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2901, 2015

Gettin’ Up and Gettin’ Stronger

By |January 29th, 2015|Fitness Tips, Random Thoughts|Comments Off on Gettin’ Up and Gettin’ Stronger

Turkish Get Ups……my benchmark for success……..

My search for strength is different than some. Not better. Just different. My goals are my own. If I compare myself to everyone else, I will always fall short. So, I don’t. My goal……to be better today than I was yesterday, to challenge myself in new ways and to see […]

601, 2015

Client Spotlight! DONNA MARTIN

By |January 6th, 2015|Client Spotlight|Comments Off on Client Spotlight! DONNA MARTIN

1 – When did you start training with Kristy?

I started training with Kristy in March 2012. The hardest part of starting was getting up at 4:45 in the morning to go in to a new place not knowing a soul. I had taken some kettlebell classes off and on prior to that but never committed […]

301, 2015

Good Intentions Get You Nowhere……

By |January 3rd, 2015|Random Thoughts|Comments Off on Good Intentions Get You Nowhere……

Another year in the books. Another Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrating with family and friends. Another reminder of what we have or have not accomplished. Another 10 lbs gained……another year feeling too intimidated to go to the gym…or maybe another year of busting your butt and not seeing any results…..another year of not […]

1612, 2014

The Scale is a Liar

By |December 16th, 2014|Random Thoughts|Comments Off on The Scale is a Liar

I recently turned 36 years old. In some ways I have struggled with this……there are still things I want to accomplish, new goals to set, new adventures to tackle, new ways to improve myself and to be honest I am never satisfied. I always want to be a better version of myself with each passing […]

1311, 2014

How to: (For BEGINNERS) Russian Kettlebell Swings – The Hip Hinge, Deadlift, Hike and Swing

By |November 13th, 2014|Fitness Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to: (For BEGINNERS) Russian Kettlebell Swings – The Hip Hinge, Deadlift, Hike and Swing

The swing is a fundamental exercise when training with kettlebells. It is a very effective and explosive movement that burns fat and develops power. But before you can safely perform a swing, you must first learn how to correctly do a hip hinge, and from there, a deadlift.

The Swing: Part 1 – Hip Hinge and […]

1211, 2014

Deadhang Pulls up…..ugh

By |November 12th, 2014|Fitness Tips|Comments Off on Deadhang Pulls up…..ugh

Strict Deadhang Pull ups have never been easy for me. Some people can just walk up to a bar and pull. Me? Nope. I have to really work on them. And I know I’m not alone. Lots of ladies think they will never achieve a pull up.

There’s good news …… can do a pull up. […]

711, 2014

How To: Cossack Squats

By |November 7th, 2014|Fitness Tips|Comments Off on How To: Cossack Squats

Before you attempt a Cossack squat, make sure you:
1) have the mobility to do so safely
2) warm up first!

Why should you do Cossack Squats?
1 – great for gaining and maintaining hip mobility or increasing strength in your squat and deadlift
2 – great tool for building strong / mobile hips as a lead in for pistol […]

511, 2014

Turkish Get Up – Warm Up Progression

By |November 5th, 2014|Workout Of The Day|Comments Off on Turkish Get Up – Warm Up Progression

If you train with me you know that the Turkish Get Up is my favorite kettlebell lift…..graceful, controlled, demonstrates strength, and exposes areas of your body that need improvement. In the blog below, I have listed the benefits of the Get Up and a great warm up routine that can be used to fine tune […]

3010, 2014

Squat, Swing, Push!

By |October 30th, 2014|Workout Of The Day|Comments Off on Squat, Swing, Push!

Squat, Swing, Push!

This particular workout happened one day when I was rushed on time. I needed a quick workout to do at home that would hit my hinge, squat and push movements. Because I am still recovering from a stress fracture in my foot I am limited on what movements and weights I can do. […]

2204, 2014

What is Beautiful?

By |April 22nd, 2014|Random Thoughts|Comments Off on What is Beautiful?

Fifteen years ago I was 15 lbs lighter and wore a size 0 or 1 jeans. I worked my tail off in the gym 6 days a week and I was never satisfied with how I looked. Today, I have two beautiful children, I weigh more than “the standards” say I should weigh, and I […]