Fitness

My Favorite Way to Workout

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / July 18, 2022 /

Barre Class Sorry, running. Sorry, cycling. Sorry, weight lifting. Sorry, Rowing. Yep. Nothing comes close- and I know after spending years looking for something that made me happy and excited to work out. Read more and get a free class here. There are some great barre instructors out there, but nobody can instruct a class…

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“Wonder” How to Build Strong Bodies

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / July 1, 2022 /

Remember when there was a bread that claimed it could build strong bones and bodies 8 ways?  Wouldn’t it be nice if we could build strong bone density that way?  Stronger bones mean strength, power, balance, support, posture, longevity, and good health. The problem is, that you have to work to maintain and grow healthy…

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Improve Your Memory and Spatial Cognition – Practice Balance Training

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / June 13, 2022 /

Many of you emailed me to ask what kind of balance board I used in Friday’s video posts on IG, Tik Tok, and YouTube.  Did you know a study by Scientific Reports in 2017 determined that people who practiced balance training had improvement in memory and spatial cognition? That made me want to get a…

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Ideas to help your future body for only 10 minutes a day

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / June 4, 2022 /

Did you know that your ability to move correlates with longevity? It’s all because your body flexibility, balance, muscle strength, and coordination can reflect your overall health, and that can influence life expectancy.  It is said that flexibility may decrease by up to 50% as we get older and stretching is the solution. One of…

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On Wednesdays we wear Pink, especially when we do the “Bend and Snap”!

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / June 1, 2022 /

Remember the bend and snap move from Legally Blond? Let’s try it! Drop something on the floor and then bend over, hinging at the waist to pick it up. If you have ever worked out with kettlebells, weights, or a Bala Beam like I am,  (I love Bala products!) it’s similar. Bend over from the waist…

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6 Things I Learned this Week

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / May 14, 2022 /

Every morning my husband makes me coffee; a strong shot of espresso with thick foamy oat milk. While I am sure it would be just as awesome without this machine.  It is definitely a humongous splurge and beautiful addition to our kitchen.  As an aside- we have started gifting this Jura machine for wedding presents…

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box jumps

10 Ways Your Legs will Jump for Joy!

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / May 11, 2022 /

 Jennifer Garner gets it. Have you watched her box jumping on IG with her trainer Beth Nicely?  Box Jumps…Single leg jumps…Oblique twist jumps… all on the top of a small box about 14″ high.  It’s definitely one way to work your legs, challenge your balance, and increase bone density.                               Box jumps looked fun to do,…

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Unpredictable Wedding Gift Ideas

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / May 6, 2022 /

Have you ever thought about giving a Fitness/Health/Wellness product as a wedding gift? Especially if the couple doesn’t exercise?  Hear me out, Please. I am not talking mats and weights. Do you really want to give the happy couple one more cutting board? If you have checked their registry and everything has already been purchased,…

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How to Get Your Workout Space Organized

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / May 2, 2022 /

And once you have put your gym equipment away- come back for a great glute exercise, ducks, mail, earlobes, and beans!  I am in spring-cleaning mode- which, considering the piles of leftover construction “stuff” in my house and the mess in my home gym undergoing a renovation, is a big undertaking.  This weekend I put…

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Expert Advice: Tips for Setting Up a Home Gym

By Donuts and Pie Fitness / September 27, 2021 /

Home is where the workouts are these days. As a follow-up to the home gym story in the October 2021 issue of Better Homes & Gardens, we tapped fitness pro Gretchen Zelek for tips on finding a spot to sweat it out and gear to put new life into any at-home routine. Plus, she shares…

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