Happy 25th Anniversary!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to our parents, Dave and Kendi Buesing.

25th anniversary



25 years ago today my mom, married my step-dad, Dave.

Dave has been the biggest blessing to my mom’s life and mine.   Extra bonus was me gaining a cool brother and sister, Chris and Missy!

25th family.

A few years later came Gabriel, making a true “His, Mine and Ours”


Have a Very Happy 25th Wedding Anniversary!!!


Can I Really Handle Insanity?

I think it’s safe to say the majority of people have heard of the Insanity workout thanks to the popular DVD program that hit America by storm a few years ago.  Luckily for those folks who enjoy working out with a group of people, rather than by themselves at home, Insanity Live was formed and became available in group exercise classes.   Insanity is one of the most challenging workouts I have offered in my fitness career, but in return, the most rewarding.

Insanity Logo


So, what is INSANITY?

It is a total-body conditioning program based on the principles of MAX Interval Training.  The  workout itself is based off blocks.   Each block consists of four moves, each move is performed for 30 seconds creating a 2 minute solid workout, followed by 30 seconds of rest.   Each block is repeated for a total of 3 times with the very last round followed by a 60 second power move.  To break it down it looks like this:

Block 1

  • Move 1 – 30 seconds
  • Move 2 – 30 seconds
  • Move 3 – 30 seconds
  • Move 4 – 30 seconds
  • Rest – 30 seconds
  • Repeat 2 times with the third round ending in a 60 second power move.



Insanity at 24 Hour Fitness – Omaha


How intense is it, really?

With MAX interval training workouts, intensity is critical and every interval must be performed with 100% effort.

Now, this is where I throw in my disclaimer.

100% effort.  This is 100% YOUR workout, so when I say 100% effort, it is YOURS to define.   It is not defined by the person standing next to you.  Not the instructor.  Not the person across the room from you.  You choose your level of exertion.  You choose your level of modification.

I give you the options, you choose the option that challenges you.

We are all at different levels of physical ability and fitness.   All I want to see is you working at YOUR 100%.  If I feel you aren’t going at your 100% I will move towards you and encourage you to keep pushing… 10 seconds left… now how many reps can you give me before that 5 seconds is up… ONE MORE REP!!!

 { Fist bump.  You did it. }

As long as you are working to your potential and pushing yourself just a little harder each time, then we are golden.  You are doing your job and I am doing mine.



Can I handle it… honestly?

The BIGGEST misconception is that you have to be super fit to take an Insanity class.  No, my friends.  You don’t have to be!   Insanity allows for beginners and athletes to workout together thanks to advanced moves and accompanying modifications.  No matter what level you choose, INSANITY is suitable for ALL fitness levels.  Like I mentioned before, the key is to work to your personal maximum capacity.   You will reap the same benefits as the person next to you no matter what level you choose.

100% is 100%   

Do what YOU can do and improve as you go.




Benefits of INSANITY:

  • Calorie & fat burning up to 16-24 hours post workout (EPOC – which I will explain another day)
  • Building lean, toned muscle
  • Healthy, happy heart ❤
  • Improved VO2 Max
  • Rocking metabolism
  • Results
  • Endorphins – the good stuff
  • New friends – because a bond is formed when anyone works out this hard together.



INSANITY is one of the top-selling fitness programs of all time. With nearly 2 million DVDs sold there has NEVER been a better time to get involved in INSANITY LIVE.

Join me:

Council Bluffs, IA YMCA

  • Tuesday | 5:30 – 6:00am
  • Tuesday | 4:45-5:15pm
  • Thursday | 5:30-6:00am
  • Thursday | 5:20-6:10pm


24 Hour Fitness – Cass Street – Omaha, NE

  • Saturday | 8:15am-8:50am
    • followed by 30 minutes of Abs and Toning class (also instructed by me)


IWCC – Staff and Employees Only

  • Wednesday – 4:45-5:35pm


Unable to Join My Classes?

Join me virtually!  I will help hold you accountable, give you motivation and provide the support you need!   Let’s chat about Insanity or Insanity Max:30.  (<- LIVE links)


Email: jordan.pirtle@yahoo.com

Facebook: Jordan Pirtle





Weekend in Review 2 | April 2015

Happy Day to ya!  Are we all feeling mad love for this Monday, or what?   I love it so much, my mind is still thinking about the weekend…


Got in a little TurboKick practice after work.  There is absolutely nothing more humbling then videoing yourself while working out.   Uh, ya….  🙂  It’s a necessity as I keep perfecting my skills!

Beachbody Master Trainer-in-Training status quo, yo.


Following my afternoon practice sesh, we jumped on the bikes to run a few errands


and ended up at Voodoo Taco in Aksarben for some OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD taco’s.   Holy yummo you guys.  The Baja Shrimp is amazing.   Clint tried the alligator and warns you that it’s HOT!   We also tried the Barbacoa Beef and Smoked Brisket.  All two thumbs up!



After dinner the hubs and I just decided to kick it for the night at home which included a little backyard snuggling with Champ:



And some squirrel shooting for the husband.  Yes, it’s a BB Gun.  Calm yourselves.



I think this photo can sum up Clint’s three favorite things all at once:



Champ never wants anyone to feel left out, so after he was done leaving his wet nasty slobbery kisses on Clint, he came back to me for down time. 😉


And THAT wraps up our crazy and wild Friday evening, y’all!


Insanity at 24 Hour Fitness followed by an all day cleaning session at home.  Man, it needed some serious TLC.  Kudos to the hubs for helping clean the basement too.  It was a muddy mess thanks to dogs and boys…. err, one boy.  Clint.

…who likes to still blame messes on Kyle.

…who is in college in another State.


Then it was wedding time for my fellow Biker B!tch, Ashley!





I met Ashley a few years ago via my hubby.  She is such a sweet, tender-hearted woman.   I did a Biker Feature on her last fall which you can find here.


Ashley let Clint take home one of her centerpieces which was made from a piston.

Clint helped get those for her so he got to take one home as a souvenir. 😉


The Three Biker B’s:  Tyree, Ashley and me!



Love this girl


And this guy.


The Rain!!  Pouring rain and my friend Blair was running her first half-marathon.  No WAY was I going to miss it, so I jumped in my Jeep and made my way to mile marker 5.5 of the Gambler Half to surprise her.  I will never forget my first half-marathon and how I felt seeing my friends and family at that very spot and wanted to do the same for Blair.

She looked GREAT!




Way to go Blair!!!

I stuck around to see her loop back for mile 6.5 and then booked it back home for a quick towel dry (hello soggy dog) before meeting up for an 11am brunch date with  Jenny of Prairie Californian.

I met Jenny via social media about a year ago and through our blogs, Facebook and Instagram we have gotten to know each other.   She carries a strong voice in the Agriculture world, which actually brought her to Omaha for the weekend.   She also has the sweetest love story.  You must visit her blog and read all about it (among all of the other topics she shares her wisdom on).  Jenny is definitely an experienced and professional blogger, so you will get quite a bit more from her then you do me!  ha

Katie also joined in on the fun.  She is a co-founder of Rural Housewives with Jenny.

prairie californian

Jordan, Jenny, Katie

Click titles to be linked:

Prairie Californian Blog

Prairie Californian Facebook Page

Rural Houswives Blog

Rural Housewives Facebook Page

Both ladies were a JOY to sit and chat with for a few hours.   I had to let them go around 12:30 as they had one more stop to make before embarking on their 6.5 hour drives home.  Katie to OK and Jenny to SD!

I definitely look forward to seeing them again someday!

The rest of our Sunday consisted of computer work.  I started creating my Coach Sneak Peak curriculum and I will be ready to roll that out soon!   Very exciting to finally make some headway on that.  Stay tuned! 🙂

Cheers! ❤

Happy 55th Birthday

Although we have our differences and our father/daughter relationship is anything but ordinary, I love this guy to pieces.



He is most definitely a free spirit and does things his own way.

… I can’t fault him for that.

To my crazy, wild and unpredictable father…



I wish you a Happy 55th Birthday

If any of you in the Clarinda area see Keith, aka Burrhead, out and about today, wish him a happy day.  He told me he was getting ready to mow the yard when I called him at 7am…

Good thing his neighbor is his dad and he lives in the country.


Weekend in Review 1 | April 2015

Well, this hasn’t been much of a weekend for excitement.  I started coming down with a cold Wednesday, as you all might remember from my stellar Thursday post (<– linked).  Friday it hit pretty hard, but I made it through my entire work day like a champ.  Surprised myself with my productiveness even.

Friday night was another story.   All I can remember is getting home at 3:30, running to the grocery store, making turkey kielbasa with sauerkraut for dinner and then having the great idea to post an old school photo in honor of National Sibling Day.

Hold your horses, folks.


Best Facebook comment of the night referred to us looking very Full House-ish.


8:30pm hit and I was digging through my medicine basket for some NyQuil that I for real jumped for joy after finding.   9pm in bed for some 20/20 and that’s where it went blank until 7am Saturday morning.

NyQuil.  You did the job.  You and I made a great team.


I actually taught Insanity at 8:15am.   Complete with coughing, a growly man’s voice and tons of snot.  My class was just as thankful for that visual as you are now.

You should actually feel sorry for them.


Spelling/Grammar Check:  You’re sick…

Come on eCard making people. Get it together!

I made it through a full 50 minute class, surprisingly!  I had plans to just do 30, but something about the music, the excitement, the nervousness and the energy I get from teaching always gets me through.

I even managed to keep the momentum going after class!  I took a little drive out West to meet with my friend Jeff to check out his new gym (Active 180 for you West O folks)  and THEN had lunch with Claire at Jason’s Deli!

The rest of the day took zero effort as Champ and I watched the boys take apart an old Blazer to make into a convertible.








Champ loved it.  Hilarious.


Still felt pretty good going into the early evening hours ( I sounded worse then I felt) so we met up with Tyree and Cole in Bennington, NE for some dinner at The Warehouse.   Cole recently bought a Harley so he had been out testing his new wheels and skills.  For a new rider he was doing AWESOME!

We failed at a photo opp with the four of us, but Clint and I got one in while at the 21st Saloon for a quick nightcap.




Holy head cold, earache, headache and exhausted limbs.  Seriously, it’s like my cold went full force today, so I have managed to sit on the couch basically the entire. stinking. day.

What a waste.

Grocery store, couch, morning Food Network shows.



Couch, Couch, Lunch, Couch, Couch, Couch, Dinner, Couch, Couch….



Like I said.   Basically a waste.

I did get a little work done when I had an attention span (my attention span is pretty slim on a normal day… add in a day where I am feeling less then stellar and I can’t seem to focus on one thing for more than 20 minutes, max).

See…. I am already on a tangent.

Point. Proven.

Anyway, I am working on making some gym connections as I will officially be offering my first Certification soon.

Ya, you heard that right. 🙂 

I can announce I am moving along a little faster in the Beachbody Ambassador program and am already working on getting my first Certification on the books.

Which means I can announce my certifications as being the official….


So incredibly excited!

There is a hierarchy in the Master Trainer world much like any other organization.   I will keep learning, growing and climbing.

That also means a lot of work.  I’ve got quite a few assignments to get done this week along with securing my first host location.

On that note, some have been asking about my half marathon in May.  I had to let that go.  I am going to an Insanity certification that weekend in Des Moines as part of my learning process.   The weekend before I am going to a PiYo certification in Kansas.

A lot to learn.  A lot to do.  Had to say no.  (which is hard for me to do, as you all probably already know)

I’ll go into more detail soon, but until then, let’s all hope that tomorrow I feel decent enough to run my Turbo class and get some video of it. 🙂

With that, I leave you all for a nice warm shower and my bed.