I’m going to be out of town for the holidays this year and my clients are all so sad! Which is probably one of the better compliments you can receive as a trainer 😉 So they can stay on track I like to provide them with workouts they can do in a gym and/or at home! I know the holidays can mean crazy schedules and travel! So squeezing in time to get to the gym can be challenging! But don’t you worry I’ve got covered: here are my top 5 fitness equipment recommendations (bonus for being luggage-friendy minus the foam roller obv – but they do make travel friendly versions!)… so while everyone is in a sugar-cookie coma you can sneak in a sweat-sesh 😉
EPE Black High Density Foam Roller: 6″x36″
Black Mountain Products Resistance Band Set with Door Anchor, Ankle Strap, Exercise Chart, and Resistance Band Carrying Case
I used the BLACK resistance band in THIS BACK WORKOUT!
ACF 4 Exercise Bands – Resistance Loop Bands for Fitness and Stretching Workouts
I personally have the purple band and find it’s uses extremely versatile!
Color: #3 Purple- 40 to 80 Pounds (1.25 ” *4.5mm)
Single Band – WODFitters Assisted Pull-up Resistance Band for Cross Fitness Training and Power-lifting (Single Band) * Ideal for Assisted Pull Ups, Chin Ups or Power Lifting
Power Systems Versa-Cuff Resistance Tube (Medium, Red)
(I recommend either this resistance or the low resistance – green color!)
Nayoya 3 Pound Ankle Weights Set and Carry Pouch – Premium High Quality Adjustable Ankle and Wrist Cuffs
(I know not the prettiest looking but they have a 5 star rating with over 480 reviews on amazon! People said they could even jog in them…hmmm may have to order a pair myself!)
Try using these ankle weights for this INNER & OUTER THIGH ROUTINE! (killer burn)
My client’s are always asking me what protein powders I recommend. Obviously protein powder qualifies as a supplement and eating whole food is certainly preferable. I can’t tell you how much I look forward to my post-lift shake & banana! It’s delicious and quickly replenishes my depleted glycogen stores!
My Post-Workout Shake:
• 100 grams 100% liquid egg whites (I use All Whites, and yes it’s safe to drink because it’s pasteurized)
• 8 ounces Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
• 2 scoops of Orgain Organic Vanilla Protein Powder
Nutrition Facts: 33g Protein | 16g Carb | 6g Fat | 236 kcal
I’ve personally tested a wide range of protein powders (including whey isolates, egg white based, and plant based…haven’t tried the cricket exoskeleton one yet, no I’m not joking – that’s a thing). But here are my top 4 all-time favorites:
All four of these protein powders are:
✔ Certified Organic
obvious bonus: because thy are plant based they all mix easily & taste amazing! 🙂
Orgain Organic Protein Plant-Based Powder, Vanilla Bean, 2.03 Pound
Love and Peas (675 g)
Perfect Fit Protein (25 Servings – Vanilla)
Nature’s Harvest Meal Replacement
Can you believe Christmas is almost here??!! I love seeing all your check-ins for #12DaysOfXmas! It looks like we are off to a great start! Let’s end 2015 with a bang – bangin body that is! I figured I would save the best for last 🙂
Prepare yourselves because the next 12 days are going to be ahhmazing!! I want your commitment to challenge yourself to stay consistent especially during this crazy-busy time of year!!
Check in everyday once you’ve finished your daily challenge! If you check in for ALL 12 Day’s Of the Christmas Challenge, you will be eligible for a giveaway! (hint hint, lululemon giftcard anyone? among other fun prizes)! So be sure to check-in everyday after you’ve finished! Winner’s will be announced the Dec. 13th!!
Check in on Facebook either:
Or if you’re a member of the ‘Liveng Proof Bootcamp: Greenville’
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I have been trying to challenge myself daily to “step outside of my comfort zone”…
One day when I was standing in line waiting to treat myself to some luxurious lululemon attire. I noticed the ladies in front of me and I thought, “why couldn’t these women be my clients?” To me, they fit my typical client profile…and then I had this crazy thought, why couldn’t I just teach a bootcamp AT Lululemon!? I had vauge memories of scouring the internet and seeing lululemon’s across the country that had collaborated with local fitness instructors and businesses to host events (mostly yoga and barre). I told myself these memories were legit, and I told myself that when it was my turn to pay, I’d step outside my comfort zone and just ask! I had nothing to lose, right?…and I’m SO glad I did. Eliza was super sweet and brought me to the store manager, Natalie, who was so laid back and welcomed the idea with open arms 🙂
Now that I was past the fear of asking. I had somehow managed to get myself signed up to host a bootcamp with lululemon (no biggie, right?). By creating this little situation for myself though I was sort of forced to rise to the occasion. I would need to market & promote myself, design a bootcamp for an unknown number of people…but I also started to realize something important: I had a vision. I envisioned that I would do a give-away (because who doesn’t like nice gifts- that are free?!). I wanted my presence at lulu to have it’s own vibe, its own feel. So I designed a welcome board, signs, and themed my give-away bags to match. It gave me purpose and drive that hadn’t existed before!
What a way to kick-off a Saturday morning! I saw team-mentality competitiveness, laughter, and encouragement among my all who attended!
Thank you to all who attended! I had a blast and was honored to have the amazing team at Lululemon ask me to come back again!