May 2018 Challenge: Strong, Tough & Fierce!

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Summertime is a time for swimming pools, cookouts, & killer workouts! We are strong, but at the end of May we will be stronger, tougher and oh so fierce!

This month’s workout challenge is all about getting our legs, arms and abs into shape for bathing suit weather and summer training. If you’re thinking about pulling back and taking some time off, I hope you will reconsider because runners who train in the summer are the ones who put up shiny new personal records in the fall!

Don’t start all over later…keep going now! It’s up to you to stick with the program but if you do, you will come out tougher and stronger. Don’t give up on yourself…kick it into high gear and show the world what you’re made of!


May Challenge Detials:

In May we are switching things up a bit and following along with workout videos that will whip us into shape and will be easy to follow along with. This will also give us a little break from counting reps and sets and allow us to know exactly how long the day’s workout will take. Some days will be a little less strenuous to get us ready for days that will test our fitness and our dedication.

Tuesdays and Thursdays will be our BEAST MODE days with longer workout that will take 20 – 30 minutes each. Monday and Friday will take less time at around 10-15 minutes each. On Friday, we are attempting a short but tough ab workout that will test our strength. We will work our way up to being able to complete the full workout by the end of the month.

On Wednesday we are steering away from mental health day just a tad and adding in the oldy but goody Quick Morning Workout! This will only take a few minutes and is best done first thing in the morning to get your metabolism revved up for the rest of your day.

If your schedule doesn’t match up for Tuesday and Thursday, you can move things around but try to keep the legs and hips/glutes early in the week and arms and abs late week to avoid tired and sore legs for long runs.


Buddy System: As always, partnering up with a buddy is a great way to stay accountable. If you have a buddy team that is working and you want to stay together, that is great. If you are ready to switch things up that’s fine too. Totally up to you! If you would like help finding a buddy, please reach out and let us know and our Strong to the Core family will get you a great partner!


Below is our May Challenge Calendar. We start Tuesday, May 1st, with a “brutal hip and butt workout” so plan ahead to make sure you have time to get in this 30 minute burner!

It will be important to check our pinned post for the daily workout video, especially for the first week so you know which workout we are doing. You are welcome to save these videos and check back in with our calendar for the rest of the month but don’t forget to post and let us know how you are doing. As well as keeping you accountable, it may also inspire someone else to get it done too!


Don’t see our Strong to the Core May 2018 Challenge? In oder to be a part of our Core Crew family, get our daily workout plans, and get the accountability, motivation and support you need to reach your goals, you have to join Strong to the Core!

Find our more about our group and how you can be a part of our community here.

When you’re ready, we’re here and looking forward to meeting you and helping you reach your goals!

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August 2016 Challenge

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Our August 2016 Challenge is ready to go! If you’re a runner who wants to get stronger, faster, healthier and want to do it from home with a support group to cheer you on Strong to the Core is for you! For less than a gym membership you will get a monthly workout calendar with daily strength exercises, stretching, speed work, running drills, accountability, and support.

The cost is minimal…and if you don’t find that this group pushes you to be better and work harder…if you don’t love it, I will refund you what you paid – guaranteed.

Its time to get ready for those fall and winter races so now is the time to jump in and get started! Click here for more info on Strong to the Core and how to join.

Need a little more info? Strong to the Core breaks up our strength training into segments so you are working specific body parts each day. We leave the weekend open for those long runs and spread the strength out throughout the week. Here is how August looks.

  • Monday: Arms
  • Tuesday: Legs
  • Wednesday: Full Body
  • Thursday: Arms
  • Friday: Abs
  • Saturday & Sunday: Long Run & Rest

If you’re still unsure, please read through the Strong to the Core page and learn more about our group and about me. On this page you will find a link to messaScreen Shot 2016-07-31 at 1.06.42 PMge me directly and info on how to join.

The route to success is no mystery. It requires hard work and the dedication to apply the fundamentals on a consistent basis. Only you can decide wether or not you will succeed…but either way…you will be right!

Thank you for your interest and I hope you decide that now is the time to step it up! 🙂

—Amy Magdalein