5 Ways to Beat Gymtimidation

5 Ways to Beat Gymtimidation

I can remember the first time I ever worked out at a commercial gym. The machines looked like space ships, there was grunting, everyone seemed to know exactly what they were doing (and had the biceps to show for it), and I¬†felt like everyone was going to judge me if I did anything wrong (Spoiler alert: most of them don't know what they're doing either! ūüėČ ). It was easy to fake gym confidence and just hop on the elliptical or treadmill. It's hard to do cardio wrong. Lucky for me, those days were short lived. My boyfriend at the time took¬†a weight lifting class and he really helped me find my gym-groove. He pieced together basic weight-lifting workouts I

Summer Shape Up Series Total Body Workout

Summer Shape Up Series: Total Body Workout

It's the final #WorkoutWednesday of the Summer Shape Up Series! You have a total of four workout days left. Make them count!¬†I've put together a booty blasting, arm sculpting, ab toning, calorie scorching routine to get you over the final hump of the challenge. No muscle left behind! Check in with me once you‚Äôve finished your workout by¬†commenting below¬†or¬†posting on social media¬†with the hashtags¬†#lifeinspandex¬†and¬†#lissummer¬†! If you're just joining in now, welcome! Make sure you sign up below to so you don't miss the next workout series or future blog posts! You will also receive a FREE Member-Only Booty Workout after you enter your email :D. Sign Me Up! *¬†indicates required Email Address¬†* First Name¬† Last Name¬†   Health and happiness,

summer shape up series week 4 workout schedule

Summer Shape Up Series: FINAL Week 4 Schedule

You made it to the final week of the Summer Shape Up Series! I am so frickin' impressed with how many of you have stayed on top of your workouts and nutrition guidelines. For those of you who joined in late or were inspired in some other way from the month-long journey, you got this!! You can always go back to Week 1 and complete the month of workouts if you missed the bandwagon. We all start somewhere, and if it wasn't three weeks ago, make it be TODAY! Finding your fit, gaining strength, and building confidence does not happen over night. It takes time. However, time will pass regardless, so make every day count! We are kicking it up a

Summer Shape Up Series Burned to the Core Featured Image

Summer Shape Up Series: Burned to the Core Workout

It's the third #WorkoutWednesday of the Summer Shape Up Series! Time is seriously flying! Nothing screams summer like a chiseled tummy. Unfortunately for all of us hopefuls, it's impossible to spot reduce. This means you can do sit ups and planks until the cows come home. But, if your nutrition isn't on point, you'll have nothing to show for it. It's a sucky reality a lot of us have to come to terms with. However, attaining a defined core shouldn't be done through diet alone. We want muscles to be there once the layer on top starts to flatten! Plus, you can literally look pounds thinner by practicing good posture. And, there is no way to have a sexy stance

Life in Spandex Summer Shape Up Workout Series

The Life in Spandex Summer Shape Up Series

The sun is shining, the beach is calling, and your swimsuit drawer is waiting to be opened! The official first day of summer is right around the corner. Think about all the exciting plans to come - vacations, backyard BBQs, beach days, amusement park adventures, and warm summer nights spent with friends and family. Now envision yourself feeling energized and confident through it all. I want you to feel strong, sculpted, and confident while rocking your favorite pair of cutoffs, bikinis, sleeveless sun dresses, sexy monokinis, or a color block one-piece! I also want to show you it's possible to fit in exercise despite busy summer work schedules, parties, and vacations! https://youtu.be/5saMn4b3vLg The Life in Spandex Summer Shape Up Series starts Sunday, May 22nd, get