The purpose of this month's core challenge has many benefits: 1.) To sculpt and define your arms hips and waistline: 2.) To activate the muscles that are responsible for stabilizing your shoulders, core and pelvis; 3) Strengthens your core and ankles; 4.) Tones up your arms, chest, back & shoulders.
Ladies, get ready to feel the burn. :)
This exercise is an awesome booty lifter and builder. Try them. You'll love them as much as my students do. :)
To do this exercise:
1.) Lay on your back
2.)Use a mini exercise band (green - medium tension or blue - heavy tension). Place the band lightly above both knees, on the lower thigh.
3.) Bend your knees and place your feet on a wall.
4.) Create a 90 degree angle at your knees and hips by placing your hips directly u dear your knees.
5.) Lift your hips into a bridge.
6.) Lift one foot off of the wall.
7.) Reach your raised leg straight and toward your head and keep stretching the band throughout the entire exercise.
8.) Lower and lift your hips, making sure to keep your bottom squeezed, your belly button drawn in toward your spine and your ribs closed.
9.) I recommend 20 - 50 repetitions per leg. 2-3 sets.
Today's 2.5 mile run was a smoker. After completing a wide variety of stadium stair hops and broad jumps, we mixed in a few sets of jumping chin-ups, step ups, pushups, etc. My all girl crew is tough as nails. :) Even though it was blazing hot this morning, they stayed motivated and had fun. Morning workouts are the best!
Today's 4-mile sesh, mixed in a variety of hill runs, pushups, chin-ups, dips, etc - to round out the start of the best 4th of July weekend.
Happy 4th! :)
Can I just tell you how much I love hill training!!!! Hill training develops more then just gorgeous legs, sculpted abs and a perky butt. :) Hill training will teach you how to perform, with grace, under pressure. Hill training is a character builder. The hill forces you to focus on one thing and one thing only - getting to the top - by all means necessary. Hill training is a super attitude changer. You always start off hating the hill; but once you've climbed it and you look back at it from the other side, your prospective changes. Your "pre-hill" negative self talk turns into powerful, positive, "post hill", self-affirmation. Wow! I absolutely love hill training! :)
View our new classes for the month of March, posted on the schedule page. :)
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A fitness junkie from birth, Michele was destined to make exercise and healthy living her life's passion. For over 25 years, Michele has motivated many as a personal trainer, healed hundreds as a massage therapist, transformed thousands as a Pilates instructor, captivated countless as a Kettlebell competitor/coach and soothed the souls of several as a Birthing Doula. With an eye toward adventure and a lust for travel and all things active, Michele can't wait to take on the next 20 years.