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I am a teacher, fitness/yoga instructor, runner, celebrity stalker, chocolate lover, embarrassing dancer, wine guzzler, can't-live-without-my-girlfriends kind of girl. I also have a collection of high heels that strongly outweighs my collection of runners. My goal is to find balance in my life through health and exercise- and when I say balance, I mean kicking ass in the gym and enjoying food, wine, family, friends, and basking in celebrity news. Let's eat clean and do some craaahaaayzy workouts together... followed by a glass of wine.

Monday, 4 June 2012

NEW Workout: The Girl With The Strength Tattoo

Pin It Whadduppp, peeps! Happy Monday and Happy New Workout. Go through this circuit of 6 exercises 4 times- 30 seconds each exercise with 15 seconds in between (30 seconds in between for beginners).

You can do this workout ANYWHERE and will take you about 17 minutes total!!!!

Don't F with a woman with a strength tatt. Actual Canadian law.

1. Plank Cup Pyramids
Using 6 paper cups in front of you, begin in a plank. Alternate between your right and left hand, building a pyramid with the cups (3, then 2, then 1 stacked), then un-build the pyramid, always alternating hands. Try not to lean too far right or left or lift the hips- stay steady in a plank. Repeat 30 seconds.

2. Warrior Lunges
Begin in a lunge position with your hands down on either side of your front foot. Lift your arms overhead and back to starting position. Pull your core tight and lift your hips high, then jump switch your legs and repeat other side. Repeat 30 seconds.

3. Wide Push Up with Kick
Begin with your hands wider than shoulder- width. Complete one push up, bringing your left leg to the right side (between your right foot and shoulder- the higher the better), keeping your left foot off the ground. Allow your gaze to follow your left foot. Come back to centre, complete one push up, and move the right foot. Repeat 30 seconds.

4. One-Armed Jacks
Jump from a stationary position to a wide leg stance, lifting one arm overhead when the legs are wide. Repeat 30 seconds.

5. Wide Leg Side-to-Side Squats
Begin in a wide squat, toes pointed 45 degrees. Start leaning side to side and stopping for a second every third time. Repeat 30 seconds.

6. Plank to Downward Dog
Begin in a plank position, fingers spread wide. Push yourself into a downward dog position (hips high) and back to plank. Repeat 30 seconds.

Bring it, peeps! Happy Monday!