• Staying Healthy During Quarantine

    It seems like we have been in Quarantine for 6 months, but I think we just hit that two month mark. The world is crazy right now. Honestly, the stay at home order has not changed my personal lifestyle that much. I still wake up at 4:40am and go to work at the hospital. The only thing that has really changed for me is that now I am not going to F45 2-3 times per week. I am not going out on the weekends with friends. I have more facetime/zoom/houseparty app calls but that's about it. Actually, being somewhat isolated between work and home has helped my social anxiety. I…

  • Sweat Log

    My schedule has been so crazy busy and this past week was my third week at my new job. I got a new job at a diet office in a hospital and it is getting my even more fired up about nutrition. As a result my workouts have changed a little bit and have been put on the back burner. However, I have been consistently keeping track of everything because I feel like it holds me accountable. Even if no one ever reads this I still have my workouts documented so if I want to go back and reference them I can. This week's sweat log is actually a combination…

  • Sweat Log

    This past week has been so crazy because I started a new job. Hence my late post. Yay! But with that my hours have been nuts and since I am still coaching at multiple places I've had less time and energy to workout on my own. Welcome to the real world Kenz. Here are my workouts from this week. Per usual I went steady and strong at the beginning of the week and then took my rest days towards the end of the week. Hopefully you can get some workout ideas from this! Monday: ATO Fitness HIIT Circuit. I only had 30 minutes to workout before a personal training client…

  • Sweat Log

    Monday: Crossfit Broadway workout. 6 Min AMRAP: 12 calorie row and 7 Devils press 6 Min AMRAP: 10 chest to bar pull-ups (I did kipping pull-ups) and 18 wall balls (14lb ball) Repeat 2x. OUCH. This was a tough one, I was sweating balls by the time I was done. I made it 3 rounds the first and second time on the first AMRAP and then only 2 rounds on the second part both times. I ended up ripping my hands pretty bad and they started bleeding from hanging from the bar. Tuesday: Armbrust Pro Gym leg workout with a girlfriend. We did a leg workout that was similar to…

  • Sweat Log

    This past week was a little bit slower than the previous week for my workouts. I worked a lot and was on my feet all day everyday, and as a result my workouts were not as intense because I was physically and emotionally exhausted. Nevertheless I still gave it my all and hustled to break a sweat. Here is what I did: Monday: ATO workout I only had one hour to workout so I made the most of it! I did a full body workout that left me out of breath and sweating in about 45 minutes. 4 Sets total: 10 calorie assault runner treadmill heavy carry (w/ 20lb dumbbells)…

  • Rise Nation: Becoming an Instructor

    My road to becoming an instructor at Rise Nation Colorado began several months ago. Back in April I stumbled upon a new gym being built in our neighborhood in the same location a little canvas and cocktails place used to be. It was conveniently located next to a Lululemon (which I have to walk past with blinders on), and just a few blocks from our house. I reached out to them and it turned out they were hiring instructors for not only that location but there were also two other locations in the works. For those of you who don't know, Rise Nation is a company and fitness concept created…

  • Sweat Log

    What a week. This week's workouts were a little more low key. I wasn't interested in lifting heavy and my body wanted more cardio, so that's what I did. It is also tough for me to be inside on warm, sunny summer days. Here is what I did this week:   Monday: Upper body high rep workout at ATO Fitnesss.  I worked out with a client of mine and we did several supersets of arms. Here is what we did: Seated neutral grip row x 25 reps superset with wide grip lat pull down x 25 reps for 3 sets Standing barbell military press x 25 reps superset with standing dumbbell…

  • Sweat Log

    Here is my weekly sweat log from last week. All of my workouts from Monday through Saturday are in here. I also got at least 10,000 steps logged (including these workouts) on my fitbit. I try to add variety to my workouts during the week. When I was competing in my bikini competitions I was forced to stick to a strict regimen and it took me a while to bounce back and enjoy workouts after that. Now I find myself craving variety and outdoor workouts with the weather being nice and all. I was also on vacation towards the end of the week so my workouts were a little less…