Get Defined: Fifty Must Know Fitness Terms

Today we’re talking fitness lingo! I recently had a blog follower reach out to me with the following email: “Hi Athena! I love your blog and the workouts you share. I often look to online fitness trainers like yourself for inspiration in the gym, but sometimes I get confused with all the different terminology out there. There’s AMRAP, circuits, ladders, …

Bodyweight Plank Variations

It’s no secret that planks are one of my favorite exercises. I honestly think the majority of my workouts involve a plank in some way, shape, or form.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, in my opinion the plank is THE best abdominal exercise.  Many people associate “nice abs” with having a six-pack and doing endless crunches, …

Scenes from the Weekend + Weekly Workouts

This weekend was a good one, despite Tim being away for a bachelor party.  Here’s a rundown of what I did. I reunited with PCDC. Friday night, Erin and I tried a new restaurant in Harvard Square.  Park Restaurant & Bar was seriously awesome.  I loved it the minute we stepped inside.  Our meals were delicious and the wine kept …

Weekly Workouts, A Day Late

Sorry for last night’s rambling that turned pretty heavy by the end of the post. Also, I’m sorry for the delay in posting my weekly Monday motivation. Here you go, a day late: Weekly Workouts Last Week’s Workouts Sunday:  2 hours of Zumba at the Zumbathon Monday:  Took Ashley’s Cardio Cutz class Tuesday:  Took Liz’s Kickboxing, then taught the Best …

Weekly Workouts

I’m back with (what I hope continues to be) weekly motivation for you guys!  I know that after the weekend, I sometimes need it too. Weekly Workouts Last Week’s Workouts Sunday:  Off Monday:  Ashley’s Cardio Cutz class Tuesday:  Two A Day!  Took Liz’s Kickboxing, then taught the lower body Tabata workout from Best Body Bootcamp in my Circuit Training class …

Thanksgiving Recovery + Weekly Workouts

And Monday is here again.  As usual, no matter how many days off we get it never seems like enough, right?  I am ready for some greens today and being back to a normal workout schedule though, after THREE Thanksgiving dinners this week. If anyone “fell off the wagon” over the holiday weekend, my biggest piece of advice for you …

Hurricane, Smurricane (and Weekly Workouts)

Monday morning + Monday morning with a hurricane = Ooof. I would just like to say that as someone who goes grocery shopping weekly on Sundays, it is extremely irritating slash amusing to be doing your regular shopping routine while everyone else in the world freaks about the imminent hurricane.  Literally watched people smacking into each other with their carriages, …

Settling In

Tim and I are finally settling in to our new apartment. Sorry, no pictures yet.  I’ve been too busy trying to find my pants to snap any pictures of the new place.   Yes, that’s right.  I couldn’t find any pants (work or workout) for three days, despite my borderline OCD labeling of boxes.  That’s what happens when I pack my …