Happy Monday! I had a great day at work and am wrapping up my day with some relaxation and watching The Bachelorette (gotta love it). Here is the workout I designed to do in the morning – just wanted to share with you guys. Try it out and let me know what you think. Lots of luv, Brit
It’s almost Summer! In less than 3 weeks I will be lying beach-side in Santorini and Mykonos, Greece! I’m SO excited. I’ve never been to Greece before. Have you?
Last year I went to Monaco and Italy which was AMAZING. In preparation for the trip, I designed an Extreme Bikini Body workout which got me in tip-top shape. I felt tight and toned in the Côte d’Azur! Below is a throw back pic from Summer 2012 at the Monte Carlo Beach Club!
Now, it’s time to get bikini ready yet again! So I made a new and improved EXTRA Extreme Bikini Body Workout. I plan to do this workout 4 times in the next 3 weeks to get me in super bikini shape. On my off days, I plan to do power yoga and my teach my regular cycling and PiYo classes.
The workout is very intense with heavy cardio and lots of focus on the core – it’s designed to burn 1,000 calories! Simply getting through the workout requires at lot of #GRIT which makes us feel strong and confident. After all, confidence is the most important thing we need to look awesome in a bikini 🙂
Got a beach trip coming up? Try the workout for yourself
Yay for bikinis! Luv, Brit
I was recently asked, “Brit, what’s the 1 fitness product that you can’t live without?” Without any hesitation, I quickly answered “my neon headbands!” However, in a very close 2nd place are my dumbbells. In all seriousness, with 2 medium/heavy dumbbells you can create fitness magic! That said, I’ve demonstrated 12 of my all time favorite dumbbell exercise for you.
If you want to create your own workout, simply pick 3 exercises that you like. Do 12 reps of each exercise. At the end of the circuit, run in place or do jumping jacks for 1 minute. Repeat the circuit 3 times. For example, your custom dumbbell workout could be…
- 12 sumo squats
- 12 dead lifts
- 12 bicep curls
- 1 minute of jumping jacks
REPEAT 3 TIMES!
See how easy that is to plan? Plus, the combination of dumbbell resistance exercises and cardio intervals gives you a total body workout while burning lots of calories – a good look 😉
Get down with your dumbbells! xoxo, Brit
Hey guys! I hope you are enjoying some Super-duper Spring Sunshine and taking your workouts outside like I recently recommended. BUT in case your outdoor running routine starts to get stale, here’s a way to keep it spicy! I’m happy to present my 3 Mile Tone Up Circuit!
What’s great about this workout is that is nicely combines long cardio endurance segments with body weight resistance training. This means that you are burning fat + adding definition to your muscles!
The overall workout takes about 45 minutes to complete. Expect to burn 400 – 600 calories!
As usual, workouts are ALWAYS more fun and more fierce when you do them with a friend. So grab a buddy and hit the trails – you’ll feel awesome when it’s over!
Keep on truckin’! xoxo, Brit
(ABOVE – me and my workout buddy after completing my 3 mile toning circuit at Lake Norman, North Carolina)
Hey gang! Hope your week is off to an EXCELLENT start. Here’s a 10 minute HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout video that I shot in Central Park NYC. The workout is intense and efficient! You need to 2 medium/heavy dumbbells (at least 8 pounds for women and 15 pounds for men). To get the most out of the workout, do NOT take breaks unless I say so! 🙂
HIIT works because it forces us to push to our highest level of perceived exertion for short periods of time. This increases our anaerobic threshold, which burns a TON of calories during and AFTER the workout. Try the workout for yourself and let me know what you think. It’s a great way to get sexy for summer! #heygurlhey #heyboyhey
Happy Cinco de Mayo weekend! Before you head out to enjoy the holiday with margaritas and delicious Mexican food, be sure to get a quick sweat session in. My “Cinco de Mayo Sweat Circuit” consists of 5 sets of 5 exercises. Between each round, do jumping jacks or high knee run in place for 1 minute. Altogether, the workout only takes about 10 minutes but is super effective. Expect to burn ~200 calories. Enjoy your holiday – fiesta fiesta!
Hi guys! So, I’ve been fairly successful so far on my 5 Day FOCUS Diet. I had one bad night (pad thai w/veggies for dinner) but other than that I’m pretty proud of my discipline to date and am feeling better all ready – yay! How’s the plan going for youOn another note, a colleague and I have been working out together in the mornings at our hotel gym. This morning we did an awesome HIIT workout from one of his men’s fitness magazines. It was very GRITTY so I wanted to create a similar workout to share with you. Now ladies, don’t be intimidated or turned off. Just because the workout is intense and was originally designed for men doesn’t mean that it isn’t beneficial for us. It won’t make us bulky or injure us if done properly. GRITTY = PRETTY 🙂
Brit’s GRITTY Workout Details
- Duration: Overall, the workout took us about 40 minutes to complete and we were DRENCHED in sweat by the end (my booty has been sore all day).
- Calories Burned: ~400-600
- Equipment: All you need is 2 medium to heavy dumbbells (I used 10 pounds and my male colleague used 15 pounds).
- Style: High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). There are 6 circuits and each circuit includes 6 X 1 minute exercise intervals. The workout nicely combines both strength and cardio training into combination exercises.
Regular Front Squat + Side Squat
Bent Over Row + Upright Row
Squat with Shoulder Press
Single Leg Dead Lift
Plank with hand shoulder taps
The workout lasts exactly 10 minutes. Expect to burn ~70-100 calories and really tighten your core, arms and legs. Hope you like it!
Happy March everyone! The NCAA Men’s bball brackets are out – who you got? I love college hoops. This past weekend my lil’ bro came to visit me for his college Spring Break and we hit up the Big East final four at Madison Square Garden (a good look). Also as a former D1 basketball player, I’m inspired by March Madness because ANYTHING can happen. May the team with most #GRIT win!
In the spirit of Basketball & Bracketology, I made a basketball court workout for you to enjoy. Expect to burn a ton of calories and have a ton of fun during this anaerobic workout. Try it for yourself and let me know how it goes. Happy Monday!
Lots of luv,
I recently started working with a client in Buffalo, NY, which means I’m back on the road and back to my trusty hotel gym workouts. Along with the usual cardio equipment, this hotel gym has some fun “fitness toys” like medicine balls, kettle bells and resistance bands. In the spirit of keeping things interesting, I decided to make up some new workouts that don’t use standard dumbbells.
First up is a resistance band workout that I did this morning. (Below, are some action shots of me – please don’t be cruel as I’m sans make-up and #nofilter.) The circuit needs to be completed 3 times for adequate resistance training. Keep in mind, that 2 resistance/weight training workouts per week are recommended to develop and maintain an adequate fitness level. Try it out and let me know how it goes – enjoy! Luv, Brit 😉