Getting back into my work routine, loved all my classes this week. Had a relaxing 4th with family and friends. Now, #moveoftheday is back! Today, Tricep Dip to Crab Touch. Make sure fingers are pointing towards you, bend at the elbows and straighten arms to really target your triceps, then reach opposite hand to heel. Modification, just lift one leg at a time and leave both hand on the floor.
Move of the day: Single Leg Deadlift to Single Arm Row to Bicep Curl. Challenge your core as you work Glutes,Legs,Back and Biceps.
I love Tabata workouts. They are quick, intense and get the job done. This one is only 3 rounds long and 6 moves you can do anywhere. Set your timer for 20 seconds on and 10 seconds off for 4 minutes. 1 minute break then move onto next round. Alternate the 2 moves each round. Want a longer workout? Do 1 move for the 4 min block so the workout is 6 rounds long.
Burpees/Jacks or Star Jumps
Prisoner Lunges/Mountain Climbers
Squat Jumps/Side Lunge with Hops
My classes loved this workout so much last week they requested to do it a second time. All you need is a mat and you can do it anywhere. Fun, effective, and fast. Get ready to love your ABS.
This post has been on my heart all day. In the last few weeks, I have heard of co-workers breaking blantant rules in pursuit of class numbers. It undermines us all as fitness instructors. To me, it is not, can I get away with it, can I talk my way out. It is, the answer was no, end of story. More shocking to me is alot of this behavior is coming from people who are parents. I don’t know about you, but when I tell my kids no, I mean no. Not, don’t get caught. Not, as long as I am not looking. No means no. If you are not living life with integrety, how will your children learn integrety. As I see this behavior, I remind myself to stay in my lane, to choose the right path. I take my job to help people reach their health and fitness goals very seriously. I am not interested in being “fitness famous”. I want the people who trust me to take a class to be able to play with their grandkids, strengthen their heart, make their brain stronger, enjoy a physically fit life outside the gym. If that goal includes getting into that summer body, that is great too. But it is not about packing my class by bending rules, getting YouTube followers or putting the safety of my class at risk. Making decisions that make me popular but my class unsafe, is just not an option for me. I worked hard to get certified. I do my research all the time on how to make my classes more effective. I am honored for every person that walks into class trusting me. I feel beyond blessed to get to watch the community of love and support that happens in class, not just between the regulars, but how they embrace new people to make them feel comfortable and part of our fitness family.
I am inspired by the integrity of my co-workers that mentor and give the best of themselves every day. I am inspired by class participants that come to to lift each other up to become better. I am beyond grateful that I can choose integrity. That I live a life I am proud of and I never have to worry who is watching. I am watching.