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 […]

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

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, […]

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! To get started… Perfect Your Form Hinge your hips, your booty should be slightly sticking out like you’re sitting down in a chair. Your knees should be […]

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 […]

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 […]

DIY Workout with 3 Tools You Have

They’re in our closets. Under our beds. Over in the corner collecting dust. We got them to help with our New Year’s resolutions or in a burst of motivation to get back into shape, but perhaps have now forgotten what a simple but effective tool they can be. I’m talking about resistance bands, stability balls, […]

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 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 […]

Don’t Overthink It

“Don’t overthink it,” he told me again. “I swear,” I thought, “if this guy says that to me one more time…” My humility threshold was being tested. I had come to a new training studio to learn, to progress, and to push my game to a new level. Up until that point in 2008 I’d […]