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Fitness Fashion (How Should I Dress for Boot Camp?)

So you’re ready to try out your first ever boot camp…

You looked up what workouts to expect, you found a Fit Body Boot Camp in your area, and you wrote down all the fitness goals you want to hit within the next six months.

But there’s still one more important question to ask: What should you wear to boot camp?

I figured that a few of our readers might not know how to dress to impress AND to work out at the same time. So today I’m channeling my inner fashionista to bring you the go-to dress tips for your next boot camp session.

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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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Recipes: Easy Veggie Skillet

“C’mon, eat your veggies! Bottoms up!”

Alright, there’s a reason why moms across the world feed their children vegetables before they can even talk: a serving of veggies packs loads of nutrients and minimal calories, and vegetables are all-natural foods too!

Today’s skillet features red onions, mushrooms, and asparagus, three veggies that are perfect for a week of meal prep. Turn up the flavor by mixing in some vinegar; you’ll add some tang to the dish.

The days of avoiding every green thing on the plate are long gone. Here’s a recipe that might just make you crave veggies more than the main dish!

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A Little Fit Motivation From Coach Melissa…

Coach Melissa here, the motivational coach you never knew you needed!

I’ve hijacked the Fit Body Boot Camp blog because I figured I could offer some inspiration to a few of you future boot campers out there…

See, I used to be overweight. I was far from fit. My self-esteem was at an all-time low. It hurt to look at myself in the mirror. I felt lost and hopeless.

Then I saw a Fit Body Boot Camp ad online one day. What did I have to lose? I decided to check it out…

The rest is history. I fell in love with their quick HIIT style workouts and lost a bunch of weight in the first few months. I even learned how to keep that weight off for the long haul…

So what did the trick for me?

Once I got on top of my mentality, I was able to conquer fitness every single day. Mentality is the biggest part of working out. You can’t get down on yourself!

Let’s talk through some of the most common objections and excuses people make when fitness gets the better of them. Trust me, the power of perspective can turn these doubts into opportunities for you.

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Recipes: Curried Cauliflower

On today’s episode of “Real Recipes of FBBC”: Cauliflower gets all up in curry’s business!

Cauliflower is rolling up with its crew (spinach, pimento peppers, and garbanzo beans) to square off with curry sauce. Who’s going to win this throwdown?

No one…because cauliflower and curry sauce get along just fine!

Today’s recipe is a medley of veggies dressed in some savory curry sauce. It’s a match made in heaven!

There’s nothing to feel guilty about, because this meal is healthy and nutrient-rich!

Here’s how to make this awesome recipe.

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Workout of the Week: Glory to the Glutes

Glutes. We know you want ’em.

So why not take your first step toward getting them today?

Today’s workout is a power leg workout. You’ll get those sculpted legs and glutes that you’ve always wanted.

Look great in that bikini. Impress in those skinny jeans. Sizzle in any pair of shorts.

Get yourself some dumbbells, battle ropes, and a good attitude. That’s all you need to make this glute formula work!

Now, are you ready for some glute-tastic results?

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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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Diet Like a Celebrity

Why do movie stars get paid millions and millions of dollars?

They convince us that, for just a moment in time, we’re actually in another world. Maybe you’re stuck in the hustle and bustle of New York City, maybe you’re a knight in medieval times, or maybe you’re the only human alive in a zombie apocalypse.

Actors go to great lengths to prepare for the roles they play. Let’s say their next role is as a superhero. Part of their preparation would include getting in tip-top shape with a healthy diet and lifestyle, because who would believe in a superhero’s power to save the world when they aren’t even in shape?

What if I told you that you could harness that same level of dedication to get fit too?

You can, and after this blog I know you will!

You’re the star, and your next role is the healthy and happy new “you”! Let’s get you “fit” for the role with a couple of tips celebrities, like your favorite movie stars, use to get toned.

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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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