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Finding Your Own Personal Coach

Published on December 31, 2018 By Sherri

Shape up with Sherri

If you examine most professional, elite athletes, you’ll notice they have an entourage of coaches, nutritionists and trainers who help them achieve their performance and athletic goals. These are the most talented and motivated people on the planet so if they can benefit from the services of a coach or trainer, can you imagine how much more the rest of us could benefit. One report showed that just having a personal trainer in the room while you’re exercising causes you to burn more calories. We’ve probably all experienced that affect whenever the instructor or trainer gets a little closer, we try a little harder, our form gets a little better but as soon as their back is turned, we slack off. IDEA, the International Health and Fitness Organization, once reported that only 25% of exercisers are achieving results – but of the success stories, 90% of them are working with a personal trainer.

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Fall in LOVE…With Fitness!

Published on February 10, 2014 By Sherri



With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the LOVE bug has struck many making it a great opportunity to address the benefits of working out together with your special someone.  Spending quality time with your honey will help to keep you both healthy and fit and will benefit all areas of your life including your marriage or relationship!  Most studies report that working out together will help each of you stick to the program – it’s harder to cop out when you know someone is counting on you.  Plus working out with someone else makes it fun – you almost forget you’re working out!  And you may even find that you each work out a lot harder side by side versus being alone – it’s a competitive thing.

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Combination Training

Published on April 29, 2013 By Sherri

Combination Training….

1legexerciseb(2)Time is of essence! In a one-hour workout, it’s difficult to achieve a proper warmup, an adequate cardio workout, a challenging strength training segment, some postural exercises and an appropriate cool-down and stretch.  How do we fit it all in?  Most people want results in the shortest period of time.  Who wants to spend 2+ hours in the gym?

Combination Training is the answer to your prayers

Combination Training is an integrated form of training that combines lower body, upper body, trunk musculature and balance training all into one exercise, accomplishing three times as much training in the same amount of time.

Combination Training is also a more natural and functional way of training.  Can you imagine any daily task that you complete regularly that involves only one joint or muscle group.  Our bodies just don’t function in an isolation fashion.  When you get out of a chair, bend down to pick something up or lift something to put it on a shelf, your entire body functions as a team.  And all sports require your muscles to work together.  And yet when we train in the gym, most people generally train their muscles separately focusing on only one body part at a time.  It would be like a football coach Read more on Combination Training…

Conditioning To Improve Your Golf Game

Published on March 25, 2013 By Sherri

Conditioning To Improve Your Golf Game


Torso rotations2_webSpring is here and that means it’s time to dust off your golf clubs and get outdoors.  Long time golfers love their sport so much they spend a lot of hours and money attempting to perfect their swing, fine-tune their skills and lower their score.  But very few gung-go golfers spend any time on improving their basic physical conditioning.

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If You Can Do This You Might Live Longer….

Published on March 18, 2013 By Sherri

Can you stand up or sit down without using your hands?

If you can do this you might live longer!

A recent study conducted at the Clinimex-Exercise Medicine Clinic in Rio de Janeiro, found that people who can sit down and get up using only one hand — or no hands at all — are likely to live longer. The study found that people needing extra assistance, such as getting up on their knees or using two hands, are up to six times more likely to die prematurely.

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What’s Your Excuse?

Published on February 20, 2013 By Sherri

We all have one.  The excuse that stops us from exercising.  What’s your excuse?  Not enough time?  Well, if this was your excuse….it isn’t anymore!

Beth Goldstein, NSCA personal trainer for more than 21/2 years, will help you enjoy an amazing year with this simple but effective cardio and resistance routine.

Complete her workout three times this week on alternating days.


Start with an easy 5-minute warm-up. Then choose your favorite cardio regime: running, walking, cycling, or stair climbing. You will do the “Tabata Drill” — for 20 seconds, increase the intensity of the machine and/or increase the speed to a level that is high intensity. At the end of the 20 seconds, slow the pace down to a steady recovery rate for just 10 seconds. Repeat this circuit a total of eight times. At the end of your eighth time, go slow and steady for 2 full minutes of recovery. Repeat this entire drill, including the 2-minute rest intervals, twice more for a total of 18 minutes. This drill is effective for maximum calorie burn in a short amount of time.

Muscle Conditioning:

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Refresh Your Workout!

Published on February 13, 2013 By Sherri

Need something to refresh your workout and bust the boredom? How about a hill workout to build strength and cardiovascular efficiency? There is no zoning out on the hills!

Sara Fletcher has been a NASM Certified Personal Trainer for 3.5 years and is a competitive road cyclist who sees a steep hill and wants to ride it! Perform her workout 3x this week on alternating days to refresh your workout!

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Reboot Metabolism: Lose Fat

Published on January 28, 2013 By Sherri

I know that you LOVED the kick butt workout we showed you last week that you can do from home and that you got a quick and effective workout in with the workout I gave you 2 weeks ago…and now it is time for week 3 of the “Get Lean in 2013? workout series! This one is all about losing fat!

Sometimes, we just need to reboot our metabolism to take our fat loss to the next level.

The key to seeing results is to have a plan of attack; this week, Leah Minick has done that for you. She has been a NASM certified personal trainer for more than 11 years and is known for her workouts that don’t seem that challenging at the time, but have you begging for mercy by the end and your muscles talking to you for the next few days!

This is a high-calorie-burning strength and cardio workout all in one. You should complete it three times this week on alternating days. It will have your body sweating and muscles sculpted in no time!

Circuit X 3:

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Look Good For New Year’s: Last Week!

Published on December 24, 2012 By Sherri

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:

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Look Good For New Years: 2 Weeks Left!

Published on December 17, 2012 By Sherri

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:

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