Atlanta fitness news and advice from B98.5's fitness lover Madison James

AMAF: This workout is NOT child’s play

1:44 pm Sep. 21, 2015

No games are being played on this playground while Madison James is on it. Check out this week’s “Atlanta’s Mad About Fitness” workout. Madison picks the perfect spot to get the arms and abs burning.

AMAF: Feel the burn

1:05 pm Sep. 21, 2015

Atlanta’s Madison James gives you a fitness workout you can feel in the deltoids, triceps and thighs.

Plyos in the Park

4:04 pm Jul. 14, 2015

Atlanta, I’m not playing this month. I had to have a “gut check” with myself. No matter your fitness level, sometimes we get too comfortable. Yes, I put myself in that group. Life happens and things happen — it’s about what you are going to do to change the outcome! The backdrop for the training this month will be the lovely Piedmont Park. Please take into account that it’s

Easy At-Home Floor Exercises

10:06 am Jun. 25, 2015

Wow, it’s been a true hot Atlanta summer. Please do your best to stay hydrated! You might be finding it very difficult to work out in the heat. So for you I have a great, simple (and I say that with a smile) floor workout. In the video I have a step, but you can also roll up a towel and get the same workout. My main focus this week

Burpees & Plank Exercises

5:49 pm Jun. 16, 2015

Oh, ATL… I was on some crazy juice when I designed this workout. I really love to add this into my High Intensity Training workouts (also known at HIT). For example, when I’m at the park I’ll add this in between hill or stair runs/sprints. But before you say, “Madison, this workout is too much for me!” — you can do this workout solo and work your way up to incorporating spints

Standing Crunches, Upper Body Toning

4:42 pm Jun. 16, 2015

Summertime has you busy, and finding the time to work out is hard with the kids out of school. But these are the curveballs that life throws you, so that means you have to make time. I have for you a great, quick workout to target the abs and upper body. All you need are two-to-10 lb. dumbbells. Hey, 4th of July is a few weeks away — let’s make

Killer workout for biceps and shoulders

7:33 pm May. 20, 2015

What was I thinking? This week is a very intense workout — for all levels. But what great arms we’ll have this summer.

If you are new to working out, I suggest you do this a couple time without weight. If you are a workout pro, start with 5 pounds and progress to 10 pounds. Please don’t go above 10 pounds; we don’t want to add too much stress on those