I love a good cardio and strength circuit and this is one I’ve had in heavy rotation for a few weeks. You only need a pair of dumbbells and a step or bench for step ups and you can do this entire workout in your living room, dorm room or even outside.
This is one of my favorite breakdowns and I used to teach this class all the time in my high intensity training or toning classes. In each circuit you’ll start with an upper body exercise, then do a lower body exercise, they do a combo exercise then finish with a 60 second cardio sprint. Make sure your really hit the cardio part hard and you will be dripping sweat in no time!
Try to do this workout 2 or 3 times a week and you’ll burn fat and tone your muscles which is the perfect recipe for melting away inches! You can get the printable version with exercise descriptions here. fitfabcities.com fat burning circuit workout
Yesterday I had the pleasure of being on Seattle’s NBC affiliate KING5′s daytime show New Day Northwest. I’m the KING5.com lifestyle reporter and cover the best in food, fitness, fashion and lifestyle goings on around Seattle, and I love getting the opportunity to showcase the features on New Day.
Yesterday we featured one of my new favorite workouts, paddleboarding and if you haven’t tried it yet, well you have to! It’s a great workout for your legs, core and butt, plus it’s incredibly fun and a great way to enjoy beautiful views. Celebs like Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz and Kate Hudson frequently paddleboard and it burns up to about 450 calories and hour. Click on the picture above or click here to so the video and learn how fun and easy paddleboarding is. If you get nice weather this weekend it would make perfect Labor Day workout:)
Who doesn’t love a little extra challenge for the weekend? I always like to use my Saturday workouts to break away from my usual routine and to experiment with new classes or new workout formats. I think it’s a great way to incorporate new ideas and exercises plus it breaks up the boredom and creates that little extra push to make it to the gym. Challenging your body with something new is also a great way to keep seeing results! So here is a little “Weekend Challenge” for you:)
I taught this “walking lunge challenge” in my Total Toning class and my students loved to hate it! You will feel in the morning so, it’s my measure of a good workout:) Try it once in the morning and once at night each day of the weekend or incorporate 2-3 rounds of it in your regular run or workout. You don’t need any equipment so there are no excuses! Plus if you want to sport short-shorts this weekend, it’s the perfect thing to tighten and tone your whole lower body!
Have a great weekend and let me know what you though of the challenge!
Lately I’ve been really into Cross Fit type workouts where you do rounds of multiple reps of a handfull of exercises. It find this format makes the time go by really quickly and leaves me super sweaty with sore muscles the next day. For me, that means workout mission accomplished!
Cross Fit and the “300 Workout” become really popular a few years ago after the movie 300 came out and Geralrd Butler completely transformed his physique. Once reseved for the boys, now plenty of ladies including celebs like Jessica Biel, Cameron Diaz and Malin Akerman do it. This is my version of the 300 workout with full body exercises you can do anywhere…gym, park, even the living room. All you need is a pair of dumbells and I promise this workout will kick you butt! Try for 1, 2 or 3 times through and for 100, 200 or 300 reps that will get your whole body totally toned.
This is one of my favorite series of exercises to do at the end of my total body strength training or lower body strength training days. It’s hard to find any better exercises out there that work the outer thighs and glutes and I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for the best way to work that area;)
I love that you only need a stretchy band to do these exercises so you can do them in your living room. With shorter hemlines this time of year…this workout is definitely worth adding to your routine. You’re going to feel this one so you’ll know it’s working as it targets, tightens and tones your butt and outer thighs!
There are 4 different exercises and aim for 10, 15 or 20 reps of each.
The Side Squat Walk: each time you take two steps in a direction that counts as one rep.
The Side Squat: one side step right and one side step left equals one rep
The Walk Up and Back: Each time you walk up and back equals one rep
The Outer Thigh Blast: Go for at least 20 reps here… an abduction to the right then to the left equals one rep. This one is killer but it gets the job done;)
If you want you can go through this twice or three times if you have super stregnth and try to do it two times a week.
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