The Apartment Workout- Part 2: The simple, old school filler workout for days when leaving the house isn’t an option: Modifications for the intermediate level:

If you have been a long time gym- goer or simply feel that you need more of a challenge, here are some modifications to suit your level.  I recommend repeating this plan 3-5 times. Chair Step-Ups – Using the same description as in part one, step up on the stable chair, but this time quicken your pace and do it for one minute. Triceps Dips -Use the traditional dip motion and add a new level of difficulty by taking one foot off the ground and extending it out in front of you. Note: The further out you plant your stable leg, the harder it is. – Remember to keep your back close to the chair and repeat for one minute. Squat jumps – Lower down into the classic squat, keep your core engaged and explode upward, jumping up as high as you can. – Land with soft knees and immediately repeat the action. Do this for one minute. Two point plank – To add another level to your mastered plank begin in the starting position, making sure your body forms a straight line from your shoulders down to your toes. – Raise your right hand and left leg out to form a straight line and hold for 30 seconds, then and switch sides. Work toward building your way up to two minutes. Spiderman Planks   Also a great more advanced plank move: In the plank position, draw the right knee into the right elbow and switch sides.                                          Do as many as you can for...

FITANDWELLDAILY September Newsletter:

This month FITANDWELLDAILY is exploring Europe. Traveling through Croatia, Italy and France has been eye opening. In this edition, I will discuss the highlights of healthy discoveries in each country and as always more health and wellness tips to implement into your daily routine. An Eye On Healthy Croatia: Croatia is not only a place of stunning beauty but also fosters fresh foods that kept traveling through this country quite easy in terms of eating healthy whole foods. With flavorful fruit and the freshest fish, a balanced, healthy diet was a breeze:  Fresh fig was a first for  me. Slightly less sweet,  yet just as delicious and  interesting to see them  growing in trees all over  Croatia:  Fish caught that day  and served. They  looked too animated to  eat but later proved to  be the most delicious  meal:           Farmers markets and protein hearty lentil side dishes kept meals very balanced and interesting: The islands of Croatia did not disappoint either. Stunning hiking trails and steps throughout every city kept us active and moving; the view from the top was pretty great as well:                              Next up: Nutritious Food and Sights of Italy:  Not only is Rome a mecca for healthy eating but it is also a cultural hotspot. The history and warm culture really allows you to get to know this city quickly. I also now know why the expression “Mangia,  Mangia” exists. ‘On mange bien’ literally means One eats well.  Fear pasta dishes no more: the sauces here are pure and without...