Boston Marathon 2014: The Taper Begins

Ah, the marathon taper. A great time to obsess about whether you’re ready to run…to second-guess your training, your nutrition, your rest patterns, your race strategy, and your insomnia…a great place to meet up with your neuroses for a full week before you can do anything about it. And by “do anything about it,” I…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Saving Our Lives

This one says it all. That’s the story, right there. We’re not looking for high-fives or admiration or glowing reviews from our friends when we step out on the town in a great outfit. We know that. When we lace up our running shoes…or pack our spinning outfit in a gym bag and take it…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Boston

For the next couple of weeks, there’s going to be a whole lotta Boston Marathon talk at Every48. And that’s because the 118th Boston Marathon takes place less than two weeks from today, on Monday, April 21, 2014. It’s a cornerstone of my exercise year, it keeps me honest, and it is the single best…

Success Tip: Stack Your Day

Here’s an idea I’ve landed on after much trial and error over the last five and a half years of trying to create a  consistent, workable healthy lifestyle in the midst of life’s mayhem: Stack your day. Put the most important things in front, and do them early in the day. Just get them done….

Keep Workouts Fresh: Do a “Cert”

Otherwise known as an instructor certification. This will be one last love letter to the ACSM Health & Fitness Summit, where I presented last week. I came in a day early because, a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I had taken training as a group exercise instructor, personal trainer, BodyPump, and Johnny…

The March Stats Report: From Sprints to Endurance

“!!!!!!!!” only lasts for so long. Keep moving. At a wonderful writing seminar I attend every year in Los Angeles, we spend three days around a table working to help each other identify not only our professional and personal strengths, but our passions for where we really want to go with our careers. We leave…

The Three Pillars of Fitness: Cardiovascular Training

Today is a travel day so this will be a quick blog post.  It’s my last day in Atlanta for the ACSM Health & Fitness Summit. Lucky for me, I started my day with a group cardiovascular exercise session. A three-mile fun run in Grant Park, to be exact. Which brings me to the topic of…

Fitness Meme of the Week: Let Derrick be your guide

Friday is the usual Fitness Meme of the Week day at Every48, but once in a while I pop it over to Thursday if I have a busy day coming up. That would be today. Here you go: That is all. Go work out. Thanks to Derrick Coleman for today’s inspirational moment. Yesterday’s every48 workout: Didn’t…

The Three Pillars of Fitness: Flexibility Training

Everything I ever needed to know about flexibility, I learned from cats. Ever check out a cat first thing in the morning? They take their time getting started for the day. They lengthen their backs, stretch out their legs, and take care to remember that their bodies are only as helpful to them as their…

The Three Pillars of Fitness: Strength Training

It’s Three Pillars of Fitness week. Yesterday I gave you the overview: don’t skimp on any one of these three key fitness categories – cardiovascular training, strength training, and flexibility training. Now, the deeper dives…today I’ll go with… Strength Training Otherwise known as: “The workout most likely to make you feel like an Official Badass…