Outdoor Fitness Walking – Refine Your Technique

No matter where you live, springtime is the right time to get outside and ramp up your physical activity. Walking might be the best way to get in mental and physical shape, especially if you prefer to avoid crowded gyms and exhaustive training. Your body was made to move, and with the changing of the … Read More

Outdoor Fitness – Top Sports Nutrition Myths

Sports nutritionist Matt Fitzgerald shares his Top Sports Nutrition Myths with Tina Vindum, on the Outdoor Fitness podcast. CLICK HERE to listen to the interview. Myth #1 – Athletes should avoid high-glycemic carbohydrates Most athletes are familiar with the concept of the glycemic index, which classifies various food types according to how quickly the body absorbs their … Read More

Winter Warm up + Core Strengthener

Getting warmed up for your favorite winter sport doesn’t have to be a time consuming exercise. In fact, you can do it right before you head out the door or just before strapping on your equipment. A basic warm up can improve your performance and prevent injuries. That’s because you enhance neuromuscular control and muscular … Read More

Lower Body Exercise — The Tree Stand

Outdoor workouts are inspiring no matter what type of exercise you’re doing. I particularly love exercises that include natural props like trees, logs, boulders—any natural object that I can touch. This is an exercise I call the tree stand for lower body. It requires you to balance on one leg, use your core muscles for … Read More

Lower Body Express Workout

Head for the hills to strengthen & tone your lower body in less than 10 minutes! Download Tina’s 10-minute lower body quickie workout – 5 moves to strengthen, tone and shape up your glutes, inner and outer thighs, hamstrings, quads and calves. Plus, you’ll get a bit of cardiovascular conditioning. Note: Before you begin the … Read More

How to Motivate and Inspire with Brad Gilbert

If you like to teach, train, or coach others, you know your job is more than just doling out exercises or drills. Your job is to motivate, inspire, and get the best out of people. Check out Tina’s interview with Tennis star turned premier coach, Brad Gilbert, who clearly has the talent to draw the … Read More

Cardio – HIIT Intervals

Total Time (30-45 minutes) Cardiovascular exercise is one of the best things you can do for your body and overall fitness. It helps with building muscle, losing fat, strengthening your heart and lungs, and flushed your lymphatic system. There is no absolute “right” way to do cardio. However, it’s helpful to use a mix up … Read More

Back to Nature Exercise – The Tree Stand

Aside from the fresh air, the sounds of nature, and variety in terrain, one of the great joys in exercising outdoors is touching it. Pushups on boulders and triceps dips on a fallen tree are fun. So is simply touching the bark and strength of a tree during an exercise. I call this the Tree … Read More

Outdoor Fitness – The Four Basic Stretches

Try these four stretches to prevent injury and enhance recovery. With Outdoor Fitness workouts you may find that your hips, hamstrings, quadriceps and calves get a little tight due to the variety in terrain – inclines, declines, steps, stairs, traversing on rocky surfaces. While technically you don’t need to stretch during your warm up session, … Read More

Balance is Fitness

Balance is the most overlooked component of fitness. Balance may not seem like a big deal – until it does! Like the old saying, “you’ve got to use it, or you’ll lose it.” The good news is it’s never too late. You see our bodies and mind are always growing. Just like a baby learning … Read More

New Year. New You. The Outdoor Fitness Goal-setting Workshop

For many of us the beginning of a New Year marks the perfect time for a makeover. Setting concrete goals is a proven way to achieve your health and fitness goals. Here it is, the Outdoor Fitness Goal-setting Workshop. Let’s Get Started! Before you can achieve your dreams, you have to know specifically what they … Read More

The Secret to Lifelong Weight Loss – Downloadable Podcast

Looking for a smart and practical way to finally lose weight and keep it off for life? Meet Dr. Lisa Young, nutritionist and New York University Professor featured in the movie Supersize Me and the author of the #1 Bestsellers, Finally Full, Finally Slim and The Portion Teller. Lisa will teach you how to “Smartsize” … Read More

Pre-slope Warm up – Forward & Reverse Lunge

The following exercise is a perfect warm up move prior to hitting the slopes, or whatever outdoor winter activity you have in store. This forward-to-reverse lunge is a simple warm up move that activates your core, lubricates joints, warms up muscles, and activates mental focus and balance. The—perfect complement for winter sports. Perform 10-15 repetitions … Read More

Winter Sports Training—The Traveling Sumo Squat

Think Japanese Sumo Wrestler! The sumo-squat is a wider variation of the wide-legged squat—ideal for when you’re making quick side-to-side moves or moving laterally over the terrain. I really like these squats, because they’re extremely effective for strengthening the inner and outer thighs as well as the hips and glutes. My clients love them because … Read More

Feel Your Way to Better Sports Performance with Balance and Proprioception

Autumn is the time to start thinking about and preparing for winter sports. Most winter activities like skiing, skate-skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoeing and the like, require good balancing skills. At the core of this type of athletic movement is kinesthetic awareness (knowing where your body is in space and time) and proprioception. Proprioception is … Read More

Quick Question—How’s Your Diet?

Hope you said, Fresh, not frozen. Colorful, not beige. Locally produced, not processed and shipped. If you think you don’t “have time” to create healthy meals, think again! For inspiration, listen to this podcast on eating well.

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