Star Bang’in Workouts With Sam

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Are you fired up and ready for the Fourth of July? Sam sure is! Checkout Sam’s circuit training workout this weekend!  Fireworks, BBQ’s with friends and family, beer pong parties or maybe you’re hitting the road for a mellow weekend get-a-way. Sounds great to me. Whatever your plans are for the holiday weekend; relax, enjoy […]

Why Booze And Exercise Don’t Mix

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This is A GREAT article for all you weekend workout warriors who love to booze it up! Be sure to read this important article about dehydration/hydration when you finish this one. Remember, moderation is key! Have a great weekend ~ Allison Come Friday, the vast majority of America wants to booze it.  There’s nothing like […]

6 EXERCISES FOR MAXIMUM MOBILITY

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Kayaker Brad Ludden, pro cyclist Levi Leipheimer, Olympic rower Erin Cafaro—they’re not coming to CrossFit San Francisco for traditional coaching. They’re seeking out Kelly Starrett, a doctor of physical therapy, to glean his tips on natural mobility. Starrett preaches that joint range of motion matters beyond just injury prevention or rehab. The real benefit of […]

Daily Exercise Is for Suckers. Get Fit in 7 Minutes a Week

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You can toss out your gym membership — and your excuses for not exercising — because a new study says that you can incinerate fat, decrease your risk of diabetes and get your booty in damn fine shape in less time than it takes to heat up a frozen pizza. And who doesn’t have time […]

Re-entry Training: How to Get Back to the Gym Without Hurting Yourself

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“Keep up and you will be kept up!” Let’s face it. Even the fittest among us has been there… stuck in that uncomfortable neverland of missed workouts, where resuming a weight training routine grows increasingly daunting with every missed day. For some, even a visit to the dentist holds more appeal than starting back at […]

YOU DON’T KNOW SQUAT: An old-school move holds the key to unlocking your power—if only you can do it right.

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It seemed like a joke. I spend most of my time experimenting with cutting-edge fitness routines and new training technology. Yet here I was, challenged to do a single, textbook repetition of a classic exercise, one I’d long ago relegated to beefy defensive linemen and World Cup skiers. What was one squat supposed to do […]

4 Ways Mindfulness Will Boost Your Results at the Gym

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It’s 7:30am on a Tuesday morning. You’re at the gym: ear buds in, music pumped, and treadmill cranked. You’re trying to focus on reading the closed captioning on the TV screen in front of you, so you don’t have to think about how much longer you need to spend running. Next, to help you get […]

Graceful Aging: The Link Between Exercise and Aging

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“Keep up and you will be kept up!” Is there a relationship between how much I exercise and how well I age? The quick and easy answer is YES! But, let’s first start with two simple concepts, aging and detraining. People often confuse the two and this is unfortunate because it makes the aging process […]

The Almighty Squat: Do It Right For Quick Results!

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“Squat Till You Drop. Are You Women Enough?”  This is the headliner in a recent fitness journal article about the importance of squatting; and doing it properly. “If you can’t squat, then you’re not strong! That’s the consensus of most power athletes, strength coaches and fitness experts.”~ Thomas Fahey ED.D I’m quite sure that I’m […]

Functional Strength Training For Everyday Mid-Lifers – Like Me!

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With the endless, often confusing and overwhelming  information on the internet about weight lifting, strength training, functional fitness, power versus strength, etc., how do we know what’s what? Most importantly, what is best for me? You may ask yourself, as many of my clients and students do, what is the best way for me to […]