Friday, February 6, 2015

Fitness Friday - Week 5

This week was an overall great fitness week for me. I tried out the spin bike, which I love! I started to dance at home again as well! I have been missing it a lot. Last week's challenge was to try out some of my tips the next time you are sore. Did you try them out? Let me know in the comments below!

Saturday I went to Mat Pilates 2. After class I got fitted on the spin bike and tried it out for 15 minutes. I used the foam rollers at my gym for the first time to reduce some soreness I was feeling. They are awesome! If you have foam rollers at your gym, I definitely recommend you use them when you are feeling sore (along with my other tips).

Monday I went on the elliptical for 15 minutes. I did five minutes on Level 5, five minutes on Level 4, and five minutes on Level 5. The spin bike became free for me to use, so I spun for 45 minutes. I alternated between the easy and hard settings.

Tuesday I stretched for 24 minutes and then danced for 1 hour at home. On Wednesday I went to Barre Buns class. Today I stretched for 21 minutes and danced for 34 minutes at home.

~Challenge~

Do at-home workouts from YouTube! They really are great! The key is to find the channels that you like. It can take a lot of of scouting out. You may already be doing workouts from YouTube. If so, try a few new one's out! Here are some channels/videos that I highly recommend:

If you love to dance, I recommend Matt Steffanina on YouTube. He is absolutely amazing!! I have been learning and dancing to his hip-hop choreography since 2010. I suggest Talk Dirty by Jason Derulo if you are a beginner. Overall, my favorite dances are Am I Wrong by Nico & Vinz and Na Na by Trey Songz. You can find his channels here, here, and here.

CLUB FITz has great dancing videos. It is extremely similar to Zumba. You can find this channel here.

Body Rock has advanced mat workouts. In their channel description, they state that their videos include HiitMax, HiitReps, HiitLean, HiitBody, HiitCore, Yoga, and many more. It is definitely intense!! You can find this channel here.

GymRa is great! They have a variety of body conditioning workouts. I really enjoy their set-up, which is in multiple beautiful outdoor settings. You can find this channel here.

I found a great workout called the Ultimate 20 Minute Barre Exercise Workout by Pilates Union. It is similar to a Barre Buns workout. You can find this channel here.

What do you think about this challenge? I hope some of my recommendations are new to you, so you can look forward to trying them out this week. Let me know which channels you are going to try out in the comments below! 

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