Blogs about Group Exercise

The Principles of Fitness Episode 11- Genesis Performance

The Principles of Fitness Episode 9- Jay Nixon

On this episode of The Principles of Fitness Podcast we acknowledge fitness authority Jay Nixon.  Jay is the Chief Motivation Officer for Thrive Fitness Studio located in Palm Desert, CA, and he is absolutely KILLING IT! Thrive Fitness Studio consists of over 200 members in an 808 square foot facility.

How Cross Training can Transform your Body

The importance of cross training involves combining strength, endurance, flexibility, mobility and mindbody disciplines on a weekly schedule is a key component to avoiding a fitness plateau along with injury prevention. We as humans fall easily into a habit of doing the same routine and our bodies adapt and adjust to the comfort and ease over time. Also neglecting other areas of fitness can lead to injury and overuse.

Canada As I see It

On July 3rd I crossed the border into the large and beautiful country of Canada. It was a trip over a year in the making that had absolutely nothing to do with fitness, which is what I wanted. After spending the month of May teaching over 60 group exercise classes along with my personal training schedule I was burned. I accepted a position in a balloon shop to study more about my balloon hobby. 

How I found inspiration from Bobbi Brown........

  How I found inspiration from Bobbi Brown…. As I was driving home from the gym one morning, as always, I had the radio on. Much to my husband’s chagrin, I am a serial station changer…..yep, I’m one of those people who constantly changes the station until I find something that I want to listen to……for a while at least…..then it’s on to the next station!

Comfort Zones In Group Ex - Do you have a favorite spot?

In the front, middle or back of the class is perfect!  After all buzz words are location, location, location!  We all have our comfort zones in the group exercise environment.  Me?  Unless I'm instructing or presenting my favorite spot is about as far back as possible!  In the early years I often turned the class around where the back became the front and vice versa.  Please forgive me if you were in one of those classes!  We all have our comfort zones of physical space where we excell.  Group ex is one of those places.  Stake out your place

Forget About Calories

Recently a spin instructor told me how a couple mentioned to her that they burn the most calories during her class compared to the other instructors.

Exercise FAQs

With so many of you embarking on a new exercise journey, today I want to answer some frequently asked questions on how to exercise properly so you can make this year your healthiest year ever! Q:  How Long Do I Need To Exercise For?Depending on whether you're performing full body or training specific muscle groups, a strength training routine should take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete.  Add another 10 - 60 minutes if your including cardiovascular (aerobic) activity. 

Embrace the Cold-Working out in Below freezing Temps!

Embrace the Cold - How to get in a workout in below freezing temps!   

Forget Your Resolutions This Year!

 Boy, did 2016 fly by!  This was a year filled with many ups and many downs.....a true roller coaster ride of a year!  But, we've made it through!  I really can't believe we're almost in 2017!