On this week’s Real Women Talk episode, I was so excited for the question we received from one of our listeners/viewers about nutrition and her workouts because most of the questions we receive are geared towards how to lose weight or tone up. This one was focused more on weight gain and how to do it without putting on fat. Here is the question we received from our listener Angie this week: “Hi! I’ve been following your podcast for a year and I love it. I have a question about training and nutrition: I’m 5ft, 93lbs with 13% bodyfat. I want to gain weight butRead More →

I posted this workout the other day on Instagram because I was in a hurry and needed a workout that was short and effective and so many people commented saying they tried this workout and it was such a good total body burner so I had to share it on here! Most of the follow along workout videos I share on ABS Fit Life TV are a result of me traveling or being busy and only having my own body weight or a pair of dumbbells to get in a good workout so I hope they are helpful to you as well when you needRead More →

One of the best ways to reduce cellulite, tone and strengthen your legs and butt is to regularly perform strength training workouts with dumbbells, kettlebells, barbells and weighted exercises. I get asked a lot of if lifting heavy weights will make you bulky or too muscular and it always makes me laugh because I perform HEAVY strength training 5-6x a week and it is the way I actually stay lean, fit and slim. I am constantly posting on my Instagram all of my latest Olympic Lifts and workouts and you will always seeing me lifting things close to body weight or heavier and I encourageRead More →

What is the difference between skill work and conditioning training when it comes to your health and fitness goals? One of the main differences is skill training focuses on perfecting or improving a specific exercise such as handstands, double unders, olympic lifts, pull-ups, push-ups, etc. For example, when I am doing my regular lifting workouts combined with some sort of metabolic conditioning, I will typically take 20 minutes before or after the workout to just focus on any area that needs the most improvement or is a “weak” point for me. Currently, I have been putting in a lot of time breaking down the muscleRead More →

15 Minute Total Body Kettle Bell Circuit Today’s workout is a 15 minute burner, because it is a repeated circuit that will burn your body! Not only do we show you the movements for this intense short workout, but also the proper form for each movement. Circuit workouts with weights have several benefits. Not only is this workout a weight bearing workout, it also has a cardio aspect to it since you are not taking breaks between rounds and are constantly moving. Having workouts with a cardiovascular aspect is important, because it helps strengthen your lungs and heart. Keeping a steady breath throughout the workout will help strengthen your lungs andRead More →

Do you have to give up wine (alcohol) in order to slim down and lose weight? I think one of the biggest complaints I hear in regards to food and weight loss, other than not having enough time to make healthy food, is the weekends with their social life always screw them up because they go to happy hour, they have drinks with friends and they don’t want to feel like they are missing out just because they are working on fitness goals. Before I answer the above question, let’s get a little anatomy and physiology 101 for you on what happens when your bodyRead More →

ABS TV 10-Minute Upper Body Workout with Dumbbells With all the traveling that happens during the holidays and the super busy schedules of every day life, it can be tough to keep on track with your workout plan without access to a full gym. In this video we will show you a great upper body workout that can be done in 10 minutes and with just a pair of dumbbells so you can do this at home or even at small basic gym. I am a huge believer in mixing up your routine and not doing the same things every week to keep your bodyRead More →

ABS TV Front Rack Reverse Lunges With Dumbbells We are always looking for ways to add to our moves and this Front Rack Reverse Lunges with Dumbbells, will add some intensity to your lunges. Moving the dumbbell up to your chest, instead of hanging down will add an extra workout to your core and your balance! This video demonstrates two variations, using either one dumbbell or two. Using one dumbbell is great for beginners and as you advance you can switch to two dumbbells to add more of a challenge. When preforming any variation of lunges make sure to keep a neutral up right position inRead More →

I am so beyond excited and freakin ecstatic and everything else that describes bouncing off the walls that after submitting article after article Oxygen Magazine selected one of the recipes I sent them and is publishing the article in their December issue! Go figure it is for a High Protein Pancake! 🙂 Anyways, I appreciate all of you for reading the articles, the e-mails you send me, the comments, the support, and allowing me to come to your inbox and computer each week and share life with you so I had to share this amazing experience with you!!! Here is the article they also askedRead More →

I have spent so much time the past few weeks with the How-To Exercise Library so that all of my online clients know how to perform each exercise in their workout with proper form and different modified versions that it has also given me the opportunity to write up workouts for you guys as well with videos on how to perform each exercise! This entire workout can be done with a simple pair of dumbbells at home, outside, at a gym even in a hotel room! If you do this right and eliminate a lot of rest time you will burn a ton of caloriesRead More →