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

AMAF: Workout to sculpt and tone the upper body

2:56 pm May. 13, 2015

I hope you’re ready to take it up a notch. Last week was a just an introduction; this week we are adding weights.

This is a great example how to step up your workout. My newbies keep the weight under 5 pounds. Workout pros, LOL … Please add a little more weight.

The goal this week, well every week, is to get better. The focus will be on the legs and upper

AMAF: These lunges will burn those calories

4:58 pm May. 7, 2015

Major leg time! Summer is around the corner, and it’s time to pour on the workout gas.
Your legs will be on fire but ready for summer.
This is for all levels, and in a few weeks, I will show you how to amp up this workout.
The only thing you need this week is you — no equipment. Lets get started!

AMAF: Make your own workout

7:58 pm Apr. 28, 2015

This week is a recap of all the workout videos from this month.

I want you to look closely and take notes because I have a fitness homework assignment for you!

I want you to design your own circuit workout. Take one exercise from each workout and make your own workouts for the week. I have only one rule. You must incorporate at least one jump rope exercise in each workout.  No skipping the jump rope (no pun

AMAF: Get a workout in just 15 minutes

5:38 pm Apr. 22, 2015

Hey, I’m back. Last week’s video was a challenging one, so this week I wanted to show you a simple workout. That does not mean it’s not a challenging.

All you need is a simple jump rope, but if you don’t have a jump rope, you can still do it.  Just pretend you have a jump rope — you know I’m not hearing excuses. This is a no excuses zone!!

Grab your rope and get

AMAF: Core and upper body workout

1:17 pm Apr. 20, 2015

This week I took it up a notch. This workout will is for those of you who are a little more advanced. But, that does not mean my beginners can try it.

The Bosu ball can be purchased for less than $100, but there are so many things you can do with it. Many look into adding it to their home gym.

If you don’t have one, don’t worry; you can still

AMAF: Take Madison’s fitness challenge

2:21 pm Apr. 8, 2015

This week is all about challenges. I want to push you outside your comfort zone.

Get ready for cardio and muscle-toning exercises with complex movements. I am targeting those shoulders, legs and abs. So you will feel the burn! But that’s OK, don’t be afraid to venture into new territory. That is only way you will see change!

For this week video all you need are hand weights. First-timers should stick

AMAF: Legs, legs, legs

12:16 pm Apr. 6, 2015

Every fitness lover has their favorite body part to work. I love to work my legs.

And when I say legs, I’m talking from the behind down to the calf. In order to keep the workouts fresh, I like mixing up different combinations of exercises that target the legs.

This routine requires an exercise band and a great attitude. You will feel it during and after the workout. As always, remember

AMAF: Killer workout for killer abs

3:31 pm Mar. 25, 2015

Wow! Warm weather and springtime are in full effect in Atlanta. Does the thought of warm weather send you into a swimsuit panic? No need to worry. I have put together a great abdominal workout that will have you washboard-ready.
This workout will have your abs on fire, so be warned. But remember, in order to see those killer abs, make sure your fueling your body every few hours. Focus on

Atlanta’s Mad About Fitness: Strength training for the upper body

5:37 pm Mar. 4, 2015

I’m back with another great workout, this time to tone the upper body. Everyone wants toned arms, so don’t let your level of fitness keep you from reaching your goal. You can modify  these exercises by doing them from sitting position if you have any limitations. If you are a little more mobile, you can take the workout to another level, which I will show you in the video.  

Let’s go

Atlanta’s Mad about Fitness: Workout for all levels

4:09 pm Mar. 2, 2015

Did the bad weather have you stuck in the house?  Or maybe the kids schedule have you running all over town? Things happen so we have to find a way to fit in a quick workout.  This workout covers everything, a little cardio — well maybe a lot — some strength training and full body toning.  For this week’s video, all you need is a step or raised surface and