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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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…
…during which I burned Read the rest of this entry »
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.
I found the 6 Week Challenge on the Read the rest of this entry »
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!
My friend Mat and I met up before Thanksgiving for a hike at a super-cool location Read the rest of this entry »