Archives April 2015 - Fit, Strong and Sexy

Body Transforming Plank Routine

Body Transforming Plank Routine

Gone are the days of endless crunches or forcing ourselves into positions we have to hold forever, especially right before a workout. This efficient little routine is like my secret weapon. Four exercises that have you working in three different directions, so you automatically get more muscle activation and fat burning potential than simply holding a static plank. Add a resistance band and engage ...[Read More]

The Outer Thigh Workout

The Outer Thigh Workout – Full

The Workout 1. Start 1 min: 5 Jacks + 5 Side Raises left and right 2. Do the following (4 rounds of 8 reps of each or 24 reps total) Thigh Ups (floor to ceiling lift) Pulsing Thigh Ups High leg circles Clam Shells   Other Side 3. 1 min: 5 Jacks + 5 Side Raises left and right 4. Top of Table Position (Extend Right leg straight behind and 4 rounds of 8 reps each exercise) Outer Thigh pulses Out ...[Read More]

The Outer Thigh Workout

The Outer Thigh Workout

WHY? Because those mini-shorts won’t rock themselves! Saddle bags? I recently heard this term and thought it referred to some sort of equestrian equipment, however, I was quickly informed that this was a term used to refer to the pesky and unwanted little fat deposits around your hips and upper thighs! While it may seem difficult to eliminate them, it’s not impossible. Add this saddlebag blasting ...[Read More]

Busy Girl Who Wants it ALL Workout

Busy Girl Who Wants it ALL Workout

It wasn’t that long ago that I expressed my strong feelings about the ‘B-word’ in this post: What Being too Busy Really Means While my feelings have not changed, the meaning of that statement has. For those who know me, I no longer even use the “B” word. I hate it– it’s a crutch. It’s actually a joke because we are all busy. Yep, each and everyone one of us. Busy isn’t an excuse. ...[Read More]

Inner Thigh on FIRE Workout

Inner Thigh on FIRE Workout

Ballerina legs do not just happen, they come from the disciplined training ballerinas are known for. The good news is, we can all strong, long, lean and powerful legs achieve legs with the right training formula. This is one of my favorite workouts for inner thighs, which is why I call it ‘ballet-inspired’! This is a targeted workout that works to tone, strengthen and sculpt the inner thighs The W ...[Read More]

Easter Bread

Easter Bread

Warning: This is definitely not a ‘waistline-friendly’ recipe. However, it is an Italian Easter Tradition and I believe in splurging (conscientiously) on things that are worth it, in moderation. I was raised with an Italian mother, and every easter I got more excited over this tradition of homemade Italian Easter bread (which we call Consuppa), than any chocolate or candy. It’s a ...[Read More]

The Magic 5 Min Hip and Butt Routine

The Magic 5 Min Hip and Butt Routine

We’ve heard it all, ‘Get Leaner, Stronger Legs…” “tone your inner and outer thighs…” “sculpt legs like a ballerina…” “perform these exercises to get faster and fitter…” you get the idea… BUT there is not one single workout that will work if you can’t do it properly (or at all) because your body is not in a position to get there, or worse you end up fighting an injury. There is nothing more f ...[Read More]