Structuring A Strength Training & Workout Program For Your Goals

By Dasha Libin / February 19, 2019 /

Structuring A Strength Training Program – because working out should not be a medley of ‘calorie burning’, randomized moves. How often do you hear; ·      I work out. ·      Just finished my workout. ·      I’m working out this Saturday. ·      Wanna join me for a workout? And yet, and I will say this with the…

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My Number #1 Recommendation For Mama’s To Be – Baby Essentials

By Dasha Libin / February 15, 2019 /

As a new mama to be, the landscape of motherhood was in the beginning more like a flurry of thoughts; playing with my daughter, watching my husband with her, introducing her to martial arts. Then the more technical and less whimsical parts like making my schedule work; balancing motherhood and my passions of teaching and helping…

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Why Steady State Cardio Is Not The Best Way To Lose Weight! – Seriously.

By Dasha Libin / February 13, 2019 /

Why Cardio is NOT your friend, Through the years I have had the great privilege and honor to train a great variety of individuals. From house mamas hustling to build businesses from their living room to A-list movie starts and recording artists, professional athletes and my yet-to-be pro guys who are pushing the limit everyday…

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The Last 2 Weeks of Pregnancy

By Dasha Libin / February 6, 2019 /

I’ve been fortunate enough to have an active and stable pregnancy. We went to Japan, I haven’t missed a single workout in 8 months, I was able to lift weights, train clients, kick and punch and well – for a portion of it (minus the once a week wine or the crazy martial art stuff)…

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Things I wish someone told me about PREGNANCY

By Dasha Libin / February 1, 2019 /

Finding out you are pregnant, at a point in your life when you want to, hope to be is a feeling that is both surreal and more real then anything I have ever experienced. In the beginning, at least for me I was very conscious about not allowing my previous experiences cloud or distort this one. I…

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My Pregnancy Nutrition Must’s

By Dasha Libin / December 25, 2018 /

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” (a beautiful anonymous quote I found that truly fits this Christmas morning) As I woke up to hard hungry kicks pounding into my upper rib cage from a growing baby, to my dogs drooling over me and taking up most of the bed, to my husband laughing at…

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Christmas in Cambodia – Where to stay, what to see, how to celebrate

By Dasha Libin / December 24, 2018 /

This is the second Christmas in almost a decade that my husband and I are staying put. Of-course I have the best reason not to jet-set anywhere and to let the explorer in me settle for a moment – I am 32 weeks, or 7 months pregnant. Considering the way my husband and I love…

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Abs – Build Them, Sculpt Them, Strengthen Them & Keep Them

By Dasha Libin / December 11, 2018 /

Fact is fact, so called ‘cardio’ workouts will not be enough to burn belly fat. Strength training increases muscle mass, and because muscle needs more energy to live, you will in turn burn more fat (belly fat included). This is not myth or fiction, this is fact. This is also the exact reason that there…

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12 Hour Hong Kong Layover – Best Day (Ever)

By Dasha Libin / December 9, 2018 /

Scroll down and read about turning your 6-12 hour Hong Kong Layover into an adventure with the Tian Tan Buddha Make the most our of your layover #BestDayEver Dan and I had flown through Hong Kong airport many times. In fact, it is my favorite airport in the world and i truly enjoy the idea…

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Calories – Everything You Need To Know

By Dasha Libin / December 9, 2018 /

Calories, If I had a penny for every time someone said that word, I would be rich! “How many calories will I burn?” / “How many calories in that salad?” / “How many calories do I need to have a day?” / “How many calories are in this drink?” Question after question until our heads…

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My TOP Three Travel Places, Plus – Why Travel?

By Dasha Libin / December 7, 2018 /

Unbelievable Iceland; a trip I did with my husband and two really great friends, one a native to the country (full post on driving across Iceland here) Say little, but say it well is the mantra for me, although if you know me at all, saying little isn’t really in my vocabulary. I tend to…

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What Is Exercise? (If you want results in your workouts – you need to know this)

By Dasha Libin / December 6, 2018 /

If you understand how to use (develop) it… There is widespread confusion about what constitutes recreation and what constitutes exercise. I have fallen into this same confusion myself, as we all have, so be certain that many of your students and clients get stuck here. This inhibits them from reaching their best potential, getting the…

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