Amy McIntyre Personal Trainer. Author. Fitness Video Producer.

5Jan/110

Avoid these high calorie coffee drinks

You might never think about it but it is possible that your frequent trips to the coffeehouse are making you fat! It's become a staple in our culture to socially meet at the coffee shop, have a tasty beverage and maybe even a sugary snack.  We've also fallen into the habit of hitting the caffeine when we are exhausted and/or need to focus on a task. But the downside could be that the drinks and snacks you are choosing are high in calories and making you gain weight. In this episode of Fit Life, I give you the guide you need to successfully keep your diet at a coffeehouse.

Nutrition Info: Coffee & Coffee House Food:

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8Dec/100

Stability Ball Exercise: Ab Workout

Ab workouts can be boring if you're just doing crunches for every workout. Try giving yourself a balance challenge by using the stability ball and doing this ab exercise. The Pike Tuck exercise in this fitness video is one that I always enjoy doing but somehow always forget, so this is my reminder to never settle into a routine – there is always a different/better/harder/more fun exercise out there!

Targets:

  • Abs
  • Butt

Stability Ball Workout Video:

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14Aug/100

Hotel Workout Series: Lower Body

There’s never an excuse to skip a workout!  This ab exercise is part of the Hotel Workout Series which will soon be available as part of Amy Mac’s Fit System. Wall squats are a great space-saving, no equipment needed exercise to strengthen your butt and thighs.

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7Jul/100

Tips to Avoid Unhealthy Salads

It doesn't take much to turn a healthy food, like salad, into junk food.  How do you avoid this?  I have 3 tips to help you make sure that your salads stay on the light side! There are also healthy salad dressing recipes in the show notes.

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5Apr/100

Should you splurge on organic foods?

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Organic food has become more and more popular in the last few years.  It is also more expensive and sometimes harder to find.  I'm asked lots of questions about organic food and decided to do an episode answering these questions.  Learn whether organic food is really worth the price.  Also find out the best organic splurges and where to find cheap organic food in this episode of Fit Life. The benefits of organic food might surprise you!

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30Mar/100

Ab Workout: Balance Ball Crunch

Ready to work those abs? In this Fit Life, I'm going to show you how to do a stability ball crunch. You might be tired of your old ab workout, or maybe just need something new and different to add to your routine.  Take notice that this exercise is suppose to really work the abs, not the hip flexors.  If your lower body is moving throughout, then you need to re-evaluate your positioning.  If you are wanting to work your hip flexors, then this video will not help you!

Target:
Abs/ Core

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22Mar/100

Exercise When Sick?

When you're feeling under the weather, should you force yourself to hit the gym? I've got the answer! Head colds, flu, runny nose, coughing... find out which symptoms require more rest than sweat.  Always remember that when you workout, whether you are sick or not, you should wipe down the machines and wash your hands after working out.

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21Mar/100

Lower Body Workout: Stability Ball Wall Squat


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Sculpt your lower body with this stability ball wall squat!  This is even great for those with sensitive knees because your weight is shifted back, eliminating the pressure, which can cause pain. Make sure to keep your shoulders back, never squat lower than 90 degrees and breathe!

Targets:
Legs
Butt

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29Jan/100

Fighting the Flu this Season

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Avoiding germs isn't the only way to keep yourself flu-free this season.  Antioxidants, vitamin C, zinc and more in this episode of Fit Life.

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6Jan/100

Fitness Video: Walking Lunges

Video: How to do Walking Lunges!

Taking the lunge to the next level.  The walking lunge works the lower body and challenges your balance! This is easy to do when you don't have a gym nearby!  No excuses! Want to make it more difficult?  Hold dumbbells or a medicine ball!

Targets:
Butt
Legs