Category Archives: Training

My First 5K

The wind in my hair, the soft patter of my little feet, the adrenaline moving through my bloodstream, the slow in and out of my breath—I’m running. But, friends, I’m not a runner. Not only do I have a foot injury that never healed from college, in general it’s a bit too rough on my [...]

Inspirational Musings: Becoming a Personal Trainer

Inspiration comes in many forms: what is inspiring to one person (their kids or significant other) can be completely different from someone else (their career or even their pet), and so on. A while ago, I was complaining to my girlfriend about what I want to do long term and she said, “Let’s start with [...]

The 20-Minute, Glute-Sculpting Treadmill Routine

I found this fantastic, butt-burner on and have since shared with two friends, who agree it’s a calorie-burning success. In just 20 minutes, you can burn 150 calories while WALKING (crazy, right?). I usually don’t opt for workouts that have walking, but for someone who isn’t a runner, I thought I would try it [...]

Bosu Squats

Bosu. What the heck is that? It’s that blue half-ball thingy that you see at the gym and don’t really know what its purpose is. Guess what? It’s got a lot going on! Today I’m going to discuss all the fun you can have using it to do squats. Bosu means Both Sides Up or [...]

2010 = New Fitness Goals!

It’s a new year, friends. Happy days at the gym begin right about now…when everyone joins and vows they’re going to starting working out and staying in shape. We have all been in this predicament with one excuse or another, and it’s important to have goals in the fitness world. However, staying healthy should be [...]

Upper Body by Matthew McConaughey

I’m back! It has been almost a month since my last post about fitness, which funny enough, was about motivation. For me, the summer is my season to relax and enjoy the weather (especially being in NYC) and thus, I don’t make it to the gym more than 2-3 times per week. I do ride [...]

What is Your Motivation?

It’s sometimes hard to find the motivation to engage in physical fitness…I think this is a problem for most people I know at one time or another. I will go for weeks where I’m pumped up and excited about working out, but there are other times, however, where I just would rather do anything else. [...]

I Can’t do 100 Push-ups!

About a year ago, with three of my friends, I attempted the six-week 100 push-up program. Yes, 100 seemed a bit ambitious, but I thought, if the website says it’s possible, then it must be? Wrong. Well, maybe not wrong, but I didn’t stick around long enough to make the 100 – I only got [...]

Arms with Tim @ Equinox Soho

My friend Nathalie invited me to a 4pm training session with her friend Tim Keleher (, and I couldn’t turn down the offer. I guess I really didn’t know what I was getting into, but how can you pass up a free personal training session? Apparently he had found this new great arm routine, which [...]