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Vitalize 30 Day Program Day 6

Welcome to Day 6! Today is an active rest day. It is totally up to you what you would like to do! Active rest days are amazing because you still feel like you perform some type of exercise or something good for your body versus just sitting around the house.

You have a couple options. You can do some cardio or do a complete active rest day. If you decide to do cardio, make sure it’s steady state and not to strenuous or long.

Here are some options:

  • Brisk walk
  • Foam roll
  • Stretching
  • Play a sport

All of these are great options. You can do anything just be sure that you still are giving yourself a rest 🙂

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Vitalize 30 Day Program Day 5

Good Morning, Afternoon, or Evening! Today is going to be an amazing workout. The focus for today is on yoga and meditation. I’ve implemented this type of practice into the program specifically on this day for a few reasons:

  • Many people have never done yoga and this is an opportunity to discover something new!
  • Yoga has many benefits! It helps isolate muscle groups for specific contractions and stretch muscles. Let’s be honest, those legs are tight from yesterday and yoga is EXACTLY what you need!
  • Meditation is sometimes daunting or may seem pointless, but in all honesty, we all need some peaceful meditation time or some ME TIME. I’ve designed the program to incorporate some yoga/meditation today so you could take time to reflect on why you’ve decided to start this journey. Reflect and bring to mind all the positivity you are creating and continue in your amazing confidence!

 

Though I instruct and practice yoga, there is never a time where I’m not always striving to learn more and better myself. Trying something new is scary, I get it. I never went to a yoga class until my sister took me with her! For today, I’m going to encourage you to either  put yourself out there and go to a yoga class or I offer you the other option of practicing in your home. Below is a link to an amazing foundational yoga program. Adriene is such an amazing person and yogi and I love practicing with her in my home! This specific class of hers will help loosen up those hips and hamstrings that are feeling a little tight from yesterday.

 

Whatever you decide to do and whatever level you are at, pick your style, pace, and comfort zone to be you, feel good, and reflect on how amazing this day and journey is!

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Vitalize 30 Day Program Day 4

Happy Happy Day Everyone! Today is one of my absolute favorites: Booty Burn! We all love to round out that rear especially with Spring Break and summer on it’s way. All moves can be done without any equipment which is a huge bonus. Go work up that sweat and give today all you’ve got!!

Before Getting Started

Before starting today’s program, take a few minutes to read through these tips that will help with your form and protect your spine.

  • Warm up and cool down!!!
  • Keep chest upright and shoulders back
  • While performing squats, keep weight in heels and drive up through heels. It’s less about how low you can drop your tailbone towards the floor and more about proper mechanics.
  • While performing step ups, check to make sure your foot is completely on bench or box (this includes your heel!). Drive up through your heel and lower yourself back down safely.
  • While performing lunges, keep 70% of weight in front heel. As you lunge forward, (pull back leg forward) gently push through the ball/toes of back foot and life your weight through the heel of the front foot.
  • While performing abdominal exercises, keep neck relaxed to relieve any stress on placed on cervical vertebrae.

 

Warm Up

  • Walk at least 5 minutes to warm up leg muscles

Lower Body and Booty

  • Squats: 3 sets, 12-15 reps
  • Step Back Lunge: 3 sets, 12-15 reps each leg (perform one leg at a time)
  • Crusty Lunge: 3 sets, 12-15 reps each leg (perform one leg at a time)
  • Marching Hip Bridge: 3 sets, 20 reps (hold bridge position and lift/march knees)
  • Step Ups: 3 sets, 12-15 reps (on comfortable bench or box)
  • Walking Lunges: 2 sets, 20 reps

*To add a challenge to the above exercise, minus hip bridges, grab a pair of dumbbells to add extra weight!

Abs

  • Sit Ups on Ball: 20-25
  • In and Outs: 20-25
  • Leg Raises: 15-20
  • Mason Twist: 25-50 (Hold fee up and/or old weighted ball or free weight for added challenge)
  • Mountain Climbers: 25-50

 

Cool Down

  • Take 5-10 minutes to stretch lower body muscles
  • Or, my personal favorite, if you have access to a foam roller, use it!!

 

Great Job!!! I know booty and legs is hard work, but you made it through! You’ve been doing so well so be sure to check in for tomorrow’s amazing workout! I promise you’re going to love it!

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Vitalize 30 Day Program Day 2

Rise and shine, it’s time to vitalize! Finish your cup of tea or coffee and meet me with a set of weights and that positive attitude! Today is all about being fierce and feeling strong. Let’s HIIT it!

Today’s plan includes an upper body toning segment along with some sweet cardio.

Warm Up:

  • 5 minutes of brisk walking on treadmill, elliptical, bike, etc

Upper Body-Arms:

  • Side Lateral Raise: 3 sets, 8-12 reps
  • Bicep Curls: 3 sets, 8-12 reps
  • Shoulder Press: 3 sets, 8-12 reps
  • Overhead Tricep Extension: 3 sets, 8-12 reps
  • Swimmer’s Press: 3 sets, 8-12 reps
  • Tricep Kickbacks: 3 sets, 8-12 reps

Cardio-Interval Training:

Set a timer or keep an eye on your time, we’re performing 2:1 intervals. For each exercise, perform for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest (take longer if you need it! This is your journey so gauge how you are feeling). Aim to complete 6-8 rounds.

  • Fast Wide-Stance “Football” Feet
  • Front Facing Punches
  • Hooks
  • Upper Cuts
  • Cross Country Skiers
  • Cross Body Jabs

 

Awesome job on completely day 2 of the Vitalize program! You’re off to a great start. I hope you are feeling as fantastic as I am and those arms are feeling the burn. Check back in for day 3!

 

 

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Vitalize 30 Day Program Day 1

Are you ready to kickstart your fitness journey? Maybe those New Year’s resolutions got away from you. No matter where you are in life, where you’ve been, or where you’ve started, join me as we kickstart this 3o day program to vitalize your body!

Today we’ve got 3 supersets, 3 rounds each. You can follow up this routine with some extra cardio for a bigger kick!

Warm-Up

  • Jumping Jacks, 10 reps
  • Squats, 10 reps
  • Cross Country Skiers, 10 reps
  • Sit Ups, 10 reps
  • Arm Circles, 10 reps forward, 10 reps backwards

Set 1:

  • Squat with Alternating Side Leg Lift, 24 reps
  • Mountain Climbers, 20 reps
  • Side Plank with Hip Raise, 10 each side

Set 2:

  • Push ups on Knees, 10 reps
  • Alternating Spidermans, 20 reps
  • Alternating Lunge Backs, 20 reps

Set 3:

  • Hyperextensions on Ball, 15 reps
  • Hip Bridges, 20 reps
  • In and Out Abs, 20 reps

Cool Down with some stretching ensuring all muscles groups are properly cooled down.

 

Leave a comment on how you feel after this quick paced, heart pumping workout and be sure to continue on with the next 29 days with me!

 

 

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Get Your Fit On

Rise and shine fit freaks! It’s time to get a bit, or a lot, sweaty!! What’s on your plan today? Not sure what to do? Start somewhere!  It doesn’t matter where you are or what you’re working as long as your working hard. Start with finding some encouragement today. Why do you want a better bod or how are you going to maintain yours? We all have our ups and downs on this insane roller coaster. I’ll be honest, I cry from time to time, get stressed and find myself becoming an emotional reck, but over what. I’ve decided a few weeks ago that I was going to change all of that. I find pleasure in training so I shouldn’t be stressed, I feel relieved! And now I do!!! Start with a walk, then jog, then a run and clear your mind of everything except positive self-loving thoughts.

Let’s start or restart this journey together! I’ve been working hard and you will be too! I’ll be training chest/biceps/calves and punching it out with this awesome HIIT routine for some killer cardio today. If you want to follow along on the plan I’ve been using then check out Ashley Kurtenbach!! She’s so awesome! Her plan is great, simple, and will make you cry for tylenol the next day. After that, I’ll be doing a little boxing to punch out my stress from the work day!! Take a peek and go get your fit on!!!

http://theathleticbuild.com/bikini-competitor-ashley-kurtenbach-workout-routine-and-diet/

 

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