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: An article from Beth: Everyone Has a Favorite Pair of Jeans

Everyone has a favorite pair of jeans. You know the ones that fit perfectly and make you feel awesome when you wear them? The ones you hold on to even when they don’t fit anymore because you keep hoping that someday you’ll be able to get those puppies over your thighs again. Mine are a pair of Joe’s Jeans that I bought about 10 years ago.… 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: “Fat” Darrell and his Sandwich

Fat Darrell works at UFC Gym-Perimeter.  Okay, so Fat Darrell isn’t so fat at all.  In fact, he’s in awesome shape.  He told me recently that he’d give me a sandwich recipe for our “recipe of the week”.  I was thinking it was probably a cucumber sandwich on rice cakes with protein powder or something gross like that. … Read More »

Audra’s Fitness Blog – Catholicism and Exercise? Well, not really!

written by Beth Dubsky (Audra’s workout BFF)

I am a practicing Catholic. (Don’t worry. I will not be talking about religion.) As a practicing Catholic I am obligated to go to mass on the weekend. Now, the Catholic Church makes this pretty easy for me by offering six different times that I can attend mass from Saturday evening to Sunday evening.… 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: 


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 »