Samara Donald is: The Gym Coach

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Category Archives: routine

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

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

Sometimes you got it, sometimes you don’t

Two days ago I ran 3 miles in under 24 minutes, and today it took me 27:30 minutes to complete the same distance. What gives? Sometimes, whether it be energy, … Continue reading

December 16, 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: Workout #3

Did you enjoy Workout #1 and #2? Well we’ve made it to Workout #3: Triceps and Hamstrings – that’s right, the back of body so you can look as good … Continue reading

May 7, 2010 · Leave a comment

Pyramid Run

Picking up from pyramid weight training, you can easily incorporate the technique into your cardio routine with interval running. Here is a great 30 minute cardio workout on the treadmill, … Continue reading

November 30, 2009 · 2 Comments