Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The fabulous Bosu

Hope everyone is having a great start to the week. I've been pretty busy, I always make time for my training though. I cycled ten miles, followed by hard core abdominal work. I haven't cycled like that for awhile, so I'm sure I will feel it tomorrow.

My Christmas gift to myself was a Bosu balance trainer. If you aren't familiar with this fabulous item, I'm happy to describe it. They are in almost every gym, the Bosu is a blue ball dome, that is flat on the bottom. It looks as though a ball was cut in half and a flat surface was attached. This is my new favorite toy.

The thing I like best about the Bosu is that you can never quite master it when you are performing balance exercises. It will always be difficult. You can also use it for a full body workout, especially if you have a set of hand weights to incorporate.

Today, when you are in your gym, look around, or ask an employee where the Bosu balls are kept. Once you find it, stand on the center with the flat side facing down and perform simple squats. To progress this exercise, perform the squats on one single leg (single leg squat),with one of your feet off the ball. Follow your squats with Bosu crunches.

Thank you for reading and no matter what shape and size you are, always love yourself!!!


Instead of drinking fruit juice, eat whole fruits, especially if you are trying to lose weight. I tell all my clients not to waste their calories in drinks because you will still be hungry. Most fruit juices are filled with sugar (empty calories). When you eat the whole fruit you get the fiber in the fruit also.