A Cardio Challenge Three Years in the Making

October 16, 2017

Three years ago this month my Bowflex Max Trainer M5 showed up at my door. I’ve blogged about many times, and it really is a remarkable, challenging machine. It’s kinda like if an elliptical and stepmill had a baby… that was much better than both of its parents.

The Max Trainer is the cornerstone of my at-home workouts, and I’ve used it every week since I got it. So, in honor of the anniversary, I’ve come up with a challenge designed to see how far I’ve come on this machine, and then push me further. Read the rest of this entry »

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Isn’t This The Coolest Restaurant Receipt You’ve Ever Seen?

April 28, 2017

I was going through my receipts and came across the best restaurant receipt I’ve ever seen. I ate lunch in the Denver International Airport two months ago, during a layover while en route to Minneapolis for an hour-long stair race extravaganza. I walked past McDonalds, Chick-Fil-A, and Cinnabon and found the healthiest option in the terminal – a place called Modern Market. Check out their receipt! Read the rest of this entry »


Anyone That Has (Or Wants) a Bowflex Max Trainer Should Check Out These Awesome New Workout Videos!

March 30, 2017

Have you ever done an exercise video that takes you through a workout on a piece of cardio equipment? I hadn’t. I didn’t even know such videos existed! But then I learned about the Daily Burn Max Trainer program, and guess what? It’s pretty cool. Read the rest of this entry »


The Simple Walking Workout That Wore Me Out

March 18, 2017

I don’t give myself a break from exercise after a race. No resting on my laurels here! Instead, I take a rest day on the day before, so I’m ready to go on race morning. That meant I was due for a workout the day after my hour-long stair race in Springfield, and I couldn’t skip it. Yes, I was achy and sore, but I gotta do what I gotta do. I decided to keep it easy and light… until I stepped on a cardio machine that had other ideas. Read the rest of this entry »


How Much Do I Sweat? I Conducted a Scientific Experiment to Find Out!

February 16, 2017

This post begins with a fantastic workout. I started by doing the signature program on my Bowflex Max Trainer: the 14-minute Max Interval program, which alternates short bursts of high intensity work with longer recovery periods. It’s a challenging 14 minutes…

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…during which I burned Read the rest of this entry »


WOOHOO! I Started the New Year By Finishing the Bowflex 6 Week Challenge

January 2, 2017

In November, I kicked off the 6 Week Challenge, using my Bowflex SelectTech 560 dumbbells. It was definitely a challenge, and the timing when I completed it couldn’t have been more perfect.

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I found the 6 Week Challenge on the Read the rest of this entry »


A Hike to a Military Facility From the Cold War

December 1, 2016

I love a good historical hike. Whether it’s to the ruins of a 100-year-old hotel, an abandoned bridge that goes nowhere, or the remains of a Nazi sympathizer compound, there’s lots of places to hike around Los Angeles where you’ll get a great workout and see something unique, too!

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Go Blue!

My friend Mat and I met up before Thanksgiving for a hike at a super-cool location Read the rest of this entry »