Posts tagged calories
Killer Kettlebell Full Body Circuit

The kettlebell is such a versatile piece of gym equipment. You can find them almost anywhere and they take up almost no space at all…perfect! So, whether you take this workout to the gym, do this in your own backyard or do this on vacation, you will burn calories and tone your upper and lower body with this fun and effective circuit!

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Tone and Shape At Home Workout

We are in an Arctic freeze here in the Chicagoland area so I thought we could all use a fun and effective at home workout. This workout will not only get your heart rate up to help you burn calories by boosting your metabolism, but it will help you tone and shape your full body by creatively using your body weight…all in the comfort of your own home! So put on your tennis shoes and get to work!

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it's all one sided full body workout

As a mom of 5 girls, I find I am constantly seeking balance in my life. With a hectic schedule, I am always looking for ways to balance my daily schedule. It got me to thinking about balance in my workouts. It is easy to develop imbalances (right/left asymmetries) as a result of past injuries or just because you have a naturally dominant side. When you perform a bilateral exercise, your stronger side compensates by taking on more of the load than your weaker side. By performing exercises that challenge one side of your body at a time (unilateral exercises) you prevent muscle imbalances from developing, improve your core strength, challenge your brain (your nervous system builds new brain synapses) and prevent injuries. What’s not to love about that?!

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Reshape your lower body with this weight and band workout

Resistance training is a must to shape and tone your lower body. Using both weights and resistance bands gives you a very effective workout to challenge your thighs and glutes. By supersetting the thigh and glute exercises you are able to efficiently work through this workout while really challenging yourself. I love it! Warning…if you choose the right weights, you WILL be sore! It’s a total leg burnout! Is there anything better than feeling sore after a leg workout??? I think not! To me it says: JOB WELL DONE!

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Back to School Workout Series

With 3 daughters heading off to college this Fall, I wanted to put together a workout series that they could easily incorporate into their collegeate routine. Finding time to exercise can not only help you fight the college weight gain, but it can improve your focus and concentration as well as improve your mood and reduce anxiety and stress. There are 4 workouts in this Back to School Workout Series.  If you are working out 3 days a week, I would suggest doing the upper body workout,  lower body workout and cardio core workout.  If you are wanting to make fitness part of your daily routine, I would suggest doing  upper body, cardio/core, full body, cardio/core, lower body. So colleatates...start your year off not only nourishing your mind, but also nourishing your body. Healthy life, happy life!

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Powerful Kettlebell Leg Burnout Circuit

This is one of my "go to" lower body workouts when I want to really feel the burn!  It will challenge your quads and glutes from beginning to end!  Because you are working the large muscles of your lower body, you will burn serious calories....I burned over 500!  It’s a total leg burnout! All you need is 1-2 kettlebells (can also use dumbbells) and you can do it anywhere.  We love using kettlebells because they are so versitile and easy to use.

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Feel the Burnout Lower Body hiit!

Firm and sculpt your legs and glutes while you torch calories with this workout.  It is a great workout to keep the calorie burn high and the toning benefits maximal! It’s a total leg burnout!

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