September Workout of the Month – Upper Body

Anyone else LOVE fall?!  I know technically, September is still Summer, but to me, September means Fall!  And that means sweaters and boots, scarves, pumpkins, changing leaves, and sweatshirts and sweatpants (because let’s be honest, that’s usually what I’m wearing!).  Now that it’s the middle of September, it’s time for another workout of the month.  For this one, we’re going to be focusing solely on the upper body – biceps, shoulders, triceps, and back.  So let’s get to it, September’s workout of the month!

This upper body workout targets all of the major muscles including your biceps, triceps, shoulders, and back. Add in the burpees and you've got a calorie blasting workout that will surely pump up your heart rate!

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4 Tips to Guarantee You’re Drinking Enough Water

It’s not uncommon these days to see someone walking around with a water bottle in their hands.  Even when they’re not working out.  In fact, it’s GREAT that so many people are doing this!  Whether they understand the benefits of keeping their body hydrated, or they’re just doing it because everyone else is doing it, doesn’t matter!  Drinking enough water throughout the day is very beneficial to your health!  But why is it so important and how do I get enough?  Well, let’s dig in.

Everybody these days is carrying a water bottle around and that's great because water is SO essential to your health! It can help your brain, kidneys and so much more! Check out these tips to make sure you're drinking enough water every day!

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Must-Have Pieces for Your Perfect Home Gym (without breaking the bank)!

Anyone else have a love/hate relationship with the gym?  I love going to the gym for the variety of equipment. Most of the time though, I hate the gym because I have to get dressed, get in my car, find a locker, work out, possibly talk to someone, or share a piece of equipment, cool off, get back in my car, drive home… you get the point.  Having a home gym resolves all of those issues.  How much easier would it be to simply walk downstairs to your basement and do a complete workout??  I can tell you from experience, much easier!  But Kathleen, you say, a home gym is expensiveeee.  And yes, it definitely can be.  Which is why I’m here to help.  No matter your budget, you can create your own personalized home gym and effectively work out day in and day out.

Hate going to the gym? Create your own home gym! It doesn't have to be fancy and expensive, in fact you just need a few "must-have" items! And I promise they won't break the bank!

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How My Fitness Routine Has Changed Since Having a Baby

When you’re pregnant, EVERYONE (literally everyone) tells you how things will never be the same!  (That and you’ll never sleep again, which come on, that’s so not true!)  And yes, things do change.  Your routine of waking up, eating, getting dressed, showering, pretty much doing anything, changes.  But you make it work.  That’s just what you do.  And if living a healthy life is important to you, then you make that work too and adjust your fitness routine!

A lot of things change when you have a baby, and your fitness routine is no different. See how I adjusted my schedule through my son's entire first year and a few tips on making fitness a part of your life even when you have a new addition!
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August Workout of the Month – Lower Body

It’s the middle of August!!  And even though it’s still Summer (and I hate to wish away any time), I have to say I’m super pumped for Fall!  With it being a few weeks into August, it’s time for our workout of the month.  Like we talked about before, each workout is going to be targeted for a specific part of your body.  For this August workout of the month, we’re going to focus on your lower body.  Think squats, squats and more squats 🙂

This August workout of the month focuses entirely on your lower body, covering all parts of your thighs, hamstrings, butt and calves. It'll get your heart rate jumping and your legs burning!

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