The purpose of this month's core challenge has many benefits: 1.) To sculpt and define your arms hips and waistline: 2.) To activate the muscles that are responsible for stabilizing your shoulders, core and pelvis; 3) Strengthens your core and ankles; 4.) Tones up your arms, chest, back & shoulders.
Ladies, get ready to feel the burn. :)
A total body toner, the Salamander is a great addition to your body weight training program.
To perform this exercise:
1.) Start with your feet hip width apart or slightly wider.
2.) Go into a deep (frog) squat.
3.) Place your hands on the ground (keep your wrist in line with the center of your shoulders).
4.) Walk out into a high plank position (like your about to do a push-up).
5.) Bend your elbows. Keep your elbows close to your body. Keep your elbows in-line with your middle finger.
6.) Touch your right knee to your right elbow then return the leg to the straightened position
7.) Repeat the movement on the left.
8.) Crawl your hands and torso back to the frog squat opposition.
9.) Stand to complete 1 repetition.
10.) I recommend 8 - 20 repetitions 3-5 sets.
Delight In The Difficulty Of Salamander & Get Stronger.
The ladies were all fired up for today's workout! Our 3.4 mile run was filled with adventure from broad jumps up hill and hanging ab work to standing one arm rows with leaping lunges and so much more. I'm so proud of my crew! Shout out to Lindsay! Welcome to the team. :)
Can I just tell you how much I love hill training!!!! Hill training develops more then just gorgeous legs, sculpted abs and a perky butt. :) Hill training will teach you how to perform, with grace, under pressure. Hill training is a character builder. The hill forces you to focus on one thing and one thing only - getting to the top - by all means necessary. Hill training is a super attitude changer. You always start off hating the hill; but once you've climbed it and you look back at it from the other side, your prospective changes. Your "pre-hill" negative self talk turns into powerful, positive, "post hill", self-affirmation. Wow! I absolutely love hill training! :)
View our new classes for the month of March, posted on the schedule page. :)
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August is here and so is the new class schedule. I promise, these classes will get you all fired up:
Hot Mommy & Happy Baby Workout
The Little Black Dress Workout
Beach Body Tone
Boot Camp Pilates
Come, check it out. You're 1st class is free. :)
A fitness junkie from birth, Michele was destined to make exercise and healthy living her life's passion. For over 20 years, Michele has motivated many as a personal trainer, healed hundreds as a massage therapist, transformed thousands as a Pilates instructor, captivated countless as a Kettlebell competitor/coach and soothed the souls of several as a Birthing Doula. With an eye toward adventure and a lust for travel and all things active, Michele can't wait to take on the next 20 years.
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Michele has been my Pilates trainer for over a year now. Since working with her weekly, I have now regained the body I longed for after having three children. I am lean, happy, and feel strong and healthy. Her expertise regarding the body's structures is incredible. With each session I find myself more and more impressed with how easily she can alter the program to accommodate my particular needs of the day, and the results are truly amazing. She can motivate you beyond your own expectations but still never seems too demanding. I actually enjoy working with her immensely. All the compliments I get now are not too bad either! Give it a try with her, you will not be disappointed.