Diet, health and fitness tips for average women. Site created and maintained by Ann Chihak Poff.

Posts Tagged ‘elliptical’

It’s time to exercise

So you have made the decision to start exercising (or maybe you haven’t but this post may just motivate you). Now where to begin? I recommend starting slow. You don’t want to hurt yourself or do something unpleasant that makes you never want to exercise ever again. When I started exercising seriously (believe me I […]


Working those guns, endurance and abs … in that order

I went down to the work gym today about 4:15 (later than I wanted, lately something seems to come up at work to push into my exercise time) and the spin bike was being used. First time in about seven months that I have gone down and wanted to use the bike and it wasn’t […]


Switching it up at the gym

Today I debated on if I should do my regular Tuesday exercise routine on the spin bike (and if time permits, weights and abs) or switch it up a bit. I decided to try something different. We have three regular ellipticals in the work gym and one “crazy” one: it’s a Precor Adaptive Motion Trainer. […]


Monitoring heart rate

At work we have a pretty nice little gym: treadmills; ellipticals; spin bike; free weights; weight machines; big TV and area to do yoga or P90X or whatever you want. Most of the cardio machines have a TV or some sort of media attached. The guy at work who designed the gym (and took suggestions from […]


Spare exercise clothes save the day

I had planned to take the 4:15 shuttle home from work. That would get me into Emeryville about 5. I planned to run a few errands before the 6:30 Thursday night spin class. Right before I left work I checked my personal e-mail and had a message from my friend Jenn who teaches the Thursday […]


Indoor cycling

I worked out in the new swanky gym at work today. The gym is about 75% set up. I was the only one in there the whole time I was spinning. For about 40 minutes today I worked out on the eSpinner. There is a video of a guy on a bike telling me what […]


Vegas workouts

Over my Vegas weekend I hit the hotel gym twice. That is pretty good. Most vacations I pack my workout clothes and they never leave the suitcase. I seriously think having a workout partner, Jen, made all the difference. So, Jen, I think you must go on all vacations with me. 🙂 Day 1 was […]


We found exercise in Vegas

Jen and I hit the hotel gym this morning. Access to the gym came with Curt’s and my room. Jen did the treadmill and I did some crazy elliptical type machine. We both had a good workout. Every machine had a TV attached and headphones provided. Pretty swanky. After our workout we showered and met […]


Elliptical is better than nothing

Today something was going on at work so I missed my noon spin class. I planned to go to the evening spin class. But I really wanted to watch the Giants game tonight. So I worked out on the elliptical at the gym in my work building. It wasn’t the greatest workout ever. But it was […]


‘You’ve lost weight’

At the gym tonight one of my fellow gym-goers said to me, You’ve lost weight. I thanked Rona. But I told her that my weight is actually going in the other direction. Her husband, Jim, mentioned the whole thing about muscle weighing more than fat. I have always thought that was a myth. I mean […]