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 »

Audra’s Fitness Blog: Farewell Jose

Beth and I are in our 11th month of training at UFC Gym and are still going strong.  One year ago I would have NEVER DREAMED of working out during the holidays.  I’d be too busy eating yummy food and planning my new year’s resolution to get in shape the next year.  I did this for many years and am so thankful to report that I stuck with it during 2016 and feel better and younger than I have in years! … Read More »

Audra’s Fitness Blog: Workout Music Suggestions Wanted

So, I went for my annual physical last week and my doctor was THRILLED with my progress over the last 12 months.  My gluten free diet has KILLED all of my Celiac symptoms, my exercise routine has melted off a few pounds, boosted my energy and helped me sleep better at night.  I’m here to tell you that diet and exercise have REALLY made a difference in my well-being! … Read More »

Beth’s Fitness Blog

Note from Audra…I don’t want y’all to get tired of me so I’ve asked Beth to help me write a few Fitness Blog entries.  I definitely wouldn’t still be working out if it wasn’t for her.  Check out w what she has to say about what motivates her!

Submitted by Beth Dubsky (Audra’s Fitness Friend)  Last month was my wedding anniversary.… Read More »