When we have fun in our workouts, it doesn’t feel quite so much like work. I love playing games with my fitness program. This summer’s cycle is a game in itself for choosing our workouts. Continue reading 30 Days of ZooFit: Day 15- Fate of the Die
“We run. We’re slower than a herd of sloths stampeding through a batch of nutella. But we run.” Continue reading 30 Days of ZooFit: Day 9- The Return of the Sloth Army
Since developing the foundations of ZooFit, I am always looking for guinea pigs, er, I mean….no guinea pigs was right. I know ZooFit worked for me, but am I an anomaly? Do these principles translate to non-animal trainer folk? Can my methods of operant conditioning, shaping behavior, positive reinforcement, enrichment, and conservation all have the same benefits and impact as it did on me? Continue reading 30 Days of ZooFit: Day 7- Get By With A Little Help From My Friends
I love coming up with new ways to make working out fun. I have a whole new system for choosing our workouts for the summer, and I was excited to try it out yesterday. Our first workout for this season was a Harry Potter workout, from my Fandom Fitness collection.
Continue reading 30 Days of ZooFit: Day 2- Fandom Fitness
I will have to admit a little factoid about myself. My fitness program is heavily influenced by CrossFit. I have a strange love-hate relationship with CrossFit, but for the most part, and I do mean a majority of my feelings are quite positive. CrossFit offers camaraderie that I have never experienced before. They also offer a huge variety which I greatly appreciate in a workout program. And most of the time, they are very positive reinforcement and encouragement driven. Continue reading Conservation Hero WODs
I should learn my lesson about bad-mouthing how a day goes, because then something is going to happen to shut me right up the next day. While I may have felt unaccomplished with happenings yesterday, today was pack full of inspiration. I guess I’ll have to buckle down and pick just one thing, and I think the best topic for the day was Double Bluff Beach workout. Just call me the Double Bluff Buff Beach Bum. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 59: Buff Beach Bum
With my husband off to his figure drawing open studio and my late shift at the wildlife refuge, I decided to forego another CrossFit WOD for the day, and finished my trial membership at Anytime Fitness, just down the street from the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 31: Great Workout, Anytime
Today we did one of my favorite workouts- BINGO Bootcamp! I love variety and games incorporated into my routines, so this really hits the nail on the head in both those categories.
When Chris and I first moved to Oregon, we found a little park not too far from our apartment that has benches, a playground with monkey bars, and seemed secluded enough to allow some “privacy” while working out. Then we joined VillaSport for the summer and when we left Villla, our workout park seemed…different.
It seemed to have grown crowded by annoying types of people. People smoking (weed), people who didn’t pick up after their dogs (ewww), broken glass on the ground (c’mon, people, KIDS play here), and folks who just let their kids walk up to random strangers and talk to them while said strangers were trying to get their workout on. Last weekend we hit our limit on how much we could take when we tried to do a circuit workout but with traffic on the road, and then stepping in dog poo during the workout, we were finished with the park once and for all.
Today’s workout was the epitome of everything EarthFit stands for. We went to the Nature Park that is right across the street, and finished a grueling 90 minute workout. But it was perfect! Perfect challenge. Perfect setting. Just perfect!
There are a ton of trails at the Tualatin Hills Nature Park. We decided to hit the main trail and just “stay left”. Whenever we hit a fork in the trail, we veered left. So, by going around the entire trail, we jogged about 4.5 miles. Continue reading Connecting to Nature in Fitness