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 ...
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 ...
No Future in Your Frontin’ Workout
This workout is one of my favs because I enjoy the multi-faceted usage of the cable machine.
Cable machine – squats, shoulder presses
Cable machine – squat position, alternating shoulder presses
Push Up Variations
I enjoy watching Peter Carvell, Home Fitness Expert, of 6 Pack Abs. I've been watching his challenging videos for well over a year and he keeps things interesting. I bet you noticed I said "watching". I haven't actually tried a specific routine but have done each and every exercise he has showcased on my own in the gym during a variety of ...
Shake Your Booty
Sarah Dussault, better known as SarahFit is one of Femme Fitale's favorite fitties!!!! Here is a video of her participating in some hot new fitness trends (Cardio Dance and Crossfit). I do plan to participate in Crossfit one day!! It looks so challenging and amazing.
Anywho - check her out.
New Equipment Madness
Has anyone ventured into their gym lately and seen this thing?
One day I did and was like (^@(*&@^#(@! So brave me (yeah right) decided to jump on. Umm, the thing does not appear to be turned on (none of the lights are on). Oh oh I have to start peddling to get the thing to light up so I can set my workout. After figuring that out, ...
And Then There Was One
This workout was completed a few months ago but I still remember it like it was yesterday! OUCH!
Platform or bench
Step up lunges on platform – left
Step up lunges on platform – right
Bicep curl and shoulder press
Close grip incline ...
Run For Your Lives Workout
Due to extenuating circumstances I have not been able to get to the gym at ALL this week OR to my home gym. The last time I worked out with weights was Friday, 5/11th and today was my first time back in the gym. I sort of knew I would regret it. I hooked up with Heather the trainer and she proceeded to start with the challenging workout. I ...
Bust Your Butt Workout
Shoulder presses (palms facing each other)
Alternating bicep curls
15 lbs each
20 lbs each
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!
So let's go...this is what I am listening to this week. I tend to rotate my music about ...
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 bodybuilding.com 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 ...
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.
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 ...