BRING YOUR BODY ALIVE
The best way to bring your body alive is to get moving. Yet for many, the thought of exercise is an instant turn off. That's why I've created this tapping video to help you get fired up to work out, and remember how great your body in motion can feel. It takes just minutes to get motivated. So, drop the excuses, click on the video below, and get tapping... (7:08)
Work Smarter Not Harder with High Intensity Interval Training and Tabata
I'm inspired by some of the new research in exercise science that shows the benefits of High Intensity Interval Training or HIIT - working out at high intensity for much shorter periods of time than we have been led to believe are necessary for building stamina, strengthening the cardiovascular system and reducing body fat.
In the excerpt on the right, from his article, 10 Minutes of Exercise Yields Hours of Effects, Dr Joseph Mercola outlines such a workout.
Tabata workouts offer similar benefits in a short period of time (with shorter rests between intervals). You can even download a Tabata Timer app for your iPhone or iPad to help you time the intervals.
Here's what a typical Peak Fitness routine might look like using a recumbent bike:
Read the rest of the article here.
At Home Personal Trainers
Two of my favorite trainers to work out with at home on DVD are Tony Horton, of P90x fame, and Jillian Michaels, of Biggest Loser fame. Their workouts are tough, but well designed, combining strength training with cardio intervals and flexibility. For a gentler workout, I like this Total Body Pilates DVD which comes with a small ball. It has two core strengthening workouts.