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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tank Top Arms Workout

Try this workout to develop beautifully toned arms with this Tank Top Arms Workout. Who can perform this workout? If you have mobility in your shoulders and elbows you can perform this workout.  Before starting or trying any new exercise program be sure to consult with your physician first. [Tweet "Use this workout to get your arms tank top ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. Equipment needed: Cable machine Balance ball Leg press Dumbbells First Set Exercise Reps Weight Cable machine –   squats, shoulder presses 10 10 Cable machine – squat   position, alternating shoulder presses 20 ...

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. http://youtu.be/DvuWozMYpV0

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! Equipment needed: Platform or bench Dumbbells Exercise Reps Weight Step up lunges on platform – left 12 20 lbs Step up lunges on platform – right 12 20 lbs Bicep curl and shoulder press 15 20 lbs 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

Exercise Weight Reps Walking lunges 40 lbs 12 reps Squats 40 lbs 12 reps Shoulder presses (palms facing each other) 40 lbs 12 reps Alternating bicep curls 15 lbs each 30 reps Kick backs 20 lbs each 15 reps Calf raises 40 lbs 50 reps REPEAT Box jumps NA 15 reps Wall sit NA ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.