Monday, January 28, 2019

Monday Motivation


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Saturday, January 26, 2019

January Back to Basics Challenge: Days 26-31: Planks


Today we're moving on to the last move in the Lean Girls Fitness Back to Basics Challenge - planks. We're starting with an easy 10 second plank and working up to 50 seconds. Planks are amazing for your upper body and core strength. Do a full basic plank for this challenge. Stand with your legs about hip-width apart and walk you hands out until you're in a plank. Your hands should be about shoulder-width apart. Keep your arms extended and back straight. Just use the timer on your phone to time yourself.  


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Monday, January 21, 2019

Monday Motivation


Happy MLK Day! Honor MLK's legacy today and everyday - the time is always right to do what is right!

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January Back to Basics Challenge: Days 21-25: Squats


Today we're moving on to squats in the Lean Girls Fitness Back to Basics Challenge - starting with 10 and working up to 50. Don't worry if you can't do them all in a row - feel free to break them up into smaller sets. Basic bodyweight squats are great for toning that booty! To do a body weight squat, stand with your legs slightly wider than hip-width with your feet slightly angled out. Keep your knees in line with your feet as you squat. Lower yourself by moving your butt backwards, and then stand. You can raise your arms in front of you like I show in the video, or you can let them hang loose at your side. Just don't place them on your legs or use your hands to push yourself up.


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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

January Back to Basics Challenge: Days 16-20: Jumping Jacks


Today we're doing jumping jacks in the Lean Girls Fitness Back to Basics Challenge - starting with 10 and working up to 50. Don't worry if you can't do them all in a row - feel free to break them up into smaller sets. Jumping jacks are a great total body cardio exercise! To do a jumping jack, stand with your legs together and your hands at your sides. As you jump, bring your legs out to the side and your hands straight up over your head. Do these as big as you can for maximum impact.


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Monday, January 14, 2019

Monday Motivation


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Friday, January 11, 2019

January Back to Basics Challenge: Days 11-15: Lunges


Today we're moving on to lunges in the Lean Girls Fitness Back to Basics Challenge - starting with 10 and working up to 50. Don't worry if you can't do them all in a row - feel free to break them up into smaller sets. We're doing basic forward lunges for this challenge. To do a forward lunge, stand with your legs hip-width apart and put your hands on your hips. Step forward with your right foot, lower yourself until your right knee is over your right foot. Your legs should make 90-degree angles. Step back as you raise yourself up and repeat with your left leg.


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Monday, January 7, 2019

Monday Motivation


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Sunday, January 6, 2019

January Back to Basics Challenge: Days 6-10: Crunches


Today we're moving on to crunches in the Lean Girls Fitness Back to Basics Challenge - starting with 10 and working up to 50. Don't worry if you can't do them all in a row - feel free to break them up into smaller sets. Crunches are great for working your core! To do a crunch, lie down with your knees bent. Your feet should be about hip width apart. Put your hands behind your ears and use your abs to crunch upwards as you exhale. Inhale and lower yourself back to the ground and repeat. 


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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Exercise to Feel Younger!

Everybody knows exercise can help you lose weight and be stronger, but working out also has lifelong benefits. Seniors who have been exercising can have the heart, lung, and muscular fitness of people 30 years younger!


So whether you're 70 or 20, it's a great time to get moving! For more information on personal training, boot camp classes, and our online fitness program, visit leangirlsfitness.com.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

January Back to Basics Challenge: Days 1-5: Pushups

Happy 2019! We're kicking off the new year with a Back to Basics Challenge - we'll be doing pushups, crunches, lunges, jumping jacks, squats, and planks to jump start your fitness routine.


We're beginning with pushups - starting with 10 and working up to 50. Don't worry if you can't do them all in a row - feel free to break them up into smaller sets. Pushups are a great upper body exercise - they work your chest, arms, shoulders, back, and abs. To do a pushup, get in plank position with your hands slightly wider than shoulder width. Your feet should also be about shoulder width - you can move them slightly in if you prefer, but a wider base of support will give you greater stability for your pushup. Inhale as you bend your arms and lower your body towards the floor, pause, and exhale as you straighten your arms to lift your body. Your body should stay in a straight line from your head to your toes - don't lift your butt up in the air or let it drop down. If you need to, you can do a modified pushup on your knees. The same rules apply - keep your body straight and don't raise that butt in the air.   


Follow this Back to Basics challenge to kick start your fitness New Year's Resolutions! For more information on personal training, boot camp classes, and our online fitness program, visit leangirlsfitness.com.