The goal with a quality warm up is to get your heart rate up, to break a sweat, and to literally get warm! Often the toughest part of a workout is simply getting started – so rather than thinking about it too much, just follow me through this awesome cardio warm-up! What you need: Just a stopwatch or Interval Timer (I use and recommend the Gymboss!) What you do: 7 minutes total time 30 seconds ea ...[Read More]
You workout hard and should cool down just as much!! Follow me in this amazing cool down to get the best results in your workout!! And if it isn’t enough check out my friend Tommy Europe’s page!
This workout is all about targeting your upper body while working your abs. I wanted to come up with a workout that didn't have too many moves but was just as effective. These moves force you to engage the muscles in your arms. The tension plank is an isometric move (meaning your muscle length does not change during contraction) and is perfect for really sculpting those hard-to-target muscles of y ...[Read More]
This looks like a lot, but it's 3 short videos packed with 'bang for your exercise buck'. If you want to split them up and do them at different times of day, that's OK, but make sure you get in all three. I tend to prefer to knock them out all at once, but find what works best for YOU!
So what is Active Recovery? 8-10 min cardio of your choice - enough to get your heart rate up and if possible, break a sweat! My recommended choices are brisk walking, jogging, biking, elliptical or if you don’t have the access to a machine or going outside I always like jumping jacks and/or running in place.
Abs abs, come out come out wherever you are! Don't let your abs play hide and seek anymore!! No matter what you think, you can reveal your abs! It’s not about crunches or a starvation diet - its the quality of your nutrition and the right mix and QUALITY of the workout!
Burpees are the exercise everyone LOVES to HATE. I have to say Burpees and I have a love/hate relationship, and I can guarantee if you get into them you will too. Yes, they are HARD, they are uncomfortable, there is nothing pleasant and easy about them, which is why you will also love them - you will LOVE the results AND the 'feel good' endorphins you get from completing such an incredible workout ...[Read More]
Stretching tends to be the first thing to go out the window when we are short on time. However, it is extremely important for a number of reasons. First off, it will decrease your likelihood of injury which is essential if you want to stay fit and active long term. BUT it also plays a large role in increasing your range of motion and improving your recovery time.
Bonus Legs Toning Workout: Sculpt strong, toned legs and thighs with these carefully curated exercises that will reach all the muscles you may be overlooking. Do this with precision and get your legs a shaking!
Slim Down/Tone Up Desc: If you think strengthening exercises are going to 'bulk you up, think again, it's all about...
This was the FIRST EVER YOGA VIDEO I ever recorded, I'd love you to try it and see what you think! It's great to do to open up your body, energize you and get in some good stretching!
Not your typical meditative yoga - I call it 'Amanda Style' - because it's fast flowing, athletic and will give you a great full body toning workout while also helping you with strength and flexibility. I like to think you get the entire 'physical' benefit of a 90 min class, packed into SO much less time!
8-10 min cardio of your choice - enough to get your heart rate up and if possible, break a sweat! My recommended choices are brisk walking, jogging, biking, elliptical or if you don’t have the access to a machine or going outside I always like jumping jacks and/or running in place.
A TRUE athlete's workout! It is meant to be an intense interval workout performed at a high level of exertion, that being said, if you don't quite feel at the level to handle the duration of the workout, it is better to shorten it (do less intervals) and maintain high intensity rather than skimp of the intervals and complete the whole time. If you are just beginning try 3-5 intervals, take a 5 mi ...[Read More]
This is one of my favorite 'Go-To' Workouts, I do this circuit at least twice per week. It's a good one to store in your memory as it works every major asset to get you tight, toned while also shedding any 'extra layers' with the plyomtetric/cardio intervals. Get your towel ready to wipe that sweat off the floor!
This mix is something that I always like to have on hand for a sweet tooth! It is quick and easy to make and is a healthy alternative to a nut and chocolate candy bar!
This dinner is a healthy staple that is also flavorful and tasty!
This homemade trail mix is much healither than those you can buy. Trail mix seems like a healthy option, but is often riddled with unhealthy nuts and other negative qualities. Making your trail mix at home verifies that it is fresh and healthy! This combination of nuts is rich in omega-3 and antioxidants!
These crab-packed tomatoes are SOO cute - almost too cute to eat. ALMOST. You’ll impress your roommate/sister/partner with these guys! This recipe makes 2 servings, so it is perfect to share!
This spin on air popped popcorn has quite a kick to it! Luckily, you can adjust the spice to your liking.