Dear Coach: More Favorites?

Dear Coach, Got any more fun favorites to share?

-Fitness Fan

Fitness Fan,

There are always more things to like when it comes to fitness! Here’s a couple more of my favorites (and not so favorites)…

-SPORTS BRAS! Is this a weird thing to love? I love that I can buy them for $5 at TJMaxx. I mean really? I’ll take 10….

-CORE! I LOVE ab exercises. One of my favorite feelings is when my abs are sore from a previous workout and just me laughing even makes the muscles ache a bit.

IMG_4503-LEGS! Strength training my lower body is a fave. I love squats. Sumo squats. Squats with overhead press. Goblet squats. Front squats. I love it.

-SUMMERCan I count a season as a favorite when it comes to fitness? Well I am. Spring (and summer) is my favorite time to year be exercising outside.  The temperatures are perfect, everything is coming to life again.  After all the snow is gone, you have a much greater appreciation for how the sun feels on your skin and how you can actually start to sweat again because you’re finally thawing out after a long, cold winter!  Who could pass up that view?!


-HEADPHONES. I’m always yanking the wire out of my ear or iPod by accident and disrupting my gym flow. Although I found a great pair that hooks into my ears so they stay in place, I still can’t stand the feeling of ear buds in my ear when I start to seriously sweat.

What do you think?  Have a different question for me? Comment!

-Coach A


Dear Coach: What Are Your Favorites?

Dear Coach,
What are your favorite fitness things?

Curious Reader

Hey Curious Reader!

Well. I love so many different things….IMG_4494

-RUNNING! is my favorite form of cardio. I’ve learned to love running and feel amazing both during and after a run. Just
knowing that my body is capable of carrying me miles and miles, or my muscles are strong enough to push me at a great speed gives me all sorts of good feels.

SNEAKERS! I have so many pairs of sneakers and I love them all. The more outrageous the colors, the more I love it.

asics sneaksATHLETIC CLOTHES! in general, especially shorts and pants. Yeah. Clothes. All of it. My style is definitely athleisure, if that’s even a thing. I wear gym clothes anywhere, anytime.


-ARMS are not particularly my favorite. My upper body has always been “weak”, but it’s getting better! Playing sports in college forced me to balance out the muscles in my shoulders and arms so I got very used to push-ups, burpees, plank up-downs, bicep curls, and anterior/lateral side raises. While I don’t love these exercises I love bikehow good they make my arms look!

-STATIONARY BIKE. I have a serious grudge against the stationary bikes at the gym. I was injured and unable to run for months at one point, and the bike was my only option. I got so bored! But put me on a bike OUTSIDE and we have a totally different story!

What do you think? Anything you relate to here? Let me know 🙂 That’s all for now!

Coach A