Category Archives: Fitness


Product Review: SlimClip Case

I am SO excited to do this product review because this is hands down one of the most annoying parts of being active that just never seems to have a good solution! Until now-SlimClip Case to the rescue...Read More

What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise and How It Makes Us Happier

By Guest Blogger, Michele Smarty  Does exercise make us happier? I am a gym rat because exercise always makes me happier. For a long time, I have been searching for the fact: what does exer...Read More

How a 5K Saved My Life

I grew up playing sports year round, but when I got to college that part of my life was no longer. All of a sudden, my activity level took a nose dive and I found myself feeling the ramifications of t...Read More

Making Fitness a Lifestyle

Becoming fit and healthy is now a trend. And of course, many people wouldn’t want to be left out - they joined the craze to be in good shape. However, a very small percentage of those who have tried...Read More

Why Celebrities Love Yoga

I like to read celebrity interviews about women who are great examples of combining a fit body with femininity. Two of my favorites are Jennifer Aniston and Giada De Laurentiis and these two ladies sw...Read More

Stretching Exercises to Keep You Flexible

I recently did a post on How to Know Exactly what Muscles You're Stretching and shared some amazing visuals from David Wolfe's site. I always get such a great response to these types of posts so I wan...Read More

Spring into Fitness

With warmer weather finally here, we excitedly open our windows for the first time in months. We hear the birds chirping, see flowers blooming and are immersed in the sense of newness spring offers us...Read More

Berries do the Body Good

As a Certified Nutritional Consultant and Personal Trainer, I build my clients’ programs around nutrition and fitness. I teach them that healthy weight loss will not happen overnight and they will h...Read More

Body Weight Workouts

So often we stumble upon the latest fitness equipment and feel that we can't work out until we buy it but this is simply untrue. I love incorporating a variety of tools into my fitness program but I n...Read More

Pre & Post Workout Snacks-Clean Eating means Clean Energy

Proper nourishment is important before and after a workout. You have to eat the right kinds of food whenever you exercise for sustained energy, optimal performance and better recovery. I usually recom...Read More

Better Results in Less Time-HIIT!

If you are a busy person who is always pressed for time or just someone excited to see fitness results in no time, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is perfect for you! As its name implies, this...Read More

FitKim Featured on Booya Fitness: Campus Workouts

Just because you’re super-busy and stuck on campus, doesn’t mean you can’t fit in a workout  – or that it has to feel like a chore.  Try these tips for staying fit while having a bla...Read More

Eliminating Toxins through Exercise

Toxins are all around us – from the environment we live in, the air we breathe and even from the food we eat. No wonder our body is highly prone to toxin build up!  Accumulated toxic compounds with...Read More

She Fit Sports Bra Review

When choosing what you’ll wear to work out in, you wouldn’t think that picking out a sports bra would be such a big deal. But for those that actively work out, you know what I’m talking about. I...Read More

Summer SlimDown Workout Series: Love Your Lower Body

This is part 3 of my Summer SlimDown Workout Series-Love Your Lower Body! Warm up for a few minutes 2-3 rounds total (try to go continuously, but rest if needed) One Legged Squats- 10 reps eac...Read More

Summer SlimDown Workout Series: Awesome Abs Blaster

This is part 2 of my 3 part Summer Slimdown Workout Series. Here is part 1 of this series: Goodbye Flabby Arms Workout Details for my program can be found at 21 Days 2 a New You! Warm up for ...Read More

Summer SlimDown Workout Series: Goodbye Flabby Arms

This is part 1 of my 3 part Summer Slimdown Workout Series. Details for my program can be found at 21 Days 2 a New You! Warm up for a few minutes 15 reps of each exercise, 2-3 rounds total (t...Read More

21 Days 2 a New You! Challenge

UPDATE: Please go HERE to register for the challenge and get all the details. Thanks! Hi, everyone! I'm so excited to embark on this challenge with you because I know it can help you lose weight, ...Read More

FitKim Podcast Interview with Inspired Conversations

I had the opportunity to do a really fun podcast interview with Amy Schuber, creator of Inspired Conversations. Here's where you can listen in as well as find out more about Amy! http://inspiredc...Read More

3 Tips to Stay Healthy (and slim!) this Summer

There are so many reasons to love summer, but gaining weight is not one of them. How many times have you found yourself giving into the many food temptations surrounding parties and family get-toget...Read More

FitKim partners with NutraSumma as a Brand Ambassador!

I am so excited to announce that I am now a Brand Ambassador for NutraSumma supplements! You have no idea how much I love this company. When I was searching to find a vegetarian protein powder that ac...Read More

It's all in the Core

Most people think that core exercises focus on building six packs and well-toned abs. And if you think the same way, you're definitely missing the a big part of it. Core exercises involve groups of mu...Read More

How to Lose Weight Without Dieting!

Have you tried diet after diet without getting long-term results? Watch this video to learn how I lost over 30 pounds without dieting! Like this post? Check out my 21 Days 2 a New You P...Read More

Here's to a Healthy Heart!

Have you ever gone up a few flight of stairs and found yourself totally winded? I think it's at this moment that a lot of us come to the realization that we have let ourselves get terribly out of shap...Read More

FitKim's Favorite Protein Powders!

Are you looking for plant-based protein powders that actually taste good? Check out my review of the best ones around! *The information on this site is designed for educational pu...Read More

How to Set Goals & Stick with Them!

Do you wish you could finally accomplish your goals? Listen to a few easy tips I've used for years to attract everything in my life:)! Like this post? Check out my 21 Days 2 a New You Progr...Read More

The Ketogenic Diet

By Raime Spence, Guest Blogger Here I go again on yet another nutrition adventure and what would one of my journeys be without an informative article to accompany it? Recently my husband and I deci...Read More

The Treadmill Challenge

When I began training for my first marathon, I quickly became addicted to running outside. Unless the weather included lightening or snow storms, I refused to run indoors. I found the treadmill mund...Read More

Spice Up Fitness

Starting a journey towards fitness and staying on track isn’t as daunting as you think. It certainly requires hard work, and you are bound to encounter challenges along the way, but that’s what ma...Read More

Fitting in Fitness

In my field, the biggest objection I hear from people in regard to sticking to an exercise program is not having enough time. In my early twenties, I faced the same challenge while beginning my career...Read More

Fitness in Tandem

The benefits of being physically active go beyond keeping you fit and looking great. Physical activity lowers the risk of developing adverse health outcomes, and improves overall health and quality of...Read More

Press Release: The FitKim Lifestyle!

Austin author hands over simple fitness tips in new health guide Published July 29, 2014 | By Chuck Raagas AUSTIN, Texas — Author Dr. Kimberly Olson’s new book, “The FitKim Lifestyle” is...Read More

Hydrate Your Workout

Exercise doesn’t always have to be on land. In fact, there are numerous exercises that can be performed and enjoyed in the water as well. These are no-sweat workouts that will leave you feeling cool...Read More

The Confidence Cure

With health trends stressing slim and well-toned bodies for both men and women, people are becoming increasingly aware of health and fitness. Many people struggle to be in good shape, and some may suf...Read More

Bouncing Back

Whether it be post-baby, post-vacation or post-my-life-got-crazy, bouncing back into the good habits you had going before can be very difficult. This is often why people go months or even years withou...Read More

FitKim Workout #4 Yoga Fitness

Do you think Yoga is easy? Try this 20 minute Yoga workout! Warm Up 20 seconds on & 10 seconds rest: Chair Poses Squat with a Back Leg Kick Chair Poses Squat with a Back Leg Kic...Read More

FitKim in Womens Lifestyle Magazine: Creating Healthy Habits

When the weather finally begins to stay warm, we naturally become motivated to give our home a spring makeover, organize our workspace and even get a new hairstyle. With this boost of natural energy, ...Read More

Girls Gone Sporty Interviews FitKim!

It may be true that you can’t do everything all at once, but if Kimberly Olson from FitKim is any indicator, it is possible to do a little bit of everything. This fitness inspiration juggles a full ...Read More

Booty Boot Camp

DOWNLOAD Booty Boot Camp Now! Like this post? Check out my 21 Days 2 a New You Program and see how you can get my book for free! *The information on this site is designed for educational pur...Read More

FitKim Featured in Womens Lifestyle Magazine: The Secret is Lean Muscle

If you are asked to think of muscle, you will probably imagine a buff male model or a bulky wrestler. We often associate muscular physiques to body builders, models, athletes and males. On the contra...Read More

Spring Break Beach Body Workout

Is your body ready for spring break?  These exercises are a must to get you feeling great in your bikini! Do 10 reps of each, moving from one exercise to the next. You can rest for 30-60 sec...Read More

Taking the Fear out of Fitness

Through the years, not only have I had many personal experiences with varying fitness challenges, I’ve also had the chance to work with thousands of others. For one reason or another, we often find ...Read More

FitKim Featured in Taste for Life Magazine: Yoga for the Heart

When we talk about caring for the heart, probably the first thing that pops into our minds is diet and exercise. But there is definitely more than just diet and traditional exercises when it comes...Read More

To see results rather quickly, how long should you work out per day, and how many times per week?

The recommended guidelines are about 30-60 minutes of physical activity on most days. I like to encourage three days of strength training and two to three days of cardio, along with one day of flexibi...Read More

FitKim Featured in Womens Lifestyle Magazine: Your Best Year Yet

I have to be honest, this is absolutely my favorite time of year. I know it sounds cliché, but I love the promise of hope, renewal and a chance to start over. We spend the last couple of months of t...Read More

Rev Up Your Metabolism-Workout #1

This is the first workout for my 3 part series to Rev up Your Metabolism! You can get a total body workout in just 20 minutes! PRINTABLE PDF:  Rev Up Your Metabolism-Workout #1 Watch many FitKim w...Read More

How many calories do you have to burn per day to start seeing results?

FitKim Q & A Your daily calorie burn is based on a combination of height, weight and physical activity so obviously this varies greatly by person. To determine an ideal calorie burn for yoursel...Read More

Hobbies are Healthy

By Raime Spence, Guest Blogger             Recently the subject of hobbies has come up in several conversations with family and friends.  Everything from what we’ve always wanted to d...Read More

FitKim Featured in Women's Lifestyle Magazine: Spreading the Health

While holiday gift shopping can be difficult, I say the gift of health is always a safe option. Help your loved ones head into the New Year healthier and happier by encouraging a wholesome lifestyle w...Read More

FitKim Featured in Womens Lifestyle Magazine: Eat, Drink and Be Fit!

Looking back at this year so far, you may have made some great lifestyle changes such as eating better or consistently working out. You finally feel good in the clothes you’re wearing and are prou...Read More

How to Get your Body Back after Pregnancy

Guest Blogger, Angelena Riggs My name is Angelena Riggs, I am the mother of a beautiful little girl.  Before I became a stay at home mom I was a full time personal trainer and nutrition coach at L...Read More

FitKim Featured in Womens Lifestyle Magazine: Throwing Out the Scale

This can’t be right; there is no way I haven’t lost any weight!” Does this sound familiar to you? You finally make the commitment to start a fitness program and eat better, only to be utterly ...Read More

Fall Fitness Workout #3

Looking for a quick workout that blasts fat and boosts metabolism? Try my Fall Fitness Workout #3! Like this post? Check out my 21 Days 2 a New You Program and see how you can get my book for...Read More

FitKim on WZZM 13: Jump Start Your Weight Loss

(WZZM) - It is hard to stick to a weight loss plan because at some point, we all give in to the cravings. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a magic bullet to get started? We're going to talk about so...Read More

Fall Fitness Workout #2

Do each exercise for 1 minute, move to the next without rest. Do as many rounds as you can! • 10 Pulse Squat with a Jump • Manmakers • Happy Crabs ~by Kimberly Olson About Me ...Read More

Fall Fitness Workout #1

Do each exercise for 1 minute, move to the next without rest. Do as many rounds as you can! Side Lunge Burpee with a Pushup Dumbbell Crossover Side Plank with Toe Tap Touches ~by Kimber...Read More

How to Stay Fit this Fall

Want to avoid the typical holiday weight gain? Find out my three tips to stay fit this fall! ~by Kimberly Olson About Me FitKim ...Read More

Fitting in Fitness

FitKim featured in Womens Lifestyle Magazine: Fitting in Fitness!...Read More

FitKim's Secret to Flat Abs

Want to know the real secret to getting the flat abs you've always wanted? Take a look at this video to find out how simple it is! Like this post? Click here to see how you can get my 30 Day ...Read More

Sizzling Summer Workout

Need to whip your body into shape but short on time? Try my Sizzling Summer Workout that only requires two full body exercises! Turkish Getup-5 on each side Manmakers-10 total Repeat set a...Read More

What is The FitKim Lifestyle?

What is The FitKim Lifestyle? The FitKim Lifestyle is a complete guide to teaching you everything you need to know to live healthier, become more active and learn how to finally lose those stubborn...Read More

Are You Skinny Fat?

Twenty years ago the average fashion model weighed 8% less than the average woman. Fast forward to today, this same model weighs 23% less! To top that off, most runway models meet the BMI (body mass...Read More

Are Athletes Really Healthy?

While training for my first marathon, I was obsessed with Runner’s World magazine. I loved reading all of the inspirational stories about superior athletes and those that overcame amazing odds. But ...Read More

Foods that Make You Fit

It never ceases to amaze me how much time we spend in the gym, only to sabotage our efforts unknowingly with our diets. We continue to plod along for several weeks, only to throw in the towel after ...Read More

Bootcamp Calendar and Waiver

Health & Fitness Calendar Liability Waiver...Read More

Full Body Static Stretching Exercises

Have you always wondered whether or not stretching is important? Watch this video to see how you can reduce injury, prevent soreness and become more flexible! Like this post? Click here to see ...Read More

Bikini Beach Body by Spring Break

Is your body ready for spring break? These exercises are a must to get you feeling great in your bikini! Pushups Tricep Dips Snow Angels 3 Second Side Planks Lunges Squats *The...Read More

How to Get Rid of Unwanted Body Fat

Do you have an area on your body that has some extra fat?  Watch this video to learn how to get rid of unwanted body fat! Like this post? Check out my 21 Days 2 a New You Program and see h...Read More

Ready, Set, Goal!

As December comes to a close, we are already consciously (or subconsciously) planning our yearly New Year’s resolutions. We are filled with that delicious sense of hope that maybe, just maybe, thi...Read More

HIIT It! Workout

Need a workout when traveling? This High Intensity Interval Training will definitely do the trick! Do each exercise for 1 minute-complete as many rounds as you can! Jumping Jacks Pushups ...Read More

Sweat over Starbucks?

I look back on certain decisions I’ve made and realize that these defining moments have had more of an impact on my life than I could ever imagine. With the average person making about 35,000 decis...Read More

15 Minute Ab Workout

Short on time? I challenge you to work this 15 minute ab workout into your schedule! Do each exercise for 1 minute-if you can’t make a minute, rest for a quick second and finish it up! High...Read More

Pilates in Pregnancy

By Isabella Woods, Guest Blogger As any pregnant mum to be knows, exercise during pregnancy can be vital to help you stay positive, keep in shape, and even prepare your body for the stresses and stra...Read More

FitKim Workout #9: Hot Legs Cardio Workout

Are you dying to get hot legs with a little cardio? Try this quick and effective workout! 5 Minute Warm Up-light cardio (your choice) Jog/Run for 1 minute 10 Jump Squats Jog/Run for 1 m...Read More

Medicine Ball Bonus Video

BONUS Video for my original Medicine Ball Workout! *The information on this site is designed for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. It is ...Read More

FitKim Workout #8 Resistance Band Workout

All you need for this quick workout is a resistance band-get ready to tone! Warm Up 20 seconds on & 10 seconds rest-COMPLETE 4 rounds: Tires Skaters Arm Swings Leg Swings Worko...Read More

FitKim Workout #7: The Medicine Ball

Awesome Medicine Ball Workout! Who knew one piece of exercise equipment could be so versatile??? Warm Up 20 seconds on & 10 seconds rest-COMPLETE 4 rounds: Butt Kicks Quick Feet Jumping Jacks ...Read More

Let the Body Heal Itself

I love all of the coincidences in life that seem accidental but are really not at all. Have you ever been in a difficult situation or dilemma and later realized it was meant to be? If we take the ti...Read More

How to Get Your Dream Body

Want to know the secret to getting the body you have always wanted? It's easier than you think! Like this post? Check out my 21 Days 2 a New You Program and see how you can get my book for free!...Read More

FitKim Workout #6-Kettlebells Part Two

Here’s a kick-butt full body kettlebell workout incorporating stability, strength & endurance. Get ready to sweat! Workout 1 minute for exercise with 15 seconds rest-COMPLETE 2 rounds: Stiff ...Read More

Is Your Environment Active?

I had the opportunity to spend the weekend in Austin, Texas. If you have never been there before, you are immediately blown away at how active the whole entire community is. Wherever we wen...Read More

FitKim Workout #5-Kettlebells Part One

Always wanted to use Kettlebells but not sure how? Check out how amazing this workout is! Workout 1 minute for exercise with 15 seconds rest-COMPLETE 2 rounds: Hand Two Hand Swing 1 Arm Row Sing...Read More

Can you Walk yourself Thin?

After teaching a grueling cycling class, one of my students stayed after to share her weight loss progess. She excitedly spoke about how she started her weight loss journey by walking and lost 80 poun...Read More

Beautiful from the Inside Out

This evening, I had the opportunity to be a judge in a high school Pageant that awarded college scholarships, and it proved to be a huge eye opener for me. Throughout the interview process, swimw...Read More

FitKim Workout #3-Core Strength

20 minute Core strength using a stability ball! Warm Up 20 seconds on & 10 seconds rest: Side-to-Sides Arm Swings Side-to-Sides Arm Swings Workout 1 minute for exercise with 15 seconds ...Read More

Plowing through a Plateau

If you're anything like most exercisers or those trying to lose weight, you have hit a plateau before. If you are one of the lucky few who haven't, just know that it can happen. Although it can...Read More

Multitasking Workouts

I have been scouring a mad amount of Internet data over the last 2 months, and I just realized that I have been following the same multitasking pattern for many years. Let me explain. While training ...Read More

I LOVE being active!

I just got done teaching my second spin class this week, and had a huge revelation. Half way through the class, completely covered in sweat, I smile. I look at the students in my class giving their ...Read More

FitKim Workout #2 Butt & Thighs

20-Minute Power workout focusing on the large muscle groups! Warm Up 20 seconds on & 10 seconds rest: Butt Kicks Quick Feet Butt Kicks Quick Feet Workout 1 minute for exercise with 15 sec...Read More

FitKim Workout #1

Beginner workout here-strength, stability & endurance in 20 minutes! Warm Up 20 seconds on & 10 seconds rest: Jump Roping Jumping Jacks Jump Roping Jumping Jacks Workout 1 minute for e...Read More

FitKim Workout #2: Butt & Thighs

20-Minute Power workout focusing on the large muscle groups! Warm Up 20 seconds on & 10 seconds rest: Butt Kicks Quick Feet Butt Kicks Quick Feet Workout 1 minute for exercise with 15 seco...Read More

Fitness Basics: The Essentials

Want to start a fitness program? This is what you will need to get started! Fitness Essentials: Jump Rope Water Bottle Yoga Mat Medicine Ball Dumbbells Balance Ball Watch with Timer or St...Read More