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Workout of the Week: Mad Max Reps

How many reps does it take to get the body of your dreams? Let’s find out!

Today’s workout is all about maxing out in minimal time. You’ll slam the battle ropes, use those resistance bands, and get in a few mountain climbers…with sliders!

You’ll do as many reps as you can in one minute, then rotate to the next exercise. There will be minute-long rests squeezed into the mix too.

This one’s gonna engage your upper body muscles once again. Not only will you work out those arms, but you’ll even get some cardio/leg work in to burn a little extra fat while you’re at it. The high intensity will turn your body into a calorie burning machine that can’t be stopped!

What are you waiting for? Give it your all and watch your new body start to show on you.

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Recipes: Garlic Mashed Cauliflower with Kale

They tell you not to go crazy at Thanksgiving dinner…but you still do it anyways…

The immaculate spread of food at your average Thanksgiving dinner will make you feel like royalty. The only thing that could make this meal even better would be if someone somehow invented a way to enjoy all that food without the fat and calories.

Well, if you slightly modify each of the Thanksgiving foods you cook, you’ll be well on your way to that tasty, guilt-free holiday meal!

So today, let’s talk about an alternative to those mashed potatoes on your plate…mashed cauliflower!

This mix doesn’t have any potatoes but still tastes just as good! Your mouth will swim with delight when you take a bite of this infusion of cauliflower, garlic, kale, coconut cream, coconut oil, and chives. Plus, this delicious side is low on calories, carbs, fat, sugar, and sodium!

It’s mash time!

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Here’s How You Can Crush Any Excuse into Smithereens…

“I just got off work. Why should I go to the gym when I can just go home and rest?

“I already had two cheat meals this weekend. Guess that means I’m done with my diet…”

“You know, I don’t really know what to do when I’m at the gym. Let me take a break from working out until I come up with the perfect game plan to achieve my goals…”

Excuses. You hear them from others on the daily.

Most people like to see excuses as the pests that stop you from reaching your goals. However, excuses can actually be a good thing.

How?

Excuses are like walls. You are on one side of that wall while your goals—that new body, that new income, that new car—wait for you on the other side. You don’t have to search for some ludicrous magic formula that promises you results but doesn’t deliver; you just need to break down that wall!

Trust me, once you put those excuses in their place, this amazing feeling of accomplishment will come over you like a tidal wave. That’s the best part of fitness: it makes you feel alive and proud of yourself.

Before you take down any excuse in your way, you need to know where excuses come from in the first place…

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Workout of the Week: Tone Those Triceps!

Don’t you want to flex your triceps with pride?

I know you do! Today’s workout brings those “tris” into focus!

Your tricep, bicep, and forearm muscles need to be strong if you want toned, sexy arms. A lot of people tend to favor bicep workouts, but your triceps and forearms are just as important!

You’ll hit the battle ropes and resistance bands, in addition to some plyo and free weight exercises. All of these stations will work your arms in different ways, so don’t skip any of them!

Cheers to the sculpted future “you”—a boss with beautiful arms! To think, you won’t need to spend hours at the bench press or on an arm press machine to see results. Now that’s the kind of workout anyone could go for!

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Fit Body Is About to Save Christmas…and We Need YOUR HELP!

What do you say to a disappointed child? One with crushed hopes and a downcast spirit?

How do you face a child that writes Santa a long Christmas list year after year…and gets NONE of what they asked for?

It’s a gut-wrenching feeling that no child should ever have to experience…

Maybe you know of someone who grew up like this. Maybe that someone was you.

What if you could give those children the Christmas experience they deserve? You know, those butterflies you get when you can’t sleep on Christmas Eve. That overwhelming rush of euphoria you feel when you see all those presents under the tree. That perfect moment when you unwrap that bike you’ve wanted since January.

Good news—you CAN!

We’ve partnered with the amazing folks at Toys for Tots to bring Christmas to the doorsteps of underprivileged children across the country.

We dubbed this our “Toys for Tots Million Dollar Mission.” We want to raise $1,000,000 for Toys for Tots by the end of November!

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Workout of the Week: Abs for Two

How about some abs to go along with your next workout?

Today’s workout is another partner workout. Find a friend and get ready to shed some belly fat!

Everyone wants washboard abs. They want to look like those supermodels you’ll see in fitness magazines…

Abs take discipline. You have to work hard AND eat right if you want to see a real change in your midsection. It becomes a little easier when you exercise with a friend or partner with the same exact goal in mind…

Here’s a workout you’ll both love. One person will do 30 reps, then the two of you will switch. Once you both complete 30 reps, you’ll move on to the next station.

Let’s go get some six packs!

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How to Use Your Mood to Achieve Fitness

Wait, really?!?

You might scratch your head at the title of this blog. Maybe it never occurred to you that your emotions and your fitness are so closely related. Truth be told, they really aren’t at first glance…

Here’s something to chew on: emotions influence actions. Actions turn into behavior.

There are two types of people: those that live their lives by habit, and those that live off of emotion.

Which person are you?

Habits are the key to a long-term healthy lifestyle, but habits only form through repetition. That means you need to work out on a regular basis, even if you don’t always “feel like it.”

All you have to do is learn how to channel your emotions towards something productive…in this case, your fitness goals. Let’s check out a few ways you can do that!

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Workout of the Week: Muscle Blaster

Ready for some burn your whole body (and every muscle in it) can enjoy?

Today’s workout is gonna exercise your legs, arms, abs, and more. It’s a full body workout that your muscles will love!

You might be wondering why we promote full body workouts when fitness experts say it’s best to work out different regions of the body at a time. Fit Body Boot Camps around the globe make sure to include workouts that target specific areas of the body.

Our full body workouts, while more varied, still bring the burn to one muscle group over the others. Even this workout includes more leg exercises than anything else.

Let’s shed some fat and look gorgeous!

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How to Avoid the Halloween “Fat Trap”

The scariest part of Halloween comes after the trick-or-treating, the costumes, and the haunted houses…

It’s…ghostly weight gain!!

This weight gain sneaks up on unsuspecting Halloween-goers that fill their houses to the brim with candy. November 1st, November 2nd, November 3rd, they might take one or two candy pieces out of the bowl sitting in the dining room…

A week later, they notice that their energy level has dropped. Worse, they can’t seem to lose any weight, even if they’re at the gym 24/7.

Then they put two and two together…and they realize that all those innocent trips to the candy bowl really weren’t so innocent after all…

That extra fat starts to really spook them out…call this the “fat trap.”

Don’t let candy put an extra gut in your side this week. Let’s see how you can enjoy Halloween and keep your diet on track, no problem.

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Workout of the Week: Turn Up the Tabata!

Time for some more Tabata!

Today’s workout is another Tabata workout, which means you’ll work in 20 second bursts, then rest for 10 seconds. These 8 rounds will challenge your stamina and your muscle strength.

You’ll be doing push ups, skater hops, toe taps, and more, so get ready to work out your whole body.

This workout requires a plyo box. If you don’t have one, use an elevated surface instead.

Get ready to tack on some strength and increase your cardio at the same time!

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