Do you ever get tired of doing the same workouts over and over and not seeing the results you want?! That was me a few weeks ago. I was stuck in the same routine and realized that my body wasn’t changing because I had plateaued (you have to keep your body guessing in order to become stronger and to see results).
So, I went from circuit training and HIIT workouts to doing Tabata. And I have to say that I love it! I look forward to my workouts and I do feel that my strength has increased.
Tabata is basically doing one exercise for a designated time amount, having a small break, and then performing the same exercise again. There are many different styles of Tabata. Lately, I have been doing one exercise for 20 seconds, with a 10 second rest in between, for 8 rounds. Other variations include doing an exercise for 50 seconds, with a ten second rest or even one exercise for 50 seconds and another for 10 seconds. There are many variations but the key is repetition!
I have two Tabata workouts on my Youtube playlist and think that they are both effective (although I am a bit biased :). ). Here is the Arms and Abs Tabata if you want to give it a try. All you need is a pair of dumbbells (or water bottles), some comfy clothes and some water. In addition, this workout is less than 20 minutes so it can easily fit into a busy day.
Have a great workout and please let me know how you feel about Tabata ❤
Do you ever get the urge to workout but stop yourself because you don’t have any equipment?! No equipment, no problem!
Try these 3 exercises in your bedroom, in a hotel room or even at a park. All you need is a chair, a bench, a couch or a bed frame.
Perform 10-15 repetitions of each exercise, 3x through. Please note that with exercise #2, you will need to perform the exercise on each side.
I hope that you enjoy. For full body workouts in real time, please visit my Youtube channel.
Happy Fitness Friday all!
Here are two exercises that will help strengthen your upper body and give you those tank top ready arms.
1) Up Downs: go up into your push up position and then down into a forearm plank (up, up, down, down)
2) Push up variation: push up, shoulder tap each side, hand together each side. Do this with wide legs for a stronger base.
To modify, try these exercises on your knees.
10-15 repetitions of each.
Please let me know if you would like more workout videos like this one ❤
I hope that everyone had a wonderful and safe 4th of July!
Now that the holiday is over, I wanted to tell you about my upcoming Fitness and Nutrition Challenge. I am incredibly excited about this one because I have joined forces with a great friend and fellow personal trainer, Kale. In addition to being a fabulous trainer, Kale also has a vast knowledge of the psychology behind working out as well as about nutrition.
Our challenge starts this Monday, July 10th and we are offering two different components: fitness and nutrition. The fitness portion (which costs as little as only 1 personal training session!) will include 4 weeks of online workouts, accountability, support and health tips from both trainers. The nutrition component will include all of this plus grocery store lists, recipes (vegan and non vegan), cooking demos, portion control, and sample menu plans.
We are so excited to work with you and to help you create a happier and healthier life :). Please message me for questions or to reserve your spot.
***Sample workouts from both Kale and myself can be found on my Youtube page.
Fitness only: $50.00
Fitness and nutrition: $75.00
I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend and are gearing up for another amazing week!
Here is a Basic Bodyweight Workout that can help you start the week on the right foot. It is great for anyone who is just getting back to working out or for those who need an easy workout in this heat (myself included; it’s 100 here in San Diego!!!).
Please click here for the full 10 minute workout. Did I mention that you can do all of my workouts in the comfort of your own home? Maybe even in your pajamas? That beats the gym any day :). Hope you enjoy it.
I am so sorry that I have been MIA for a bit but our computer crashed….ahhh!!!
Anyway, I am back online and am here with another workout for your Fitness Friday. This one is a Full Body Workout (Fat Burning) that can be done at home or at the gym. It is only 15 minutes and can be performed at every fitness level. Additionally, the only equipment that you will need is a chair (or bed frame/couch).
I truly hope that you enjoy it!
Also, as always, please feel free to comment below with any feedback: what workouts do you want next or are there any other topics that you would like me to cover? I am here to make your day better 🙂
Have a great weekend!!!