I am so excited today! I was finally able to film a brand new workout! Raise your water glass and give me a virtual cheers, because this has been long overdue. My year got off to a rough start, and all that awesome New Year’s motivation was put on hold.
No worries though, like a Phoenix I will rise again, to bring you new workouts and tips for creating a happy and healthy lifestyle.
My New Workout Program: I mentioned in a recent blog post that I am planning a new workout program. This is the first workout to a new series I am in the process of creating. I am calling this series the BF Body Workout Program. If you’re in, you can start using #BFBody on social media. I will be looking for your posts.
For a long time now, I have been wanting to create a new workout program that focuses on physical wellness, with an emphasis on treating your body (and yourself) like a best friend. Workouts to nourish you, advice and tips to creating a healthier self image, and foods to nourish you.
Fitness isn’t just physical, it incorporates so many aspects of your life. So often I see people using techniques to “get in shape” that are punishing their bodies, and damaging their metabolism and overall health. The goal of my new program is to help you establish a healthy relationship with your body.
The series is going to combine HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), LIIT (Low Intensity Interval Training), Strength Training, and Yoga/Flexibility training. This format will help you train efficiently, help prevent injury, and provide a very balanced workout program. It will also make it easier for you to mix and match/modify the workouts as needed to fit your own needs.
As you all know filming has been more of a challenge for us these days. We did get some new equipment so that I can film workouts by myself while my husband takes care of our son. This is going to be a huge help in allowing us to release new workouts more consistently. I also would like to take a moment to thank our Patreon supporters, because without you we wouldn’t have been able to upgrade our equipment, and keep this website going. Changing Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube algorithms are making it much more difficult for people to find our workouts. Your support has been paramount in allowing us to continue sharing workouts with you.
I hope you like the new workout. Let me know what you think!
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*You don’t need any equipment for this workout.*
Intervals: 35 Cardio (Marching or Cardio of Choice) 45 Maximum Repetitions for each exercise.
1. Side Leg Lift-Right
2. Side Leg Lift-Left
3. Floor Tap Squats (alternating)
4. Low Impact Burpee
5. Crab Knee Tap
6. Curtsy Lunge Kick-Right
7. Curtsy Lunge Kick-Left
8. Runner’s Lunge Lift-Right
9. Runner’s Lunge Lift-Left
10. Plie Pulse
11. Warrior III Calf Raise (Alternating)
12. Angel Abs
13. Side V-Up-Right
14. Side V-Up-Left
15. Temple Tap Abs
16. Leg/Hip Lift
17. Dead Bug
18. Down Dog Side Plank (Alternating)
19. Reverse Plank Leg Lift
20. Cat Bow or Pushup
21. Shoulder Blade Squeeze
22. Tricep Pushup-Right
23. Tricep Pushup-Left
Optional: Repeat the workout to make it more intense.