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By admin on Thursday, July 19th, 2012

For your Kettle Bell Workout sheet that I created, Click Right here.  It includes pictures and descriptions.  You can do it!   Go through it once Do up to three times Do it for times and see if you can shave some time off each time you do it – less recovery time between sets […]


By admin on Monday, April 30th, 2012

Start out with 10 to 15 reps of the exercises that you can do. Some of these exercises may be too difficult to do so just choose 3 and stick with those. Over time, increase your reps and try another exercise on this page that may offer more of a challenge. You will see that […]


By admin on Monday, April 30th, 2012

Do 10 to 15 reps of each exercise every other day. Over time, your muscular endurance and balance will improve. They are also a lot of fun to do.


By admin on Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Functional Training Workout for the Week If you are training with me on Monday or Tuesday this week, one-on-one or in one of my groups (Mon 10 am & 5:30 pm and Tues 9:15 am), I have planned a Kettlebell & TRX Workout for you.  We will have 10 exercises per modality.  It is your […]


By admin on Monday, July 4th, 2011

To lose weight and keep it off,  Ellen recommends the following: 1.  Weight training 2x/week. 2.  200 minutes of cardiovascular exercise per week. 3.  Eat all the fruits and vegetables you can daily. 4.  Drink 64 ounces of water. 5.  One gram of protein for every 2 lbs of body weight. 6.  Avoid fats like the […]


By admin on Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

The double crunch is a great twist in the regular crunch because it works both your lower and upper abdominal muscles as well as obliques. The movement of rolling the spine upward allows for deep muscle movement and helps give you that flat stomach you always wanted! 1) Lay on your back with your knees […]


By admin on Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Stretching does not alleviate muscle soreness or prevent injury.  However, it can make you a more powerful athlete as it produces a large range of motion increasing torque. Check out this link written by Dr. Mirkin, a physican is well known to be the expert on fitness. http://www.drmirkin.com/fitness/1394.html


By admin on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Flexibility is a joint’s ability to move through a full range of motion. Flexibility training (stretching) is not about becoming a world class gymnast–it’s about balancing the muscle groups you use or overuse during exercise and other activities, or from bad posture. Read on to learn about the benefits of a good flexibility program. 1. […]


By admin on Sunday, January 9th, 2011

Walking is one of the safest and most effective sports for fitness, but to become fit, you have to move fairly fast. You should exercise vigorously enough to increase your heart rate at least 20 beats a minute more than when you rest. Walking at a leisurely pace will not raise your heart rate very much. You can increase your speed […]


By admin on Sunday, January 9th, 2011

I wanted to share with you a little routine that I will do this morning in N2SHAPE’s 9 am Group Training. It is for the lower back and abs and is a routine that you can do at home with just a stability ball. If you don’t have a stability ball, you can skip that […]