Hey there! Today’s workout will be all about the back! Your back is the home to some of the biggest and strongest muscles in your body so it is very important to not neglect training these muscles. To be sure you are training all parts of your back you can break it down into these groups: lats, middle back, and lower back. Each of those 3 groups can be broken down even further into more muscles groups with more specific exercises to tailor to the smaller muscles, but when looking at the big picture, those 3 groups will be what you need to focus on when training back.  For today’s workout, I decided to try a new routine. I was getting worn out and losing interest in my old tried and true routine. Side note: if you ever start to find yourself uninterested in training a specific muscle group then I highlyRead More →

Hey everyone! I woke up bright & early this morning and was happy I had the extra time to write up this post about boxing! FYI: this post does not contain any workouts, just an informational post about how boxing could benefit you! Anyone out there resent the treadmill or loathe the stair master? Do you find yourself mindlessly walking on a slight incline while scrolling through your Instagram feed to kill time? Or do you just want to be a total badass? If this is you, then I suggest you keep on reading to find your answer to spicing up your cardio routine and LOVING it! Oh, and being a total badass. I started incorporating boxing into my workout regimen about 10 months ago and I have fallen in love with this sport! I was never the type to take a fitness class with an instructor because for me,Read More →

Raise your hand if you are needing a real butt-kicking workout! Okay, put your hand down, and go put your workout clothes on because I have a full body workout that will make you sweat and seriously kick your butt!  The other day I went to the gym feeling a little sluggish and unmotivated, but at the same time, I knew I wanted to get a killer workout in so that I would start my weekend off right. I knew I had to come up with a new routine or else I’d get bored and probably end up leaving before I finished my workout. Anyone feel me on that?!  I put my headphones in and sat there staring at all the equipment. My brain was dead. I had no clue what I was going to do! I scanned the gym for some ideas and finally decided on a full bodyRead More →

Today’s Full Body Pyramid Workout will target every muscle in your body and work them to the max! Not to mention, this will all be accomplished using just resistance bands. Below you will find 2 different workouts, one using loop resistance bands and the other using tube resistance bands!  I have an obsession with my resistance bands. I have come up with so many exercises with them and I love that they are small & convenient to travel with or use at home!  Resistance bands are more popular now than they have been and you will find people all over incorporating them into their workouts. They are great for warm-ups, cool downs, and everything in between. I like to superset with my resistance bands to really target the muscle I am working; however, I have found that using them in place of weights can be just as effective!  My ResistanceRead More →

Hello there! Today I am sharing with you one of my favorite shoulder workouts! I love this workout because it isolates your shoulders while keeping your heart rate elevated allowing you to build muscle while burning fat. Now that’s a win, win! For the longest time, I struggled with not only getting good results from my shoulder workouts but also having a super difficult time getting excited to work them out! It was not until one day when I was doing tons of research on shoulders about ways to really activate that muscle group and different workouts I could perform that would be really effective. I landed on a page that opened my eyes to some great information I never knew about the shoulder muscles and I finally had that “ah-ha” moment! From then on, I have LOVED working out my shoulders and have fun coming up with different exercises and routines. IfRead More →

If you are ready to push yourself, sweat like crazy, and get a total body workout, then this HIIT conditioning workout is for you! What’s great about this workout is that it gives you a goal and for me, having a goal to reach always helps to push myself and work harder in order to accomplish that goal! Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, this conditioning workout will give you a guideline as to where you are in your fitness journey and will continue to be a test for you as improve your skills. This conditioning routine will increase both your stamina and strength as you work as hard and as fast as you can until you’ve completed the routine. If you want to challenge yourself even more so, try adding in 30 seconds of medium-intensity jump rope in between each set drop. For example, after completing the second exerciseRead More →

Are you ready to get those shoulders sizzlin’ and triceps tinglin’?! If so, you are going to love today’s upper body AMRAP workout! AMRAP?! What in the world is AMRAP? Glad you asked. AMRAP= As Many Rounds As Possible: Complete a circuit as many times as you can within a given time frame. So for today’s 15-minute workout, you will complete 10 shoulders presses, 10 pushups, and 20 shoulder taps as 1 round. You will continue to perform these 3 exercises and their given reps until the 15 minutes has elapsed. Once finished, record the total amount of completed rounds. (There is no designated “rest” time during the 15 minutes, so take breaks as you feel necessary.)  You will not need to keep track of time (as a matter of fact, you most likely won’t want to!); however, you will need to set your timer for 15 minutes to know whenRead More →

Hello, fitness junkies! Today’s HIIT workout will be all about lighting the fire in the lower body! This is a great addition to any leg day workout OR can be done on its own. To make it more challenging for some of these exercises I will be incorporating my resistance bands! Do not worry if you do not have resistance bands- these workouts can be done without, but if you feel the need to challenge yourself the next time around then go ahead and get yourself a pair here.  For today, you will work through a series of lower body exercises and (try to) not rest until you have completed the whole series! The following routine will be done 4x through with a 1-minute break between each of the series. Exercises that will incorporate bands & how to use them: Body weight squats/jumping squats- place band just below knees orRead More →