I admit my impromptu decision to bring my camera to the gym with me to shoot my actual workout felt sooo narcissistic…I think we all get that noise in our head sometimes about “who am I to even think this is worth sharing?” but then I thought I’ve got nothing to lose and it may even help someone out! I’m trying to be more vulnerable lately, and this is definitely “putting myself out there”. It’s funny because so often, the advice I give to my clients is reassuring words that I need to hear myself. BABY STEPS! Well guys, I took a step and here it is:
Perform each superset exercise back-to-back (no pun intended) THREE times. For example you’d do 12-15 reps of the standing banded row with a double pulse, followed by 12 reps of the bent over barbell row. This is ONE set. You would then take a minute to stretch. Repeating the sequence two more times through (for a total of three)! Perform all 4 supersets this way 😉 Have fun!
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Ever feel like you just can’t quite “get” a movement? I share my advice (that I also share with my own clients) on how to work through learning something new! Watch the workout and give it a try next time you’re in the gym!
The weather has been heating up down here in South Carolina and I’ve mostly been avoiding shorts for two reasons: A. My legs are no where near as tan as they were when I took the photo above and B. I nevvvver where shorts when I’m lifting. Aside from the fact that they can ride up and get all up in your business, I’d just as soon challenge the imagination of the creepy old man on the recumbent bike – than show him the goods – if ya know what I’m sayin?!
On that note – I’m sharing my favorite exercises to sculpt, tighten and target the inner & outer thighs! You’re going to LOVE it! You’ll also be toning that booty AND you’ll be working that waistline. I love routines that focus on large muscle groups like legs & thighs; they require more energy, which increases your metabolism, burns fat and helps your body tone up fast! Another win: you don’t need any equipment (get your fitness on, sans creepy gym dudes).
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Let’s do the workout together! How exciting is this?? Watch the workout below in real time and follow along with me!
Strong, Sculpted Arms Are Yours Bombshell!
Today’s Bridal Prep ARM routine – is actually an older one I posted but also one of my most popular! Some of you have requested a printable for this workout – so here it is!! It takes you through a sequence of my favorite, ultra effective moves to tone your arms, shoulders and upper back. If you’re yearning for beautiful biceps and sultry shoulders, follow along below!
What you need for this workout:
– A pair of dumbbells (I like to have two sets handy, so I can drop down if I start to loose form)
– The gymboss interval timer app (optional)
– Some water
Choosing weights: Start with anywhere from 5-10 lb and work your way up from there as you get stronger. You can also do drop sets, which means you start with a higher weights and drop down to lower as your muscles become fatigued.
Incorporate this routine a few times a week from now until summer. Those arms will be so defined, everyone will be doing a double-take!
Get your printable here Liveng Proof_Printable Bridal Arms Workout – Just Right Click and Select “Save Link As…
What’s the best summer accessory!? Sexy, sculpted arms!! Today’s NEW summer ARMS Routine will leave you ready to rock tank tops, sleeveless dresses and your favorite bikini with ridiculous confidence!
You’re going to feel the burn, and fall in love with your strong, attention-worthy arms!
Follow along in the video and let me know if you liked this routine 🙂 Be sure to warm up and stretch in-between exercise whenever you feel it necessary! Really aim to challenge yourself during this workout. Try doing this with a heavier and lighter set of dumbells near by, only drop to the lighter set of weights if you start to lose form!
Get your printable here: summer ARMS workout routine – Just Right Click and Select “Save Link As…”
Ok guys new territory here! Made my first workout video…I’m no#janefonda but everyone’s gotta start somewhere right?
PS where I’m standing in this pic is right below someone’s apartment…and they were definitely home with their window open while I shot this. Don’t mind me casually jumping around out here ; )
And like my hippy self said, do it 3 times thru!
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!
Live in the Greenville, SC area?? Come join me at Lululemon for a free full-body workout to get a lean, toned body so you can look good in your lulu leggings. I am seriously so excited (and honored) to be opening the Lululemon Greenville showroom as a fitness studio on Saturday NOV. 21 (9AM)!!
RSVP to the event here on Facebook!
Bring a friend and tone up together!
All you need to bring is a mat and a water bottle!
Just show up and you’ll be automatically entered to win one of the amazing goodie giveaway bags!
Giveaway prize packages include:
🔹$50 giftcard to Lululemon
🔹$25 giftcard to Urban Nirvana or Nails for You (gel manicure anyone?)
🔹 Quest Bars (20g of protein and my go-to for when I’m in a pinch)
🔹Vega Sport Chocolate Protein Powder Packets (perfect for on-the-go!)
🔹 snag-free hair ties (can’t have too many of these)
🔹anthropologie candles (one of my favorite scents to unwind)
🔹antho soaps & sunscreen!
🔹Zico coconut water & more healthy snacks!