• crop sportswoman carrying sport mat and bottle of water before exercising
    Core,  Exercises,  Full Body,  Lower Body,  SF30,  Upper Body

    SF30 Day 7 — Total Body Strength (25 minutes)

    For readers in the US, Happy Labor Day!  Today’s video will definitely require some labor.  This week I’m introducing longer videos that require some equipment (exercise bands, weights).  If you’re new to exercising at home, check out my blog post on how to set up a home workout space.  You’ll be able to quickly assemble everything you need to stay in shape at home.  I recently added some new exercise bands to my basket of exercise goodies, and I am anxious to try them out.  So, today I am choosing Heather Robertson’s 25 minute total body strength workout with resistance bands.  I’ve been following Heather Robertson for about a month…

  • Arms,  SF30,  Shoulders,  Upper Body

    SF30 Day 2 — Arms (10 minutes, no equipment)

    Okay readers, today is arms day!  For those who read my August blog post, Vacation-Friendly Upper Body Workouts (No Equipment), you know that it doesn’t take weights to work out your arms, shoulders, chest and back.  And you’re also not relegated to endless push-ups (though I certainly encourage you to master a solid push-up regime).   Here’s another great workout that you can do anywhere, anytime, no weights, and no push-ups.  And it will surprise you.  It hurts (in a good way), and it works.  Emily Mclaughlin is a relatively new online trainer for me.  She’s based in Berlin, Germany (though she sounds North American), and bills herself as a “content…

  • confident fit ethnic woman training with other sportswomen in modern fitness studio
    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…