Featured Exercise – Bottom’s Up

Featured Exercise: Bottom’s Up Try this one on for size…here is a Bottom’s Up Exercise that will target your bottom’s up through the core. It takes those weak back muscles and makes them stronger.  Start in position #1. Weight evenly distributed on hands and hips. Relax feet. Lift your legs at the same time squeezing your bottom and bending your elbows to put more weight on your hands. Lower down to position #1 and repeat [...]

Featured Exercise – Deep Curtsey Lunge

Here is a fun exercise, of course I think it’s fun because it’s a butt blaster. Great for those hips, thighs and glutes regardless if you are man or woman – this is for us both! Build strength and endurance in that bottom half: Deep Curtsey Lunge Starting off in a deep squat, push your hips back and place your elbows on your knees. Engage your core by pulling it in and taking pressure off [...]

Life is an Adventure!

One of my favorite things to do is race, but not just race, racing with obstacles and adventure! No matter where we go there is usually adventure awaiting us. Sometimes it’s just a matter of allowing it to happen. If we stay home the chances of it arriving at our door step is a lot less likely then if we go looking for it. When my husband and I sign up for adventure racing we [...]

Are you AWAKE & ALIVE?

Do you ever wonder where some people get all that energy to do all these “things in life” and do them well?  Do you ever say to yourself, “Self, I am not alive inside, something is missing!”?  I hear it a lot. People are not pleased at where they are in life, something is missing. It’s like they are missing the mark, the higher calling in their life, but yet they don’t know what that [...]

Steel Cut Vs. Regular Oatmeal

One of my favorite things to eat in the mad morning dash is Steel Cut Oatmeal. If you haven’t tried it I encourage you to indulge yourself.  I hear the buzz in the gym questioning if it is actually better than rolled oats. I did some investigating and here is what I found: Steele Cut Oatmeal Steel Cut Oatmeal IS better for you than regular rolled oats because steel cut is less processed, less fat, [...]

Arm Yourself is Underway!

If you missed the first class, no worries! Come on out to the next one and we’ll get you caught up. Even if you know you are going to miss a few, it’s worth it! You are also given a Fitness booklet to help keep you focused.This week was: Aerobics/Interval Training & a little preview of Christian YogaNext week is: Bottom’s Up – You wont want to miss this one! * Bring your booklet, yoga mat [...]

The Makers Diet

Have you ever read the book The Maker’s Diet? If not, it’s a good read if you enjoy nutrition and fitness and seeing how God can change a life through both of those methods.  It also gives a great deal of info on how “The Maker”, God, tells us to eat. God did make the foods we eat and our bodies, so He really should have the best info – ya think?  It is interesting [...]

NOISE – A Way COOL Experience!

Sometimes there is just way too much noise to even hear our own thoughts. Distractions can come from anywhere and they can also come from within. Our minds can and should slow down to listen to life, listen to ourselves and listen to God. I was practicing listening to this still small voice a few summers ago. Have you ever heard that “still small voice” inside of you?  You know that still small quiet voice [...]

Don’t Starve Yourself!

Do you know how many calories you consume daily?  Do you know how many calories you burn daily?  Why are these questions important? If you are taking in more calories than you are burning – you will gain weight. How much weight? There are 3500 calories in 1lb.  If you take in 4,000 calories one day and only burn 3,000 calories you have a balance of 1,000 calories. If you continue this cycle in less [...]