3-Move Jump Rope Circuit Workout

3-Move Jump Rope Circuit Workout

I don’t know about you, but when I was a young girl, one of my favorite things to do was jump rope. I loved to make up songs with my friends as we would skip along without a care in the world. Ah, good old fashioned nostalgia!   School year items seemed to come and go quickly, but the jump rope never seemed to go out of style. Fast forward about 25 years, and I still can’t resist a good go with my jump rope because not only is it fun but it is also an excellent way to get in a quick and effective workout! The jump rope is a strengthening and conditioning exercise.  You don’t need to get fancy or as intense as Rocky Balboa to get the most out of a jump rope workout, either. All you need is a jump rope (long enough for you depending on your height), a suitable surface for jumping, and a timer app for your phone (or an egg timer, because nostalgia) and you’ll be all set to start jumping yourself into a sweat fest! Jumping rope does take some coordination, so pace yourself if you tend to be on the less coordinated… View Post
30-Minute Functional Boot Camp Workout

30-Minute Functional Boot Camp Workout

I love functional fitness workouts. What is functional fitness you might be asking? Functional exercises are moves which aim to allow for the body to adapt to daily activities with proper form to prevent injuries while building strength, improving strength and coordination. Even if you think that utilising workouts designed to enhance functional strength and agility are not going to help you reach your goals, you might want to re-think it.   According to the American Chiropractic Association, low back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide and is also the number one reason for calling out of work as well as the second reason for doctors visits. One of the best ways to prevent back (and shoulder and neck) pain is to engage and strengthen the muscles throughout the body.  And one of the best ways to work on building stamina and flexibility is to engage in workouts that use functional exercises to ensure that even those of us who sit at a desk for most of the day can do so with proper posture. As you continue to read this blog, you will discover that I am a massive fan of boot camp and circuit training styles of… View Post
Try This At-home CrossFit ‘WOD’ Workout

Try This At-home CrossFit ‘WOD’ Workout

There is no denying that one of the most popular fitness trends these days is CrossFit. CrossFit is a workout designed to use functional movements (real-world situational biomechanics) that encompass principals from sports such as rowing, running, gymnastics and more. Just a little background on the CrossFit brand; It was created by Founder and CEO Greg Glassman over several decades and is explicitly designed to improve fitness and health. The workouts are designed to challenge different parts of your strength and condition level to improve your overall level of physical fitness. Traditional CrossFit workouts have names like Cindy, Barbara, and Nancy also referred to as “benchmark workouts.” What I love the most about CF-style workouts is that they are varied and scalable to help anybody get into the best shape of their life. I never get bored of finding out what the WOD (workout of the day) challenge will be! But, not everybody has the luxury of getting into a CrossFit centre or gym to get in a workout, and that’s okay, you can still challenge yourself and fit in this style of fitness right in the comfort of your home (or backyard if you’re so lucky to have one!).… View Post