Twelve Days of Christmas Workout

Christmas Workout

The Twelve Days of Christmas Workout

On the first day of Christmas my trainer gave to me…

Are you singing the song in your head yet? Good, because that’s exactly how this workout works!

Do the First Day exercise (1 Star Jump).  Do the Second Day, AND First Day exercises (2 Side Lunges, 1 Star Jump).  Do the Third Day, Second Day and First Day exercises (3 Walk Out Planks, 2 Side Lunges, 1 Star Jump)…etc. Getting the hang of it?  Do the Twelfth Day round twice!

Put on your favorite Christmas music, diffuse some Christmas Spirit, rub on a few drops of en-r-gee, and add a drop of peppermint to your water!  Get ready to sweat! (Remember to take breaks when needed throughout the workout.)

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20 minute Tabata Workout

20 minute Tabata Workout

When you only have a short amount of time for a workout, you need easy and effective!  Try this equipment free workout that will get your heart pumping and muscles working!

What is Tabata?

Tabata is a type of high intensity interval training.  Each Tabata round is 4 minutes long, alternating between 20 seconds of super hard work (that’s the high intensity part) and 10 seconds of rest (this allows you to recover a bit for the next cycle of work, that’s the interval part).  Because this is a high intensity workout, it is recommended for an intermediate to advanced fitness level.  Tabata has gained popularity in the fitness world because of it’s easy to follow format and it’s efficiency.  I use it often in my classes, either as a single round for a cardio burst, or as a  whole class format, completing 8 rounds. Continue reading “20 minute Tabata Workout”

Getting Back to Jacked- Oiling up for Exercise

Getting Back to Jacked- Oiling Up for Exercise

Back to Jacked

When returning after a hiatus from exercise, especially after an injury and rehabilitation, it’s very important to start slowly.  Our bodies need time to readjust to the demands of exercise.  It is crucial that we listen to our bodies, and resist the urge to jump right back in where we left off.  (This is very easily said, but, unfortunately, not easily done…for me, at least.)  However, now that I’ve been cleared to get back to my regular workouts, it’s time to get Back to Jacked! Continue reading “Getting Back to Jacked- Oiling up for Exercise”

If you need energy, then you need EN-R-GEE!

EN-R-GEE

Young Living’s en-r-gee is a blend of Rosemary, Juniper, Lemongrass, Nutmeg, Balsam Fir, Clove, and Black Pepper essential oils.  You can apply it topically on the bottoms of your feet and the back of your neck, or diffuse it.  It’s name pretty much says it all.  If energy is what your looking for, then en-r-gee is what you need!

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