Wild Workout Wednesday: Summertime Fun

I always love connecting with other personal trainers.  It’s a great opportunity for me to find out what’s new in the fitness world, to share ideas, to make sure that my mind doesn’t go rusty!  So when Kara Stewart-Agostino, a CPT specializing in pre and post-natal training, wanted to hook up to play with the Ultimate Sandbags, I knew we were going to have some fun.  I met Kara at the Women’s Fitness Summit last year, and we made friends instantly. I love her energy and passion and was very excited to know she lived right here in Toronto!

Kara knew of the sandbags, and has one of her own, but hoped spending some time with me would giver her some basic exercises so she could start her own personal training, and that of her new moms – knowing there is a place in everybody’s fitness program for the Ultimate Sandbag, no matter what your fitness level or ability is.  It really is the all-round tool for all ages!

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After busting out a few moves together and spending a lot of time both sweating and laughing (why shouldn’t fitness be fun!), we put together this fun workout –

Summertime Fun!!

– 12 Reps MAX Lunge
– 4 High Pull – 4 Clean to Fist – 4 Clean + Press
– 12 Bear Hug Squats
– 12 Sprinter Stance Shoulder Squats *each leg
– 6 Around the World *both directions

rest for 1-2 mins.

repeat for a total of 2-3 rounds!


The interesting thing for me was to hear that Kara was really impressed by the work output she used with sandbags. As a regular lifter (you can see in this video she is fit!) with impressive deadlift and squats numbers, she was a little taken back by just how demanding working out with sandbags was – but she was also pumped and very excited by this discovery!!

If like Kara you want to take this to the next level, either as a fitness professional or a fitness enthusiast, then you should seriously consider joining me and my good friend James Newman, Chief Master DVRT Trainer for our DVRT Level 1 + 2  certification which is coming to Toronto on September 26 + 27.  For more information click here.


For this workout I have linked up with The Fit Foodie Mama for  Wild Workout Wednesday! Each week she links up with Angelena Marie from  Angelena Marie: Happy, Healthy & Balanced , Sarah at Creating Better Tomorrow and Michelle at Fruition Fitness to bring you workout ideas, motivation, inspiration and recipes to try.  Join them (and occasionally myself) for a wild workout each week by reading along or grab the button and link up if you have a fitness or healthy living post to share!



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