Workout of the Week – CardioDance with and8 Fitness

If you read my blog, you know I love a good dance fitness workout. If you love them, too, you’ve gotta check out the ladies of and8 Fitness. Your instructors are twin sisters Danielle and Dominique Gillyard who, I just realized (as I’m writing and researching this post), are local to my area (they’re located…

Workout(s) of the Week: Pilates!

I love Pilates. In some ways, I feel that it’s my fitness spirit animal. Part stretch, part ballet and all core-focused, I’ve loved Pilates since I first tried it more than 15 years ago. I even became a certified Pilates instructor along the way (though I haven’t taught since having kids 4 years ago). Over…

Happy Birthday to Me: Five Days of Workouts during Birthday Week

“…this year, I did a pretty good job incorporating fitness all birthday-week long.” My birthday was a few days ago. If you believe what horoscopes say, I play pretty true to the definition of a Sagittarius: curious, energetic, philosophic and (mostly) extroverted with a tendency toward excess. Never is this more on display than my…

Favorite Workout of the Week: Super Tabata with Ranier Pollard

I managed to squeeze in a few PopSugar Fitness morning workouts this week. The one that was the most fun was this 30-minute “super Tabata” workout with Ranier Pollard. Tabata is a form of high intensity interval training – or HIIT – that revolves around bursts of all out hard work followed by a short…