1010, 2017

Outside the gym: Camping, Hiking, Fishing, and Oreos

By |October 10th, 2017|Fitness Tips, Kristy's Kitchen, Random Thoughts|Comments Off on Outside the gym: Camping, Hiking, Fishing, and Oreos

My husband and I love to go camping. We both crave the seclusion of the mountains. Getting into nature and away from this insane world recharges our batteries. Over the past three weeks we have taken two separate trips. The first was a two day camping/hiking trip just the two of us and the other […]

408, 2016

Hollow Body Holds – The Best Core Exercise You Aren’t Doing

By |August 4th, 2016|Fitness Tips|Comments Off on Hollow Body Holds – The Best Core Exercise You Aren’t Doing

Over the years I have worked with a wide range of people from high school/collegiate athletes to 70 year old grandmothers. Despite all of the different people I have worked with, the thing that most of them have had in common is weak core stability and strength. Even some of my stronger clients struggle with […]

909, 2015

Master the Basics. Work the Progressions. Earn the “Cool Stuff”.

By |September 9th, 2015|Fitness Tips, Random Thoughts|1 Comment

When you train with me, you will learn, practice, work on, and practice some more……on basic movement patterns before you EARN the right to do more complicated stuff. Our bodies need movement. We need movement to become strong. We need movement to function efficiently. But we need GOOD movement. Effective and fluid movement. […]

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 […]

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 […]

403, 2014

My War on Food

By |March 4th, 2014|Fitness Tips, Random Thoughts|Comments Off on My War on Food

I have former clients, current clients, and random friends who have asked NUMEROUS times my nutrition advice. I always give the same answer (this is a summary but you’ll get the idea). If you want to drop weight, lean up, have energy, be healthy…….then eat whole foods, drink water, no alcohol, no sweets. Then occasionally […]

610, 2012

Where Do I Start?

By |October 6th, 2012|Fitness Tips, Random Thoughts|Comments Off on Where Do I Start?

I have people ask me everyday…….”Where do I start?”,or “You don’t understand what it’s like to struggle getting motivated. You workout all the time. What would you know about why I don’t like working out?”

So many people fail at maintaining an active lifestyle because they don’t know where to start, or they don’t know how […]