Samara Donald is: The Gym Coach

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Category Archives: fitness plan

No Burn, No Earn

Ever hear the phrase “No Pain No Gain”? For many years now, those in the fitness and health industry have tried to unravel the phrase said to be coined by Jane … Continue reading

March 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

It’s Leg day again…

I am BACK. Where did I go? Ok maybe YOU didn’t miss me, but my legs did. I was off getting married in June overseas, with our stateside reception still … Continue reading

August 4, 2011 · Leave a comment

Race Day Tip #3: Mind games and Motivation

A continuation of Race Day tips following my most recent 1/2 marathon, today I thought I’d focus on … well, focus! When you get down to it, endurance runs are … Continue reading

February 21, 2011 · 1 Comment

Stoplight weight management

Anyone who’s tried to lose weight knows the sure-fire way is to keep a food journal. But it can get very tiring to write down all your food, look up … Continue reading

November 20, 2010 · Leave a comment

My Perfect Week

I’ve blogged a lot about fitness planning, but I think this week I really cracked the code! This week’s workout plan was a perfect mix of strength, cardio, and stamina. … Continue reading

October 27, 2010 · Leave a comment

TheGymCoach boot camp #1

Have you wanted to try a boot camp but didn’t find one near you? I am running an all women’s boot camp over the next several weeks, and will be posting … Continue reading

July 27, 2010 · Leave a comment

4 day split

I’ve been working on a new split plan, something to shake up my spring training. You know I’m big on planning being the key to any fitness goals. Over the next four … Continue reading

May 3, 2010 · 2 Comments