Friday, April 10, 2020

HIIT Workouts for Home Workouts

How is everyone doing staying home to stay well?  I am getting things done and happy to be moving in a slower gear.  I am eagerly awaiting the birth of my second granddaughter, but as you know, we have zero influence on this :)

Here are 3 HIIT workouts for your home workout repertoire that were filmed a couple of years ago.

The first one is cardio based:

Cindy Barbour- HIIT Video #1

The second one is cardio/strength based:

Cindy Barbour- HIIT Video #2

The third one is best suited for Level 1 participants:

Cindy Barbour- HIIT for Level 1 or Rehabilitation

Keep your motivation high and your negative thoughts low.....let me know what you think!

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

A little Old School Upper Body + Core workout

Hey there-
It's been a while since I have seen faces in person!  Hope everyone is staying well and safe.  I wanted to offer some quick advice during this pandemic:  KEEP EXERCISING!

Your body needs an avenue where you can relieve some built up tension.  Working out is free and safe.  Today's workout is with dumbbells.  If you do not have any, cans of food, old milk jugs, etc make good substitutes.

Keep exercise and positive emotions a priority to buffer against depression (Dolphin, Steinhardt, & Cance 2015).  Schedule your workouts in your daytimer to hold yourself accountable.  Don't let the day just slip away.

This workout is about 26 minutes long.  Grab a mat, weights and water and join in at your own risk :)

You can also check out some of the meditation podcasts here:

Keep it going!

Monday, March 23, 2020

Beginning Meditation Free Link

In these uncertain times anxiety is at an all time high.  While social distancing and staying at home, I decided I wanted to resurrect my blog and give wellness tips once again.  Quite a bit has happened since I last wrote here, but suffice it to say; through all the struggle and strife I could not be happier.  My mindset is the key.  As Buddha once said, "Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most".

I am keeping my distance, yet continuing to do things I love like running, teaching group exercise and imparting my (well seasoned) healthy lifestyle tips.

Many people do not know that I am a certified Life Coach.  I have used the knowledge in my every day existence but never went into practice.  I may be delving deeper in this arena as I have retired from full-time work and am doing small projects to enhance my life and those around me.  I still aspire to inspire.

Let's start with a beginning meditation. This is only 6 minutes long, yet will help you set the tone for the day.  I welcome any and all feedback.  Please let me know what you want more of, less of, etc.  There are some workouts on the @shred415greensboro instagram site you can participate in for free.

Click here for Meditation

I may not be on the Appalachian Trail right now, but my mind is.  Please subscribe and tell your friends so I can share more, free wellness ideas.