The Best At-Home Leg Workout

Curtsy Lunge

If you’ve ever woken up with sore legs (hmm… not me, certainly not in the past 3 weeks… ha!), you realise just how significant these lovely limbs are.  The older I get, the more I’m struck by how often people lose their independence because of their inability to care for themselves physically, and this is too often a result of loss of strength.  It doesn’t happen overnight.  No, it happens little by little, that insidious weakness that gradually creeps in.  Then one day you sprain your wrist and all of a sudden you can’t get out of your chair anymore……

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The 20-Minute Workout You Can Do Anywhere


Mountain climbers

Let’s face it, friends… sometimes you just don’t have 45 minutes to work out.  Not when there’s groceries to be bought, kids to be dropped off or picked up from school, and those last 18 episodes of Downton Abbey or Lost to watch… I get it and I’m not judging. Nope, I’m here to provide solutions.

And my gift to you is this 20-minute workout you can do anywhere.  It’s a high-intensity metabolic workout that will …

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Body Weight Workout for Summer

Plank leg extension

Well, it’s that time of year again for us ex-pats… the (wild) anticipation of summer home leave!  Oh, the joys of being back in our home countries for several weeks!!  We all start counting down the days right about now…

One of the things I’ll miss, though, is working out with “The Fit Chicks of Alabang”… my bootcamp girls that meet 3 times every week during the school year.  These ladies have become super fit, and have kept me in peak condition all year as well.  So now we’re faced with the prospect of working out on our own all summer……

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The Body Weight Workout

Body weight workout

International summer is upon us!!  And that means the mass exodus of us foreigners living abroad, as we either relocate or merely flock to our home countries for a welcome dose of family, friends, and all things familiar.

Consequently, my bootcamps are wrapping up for the season, leaving me with a scary thought:

We will now be responsible for kicking our own heineys this summer!!!

It doesn’t matter if you’re an ex-pat looking at a 6-8 week “home leave” or a regular person living in your home country with kids on summer vacation… we’ve gotta acknowledge that long holidays bring a change in the routine, for better or for worse.  While things could go better given that we might theoretically have more time to exercise and eat right, the reality is …

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