Category: Exercise

Tools of the Trade-microphone headsets

As a fitness instructor, there are many tools needed before you even begin.  If you choose to do any type of group fitness, you are probably going to want a great headset so your students can hear you well enough to follow along and also so you can save your breath and survive the workout yourself more easily. I became… Read more →

Interval Walking Class

I am so excited to say that I will be teaching my first official class as a FLEX Instructor with the Healthways SilverSneakers program.  The class is titled Interval Walking and it begins on November16, 2015 at 9:00 AM and will be held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at Fred Coyle Freedom Park, 1515 Golden Gate Pkwy in Naples, Florida.… Read more →

How to use a bike trainer

My new cycling friend Marissa is training for a half ironman so I decided to loan her my bike trainer.  Although it’s easy to use, I still felt more comfortable giving a small demonstration to help answer questions I had when I first started using it.  Ride safe!     Read more →

Easy fried egg

The other day I saw my friend Randall post his struggles with frying an egg without the yolk bursting.  I thought I could be a good friend and show him how I do it.  My mom had made something she called a “Suzy-Q” for me and my brothers as kids.  Basically, you take a piece of bread and core out… Read more →

Easy Portion Control

Portion control is simply eating the “right” amount.   While “what” you eat(calorie content, “whole” grains, lean meats,fruits and veggies,etc.) is still integrally important!  And obviously it is different for men and women and also for athletic  or sedentary people.  So what is the “right” amount?  According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans put out by the USDA and Department of… Read more →

Arms and Abs

Feeling great! Arms and abs day(my fave!). 5 mins stretch 12 mins cardio/intervals Assist pull-up 2 sets@55 1 set@40 Assist chin-up 3sets@55 Lat pull 3sets@70 Ab stand hanging knee raises 30 X left oblique 30 X right oblique 30 X center 30 X straight leg raise Wall handstand 48 seconds(arms tired already, lol) Stretch 7 minutes Smiling!!!! Read more →