Category: Gym & Training

  • 6 Yoga Poses for CrossFit Fans
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    6 Yoga Poses for CrossFit Fans

    Variety is the spice of life, and as a yoga teacher I’m blessed with the opportunity to work with all levels of yoginis in spaces throughout Wisconsin.  In the summer, I lead yoga retreats on a beautiful island in northern Wisconsin and teach yoga on stand up paddleboards. My winters are spent in my own…

  • Karen Mirlenbrink - 4 Tips to Pick Your Perfect Trainer
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    Pick Your Perfect Trainer: 4 Tips

    Are you ready to take the leap into hiring a personal trainer to reach your fitness goals? Hiring a personal trainer is one of the most effective ways to get fit. Though it costs more than a gym membership, personal trainers provide you with accountability, regular workouts, a regimented fitness plan, and motivation to keep…

  • How Busy Women Make Their Workouts Happen
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    How Busy Women Make Their Workouts Happen

    Whether you’re obsessed with CrossFit WODs, cardio dance, or spinning classes (or anything else)–you’ve got to leave your desk, laptop, and piles of work and responsibilities to get your workouts. And not all of us have the muscle. It turns out that virtually no one, except the Olympic athletes who just wrapped up in Sochi,…

  • Sandy Sanders - 10 Partner Workouts
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    10 Partner Workouts

    With February being the “month of love,” why not show yourself some love and bring a friend along for the ride (actually, it’s best if you can find a friend for this particular workout), for this fun 30 minute partner workout! There’s no equipment involved, and minimal space needed. I did this workout with two…

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    30-Day Squat Challenge

    Ready for another challenge? This time we’re bringing you 30 days of a great workout for your lower body that also strengthens your back and ab muscles. SQUATS! As a reminder, Athleta’s selection of sports apparel is a great place to start your wardrobe. Without further ado, to get started… Perfect Your Form Hinge your hips,…

  • 30-Day Plank Challenge
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    30-Day Plank Challenge

    Ever year it never seems to fail. People want to make those positive life changes and January usually becomes the magic month for change. There’s something magical about a brand new year, with all its brand new potential that prompts people to make a resolution to better themselves in some way. My question is, WHY…

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    My name is Kelley, and I am a Plankaholic.

    It may not look like much, but the plank is the single best core-strengthening exercise on earth. You see, in plank position, the muscles of the upper and lower body are activated to resist the force of gravity pushing down on your entire backside. In case you’ve forgotten, “core strength” refers to the muscles of…

  • Karen Mirlenbrink - All or Nothing, or None and Done
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    All or Nothing, or None and Done?

    In the twelve years I have worked in the fitness industry, I guess you can say I’ve seen it all. From Tae Bo to Atkins, from Zumba to CrossFit, I’ve certainly seen my share of trends come and go. One thing is for sure: no matter what the fad, the human component and the “some is good, more is…

  • Kettlebell Sport
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    Kettlebell Sport for Tween Girls

    Rylee Reeves picked up her first kettlebell when she was only eight years old. She developed a precarious fascination with the Russian exercise tool while watching her parents train with it at the gym. With some encouragement from her parents and fellow gym members, Rylee began training with the Ice Chamber Kettlebell Girls. Within several…

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