burpee challenge workout

Well the coronavirus has really thrown a monkey wrench into my fitness goals this year. But I’m looking on the bright side and setting new goals for this brief period of ‘house arrest’.  Shameless plug for the CDC before we get too much further, please make sure you are staying indoors, staying safe and staying…

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woman battle ropes

Admit it. You’ve scrolled through the Instagram accounts watching fitfluencers like @lbs_metrodetroit, @kfoylefitness, and @primal.swoledier and thought, “Hey, they have those battle ropes at my gym! It looks like a great cardio and full-body workout …but I’m not willing to risk looking like a rabid caveman …am I? Well, you really should be willing to risk…

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medicine ball woman

Perhaps the most iconic ‘old school’ piece of functional fitness equipment is the medicine ball. Heavy, sand-filled, leather and bursting at the seams. You know …the one collecting dust in the walled off back part of your gym that no one uses. Today, the workouts developed around this iconic equipment are definitely different than your…

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kettlebell lift

There is a whole universe of ‘functional fitness’ gear out there. Our partner Onnit along with Rouge Fitness and some others have a wide variety of the latest functional equipment. Fitness experts and Instagram influencers alike can be seen using battle ropes, slam balls, sandbags, steel maces, and kettlebells. The Crossfit movement has also been…

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