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A Beginner’s Guide to Fit Body’s Workout Equipment

That moment.

That moment when you walk into a gym. You survey the room and see a bunch of machines that look like robots; a rack of weights that looks intimidating; and bands, balls, and ropes that look like they don’t even belong inside a gym…

The more you look around the room, the less it looks like the place to get fit and the more it looks like a sweaty spaceship.

Today’s blog will answer one question for you: how do I use that darn workout equipment?

While our workouts require different pieces of equipment, we try not to pack our gyms with any hard-to-use products, machines, or treadmills.

Here’s how to use some core pieces of workout equipment you’ll find at your local FBBC.

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Workout of the Week: The Body Weight Scorcher

Ever heard of the acronym K.I.S.S.?

No, I’m not talking about the famous band (that would be a random reference to make)…

Keep.

It.

Simple.

Stupid.

Trainers these days love to create the craziest, most bizarre workouts to burn weight off the belly. While some of these routines can be effective, a lot of them are more for show and less for results.

Sometimes, you just have to go back to the roots of fitness for an old school body burn, just like today’s workout. Simple exercises (with some added mechanics, of course) really are enough to get you the results you’ve been dying for! Your whole body will love this one.

Get ready to get going!

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Workout of the Week: Leg-Go!

Leg day anyone?

Wouldn’t it be really nice to show off your legs? I mean we DO spend most of our days walking to and from places anyways…

Just imagine the ultra confidence you’ll tote when you can strut those strong and sexy legs anywhere you go!

So what’s the first step you should take? Try running through today’s workout!

We prepared some thrusters, squat jumps, burpees featuring spiderman push-ups, and more for you leg-strengthening pleasure!

Leg-go!

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Inside A Boot Camper’s First Workout

Curious about Fit Body Boot Camp?

Maybe you found us online while searching for the nearest gym in your area, or perhaps one of our locations recently popped up in your city…

It’s one thing to hear about us online, but the experience of boot camp, well, that’s something in and of itself.

So we thought, “Hmmm, how can we give our readers a little taste of a boot camp workout? How can we show them what we’re all about BEFORE they ever step in foot in one of our locations?”

Easy…talk to someone who JUST went through boot camp for the first time!

Today, we’ll show you what it’s like to visit one of our locations for the first time. Of course, your experience might differ from this person’s, but we’re confident that you’ll have a great time with us regardless!

Here’s an exclusive look into the life of a boot camper.

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Workout of the Week: Get That Heart Pumpin’!

Healthy heart, healthy body!

Did you know that your heart actually becomes stronger from exercising? The stronger it gets, the more blood it can pump through your body with every beat!

Exercise keeps your heart working at its absolute best. Plus, your resting heart rate will decrease since your heart will be so strong, it doest take as much effort to pump blood.

This short workout is going to get your heart pumping and your muscles working! Get ready to sweat through some high knees, push presses, and more!

Do you have the beat? Let’s get started!

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Workout of the Week: Get Abs, Lose Flabs!

Ready to ab-olish those abs?

Ok, ok, that one was a bit of a…stretch. (Alright, last fitness pun, promise!)

Seriously though, when is it NOT a great time to tone your abs? Throw you legs in the mix and you’ve got yourself a nice midsection/lower body workout!

Today’s workout is a partner workout, meaning you’ll need to find a friend to do this with. You’ll alternate between the primary movement and the secondary movement at each station in 30 second intervals.

This one is 5 rounds per station, so you’ll be working that endurance of your…a lot! Get ready for some plank jacks, jump lunges, and squat jumps!

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Workout of the Week: Full Body Twister

180° twist jump squats? Russian twists?

No, those aren’t snowboarding tricks or ice skating aerials. They’re part of today’s workout!

Today’s session is going to twist you up! You’ll be getting in a full body workout that’s going to burn calories and get you in shape!

You’re going to be stretching and bending a lot during this one, so make sure you’re ready to get flexy with it! We know this is going to tone your whole body; I mean, you’ll be on your way to that Greek god body you’ve always wanted.

Ready to take on the “full body twister”? Here we go!

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Workout of the Week: Six-Pack Prep

Wanna Tabata?

Today’s workout is another six-pack ab burner with a twist…

It’s a Tabata workout!

Tabata workouts consist of 8 continuous rounds of 20-second sets (AMRAP). Each set is followed by 10 seconds of break. Not only do you get in a ton of reps, but your heart rate will be pounding through your chest, too!

If you want the abs of your dreams, you’ll need to chisel your midsection AND burn fat. This workout will do just that for you!

One last note: pace yourself! These workouts require stamina, so you don’t want to burn yourself out in the beginning, only to realize that you still have a long way to go.

Now are you down to Tabata?

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Workout of the Week: Lower Body Toner

Glutes. Quads. Calves. Hamstrings.

Man, the lower body is busy!

It’s tough to find workouts that hit most (if not all) of these major areas. Let’s be real: toned legs are perfect for laying out poolside or on some silky smooth beach sand.

I’m sure you’d also want strong legs for other fun summer activities such as mountain biking, swimming, hiking, climbing, you name it.

Today’s short workout is going to help you tone your legs AND shed some fat! How can it get better than that?

Ready for that good burn?!? Here we go!

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Workout of the Week: The Burpee Sandwich

Ooooh… a burpee sandwich!

What in the world is that?!?

Uh, only the best way to order your burpees, of course!

In all seriousness, burpees are instant fat burners for a reason. They get your heart pumping, yet they also engage your arm and leg muscles.

Now before you jump into the gym and start knocking burpees out until you collapse, here me out for a sec…

Burpees are BEST done when combined with other exercises. Since they check a lot of boxes already, you’re free to mix them in with almost any workout routine you typically do.

Here’s one we’re calling the burpee sandwich, and inside is a patty made of planks. Hmm, maybe we should trademark all this…

(Don’t forget to keep up to speed with our blog for more useful fitness, lifestyle, workout, and recipe tips!)

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