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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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 »


Getting My Fitness On In My Hometown

July 11, 2016

I’m in Michigan, and I’m staying for a few weeks. I’m able to work remotely, so I’m staying with my parents in my childhood home, and I turned their kitchen table into a temporary office. The other day, I addressed a need I have when I travel: the need to exercise. So… I joined a gym. Read the rest of this entry »


Fun With Maps: I’m 2,000 Miles Away!

December 15, 2015

I’m not actually 2,000 miles away. I’m writing this post in the same room in Los Angeles where I write every other post. But, in my nerd mind, I’m 2,000 miles away! Let me explain.

I track all the miles I complete doing all kinds of cardio, both in the real world and on gym equipment: running, biking, hiking, elliptical, swimming, and so on. I started doing this in the summer of 2013, as a challenge to help me get back in shape after Read the rest of this entry »