How to start a regular exercise routine today

How to start a regular exercise routine today

Exercise. Now there’s a word to trigger butterflies of guilt. But it’s ok! In today’s article we’ll chat about some of the myths that are holding you back from feeling fit and active, and I’ll outline how you can start a regular exercise routine today. First though: if the thought of breaking a sweat makes…

Joyous Movement & My Surprise Athleticism

Joyous Movement & My Surprise Athleticism

Athleticism has never been in my blood. If you throw a ball at me I’ll close my eyes and my running style has been likened to some form of interpretive dance.  So you can imagine my surprise when, in 2008, I was asked to start teaching fitness classes at some of Sydney’s top gyms and…

Pilates To Reduce Low Back Pain

Pilates To Reduce Low Back Pain

This 10 minute Pilates workout video will help you reduce low back pain by stretching, strengthening and stabilizing the muscles that support the spine.  Is back pain putting a real cramp in your style? If so, you’re not alone. Studies show that women are more likely to experience back pain — as well as other…

8 Minute Yoga Flow To Reduce Anxiety

8 Minute Yoga Flow To Reduce Anxiety

Feeling anxious, tired, stiff or a little tightly spun? Today’s gentle yoga for anxiety workout is for you. In this 8 minute video I’ll walk you through five gentle stress-busting yoga poses that you can do every day to stretch your muscles and switch off your mind. It’s very cool to be good at yoga…

5 Best Ab Exercises For A Strong Core

5 Best Ab Exercises For A Strong Core

It’s been a minute since I’ve posted a home workout video. I decided that I needed time to think about my approach to fitness, and how that weaves in to my overall healthy living message. I wanted to get clear on where I stand on the fitness spectrum, and what kind of exercises I should…

18 Minute Pilates Resistance Band Workout | Intermediate Level

18 Minute Pilates Resistance Band Workout | Intermediate Level

Today’s Pilates resistance band workout will  strengthen your muscles, improve your posture, and increase your flexibility. All you need is a resistance band (a.k.a exercise band or Theraband) and your workout mat. Pilates emphasizes core strength, postural alignment, mobility and breath, making it a really important component of your overall workout routine. But to fully…

4 Feel-Good Stretches For A Tight Upper Back

4 Feel-Good Stretches For A Tight Upper Back

In today’s workout I’m sharing four upper back stretches that will make your spine feel divine. All you need is an exercise mat, so come on in and join the fun! Remember a few weeks ago when I shared three stretches for tight hips? In that post I talked about how our sedentary lifestyle is really…

3 Lunge Variations To Add To Your Routine

3 Lunge Variations To Add To Your Routine

In today’s video workout I’m sharing three lunge variations that you could add to your workout routine. Beginning with the simplest regression (a back lunge) and finishing with the most advanced variation (a jumping lunge) this video will have all your lunging needs sorted! For some of you, any kind of jumping/plyometric movement might be off-limits –…

Crunch Free Ab Workout | 10 Minute Workout

Crunch Free Ab Workout | 10 Minute Workout

Last year I wrote an article for Mind Body Green that has since been shared over 20,000 times. Basically I’m explaining why, despite being a Pilates and personal trainer, I never want a six-pack. I guess it struck a chord with some people. While you may think that having a six-pack equals strong abs,  it’s not…

Got tight hips? Try these stretches.

Got tight hips? Try these stretches.

Thanks for joining me for another JDW blog post! I’m really enjoying sharing this new content with you each week, and I hope that you’re finding it fun and useful. (If so, perhaps you can leave a comment below!) In today’s post I’m sharing three exercises that you can do at home to release tight…

3 Fun & Effective Arm Exercises (Using The Wall)

3 Fun & Effective Arm Exercises (Using The Wall)

Today’s upper body workout will target your chest, shoulders and mid-back, without putting too much strain on your wrists. You can do these three moves back-to-back as a mini-workout, sprinkle them individually into your normal exercise routine, or add it to last week’s low impact leg workout for a full body strength series. I used…

3 Joint Friendly Exercises For Killer Legs

3 Joint Friendly Exercises For Killer Legs

Mixing things up in the gym is important for your fitness AND your motivation. Today’s low impact leg exercises will be sure to catch your attention! Having pin-up worthy pins is not only good for your confidence. Strong legs support your spine, increase your agility and condition your body to burn more calories (even during…

How To Strengthen The Pelvic Floor & Reduce The Urge To Pee

How To Strengthen The Pelvic Floor & Reduce The Urge To Pee

I am having a chuckle to myself as I write this post. I was at the gym this morning, sitting on a physioball doing my kegel exercises, eyes closed and deeply concentrating. I was using my breath to contract my abdominals, and tapping my toes in a rhythmic beat that matched the lift and lower…

Low Impact Cardio Workout For Full Body Toning

Low Impact Cardio Workout For Full Body Toning

I’m excited to be here with you for the first workout on Jennifer Dene Wellness! Today I’ve designed a 9 minute low impact cardio workout that you can do in the privacy of your own home. It’s going to be gentle on joints while still getting your heart rate up, and toning your entire body….

How To Make Exercise Fun

How To Make Exercise Fun

Ah, exercise. I know you’re good for me, but do I really have to see you every day? The answer, my friends, is yes. The good news is that exercise doesn’t have to be grueling, sweaty and uncomfortable. In fact, with a little know-how you can actually make exercise fun. No kidding! The benefits of…