Joy is Moving!

I’m moving over to a new site: Workouts With Joy  There will be new free workouts coming this October (starting Mondays on YouTube) to increase energy, blast fat, and reduce stress for all fitness levels. These workouts won’t require much equipment and can be done anywhere.  All videos will be shot outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I’ve started my social feeds…

Plank Motivation!

Don’t want to do planks, but know you should? Put on your favorite song and count to be beat of the music!  Planks target your core muscles – all the muscles between your shoulders and hips. Every 8 count, try changing up your plank (*see video below).  You can do all 9 exercises modified from the knees,…

Total Body Bar Exercises 

*Get your workouts done fast with these 6 bar exercises that train the entire body! **Exercise details below from video clockwise from top left: Warrior Shoulder Press & Twist:  Position your lower body into a warrior two position (back foot turns in approximately 15 degrees and front foot at 90 degrees) with your bent knee directly over…

Low Impact Cardio Exercises

If you need some quick ideas for low impact cardio that you can incorporate into any home or gym workout, then here’s 7 you can try today!  The best part is that you don’t need any equipment to get your heart pumping and to burn those calories!! Low impact cardio moves (clockwise from top left…

Live in the Moment, Live in the Breath

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” -Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation Listen… Look up… Touch… Be in the moment…   There are so many ways to cope with the stress of our daily lives.  Being in nature is one way – it’s medicine…

Core Exercise: Warrior Combo

This core stability and balance exercise is perfect as part of your warm up or cooldown for any workout routine. It’s a cross between yoga and pilates and since it is a three part move, I thought a video would be best. Core Exercise:  Warrior Combo Video (Below) Your core is make up of all the muscles between…

Glee Flash Mob 2013 in Seattle

The 4th annual Glee Flashmob in Seattle happened this month. This was my second year participating – so much fun! All Above Photos Courtesy of Joseph Lambert at Jazzy Photo. Click on any above picture to see more amazing photos from Jazzy Photo.  The whole experience is amazing, spreading joy and happiness to everyone. Are you ready to…