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The Early Wake Up Call - Part 2
A couple months ago, I blogged about the benefits of going to the gym early (see Early Morning Wake Up Call). A friend said he loved the idea but when he tried to get to the gym before work but never made. The dreaded snooze button!
Boot Camp - Santee, CA
Although I've exercised and worked out most of my life, this was my first boot camp EVER and I was pretty intimidated. For starters, Santee Sport isn't my regular club (it's about 15 min from home) but a friend bullied... er convinced me to try it out. I wasn't sure what to expect, how I'd do, would I be the slowest or last in the group, etc.Read more...
Gym Etiquette - We're all in it together!
Many of us have encountered people doing something inappropriate, annoying or disgusting at one time or another. On the other hand, maybe you’ve done something that someone else felt was inappropriate, annoying or disgusting. While many feel being considerate of others should be common sense, there's nothing wrong with a reminder now and then!Read more...
Side Planks... With a Twist
If you thought the crunch was the master of all core exercises, you've never met the plank! Seemingly simple at first, after 30 seconds of planking, your core is screaming and by 60 seconds you're toast! If the lowly plank wasn't enough, along comes the uglier cousin... the side plank and further down the pain train... the twisting side plank!
While ugly and pain are relative... the bottom line is, the exercise, the better the better your core will get! So here it is, the HOW TO for the twisting side plank!Read more...
The Early Wake Up Call
Lately, my workout routine has become well... less routine. I like to exercise at lunch because it's a nice break from my desk. However, when work gets crazy - my workout often gets skipped. After missing a few workouts, I decided it was time for an early morning wake up call.
For many years, I used to hit the gym before work. It was part of my daily routine and I rarely missed a workout. The beauty of it was, no matter how busy or hectic my day got, I wouldn't be able to flake on the gym... because it's already been checked off!