HBO Documentary – The Weight Of The Nation

I started watching the first of a 4-part HBO documentary which tackles America's obesity problem head on!  The first 2 parts aired May 14 and the last 2 air tonight.  If you watch, share your thoughts on it.

Flashback – Jumping Rope

I remember as a kid playing jump rope by myself or double dutch with the others kids either around the neighborhood or at school.  It was so much fun and little did I know I was getting such a great workout.  But again, as kids, we would run, walk and ride bikes all over town (I mean miles and miles of play a day). Fast forward several ...

What I’m Listening To

When I workout I need some heart-pounding, body-rocking, bass-thumping music in my ears.  My propensity for the BASS comes from my years spent at one of the best universities in the country, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University! Go Rattlers!!! So let's go...this is what I am listening to this week.  I tend to rotate my music about ...

There May Be Something To This

A few weeks ago I completed my annual physical exam and the vital counts were very impressive.  My blood pressure was 100/62 and my HDL was 146 with my LDL at a low 45 or so.  I'm in my early 40's and do workout so the numbers were not THAT surprising but considering I had a biometric screen done this past December .. and the numbers were not ...

Look what came in the mail – The Bizzy Diet 21-Day Fitness Plan

Going through my email inbox I found a link to this web ad on which is a major website for those who work out with weights to build muscle.  There is a host of information on this site who are intense and intent on this way of life. I must have subscribed to something because I received an email which linked me to this page ...

Longevity Workout (FitnessRx Magazine)

Keep it fit by working this full body workout as instructed below.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained...Let's GO!

Shape Cardio Workout

Incorporating cardio into any workout routine is a very good bet as it revs up the metabolism, burns fat and helps to strengthen the heart.  I found the following routine in Shape Magazine which is one of my go-to magazines. Nothing ventured, nothing gained...Let's GO!  Leave a comment on how you felt afterwards.

Wild Card Wednesday 3/28

This was too hilarious! very true!

ZWOW #17

Zuzan Light

Femme Fitale’s Home Gym & Youtube Faves

In an effort to save money I built out our unfinished area and equipped it with enough equipment to actually consider it a home gym.  It isn't pretty, but it is effective! [slideshow] When I was trying to save a few dollars by not paying for a gym membership, this was my workout haven I affectionately call "The Cave".  Below are some of the ...

Bang Up Workout

Happy Friday Fitales!  My trainer put me through this punishment today in 30 minutes.  Try the workout adjusted to your own capabilities and weights and tell me how you did and felt afterwards! Nothing ventured, nothing gained ... Let's GO! Bang Up   Workout Exercise Reps Weight Chest press - 1/2 rep 15 30 lbs Lying ...

Fitness Idol – Strong Like Susan

Strong like Susan is phenomenal.  They are all very challenging and based on reading her bio she is also a professional trainer.   I first saw and read about her on and have been hooked on her videos every since.  She calls herself your youtube video trainer and she is NO JOKE! You can read more about her HERE! Her workouts are ...

Workout Attire

When I first started working out I did not know any better and went for the cheapest items I could find from tops, bottoms, socks and shoes.  Now that I know that workout clothes should allow you to breathe (and cheap fabric doesn't allow for that) I have begun studying my attire selections much more closely and realize what works for me as far ...

Walking Workout

Incorporating cardio into any workout routine is a very good bet as it revs up the metabolism, burns fat and helps to strengthen the heart.  I found the following routine on which is one of my go-to sites for tough cardio routines. Who knew walking could be so heart pounding?  ENJOY!

Fitness Idol – Ava Cowen

Ava Cowen is one of the best in the business.  She is a professional fitness competitor, trainer, and model and is very well known in the business. She has graced the cover of too many fitness magazines to count but here is one. Check out her workout:! She is one of my ...

TABATA Workout (

Tabata is one of the best ways to burn calories and excess fat! ENJOY and leave me a comment to let me know if you completed this routine and how you felt afterwards.