“Fitness when it’s hard” week: Rediscovering swimming

Working out right now, for me, is hard. Let me rephrase that. It’s Hard, with a capital “H.” My right shoulder is still funky and my energy level is a little low for a few reasons (I’m sure the seasonal funk of suddenly having it be nighttime at 4:30 p.m. in Seattle is  a part…

Tuesday Workout(s) of the Week: Comeback Kids

You’ve been injured. Or you’ve been away from exercise for a while (work, school, a pregnancy, family stress…). Whatever it is, your body isn’t 100% quite yet. But it isn’t 0% anymore, either. You’re ready to get back into the game. Slowly. Today’s post is for you. It’s all about getting back on the horsie….

Tuesday Workout of the Week: Walk so you may run.

It’s Tuesday, and for the foreseeable future at Every48 that means it’s time for the Workout of the Week (the WOW – not to be confused with the WOD – workout of the day – that my CrossFit buddies do all the time). The WOW is where Every48 collects particularly fun, cool, nifty workouts – maybe…

Workout video saves the day!

Yesterday I mentioned that it’s hot outside. Really hot. As in, 90+ degrees and super-sunny during the day. It’s wreaking havoc on little things like, say, sleep. I’m staying in an older home where the air conditioning doesn’t always make it to the second floor, where the bedrooms are. So it’s been a bit hard…

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…

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 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…