‘strength training’

Fitness Friday: Upper Body Strength Training without Equipment Video

By Lisa Christie on 01/13/2012

At Green Mountain at Fox Run, we teach strength training classes using a variety of equipment: Fitballs®, free and machine weights, Spri-tubes®, and Dynabands®. But what if you don’t have equipment – can you still strength train? The answer is absolutely. Green Mountain fitness specialist Kate Nolte, who previously taught classes on the beach in Mexico, had to become creative […] Read more »

Fitness Friday: Rear Leg Lifts

By Lisa Christie on 12/02/2011

One of the most popular exercises for toning and strengthening the glutes are rear leg lifts. They can be done in the prone position or in a four-point position. If you choose the four-point position, it’s especially important to make sure your back is protected. After all, what good is strengthening your rear only to hurt your back in the process? To […] Read more »

Metabolism Myths, or Going Beyond Calories

By Marsha Hudnall on 06/29/2011

Over the last several months, I’ve been regularly writing articles for Spry Living and am pleased to feature some of them here on A Weight Lifted. Today’s post on metabolism was written in response to a request from Spry Living to write about “surprising metabolism saboteurs.” I frankly had a hard time coming up with any. Here are a few […] Read more »

Dusting off the Exercise Equipment

By Robyn Priebe on 04/14/2011

This weekend called for some Spring cleaning at my house.  One room I tackled was our home exercise room.  I must admit it didn't get much use this Winter since once I started exercising outdoors last year, I can no longer bring myself to use my treadmill.  Previously I adored it, but once you get a taste of outdoor running, it's […] Read more »

Mrs. Obama’s Right to Bare Arms

By Emily on 05/18/2009

Allow me to enter the culture wars for a moment. What’s the deal with Michelle Obama’s arms? I have no problem with her arms, which are lovely and strong, but rather the public’s reaction to them. Her bare shoulders and curved biceps have the entire country asking: How toned is too toned for women? Let’s put aside that this wouldn’t […] Read more »

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