Hey GRIT Gang! I hope that all is amazing in your world. Very sorry for my sporadic blog posting – I’ve been doing lots of traveling the past 2 weeks. On a positive note, last weekend I went to the Bryson City, North Carolina to a enjoy a weekend “ruffing” it with some of my best friends from business school.
In the midst of hiking the Great Smoky Mountains, cooking homemade meals, sitting by the camp fire and reminiscing on the good old days, I designed this “buddy bootcamp” workout. During our vacation, my friends and I did this super efficient HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) circuit to ensure we got some strength and anaerobic training in . Not only is the workout effective, it’s also very fun! So next time you are looking for some fierce, fun exercises to do with your fit friends, keep these 5 exercises in mind…
Before I leave you, I encourage you to not only enjoy the workout itself, but to more importantly enjoy and love the friend that you do the workout with. And on that note, I leave you with this quote that one of my dearest friends, Lakshmi (staring in the front row of the instructional video above) shared with me:
“A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.” – George Eliott
Happy “Keep-it-Tight Tuesday!” Last Sunday, I survived a triple header teaching 3 classes in 1 day = Boot camp, TurboKick and Indoor Cycling. My legs are on fire today which tells me that the workouts were effective. I’m especially proud of the boot camp workout I designed, so I wanted to share it with you guys! It’s a hardcore, 1 hour workout. To complete it, you will need 2 medium dumbbells (about 8 pounds each) and a step/low bench. Most of the exercises are complex movements, which means you work 2 major muscle groups at the same time – super efficient. Also, there are various cardio intervals included in each working set. Finally, I tacked on 5 minutes of ab work at the finale!
Be sure to stretch and drink plenty of water after the workout to prevent sore muscles. Enjoy and let me know how it goes! Lots of luv, Brit
Workout: Olympic Athlete Personal Challenge by Brit
Duration: 30-45 minutes
Calories Burned: 400-600
Brit’s Commentary: I was feeling so inspired by the Olympics this week that I designed a workout to challenge my own “Olympic worthiness.” I’m no where near an “Olympic athlete” but sometimes it’s good to feel my own SPEED, ENDURANCE, STRENGTH and GRIT! This workout was a nice change up to my usual routine and kept me in the Olympic spirit. It also allowed me to capitalize on all of the positive energy that the Olympics brings every 4 years! That said, try the challenge for yourself and go for the GOLD 🙂
*Be sure to warm up for 5-10 minutes before you start the sprints and stretch for 5-15 minutes after you complete the workout.
Focus: Total body conditioning Calories burned:500 -800 Duration: 1 hour Commentary: While the last few days of Spring linger around, head outside and enjoy this lovely weather! You Texans know that our summer heat is NO JOKE . 110 degrees outside = indoor treadmill running for us.
My lil’ sister is home from college – yay! This she week she wanted to go to the gym, but as a typical poor college student, couldn’t afford a membership (and I’m not spottin’ her any $$$). Instead, I taught her how to make her own boot camp. This way, she can work out anytime she wants at a local park or track . This evening, I did the boot camp with her and her friend, Tasia. They really enjoyed it so I figured I share my “formula” with you guys.
To get started, you will need:
2 light/medium hand weights (1-10 pounds each for ladies; 5-20 pounds each for gents)
Yoga Mat or large towel
At least 100 yards of flat land and/or 1 standard running track (400 meters around)
Brit’s Boot Camp Formula:
+ 2 Cardio circuits (3-4 cardio exercises in each)
+4 Resistance circuits (4 strength and toning exercises in each)