Author Archives: Bonny Osterhage


How to Stop Making Excuses and Get Fit

There’s an expression that says, “If you want to do something badly enough, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.” This rings especially true when it comes to fitness. This is the time of year that people get derailed from their fitness goals and resolutions before they… Read More
  • Bonny Osterhage |
  • February 4, 2020
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Beginner at the Gym? 10 Ways to Overcome Feeling Insecure

As a cycle and fitness instructor, I see it at the start of every new year: gyms and studios overflowing with new, eager faces ready to embark on their fitness journeys. They're confident that this will be the year they reach their goals. Unfortunately, within a couple of months, I… Read More
  • Bonny Osterhage |
  • January 17, 2020
bruise on a leg

It Is Normal… to Bruise More Easily

If you tumble down the stairs or whack your elbow on a table, you probably expect to see a colorful bruise shortly thereafter. But if you are turning black and blue at the slightest bump, or you notice a new bruise and don’t know how it got there, you might… Read More
  • Bonny Osterhage |
  • July 12, 2019
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You’re Not Too Old For… a Bikini

Last year, Kelly Ripa's husband, Mark Consuelos, posted a photo to his Instagram account of his then-47-year-old wife in a bikini on the beach. She looked amazing, but haters gonna hate. Since they couldn’t shame her well-toned body, they shamed her age instead, saying that she was “too old” to… Read More
  • Bonny Osterhage |
  • April 17, 2019
SHOULDERS front raise

4 Moves That Sculpt the Sexiest Shoulders

Strong, toned arms not only make a woman feel empowered, they make it easier for her to do life’s daily functions. If carrying groceries and grand babies isn't inspiration enough, good arms look sexy as hell. In a three-part series, trainer Bonny Osterhage shows you how to sculpt your shoulders,… Read More
  • Bonny Osterhage |
  • March 6, 2019
TRICEPS overhead extension

5 Moves to Tone Your Triceps

Triceps are the most common obsession for my over-40 clients. Not so lovingly referred to as bat wings, that underside of the upper arm that wiggles and jiggles can really cause us women grief. The best way to improve the overall appearance of that area? Weight training. (No surprise there.)… Read More
  • Bonny Osterhage |
  • March 5, 2019
Bicep Curl

4 Moves to Build Better Biceps

Many women shy away from bicep work for fear of bulking up. But unless you are training for a body building competition, there’s very little chance of that happening. Most women lack the testosterone necessary to support massive muscle gains. But they can develop strong, shapely arms — and the… Read More
  • Bonny Osterhage |
  • March 4, 2019
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8 Trainers Over 40 Share Their 2019 Fitness Goals

This is the time of year when many of us make resolutions to live our healthiest lives — including fitness trainers. We asked eight trainers over 40 to share their fitness goals. Whether you are just starting out, trying to get back on track, or want to take it to… Read More
  • Bonny Osterhage |
  • January 3, 2019
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How Cryotherapy and Infrared Saunas Help Heal

When it comes to sports recovery and pain relief, some people are going to extremes — extreme temperatures, that is. Check almost any Instagram feed (including mine) and you’ll probably find friends freezing in cryotherapy chambers or basking in the heat of an infrared sauna. But beyond serving as selfie… Read More
  • Bonny Osterhage |
  • March 8, 2018

About Bonny Osterhage

Bonny Osterhage

Bonny Osterhage is co-founder and small-group trainer at BodyArchitecture Personal Training and Fitness in San Antonio, Texas.