Tag: Fitness

Springtime Energy Juice

Do you like green smoothies? I know they’re super healthy for you, but when they taste like dirt, lets be real, it’s not going to happen.

 This green smoothie is one for the books! It’s sweet, light, detoxifying and DELICIOUS. Try it out and let me know what you think. :)

1 Orange

1 Banana

1 Cup Spinach or Kale

1/2 Cup Coconut Milk

6 Ice Cubes

Energy Juice

YUM. :)

Spring into Shape!

Happy Spring!!

Finally, the weather is warming up and it’s almost time for muddy trail runs and wedding season!!

Remember, with the thought of white dresses and bikini’s in the very near future – every little bit of your diet and exercise routine counts! We can help you create a fitness and nutrition plan and most importantly STICK TO IT.

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Making small changes will make for an easier transition into this healthy lifestyle. Remember, don’t cut foods out, but rather crowd them out with healthier choices. To avoid the temptation of something that is “off-limits” focus on eating healthier foods first, so you will have room for little to none of whatever you’re trying to avoid.

Green Smoothie

Don’t forget to incorporate some change into your fitness routine as well. Try a balance of some long distance cardio, intervals, resistance training, HIIT circuits and stretching. Healthy lifestyle change can be uncomfortable, but it’s always worth it. Push yourself out of your comfort zone and spring into shape this season!

Contact me for training and nutrition information here :)

Tired of the boring treadmill?

Get out of your treadmill slump!!

Start mixing up your boring treadmill routine with intervals and circuits. Not only will this make your workout a little more exciting, but the time will fly by, you will find yourself burning extra calories, fat and boosting your metabolism.

Keep Calm and Run On

25 Minute Treadmill Fat Blaster

Warm up – 4.0 walk – 3 min

Jog – 6.0 – 2 min

Run – 7.0 – 2 min

Jog – 6.0 – 2 min

SPRINT – 8.0 – 1 min

Jog – 6.0 – 2 min

SPRINT – 8.0 – 1 min

Jog – 6.0 – 2 min

SPRINT – 8.0 – 1 min

Jog – 6.0 – 2 min

Run – 7.0 – 2 min

Jog – 6.0 – 2 min

Cool Down – Walk – 4.0 – 3 min

 Don’t forget to stretch!!!

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Set Yourself Up For Success

 If you fail to plan, you can plan to fail! Harsh? Maybe, but it happens too often not to address! Let me help you set yourself up for success by following my tips below:

Set Your Goals

Goals

Sunday is a great day to take a few minutes and figure out what your goals and intentions are for the upcoming week. Look at your larger long term goals and set smaller weekly steps to work towards them. No matter what you want to accomplish it is SO important to write it down. Whether those goals include planning your wedding, your career, your relationship, health or are hobby related, write them in a place where you know that they will be visible and as a bold daily reminder to you.

Prepare Your Food

Figure out a few options for healthy meals, prepare a shopping list and head to the store! When you return, prep and cut all of your fruit and veggies. Having pre-cut produce makes for a great on-the-go healthy snack.  Also, take the time to grill/bake/cook chicken (or another protein) and prepare a few large salads. This will be a huge time saver through out the week, your healthy lunches (or dinners) will be prepped and ready to go saving you time and healthy eating excuses. Plan for success and stay on track!

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Schedule Your Workouts

Set weekly workout goals for yourself and schedule your gym time, classes and cardio exercise into your calendar. Writing these workouts into your schedule ahead of time will hold you accountable and eliminate time excuses. Plan ahead, schedule the time and workout because you love your body – it’s the only place you have to live, so take care of it!!

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Restore Your Mind – YOU time

Take at least 30 minutes and shut off all electronics and gadgets, go for a solo walk or run, do yoga or just sit quietly. Try to focus your energy and mind on positive thoughts and a restorative outlook. Rather than focusing on negatives (which we all tend to do), remind yourself of all that your are thankful for and everything amazing going on in your life. Remember that your thoughts in the morning set the tone for your entire day, so set the intention to wake up every morning with a confident mindset and joyful heart.

 

Lower Belly Fat Blasting!

Have you heard of being “skinny fat?”

So many women with thin bodies have a larger than normal body fat percentage which can be super dangerous! Lack of exercise and too few calories will get you “skinny fat” NOT healthy.

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Toning up your tummy takes more than just doing planks, crunches, twisties and knee ups! Of course, these all help to strengthen your muscles, but if you are struggling with getting rid of a lower belly bump the way to tummy toning success is blasting that fat away with a mixture of cardio and resistance exercises.

First you have to burn off the stubborn fat with cardio training and then reveal your gorgeous muscle lines with toning exercises!

The White Dress Workout!

Ready for the new total body “white dress” workout? Try to fit this workout in 3 times this week!

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Equipment: 10-15 lb kettlebells, 6-12 lb dumbbells & a Bosu.

Circuit: Complete 40 seconds of each exercise with 15 seconds of rest between each. Do the circuit 4x through!

1) Kettlebell swings

2.) Plank with kettlebell row

3.) Floor bridge dumbbell fly

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4.) Lunge Jumps

5.) Oblique side touches

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6.) Bosu side to side plank

7.) Step up to press

Repeat 3x!!!

Visualize yourself looking amazing in the wedding gown of your dreams and that little white honeymoon bikini!! Keep it up ladies!

Medicine Ball Madness!!

 Hi Ladies! Are you ready for the Medicine Ball Madness workout??

Dave, of Big Mountain Fitness, has been kicking my butt with this workout all week! I will be doing my 3rd round tonight and my 4th round on Saturday! Feel the burn!!

Equipment: 8-16 lb Medicine Ball

Circuit: Complete 40 seconds of each exercise with a 15 second rest in between each. Complete the circuit 4x through.

Ready, GO!

1.) Alternating Leg Deadlift

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2.) Burpees

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3.) Supine Chest Toss

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4.) Slams

5.) Squats

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6). Side to Side Skier Jumps

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7.) Sit Ups

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Rest for 1 minute & REPEAT!!!

Complete this circuit 4x this week & keep on sweating towards your wedding fitness goals.

Train like a beast, look like a beauty :)

New Total Body Tuesday Circuit!

Hi Ladies! Ready for your total body circuit?!

Complete this circuit 3 times this week to burn extra calories, boost your metabolism and to strengthen and tone your major muscle groups.

Equipment: 6-12 lb dumbbells

Circuit: complete 40 seconds of each exercise, with 15 second rests in between exercises. Complete the circuit 3-4 times through.

1.) Inchworm

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2.) Rotational Lunge to Press

3.) 4 Square Box Hops

4.) Box Jump

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5.) Side Plank Row

6.) The Rump Bump

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7.) Sit Up Weight Transfer

1 minute rest if needed and REPEAT 3x!!!!

We’re sweating for your wedding!!

 

Total Body Wedding Workout of the Week!

Hi Ladies!

This workout will get your heart pumping, burn calories and help strengthen and tone your major muscle groups!

Equipment: Set of 6-12 lb dumbbells, medicine ball, swiss ball & jump rope.

Circuit: Complete 15 reps of each exercise, and do the circuit 3 or 4 times through. Try and only take about 10-15 seconds rest between exercises!!

1.) Plank Kickback

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2.) Wood Chops

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3.) Dead Lifts

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4.) Burpies

5.) Ball Cobra

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6.) Wall sit with curl to press – 40 seconds!!

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7.) Jump rope – 40 seconds!

Rest for 1 minute and REPEAT!!! Remember, we’re sweating for your wedding! Change is uncomfortable, but if it’s not uncomfortable than you’re not challenging yourself and changing your body. Stick with it!

Challenge yourself and complete this workout 3 times this week.

Happy New Years Eve!!

Wishing everyone a great last day of 2013, make the best of it!

This year was filled with wonderful family, friends (old and new) and new adventures. Take some time today to reflect on what has happened this past year, and to set some attainable goals for yourself for 2014.

It’s easy to focus on resolutions that leave you dwelling on negative changes that need to be made. However, this year try and focus on being kind to your body and to those around you. It might sound crazy, but that positive energy is contagious and will allow the rest to flow naturally into place.

Cheers!

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