The Accumulator
Sep16

The Accumulator

Here is another great workout with a cardio and core work – You will feel it the next day! A mix of cardio and core and a complete body workout. 30 seconds per exercise, 30 second break between rounds (longer if if required) After a comprehensive 5-7 minute warm-up do the following: Round 1: Side to side squats, jumping jacks, alternating right and left leg lunges, bicycle crunches Round 2: Side to side squats, jumping jacks,...

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3-Part Park Workout
Sep14

3-Part Park Workout

Our fitness group, Live Life in Yoga Pants, met today in Commerce Township, MI to burn calories and build strength in our 3-Part Park Workout. In this workout, we combined a simple walk, some simple cardio moves and some (you guessed it) simple strength training moves together to form a full body workout that got our hearts pumping, calories burning and muscles strengthening. Use the information below to give this Pretty Hard Workout...

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Yoga Poses You Can Do in Bed
Aug21

Yoga Poses You Can Do in Bed

Once you get into yoga, you find that it has a way of creeping into every little bit of your life… even in bed. No – not “those” kind of yoga poses… that’s for a whole different kind of post from a whole different kind of chick! The team over at Casper Mattress (which looks very comfy, BTW… and well-priced IMHO) asked us if there were good yoga poses that could be done in bed… of course!...

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Strong to the Core!
Apr09

Strong to the Core!

Core strength is mandatory for anyone who wants to remain healthy and injury free for life. I can tell you this from personal experience. I prefer simple, basic exercises that are efficient and that use the body’s own weight. The number one exercise that I recommend for core strength is the plank. With your body parallel to the floor, weight on elbows and toes (outstretched and bending upward so that the bottoms of the toes support...

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Avoiding the Flaws of Ill-Fitting Sports Bras
Mar31

Avoiding the Flaws of Ill-Fitting Sports Bras

Ladies! Can you imagine living your active lifestyle without the option of sports bras? Just the thought of running a 5K, doing yoga, or participating in a Zumba class with an obnoxious underwire bra on is enough to make you praise the existence of the sports bra. Sports bras are an essential part of almost every woman’s wardrobe these days, and they are certainly not difficult to come by. However, it was not that long ago when sports...

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Yoga Tips for Beginners
Feb11

Yoga Tips for Beginners

We love to get our yoga on at Pretty Hard Work. Are you thinking about trying yoga?  See what our guest blogger has to say about some of the most common and popular types of yoga. We hope you find one that’s just right for you – Namaste!       So you have decided to take the plunge and try out yoga. Hatha, Vinyasa, Bikram, Restorative – there are so many different types of yoga practices out there. So, how...

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