How to Get a Great Workout Using Only a Picnic Table

The picnic table. An unassuming part of every park, playground, and outside recreational area that comes in all sizes, colors, textures, and materials. We usually walk right by them and pay no mind unless we need a good place to sit. But what if a picnic table could be used for more than just a picnic? What if we could use one for a workout? While you may not want to eat lunch outside as the temperature cools, parks are still the perfect place to get fit... for free! ...more

5 Sure-Fire Tips to Double Your Workout Effectiveness

Everyone loves to have good health, no doubt. But it’s not everyone that knows how to achieve it.Achieving good health is not just through the prevention or treatment of diseases in your body. Rather it has to do with taking good care of your body and keeping it in good shape.Although, cultivating a healthy eating habit is a good way to stay in shape, you still need an appreciable amount of workout to complement it....more

10 Ways to Strength Train with a Pumpkin

It's officially the season of Halloween decorations, too much candy, and pumpkins! We all know I love celebrating a season or a holiday to the max, and October is one of my favorites thanks to the ever useful pumpkin. Last year I did a three-part workout series using pumpkins on a tennis court, and I thought it would be fun to revisit the workouts to combine them for one epic pumpkin strength workout. You will need at least one pumpkin or a heavy medicine ball to complete. (I'm pretty sure a pumpkin is easy to come by this time of year.) ...more
This is a fabulous idea! I can't wait to grab a pumpkin (instead of my usual dumb-bells) and try ...more

October Challenge

In August I ran the first ever LGRS monthly challenge. It was a wonderful success and the participants worked incredibly hard for their results....more

6 Exercises You Can Do on the Stairs

I wasn't ever really an outdoor workout type of person until recently when I've thought about all the amazing locations and "equipment" you can use (for free!). You know, park benches, jungle gyms, and trees just to name a few. Living near a huge park and a nice bay with scenic views is inspiring some awesome workout ideas, I have to say. I created this workout that you can do pretty much anywhere there's a staircase. While it was intended to be one for the outdoor staircases you might find in a park, you can also do this workout in your own home or in the office building if you're so inclined. ...more
Thank you for sharing my post! :) And just be careful going up the stairs. You can do the ...more

6 Excuses Why You Don't Want to Work Out and the Reasons Why You Still Can

Believe me, I have given myself every single excuse in order to avoid exercising. And when a fitness routine hasn’t been established quite yet, I’m sure we can all agree that’s the time the excuses really start to fly. So whether you’re tired or just plain broke, check out these solutions to stop making excuses and start becoming healthier....more

Dear Creepy Old Dude...Stop Staring!

Dear creepy old dude that kept staring at me at 24 Hour Fitness (and any other guy who enjoys awkwardly checking out girls).It's gut-churning to be checking me out at all, but when I am a sopping, pit stained mess of disgustingness, well that just hits a whole new level of "puke in my mouth."...more

Sweating it out

Did you know we have 2.6 million sweat glands in our system? I think some of mine should have dried up by now! Yet there is only potassium and salt apparently in sweat …I was so hoping a nice ounce or two of fat would drip off me too but apparently that only happens to chickens on a rotisserie not me on a stationary bike at +20 level....more

Have you tried the barre3 workout?

When I find a workout I love…I’m going to share it with all of you!  So, I’d like to introduce you to my newest find… barre3....more

Essential Workout Components

What makes a workout great?Is it how hard you work, the exercises you do, the order you complete them, where you workout, who you workout with, how prepared you are?All of the above....more