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!
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
Chest press - 1/2 rep
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 youtube.com 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 ...
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 ...
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 jillfit.com 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 (Fitsugar.com)
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.
Oh the all classic stepmill. My workout buddy and I endearingly call it "The Beast". You have seen this machine before. Oftentimes empty with no brave soul to dare attempt their fate by tangling with "The Beast". The machine that consumes its victims in less than 10 minutes and leaves them in a pile of sweat and heap on the floor.
I had my ...
Femme Fitale Frenzy Workout
Remember to push hard!
Cable machine - one arm standing chest press left
Cable machine - one arm standing chest press right
Cable machine - side lunge, lateral raise
Cable machine - side lunge, lateral raise - right
Cable machine - front lunge, front raise
Rise and Shine Smoothie
One of my favorite foods are smoothies because, if done right, they are whole foods loaded with nutrients and vitamins. They really pack a punch! Below is the smoothie recipe I made today to get me going as I have a day full of meetings.
[Tweet "Rise and Shine with this delicious fruit smoothie. #smoothie #recipe"]
Rise and Shine ...
Femme Fitale Fever Workout
Happy Workout Wednesday!!!!
Every Wednesday I will post one of my most favorite workouts designed by my personal trainer. Please note, before starting any workout program check with your physician. Also, please adjust the weights to your fitness level. The weights noted in these workouts were set based on my fitness level at the time the ...
I Enjoy My Juicer
I purchased a Breville Juice Fountain Plus JE98XL about 3 months ago. I located it at Bed, Bath and Beyond and was able to use one of the many 20% off coupons to purchase so it cost me about $100 bucks! Yes...I was feeling lucky!
I have made so many delicious juices with it I can't believe I went so long without this quality of juicer. I ...
Cardio is one of the best ways to improve stamina and endurance. You have to play and go hard to get the results you desire. Femme Fitales don't give up and are not afraid of a little hard work and sweat. Let me know if you complete the following cardio routine and how you feel afterwards by leaving a comment.
Nothing ventured, nothing ...
Oh Where Oh Where Has My Sports Watch Gone?
I woke up 5:00 am today bright-eyed and bushy-tailed ready to start a challenging run on my treadmill. I reached into my gym bag - picked up and put on the monitor belt. Reached back into the bag for the actual HRM watch....and nothing.
With a foggy memory I worked to retrace my steps the last time I remember using my watch. Wasn't it on ...
Athleta Training Guide
I have noticed that several of my friends have started running. I went to a friend's birthday party in December 2011 and she looked GREAT! I mean she was always attractive but in her fitted dress it was noticeable...she had been working hard for the body. When I asked her what she was doing she let me know she started running. She started ...
Say what, say who, say what?
Every once in a while my trainer goes off the deep end and comes up with a workout routine she must have dreamt about during one of her sadist nightmares! I mean why take it out on me? Anywho, the exercises hurt, the acid burns my muscles and I just feel like I can't go another rep. That is when she says it should be getting GOOD TO ME! ...
There are many things I enjoy about working out with my trainer.
She is firm yet fair
She is very good at what she does
She takes very good care of herself and can do anything she asks of her clients
She is flexible
She pushes you to your physical limit
She never repeats a workout and constantly moves me around the gym so I can gain ...