Posts Tagged "bosu"

Jess’ Favourite Things, Dec 19: BOSU!

Jess’ Favourite Things, Dec 19: BOSU!

Duh! This is my very favourite fitness-related thing. The Bosu is my favourite fitness toy / tool. I use it in so many sessions, because I am a firm (pun intended) believer that stability work, combined with some soft-landing plyometrics, is the fastest way to get a hard body that is endurable from the inside-out. If you have a Bosu, with proper guidance you can do an amazing full-body workout with strictly bodyweight – no dumbbells required. Stability challenges require optimal muscle recruitment, and strengthen those suckers right down to the bone. Read: you will achieve a strong, long-lasting and compact body. Where do you buy it? Again, I recommend Foremost...

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Saghi: MOTIVATION! Flying High, Stronger Than Ever

Saghi: MOTIVATION! Flying High, Stronger Than Ever

Things have kicked up a notch this week! I have taken my inner motivation to the next level and have been 100% focused. I have continued to eat clean since last week. I have chia seed chocolate pudding in the fridge for days when I crave sweets, and I have stocked up on tons of greens and produce. I add them wherever I can! I am happiest when each meal includes at least 50% veggies and greens. (Jess says: YES woman!) Workouts have been intense! Jess has had me do a lot on the Bosu this week. It’s a great way to strengthen my core and, according to her, my core and balance have significantly improved. The workouts have been hard, but Jess pushes me and knows my limit...

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New Video: BOSU Hamstring Curl

New Video: BOSU Hamstring Curl

Nobody has ever asked me to please have their butt droop more and be softer. Ever. So luckily, for those of us who want it tighter and rounder and higher, I have lots and lots of great moves! One of my favourites is the BOSU Hamstring Curls. It requires extra stabilization, which recruits more muscle fibres and therefore requires more energy (read: burns more calories) and tightens and strengthens you fast. So, try. :)

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Ryan: My Second Week with Manning

Ryan: My Second Week with Manning

This past week was a tough one: Jessica stepped up each work out in succession. From one-legged burpees to pulsing push-ups to core workouts that left me drenched – the intensity continues to ramp up with each visit. You might not believe it, but I am seeing small changes already (my fat is melting!), but the really exciting thing is that I am actually FEELING massive changes. The diet and work out combo have led to a huge boost in energy! I feel stronger, and my confidence is wayyyyy up. This influx of confidence, however, has created a new strand of issues for me.  As everyone knows there is a fine line between confidence and cockiness.  For...

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Ryan: My First Week with Manning

Ryan: My First Week with Manning

I had my first session with Jessica on Tuesday the 17th. I won’t lie, I was a little nervous. Most boys won’t admit it, but it can be intimidating signing up for a female trainer. Maybe it’s a lingering elementary school mentality, but you don’t want to get embarrassed by a girl! I can safely say, however, that I had nothing to worry about. Jess came in and was immediately a calming presence – very laid back and professional. We briefly discussed the action plan and then got right to it. Jess’ program for me is focused on functional training – so we did a lot of body weight exercises: reverse-crunches, push-ups with side planks, lunges with rows...

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