Audra’s Fitness Blog: There aren’t many things for which I’d get up before 6 AM!

What would get me up before 6 AM?  The first thing that comes to mind is:  catching a flight to a tropical beach.   I’m not sure there’s much else for which I’d willingly get up that early.

When I told my friend Libba I’d work out with her at 6 AM at Dunwoody Baptist one morning I should have remembered that it is extremely difficult for me to get myself anywhere that early. … Read More »

Audra’s Fitness Blog: I tried Orangetheory Fitness and didn’t die!

by Audra Anders for The Aha! Connection

My workout partner, Beth, is on a 10 day vacation and reminded me before she boarded an airplane that I needed to plan a different workout strategy while she’s gone, so that I don’t lose my fitness momentum.   I’ve been talking to several “fit friends” about their fave gyms and am on a quest to try them all!  … Read More »

Audra’s Fitness Blog: Deskercise

I sit at my desk a lot.  My neck hates me for it.  My hubby is constantly reminding me to get up and move around to protect my back and neck.  He’s right.  I have no trouble focusing on work so could literally sit in the same position at my desk for hours on end…except for it kills my neck.… Read More »

Audra’s Fitness Blog: Tabata

When Denise (my fabulous UFC Gym Trainer) says “We’re going to do Tabata today”  I’m never sure whether to laugh or cry.

Tabata training is a high-intensity interval training workout, featuring exercises that last four minutes. … Tabata training was discovered by Japanese scientist Dr. Izumi Tabata and a team of researchers from the National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Tokyo.… Read More »

Audra’s Fitness Blog – What is an IBJJF?

One year ago I would have never been able to figure out what this acronym stands for: 

IBJJF

It only took about 5 seconds though and the answer popped into my head….   International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation  

Beth and I haven’t practiced any Jiu-Jitsu but we seem to arrive before, after and sometimes during Jiu-Jitsu lessons and it looks very intense but fun. … Read More »