• Uncategorized

    Today’s Workout – Cardio Pilates Home Workout

    I workout at home one to two days per week because of my crazy work/college/parenting schedule. PopSugar is my current go-to home workout medium. The cardio pilates video below gave me the sweat/muscle-stimulating fix I needed today. The first half of the workout, about 20 minutes, is a brief warm-up followed by cardio. I began sweating about 5 minutes in; not bad. The second half of the workout is pilates strength moves, mostly for the core. This was a simple effective workout. And, it’s free on PopSugar.com or YouTube, so you broke single moms, college students, or money-conscious people won’t spend a penny to break a sweat. SylviaAs an athlete…

  • Training

    Why Yoga?

    Whether you want to be flexible or not, stretching is essential for everyone of all ages. I obviously learned this when studying to become a personal trainer, but, I admit, I didn’t implement stretching in my routines as much as I was supposed to. However, after eight years of bodybuilding and limited to no focus on stretching, my body eventually screamed for me to become flexible. I had developed a nagging tight hip flexor, tight shoulders, tight hamstrings — everything was tight. And not in a sexy way, but in an injuriously tight muscles sort of way. Overlooking flexibility meant I wasn’t as fit as I appeared to be. To gain more…