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  • Give Thanks Workout + Guilt-Free Thanksgiving


    Happy Thanksgiving Eve! I'm currently traveling to beautiful Edisto Island in South Carolina where I will spend a few days with my fiance's family. The original plan for this Thanksgiving was for my parents and grandmother to come to Charlotte and I would host Thanksgiving for the first time but we had to cancel. We've [...]

  • Dumbbell & TRX Superset Total Body Workout + Weekly Workouts


    I'm excited to have a new workout to share with you that combines two of my favorite training tools...supersets and the TRX! My clients love the TRX and I also enjoy incorporating it into my own workouts. Last week I put together a superset workout (read about supersets and why I love them in this [...]

  • 25 Minute Clock Workout + Weekly Workouts


    Super quick check in tonight. My weekend has been a sea of boxes, U-Haul Trucks and eating out. The good news? I survived moving. Here are my workouts for the last week. More on the move coming soon in the weekend recap! For now it's a miracle that I got this post up. :P Monday [...]

  • Back to Strength Focus + Weekly Workouts


    Happiest of Sundays to everyone! Hope you're having a lovely Labor Day Weekend! Sullie and I hopped in the car and headed down to Georgia to hang out with my grandmother for a few days. Judging from this SnapChat I posted this morning (follow me @JenDeCurtins), I think it's safe to say all parties are [...]

  • How To and Why Single Leg Deadlift + Weekly Workouts


    Earlier this week I shared a video on Instagram of two exercises that I love to train stabilization, glute strengthening and glute firing. One is the single leg deadlift. When I train clients I usually have them spend 5-10 minutes working on stabilization exercises which frequently include things like single leg squats and deadlifts. I [...]

  • The Benefits of AMRAP Workouts + This Week’s Workouts


    Hi and welcome to the weekly workout recap! I regularly consider whether or not to keep writing this post every week because sometimes it feels a little "all about me" and redundant but then I receive feedback that it's really helpful for some of you and gives you ideas and inspiration. As a compromise, I've [...]

  • Summer of Stairs…And Weekly Workouts


    I make my clients run stairs on the regular because it's really great cardio. It's quick and efficient for getting the heart rate up and a nice change from running and rowing. And I think it's safe to say that most of my clients would pick stairs over burpees. ;) Recently, I've been including more [...]

  • Best Workout Week: Boot Camp, Circuit Classes, Yoga and a 5K!


    I'm super pumped to share this week's workout recap with you because for the entire week I felt motivated and challenged. I got out of my rut this week and actually attended a boot camp, participated in some circuit training classes at the gym and ran a 5K race. I've said this so many times [...]

  • A Total Body Strength Workout & A Cardio CrossFit Workout + Weekly Workout Recap


    Hope everyone has enjoyed the weekend. Rainy weather yesterday brought in some cooler weather. It's currently 79 and low humidity and it's amazing. A welcome change after two weeks of 98-100 degree days. I'm going to head out for a run and soak up the sunshine after I publish this post. Here's my recap of [...]

  • The At-Home, Bodyweight Tabata Workout that Rocked My World


    Happy Friday! I am SO SORE today from a 20-minute workout that I did at home yesterday that totally kicked my butt. I haven't been able to make it to the gym to get a strength or CrossFit workout in since I got home from vacation. I was really hoping to make it yesterday but [...]

  • Cardio Strength Workout


    Hey! I've got a great workout for you today. Since I started teaching group ex again, I've received requests from many of you to post the workouts on the blog. Always happy to share my knowledge! I've updated the Peanut Butter Runner workout board on Pinterest and you can also check out my workout page [...]

  • Ultimate Plank Challenge: Week Two Recap


    We are half way done with the Ultimate Plank Challenge! If you're just catching up, I'm hosting a 31 day plank challenge in celebration of my new book, Ultimate Plank Fitness. It's a compilation of 101 different plank exercises for the ultimate in core training...and a total body workout! It's available for sale at many [...]

  • Upper Body Superset Workout


    I have an upper body workout to share with you today. I have been trying up my strength training a little bit lately because it seems like a lot of my workouts over the last few months have been quick three mile runs and yoga practices. It's hard for me to get to the gym [...]

  • Resistance Band Workout + Date with Fitness Giveaway


    This post is sponsored by Natural Delights but workout and ideas are my own! :) I have a fun post for you today that features a great at-home workout and a prize pack featuring one of my favorite sweet fruit snacks. Read to the end of the post for the giveaway! A few weeks ago [...]

  • An Outdoor Park Workout + Weekly Workouts


    Oh my gosh...today has been perfection. First, I slept until 9:30 a.m. for a whopping total of 10 hours of sleep last night. Life changed. Second, I had an entire day with nowhere I had to be and nothing I had to do and it felt awesome. I didn't put on makeup and stayed in [...]

  • Valentine’s Day Workout + Recipe Inspiration


    I'm super excited about tonight's post...we're talking Valentine's Day! I've got a really fun couple's partner workout for you and recipe inspiration. Let's talk about the workout first. I don't know about you but I love working out with a partner from time to time. It's a fun way to mix it up and motivate yourself. [...]

  • 30 Rep Rowing Workout


    Most of the U.S. is experiencing extremely cold weather right now. Here in Charlotte the temperatures dropped down to 10 degrees last night and we barely broke 30 today. I get that these may be balmy temps for some of you...but not for my Georgia blood. This weather makes me move my workouts indoors to [...]

  • 2014 Christmas Cookie Crusher Workout {Gym + Home Versions}


    I don't know about you but the Christmas cookies are ABUNDANT over here. I think I've averaged somewhere between 2-5 cookies every day for the last week! I mean, seriously...between what I've been baking for gifts and get togethers and what I've been gifted by friends and clients, it's been a sugar extravaganza. I'm probably going [...]

  • Butt Burner Cardio Blast Workout + Weekly Workouts


    I have a great workout to share with you today that I did a couple of weeks ago for my own workout and have since put several clients through. It's a killer combo of legs and cardio. But first... Some puppy cuteness for you. Zoey goes from 90 mph to crash in about two seconds. She is all [...]

  • Pre-Turkey & Pie Burner Workout + Weekly Workout Recap


    Hello and happy Thanksgiving week! It's my favorite holiday of the year! In preparation for the upcoming feast, I have a great workout to share with you that's high in intensity and sure to make some room for the turkey and pie! :) In addition to testing this workout myself, I also put several clients [...]

  • 5 Minute Stability Ball Ab Workout + This Week’s Workouts


    I have a quick but effective ab workout to share with you today. I've been using it with some of my clients for the last couple of weeks as a warm up/core circuit and I've done it myself a few times too. I did it to finish up my workout yesterday and my abs were a little [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: Squat Burpee Ladder Workout


    Welcome to the weekly workout recap. This is the week that squats nearly did me in and running took a back seat to life. First, the squats...I LOVE to squat. It's my #1 favorite exercise of all time and I do them all the time. Last week I took my weekly barbell squat workout to [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: Halfway Through Half Marathon Training!


    Hey, hey! Time for the weekly workout round up. As I mentioned in my Half Marathon Hunger post, this was the halfway point "rest week" in my half marathon training plan. I have spent the last 5 weeks building intensity and will spend the next 5 weeks continuing to increase intensity until race day but [...]

  • A Kinder Wake Up Call + Last Week’s Workouts


    I hope your Monday is off to an excellent start! As usual, I kicked off my week with a very early alarm to train clients. I had three in a row this morning starting at 5:30 a.m. Great start to the week! Speaking of alarms, I've had a revelation... Last week I changed the "sound" on my [...]

  • A Total Body Weekend Workout to Get You Moving!


    Hi everyone! TGIF! This was one heck of a week. I'm thrilled to see the arrival of the weekend and my big Friday night plans include sitting on the couch. I'm cooking dinner and can't wait to turn on the TV for the first time this week and catch up on Scandal. It'll be early to bed [...]

  • Weekly Workouts + Half Marathon Training…Four Weeks In + Double Digits!


    Watch out! Half marathon training is getting serious. I entered into double digits on my long run this week! It was the first time I'd crossed into double digit territory in well over three years. And it felt great! I met my amazing running partners bright and early on Saturday morning. I have been all [...]

  • 3 Things I Love About My HM Training Plan + Last Week’s Workouts


    I have completed three weeks of my half marathon training plan and although it's early days, I have to say this is probably my favorite plan that I've ever followed. For those of you who asked, I'm using Smart Coach through Runner's World. You input a recent race time along with your upcoming race distance [...]

  • Workouts: HM Training Week 2 + Back to BodyPump


    It was such a great week of workouts! First, I wrapped up week 2 of half marathon training feeling super strong. I am following a training plan that is challenging me, especially when it comes to speed and tempo runs. I go into them wondering how I can possibly pull it off and then it [...]

  • Last Week’s Workouts: First Barre Class + First Long Run of HM Training!


    Good morning and happy Monday! Okay, first. Sorry that there are some blog related glitchy things going on. There have been issues with the comments not showing up (although I am seeing your comments on the backend and will respond to them so keep leaving them!) and also still with the mobile ads blocking text. [...]

  • “Legs On Fire” Cardio Strength Workout


    I promise that I didn't plan to follow the salted fudge brownie recipe with a workout but I think it works nicely with the whole theme of my blog...workout hard, eat well! :) I have a workout to share with you today that I did myself on Tuesday. I only had a 30 minute window [...]

  • Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga + This Week’s Workouts


    This summer I've had two occasions to try stand up paddle board yoga. The first was on my beach trip last month. We had a board at the house and took turns going out and goofing around on it. I got a good feel for the board but fell in the water MANY, MANY times. [...]

  • The Best Band Assisted Hip Stretches {Video Tutorial}


    I have another mobility post for you today that is HEAVEN for the hips. Get excited! I like to use resistance bands for stretching because they allow you to passively stretch. That means you can use the band to support your weight and hold the stretch so that you can full relax into what you're [...]

  • Weekend: Pampering, CrossFit Throwdown, Night Out + More


    The weekend was a whirlwind. It flew by at record pace but it was full of good things and fun times. (Whoa. Yes, that's a lot of me up close and personal for the first photo of the post!) I trained four clients, taught a yoga class, went into the Charlotte Observer office for a [...]

  • Weekend: Baking, Long Run, Movies & More + Weekly Workouts


    I went into this weekend with no plans other than teaching my normal Saturday and Sunday yoga classes and a long run with a friend. I was totally okay with that since I've been out so much lately but then I ended up having fun plans come together at the last minute on both Friday and Saturday [...]

  • Backbend Workshop + Workouts


    Hi everyone! I hope you're enjoying the weekend. I have had a great one and will get a weekend post up a little later. For now I have the week of workouts to share including details on a backbending workshop I took over the weekend. Just because she's so cute... :) Monday 3.5 mile run + Strength [...]

  • 45/15 Circuit Training Workout {Video + Workout Post}


    It's been forever since I've shared a workout with you guys. It's not that I haven't been programming them nonstop for my clients but it's been difficult to carve out the time to get them ready for you in the way that I like to. But today is your lucky day! I have a new [...]

  • The Best Week of Workouts: New PRs, New Distances


    Last week's workouts were in one word...AWESOME! I have really been focusing on CrossFit and running lately and it's paying off with results. I hit a new deadlift PR in CrossFit this week and ran the longest and fastest that I have in years. It feels SO GOOD! On my run this morning I was [...]

  • This Week’s Workouts: Running Happy


    Hi and happy Sunday! I hope everyone has had a great weekend. I'm checking in to share this week's workouts. It was a good mix that was light on the lifting, light on the yoga and a little heavier on the running. The road has just been calling my name lately so I've been going [...]

  • Updates: Home, Food, A Workout to Do & Stuff to Read


    Hi everyone. I'm a little all over the place because my normal routine has been totally shaken up. Between the new freelance project and different work hours, construction/improvements being done on the house and traveling, things feel crazy. I am kind of a creature of comfort and routine so this is testing my patience and sanity a bit. So [...]

  • This Week’s Workouts: Quality Over Quantity


    Workouts have taken a back seat since work has ramped up so I've relied on two of the fastest and easiest ways to get workouts in, CrossFit and running. I love that I can get both done in under 30 minutes and feel like I got a good workout in. I tell people this all [...]

  • This Week’s Workouts: Double Unders FINALLY + A Bear of a Workout


    Hi! Hope you're all having a great Sunday. I am co-hosting a baby shower for a friend this afternoon so I've been prepping for that today. I can't wait to show you a picture of the cake. It's pretty special! :) Here's last week's workouts... Monday REST Tuesday Hot Yoga Wednesday CrossFit 6 rounds for [...]

  • Stronger Every Day


    I had a little moment at CrossFit tonight. A moment where I fully realized that I am getting stronger every single day. And in so many ways other than just physical strength. I had just finished training a client and wasn't sure whether or not I would join the CrossFit class. I was rolling around on the [...]

  • Summer Running Playlist + This Week’s Workouts


    I regularly post my yoga playlists for y'all but I received a request last week for a running playlist. Recently, I have been listening to TED Talks and audiobooks while running more than music but I put together a playlist for you with my current favorite upbeat songs that are sure to motivate you through a summer run! And [...]

  • The New Rules of Running


    So...I have something exciting to share. Over the last few months I have slowly started to increase my running and much to my surprise (and delight!), it has felt 100% amazing and right. I like to post periodic updates on the status of my running since this blog is named Peanut Butter Runner and it [...]

  • This Week’s Workout + New Playlist


    I missed recapping my workouts last week when my mom was visiting. It was a very low key week with lots of rest and not a lot of high intensity. I stepped it up a bit this week and felt great overall. None of my workouts left me sore or overly fatigued. It was a [...]

  • Continuing Education + This Week’s Workouts


    In the fitness and yoga world we are required to complete continuing education credits to maintain our certifications just like any other professional organization. One of the Y's here in Charlotte was offering a health and fitness expo this weekend with a variety of different workshops and presenters so I decided to attend the Friday [...]

  • Sculpted Summer Arms Workout


    One of the number one most requested posts over the years has been for arm workouts! (This is the week of delivering on some of the posts y'all have requested, by the way!) Just in time for summer, I've programmed a tough arm workout that I've tested on several female clients who can confirm that it [...]

  • This Week’s Workouts: Taking It Easy


    This week's workouts were pretty much the opposite of last week...last week I CrossFitted 4 times, this week I CrossFitted ZERO. Last week I did yoga once, this week I did yoga three times. Last week I rested none, this week I focused a lot on rest. Just like my post on working so hard to [...]

  • Weekend So Far + This Week’s Workouts


    Good morning! I hope you are all having a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. A little housekeeping to start out today's post. If you have submitted a contact form via the contact page and haven't heard a response...it's because I wasn't getting notifications! I set up the form about six weeks ago and the notifications have [...]

  • This Week’s Workouts + How I Plan My Workouts


    Every couple of months I find that I naturally have a "reset week" with my workouts where I dial it back and keep it simple. This was one of those weeks. In general, I don't plan out my workouts. While I'm aware of my schedule and where I can usually fit in what, I don't [...]