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

Guns n' Buns Home Workout

Guns n’ Buns Home Workout

My weekly workout split usually consists of 2 upper body days and 2 lower body days (with core work mixed in here and there). When I miss a workout or decide to fit in an extra toning session, I combine the two! So often we add unnecessary rigidity to our healthy lifestyle. We think we have to follow the rules to a "T" or we won't get results. Ugh! This is why so many of you have probably tried and "failed" at so many exercise and diet plans. And also why some of you NEED check out the Life in Spandex Guides. Hint: they show you how to be healthy, fit, and confident in a no-stress way (no meal timing,

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

The Best Fitness Posts of 2017

The Top 10 Fitness Blog Posts of 2017

Every year I post a "Best of" post with a list of the most popular blog posts from lifeinspandex.com. I'm still going to post this list below. However, the best part of 2017 had nothing to do with what I've done and everything to do with how you've contributed. Creating a strong, friendly, and empowering community of #bossbabes has always been my ultimate dream. But it's far from easy! All of you have so many different awesome fitness, health, and lifestyle influencers to choose from. I am humbled every time you choose me to help guide you to self-love, fitness goals, health, and strength in mind, body, career, and relationships. I've experienced a lot of growth personally and on this blog