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By admin on Sunday, July 15th, 2012

  Mon Group Training 10:15 am  Leisure Fitness with Michelle & Becky Mirna, Karen, Neil Mon Group Training 6:15 pm Tower with Susan Cris, Maryl, Katie Wed Group Training 10:15 am Leisure Fitness with Ellen & Michelle Dr. Rafey, Neil, Joan, Maryl, Mirna, Karen, Valerie, Fran Wed Group Training 6:15 pm Leisure Fitness with Michelle […]


By admin on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Here is the workout that I promised I would send many of you. This is the Boot Camp workout that I taught on Sat, April 28 at 730 am in Tysons Corner. Equipment Needed: Kettlebell (wgt of your choice), 2-Dumbbells (or cans), timer, mat, Ipod in your ears (recommended but not necessary) First Round 60 […]


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 Saturday, April 28th, 2012

For all of you who are parents, make sure your kids are getting cardiovascular exercise 3 or more times per week. http://www.stonehearthnewsletters.com/aerobic-fitness-in-kids-tied-to-cognitive-skills-in-new-fmri-study/benefits-exercise/


By admin on Monday, March 19th, 2012

What’s the Best Test to Predict Who Will Win a Race? Before a 24-mile cycling time trial, scientists measured the maximum amount of oxygen that riders could take in (VO2max) and the peak power Output (PPO) adjusted for body weight. The Peak Power Output adjusted for weight is the maximum force that a bicycle rider […]


By admin on Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Ellen’s Exercise of the Month:  Core & Balance (Picture via Fitness Magazine) This exercise ball move will strengthen your core & improve balance.  To Do This Move: Stand about a foot behind a stability exercise ball with feet together Moving from your hips, bend forward and place your hands on the ball Raise your left […]


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 […]