Fit Women’s Weekly Live Review

I am not getting paid to promote this, I am paying for my own membership. I just really like these workouts and want to share them. I am also hoping some of my friends sign up so we can workout together online.

Today I am excited to share the streaming gym I have been using over the last several months! Welcome to my virtual gym Fit Women’s Weekly Live. And yes that is my computer on my sofa. It is currently reaching 115 degrees here in the afternoon so working out in the garage isn’t an option right now.

That is Kindal on my computer screen leading a workout in her gym. Kindal and her husband Dan own and operate a women’s fitness studio in Charleston, South Carolina, called This Time Fitness. When COVID hit they took their gym and clients online and offered their workouts over Facebook. I have followed Kindal off and on over the years from her fitness blog and podcast.

I am always interested in how other trainers train so when she began offering the workouts for free I jumped on the chance to try them out. I loved them so much that when they created a membership option I signed up.

I started doing these workouts in April and then signed up for the six week challenge. It was fantastic! It motivated me so much. Plus it was so good for me mentally to take an hour out of my day to focus on my overall health. It also helped me stop stress eating all the chocolate in our house, lol.

Here is my picture from April and July. I have lost 5 pounds and overall endurance has improved so much. Also I feel super weird taking these pictures now and posting them online, hahahaha, the difference between 36 years old Tam and 28 year old Tam.

I love the live workouts when I can catch them. And if I can’t, I don’t have to worry about missing them because I can do them later. There are always 30 days of previous workouts to stream so you won’t be without tons of options.

I love the accountability of my online gym! I can communicate in real time if I am doing the workouts live but if not I generally get a response back within a few hours. Below is a picture of a sweaty selfie that I uploaded after a workout. You totally don’t have to do this, I just know that as a trainer I always get happy to see my clients working hard and sweating, so I like to share the love with Dan and Kindal.

The FWWL Schedule & What You Need

Here is what the week looks like. I am going to post the live streaming in Arizona time :).

  • Mondays 7am or 1pm – Intervals
  • Tuesdays 7am or 2:30pm -Weights
  • Wednesdays 7am or 1pm – Legs
  • Thursdays 7am or 2:30pm – Arms
  • Fridays 6am or 1pm – Kettlebells
  • Sundays 10am – Stretch

Equipment needed is super minimal. Which is good because there is a shortage on dumbbells, kettlebells, and anything else fitness related at the moment. As long as you have a set of dumbbells or a kettlebell you will be good to go. If you also have a jumprope and bands that is great too but not to worry if you don’t.

The cost of a monthly membership is $57. This includes 2 live workouts each day Monday – Friday plus a Sunday stretch and 30 days worth of previously recorded workouts. You can also upload video of yourself performing exercises to have your form evaluated.

The workouts are so much fun. It is something different every single time. Both Dan and Kindal are great. You will get a great workout with either trainer but they have different training styles and intensity levels. Kindal typically does the morning class and Dan the afternoon. Every single workout I have done has pushed me and challenged me.

The workouts last around 50 minutes. This was such a change from what I had been doing. I had been maybe working out 30 minutes around 2-3 times a week. Now I have been consistently doing hourlong workouts 5 days a week.

There is also the community aspect which I love. If you do the workouts live you can talk with other members during the rest breaks via Facebook. You might even make a new friend or two :). Sam B. if you are reading this I hope you are having a great day!

Want To Do The 8 Week Summer Shred With Me?

The next challenge is starting on Monday. I am so excited! If you are on the fence about these workouts keep reading for a free 3 day trial offer below. The Summer Shred is an 8 week challenge that starts on July 20th.

Everyone gets a t-shirt, winner gets a prize package, and the 8 week challenge ends with a virtual field day. There is also going to be tracking page so you can see your progress throughout the 8 weeks.

If you sign up for a monthly membership, $57, you can add the cost of the challenge on for $35. For the entire 8 weeks the total cost is $149. That includes two months of access to Fit Women’s Weekly Live plus the cost of the challenge.

To read more about the Summer Shred and to view payment options click HERE.

If you want to try the workouts, check out the online community and decide if it’s something you want to be a part of here is what you can do:

1️⃣ Go to:
2️⃣ Ask to join, and she will approve you. 

It’s that easy. Your 3 days start and that’s plenty of time to see why I have been loving these home workouts so much! Jump on this soon because I am not sure how long Kindal will be offering a FREE 3 day trial, plus you still have time to join the 8 week challenge if you enjoy the workouts.

There are also 30 days worth of previously recording workouts you can stream in addition to live workouts that happen twice a day, 5 days a week!

I would love to see you in there working out with me!


My Husband Is A Firefighter, Please Stop Saying COVID-19 Is “Just The Flu”

In January I began to follow what was happening in China. Then I followed what was happening in South Korea. I came across this tweet from a local reporter…

She later went on in the thread to state that around 40 doctors had signed up to help in the hours after the email was to 5700 of Mr. Lee’s colleagues.

And now I am reading about Italy. And I am so concerned for the United States.

If you have not read about this parade and how we can flatten the curve of pandemics by cancelling public gatherings here is an excellent article from The Smithsonian. Philadelphia Threw a WWI Parade That Gave Thousands of Onlookers the Flu.

As of the time of this writing on March 14th the United States has 2,499 cases, 51 deaths, and 49 recovered. Many experts are saying we are days behind Italy. Italy has 17,660 cases, 1,266 deaths, and 1,433 recovered.

UPDATE: As of March 15th the United States has 3,083 cases, 60 deaths, and 56 recovered. Italy has 21,157 cases, 1,441 deaths, and 1,966 recovered.

My husband is a firefighter. We are not wanting to spread panic or to live in fear but we are making decisions with the information we have seen from experts. We are staying home. He is going to work. We are praying for his safety and for everyone who is on the frontline for this pandemic.

Please I am begging you to stop spreading misinformation about the coronavirus. This isn’t the flu and it is not a hoax.


Here are just a few stories of those who are at the frontline. These men and women are being exposed to this virus they can’t see or readily detect. Across the United States healthcare workers are literally weeks, some even days away, from running out of supplies and unable to order more. 

The City of Kirkland, Washington currently has 1/3 of the Fire Department under quarantine because of known virus exposure. First responders were tested to see if they were positive but because it took so long to test the samples they expired. 

EvergreenHealth a hospital at the heart of the outbreak in Washington last night reported that they only have a 4 day supply of gloves left. UPDATE: EvergreenHealth doctor tests positive for coronavirus, in critical condition.

You can read more about what is happening in Washington below..

In Maricopa County Arizona where I reside, the county no longer will quarantine healthcare workers and 1st responders for 14 days if they are exposed to the virus and are asymptomatic. Instead they will check your temperature and monitor symptoms of workers before each shift.

Transmission of the virus can happen from a person who is asymptomatic. When those with known exposure return to work without being tested they may potentially be exposing others to this virus also.

My husbands department is not able to supply crews with surgical masks to place on a patients who are exhibiting signs of a respiratory illness. The Recommendations for EMS Clinicians and Medical First Responders provided by the CDC states that patient contact should be minimized until a facemask is on the patient. What happens when you don’t have surgical mask available to put on a patient?

More concerning is that due to the limited supply of N-95s crews are being asked to reuse their masks.

When a captain on my husband’s department asked about ordering surgical masks for patients he was told “Have you checked Home Depot?”

I am not trying to point blame because there is enough of that going on right now. But what is being reported by our federal and state governments isn’t even close to what is happening to those on the frontline of this pandemic.

San Jose Fire Department in California is, slowly through testing, showing they may have a cluster that has developed undetected. They currently have 8 members who have tested positive with 1 in the hospital. There are 43 under quarantine. Update: The sick firefighters also have multiple family members who have tested COVID-19 positive, the union added, while other family members with symptoms of the virus were waiting for their test results.

In Georgia a fire station in the City of South Fulton is temporarily closed because three firefighters were exposed to a patient who tested positive for the coronavirus.

FDNY has two members who have tested positive, and 33 additional Firefighters are self-quarantined and the firehouse is being decontaminated. Currently, 99 total FDNY members are self-quarantined.

In New Jersey “We had a patient that we were thinking about releasing — he seemingly was recovering — and then, two days later, he was put in the ICU. The flu isn’t like that. People need to know this”

Spokane, Washington is reporting that more than 30 members of the Spokane Fire Department are in self-quarantine. Eight of the firefighters are showing symptoms and one of those eight is hospitalized.


“So what happens if you get exposed to this at work?” I ask.

My husband answers, “I won’t come home. I would stay at the station. I couldn’t bring that home to our family.”

This then brings up another question, “But then you are increasing the risk to others on the department.”

There are really no answers. We have none. He has yet to receive any form of communication on what would happen in the event of an exposure from his department.

Our school district has made the decision as of yesterday to remain open. We know that can change. If it doesn’t and it remains open we will not be sending our son to school. Children can be asymptomatic carriers of this virus. With Josh’s job we know our family is at a higher risk of exposure and we do not want to unknowingly spread the virus in our community. UPDATE: On March 15th, 2020 Governor Ducey announced the closure of Arizona schools from 3/16/20-3/27/20.

Several weeks ago we made the decision to stop attending services at our church. This was not made out of fear but in an abundance of caution. There are many who attend our congregation who are considered at higher risk and so we decided to distance ourselves.

We have also greatly increased our time spent at home. Our kids are going slightly stir crazy but that is ok. Yesterday we had to go to our accountant and sign for our taxes and the kids got so excited to drive up to the top of the parking garage.

Our visits to see grandparents and great grandparents are non existent at the moment. My mom calls her parents daily to check in and make sure they are ok. We are staying away and while this is hard we know it is necessary for this time.

Text messaging has taking on a sobering tone with the information that is being shared in our circle. We are staying connected and reaching out to family and friends to see if they have any needs and they are doing the same for us. Most importantly it is just nice knowing that we are not alone in this.

Needless to say this has made us more thankful for the simple everyday blessings like being together as a family and driving the car to top of the parking garage.

If you are unsure how to talk with your kids our daughters preschool supplied this link on Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource. A great resource if you aren’t sure where to get started.


We all have our part to play in this to help flatten the curve and give our healthcare workers, doctors, hospitals and 1st responders a fighting chance.

We don’t want to overwhelm our healthcare system.

There is so much misinformation floating around and that can cause panic. Be informed and go to trusted sources of information. My friend Dani over at KidNurse is offering free live webinars next week to teach parents what they need to know about Coronavirus Disease, how to take care of children, and how to avoid misinformation online. Please sign up here:!

MedCram has awesome updates on youtube with realtime information from a doctor. Please subscribed and follow. The latest video: Coronavirus Pandemic Update 36: Flatten The COVID-19 Curve, Social Distancing, Hospital Capacities

The International Association of Firefighters is updating their website twice a day to share the latest information to protect those on the frontline. They are asking that all 1st responders visit this website in the morning and evening for updates.

We are all in this together. Let’s all do our part to help flatten the curve and slow down the spread of this virus in all our communities. Stay safe!


Swanson Vitamins $100 Gift Card Giveaway

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Swanson Vitamins. I received the product as compensation.

Happy New Year! We just came back from a quick vacation in the snow. I hope you all had a great Christmas and safe New Year celebrations! Today I am teaming up with Swanson Vitamins to give one lucky reader $100 to spend on products from their online store.


My recent order from Swanson Vitamins included the following items:


Several of these items I have used before but a few of the products were new to me. After having Jesse and getting Mastitis I knew I needed to be taking a probiotic and was looking for something that would be good for myself and the baby. I happily discovered the Garden of Life Prenatal Probiotic and have been using it for the last several weeks. I love this probiotic! If you are pregnant or recently had a baby I highly recommend this product.


I ordered 4 bottles of Nordic Natural Kids Omega for the kids and in my tired and sleep deprived state I thought these were chewables but when they arrived they were soft-gels. I didn’t realize they were soft-gels until we opened a bottle, whoops. Swanson has a great return policy and we were able to return all the bottles, even the opened bottle, for the full refund.

If you are looking for some new items to try I would also suggest…

To enter the giveaway signup for Swanson email list, like The Workout Mama Facebook Page, and answer the following question in the comment section: Do you or your children take a multivitamin or another supplement? If you win the giveaway what would you buy with the $100?

The giveaway is open to residents in the United States and Canada and runs from January 5th until the 8th. The winner will be notified by email. Good luck!

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