Summertime-Outdoor Workouts

I love to get my sweat on outside as much as anyone. There’s no better feeling than when those endorphins kick in when you’re working out at the track, around your neighborhood, on the tennis court.  What do you do when it’s July, the mercury is touching 100 degrees, and even the mere thought of eschewing your outdoor workout for a bout in the gym is completely unappealing?...more

Swimsuit Season: Lose the Pounds in your Home Gym

Many know the saying "Everything is bigger in Texas".  I do find that saying funny, since I am from Texas, but there is some truth to it.  When we Texans do something, we do it 120%.  And our large, high-end homes often have every amenity and start of the art technology.  One amenity that some of these mansions have is a home gym.  Of course we know that there are homes all over the United States that have home gyms....more

Workout Wednesday: Restorative Yoga

Workout Wednesday: Restorative Yoga Well, my mom roped me into Restorative Yoga. She's done it a couple of times and swears that it feels like a deep tissue massage. I was confused by the whole concept....more

Come alone

I can honesty tell you that at the ripe age of____ it is time to start it all over again. I’ve worked full time for over sixteen years, built a house from the ground up, and raised two kids. I’ve lost the job, house is getting filled with stuff I can’t fine when I need it and the baby is going off to college in four months....more

Heavy Weights Are Unisex

One of the funniest, yet most prevalent comments/concerns I hear from women at the gym regarding strength training is: “ I don’t want to lift heavy weights and get bulky.  I just want to get toned.”  These women then proceed to pick up 3 pound dumbbells, do a gazillion repetitions of a bunch of different movements, and proceed to get nowhere near where they want to get in the results department. Now, when I say this is funny, I don’t mean,“ Funny ha ha!”  I mean funny as in “Ridiculous. Misinformed....more

You're Doing It Wrong: Your workout routine does not merit a Twitter update

Everybody's a marathon runner these days. It seems that as we all get further away from our college days, many people double down on their fitness efforts. CrossFit is a huge, seemingly masochistic craze; I can't go a day without a daily deal email offering me personal training; and black leggings and bright colored sweatshirts are clearly the new powersuit....more
Karen Ballum  I also care about my friends' training updates, to a certain extent. But I also ...more

Weekend Wellness: Three Improvements You Can Make in Two Days

At the end of a long and tiring work week, it might be tempting to park it on the couch and stay there until Sunday night. While this may be a relaxing way to pass two days, there are plenty of other feel-good ways to spend a weekend. Below are three ideas for you that’ll improve your home, menu and fitness routine. Try them out and see just how refreshed you feel by Monday morning, no remote included. 1. DIY Project: Photo Silhouette Wall ...more

Workout Wednesday: Pilates Wear

Even though it'll be a couple of weeks before I can get back to Pilates (my abs are thinking, holy crap it's going to be FOREVER) this post will be relevant to some of you.To read more, visit: http://www.georgiapeachmommy.blogspot.comXo,J...more