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Powell Pack Workout of the Day

Powell Pack Workout of the Day

The Powell Pack’s workout of the day! You’ll need no more than 30 minutes from warm up to cool down. You can do this workout almost anywhere :). Grab your…

My 1040 Total Body Workout

My 1040 Total Body Workout

Tomorrow is April 15th—Tax Day—the day we all love to hate, and one that looms over us as soon as the clock strikes midnight on December 31st. So if you’re…

A Powell Packed Weekend

A Powell Packed Weekend

What was the Powell Pack up to this weekend? Family, friends, film, photos, and fun! First up? A visit by one of our favorite places on earth. Nope, not Disneyland…

Housework: Your Secret Workout Weapon

Housework: Your Secret Workout Weapon

Happy National No Housework Day—the one day of the year you don’t have to do housework! Does that ever really happen—for a whole day? Just Curious. 😉 Anyway…while you get…

All About Calories

All About Calories

Calories. You’ll find them in 99.99% of everything you eat and drink. They can be your greatest friends or your worst enemies. Eat fewer than you need and you lose…

What’s Your Excuse?

What’s Your Excuse?

Excuses. Those words we speak to ourselves—either vocally or silently—are often the things we blame for not reaching our transformation goals! See if any of these sound familiar: I’m too…

My 1st Post Ruby Workout

My 1st Post Ruby Workout

So many people are asking me if I am working out yet, post-baby. The answer is yes with some fine print ☺. While I have done a couple structured bouts…

My Pregnancy Workout: The Nasty 9s

My Pregnancy Workout: The Nasty 9s

Finally, a pregnancy workout that almost anyone can do (with your doctor’s approval, of course)! One of my favorite parts about this workout (besides the name, that plays off of…

Fabulous Abs in Just 5 Minutes

Fabulous Abs in Just 5 Minutes

Alright busy ladies, here’s how we get rockin’ abs in just 5 minutes a day! Now, I wouldn’t advise you do this workout every day at first, but throw it…

Women, CrossFit and Myths

Women, CrossFit and Myths

I was searching my tried and true CrossFit blog to get inspiration for my workout today, and ran across this article they had reposted from CrossFit Oakland. Genius. I couldn’t help…

Gardening Healthy

Gardening Healthy

Gardening as exercise? Who knew! An activity that most do for bonding time, stress relief, and beautifying the yard actually has many more health benefits than I even knew! Thank…

You Ate It, Negate It

You Ate It, Negate It

My hubby, Chris Powell, shows Tamar, Adrienne and Loni from THE REAL what exercises they’d need to do to negate the calories they just ate!

And the Final Countdown Begins…

And the Final Countdown Begins…

I’m almost in the home stretch with this pregnancy!! Finally, and I couldn’t be more excited :-). As my third trimester peeks around the corner, this newest little member of…

No Time for Exercise?

No Time for Exercise?

We’re all busy. It’s kind of a fact of life these days. Between kids, jobs, spouses, parents (in some cases), houses, bills, kid activities, church, community activities—the list could go…

BBQ Buns and Thighs

BBQ Buns and Thighs

It’s officially summer and time for BBQs, swimming and sun! But are your buns and thighs ready? Ready to sport those shorts, swimsuits and even that little red, white and…

Shape: Team Up to Firm Up

Shape: Team Up to Firm Up

HP- Shape- June 2013 View the entire multipage spread  in the June 2013 issue of Shape Magazine featuring Chris and Heidi Powell showing how team up to firm up with…

The Dreaded (and Loved) Burpee

The Dreaded (and Loved) Burpee

Can you believe 2013 is already almost halfway done? What happened to 2012??? I’m not sure if it was all of the travel, or just the everyday crazy-busyness of raising…

Mix Up Your Cardio Routine with Intervals

Mix Up Your Cardio Routine with Intervals

The concept of interval training is to alternate between high and low intensity movements. For weight loss, interval training has been proven to be significantly more effective than steady-state cardiovascular…

Picking Your Perfect Gym!

Picking Your Perfect Gym!

So you’ve decided you’d like to join a gym or change gyms. Since the right workout environment is a key part of reaching your health and fitness goals, here are…

My Pre-Flight Workout

My Pre-Flight Workout

There are very few things worse than hopping on a flight and having to sit sedentary for 5 1/2 hours! To make myself feel not-so-bad about all of that sitting…

Five-Minute Workout for Busy Moms: Easy Cardio

Five-Minute Workout for Busy Moms: Easy Cardio

Originally published on ElizabethStreet.com. This week at ElizabethStreet.com, I’m going to show you the best cardio workout guaranteed to burn fat in no time. We’ve built muscle in our arms, blasted our booties, engaged our…

The Latest Swing in the Fitness World?

The Latest Swing in the Fitness World?

What’s with the Kettlebell rage these days? It seems like everywhere we go there are kettlebell boot camps, Kettlebell DVDs, kettlebell workshops, Kettlebell Kids, etc. So is there a benefit…

Sexy Summer Shoulders

Sexy Summer Shoulders

Shoulders are some of the most neglected muscles in the body. We spend so much time in the gym trying to tone our tummies with abdominal exercises, but what we…

Welcome to the Amenzone

Welcome to the Amenzone

Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of meeting some truly extraordinary people that are changing the way we think, feel and live for the better. Every now and then,…

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

Three kids, a husband on the road, manager of the family business and the home, and Chris’ partner in crime in the transformation world….how do I do all of this…

Get Moving with Yoga

Get Moving with Yoga

Yoga Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Now that you know a little more about yoga let’s get down to the nitty gritty. It’s time to learn some basic positions….

Staying Healthy

Staying Healthy

It’s officially been dubbed one of the worst flu seasons in over 30 years. I was shocked to learn that more than 36,000 people die each year just because of…

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