On-Your-Stomach Strength

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA4m-FotYKk You know what they say about lying down on the job…well today, you have my complete permission to do just that! These three strength and flexibility moves let you lie on your stomach and don’t require any equipment. So there’s really no reason not to hop down on the floor right now and try them! (Eek, sorry for the double negative English majors. :) At least used the lay/lie ...continue reading

The “Why Didn’t I Think of That?” Treadmill Workout

The title refers to what your fellow gym-goers will be saying when they see you completing this unique, fun routine! Alternating side shuffles with walking intervals is a fantastic way to bust boredom and target your leg muscles from different angles. We all spend so much time moving on a forward plane that we sometimes forget to go side-to-side—like back in grade school when we would gallop! Plus, shaking up your routine may be just ...continue reading

Half-and-Half Weight Workout

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kICVSta_Umg Today’s workout is like patting your head and rubbing your tummy—the opposite sides of your body move in different ways during each of the three exercises to challenge your brain and your muscles at the same time. Who doesn’t love to mix it up? You’ll need a little open space, a medium-weight pair of dumbbells and a stability ball (you can also substitute in a bench or even the ...continue reading

Treadmill Interval Training Routine

This Saturday, I joined some co-workers to take part in the Fifth Avenue Mile event. It’s exactly what it sounds like—Fifth Avenue is shut down from the Upper East Side to Midtown for runners to make their way from about 80th to 60th Street. Considering I’m not a consistent jogger these days (I’m more often found in a spinning studio or my apartment trying a new workout DVD) I didn’t have huge expectations. I was ...continue reading

Downward Dog Strength Variations

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P0rcDKA1Ss A few years ago, it would be hard to get me into the yoga studio. I was one of those people who hadn’t given the zen workout a fair shake and thought it was too boring. But as I’ve gotten older (and wiser ;) ) I’ve realized how relaxing and restorative yoga can be. Just weeks ago, I attended my first hot power yoga class, and on Thursday I’m celebrating National Yoga ...continue reading

Hike It Up!

I was lucky enough to spend this past weekend in Colorado—prime hiking territory! In fact, I think it’s safe to say I did my longest-ever trail trek. (We did this path with a little extra tacked on to the end. It was six miles of fantastic views, chatting and exercising!) That event inspired today’s Good for You Moves post, which involves a quick indoor hiking routine! You’ll need a treadmill to follow this plan in the ...continue reading