Total Body Resistance Band Workout featured

Total Body Resistance Band Workout

My favorite piece of exercise equipment has always been dumbbells. That's why it's the only piece of equipment needed for all the workouts in the Life in Spandex 30-Day Sweat Guide. However, there's a close runner up - resistance bands. Mini bands, fit tube, flat bands, I like them all. They fit in my purse, are affordable, and allow you to adjust the intensity of the exercises. Fun fact: I always have at least one resistance band on me at all times :). They're also like dumbbells in that they challenge your stabilizing muscles - think core, hips, shoulders - even when you're focusing on primary mover muscle groups. This helps tone those hard to reach muscles and increases your

Lazy Girl Ab Workout

You know those days you don't want to put on pants or leave the house? Yeah, that's me today. I've been feeling run down this past week no matter what I eat or how much I sleep. Maybe I'm fighting a bug? During these times I do take it easy by relaxing from strenuous exercise, eating nutrient-dense foods, and sleeping as much as I can. But, there is a huge difference between needing rest and just being lazy. When it's a matter of will, ditch the excuses. I've created a killer ab workout that doesn't even require getting out of the house or even off the floor! All I need is 15 minutes to make your abs burn and burn

Low Impact HIIT Workout featured

Low Impact, Fat Burning HIIT Workout

By now most of us know the fat-burning benefits of HIIT. High Intensity Interval Training can help you  burn more calories in less time and build metabolism-boosting muscle. However, if your body is sensitive to jumping exercises, it can feel discouraging to feel like you have to sit on the sidelines and watch. I would know, I haven't been able to jump since May. But, I'm finding work arounds! Is it possible to incorporate HIIT training if you can't jump? Absolutely! You can start with intervals on a Stationary or Spin Bike, StepMill, Rowing Machine, or Elliptical or by using Battle Ropes or swimming. When my knees are able to handle compound movements, I also love adding in home HIIT workouts like the

Abs & Arms Home Workout

Abs & Arms Home Workout

I pride myself on being able to show even the busiest women how to make healthy living fit into their lifestyle. I love educating them on the actual amount of exercise and easy nutrition hacks necessary to get results. Being fit takes so much less time, money, and effort than everyone thinks! It's extremely gratifying to see a woman's look of dismay when I tell her that 30 to 45-minutes of exercise (away from the treadmill) is plenty to get visible results and reap health benefits of physical activity. What's even better is her reaction when I tell her she can still have a soothing glass of wine and decadent dark chocolate. Hearing that she has more energy, confidence, is

20 Minute Home Core Workout

Finding My Center (In Two Ways)

It seems like the older I get, the more I feel I don't know. As most of you are aware, I've battled knee injuries since May. A self-proclaimed fitness influencer, I've questioned my expertise during recovery. It's been 7 months since I've been able to run, squat, lunge, or jump. If you haven't noticed, these exercises made up the bulk of my workouts. The physical pain has been limited, but the emotional turmoil has been strong. I know this issue is insignificant compared to what so many people are suffering through. But I've felt a loss of identity and a rush of anxiety because of it. I've been "that fit girl" for so long that I feel like I'm not