Saturday, December 21, 2013

Things Nobody Really Tells You About Working Out

As we draw ever closer to 2014, many people are going to start out on their fitness journey come January 1st. If you're one of them, welcome to the nut house. We're happy you're here and we'll teach you the secret handshake later.

Whether this will be the first time you're going to set foot in a gym or whether you're coming back from a hiatus, here are some things that you may not know or have forgotten. 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Fabulous Fitness Related Gifts for the Fit-Gal in Your Life - Part 3

I won't lie to you guys, I'm super excited playing "elf" this year. I've finished almost all of my Christmas shopping and have organized a super fun event for the family come Christmas Eve. Now all that's left is the hot cocoa fueled wrapping party! Party of one, so nobody sees their gift early!

I've got some more gift ideas for you all, happy to "present" the under $100 list! Ho ho ho :D

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Fabulous Fitness Related Gifts for the Fit-Gal in Your Life - Part 2

Christmas is just ten days away!!!!!!

Wracking your brains trying to figure out the perfect fit-gift for one of your lucky friends or family this year? I can totally help with that. :)

**Pro tip: make sure the recipient will be into your fitness related gift, you don't want to hurt anyone's feelings! I was on the receiving end of a fitness related gift many years ago when I wasn't into it, and it took me a while to get over it. :)

I went ahead and broke this list down by price point. I've got 5 under $20, 5 under $50, and 5 under $100, and 5 that are "money isn't an object" items for fun.

If you missed the $20 list, you can find it here. Now, it's time for the under $50 list!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Fabulous Fitness Related Gifts for the Fit-Gal in Your Life - Part 1

Hello all!

With Christmas coming up, I thought I'd share some of my picks for fitness related Christmas gifts this year. Whether you need a gift idea for a white elephant exchange at work, a gift for a friend, or for a loved one.

**Pro tip: make sure the recipient will be into your fitness related gift, you don't want to hurt anyone's feelings! I was on the receiving end of a fitness related gift many years ago when I wasn't into it, and it took me a while to get over it. :)

I went ahead and broke this list down by price point. I've got 5 under $20, 5 under $50, and 5 under $100, and 5 that are "money isn't an object" items for fun.

First up is our under $20 list.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

[DIY] Build your own full-body workout!

Ahh exercise programming, the stuff trainer's and fitness fanatic's dreams are made of.

Have you ever walked into the gym and realized you have no idea what you're going to do? Maybe you've heard of "f*ckarounditits" and want to avoid it. Perhaps you're ready to embark on a fitness journey and can't afford (or just don't want to pay for) a trainer to help get you started. Whatever the reason, you ought to know the basics of planning a routine.

For the sake of simplicity, I'll take you through three simple steps you should take when planning a full-body workout.