All posts tagged: personal training

6 Minute Hip Stretches

Need to loosen up throughout your lower body? Try this 6 minute series of stretches to help you loosen up! So often we think that more is better. Ditch the all or nothing mindset and aim for small steps when it comes to adding more stretching into your week. A little bit of daily stretching goes a long way when it comes to increasing your mobility. It’s so important to make time for flexibility, so that you can move better, become less injury prone and recover in between your workouts. So give yourself extra stretching this week, enjoy more hip mobility and watch how much better you move and feel.

Total Body Workout for Your Next Vacation!

Vacation is in full swing, and I’ve got the perfect total body band workout that you can do while you’re having fun in the sun! Check out my workout video below, where I demo several exercises you can do as a 20 minute circuit. I’m using Pro Source Fit Bands, which come in a convenient satchel. Included in the bag of bands is an strap that you can anchor into any doorway. Now there truly are no excuses for not working out while you’re on vaca! Complete 2-3 Rounds of 20 reps for all Exercises. Experiment with your band resistances. Choose the correct color band to help your reach fatigue for each exercise. Make sure to work through your fullest range of motion. Total Body Band Workout •20 Chest Presses: Stagger your leg stance. Fire up your core and root into the ground as you push your arms forward with intensity. •20 Squat Band Rows: Sit in an imaginary chair. Bear you weight towards your heels, feeling strong through your glutes. Powerfully pull your arms …

How This Fitness Pro Eats on Vaca

Do I have an actual vacation plan when dining out?  No, not really.  But I’ll tell you this, I do think about how I want to eat while on holiday and how I want to feel.  One things for sure, I want to enjoy myself, and that means experiencing the local food wherever we go.  I also know that I want to feel good, and not like I can barely get up from a dinner table because I’m in a food coma. I haven’t always been at a place where I’m in tune with my eating the way I am now.  It’s taken years, and it’s a big plus that I’m in an industry that helps me prioritize my health! Truth is when I’m eating lots of veggies and whole foods I just feel so much better, more energized, I sleep better, and my skin looks healthier.  So I choose to indulge, but I also spend time seeking out healthy markets and restaurants when I’m away. I stick with an 80/20 style of eating when …

Quick Circuit for the Road!

Need a quick body weight circuit you can do on the road? I’ve got you covered. With August being one of the biggest vacation months of the year, you’re going to need some moves you can bring with you while you’re on the move! You can do my quick body weight circuit off a beach wall or park bench. You can even use a hotel chair! Complete 3 Rounds of Exercises 1-5 20 Single Leg Tricep Dips-10 with Rt. leg lifted/10 with Lt. leg lifted  Lengthen your spine, open your chest and shoulders and point your elbows back as you dip.  Lift one leg up to intensify the exercise and lift more of your body weight.  Dip as low as you can! Less intensity: Keep both feet on the floor, or bend both knees.  24 Mountain Climbers Maintain a plank form with the heels, hips and shoulders.  Draw your navel in and up throughout.  Drive knee close to chest.  Strong tempo, while maintaining tight form. Less Intensity: Walk the climbers instead of jumping. Step Up …