Power Row Workout and Power O’ Giveaway

April 11, 2014

Ahh Happy Friday! Way to POWER through the work week! Today, I’m talking Power. Like my clever intro? Anyway, yes, power! Two kinds. First… my gym is loving the rowing machine these days. We’ve had lots of fun workouts incorporating rowing into the mix as well as several different challenges. I wanted to CHALLENGE you […]

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Why Barre Workouts WORK

March 21, 2014

Happy Friday! Glad we made it. Today I have convinced my lovely blend Jolene to write a second guest post on the Benefits of Barre workouts. Well after that post, I had the chance to stay with Jolene and take one of her classes. I adored it (and her teaching)! And I felt worked, but […]

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3 Cross Training Workouts & Allowing Mental Breaks

February 10, 2014

If there’s two things that really gets on people’s nerves, it’s bad weather and not being in control. So I can only assume a lot of us have been feeling a little annoyed the past few weeks. Yes? We might be stuck inside, training schedules and family routine go out the window, and we’ve had […]

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Burpees or Bust Challenge and Roundup #FFBurpee

January 29, 2014

Well, if you thought last week’s crazy Cotter workouts  round up were CRAZY,  this weeks workout roundup might be even crazier. I think I will blame this on the freezing temperatures. Makes me want bust out a Burpee to stay warm. But actually, the point of this post is to share a few Burpee challenges […]

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Move it Monday: Core and More

January 13, 2014

Reminisce for a minute with me here. When was the first time you heard the word “core?” To be honest, I think it’s still a relatively new term, I could be wrong. I first heard the word CORE back in 2004 when I received my ACE Personal Training Certification. Before that (in college) I was […]

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New Year, New Word, New Workout

December 30, 2013

I can’t believe it’s been a whole year. A whole year since I wrote this post. You know the one word post, the no resolution post, the forward focus on in 2013 post. Oh yes, that post. My word for 2013 was nurture. I have to say, I think I did that quite well. Thanks […]

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Holiday Hills & Mizuno Wave Rider 17 Miles

November 27, 2013

There are 2 things that really KEEP me motivated during the Holiday/Winter months. One is a PURPOSEFUL challenge. I mean an honest to goodness body/mind/heart challenge. Luckily, my friend Heather just started one this week! It’s called the MOVE HAPPY challenge. Basically it’s finding out what gets you moving and makes you smile in the […]

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Form Friday: Tips on Building Strength with Hill Running

October 4, 2013

Yesterday I spoke about believing in YOURSELF to dream big. Today WE are talking about what we’re WORKING ON in order to DREAM BIG. Enduring and building strength. Yep, the kiwi is working on both. Overcoming a knee injury takes TRUE physical strength, and making a come back takes even more MENTAL strength. I am […]

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Fall Focus: Food & Fitness Edition

September 27, 2013

Summer time is always a rush for us. Maybe it’s because we’re in the middle of the kiwi’s race season and traveling to and fro (is that still a word?). That probably explains why I needed the slow down challenge so much. But now that Fall is here, his season is wrapping up and we’re […]

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Fitness Friday: Numbers Vs. Mind/Body

August 16, 2013

This week has been quite fun at the gym. I had to sub a few spin classes so it’s fun to see new faces, plus I am “mentoring” a gym member while she gets her spinning certifications. I’ve let her teach part of my classes and then we go over things at the end. It’s […]

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