Exercise of the Week:  Standing Hurdles

Exercise of the Week: Standing Hurdles

Coach Rebecca demonstrates standing hurdles. Targets hip flexors and glutes. Good for range of motion and balance. Stand on one leg and bring the other up and across the body with a bent knee. Draw a counterclockwise circle. 15-20 reps on each leg, then do the same leg in the opposite direction (draw a clockwise circle). Focus on opening the hips and increasing ROM and flexibility. To increase difficulty, stand on a...
Exercise of the Week: Physical and Mental Challenge

Exercise of the Week: Physical and Mental Challenge

This week, we challenge everyone to do something that is difficult. That is a little bit uncomfortable. Break out of the temperature controlled, regulated world. Take a cool/cold shower. Do your workout early morning. Run a new route without GPS. Start a conversation with another runner or somebody at the gym. By stretching out limits we show ourselves how strong and fearless we can...
Exercise of the Week:  Skull Crushers

Exercise of the Week: Skull Crushers

Coach Kristie demonstrates the exercise of the week, Skull Crushers. This exercise is sometimes also called lying tricep extensions.  This exercise specifically targets the triceps.  You can do them on a bench, BOSU (like shown), or stability ball. Lie down, arms extended straight up, bend arms slowly to a 90 degree angle, then return to starting position.  Start with 3 sets of 10-12...
Coach Kristie Product Review:  Halo Top Creamery

Coach Kristie Product Review: Halo Top Creamery

I was approached by Halo Top to give their product a try.  Ice Cream.  Twist my arm why don’t you?  I don’t have a sweet tooth by any means, but I do enjoy a good ice cream from time to time.  Living in Vegas, ice cream can make a sweltering summer day a bit more bearable. Taken directly from their website: “And we’re not joking. While Halo Top is low-calorie, high-protein, and low-sugar, we use only the best, all-natural ingredients to craft our ice cream so that it tastes just like regular ice cream. We know it sounds too good to be true, so don’t just take our word for it – dig in and see for yourself just how good healthy ice cream can be!” I honestly hadn’t heard of Halo Top and when I posted on my personal Facebook page I would be reviewing this product, several people chimed in with how amazing this ice cream tastes.   So I set off to the store. Upon arrival the first thing I noticed, the shelves carrying Halo Top were close to bare.  Selection was slim.I had to get on my knees and reach way back in the freezer to find the last of the Sea Salt Caramel and Mint Chip.  While I was digging a woman approached and in a bit of desperation “Please Got tell me they aren’t out of Lemon Cake?”.  I reached over and found one and handed it to her.  She was overjoyed “I missed when the truck came to restock, if you don’t get here, you miss it, it goes fast”.  I took...