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The Temple of IRON!

We all have our temples. Places we go to find peace, to clear our minds, to revitalize our insides. For some, the bedroom is a sanctuary from the stresses of life. For others, it may be the library, a park, the kitchen, bathtub, and so on. For me, it’s the gym. I know it’s an […] Read more…

Pretty Muddy Miami 2012

I am usually a punctual person, but apparently not when it comes to blogging. I’m more than TWO MONTHS late on this post! I know, terrible. But better late than never? So, back in November I did the Pretty Muddy Women’s Run in Miami. It’s a women’s-only 5K race with obstacles and of course, lots […] Read more…

Racin’!

This past weekend  I did something I never thought I would do.   I ran a 5k race. Specifically, the Color Run.   What I liked about this race is that speed and endurance aren’t important. It’s all about having fun. Which was good for me, because let’s just say I didn’t exactly train for […] Read more…

Not so fast: Is my metabolism making me fat?

When the scale won’t budge it’s easy to chalk it up to a slow metabolism. What about that guy who lives off doughnuts and never seems to gain a pound? He must have a fast metabolism, right? Well, not exactly. The answer is a little complicated, but the good news is that even if you […] Read more…

Fitness & Friends

One of the most satisfying feelings for me is making a real connection with another human being. On par with that is the sense of belonging, laughing, helping other people, and making a difference. A very big reason why I lead a free boot camp class every Sunday is because it helps me experience these […] Read more…

Summertime and the living’s easy.

I’m a fan of a metaphors. Daydreaming while I was driving home from the gym, it occurred to me that I’m in the summer years of my life. The newness and naivete of spring have passed, and the age of summer with its sun-soaked revelry and earthly abundance is well in progress. To me, being […] Read more…

Should you correct a stranger’s form at the gym?

Wow. Excuse me while I clean up the dust bunnies and cobwebs that have collected here during my absense. In the meantime, here’s a story from today. Earlier at the gym I did a back workout, followed by a cardio finisher (specifically the one found here). I was in the bathroom right before I was […] Read more…

Reader Q&A: To Crunch or Not to Crunch?

I was having a few drinks with friends on Saturday night when Joe asked me why I don’t do more crunches in boot camp. Some arguing and drunken finger pointing ensued. He didn’t believe me when I said that crunches were a waste of time for building ABZ and strengthening your core. So I decided to […] Read more…

Channel Your Inner Sarah Connor

“How the hell did you learn how to do that?” I looked up to see a girl standing two feet in front of me. I hadn’t even noticed her walk up while I was entering the number of chin-ups I did into my phone. Normally, I don’t like interruptions, but I was happy to address […] Read more…

Something for everyone

Boot camp was a lot of fun this weekend. Two new recruits came out. And so did a regular…who brought this Coke along with him. Tsk, tsk! But at least he showed up. I wanted to share the workout we did, in the hopes that some of you out there might be willing to try […] Read more…