Summertime fitness reads to keep you on track

I hope this post finds you happy and enjoying all that summer has to offer.

Not just the holidays and warm weather and sweet treats, but the extra hours in the day. Hours that are just perfect for squeezing in a little exercise.

Whether that’s a formal gym session or some out-of-doors physical activity. All types of movement count when it comes to reaching your health and fitness goals.

As I’m busy doing exactly this for most of the month of July, today I’m sharing with you a handful previously published summertime fitness posts.

If you’re new to my site, you aren’t likely to have discovered them yet. If you’re a long-time reader, consider them a quick refresher course.

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Summertime fitness reads to keep you on track

I forward to catching up with you in August!


Creating a successful summertime fitness plan

Only a few more days until school lets out around here. While I love having my kids home for the summer, their schedules can sometimes impinge on my rest-of-the-year fitness routine. Workouts need to be juggled with family outings and kids' … {keep reading...}

Fitting in fitness when life is unpredictable

Don't you love it when everything goes according to plan? No work dramas, family emergencies or exploding appliances to interrupt the workouts you scheduled for the week. Great sleep and lots of energy to support your efforts in the … {keep reading...}

Mobility training for midlife exercisers | what, why and when

You lift weights Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Go to spin class on Tuesday and Thursday. And squeeze in some yoga time wherever you can. You warm-up before you exercise and stretch at the end. All the things the professionals tell you you should … {keep reading...}

5 must-have images for your fitness vision board

  Visualizing your goals and the path to achieving them is a powerful tool for effecting change. Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is simply passing the time. Action with Vision is making a positive difference. - Joel … {keep reading...}

4 Strength Training Principles You Need to Know

Confused about how 'heavy' you should be lifting? Wondering why the strength training program you're following is no longer producing results? Not sure which exercises to include in your program? Or what order to place them in? You're not … {keep reading...}

Why many mid-life women don’t lift weights | overcoming common objections

Despite understanding the myriad benefits of strength training, many midlife women still aren't lifting weights. While cardio workouts and yoga classes are important components of a well-rounded midlife fitness program (I do both and encourage … {keep reading...}

5 reasons you’re not loving your workouts (and what to do about it)

Not everyone loves to exercise. Even those of us whose livelihood depends on working out go through periods when exercise is not our favourite thing to do. Days when we'd rather hit the snooze button than go to the gym. Weeks where we … {keep reading...}

Nutritional strategies for midlife women | simple steps to a slimmer midsection

I struggle with food and the fact that since I have turned 42 my body seems to be gaining fat even if I weight train almost every day and I eat healthy 95% of the time. I'm 51, peri-menopausal and only in past few months struggling with my weight … {keep reading...}