TAKE YOUR WORKOUT TO THE NEXT LEVEL !!!
Here is the Equipment Required to get You There! ✅
Spring is here 🐝 , which means dresses 👗, shorts, sleeveless shirts and bathing suits 👙 . . . are you feeling ready? 🤔 Or do you think your body could use a bit of tightening, toning and strengthening to give YOU the confidence before summer? 👍 Well, pack away the heavy clothes and bring out the sunshine, longer days and lighter clothing, because I am going to get YOU ready with body confidence! 👏
Many times after the end of a season, we find ourselves stuck in a rut, and this is usually the same for our workouts too. I tell my clients all the time, if you truly want to see changes in your body, you MUST change up your workout routine! You can do this quite easily just by incorporating new fitness equipment to your existing exercises, or link on one of my many blog posts workouts for new ideas. For example, change out dumbbells for a kettle bell workout. Or you can use sliders in place of the treadmill or jogging. The more variety you have in your workouts, the better and faster you will be to taking YOUR body to the next fitness level! You can link here for my personal training basic equipment list that everyone should have but this list below will take you Beyond the Basics.
Sliders: If you have never tried the slider for your workout this is a great piece of equipment to add to your workout. I have many of my personal training clients use it and also I incorporate it into my own slider home workouts or when I am traveling (they are so light and portable, so you can take them anywhere). What I like is the high intensity cardio you can get, but it’s also a fabulous way to tone your legs and build up a perky booty! It’s such a simple item but so versatile and very effective: incredible for all levels of fitness and sport, cardio, strength, toning, stability and core abdominals. When you work out with gliding discs your hands or feet never leave the floor so it’s a total body workout that’s low impact.
Kettle bell: This piece of equipment is completely versatile and I love using it myself, but also have my clients use it during their workouts. You can link on my upper body kettle bell workout and lower body kettle bell workout to get some great ideas to use for your exercises. What you will find when using the kettle bell is that the heavy weight requires a lot of strength to maneuver around all while getting your heart rate up at the same time. The kettle bell works all muscles for balance, agility, build strength, and improve your endurance. Now that’s what I call an excellent multi tasking workout, as you will feel your upper body, lower body, core and heart rate all accelerated which equates to a fat burning + body sculpting workout!
TRX: Suspension training is probably the best way to target your core muscles, but your upper body needs to be strong enough to support yourself before you can begin. You can modify your exercises by using both legs for stability before going to one leg or by moving closer to the anchored equipment on the door to ease the strength needed for your arms. As you build strength, you can begin to increase the level; therefore, gaining more core strength too. TRX will burn fat, increase endurance & improves flexibility and help you push yourself to the limits in order to get results. What is also great is that it’s so portable, so you can take it on the road with you while traveling to hotels or use it in your home or outside, giving you the flexibility to keep your workouts going no matter where you are.
Weighted Bar: When you use this bar you will find that the weight is distributed completely different than when using dumbbells, which helps challenge your body in a new way. I like to use the weighted bar with my clients and for myself while standing on a Bosu ball. Now if you are a beginner at working out , I would not recommend this, but if you have worked out for quite awhile, I suggest using the bar with the Bosu ball. When you combine the 2 pieces of equipment, you challenge your body to balance on the ball (great core strengthening) all while using the weighted bar for your upper body workout at the same time. This creates a better all body workout vs. standing in one position doing your upper body workout. The bar comes in many weights, and I would recommend a 12 lb. bar for a beginner, 15 lb. bar for intermediate and 20lb. + bar for advanced.
Boxing: If you ever boxed before you will know why boxers have very lean, yet extremely strong bodies! It is a very tough, heart pounding workout and an excellent way to tone your arms and core. When I train my clients I have them wear the boxing gloves and I wear the boxing mitts for them to hit. But if you are boxing solo, then I highly recommend the punching bag for you to throw your punches at. What I love about boxing is that anyone can do it, because you can increase the intensity or you can bring the level down quite a bit, even to a level where you can sit and do it. I want to share a very personal story with you about how anyone, and I mean anyone can get a great workout boxing. My dear sweet dad just passed away a few weeks ago and he truly was a fighter until he went home to be with our Lord. This amazing man had Parkinson’s Disease, but that never stopped him from going to physical therapy and boxing to get stronger! He always pushed himself to the limits and when it comes to our fitness & health, I highly suggest you get out of your comfort level, your excuses and challenge your body to new heights!
So, rememeber in your fitness journey through life, what you put into it, is what you will get out of it. There is NO easy way to loose weight or get the body of your dreams . . . BUT anything is possible and if you want something bad enough you will do what it takes to get yourself there! It’s a lifelong journey & lifestyle to a fit & healthy life, ONE that only YOU can choose how you’re going to live it!
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