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The Reality of Routines: Does a Schedule Lead to Success?

Do you ever go on vacation, something you look forward to for months, yet in the end you just cant wait to get back to your daily routine? Not necessarily the one that involves real life responsibilities and everyday stressors. That routine can’t compete with the energy and novelty of life on vacation. But perhaps your daily workout schedule, the one that boosts your confidence and mentally prepares you for whatever it is that might come your way. Or maybe it’s your own bed, or your best friend. Whatever it is, our daily routine is something that we can count on that makes us feel purposeful and accomplished. I have the same epiphany each time I go on vacation. I love every moment that I am

Flexible Mind, Flexible Body

I see it all the time… It's the end of class, and just as I'm ready to finish with what I think is the best part of the workout, the ending stretch sequence, there's a few individuals who hustle out of the room as if those final 3-5 minutes are critical to their day. Maybe once in awhile that's true, but before you decide to skip the stretch at the end of your next workout, I think it's important to weigh the benefits of a 5 minute head start on errands, dinner, or whatever it may be, vs. the benefits of 5 minutes of proper stretching. Know this… skipping the ending stretch after you've just sweated to your favorite exercise DVD, taken a run, or even a long walk, can cause muscle imbalances

Summer Refresher: Banana Raspberry Smoothie with Whey Protein

Smoothies are like ice cream, they taste great, go down easy, and after a workout there’s nothing that cools you off more. Unlike ice cream, however, smoothies are low in calories, high in protein, and they’re a great post-exercise meal replacement. What’s the best smoothie after exercise? How about a Banana Raspberry Smoothie with Whey Protein? Full of essential nutrients, this smoothie is sweet, pink, and powerful. Not to mention, it’s a great way to help you recover after a tough workout and it’s quick and easy to make. When it comes to smoothies, it’s safe to say that I’m experimental. I have never been one to follow recipes, and I love to see what I can come up with by mixing some of m

Six Minute Total Body Kettlebell You Tube Workout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJY3_Q7xaFk&index=5&list=UUGOaRcYZq1P8ovRphuZmf3w Why train with kettlebells? Kettlebells are one of the most versatile, time efficient training tools for all over body conditioning. They provide an excellent cardiovascular and strength-training workout that targets your core and improves your flexibility. Kettlebells deliver results; maximizing calorie expenditure and helping you redistribute your weight and lose inches. Unlike traditional weight training, Kettlebell exercises focus on movement patterns vs. specific muscles. Their unique design allows the body to move through large ranges of motion. With a kettlebell, the weight is offset from the handle so t

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