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    Cool Down,  Core,  Exercises,  Full Body,  SF30,  Warm Up

    SF30 Day 10 — Core & Cardio (25 minutes)

    I can’t believe we’re already 1/3 of the way through the Simple Fitness 30-Day Challenge!  I hope you all are discovering some new exercises and trainers who will help you meet your fitness goals.  Today’s video is from HASFit (Heart and Soul Fitness), led by married couple Joshua and Claudia Kozak.  Coach Kozak can be a bit of a cheeseball, but his workouts are solid and challenging.  His wife, Claudia, provides lower impact or less difficult versions of the moves, so you can still follow this video if you’re a beginner, have knee or back issues, or live in an apartment where you have to watch your noise levels.  This…

  • Cool Down,  Core,  SF30,  Warm Up

    SF30 Day 1 — Abs (6 minutes, no equipment)

    Hey there readers!  Welcome to Day 1 of the Simple Fitness 30-Day Challenge.  I am so excited to get this going!  Each day, I’ll post a new online video, each free on YouTube, by a fitness expert whose videos that I’ve used and enjoyed.  Don’t worry, we’ll start small (but not necessarily easy) and work our way up to longer and harder videos.  But before we get started, a few words on warming up and cooling down.  It’s important that you do both before and after your workout.  I know time is often short, and I’ve certainly taken my share of shortcuts over the years.  But I’ve learned over time…

  • Core,  Exercises

    Move of the Week: Butterfly Crunch

    I recently came across the butterfly crunch while doing a Fitness Blender 10 Minute Abs workout (see minute 1:53-2:50).  I’ve done a bazillion of crunches over the years and experimented with various styles and difficulties, but this one had eluded me.  So, I decided to make this my workout move of the week.  As you know, I’m just getting started with this blog, so I am hoping to post a new exercise move (new to me, at least) on roughly a weekly basis to help you shake up your normal routine.   So, the butterfly crunch.  As with many crunches, you can do it in a number of different ways.  But the basic idea…