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10 Minute Holiday Workout – Week 4

Published on December 26, 2016 By Sherri

img_0558So far, we’ve covered a Bedroom, Kitchen and Living Room workout. Today, we’ll add a Dining Room workout to your repertoire that will counteract all the calories you’ll be consuming in that very room!

Anyone can commit to 10 minutes! And these short burst of movements will make you feel better, reduce your stress, increase your energy and assure you get a jump start on those New Year’s Resolutions!

And 10 minutes done right can be a fabulous mini workout and can definitely challenge your body!

10 Minute Holiday DINING ROOM WORKOUT:

This one you can do while you’re setting the table or during clean up!

Warm up first.

Perform each of the following 5 exercises for one minute and repeat 2 sets for a total of 10 minutes. Feel free to take breaks within each one minute set and you can also take a break in between the 2 sets if needed.

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Ski Conditioning

Published on December 14, 2015 By Sherri

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow….For many of us in the Northwest, the only thing that can get us through the wet months that lay ahead is knowing that if it’s raining down here, it’s snowing in the mountains!

Because skiing and boarding is so much fun, many of us forget that they are both very intense sports requiring musculo-skeletal strength and endurance, cardiovascular fitness, power, flexibility, balance, coordination and agility. 

All the twisting, jumping, and bashing through the bumps can lead to injuries if your body isn’t ready for it – besides if you’re not fit, you may risk an embarrassing performance!

Well this year is going to be different. Let’s see if your friends can keep up with you! And say good-bye to all those post-ski aches and pains. This year you’re setting the pace! Read more on Ski Conditioning…

Managing the Stress of the Holidays

Published on December 7, 2015 By Sherri

Sherri NaughtyMost of us look forward to the holiday season and yet, many people also report higher levels of stress throughout the festivities…the endless responsibilities from getting your cards out, decorating the house inside and out, finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones and attending every social party and get-together can add a lot of pressure to someone’s life! 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. 

 

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Quick Workouts During The Holidays Is Key

Published on December 8, 2014 By Sherri

Sherri SantaDuring the holidays, we can get so busy decorating the house, buying presents, attending parties, and entertaining guests that the last thing on our minds is our exercise program.  But if you’ve worked hard all year to achieve your current fitness level, the last thing you want to do is take the “all or nothing” approach during the holidays.  Starting from scratch come January is never fun!

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Crazy Fitness Things To Be Thankful For…

Published on December 2, 2014 By Sherri

It’s the season of Thanksgiving and Holidays when we often take time to reflect on the people and things we are thankful for.  I thought I’d take this from a different perspective, a fitness perspective.

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Get Hot To Deal With The Cold!

Published on November 24, 2014 By Sherri

Over the last few weeks, we have discussed methods for overcoming the Winter Blues that many people experience at this time of year. We talked about the most effective forms of exercise, the importance of sleep and how critical it is to manage your stress. Today, I wanted to talk about something that really should seem pretty obvious but maybe reviewing some of these action steps will help you to put these tips to the top of your priority list for maintaining your energy and bright personality through the cold and dreary months. That’s right….lets get hot to deal with the cold!

sherri snowboard2Dress Warm:

It’s really not that cold if you are wearing the proper clothing. So think sweaters, warm socks, thick tights and fuzzy boots. If you are exercising Read more on Get Hot To Deal With The Cold!…

Overcoming the Winter Blues with Fitness

Published on November 3, 2014 By Sherri

sherri snowboardIn the summer, it’s easier to get outside to cycle, run, walk, or hike but as the weather gets a little colder and the nights a little darker, people spend a lot less time outdoors.  This lack of sunlight often leads to people experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or the Winter Blues. Fortunately, I, as well as many other fitness enthusiasts, aren’t affected as much as by the winter blues others because of many of these tips below.

Gear up:

If you have the right gear, you can still get outdoors when it’s cold and wet without feeling miserable.  Not only will you keep your fitness routine going, but being outdoors even if it’s cloudy and rainy, still exposes you to some levels of daylight, UV Rays and Vitamin D and will help to prevent SAD. So head to REI or your local sporting retailer to get some warm and waterproof clothing. Read more on Overcoming the Winter Blues with Fitness…

Holiday Workout Plan

Published on November 11, 2013 By Sherri

007So, do YOU have a holiday workout plan?

Did you notice that the day after Halloween, stores had all the Christmas and holiday merchandising up?  Yep, Holiday season is upon us so it’s a good idea to be proactive and have a plan for maintaining your health and fitness during the festive season.  I had a client ask me the following…

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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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Quick Strength and Cardio Workout

Published on February 25, 2013 By Sherri

Getting to the gym on cold winter days can be a daunting task. But Remy Maguire, personal trainer for four years and competitive cyclist and triathlete, shares this effective and quick strength and cardio workout to help you keep your fitness commitment in 2013. Do her workout three times this week on alternating days and if you liked her workout you will LOVE the “no excuses workout” I posted last week!

Cardio:

Choose three of your favorite cardio machines; I love the indoor rower, treadmill and good old-fashioned jump rope. After warming up with some jumping jacks, high-knees, or jogging in place to get warmed up: Row/run/bike for four minutes (make a note of how far you go miles/meters/etc.), then switch machines, give it your best effort for another four minutes (note how far you go), finish with two minutes of jumping rope. Repeat this 10-minute circuit two or three more times. Each time try to match or best your last distance!

Strength:

Follow your cardio circuit with these total-body core-strengthening exercises to get more bang for your time!

Exercise 1:

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