#128 Push Yourself

Anyone who works out knows the feeling of the dreaded plateau: you feel like you’re just going through the motions, you’re bored, and you have a sneaking suspicion that your workouts aren’t actually...doing anything. This can really get in the way of making exercise a regular part of your routine, but motivating yourself to work harder is difficult (for obvious reasons). Daphnie convinces us it’s worth it and helps us figure out how to do it safely.

Links in this episode: Laurie Hernandez "I got this" routine, Making Changes with Dr. Amanda Crowell, Improve Your Form

#068 Workout Hacks

We all want to work out more often, but none of us have any time, energy, or ideas. (That sounds harsh, but LET’S BE HONEST!) This week, Daphnie shares her Top 9 Workout Hacks for making the most out of our workouts by a) helping us actually start them and b) making them worth our time. Plus, we find out what we should be eating before and after working out in What Your Trainer Eats!

Links in this episode: Tabata timer, Joanna's Spotify workout playlist

#050 Back to School Special

It’s Back to School time! As Daphnie says, “Back to School is the New Years of the fall”, so it’s a great time to set up your routines for the year ahead. In this episode, Joanna and Daphnie talk about school lunch ideas, how to balance your time (for students AND parents), planning your workout schedule for the fall, and Back to the “Office” tips for teachers and staff. Plus, we have our very first Listener Shout Out!

Links in this episode: "Real Food" school lunch ideas, More school lunch ideas, Ep. 4 Routine, Ep. 39 Building a WorkoutIdeas for breakfasts with lots of protein

#046 Olympics Workouts

Do you love the Olympics as much as Joanna and Daphnie do? Is sitting on your butt watching Michael Phelps and Simone Biles inspiring you to try a new sport or amp up your workouts? In this week’s episode, Daphnie tells us how we can use the Olympics as exercise inspiration without totally going overboard and hurting ourselves. Plus, we figure out what to order at the Cheesecake Factory in “Best Choice”.

Links: List of Olympic sports, Freestyle swimming form, Kayak and Canoe in NYC, Rowing form, Dragon boat history, What the heck is Steeplechase?, Daphnie talks Tough Mudder

#039 Building a Workout

We know we’re supposed to “work out” or whatever, but what does that even mean? If we can’t afford a personal trainer, how are we supposed to avoid getting in the rut of doing the same thing over and over? This week, Daphnie lays out how to build a workout plan: what kinds of workouts, how often, and when to pump up the intensity so we don’t plateau. Plus, she ruins Joanna’s Excuse of the Week.

Links: Elliptical video, Fitness Blender free workout videos, Tabata timer