month : 05/2012 80 results

Heart Rate Monitor Watch

About 3 weeks ago I posted about losing my beloved Sportline heart rate monitor.  I have no idea how I lost it.   I went running with a friend from college, documented my workout in Runkeeper and then went to the grocery store.  We returned, we made smoothies and then she was on her way.  Well I looked high and low for that puppy and could ...

Is It Over Yet Workout

I recently started running the neighborhood with one of my neighbors.  The entire run is 3.65 miles and includes hills with varying grades.  The first hill is extremely STEEP!  Anywho we both workout with trainers on Tuesday and Thursday and decided to run together on Wednesdays and Fridays.  Well she texted (sp?) me last night wanting to know ...

In The Gym with Jaquelyn Kastelic

I first read about Jaquelyn in a fitness magazine.  It was near the end of last year and there was this article about a petite woman who lifts MASSIVE weights so I read her story.  I was impressed with her ever since.  I have "liked" her page on Facebook, figured out when I will be able to try her Crossfit "box" located in Virginia (haven't ...

HIIT the Hills Routine

Ok I am not going to lie..you will be WHIPPED after this one but it will be all worth it!  If anyone is like me (I'm currently working on Operation Bikini Bahamas) then to achieve my current fitness goals will require some heavy-handed workouts!  If you are with me, and have your own personal fitness mission for the summer leave a comment and ...

HIIT Cardio Routine – Only 20 Minutes

Sooooo here we are with a HIIT routine that is sure to get your fat cells hopping MAD!  This routine is only 20 minutes but let me tell you - don't let the short routine fool ya!  This is a doozy!  I had to hold on at the end for fear of embarrassing myself by rolling off the back, ending up on my back while gym-goers around me look on with ...

Bodyweight Workout for Beginners

One of our absolute favorite online workout personalities is Marianne.  She has a youtube channel (Kitty8trim) as well as a fitness blog/site (myohmytv.com) where she showcases several workout moves using step benches, kettle bells, your own body weight and free weights.  She recently started publishing videos in an actual gym using Smith ...

Get It In Workout

Typically once a week I workout with a trainer and a friend of mine together in a group.  Below is one of the workouts she had for us. Equipment Needed: Water Towel Positive attitude Row machine Cable machine Exercise Reps Weight Cable Machine Squat   position row 12 22.5 lbs Lunge back   row 12 22.5 lbs Standing   chest ...

In The Gym with Althea Thompson

I am super excited to share this very first "In The Gym" interview with all of you because it is about a person I find simply AMAZING!  Read on and find out why she is fabulous. FFF: Tell our readers about yourself. Althea: I am a wife, mother of 2, studio owner, Yoga & Pilates instructor, wellness professional, author, on-air ...

My Arms Hurt Workout

This workout is a CRAZY arm workout that will have you feeling like the HULK in no time!  This is courtesy of one of the members of the Femme Fitale Fitness group.  Everyone can thank her later.  :-) Equipment needed:  Dumb bells Bench My Arms Hurt Workout Exercise Reps Weight in   Pounds Alternating shoulder press 12...

Are We Done Yet Workout

So today we hit the Smith Machine pretty hard.  I was a bit winded due to the extended weekend of lazying around and hanging out at the amusement park but I got up early and pushed on.  Didn't help that I only got about 5.5 hours of sleep last night.  I know I know I must do better but was watching the movie "Contraband" and just had to see ...

FFF Challenge #2: Eat Breakfast

Last week was the first week of many weekly challenges and today I announce this week's challenge which will run from Tuesday to Saturday due to the holiday.  Drum roll please..............this week's challenge is:  Eat a solid breakfast every day this week along with a mid-morning snack.  As the saying goes, breakfast is the most important ...

Try It Raw

Here are some informative videos on the benefits of the raw food lifestyle.  Check it out and let me know what you think. http://youtu.be/AJOzg_kvVRE Part I http://youtu.be/B63h2tLcKwE Part II

Happy Memorial Day

Femme Fitale Fitness would like to take a moment to ackowledge all of the fallen and standing soldiers past and present who have made great sacrifices in honor of the great American right of freedom. We appreciate you! Happy Memorial Day!

Core Workout with Oxygen Magazine

Femme Fitale Fitness totally LOVES Oxygen Magazine and their videos.  Here is a new core workout vid they recently published which will get you on the road to a 6 pack in no time! ENJOY! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B53r1Q69Y6c

A Quickie

During a holiday weekend like this weekend it can be a challenge making time to work out when spending time with family and friends BUT here is a quickie workout that will at least allow you to achieve some activity for the day even if it doesn't burn all of the extra calories you may be consuming during this fun time! ENJOY and let me know ...

Fitness For Beginners

You know - I need to take a step back.  I have been participating in exercise and fitness since 2005.  I started running outside at that time.  Stopped exercising for a few years in 2006 and 2007 to have my son and started back up in 2008 by hiring a personal trainer.  She patiently taught me the various exercises and proper form and started ...

Beginning Your Fitness Journey: Prepare for the Marathon this Time, Instead of the Sprint

Submitted by: Amber When it comes to your fitness journal, consider it a marathon and not a sprint.  Being an unconventional person, I often give unconventional advice or have odd reasons for my actions. When people ask me why I embarked on my fitness journey, I reply “To become happy”. This is the honest to goodness truth. Just ...

Go For It Workout

Should have known I was going to have a challenging day when my high pony tail got caught in the car door this morning!  I walk into the gym and lo' and behold...it is humid....and muggy.  Where is the air conditioner when you need it?  With that much dampness in the air it really helps with the AROMA of the entire place.  Yes, I complained ...