Jan, 21, 2013
When you are busy, getting to the gym can be a losing battle. Lose no more with this workout!
Kristin Healey has been a Personal Trainer for more than 10 years and has a bachelor’s degree in exercise and movement science from the University of Oregon. She is known for her kick-butt workouts and shares with you this full body workout that you should complete three times this week on alternating days.
It is quick, challenging and will make it very possible to get an amazing workout in your own neighborhood and home. No equipment is needed to complete this routine. It is best to start this routine with the cardio portion and then go indoors for the exercise portion.
Hill repeats are challenging and will burn a ton of calories
Jan, 15, 2013
I am excited to present to you the “Lean in 2013” workout series.
I have approached some of the Northwest’s Best Personal Trainers and have asked each of them to provide their best, kick-butt workout. I told them people are busy, so it needed to be quick, effective and efficient.
I asked for a 20 minute cardio and 10 minute strength workout so you could complete the workout in 30 minutes max. Everyone can commit 30 minutes, three times per week to help look and feel your best, right? And then, I asked them to provide the nutrition tip that they feel provides the best results.
So over the next 2 months, you will get a number of different workouts and nutrition tips from some of the area’s best trainers to add to your exercise repertoire. Complete each trainer’s workout, three times that week.
At the end, I will have you rate which workout you think was the best. Once the program is complete, you can mix and match each trainer’s workout throughout your training weeks so you’re constantly mixing it up, stimulating your body and experiencing incredible results.
Do this workout three times a week on alternating days.
In Week One, we start with
Jan, 9, 2013
One thing we’ve heard from many clients is how busy they are. In fact, it’s the number one reason someone won’t start or will stop an exercise program. There just doesn’t seem to be enough time in a day to get everything done!
Fortunately, that’s exactly what we specialize in — helping really busy people commit to their health and fitness so they can look and feel their best.
So here are some quick and easy tips to help maximize your time while maximizing your health and fitness:
Move your body:
Focus on increasing your overall activity more throughout the day.
Jan, 2, 2013
Here we go again.
Many of us have resolved to make some major changes in our lives. Maybe we have decided to start an exercise program, stop eating junk food, quit smoking or lose a substantial amount of weight.
Regardless of the goal, have you ever wondered why most people set the same New Year’s resolutions year after year? That’s because by March 1, 80 percent of people have thrown in the towel on their original ambitions.
With that kind of failure rate, I’m convinced that it’s not a problem with the person but the process. Most people set themselves up for failure before the clock even strikes midnight because they attempt too much too quickly. They don’t plan, and they have no idea how to monitor their progress.
Your chances for success will improve dramatically if you break the process into a few simple steps.
Step 1: Determine what it’s going to take to keep you motivated.
If you want to change something
Posted in Motivation
Dec, 24, 2012
The parties are almost here, and if you’ve remained committed to the program (5 weeks to go, 4 weeks to go, 3 weeks to go, 2 weeks to go)….you should be feeling great.
Happy Holidays, and I’ll see you next year! Be sure to stay tuned for my “Getting Lean & Mean in 2013” program starting soon!
Follow the last four weeks’ exercises and add today’s exercises to the program while trying this cardio variation below.
Start with a short, easy five-minute warm-up. Then begin your 20-minute cardio segment involving any activity of your choice, such as running, walking, cycling, or stair climbing. Start with four minutes at an easy pace and then for one minute, pick up the pace and perform a high-intensity interval. Perform this set four times for a 20-minute workout. Do this workout three times this week on alternating days.
Bicep curl + plie squat:
Start with your feet positioned
Dec, 17, 2012
The holiday season can be crazy, making it very difficult to stick to a fitness program. I know you’re busy, but your health is worth a small commitment of three workouts this week. Try this week’s cardio focus, follow weeks the workouts I gave you for 5 weeks to go, 4 weeks to go and 3 weeks to go. Then add today’s exercises to the program.
Click HERE for images of each exercise.
Start with a short, easy five-minute warm-up. Then begin your 20-minute cardio segment involving any activity of your choice, such as running, walking, cycling, or stair climbing. Start with 20 seconds at an easy pace, and then for 40 seconds pick up the pace and perform a high-intensity interval. Perform this set 20 times for a 20-minute workout. Do this workout three times this week on alternating days.
Step ups + bicep curls:
Position yourself in front of a crate
Dec, 10, 2012
Hopefully you have been doing the workouts I gave you for 5 weeks to go until New Year’s and 4 weeks to go until New Year’s. Now you have 3 weeks left until New Year’s Eve and you want to look smashing right? Well, this week’s workout will help get you there.
To see all images of each exercise please click HERE to see my full column in the Columbian
Start with a short, easy 5-minute warm-up.
Then begin your 20-minute cardio segment involving any activity of your choice such as running, walking, cycling, or stair climbing. Start with 40 seconds at an easy pace and then for 20 seconds pick up the pace and perform a high-intensity interval. Perform this set 20 times for a 20-minute workout. Do this workout three times this week on alternating days.
Quad stance — opposite arm and leg lift:
Dec, 3, 2012
How did you do with last week’s workout? Didn’t do it or didn’t know about it? The good news is that there are still 4 weeks left before New Year’s so there is still time to shape up before the big parties! Here is this week’s workout.
Click HERE for images of each exercise.
Start with a short, easy five-minute warm-up. Then begin your 20-minute cardio segment involving any activity of your choice, including running, walking, cycling, or stair climbing. Start with three minutes at a moderate/easy pace; and then for two minutes, pick up the pace and perform a high-intensity interval. Perform this set four times for a 20-minute workout. Do this workout three times this week on alternating days.
Nov, 26, 2012
It doesn’t matter whether you’re going to be celebrating in Times Square, Las Vegas, Sydney or Maui — you’re going to want to look your very best to bring in the new year. We’ve only got five weeks, so we’ve got to get to it.
But I’m also aware of the fact that we’re heading into the holiday season, and most of you are going to struggle to try and fit in your workouts on top of all the parties and shopping and other commitments. So the workout I’m designing is going to focus on getting results in the most time-efficient manner.
Posted in weight loss
Nov, 20, 2012
Whether or not you buy into the holiday season, we all probably experience some level of stress at this time of year. Here’s how to ensure the holidays don’t get you down.
Exercise: Bet you guessed this would be at the top of my list. Exercise is the best de-stressor at any time of year and this still holds true during the holidays. But don’t get yourself worked up if you can’t keep up with your regular fitness regime. Instead, set some minimums. For example, instead of following your regular five workouts a week, over the holidays it’s OK to allow yourself to drop back to two to three workouts a week to maintain your fitness. Or, instead of your usual hour-plus routines, opt for a quick 30-minute express workout. This will keep your energy levels up and you won’t feel like you’ve got to start all over in the new year.
Nutrition: It’s perfectly OK