Category Archives: Stealth Workout

Globe and Mail: Stealth Workout—The Gratitude Moment

This year I composed “12 tips to survive the holidays” for The Globe and Mail. Eight of the tips are Stealth Exercises. The exercises will be posted online. I will post the link when it is up. 4 of the … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: Stealth workout: Tone your bum without breaking a sweat

You don’t have to sweat through squats to tone your bum. Get horizontal and try this easy combo. 1. Lie on your side. Position your knees as if you were sitting in a chair. 2. Use your bum to lift … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: Stealth workout: You can do it – all you need are cans

Don’t just let them sit there. If you can’t make it to the gym, grab a couple of cans from the kitchen and pump some tin. 1. Start holding one can in each hand. Make a W with your body … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: Stealth workout — Try the couch-potato friendly 2-for-1 Plank

Double up with this ab workout that’s easy enough to do while watching Game of Thrones. 1. Start in a plank. Then rock your right hip so it drops slightly toward the floor. Then switch and drop your left hip … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: Stealth Workout—The Squeeze Play

Attention, runners: You don’t need to hit the gym to strengthen your feet and calves – all you need is a ball. 1. Start standing with feet hip distance apart and parallel. Put a pillow or a small Pilates ball … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: Stealth workout: The bear crawl

This easy exercise gives you much more than the bare necessities of a good workout: It’ll strengthen your shoulders, wrists and core, plus it requires big-time co-ordination. 1. Start on your hands and knees. Use your core – not your … Continue reading

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Stealth Workout: The Hacky-Sack

Put your old schoolyard tricks to good use working your hips and challenging your balance. 1. Start standing. Bring the inside of your right foot up to hit your left hand. 2. Do the same thing with the opposite leg. … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail | Stealth Workout: The Side-Stepper

Whether you’re walking to the kitchen, bathroom or bedroom, take a walk on the (just a bit) wild side to improve your co-ordination and balance. 1. Turn to the left to stand perpendicular to where you’re headed, feet parallel. To … Continue reading

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The Globe Mail: Stealth Workout: Nod Off

We spend so much time staring at our phones, computers and televisions that most of our heads have shifted forward, and that’s not a good thing. There’s even a term for it: forward head posture. The good news: You can … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: Stealth Workout: The Ottoman

Don’t just put your feet up – your living-room ottoman is all you need to work your core 1. Start in a plank position, hands and feet on the floor. 2. Keep your core engaged and torso stable as you … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: Stealth Workout: Crunch Time

Get all the benefits of a stability ball at home, but without a giant orb cluttering your space. All you really need is a pillow. 1. Lie on your back, but with your upper body slightly raised, hands at your … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: Stealth Workout: Baby on board

Out with the babe? Just roll with it and work your legs and core at the same time – the little guy won’t even mind. 1. Lightly hold the stroller’s handlebars. Don’t hunch forward. Keep your chest out and back … Continue reading

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Globe and Mail: Stealth Workout: Clean start

Become a lean, mean, cleaning machine. See how long you can hold a squat while you’re going about your household chores. 1. Start in front of whatever you are aiming to clean. 2. Keep your chest out and back flat … Continue reading

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Globe and Mail: Stealth Workout: Pillow Power

Looking for an easy core workout? No fancy equipment is needed – just you and a pillow. 1. Lie on your right side with the pillow folded up under your waist and your right knee bent on the floor. 2. … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: Stealth Workout–Clean start

Become a lean, mean, cleaning machine. See how long you can hold a squat while you’re going about your household chores. 1. Start in front of whatever you are aiming to clean. 2. Keep your chest out and back flat … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: Stealth Workout: Pillow Power

Looking for an easy core workout? No fancy equipment is needed – just you and a pillow. 1. Lie on your right side with the pillow folded up under your waist and your right knee bent on the floor. 2. … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: Stealth Workout: Round the Clock

Attention, runners: It’s about time you improved your ankle strength — and it’ll only take a few minutes. Imagine you are standing in the centre of a clock. Jump to your 12 o’clock. Then return to your starting position. Then … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: Stealth Workout: Surf’s Up

The television remote isn’t just good for channel-surfing – it can also help you work your core, upper back and shoulders. 1. Start in a plank position on your hands and toes, with the remote on the floor under your … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: Stealth Workout: Blow out your workout

Don’t waste time blow-drying your hair – add in an easy balance and strength workout while you’re at it READ MORE

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The Globe and Mail: Stealth Workout: The Squeeze-Play

Take a few minutes out of your day to work your thighs and core – you don’t even have to stop typing. 1. Place a rolled-up towel in-between your knees. 2. Sit up tall as you straighten your right leg … Continue reading

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