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Kristin Walton is a physical trainer in Sacramento. You can learn more about her Sweat Squad Boot Camp by visiting or emailing her direct at She specializes in conditioning training for athletes as well as fat loss.

Let’s Be Honest …

Today’s rant brought to you by the letter N. For NUTRITION. Let me start off by saying that I’m no dummy, the second people hear you need to eat right, they think DIET and stop listening. Well I’ll be the first to tell you, STOP DIETING. No longer are you dieting. No longer are you […]

Abs, Abs, Abs! (With Video)

By Kristin Walton, Before I go start my rant, there is one thing you must remember: abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym. This means that when Ms. Britney Spears said all she does for her abs are crunches, she was lying! Yes, it is very important to work your core, but […]

Let’s work out your heart AND soul!

By Kristin Walton, Today I was out to breakfast with a few friends from highschool and we were doing the old “remember when” conversation when one of the girls (and one of my boot camp clients who totally kicks butt!) pointed out how much we used to donate to local charities around town. Since […]

Use the Empty Space!

By Kristin Walton, Instead of talking about the most obvious areas of the gym and what to use, I’ve decided to focus on the mat area of the gym. The mat or stretching area is usually unused and most often has the best stuff! This is where you can resistance bands, bosu balls (will […]

Fitness Corner: The Medicine Ball Workout

By Kristin Walton, I’m an advocate for home workouts. As someone who works from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. most days, it’s hard to convince myself to get to the gym after a long day.  Not to mention the fact that it’s free to work out at home! Most times, I work out in […]

New Year, New You!

By Kristin Walton, It’s a popular time for resolutions and working out, some things will stick and some will fade away. The problem when people set these fitness resloututions is that they eat, sleep and breathe the gym for the first few weeks and get burnt out. Getting healthy is a lifestyle change, slow […]

Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland

By Kristin Walton, Walking in a winter wonderland. Or should I run? Run from this “wonderland” filled with candy, brownies, and pie. Oh Santa, why in the world must you tempt me with reese’s filled cookies and my mom’s famous pumpkin bread. What did I ever do to you? Did I come up there […]

Fitness Corner: Double Whammy!

From my boot campers, I get a lot of questions about what to do when you only have 20-30 minutes to work out. To be honest, you can get all of your muscles worked in that amount of time it’s just about pairing muscle groups together. My aunt was asking how to fit it all […]

Fitness Guru: Don’t Become a Turkey on Thanksgiving

By Kristin Walton, Freddy Krougar, Michael, or that crazy Saw movie guy have nothing when it comes to scaring me as when I read this: a typical Thanksgiving dinner is about 4,000 calories. To burn this off, you would have to run for 7 hours, do 20 hours of yoga, or lift weights for […]

“I’m Gonna Barf”

By Kristin Walton, Getting “whoozy” is a common feeling when working out. Truth is, if you haven’t ever felt that way, chances are you don’t know what it’s like to push yourself to the limit. Now, by no means am I saying that I want you to workout ’til you collapse, but when or […]

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