Samara Donald is: The Gym Coach

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Category Archives: workout

Using Yoga Breathing in Post-workout stretching

Today I took a 2 hour Yoga workshop, primarily on the use of yoga for physical, mental, and stress therapay. Given my issues with sleep lately, I learned some really … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hyper efficient workouts

In my last post, we talked about the paradox of being efficient in the gym, yet not letting your body become efficient at burning calories. That is of course if … Continue reading

March 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

Need a tush toner? Climb that mountain!

Here is a great (no GREAT!) 30 minute workout to get your tush, legs, and lungs in shape. If you have access to a treadmill, and can remember a little … Continue reading

March 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

In a rut? Go back to basics…

I was having a conversation with another fitness/health nut recently, and I made a comment of how hard eating right is, because nutrition is so complex. Her response: “well, it really … Continue reading

February 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Workout in your PJ’s!

The most common excuse I get for not working out is “I don’t have time… it takes 10 minutes to put on my gear, 15 minutes to drive to the … Continue reading

January 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

The “Full” (4 piece) Leg workout

I’ve been house shopping lately, and I now have a keen eye for a “full” bathroom which means a full 4 pieces: Shower, Bath, Toilet, Sink. Whereas without the bath … Continue reading

February 11, 2011 · 1 Comment

New Year! Plan for a busy gym:

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people make New Years resolutions around weight loss. In fact according to, of the top 10 New Years resolution, the top 3 are … Continue reading

December 30, 2010 · Leave a comment