Hello friends! In honor of “Throwback Thursday” (#tbt), here are 4 of my all-time favorite cardio workouts from the Grit by Brit archives. If you’re traveling for the holidays and unable to attend your favorite workout class, these circuits are an excellent alternative that can be done on your own. I hope you enjoy. Stay Sweaty 😉 xoxo, Brit
Hey Gang! Here’s your workout for the week. I wanted to change it up and incorporate some new moves that I don’t typically do so I designed this 20-25 agility drill circuit. You can do this workout in your living room – no equipment required. I promise you will be sweaty by the end and your legs and glutes will get a good burn. For best results, move from one drill to the next without resting – only rest at the end of the circuit as instructed above. If you have knee issues, it’s probably best that you pass on this workout as it requires lots of jumping.
You guys seemed to like the instructional video from my Hardcore HIIT Workout last week, so I made another for this agility workout. Feel free to watch me demonstrate the moves if they sound at all confusing. Also, be sure to blast some of your favorite jamz while doing this workout (makes it so much more fun!) Expect to burn ~250 – 350 calories. ENJOY!
Here are some more of my sports drills & plyometric workouts:
Hello friends. It’s been a crazy work week for me here in Chicago. During high-stress times like these it’s so important to keep up with my workouts or else I feel super groggy. This morning I did this Core + Cardio Workout in my hotel gym. It got me a good sweat so I wanted to share 😉 The entire workout takes about 30-35 minutes. If you don’t like the stationary bike, feel free to hop on the elliptical or treadmill instead.
I’m jetting off to NYC tonight for a conference – hoping to sneak in a ride at Soul Cycle while I’m there. Also, can’t wait to see the Dallas crew this Saturday at my PiYo class at the W Dallas Hotel!
Let me know how you like the workout! Lots of luv, Brit
As we savor the last few days of Summer, I wanted to share a workout my friends and I did last weekend in Miami. The workout is fun, simple and effective (instructional photos are below). Give it a whirl this Labor Day weekend and let me know how it goes. Lots of love, Brit
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
Hello lovely guys and gals! I personally wanted to wish you all a wonderful Valentine’s Day and week full of love and joy. Hopefully you have a special someone in your life, but if not, know that I LOVE YOU exceedingly and abundantly!
To show my love, I’ve partnered with Socialite Pink Jewelry for a special V-Day necklace give away. Just copy the picture BELOW, post to your Facebook page, and tag Socialite Pink + 4 friends. After doing so, you’ll be entered to win the lovely necklace below.
But that’s not all. I’ve also been intrigued (yet kinda grossed out) by all of the #Belfies I’ve been seeing on Insta which has motivated me to make a Love Yourself Legs and Booty Workout just in time for Valentine’s Day 😉 The workout is a great warm up or finale to 30 minutes of cardio training. It goes like this…
Plie’ Squats – 25
Regular Squats – 25
Squat Jumps – 12
Wall Sit – 45 seconds
Single Leg Step Back Lunges – 20 Right, 20 Left
Single Leg Side Step Lunges – 20 Right, 20 Left
Regular Squats – 50
Have a wonderful week with filled hugs and kisses.
Hey hey GRIT gang! I hope you are enjoying a WONDERFUL weekend. I was just thinking, I’m so grateful that I discovered FIERCE fitness. Now I’m not talking about casually going to the gym or a nice easy jog every once in a while, I’m talking about sweat puddles, sucking air and shocking myself during workouts. Not only does fierce fitness improve my physical appearance, but it also makes me fabulous! By “fabulous,” I mean more confident, fun and optimistic about life.
If I can push through a tough workout, I can handle any curve ball that life throws my way – I’m sure of it. It’s amazing how the self-confidence, resilience and GRIT from overcoming a physical challenge spill over into all aspects of my life.
If you have been casually going through the motions, today I challenge you to take it up a notch! You are stronger than you think. Be FIERCE and be FABULOUS! Lots of luv, Brit
“It’s better to commit and go for the gold, rather just show up for practice everyday” #GRIT
I’m back on the road for work this week which means more Hotel Gym Workouts! There are jump ropes in the fitness center of my hotel, so this morning I made up a new jump rope circuit to “skip” into shape. It was a GREAT way to fight hotel gym boredom and to include some plyometric training in my routine. I felt super athletic while doing the exercises and got a good sweat!
Here are the details…
- Calories Burned: 400-500
- Duration: 40-45 minutes
- Focus: Cardio + Lower body power and explosion from the jumping and burpees
- Brit’s Commentary: Our bodies are SO efficient! This means we constantly need to change our workout routines so that our bodies have to adjust and thus, get stronger and burn more calories. Mixing a jump rope circuit into your usual cardio routine is a great way to SHOCK your body.
Remember, if we do what we’ve always done, we’ll get what we’ve always got. #GRIT
Lots of luv, Brit
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!
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,