Category Plyometrics

The Controllables Versus the Uncontrollables

There are a few words that are commonly misunderstood, but communicate very similar concepts, in the world of women’s strength training.  When talking with women about how they would like their physique to look, I often hear the following: sculpted, toned, shaped, defined, but “not bulky.” What this translates to is: I want to be […]

I don’t have access to a gym! Help!

While I have met many people through the YMCA–both working and working out–I have met many more outside of here who have no gym membership.  A major conflict with fitness and outdoor exercise that we have in the North is called “Winter” and for those without gym access, this makes exercising difficult, and not exercising […]

I Need To Stay In My Fat-Burning Heart Rate Range!

I have had this conversation twice in the past week with two different clients of mine: Client: “I need to stay in my ideal fat-burning heart rate range.” Sarah: “Do you have a heart rate monitor?” Client: “No..” Sarah: “Do you ever measure your heart rate?” Client: “No..” Sarah: “Then giving you numbers would be […]

The World’s Best Abdominal Exercise

Abs. Six-packs. Washboards. Everyone wants them, yet only the elite athletes who spend hours a day training seem to be able to achieve them. Nearly every Olympian, male and female, you will see has the physique we all want, including a shredded six-pack. How do we get those muscles out from “under the covers”? “Some […]