It’s Fast. It’s Furious. It’s a Total Body, No Equipment, Functional Workout

Posted on May 9th, 2013

For the first time in months, I have nothing going this weekend. No races. No events. No gigs for Alan. No travel. Zero. Nada. Zilch. Can you tell…

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Want to Get Faster? My 3 Favorite Speed Workouts

Posted on May 16th, 2013

You might not know it now, but I used to be kind of fast. No, not like elite level, blow your mind fast. More like pretty fast for a normal person. A…

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Friday Fitness: The Balls Only Workout.

Posted on May 23rd, 2013

I love a good, intriguing title, don't you? Of course, if you know me, you know that the balls in the title refer to stability and medicine balls. No…

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Friday Fitness: The Seven Minute Workout

Posted on May 30th, 2013

I few days ago, I mentioned that one of my Fast and Furious students (that sounds funny, but I mean she comes to the class), brought me a clipping…

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What’s Beautiful: 4 Weeks to My Goal. Plus a Friday Workout!

Posted on Jun 13th, 2013

If you will recall, I joined the Under Armour What's Beautiful campaign as a FitFluential Ambassador a little over five weeks ago. Well, I am a…

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YMX by Yellowman Review plus an Indoor Cardio Workout

Posted on Jul 1st, 2013

As an athlete who, besides running, spends time cycling, hiking, and practicing yoga, I love the idea of fitness wear that can multi-task. Clothing…

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Food for Fitness Friday: Vegan Recipe & a Fast and Furious Workout

Posted on Jul 11th, 2013

Welcome to Food for Fitness Friday! I always like me a little alliteration, how about you? I managed to fit six "F" words in a single title! What it…

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The Gymnasium Workout & Mountain Fire Update

Posted on Jul 18th, 2013

High School Gymnasium Workout that is. Cross country practice was moved inside last night (and cancelled for two days after that) due to what they…

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A Friday Workout. Plus I’m a Featured Fit Friend!

Posted on Jul 26th, 2013

I am excited to tell you that today I am featured over at Best Body Fitness as part of Tina's Fit Friends series. I hope you will check it…

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8 Reasons Why Half Marathon is the Perfect Distance plus My Favorite HM Speed Workout

Posted on Sep 1st, 2013

I'm excited to introduce a new series: Monday Runday! Every Monday you will find  a post featuring a variety of topics: workouts, recaps, reviews,…

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Friday Fitness: A Back to School Workout

Posted on Sep 5th, 2013

The first week of September. Just saying that phrase brings a smile to my face. While I wish I could say I feel a change in the air, it will be a few…

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Fitness Friday: Hit the Gym for a Circuit Workout!

Posted on Sep 26th, 2013

If you read (and hopefully do) my workouts, you know that I love to be outdoors, at home, or in a studio. Sometimes, though, it is fun, and can be…

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Skora Base Running Shoes: A Review. Plus a Treadmill Interval Workout!

Posted on Sep 29th, 2013

Okay, this is Monday Runday, and I am so excited that I can't wait to tell you. My freshman/sophomore girls team took 3rd place at our invitational…

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The “Not Crazy” Workout: Perfect for Any Level

Posted on Oct 10th, 2013

Sometimes it seems that the workouts that are on posted on the internet come in two categories. Either they are basic, step by step tutorials for…

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No Time? No Problem! 3 Workouts to Get You In and Out of the Gym FAST!

Posted on Nov 7th, 2013

It is one of the most frequently used excuses for not exercising. I don't have enough time. Well, you know what? Neither do I! I just know how to…

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Holiday Half Marathon Training: 3 Key Workouts (plus Malibu)

Posted on Nov 10th, 2013

Yet another weekend spent living life instead of keeping up with the blog, social media, etc. That's a wonderful thing, but I tend to feel stressed…

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Saying Goodbye to Clients and Friends. Plus, Peg’s Last Workout…Can You Keep Up?

Posted on Jan 9th, 2014

Twelve years ago, when I was fairly new to personal training, I started working with a couple who lived at a country club in La Quinta. They were in…

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Striving for Balance: The Workout

Posted on Jan 21st, 2014

I sometimes feel like I rush through my life on a tightrope with plates on my head and balls in the air. Excuse my mixed metaphor, but if you think…

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Need a Little Resolution Inspiration? Join the #MNBChallenge

Posted on Jan 27th, 2014

I'm curious. We are nearing the end of the first month of 2014. How are your fitness resolutions/goals going? Have you taken real steps toward…

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Marathon Training: My Training Recap and (almost) a Plan. Plus a Treadmill Speed Workout

Posted on Mar 9th, 2014

On Monday I realized that it was less that three months until the Rock and Roll Marathon and I had yet to write up a training plan. While I have been…

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Did You Say You Want to Try an Exercise Class? #IHRSA2014

Posted on Mar 11th, 2014

As you read this, I should be on my way to the IHRSA Convention and Trade Show! Well, depending on the time of day, I may already be there because…

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Be a Strong Yogini: Incorporating Yoga into Your Strength Workout

Posted on Apr 1st, 2014

As I completed day one of my Spring into Yoga Challenge,  I was reminded of a workout that I shared a couple years ago. It is not strictly yoga, but…

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7 Weeks Until Rock and Roll Marathon. How’d That Happen?

Posted on Apr 13th, 2014

My Training for Rock and Roll Marathon As you may guess from the title, my upcoming race, the Rock and Roll Marathon in San Diego, is kind of…

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Posted on May 16th, 2014

One step forward, two steps back. Or is it Two Steps Forward, One Step Back? Whatever. All I know is that after a pretty good training week last…

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Work it Out Wednesday: An Off the Track Speed Workout. Plus Team Eleven by Venus!

Posted on Jun 10th, 2014

Work it Out Wednesday! Going to the track and running a speed workout is one of the things that defines us as runners.  Next to distance runs,…

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3 Hill Workouts to Get Faster and Stronger

Posted on Aug 5th, 2014

As we move into our second phase of pre-season cross country season, hill workouts are an important part of our training. They should be a part of…

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Back to School! Plus Interviews, Updates, and a Challenge

Posted on Aug 29th, 2014

It's been an interesting week. I had an interview for a job in my "old" career of choice. Last week I had sent my resume in to a job posted on…

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A Multi Purpose Speed Workout

Posted on Sep 15th, 2014

As most runners know, doing some kind of speed training can really help your race times improve.  Interval training can improve your VO2 Max,…

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5k Friday: Your 12 Week 5k Training Program, Week 7

Posted on Feb 12th, 2015

Your 12 Week 5k Training Program, Week 7 While last week (week 6) was a bit of a break, that only served to make you stronger by giving your body a…

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