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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: Sexy Shoulder Sculptor

Don’t you want shoulders that SCREAM sexy?

Today’s workout will get you on track for just that!

We’ve got curls, planks, “I” raises, “L” raises, and burpees, all designed to tone your shoulders to perfection. There’s also one piece of equipment we’ll be using today that really brings the burn to your shoulders…battle ropes!

Battle ropes are these long ropes that you can slam, shake, and even whip. The ropes aren’t light, so you’ll need your shoulders to get them off the ground and moving.

There will also be a few resistance band and dumbbell exercises to add even more kick to this workout!

Let’s hop into this one! Can’t you feel those new shoulder muscles already?

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Workout of the Week: Who Are You Calling a Dumbbell?!

Are you ready to feel the burn? Ready to get those muscles moving like they’ve never moved before? If you’re feeling the burn during this exercise, then that means it’s working!

In just a little over 15 minutes, you can get a full body workout that aims to sculpt and tone those muscles, and burn fat off your body.

You’ll be using dumbbells for this workout to up the intensity and build muscle definition. Use whatever weight is most comfortable for you! If you don’t have dumbbells at home, feel free to use any object that holds some weight (i.e heavy books, water bottles, etc.)

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Workout of the Week: Let’s Get Funky

We’ve talked a lot about working hard to get the “summer body” you want, but what about the body you want year round?

Time really flies when you’re having fun – one minute your toes are buried deep in the sand, and the next you’re scrambling to get the kids ready for school. How can Summer already be halfway over!?

Let’s change the perspective a little to match the changing times! Let’s get you the body you’ve been dreaming of, and then keep that body for every Summer for years and years to come!

In just 15 minutes, you can sculpt your ams, tone your legs, and lift that booty with this high intensity workout!

Ready to get in shape and stay in shape? Let’s get started!

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Workout of the Week: Crunch and Burn

This Summer heat may be giving you some serious pit stains, but sweating from the sun doesn’t count as exercise!

This week’s workout will have you burning off that unwanted fat in no time! And the best part? You only need to take 15 minutes out of your day to get the toned bod you’ve been dreaming of.

Take your squats, curls, and burpees to the next level with us and be amazed by the results!

Trying to build some muscle on those thighs? We got you.

Want some strong guns to show off and be the designated pickle jar opener? Step right up.

Ready to get in shape? Let’s get started!

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Workout of the Week: Absolutely Arms

The sun is shining, the heat is radiating, and the sweat is ever present…it must be Summer!

It’s tank top and strapless dress season, which means showing off your arms is pretty inevitable.

Maybe you look down at your arms and notice some flab you want to tighten, or maybe you just wish you had some Michelle Obama muscle definition.

Whatever the case is, we want to get you an exclusive ticket to the gun show! Give this arm toning workout a try – it’ll only take 15 minutes of your day. We’ve seen makeup tutorials longer than that!

Ready to get the firm arms you’ve always wanted? Let’s go!

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The Art of Warming Up Before You Work Out

It’s an age-old adage you’ve probably heard a thousand times: stretch before you work out.

Yet so many people at gyms and with personal trainers ignore this step completely. They hop right onto the treadmill or pick up weights before any of their muscles are primed to perform. Or, they’ll do the stereotypical arm-across-the-chest stretch, not to get loose but to trick themselves into thinking they’re ready to exercise.

The result? Injuries, discouragement, and a lack of weight loss.

So why are stretching and warming up the best things you can do for your body before exercise? It’s all because our muscles need to be eased into the exertion of exercise.

Whether it’s lifting a dumbbell, squatting, playing a sport, or running a marathon, working out requires blood flow and flexibility. A tight body with tight muscles that tries exercise is a recipe for disaster.

We thought warming up was so important that we decided to give it some shine in this week’s blog post. Here are a few of the many ways you can effectively prepare your body for a productive workout. Try these at the gym, on the field, at home, or wherever else you train!

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