Samara Donald is: The Gym Coach

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Monthly Archives: February, 2010

Concrete Belly

My boyfriend calls me “concrete belly” – which is flattering, except he punches me in the stomach to test my strength! Well I’ve been called worse I suppose. I generally … Continue reading

February 23, 2010 · 2 Comments

Antioxidant power smoothie

I made my monthly pilgrimage to Costco today, and lucky was I to find pomegranate seeds, all peeled and ready to go. Did you know that “recent research has found that eight ounces … Continue reading

February 20, 2010 · 1 Comment

Quickie fat blast run

Want to burn 250 calories in 22 minutes?* This is my go-to run when I’ve had chocolate or an extra glass of wine the night before. It’s super easy to remember … Continue reading

February 20, 2010 · 1 Comment

Technique: The Slow/Fast Method

Your ability to sprint may be determined by training your “fast twitch” muscle fibers properly. Whereas, for endurance sports (e.g. running), you may want to focus on your “slow twitch” … Continue reading

February 13, 2010 · 1 Comment

Eggs Florentine, TheGymCoach style

Traditional egg Florentine is made with ‘mornay’ sauce, which is pretty creamy (fattening). So I came up with this easy and healthy version for lunch today: Ingredients (per serving): 1 Egg … Continue reading

February 7, 2010 · 1 Comment

Hotel Workout: Push Squats

If you’re on the road like I’ve been this week, you likely haven’ t seen your gym in a while. With a fitness band that takes up minimal suitcase space, … Continue reading

February 6, 2010 · 2 Comments

Brownies part 2!

After such a great response to my brownies post (’cause, we all love chocolate it seems!) – I asked my friend Jill over at Glow Gluten Free (twitter @glowglutenfree) what was … Continue reading

February 5, 2010 · 4 Comments