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Run For Your Life

Submitted by: Low Carb Tiki So you want to start running but you don’t know where to begin. It’s easier than you think.  Some people think they can’t start running because of various health issues but it’s not true. For a number of diseases running can help reduce the impact or reverse the condition. I know a number of people who were ...

Featured Femme Fitale – Masani

Submitted by: Masani FF:  Please introduce yourself. MP:  My name is Masani Poinsette.  I am a mother, grandmother, wife, and entrepreneur. FF:  Why did you decide to join Femme Fitale Fitness on Facebook? MP:  I have always been an active person.  Fitness is fun to me!!!  I am concerned about the pervasive state of ill health among ...

Two Can Play This Game

Submitted by: Ramona First week of training is in the books!  I was on vacation in Memphis, Tennessee and it was around 105-110 degrees everyday and in the 90s at night! I had every reason to believe that no running was going down for me...but the first morning I was there I woke up with no alarm clock and had running on my brain! I sat on my ...

Time for a Rock & Roll Encore

Submitted by: Ramona I'm doing it again! That's right...training for another half marathon! The timing is right, too. My weight loss efforts have been at a standstill for about 2 months and I've even gained weight! Boooo!!! So I'm hoping the extra miles I'll be getting in weekly will turn things around. I have a goal to lose 20 lbs. At first I ...

These Shoes Were Made For….

Submitted by: Ramona It's my second training run and it actually went really well! 4 miles today and I felt strong afterwards. So strong that I decided to take a Zumba class after my run. You see...while I was on a little "run-cation" I really got into other forms of exercise. I was getting my cross train ON! ;-) Zumba, by far, turned out to be ...

That Doesn’t Hurt Workout

All workouts have a level of discomfort to them if you are pushing yourself and pumping up the intensity.   This one worked me and felt really good.  Try it and let me know how you like it by posting comments below. Equipment needed: Dumbbells Bench Print this workout here:  That Doesn't Hurt Workout Seq Exercise Reps Weight 1. W...

Run As Fast As You Can Workout

I completed this workout AFTER a 22 minute outdoor run - IN THE RAIN!  Needless to say I felt icky and exhilirated all at the same time while finishing up this workout in the gym.  I went home and took a VERY nice and soothing shower.  Try out this workout and let me know how you feel! Equipment needed:  Step bench with 4 risers each ...

NCR Trail

Every Saturday the ladies of Femme Fitale get together in either a small or large group to walk and run outdoors.  We normally do it early in the morning to get it out of the way, it is quiet and much cooler than if we waited later in the day. Today.....me and one Fittie will be headed to the NCR Trail which is a beautiful and lovely trail near ...

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 ...

I Was Hating Life Today

Today, the alarm clock did NOT go off but m body clock woke me up instead.  I opened my eyes, stared at the curtained window in the dark while the clock time announced5:05 am...and I was not happy! I was tired still and did not want to leave the warmth and comfort of my cozy bed at such a God-awful time of morning.  So I contemplated rolling ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Cardio Routine

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 ...