Posts in Fitness
ZEN Stretching Routine For Stress Release (For Busy Mommas!)

Okay, sister… it’s time we chat all things stretching, stress, and your sacred routine.  When nighttime rolls around, I know that stretching can be (and most likely is!) the last thing on your mind, but I want to encourage you today to take a second look at why this is so important to have as a nightly ritual. Although I could go on for DAYS about the benefits of stretching, today I’ll specifically be talking + teaching on the importance of stretching + stress release. Stretching and …

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Toning Thursday: Mizuno Cold Weather Apparel #BreathThermo Review

{FTC: This post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno. All opinions are my own.} Happy Toning Thursday, Blossom To Be Fit Community! Today I am SO excited to share one of my all-time favorite running brands with you (Mizuno) and a few gorgeous pieces from their Breath Thermo lineup! First things first, Mizuno, THANK YOU for sending a special running package up here to Alaska. With temperatures dropping to single digits, I am so thankful for the arrival of all things …

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5 Best Ways to Avoid Weight Gain This Holiday Season

Happy Wellness Wednesday, Blossom To Be Fit Community! We've got a fantastic segment for you today, where we'll be chatting all things weight gain and how to avoid it this holiday season. If you're like the 99.9% of other #blossomtobefitwomen who LOOOOOVE this magical time of year, then you're in for a healthy treat! ;) Before we get on to today's lesson, we've got two quick announcements:  Be sure to listen to this blog post in audio format (with full on Blossom To Be …

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Tighten + Toned Pilates Inspired Workout (Home + Travel!)

Tighten + Toned Pilates Inspired Workout (Home + Travel!)  Set 1:  x20 Glute Bridges (Laying on back, firmly place both feet on ground, lifting glutes up towards ceiling, tucking abdomen in and lower back down).  x15 Wide Squat + Shoulder Press x20 Bicycle Crunches 1 Minute 100's 30 Second Downward Dog Set 2:  1 Minute Plank x20 Hamstring Lifts (On all fours. Gently lift right left up to pulse, then back down. x20 on each leg) x20 Pushups x15 Side Leg …

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How To Get Fit On a Budget!

As a Blossom To Be Fit Woman, you know the importance of living a life rich in faith, fitness, and overall wellness. This lifestyle is one that can be obtained from anyone, but excuses and objections have got to go! One objection I hear quite often is the fear of "not having enough money" for a healthy lifestyle. Ladies, hear me out. You don't have to have a new pair of lullulemons (although they are totally FAB!) You don't have to have a luxurious membership to a gym or spa You don't …

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Best Moves For a Strong Booty

Targeted workout moves + nutrition + consistency = the sacred formula for a strong backside! Today we'll be going over 6 killer moves for a tight and toned tush! Pair these moves with your strength training exercises 2-3x per week for an additional booty burn and toning session! Get your yoga pants + mat ready, Momma... it's time to get BUSY! PS- Did you see September's release for members? EEK! All things home workouts, exercise videos, and SO MUCH MORE! Grab your spot and get instant access …

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What To Eat Before Your Workout

What you eat before your workout can have a significant impact on your performance, how your body feels during your workout, and how your body recovers after. I've spent many years experimenting with different foods in regards to my workout and have found there truly is a perfect combination of foods to help the body feel energized and strong throughout a good sweat session! Not too much. Not too little. Finding the right "workout food" is truly an art.  An excerpt from LIVESTRONG.com states …

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Pregnancy Workout Routine

Grab some yoga pants, lace up, and get ready to GET YOUR SWEAT ON during your gorgeous (and glowing!) pregnancy! Today we're chatting all things pregnancy + your workout, so grab an extra water bottle and get ready, girl! But first..... Importance of exercise during pregnancy: In most cases, moderate exercise is an important factor in having a healthy pregnancy (with your doctor's approval, of course!) Exercise during pregnancy can help with labor and delivery, prevention of …

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Best Ab Routine for a Strong Core

Blossom To Be Fit Women, You know that a strong core is crucial for living well. A strong core helps you dominate everyday tasks and kid play, improved posture, decreased back pain, and more! Enjoy your quick + effective ab routine for a STRONG core and a STRONG mom! Blossom To Be Fit Strong Ab Routine  -1 minute plank -30 second bicycle crunch -30 second resting foot on ball crunches -30 second reverse crunches -30 second side plank dips (each side) Repeat entire circuit twice! After …

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Sweaty HIIT Burnout

As Blossom To Be Fit Women, you know the importance of a HIIT {High Intensity Internal Training} workout! Intense bursts of cardio + strength amount to fat loss, muscle building, stress releases, and yes, tons and tons and tons of SWEAT! Ladies, hear me when I say I always recommend scheduling your workouts during the week with a great mixture of strength, cardio, HIIT, and yes, REST! Today's featured workout will give you an extra BURNOUT to any strength, cardio, or HIIT routine. {Screen …

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Back Attack Workout: Strengthening + Toning Back Workout Routine

As a Blossom To Be Fit woman, you know the importance of living a healthy, strong lifestyle. You also know that cardio alone will not do the trick. In order to be your strongest, a healthy blend of cardio, strength, and stretch is your winning ticket! Today we'll be going over a few moves that will help in strengthening and toning your back because yes... carrying extra grocery bags, diaper bags, and screaming toddlers requires A STRONG MOM! 10 Minute Back Attack Workout  1 minute reverse …

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Quick Home Exercise Routine for Commercial Breaks

Alright, Gals.... Commercial Break Time! Whether you're binge watching the latest season of Fixer Upper, House Hunters, The Pioneer Woman, or Scandal, it's time to make the most of your TV time and what better way to do that then to get your heart rate up, your blood pumping, and your muscles sculpted! The gorgeous print below will show you how to exactly target multiple muscle groups during short commercial breaks. Try completing this entire set during the breaks, repeating it up to three …

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Treadmill Workout!

One of the best and most effective ways to stay out of the dreaded "workout plateau" is to incorporate different exercises (i.e. running, kickboxing, strength training, etc) throughout your week. Gals, remember this~ exercise is NOT a one size fits all. So, what your best friends do for fitness, may not be what YOUR body needs. As you progress through your fitness journey, make sure you take time to understand what your body responds to best and make sure you are listening to your body. Got it? …

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ASICS Vine Body Sole Weekend!

Wine, Yoga, 13.1 Miles, Gorgeous Gals, Fitness Mavens, Celebrity Trainers, To Die For Decor..... Are you dying yet? Ladies, this was THE EXPERIENCE at Vine Body Sole  last weekend in the gorgeous Napa Valley, California. ASICS' mission, " SOUND MIND SOUND BODY™ " was expressed throughout the entire event. With women ranging from fitness professionals, stay at home moms, nurses, grandmothers, aunts, cousins, daughters, friends, and more... there really was something for everyone. It was an event …

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5 Tips for Staying Active and Fit as a Family

Family Health: 5 Tips for Staying Active and Fit as a Family IT’S TIME TO GET OUT AND PLAY!! Kick The Can, Capture The Flag, Summer Soccer Leagues… These were just a few of the activities I remember participating in as a child. My sister and I were fortunate enough to grow up in an active home and now I have that same passion as a little blonde haired girl on the soccer field to teach you how to incorporate activity into your everyday family routine. It’s important to teach your children how to …

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