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I taught 2 hours of back to back Aqua Power yesterday.  I’m not telling you because it’s all that impressive.  I tell you because I want to educate you.  I think a lot of people judge water aerobics as being “not enough of a workout”.  I know I used to!

Let me tell you – my entire body is SORE today.  From head to toe, I got a wonderful workout!  If your gym offers Aquatics classes, TRY ONE!  They’re a wonderful cross-training tool and a great way to break up a monotonous fitness schedule.  Plus, they’re typically chockfull of feisty older ladies, who love to laugh.

That all has nothing to do with Tuesday Trainer.

Welcome to the 13th edition of Tuesday Trainer.  The theme for this week is Trainer’s Choice – Equipment!

A great week, because everyone submitted something a little different and there was such a DYNAMIC use of equipment!!   A weird week, as you’ll see down below.

Equipment featured:

  • Bosu
  • Body Bar
  • Jump Rope
  • Tennis Balls
  • Medicine Ball (homemade, real and the new soccer ball kind, courtesy of Kirsten)
  • TRX
  • Pull-up Bar
  • and, Stability Ball

SEE!!  That’s A LOT of equipment…..

…That most of you don’t have.  So that’s why were just doing more of a “Move Showcase” this week.  Rather than me come up with something that will have you racing around your gym in search of equipment, or that features equipment that most of you don’t have AT HOME, I’m just going to give the moves more of a spotlight.  So that’s why it’s a weird week.

To start us off, tiny trainer, Joaquin, is going to demonstrate a great warm-up, making his STUFT Mama proud!

And actually, Paige’s submission could be considered our workout for this week.  Check out this unique training tool!




So after you’ve run around a tennis court, jump onto your bike and go for a ride with James.

Weird week, right?

Move Showcase (in alphabetical order, by blogger’s name):

Blogger Blog Name Move
Allie Colour Me Happy Burpee To Pull-up
Heather Better With Veggies TRX Mountain Climber
Heather Healthy With Heather Chin-ups
Janetha meals and moves Side Lateral Raise, Single Arm Row
Katie Yes I Want Cake Wall Ball Shots
Kirsten K Captures Medicine Ball Torso Twist
Kristin Eat Healthy, Be Happy, Live Well Arnold Shoulder Press
Lindsay Lindsay’s List Oblique Plié Squat


So as you can see, we have lots of amazing moves this week (and lots of names that start with K).  Now, go below to see the move performed!  Quite well, in all cases, I might add!

The Moves

Side Lateral Raise – Janetha, mealsandmoves


Single Arm Row – Janetha, mealsandmoves


Oblique Plié Squat – Me


Wall Ball Shots – Katie, yesiwantcake


Arnold Shoulder Press – Kristin, eathealthybehappylivewell


Chin-ups – Heather, healthywithheather


TRX Mountain Climber – Heather, betterwithveggies


Medicine Ball Torso Twist – Kirsten, kcaptures


Burpee to Pullup – Allie, colourmehappy


I love these people.  I’m so fortunate to “work” with them!  If you’d like to participate (and ANYONE CAN, blogger or not!), read on Thursday when I’ll post the theme for next week!!

Oh and there have been NO challenges to my Dance-Off Challenge.  Guess you guys are scared punks.  Yeah, I said it.  Step Up to the Streets, homey!

QUESTION:  Did you workout today?  What’d you do?


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  1. Heheheh I love Janetha’s shirt! I did a 60 min hatha flow class at my yoga studio last night that was properly ass-kicking. Today I might Bodyrock it or come up with something at home… maybe some of these fabulous moves!

  2. Haha these are all super random. But they look good, can’t wait to try them out! With my soccer ball.. basket ball… tennis ball… hmm I suppose I see a theme now?

  3. Gah! So mad i’m sick again…stupid weather is messing me up. Gotta get something together for the dance off though…I won’t be a coward, I won’t! :)

    Everyone’s moves look great, can’t wait to try them out! (My gym has most of the things I don’t have at home)

    Have a great day! :)