Fitness, Workouts

Workout of the Week: 11/12/2018: Shoulders and Abs

For a Personalized Workout Program, click the "Training Plans" Link above for access to my app. For a Shoulders and Abs Workout, keep reading.If you haven't heard the phrase "Amber Arms" yet, well, I'll let you in on a secret. As a trainer, I have a unique niche in shaping a woman's arms. If you… Continue reading Workout of the Week: 11/12/2018: Shoulders and Abs

Fitness, Workouts

A Yoga Based Leg Stretching Series

A long time ago, a college runner found herself looking to yoga for some relief. I came across this article in SELF magazine and it has become my go-to for leg day or mid-run stretches. The entire series hits every important leg muscle: Hamstrings, Calves, Abdominals, IT Band, Gluteus Medius, Gluteus Maximus, Quads, Hip Adductors,… Continue reading A Yoga Based Leg Stretching Series

Family

2018 Gift Guide: The Hip Mom

Are you like me? I mean every year I get so excited for the holiday season, but then I immediately start stressing about gift choices. I love surprises, so unexpectedly cool gifts make my heart sing. That's not just receiving, but giving as well. Giving something that is not only unique, but personal and useful is… Continue reading 2018 Gift Guide: The Hip Mom

Fitness, Workouts

Workout of the Week: 11/5/18: Squats and Hip Flexors

If you are looking for a personalized program, click the "Training Packages" link above. ☝🏼☝🏼What in the world are hip flexors and why the heck should you worry about strengthening them? They are a group of muscles (Psoas Major, Iliacus, Tensor Fasciae Latae, to be exact) between your abdominals and quadriceps that sit on the… Continue reading Workout of the Week: 11/5/18: Squats and Hip Flexors

Baby, Family, Kids, Toddler

2018 Gift Guide: Fun Toddler Gifts That Actually Make a Difference

Having kids back to back was not the plan. Now staying home with a four-year-old girl and three-year-old boy, I've dubbed myself a know-it-all on kid's favorite toys. Ask any toddler mom, between birthday parties and rewards for potty training, our kids have MORE than enough LOL Surprise Dolls, JoJo Siwa Bows, Swords and Transformer… Continue reading 2018 Gift Guide: Fun Toddler Gifts That Actually Make a Difference

Fitness, Workouts

Hip Mobility Warm Up with Sliders

I featured this simple hip warmup on my Instagram @LaunsteinFitness last week. Before squats, especially heavy squats, it's imperative to get your muscles and joints working like they should. This little sequence helps me get ready to hit some squat goals. Exercises:Fire Hydrants: On all fours, open your hips up to the side. You guessed it,… Continue reading Hip Mobility Warm Up with Sliders

Fitness, Workouts

Workout of the Week: 10/29/18: Smith Machine Full Body Circuit

I get it, some people just love separating their days at the gym: Legs, Chest, Butt, Back, Abs, Cardio. But the same routine is boring for your brain and your body. Lately, I have been throwing in some all over body workouts to keep it interesting and really get a good sweat in. Try this one… Continue reading Workout of the Week: 10/29/18: Smith Machine Full Body Circuit