Hey Friends! Happy 2021. I just posted a new video on my YouTube Channel that’s all about goal setting for fulfillment. Click above to watch. And if you’re serious about making 2021 your happiest and healthiest year yet, sign up below for my 21 day Goal Setting Challenge! It’s complete with a 1 hour goal setting workshop, printable workout plan AND 30 on-demand workout videos led by me and other GRIT instructors that you can do from the comfort of your home.
Good afternoon friends! Here’s a HIIT workout I designed to really kick our butts into gear. HIIT stands for high intensity interval training – it’s the most efficient way to burn calories and strength train at the same it. This workout is quick and effective. No equipment required so you can do it in your living room, just like I did. It’s the perfect solution for days like today when my schedule is completely full with teaching classes, making playlists, meetings and writing blog posts.
As an added bonus, my mom came over this morning and helped me make this instructional video. Yay! Now we can sweat together 🙂 I hope you enjoy the workout. Let me know how it goes!
Last but not least, the winner of my Lorna Jane product giveaway is Lisa! She works hard as full time as a nurse and a single mom of 4 and plays hard by incorporating extra time playing with her kids. Congrats Lisa! Email me your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org and your prize is on it’s way.
Wishing you a wonderful rest of your week! Lots luv, Brit
Hola Friends! Hope your week is off to a good start. It’s Tuesday, which for me means workout time! Most of you know that I’m huge fan of cardio kickboxing (Turbo Kick in particular) so I wanted to create a DIY kickboxing workout that you can do in the comfort of your own home. All you have to do is turn on a 30 minute playlist of your fav upbeat jams and then rock out as you power through these exercises…
This workout requires NO equipment. However, you can wear weighted gloves for some simultaneous muscle toning. For the best cardio conditioning, try to complete the circuit four times in 30 minutes (this includes 3 – 2minute rest sections). Stay light on your toes and keep your abs engaged with each exercise. You can expect to be super sweaty and burn 350-450 calories. For a little extra entertainment value, here’s a video of me rocking out some cardio kickboxing at Turbo Kick last Saturday. Now it’s your turn – enjoy! Luv, Brit
Happy Throw Back Thursday! Here’s and oldie but a goodie workout from the Grit by Brit archives. Lots of yummy recipes, new workouts and words of inspiration coming at you this weekend. Stay tuned! xoxo, Brit
Hey Gang! I’m kicking off a new physical challenge to get in tip-top shape for the Summer. Burpees are one of my favorite exercises – I always try to incorporate them into my Turbokick and PiYo fitness classes. Burpees are designed to build muscular and cardio endurance, so expect to be out of breath! Not only does the mega move blast calories it also provides excellent strength training for the entire body, especially the core. Below is a 20-day challenge that I plan to start tomorrow. The goal is to be able to do 60 consecutive burpees by Day 20…In case you’ve never done the burpee exercise before, here’s a simple info-graphic providing step by step instructions…
Once you’ve got the move down, join me for the challenge! Be sure to share you progress on our Facebook page or post a comment below. Be strong and have a wonderful week! xoxo, Brit
Happy Memorial Day friends! Summer is my favorite season of the year. I cannot express how much joy this season brings to me. Yesterday my gym buddy/neighbor and I hosted a “Summer Splash” pool party – it was a blast! Hopefully, you guys are getting ready to hit up the pool yourselves or, better yet, jet-set away to a beach vacation. With that in mind I wanted to share my 1 Week Summer Shape Up Workout Plan:
Hey Gang! Hope your week is going well. I’ve been working away in Chicago and still attending regular CrossFit sessions with my team. I’ve always had mixed feelings about CrossFit (seemed a little “meatheadish”) but over the past few weeks I’m becoming more of a fan. In fact, I actually created my own “CrossFit-Inspired” workout to do this Friday when I get back home. I wanted to share it with you guys so you can give it a whirl on your own. A few things to note:
Duration = 15-20 minutes
Calorie Burn = ~ 250 calories
Rest for 1 minute between each round
The workout requires a kettle bell. If you don’t have a kettle bell, feel free to use a 10-20 pound dumbbell instead
Be sure to do full sit ups (not crunches) keeping your feet flat on the ground
As I eagerly await warmer weather and the reemergence of cut-off shorts into my wardrobe rotation, I’ve been doing some extra leg exercises. My “Daisy Dukes” look especially nice on toned firm thighs! Here are the 4 moves I rely on to tone my lower body. Each move is dynamic and can be performed with only your body weight or by holding dumbbells for added resistance. For best results, I recommend doing 2-3 sets of 15 reps of each exercise at least 3 days per week. As the moves get comfortable, start using dumbbells and increasing the weight to ensure that you are building lean muscle mass and getting maxim, thigh-firming results. Below are photos and step by step instructions.
Have fun and feel the burn stepping up, donkey kicking, lunging and squatting! xoxo, Brit
Place right foot in the middle of step and step up as you balance your body for 1-2 seconds on the right leg. Your left leg should be behind your body to help stabilize your weight as it is shifting. Step down with your left leg first and continue on down with your right. Try for 2 sets of 10-12 repetitions for each leg. Source: Spark People
Kneel down on an exercise mat. Use your elbows to support your upper body. Lift one leg up and kick it straight in the air (upward). Try to kick as high as possible. Lower your leg until your knee is just below parallel to the floor. Repeat the kick on the opposite leg. Source: Workoutz
Step forward with right leg and lower your body to 90 degrees at both knees. Don’t step out too far. There should be 2 to 2.5 feet between your feet at this point. Keep your weight on your heels and don’t allow your knees to cross the plane of your toes. From here, push up, bringing the rear leg forward until you are standing straight again. Step forward with opposite leg and repeat, walking forward for all reps. Source: Spark People
Begin in a wide stance with toes out at a comfortable angle. Your knees will need to stay aligned with your toes, so don’t go out too far. Bend the knees and lower down into a squat, keeping knees in line with toes, abs contracted and back straight. Only go down as low as you can without compromising your flexibility or your balance. Push back to start without locking the knees. Source: Exercise About.com
Hey gang! Here’s your workout for the week. While I’m a big fan of equipment-free workouts, I decided to switch it up this week and incorporate a personal favorite fitness toy – the Bosu Ball! I chose the Bosu Ball because it made my GRIT by Brit Holiday Fitness Gift picks back in December. Bosu exercises are great for increasing stability and working the core. They’re also a nice change-up from typical dumbbell or barbell workouts.
After designing and testing this routine, I assure you’ll get a serious sweat and feel toned and tight throughout your core. The exercises quickly elevate your heart rate making this workout a good option for days when you’re short on time. The entire workout takes about 10 minutes and you can expect to burn ~100-150 calories. For best results, knock this out everyday for 5 days straight. See below for instructional images to guide you – enjoy!
Hey Gang! Here’s your workout for the week. I made up this routine while chillin’ at my parents’ house. Lately I’ve been all about multitasking. So while we were watching the Winter Olympics I simultaneously cranked out these 5 super effective, body sculpting moves. This is a great workout if you’re short on time, have no equipment and want to focus on strength and toning.
Like most of my workouts, this routine is “circuit style” which means you need to move through each set of exercises fairly quickly with minimal rest. Doing so helps elevate your heart rate and ensure you burn max calories while building muscle strength. These exercises work all of our “problem zones” (i.e. thighs, abs and arm flab). For best results, do my Head 2 Toe Tone Up 2-3 times per week for 4 weeks along with your cardio workouts. Enjoy and let me know how it goes! Lots of luv, Brit