Kick that Case of the “Mondays”

You have to take control of your attitude, your actions, and your goals! Hit Mondays hard and you will be starting your week off in the right way.

  • You’ll boost your happiness level.
  • You’ll reduce your chances of heart disease.
  • You’ll sleep better.
  • You’ll even perform better at work… yes, even on a Monday!

Remember, never miss a Monday!!! BAM!!!

Fitness Friday – Couples who Workout together “work out!”

IMG_0233With February being the month of love, I am sharing some of the physical and psychological benefits of working out with your partner.   It has been proven that exercising with your loved improves your relationship. The close proximity of using them as your workout partner, the support, and the encouragement will all help deepen and strengthen your emotional and physical connection.     

I have included a couple quick tips from me and a link to a great article from “Psychology Today” on the benefits of sweating in the gym with your love. 

My advice when working out together is simple.  Assess your partner’s needs and take turns planning / leading the workouts.  I’m not suggesting you become your partner’s personal trainer, instead, make sure that you are aware of their goals and how you can best support them in achieving these goals.  A general understanding of what you are both trying to achieve will dictate the exercises that you will do.  If goals are different (and they will probably be) just talk through what each of you envision for the workouts.  Think of this as a new topic of dinner conversation, a nice relaxed talk about why you’re both hitting the gym.

Planning a workout is important, so now that you know what each other is looking to work on, take turns leading your workouts.  I always cringe when LK wants to do planks, because she can plank like nobody’s business, but I do them!  For me this works out well, because I’m challenged to do something that I probably wouldn’t spend much time doing on my own.  This is a prime example of how your partner will benefit from focusing on something you choose versus what they are comfortable doing at the gym.  Remember, you need to try something different to get different results!

Apparently psychologists agree, here is that link again for the “Psychology Today” article.  LK and I spend a lot of time together in the gym and maintaining an active lifestyle.  We hike, lift weights, ride bikes, run, and even cook together.  I am no psychologist, but I will say, it’s workin’ for me and my LK!

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Monday Motivation with The ROCK

I am going to keep preaching “never miss a Monday workout.” Check out this inspiring video compilation of Motivation! Focus! And The Rock!

Kill your Monday Workout! Bam!!!

Monday is DAY #1!

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It’s Monday, you know what that means! MONDAY MOTIVATION!  Monday is always DAY ONE of your week, make it as productive and successful as possible.  Here is a quick read from Daily Burn on the importance of Monday workouts!  Check-in, leave a message or comment and let me know what Monday workout you are doing.  Have a good week. BAM!

 

 

Fitness Friday!

Fridays are just as important as Mondays in my book! Starting today, I am going to post fitness questions, tips, videos, and inspiration to keep you motivated on your weekends! Come on! I’m a trainer and even I need motivation. As a matter of fact, I asked one of my Real Warriors to text me every time she worked out this weekend to keep me motivated aged to move! So let’s get moving! What workouts are you doing over the weekend! Check in with me and your accountability partners!

What is your favorite workout?

My favorite workout is a mix of Powerlifting and Bodybuilding. It is a combination of Strength Training and Muscular development, being strong and having muscular development is important to me and hey, it’s my job! Bam!

What is your favorite body part to train?

I love training Back and Legs. They’re the largest muscle groups, so when you train them properly you can feel it all over. I love how challenging it feels when I train those muscle groups. The other day, I trained legs so hard, my clients could tell by the way I was walking!

Monday Motivation!

It’s Monday!!! What workout are you doing today? Time to work off those Super Bowl Party calories! Don’t miss your Monday workout, you have to begin somewhere. Share what workout you are doing today?