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What you’re looking for in a good trainer isn’t easy to find.

September 8th, 2014 No Comments

All professional trainers are educated on the muscular and structural system of the human body.  Good trainers know how to exercise those systems efficiently and safely.  The best trainers have a strong personality to challenge you physically and release your mind emotionally. And they never take life too seriously. That’s what I loved about our… Read More »

Taking the “work” out of working out

May 13th, 2013 No Comments
Mary Rambin and Cederick

When I know I’m coming back to Houston, the first person I call aside from my parents is Cederick, my trainer.  He’s not just my trainer, he’s a light in my day and a huge source of positive energy for me.  He’s seen me at my worst, destroyed in tears, and I still show up… Read More »

My workout regimen is based on location, location, location.

April 15th, 2013 6 Comments
Mary Rambin exercise 2013

As a matter of fact I have!  But that could have been 3 years ago…after so many years of blogging I lose track :) If you’ve been following me through those years, you know I’ve moved a handful of times – New York, LA, Houston, Mexico, Atlanta.  As much as I would like to take… Read More »

Justifying the cost of gyms and finding an affordable one in NYC

April 8th, 2013 No Comments
blink fitness gym new york

In the comments section of a recent post, a reader asked very politely, “how do you afford fancy things?”  She was referring to my Tom Ford sunglasses.  My answer to her: I bought them with a credit I had from years ago.  Otherwise, TF shades aren’t something I would splurge on in the middle of… Read More »

Lifting weights is more than just lifting weights

August 13th, 2012 No Comments

When I lift weights, I have several goals: Gain muscle and strength Burn fat Be completely exhausted in 1 hour Those are no easy feat, especially when you fly solo without a trainer.  But, it can be done if you have knowledge of proper form, experience with different exercises that work each part of each… Read More »

How do you measure your process and success in your workout?

June 4th, 2012 No Comments

For the last 4 months, my trainer Cederick (see my workouts here) has been working to max out his bench press at 400 pounds by his 50th birthday – a weight he used to press daily when he was younger.  Holy cow, that’s intense!  I honestly have the same reaction when people tell me they… Read More »

Find new group fitness classes around you in one click.

May 14th, 2012 2 Comments

I am a HUGE fan of group fitness classes these days because I just can’t motivate myself to go to the gym.  I never thought I would feel that way, but here I am, looking for excuses every day.  So, to combat this and get in a solid 1 hour workout, I carve out the… Read More »

Toning Up with Angles and Reps: Saggy Arm/Triceps Edition

March 29th, 2012 No Comments
Handles

Because of my workout routine that involves spinning, weights, and yoga, my triceps get a lot of attention. That being said, most of those workouts only tone two of the three parts of the muscle. I’m sure you’ve noticed the inside of your upper arm is hard to target and therefore stays soft and flabby.… Read More »