Anti-Sitting Stretches

Anti-Sitting Stretches

Here are two moves and a stretch to counteract the negative effects caused by too much sitting.These exercises use a stability ball and are done in a reclining position, so they're easier on your knees than squats.Keeping your legs elevated throughout each exercise...

A Serious Pain in the Butt

A Serious Pain in the Butt

Ever felt pain in your lower back when you stood up after sitting for awhile? How about pain in just one of your hips? Or the not-funny-at-all pain in your actual butt, making it hurt to walk? It might be caused by constriction of the piriformis muscle. I can hear you...

Stretches For Tight Hips

Stretches For Tight Hips

I'll bet you've heard that sitting is the new smoking. Because of all the time we spend sitting down—at a desk, in the car and while watching television, we often experience tight hips. This can limit our range of motion or cause chronic back pain. You need highly...

Spider Push-ups

Spider Push-ups

Say hello to spider push-ups, a rock-star variation on its standard cousin. These bad boys will really challenge your upper body, work your core, and target the muscles on the sides of the torso, too. As always, work at your own level. Stop when you can no longer...

Outdoor Exercises

Outdoor Exercises

Are you going to be traveling over the Memorial Day weekend? Maybe missing some time at the gym? Maybe coupling that with extra barbeque sauce and a few beers. Yeah... I've got some thoughts on that, and they're all "don't do it." You can still workout, even with no...

Workouts with a Twist

Workouts with a Twist

Kick up the intensity of your existing workout by adding twists and jumps to moves you are already doing. After mastering an exercise, your body gets used to it. And it's not always feasible (or possible) to do more exercises, so you need to increase the intensity of...

Rainbow Taps Exercise

Rainbow Taps Exercise

The rainbow taps exercise that we do in class is made up of three separate moves. A focused pulse, a straight leg lift, and a sweeping move are combined to form a brutal yet effective workout for the glutes. Your glutes are the largest and strongest muscles in your...

Curtsey Lunge

Curtsey Lunge

Curtsey lunges are a fun way to mix up your leg routine. They are effective because they target all of the muscles surrounding the hips by requiring that you to move in all three planes of motion. Stand with the feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and then...

Get Leaner Thighs

Get Leaner Thighs

You know the most wonderful thing about thighs? They contain major muscle groups, some of the biggest muscles on the body, and very easy to target in a workout. The thighs are where most women bank fat. Want to make a fast withdrawal? Add interval training and...

4 Moves for Curvier Thighs

4 Moves for Curvier Thighs

You know the most wonderful thing about thighs? They contain major muscle groups, some of the biggest muscles on the body, and very easy to target in a workout. You can quickly add lean muscle to the thighs that will look great and work hard burning calories for you....

Mountain Climbers

Mountain Climbers

The Mountain Climber is an exercise which engages all the major muscle groups and the cardiovascular system. They'll help you develop power in the lower body, strength in the upper body, and endurance in the abs (they work hard to stabilize your core as you move)....

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