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Full Body Fat Burn: My Favorite Fat Burning Exercises You Can Do From Home

Full Body Fat Burn: My Favorite Fat Burning Exercises You Can Do From Home

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know I’m the biggest fan of compound, complex, full body exercises, which is why I created the RIP then ROCK Workout Series  . All of the workouts are focused on unique exercises that target the entire body, challenging it in a way whereby the body experiences new movements. 

Specifically, all the workouts focus on 3 things that make fat-burning exercise, well, FAT-BURNING:

    1. Intensity. 
    2. Focus...


Almost 40! How to Workout Like A 20 year old.

Almost 40! How to Workout Like A 20 year old.

I’m 38! 2 years shy of … dun dun dun… 40! I’ve basically reached the midway point of life expectancy, they say. But I’ve never felt younger. 

What do we do if you say things like: “I am too old to workout like that”. “I can’t workout like that, my body can’t move like that”??

I say….STOP….hold the phone…. You are dead wrong!

How is it that I workout like I’m 20 and am in better shape than I ever was in my 20s?

First, it all starts...


It’s My Birthday Month! These are My Birthday Fitness Wishes for you!

It’s My Birthday Month! These are My Birthday Fitness Wishes for you!

Well, the 22nd of this month your girl is about to take the 38th year around the world. 98% of time time I feel like I’m 18 but every now and again I’m reminded of my age when I still struggle with TikTok dances and can’t recognize one song other than that are on my 80’s/90’s Spotify playlist.

Either way, I wanted to share my birthday fitness wishes for you! (in random order)

  1. That you know how physically strong you already are. You just haven’t committed to that belief just yet...


Starting Your Fitness Journey? The Top 4 Things I Wish I Knew About Fitness (when I was 20!)

Starting Your Fitness Journey? The Top 4 Things I Wish I Knew About Fitness (when I was 20!)

I'd love to go back to my 20 year old self and tell her a thing or 2 or... 4 before beginning her fitness journey. 

I’m just going to get right to it! Here they are:

  1. Toning muscles is not a real thing! Strengthening muscles is a real thing. But, there is no such thing as toning. There is fat loss. There is weight loss. There is fat gain. There is weight gain. There is muscle mass increase and muscle mass decrease. There is fit and there is not fit....


Is HIIT Good for Women? Why you should HIIT even if you think you are out of shape, too old, or can't jump!

Is HIIT Good for Women? Why you should HIIT even if you think you are out of shape, too old, or can't jump!


Should you HIIT? The answer is a resounding “HELL YES!”  But you already knew I would say that.

What is HIIT anyway? 

HIIT is High Intensity Interval Training. RIP Then ROCK’s “UNLEASH” Workout Series is classified under HIIT. (Tabata, which is HIIT, to be exact.) 

The premise is simple; it is workout programming that involves periods of short intense exercise followed by low intensity movements or recovery.

Intense exercise is, however, relatively perceived.  Each person will experience an individual threshold of “intensity” depending on physical limitations. What feels intense...