupsLungesPullupsPlanks Repeat all above for…
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GOAL SETTING: Next Steps

Challenges, Goal Setting, How To
  As promised here is your monthly check in to see how those New Year’s resolutions are going. Did you stick with your one big goal for the month? Add others ones in? Or totally fall of the wagon?  If you stuck with it for the whole 30 days good job! Now it is time to look to what is the next goal for you this month. Is it to stay with what you are doing? Or move it the next level? Add 10 minutes to that morning walk or focusing on eating vegetables at every meal? For those of you that fell off the wagon that is ok! You are not alone. Trust me! However, I would suggest looking at if that goal is really important to you. Does…
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