30 Minutes – Total Body Strength & Cardio Workout

Fridays are typically my group fitness day – I love doing a boxing, spin, or bootcamp type workout to kick off my weekend (and makeup for whatever I may / may not do for the next two days). This week, I couldn’t get into any of my favorite classes so I decided to make my own workout.

This workout works each muscle in your body by using several compound movements, which not only work multiple muscles at once, but simultaneously raise your heart rate for a cardio effect. Inspired by Crossfit, this workout operates AMRAP style and uses some more advanced equipment. Of course, as with anything, you can easily make modifications based on what’s available to you/your skill level.

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Training for Falmouth Road Race & Summer

I’m really excited to share that I will be running the Falmouth Road Race this August! As someone who’s spent many summers in Cape Cod, I’m especially looking forward to running in one of my favorite summer destinations of all time.

Admittedly though, this is my first “real” race. I’ve done several charity 5ks, none of which ever felt like a competition. I’ve also never really considered myself to be a “runner” – I definitely ran closer to “every once in awhile” than “often”. With that being said, I’m just as nervous as I am excited. Even though I’m doing this for the experience rather than to win, I do love a challenge so I’ve decided to really buckle down this summer and prep for the event.

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The Skinny on Chia Seeds + Maple Chia Seed Pudding Recipe

I’m a bit obsessed with chia seeds. I’ve been using them in everything lately – from oatmeal and toast to smoothies and, now, pudding. It isn’t similar to the decadent pudding found at Easter brunch, nor is it comparable to the stiff mass found beside a hospital bed. It’s better; That’s because, like most of my favorite things, it tastes like dessert and won’t harm your health or fitness goals (within reason.) Chia seed pudding – which has been raved by health fanatics for months (Yeah, I’m late to the game) – is probably one of the few nutritional discoveries, outside of Halo Top ice cream, that has kept me moving towards my fitness goals these past few months.

Chia seed pudding – which has been raved by health fanatics for months (Yeah, I’m late to the game) – is probably one of the few nutritional discoveries, outside of Halo Top ice cream, that has kept me moving towards my fitness goals these past few months.

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Holiday Hustle: 25 Minute Full-Body, High Intensity Workout

The holidays mark one of the busiest times of the year; between Christmas shopping, wrapping up projects at work, holiday parties, and everything else that occurs throughout the week, it’s often hard to find the energy and motivation to even make it to the gym.

Better yet, the holidays also tend to mark a time where people tend to over indulge a little (or a lot). The combination of lack of activity and excess foods obviously brings weight gain and (you guessed it) a new year’s resolution to lose the weight.

This mindset, owaiting until the New Year, is totally backwards. Mistreating your body now is only going to make achieving your goals in a month that much harder! Research has shown time and time again that even small bouts of exercise, as little as 20 minutes a day, throughout the week can make way for great improvements in terms of your health – so why wait?

Today’s blog is what I’m (now) calling The Holiday Hustle – No, it’s not a dance and yes, I’m corny. You can complete the ENTIRE workout in less than 30 minutes, so there is no excuse for not being able to fit in a workout. By waking up 30 minutes earlier or by replacing the time you would normally spend on Facebook with exercise, you can easily fit a total-body, strength and cardio workout into your busy busy day. Here’s how…

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