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20 Fitness Motivational Quotes to get you going I have a confession to make. Around April 2014 I began having issues with fitness motivation. (Insert gasp!) I know, how can the writer of a fitness blog have issues with fitness motivation? The following are the reasons why I believe I fell off the fitness wagon. 1) I stopped dancing. Being apart of the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders Training Program was such a great way to stay in shape. Between practices, training resources provided to my team, and the fact that we were encouraged to maintain our fitness levels for MVC auditions, I was not lacking fitness motivation in any way. 2) I moved from Minnesota to New Mexico. Learning a new city and getting established took time and energy. My established fitness routine with my favorite Discover Strength trainers was derailed. 3) I started my own business and became a fitness instructor. Between putting pressure on myself to work many hours, and not wanting to stop working because I was “in the zone”, I often skipped workouts. 4) Kyle and I made the decision to move to Thailand. This is point number 2 x 100. I let myself down As I slowly […]
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One Hot & Sweaty Spin Session Did you know: You can burn between 450-750 calories during 1 hour of spin class. Cycling is a low impact workout, and is great for those with joint issues. Spinning is fantastic for improving your cardiovascular health. While spinning you can adjust the resistance to mimmic different terrains, and to challenge yourself. Spinning is a great full body workout. Incorporate dumbbells or resistance bands for extra upper body toning. You may experience a rush of endorphins during and after a spin class which helps improve mental health. Plus it makes you feel good! Finding that “in the zone” moment is an incredibly powerful feeling which can help you find focus and ambition for the rest of the day. It’s the perfect time to tackle that project you’ve been delaying! A spin bike takes up a small amount of space, and is a great addition to your home gym. Hot & Sweaty Spin Session Nike activewearSweaty Betty yoga sports braSoleus watchSunny Health Fitness Pro Indoor Cycling Bike [wysija_form id=”1″] Share this info!Follow Us!
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One of the best vacation workouts – Swimming I’d like to start this post by making a confession…..I’m really bad at swimming. So bad in fact that the doggy paddle is my prized stroke. Kyle likes to watch me swim with amused facial expressions as he was the swimming captain of his high school swim team, and is a great swimmer. I can only imagine how silly I look while swimming especially to someone who can swim laps with expert technique. My new go to cardio routine. To my dismay swimming has become a staple form of cardio while in Thailand for a few reasons: it’s easy on the joints, a great way to burn calories, an activity that Kyle and I can do together, 90 degree weather and 90 something percent humidity don’t make for an enjoyable running experience, and lastly it’s a challenge. I mean, who doesn’t like to tackle something they are terrible at and at the very least become mediocre at it? Ok, I’m going for better than mediocre; I’d like to be able to complete Kyle’s pool exercises with grace and speed. Yesterday Kyle put me through a pool workout he deemed to […]
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The Anywhere Full Body Workout I love this workout for so many reasons! You can do this workout anywhere you have a door and open space. It’s fast. But don’t be fooled….it’s not easy! By incorporating lunges and squats with upper body exercises you are making your workout more efficient. So, without further adieu, dive in and get your sweat on! This card is a great reference if you’re already familiar with the exercises. If not check out Pop A Bead for a full explanation of each exercise. [wysija_form id=”1″] Share this info!Follow Us!
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Check out this variation of the Pilates 100! There is nothing better in life than adding a new twist to a classic exercise. Take fitGevity’s version of the Pilates 100, created by yoga master Sydney Forestal, for example (you’ll be popping a bead to her yoga videos within the next few weeks!). Our take on the Pilates 100 incorporates a resistance band for extra difficulty. In addition to your abdominals getting a kick in the butt, you’ll also feel your triceps and lats burning. Ah, how we love to multitask. So dig in! Try out fitGevity’s take on the classic Pilates 100, and play around. Maybe you’ll find a variation we haven’t thought of just yet. If so let us know; we’d love to share your findings with the fitGevity community. Enjoy! [rev_slider pilates] Start by lying on your back. Bring your knees into your chest; feet are flexed towards the ceiling. Drape the resistance band over your feet and grab the handles. Tuck your tailbone under by decreasing the space between your hipbones and rib cage. Draw your belly button to your spine and engage your core. Extend your legs so they are pointed upwards; feet still […]
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Time to work your hamstrings and glutes! Get ready to feel the burn with these donkey kicks intensified by fitGevity’s 3/4″ 41 inch loop band. With an added 30-50 pounds of resistance you’re bound to feel like your buns are made of steel after completing a few reps of donkey kicks. Have fun with this exercise! Try out different variations. The variations listed below are not an exhaustive list, so don’t be afraid to deviate from the instructions below. We don’t include a suggested number of reps or sets as we feel that this depends on one’s individual exercise program. Generally speaking, I like to perform an exercise until exhaustion or failure. There isn’t a set number of reps until you reach exhaustion, so listen to your body. Lastly, to get the most benefit from this exercise really engage your core, hamstrings and glutes; resist every aspect of the motion by feeling like you’re resisting gravity, or by pretending that your leg is moving slowly through a vat of molasses. Whichever visualization helps you move with purpose makes me happy. Like I said earlier, have fun with the exercise, and get ready to feel the burn!! [rev_slider donkey] Start […]
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At fitGevity we love our 41″ loop bands for so many reasons! One of the many reasons is the exercise below. Standing splits will help with toning and give you a full body stretch. Now with the added resistance from the 41″ loop band you will be able to strengthen your tush too. Can’t beat that! Start in forward fold. Place your hands on the ground as wide as your shoulders, and firmly anchor the fitGevity 41″ loop band to the ground. Keep a slight bend in your elbows. Place your left foot in the band. Pull your belly button into your spine and keep your core tight. Keep your left leg as straight as possible and point your left foot. Ensure that hips remain parallel to the floor, and knee caps point forward. Inhale; exhale as you raise your left leg into the air until you reach your catch point, or the point where your leg won’t go any higher and you can feel your glutes engage. Hold for at least 30 seconds. Slowly […]