Amy McIntyre Personal Trainer. Author. Fitness Video Producer.


Sexy Arms in No Time!

These bicep curl variations will help you sculpt those arms you crave in no time!


Bicep or the front of the Upper Arm

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Wii Fit Game Review – Jillian Michaels vs. AmyMac

In this Fit Life, we review the Wii Fit compatible game Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009.  I really wanted to see what this game would do for me as far as having fun and being challenged.

We are all looking for great ways to work out cheaper or at home or even in a hurry.  I was ready for Jillian Michaels, best known for her role as hardcore personal trainer on The Biggest Loser, to push me to my limit!

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WAM This Week: Steps Toward That Beach Body!

amymacThis week on, I highlighted food and eating in the the 'news' section.   Summer has arrived and that means skimpy dresses, short shorts and swimsuits are upon us!  You know that I feel strongly about 'dieting' but instead feel that small lifestyle changes are what is needed to become healthy, fit and swimsuit-worthy!  The focus this week is to help you put some of those small changes into your life by enjoying foods you can eat, taking advantage of summer fruits and how to 'eat smart' at social events like weddings, bbqs and holiday gatherings.

Posted 6/8/2009:  Healthy Diet How-to
If you are defiant, like me, when you make a food 'off-limits', it instantly becomes the only food you want to eat!  I don't normally eat cake but tell me I can't have it and I'll becrashing wedding showers for a piece of cake!  This post is about changing that mindset.   << Switch Your Food Focus to "What CAN I Eat?" >>

Posted 6/11/2009:  Easy Healthy Food!
Eating healthy has such terrible connotations.  Most people assume that their dish will be lacking flavor, that the recipe will be difficult or that they will never feel full.  I'm not a chef, or even a decent cook, but I can promise you that I don't waste calories on food that doesn't taste great!  This easy fruit salad is great for a side dish, snack or pitch-in dish and you can even use it to combine all your leftover fruit at the end of the week so no berry goes to waste!    <<  4 Minute Fruit Salad Recipe  >>

Posted 6/12/2009:  How-to Eat Healthy!
Social events have always been a 'diet killer'.  I insist that they don't have to be, it just takes a little more planning, thinking and awareness so that you aren't sabotaged.  No one will ever notice when you use a salad plate as your only plate and then continually fill it from the veggie tray.     <<  Beat Mindless Eating at Social Events! >>

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Fit Life Video: How to do a Kettlebell Turkish Get Up!

We continue to learn about Kettlebells and today Matt and David walk us through how to do the Turkish Get Up!

Make sure to take your time and learn the proper technique for this and any exercise before adding weight!  Kettlebells is a full body workout and you can see more results in less time by combining cardio with your weight training.  You also want to make sure you remember to breathe as you workout!

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Fit Life Video: How To Do The Kettlebell Swing

An introduction to Russian Kettlebells. I have 2 RKC certified experts, Matt McBryde and David Whitley, who give us the benefits of kettlebells and then show me how to do the Kettlebell Swing.

Kettlebells is a full body workout. You can maximize your workout time by doing the weights and the cardio at the same time.

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