JessicaSmithTV: Stride & Step

Stride & Step is a YouTube cardio step workout from Jessica Smith. It is a great, short, uncomplicated cardio workout. And exactly what I need after a long day at work. Some thoughtless cardio. I really enjoyed it. And as an aside--this is what I have been missing! Not this workout specifically, but doubles. I … Continue reading JessicaSmithTV: Stride & Step

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Barlates: Booty Burn/Cardio Sculpt

Booty Burn: Cardio Sculpt is not one of Linda @ Barlates (many) free workouts on YouTube. This workout is only available on Linda's Booty Burn DVD, where it is one of the 5 workouts included on that DVD. Or, if you are an Amazon Prime member (like I am), you can stream it for free. … Continue reading Barlates: Booty Burn/Cardio Sculpt

JessicaSmithTV: 19 Minute Squat Free Lower Body Strength Workout

Squat Free Lower Body Strength Workout is one of Jessica Smith's newer (free) YouTube workouts and it is a solid add on workout. Not a ton of reps but it does the job if you are using it as a finisher to another workout, which is what I did. I did Barlates: Energy Flow/Functional first, … Continue reading JessicaSmithTV: 19 Minute Squat Free Lower Body Strength Workout

Barlates Fusion Flow Box Set

Barlates: Fusion Flow is a box set that collects 3 of Linda @ Barlates DVDs together. Each DVD has 4 workouts on it, so this box set contains 12 workouts. I love Linda's box sets but this one (so far) is my absolute favorite. Linda considers all of these workouts easier than her usual offerings. … Continue reading Barlates Fusion Flow Box Set

Barlates: Energy Flow/Functional

Energy Flow: Functional is a tough workout! Possibly the most advanced of all of Linda @ Barlates new flow workouts. My legs felt weak afterwards. I even used some of her modifications and it still wore me out! I did another short lower body workout afterwards that was much easier, but it still challenged me … Continue reading Barlates: Energy Flow/Functional

Barlates: Mix & Match Lower

Mix & Match Lower contains 4 short lower body workouts from Linda @ Barlates. Unlike many of Linda's other workouts, these are not available for free on YouTube. It is available on DVD or you can purchase the downloads from Linda's website. This DVD was actually given to me by a reader of this blog--so … Continue reading Barlates: Mix & Match Lower

Barlates: Dynamic Flow/Functional

Dynamic Flow: Functional is another of Linda Wooldridge's flowing bodyweight strength workouts. This one starts with a light cardio warm up before the real work starts. And this workout builds! It worked me well! I was pushing through by #11--which was a challenging combo move but doable. I credit my ability to get through #11 … Continue reading Barlates: Dynamic Flow/Functional

Barlates: Fusion Flow/Mat

Fusion Flow: Mat is one of Linda Wooldridge's flowing dynamic stretch/strengthening workouts. This one was mostly a feel good workout that worked me well but wasn't challenging like some of her others. Until you get to #10 (below), that is--that exercise started to burn me out after all that came before it (plus, I had … Continue reading Barlates: Fusion Flow/Mat

Barlates: Dynamic Flow/Lengthen

Dynamic Flow: Lengthen is another of Linda Wooldridge's flowing dynamic stretch/strengthening workouts. However, this one felt much more strength than stretch focused to me. I was working hard. This workout has a lot of down dog based exercises in it. It definitely challenged me. I followed it up with Fusion Flow: Mat, which was a … Continue reading Barlates: Dynamic Flow/Lengthen

Yin Yoga for Full Shoulder Flexibility & Release

Yin Yoga for Shoulder Flexibility & Release is my first fairly long Yin Yoga practice. And it wasn't as difficult to get through as I thought it would be. My shoulder pain is getting worse, not better, but I don't blame that on the therapeutic things I am doing (Yin Yoga and Classical Stretch). I … Continue reading Yin Yoga for Full Shoulder Flexibility & Release