Outdoor Workouts

Spring Time Tune-Up

Posted by on February 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm

15873399_1383106268387591_1782205216556697909_nSpring is just around the corner and as the days get longer and the weather gets nicer, it inspires many to ramp things up and do a little health and fitness makeover or Spring Cleaning for your body so to speak.

Here’s a few easy tips that you can slowly adopt over the next month so you start to look and feel your best for spring and summer. Read more on Spring Time Tune-Up…

Get Outdoors & Fall Into Fitness

Posted by on September 19, 2016 at 1:00 pm

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 more on Get Outdoors & Fall Into Fitness…

Summer QuickFix 10 Minute Workouts – Week Seven

Posted by on September 5, 2016 at 1:00 pm

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

Posted by on August 29, 2016 at 1:00 pm

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

Posted by on August 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm

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

Posted by on August 15, 2016 at 1:00 pm

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

Posted by on August 10, 2016 at 5:47 pm

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

Posted by on August 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm

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

Posted by on July 25, 2016 at 1:00 pm

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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Summer Time Exercise Swaps

Posted by on July 18, 2016 at 2:00 am

The reality is that during the summer between kids being out of school, vacations, camping and such, it’s difficult to get to the gym as frequently. But no one likes to start over so here’s some Exercise Swaps you can do so it won’t feel like you’re starting from scratch come fall.

Week 1 step ups1Swap Leg Press for Step Ups

You can find a bench, staircase or elevated surface pretty much anywhere. So when you can’t get to the gym to perform a couple sets of Leg Press, replace with a Single Leg Step Up. It will work the same muscles in a slightly different way.

 

 

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