Proper Breathing Technique for Ab Exercises

One of the questions that my clients frequently ask is “When do I breathe?”  Breathing is incredibly important while working out (and in daily life 🙂 ) but proper breathing is extremely crucial when working your abdominals.  It can make a huge difference in how your abs look, as well as how strong they become.

Here is a quick video to teach you the proper breathing technique for ab exercises.  I hope that you enjoy it.

*Don’t forget to Get Movin’ Monday.  It doesn’t matter how long you move for but let’s start the week off right!

My Struggle with Body Image

Hello friends,

Gabby Bernstein says that “Your wounds are your wisdom” and this is something that really resonates with me.  Over the last few weeks, well even years, I have had a major wake up call when it comes to my struggle with body image (body shaming, body hating).  In this very, vulnerable VLOG I share my story with you.

Please take a few moments to watch the video.  I never share my story with you to make you feel sorry for me.  My true purpose is to make an impact and to possibly change the way that we feel about our bodies.

Also, please share with anyone who you think could use it.  Thank you 🙂

No Gym Full Body Workout (quick)

Good morning and happy Workout Wednesday!

Are you ready for a quick, no gym, full body workout?! It’s only 7 minutes and will incorporate cardio, strength, and abs.  Plus, it’s only two moves so it’ll be easy on our minds.

I will do the entire workout with you. Let’s get started!!!

Ball Abs with April

Here is a quick ab routine for your Workout Wednesday!  I hope that you enjoy it and that you’re having a wonderful summer 🙂

*most of these exercises can be done without the ball as well.

 

Quick Exercise for Workout Wednesday

Hello everyone, happy Workout Wednesday!!!

When I became a trainer, this was one of the first BOSU exercises that I learned and it is still one of my favorites!  It works your entire body, burns calories and gives you a cardio burst.

This is a BOSU Burpee (well, kinda 🙂 )!   To modify this exercise, you can step back instead of jumping.  To progress it, you can add a push up and a jump at the end.  This can also be done without the BOSU as a simple Burpee.

Enjoy!