TGIF! Why You Should Be Hitting The Bar More Oftenby Katein Blog, Fit Tips0 commentstags: barre class, fitness
Happy Hour At The Barre Oops, did I say bar? I actually meant barre…hehe my mistake. Anyways, happy Friday! If you’re off to the other type of bar right now you might be changing your mind by the end of this post. It’s been about 4 months since I took my last barre class. For anyone who is a barre fanatic you’re probably staring at the previous sentence in disbelief. Barre is addicting and amazing! When I was teaching last summer I would wake up just itching to hit the barre. Then we moved to Thailand for a few months, and I managed to get distracted by everything that’s Thailand. Unfortunately, barre got moved to the back of my brain until today when I met with a local gym to discuss the possibility of teaching barre again! Man, my love for barre came back and hit me full force in the face. The withdraws have kicked in, and like an addict, I now need my barre! I was first introduced to barre class by my aunt. I remember that class vividly. We were packed into a small studio, and arrived a bit late so I was left with the […]
The Perfect Valentine’s Dateby Katein Blog, Fitness Fashion0 commentstags: fitness fashion, Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day Hike Still not sure what activity to plan with your significant other for Valentine’s Day? Well, look no further! A special V-day hike is the perfect way to start your day especially if you have a high calorie dinner planned for the evening. On average, a 130 pound person carrying a light backpack can expect to burn around 413 calories per hour of hiking! A fun V-day inspired outfit paired with a rush of endorphins from hiking is sure to put you in a glorious mood! After your hike make sure to treat yourself with a cupcake to celebrate getting your sweat on with your special someone. XOXO, Kate Valentine’s Day Hike by kate-fitgevity XO Design black sweatshirt Yoga activewear New Balance red shoes Kate Spade stud earrings [wysija_form id=”1″] Share this info!Follow Us!
3 Easy & Healthy Meals To Save Your Dinner Time Sanityby Katein Blog, Recipes1 commentstags: healthy recipes
A little stressed about dinner? Let me help! Guess which question I hate the most…I’ll give you one clue, it has to deal with dinner. If you guessed “What’s for dinner?” then you’re the winner! Claim your prize of healthy and easy solutions to this dreaded question below! You may think that hate is a strong word to describe my feelings towards this question. I mean it’s just food, right? WRONG. It’s a loaded question full of expectations, planning, research and time. Oh, and heaven forbid that whoever you’re cooking for decides that they don’t like whatever it is you cooked for dinner that night. Maybe I’m just a bit scarred by this question. I’ve heard it way too many times in the morning before I have even had a chance to enjoy my coffee. It’s like jeez, can I contemplate what I’m eating for breakfast before I start worrying about dinner?? Why skip ahead so far in the day? I feel like this question is wishing away breakfast and lunch which are also two very important meals in my day. Dinner prep tips to help save your sanity Anyways, enough ranting. To help east the pain of “What’s for […]
Are Secrets Sabotaging Your Fitness Goals?by Katein Blog, Fit Tips1 commentstags: fitness, health
The Link Between Keeping Secrets and Weight Gain Secrets, secrets are no fun unless you share with everyone. I’m guessing we’ve all heard this phrase before. Probably in the context running around the playground during recess in 4th grade. You know the scenario: Amanda refuses to tell anyone other than Samantha that she has a crush on Billy, so Ashley starts chanting “secrets, secrets…” with the hopes of getting the goods out of someone. I’ve always thought that the “secrets, secrets” chant was a bit annoying. If someone doesn’t want to share their secret why should they? It’s their secret. Maybe they aren’t ready to open the Pandora’s box of their secret life. They may feel ashamed, embarrassed, worry about causing problems with their loved ones or wonder how they will be perceived by others. I mean once you tell your secret you can’t take it back. Secret telling isn’t like giving your friend a pair of bad socks for Christmas where they’re free to take it back to the store, no harm done. But maybe there’s more legitimacy to this chant than I first thought. Secrets can eat you alive. You may not notice at first, but that secret […]
Sunrise Workoutby Katein Blog, Fit Tips0 commentstags: fitness, workout circuit
Start your morning off right with this sunrise workout For me, there’s nothing better than waking up early to workout as the sun comes up. Actually getting out of bed is another story, but I never regret starting my day early. Yesterday morning I struggled to get out of bed, struggled to put on my running shoes, and told myself that all I had to do was simply move. I didn’t have any expectations for my workout. My only requirement was that I had to try something and would go from there. Guess what? I ended up having an awesome body weight workout that left me feeling energized, accomplished and refreshed, all before 8:00 am. Plus I got to take in the sunrise while sitting on a dock in Koh Lanta. Great way to start the day! For your enjoyment, here’s my sunrise workout: Repeat each circuit 3 times. If the exercises feel too easy or too hard, increase or decrease the time. The full workout should take about 30 minutes. 10 negative only pushups: Start in a plank position. Hold your core tight and slowly lower for for 10 seconds. Once you reach the bottom climb back to the […]
Think Lifting Weights Isn’t For You? Think Again!by Katein Blog, Fit Tips2 commentstags: fitness, weight lifting
7 Tips to Help you Start Lifting Weights So you’ve decided to start lifting weights. Great! You will soon find out why so many people love to pump iron. Just in case you need a bit more motivation to start lifting, here are a few reasons to pick up a set of dumbbells: Lifting weights increases your type II muscle fibers which in return speeds up your metabolism. This means that you can consume more calories without gaining weight. Not convinced? Find a reputable gym that offers bod pod testing. Get your body composition tested when you start training and once again about 3-6 months later. You will probably notice an increase in how many calories you should consume to maintain your weight. If you’re struggling with a loss in bone density, weight lifting will help reverse this. Your bones respond to the stress of weight lifting by building bigger, stronger bones. Want to look sexy in everything? Weight lifting gives you sleek, toned muscles! And ladies, please remember that you will not turn into the hulk. When I started weight training my body actually leaned out and I lost inches. I went from wearing a size 6 to a […]
On the go fitness fashionby Katein Blog, Fitness Fashion2 commentstags: fitness fashion
Daily Look – Fitness Fashion Have you ever had one of those days when you’re constantly on the go? Maybe you have a lunch date with a friend, errands to run, then yoga or a gym session on the books. Who wants to carry a gym bag with all of that running around? Not me! I’ve planned out the perfect outfit that will take you from shopping and hanging out to the gym. A sweater dress is the perfect coverup for yoga pants. Paired with a scarf and tall boots, you’re good to go. You’ll be comfortable and cute, but won’t look like you’re waiting to get your workout on. On The Go Fitness Chicnova Fashion long sleeve sweater chicnova.com Beyond Yoga black legging anthropologie.com La Isla yoga activewear amazon.com Free People tall boots freepeople.com Wrap shawl yoins.com [wysija_form id=”1″] Share this info!Follow Us!