Why Training Your Muscles is Absolutely Critical!

As we get older, we tend to lose muscle – approximately 7 pounds of lean tissue per decade with this loss accelerating after the age of 40.

muscle-class-sherriAs a result, our strength and endurance is reduced, our metabolism drops resulting in weight gain, our bone density is lowered, our posture and alignment deteriorates, our balance falters, and we experience an increase in general aches and pains. So it is ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL that we do whatever we can to maintain our muscle tissue by participating in muscle conditioning exercise at least 2 to 3 days per week.

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Get Outdoors & Fall Into Fitness

September and October often tend to be the best months to explore the outdoors here in the Northwest. It tends to not be too hot, or too cold, the rainy season hasn’t set in yet and the colors as the leaves change are absolutely spectacular!

Plus, the fall season often inspires people to ‘turn over a new leaf’ so to speak! Kids are back in school, summer holidays are over and we may be feeling the effect of too many BBQs and are ready to make our health and fitness a priority! Read the rest of Get Outdoors & Fall Into Fitness

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Yoga Modifications

“I really love Yoga but it kills my wrists.  Whenever my instructor brings us into Plank, Downward Dog, Upward Dog or Cobra while everyone else is finding their inner Zen, I am about ready to scream!  What am I doing wrong?”  G.D. Vancouver WA

Surprisingly, you’re not alone!

Yoga, a program that is supposed to be gentler on the body and bring peace, calm and relaxation, for many people does the exact opposite.

Your ability to perform the below exercises without pain and discomfort, depends on a number of factors and with some yoga modifications you could practice yoga discomfort and pain free.

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Summer QuickFix 10 Minute Workouts – Week Seven

This is our last Summer QuickFix 10 minute workout option. But good news – these workouts work in the fall and all year-long too! Whenever you are really busy and can’t get to the gym or just don’t have a ton of time, pull out one of the seven 10 minute workout options and if you work it hard, it can be highly effective!

Week 1 QuickFix Workout
Week 2 QuickFix Workout
Week 3 QuickFix Workout
Week 4 QuickFix Workout
Week 5 QuickFix Workout
Week 6 QuickFix Workout

Complete each of the following 3 exercises for one minute each with a 30 second rest at the end of each of the 3 exercises. Then do it again 2 more times for a total of 10 minutes. Remember to take a few minutes to warm-up and cool-down and feel free to take breaks if you can’t make it one minute without stopping. Never sacrifice quality for quantity! These 10 minute workouts will provide you with a number of full body workouts that can provide fabulous results when done consistently.

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Summer QuickFix 10 Minute Workouts – Week Six

Summer is starting to wind down and kids go back to school this week but it’s still super busy as many of us are shopping for school supplies and clothes, filling out school forms and trying to get in a little more fun before the summer is over!

So I’ll provide you with two more weeks of 10 minute QuickFix workouts that you can do anywhere with no equipment required. You will have 7 different types of 10 minute workouts that you can do whenever you are on a time crunch. Remember that something is always better than nothing and if you work it, 10 minutes can be an amazing workout!

Week 1 QuickFix Workout
Week 2 QuickFix Workout
Week 3 QuickFix Workout
Week 4 QuickFix Workout
Week 5 QuickFix Workout

Complete each of the following 3 exercises for one minute each with a 30 second rest at the end of each of the 3 exercises. Then do it again 2 more times for a total of 10 minutes. Remember to take a few minutes to warm-up and cool-down and feel free to take breaks if you can’t make it one minute without stopping. Never sacrifice quality for quantity!

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Summer QuickFix 10 Minute Workouts – Week Five

There are 1440 minutes in a day so the question is, do you value your health enough to give me just 10 of those minutes?!

Over the last 4 weeks, I’ve provided you four 10 minute QuickFix workouts that you can do anywhere with no equipment required. You are starting to develop a repertoire of 10 minute programs that you alternate between to provide good variety for your body.

Week 1 QuickFix Workout
Week 2 QuickFix Workout
Week 3 QuickFix Workout
Week 4 QuickFix Workout

Complete each of these 3 exercises for one minute each with a 30 second rest at the end of each of the 3 exercises. Then do it again 2 more times for a total of 10 minutes. Remember to take a few minutes to warm-up and cool-down and feel free to take breaks if you can’t make it one minute without stopping. Never sacrifice quality for quantity!

These workouts will provide you with a number of full body workouts that can be extremely effective when done consistently.

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Summer QuickFix 10 Min Workout – Week Four

10 minutes is not even 1% of your day so do you think you could commit to that?!  If your health and fitness is important to you, you will make it happen!

This is your forth 10 minute QuickFix workout that you can do with no equipment, no gym and therefore no excuses!

Week 1 QuickFix Workout
Week 2 QuickFix Workout
Week 3 QuickFix Workout

Complete each of these 3 exercises for one minute each with a 30 second rest at the end of each of the 3 exercises. Then do it again 2 more times for a total of 10 minutes. Remember to take a few minutes to warmup and cooldown and feel free to take breaks if you can’t make it one minute without stopping. Never sacrifice quality for quantity!

10 minutes full body, high intensity and you’ll be surprised at how effective this mini-workout can be! Follow along with this series and you’ll get a number of 10 minute QuickFix options so that you can mix it up and do a different set each time!

10 Minute QuickFix Workout

Warm-up first

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Summer QuickFix 10 Minute Workouts – Week Three

If your health and fitness is important to you, you can commit to 10 minutes right?!

This is your third 10 minute QuickFix workout that you can do with no equipment, no gym and therefore no excuses!

Week 1 QuickFix Workout
Week 2 QuickFix Workout

Complete each of these 3 exercises for one minute each with a 30 second rest at the end of each of the 3 exercises. Then do it again 2 more times for a total of 10 minutes. Remember to take a few minutes to warm-up and cool-down and feel free to take breaks if you can’t make it to one minute without stopping. Never sacrifice quality for quantity!

It’s surprising how effective a 10 minute workout set can be if you focus and just get them done consistently. Follow along with this series and you’ll get a number of 10 minute QuickFix options so that you can mix it up and do a different set each time!

10 Minute QuickFix Workout:

Warm-up first.

Jumping Jack & Knee Strike

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Summer QuickFix 10 Minute Workout – Week Two

Here’s your second 10 minute QuickFix workout that you can use this summer when you can’t make it to the gym. I’ve designed each workout so that you can do it anywhere with NO EQUIPMENT and therefore NO EXCUSES!

Week 1 QuickFix Workout

Complete each of these 3 exercises for one minute each with a 30 second rest at the end of each of the 3 exercises. Then do it again 2 more times for a total of 10 minutes. Remember to take a few minutes to warm-up and cool-down. We can all commit to 10 minutes to focus on our health and fitness. And if you focus for 10 minutes, you’ll be surprised at what a fabulous workout it can be! Follow along with this series and you’ll get a number of 10 minute QuickFix options so that you can mix it up and do a different set each time!

10 Minute QuickFix Workout:

Warmup first.

Skipping

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Summer QuickFix 10 Minute Workouts

Ain’t nobody got time for that! This trendy saying sure does ring true in the summer when people are busy with kids, holidays, vacations, camping, and BBQs and many are struggling to find the time to maintain their workout routine. Well, worry no more because this 10 minute Quick Fix workout will help you improve and maintain your fitness all summer long!

Complete each of these 3 exercises for one minute each with a 30 second rest at the end of each of the 3 exercises. Then do it again 2 more times for a total of 10 minutes. Remember to take a few minutes to warm-up and cool-down.

Although many of you may question whether 10 minutes is enough to reap rewards, if you go hard and strong, it will be a fabulous mini workout set and definitely challenge your body! Over the next few weeks, I will provide you a number of these 10 minute QuickFix sets so that you can mix it up and do a different set each time!

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