• Interviews

    Is the Fitness World Moving Online for Good?  Not So Fast, Says Yoga Pilates Instructor Orsi Nagyistok

    Orsolya (Orsi) Nagyistok started the year fresh in 2020.  She left a personal training job at Aspria, a posh Brussels Spa, at the end of 2019 to open her own yoga and Pilates studio.  She dreamed of having a startup company.  And after ten years in the fitness industry, she was ready.  She even found a local hotel to collaborate with her, allowing for expansion plans.  “The idea was that in March, I would move the studio into [the hotel location], and we were going to co-create something.”   Everything was falling into place.  Then COVID-19 happened.  Like so many start-up business owners, Orsi had to find ways to adapt and…

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    Arms,  Back,  Exercises,  Shoulders,  Upper Body

    Vacation-Friendly Upper Body Workouts (No Equipment)

    Nothing makes me feel stronger and more confident than looking down and seeing the little bump in my bicep from the (what feels like) 9000 bicep curls I’ve done over a lifetime.  I absolutely LOVE to strength train more than any other type of fitness.  But with vacation season upon us (for those who can travel), it’s not always possible to have weights on hand.  I’m sharing my top 5 upper body – no equipment – strength videos, all of which are effective and completely FREE.  These range from 5 minutes to 30 minutes, leaving you with no excuse for skipping arms day.  No need to lose those guns just…

  • Reviews

    Review: Daily Burn 20 Minute Total Body Strength

    When traveling at the end of last year, I was looking for an easy, no equipment workout program that I could do anywhere.  I came across Daily Burn 365, a program offering a new group fitness class every day with a variety of styles and instructors.  Since it was the year-end holiday season, Daily Burn made their daily classes equipment free, knowing that many people were traveling and wouldn’t have access to weights.  It was a quick and handy 30 minute workout that built up a decent sweat. In addition to Daily Burn 365, I noticed that Daily Burn had a series of other programs.  I was hesitant at first,…