Feb 292016


Squat Jumps

Squat jumps can add intensity to any workout. One of my favorite saying is; ‘The more you move – the more calories you will burn – the better you will feel!’ This is also true when it comes to strength training. I wanted to feature a cardio move that is easy to incorporate into any fitness routine and Squat Jumps do just that. No equipment necessary. Do 10 to 20 squat jumps at the beginning, in the middle and at the end of your next workout or to really increase your calorie burn, you can even do a set  in between each exercise. Love squat jumps because you can always make them more challenging by doing the jumps on a step or a Bosu. Be sure to watch for video for the all the details about squat jumps just CLICK HERE!


Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be Happy!  ~ Tanya

Sep 152012
Lateral Hops on a step

This ca350 - Lateral Hopsrdio move is tougher than it looks because the lateral movement not only challenges your balance but also your coordination as well. This is a great exercise to incorporate into an outside cardio workout, whether you are walking, jogging, running or biking. Use it as a high intensity cardio interval, stop every so often and use a curb as your step, do 10 to 20 lateral hops on each side and then continue with you cardio. Make it more challenging and use a park bench as your step! You will be amazed at how many more total calories you will burn. Always use good form CLICK HERE for all the details!

Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be Happy!  ~Tanya

Sep 082012

Reverse Lunges w/ dumbbells:

Reverse Lunges are one of the best exercises you can do to sculpt your glute & leg muscles. By adding the extra weight of the dumbbells and stepping back as quickly as you can, while maintaining good form, you can turn this into a cardio exercise and really get your heart rate up! Keep it simple and begin without the weights or280 - Reverse Lunge w/ dumbbells make it a challenge and add a biceps curls as you lunge back. Either way always use good form CLICK HERE for all the details!

Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be Happy!  ~ Tanya

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Aug 072012

5 Minute Mini Cardio Circuit: Use a Step

“Mini Circuits” are one of my favorite ways to burns lots of calories quickly! My Mini Circuits are about 5 minutes long and depending on how hard you work – you can burn approximately 50 to 80 calories in just those 5 minutes. They are a great alternative when you don’t have time for a full workout, simply find a couple of minutes 3 to 5 times during your day and complete the mini circuit! Increase the intensity of your next strength training workout by completing this circuit at the beginning and the end of your workout – you’ll be amazed at the added intensity and calorie burn! Do the following exercises in order and with little or no break in between, for more information Click on each exercises for a video demonstration and correct exercise form and technique!

Squat Jumps on a Step

Step Ups

Plank & Hold w/ feet on the step

Jump Up – Step Down

Scissor Step Jumps

Twisted Crunch

Squat Press & Leg Lift

Rope Climbers

Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be Happy! ~ Tanya