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  • 5 Summer Strength Workouts for Women

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    Good morning! My eyes popped open at 4:10 a.m. and I couldn't go back to sleep. Given that I had clients at 5:30 a.m., my wake-up time wasn't too early but I did lounge in bed for a little while (I read this wonderful piece by Jennifer Anniston) before getting up at 4:50. It is [...]

  • Simple Unilateral Circuit + Why You Should Be Doing Unilateral Exercises

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    Today I'm sharing a simple unilateral circuit that can be added on to the beginning or end of your workout to help you increase balance and stabilization, improve muscle imbalances, enhance proprioception and promote good functional movement. I frequently include unilateral exercises into both my clients training plans and my own due to their benefits. Any [...]

  • Super Bowl Super Set Workout + Weekly Workouts

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    Happy Super Bowl Sunday! I am SUPER PUMPED to cheer on the Panthers tonight. I decided to channel some of my enthusiasm into creating a killer "Super Bowl Super Set Workout" for you guys! Read all about super sets and why I love them in this post. I organized the workout into four super sets [...]

  • Weekly Workouts + Lots of Strength + A Killer Pulling Workout

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    Happy Sunday morning! It's currently snowing in Charlotte. Nothing that's sticking, just big wet flakes that melt the second they hit the ground but it makes for a pretty and cozy morning with a cup of coffee (and some chia pudding!). I'm gearing up for a marathon day of teaching...four classes total today including yoga, [...]

  • Dumbbell & TRX Superset Total Body Workout + Weekly Workouts

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    I'm excited to have a new total body workout 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 total body superset workout (read about supersets and why [...]

  • Back to Strength Focus + Weekly Workouts

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    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

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    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 [...]

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

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    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 [...]

  • Upper Body Super Set Workout

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    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 [...]

  • Weekly Workouts: Squat Burpee Ladder Workout

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    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 [...]

  • Sculpted Summer Arms Dumbbell Workout

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    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 [...]

  • Total Body Dumbbell Superset Workout

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    Today I have a great total body strength workout to share with you and all you need is a set of dumbbells to get it done! I get a lot of requests for workouts that a) require little equipment and b) are not super intimidating. This workout delivers on both points and features basic dumbbell [...]

  • Fired Up Squat + Upper Body Workout

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    Welcome to Friday...the fired up edition! What am I so fired up about? First, squats! I LOVE SQUATS! My clients know they most likely won't get through a workout with me without doing some type of squats and push ups. They are two of my favorite movements ever due to all of their awesome benefits. [...]

  • Weekend Warm Up Workout

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    Hello and a big welcome to the weekend! Unfortunately, it's FREEZING and all I want to do is stay bundled up, inside and warm. The wind is bone-chilling. From what I understand it's pretty cold in most of the country and my mom told me it sleeted yesterday in Florida. That's crazy  so I thought [...]

  • Man Maker Complex Workout

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    Good morning! I have a workout to share that I just tested on a personal training client a few minutes ago. It's a tough one! The cornerstone of the workout features a man maker complex that includes a plank, row, push up, squat and overhead press. After the complex you drive your heart rate up [...]

  • Total Body Weight Room Workout

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    I am setting my intention to post at least one workout each week for you. I have a good one to share today! I used it for a training client earlier this week and also did it myself that same day. I'm still feeling it two days later! The last couple of workouts that I [...]

  • Monday + 20-15-10 Workout

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    Hello and happy end to Monday. I had a great day but I am so happy to be home and cooking dinner. I'm about to watch last night's Game of Thrones and from what I've seen on Facebook and heard around the gym today...I'm in for a shocker! Can't wait!!! Just a few things to [...]

  • Bosu Ball Circuit Workout {With Video Demonstration}

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    One of my favorite pieces of equipment to use in the gym in regards to versatility is the Bosu Trainer. It's likely you have seen this big half-circle blue ball around your gym and you may have wondered what to do with it. I'm going to take you through a workout that utilizes the Bosu [...]

  • The Bear Complex

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    I'm so late getting this post up but it's been a long day. It started with zero sleep last night after taking that Zyrtec-D yesterday afternoon. It was that kind of sleep where you feel like you were never really asleep but semi-awake all night, you know? Needless to say, I will not be taking [...]

  • Simple Dumbbell Strength Circuit

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    Happy weekend! So many of you have requested strength workouts that you can do at home or at the gym with minimal equipment. I am happy to program workouts to share with all of my readers. I figured it would be best to start with some of the most basic strength movements that I commonly [...]

  • Stability Ball Workout

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    I decided that it had been way too long since I shared a workout with you. I love this stability ball circuit I have been doing with my personal training clients so it seemed like the perfect thing to post. When I train I usually start my clients out with a little bit of cardio like [...]

  • Stability, Core And Strength Circuit For Runners

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    A couple of weeks ago I led a Stability, Core and Strength Clinic at Metro for the American Cancer Society's DetermiNation team. DetermiNation is a training program through the American Cancer Society in which participants are coached/trained to complete a half-marathon, full marathon or triathlon. Participants commit to raise money for the fight against cancer. [...]