How to Perform Mountain Climbers

How To Perform Mountain Climbers by Jennifer LedfordMy hope is that you’ve never had to recover from an injury. However, if you have had to recover from an injury you may know that it can hinder your weight loss and strength training efforts. It can even take time away from your professional and/or personal life.

It’s no secret that in order to build strength and tone the body it’s important to challenge your muscles. It’s also important to challenge your body with proper progression and to create a routine that is appropriate for you personally. Proper and safe progression is one of the best ways to prevent injuries while exercising.

Over the years I’ve helped clients build strength and tone their bodies in a way that is safe for them. Sometimes that means I need to teach a modified version of an exercise. Especially the higher intensity or high impact exercises.

In today’s video I demonstrate how to perform a popular exercise called “Mountain Climbers” without all of the impact. The modification in this video makes the exercise more accessible without removing the benefit. It’s still a challenging and advanced move that will give you great results.

I realize that you may not be ready to jump into “Mountain Climbers” just yet so I’ve included a second video. It was done for my live audience on Facebook and demonstrates how to perform a proper plank. If you are a beginner and planks are new for you, I recommend you watch the second video first. Once you can hold the plank for thirty seconds you should be ready to advance to Mountain Climbers.

I recommend watching both videos even if you are a seasoned exerciser.  It never hurts to get a refresher on good form.

Enjoy the video and make it a great week!

With Love,

Tone Up For Summer

Marching In A Bridge by Certified Personal Trainer Jennifer Ledford - Core Exercises - Tone Up

Do you want to tone up for summer and build a stronger core?  If so, I’ve got you covered.  🙂

The exercise video below features an advanced version of the bridge.  If you’ve been doing bridges for a while and they are getting easy for you, this exercise will help you take your core routine to the next level.  If you’re just getting started then I recommend you start with a basic bridge. If that’s you, then scroll down to the second video.  You can start there and then work your way up to the more advanced bridge.

Two of my favorite things about bridging exercises are you don’t need any equipment and you can pretty much do them anywhere.  That’s a winning combination when it comes to weaving exercise into your lifestyle.

Enjoy the videos and have a fun and fit week!

With Love,



Toe Taps: A Simple Ab Exercise

Toe Taps - An Easy Exercise You Can Do To Feel Good and To Look Slimmer by Jennifer Ledford

It’s no secret that it’s important to strengthen your abdominals.  Strong abdominals help support your back, look more toned, and can even improve posture.

However, I know you are busy and it can be tough to find time to exercise.  Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered.

In today’s video I share a VERY effective abdominal exercise that you can perform almost anywhere.  No equipment and no gym needed!  🙂

I recommend watching the video even if you are exercising regularly.  It’s always good to add variety to your routine and to know some exercises you can perform while you are traveling.  And remember, if you are more advanced you can always up the reps.  🙂

Enjoy the video and have a great week!

Shared with love,

A Simple Exercise: toe Taps