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5 FRIDAY FAVES – FITNESS EDITION

For our 5 Friday Faves this week, we’ve picked our top 5 fitness items! Working out and running is such a huge part of both mine and Lo’s lives, so we wanted to share the items with ya’ll that make working out so much more enjoyable for us!

1. Favorite sports bra:

This all depends on your activity. If it’s for a highly active/intense workout, I love to have a lot of support, which is why the Under Armor Eclipse sports bra is my fave. If its for light activity (walking, yoga, etc.) you can’t go wrong with a good Target sports bra. So comfortable and easy to wear all the time (but, try and resist!). I have this in probably 4 different colors…

2. Favorite running shoe:

For everyday running, the Nike LunarEclipse takes the cake. What I love about Nike is that they manage to make an amazing product, but keep style in mind at the same time! I love this turquoise LunarEclipse.

3. Favorite workout companion:

Fitbit flex. I had been wanting a steps tracking device for a while and did my research on the different brands. I was won over by the amazing reviews for the fitbit flex and all of it’s capabilities. And, let’s be honest, it was the cutest one. It tracks my steps throughout the day, mileage from my runs, and my sleep at night. My husband bought it for me a few months ago and it has not left my wrist since!

4. Favorite running sock:

Crazy to think that such a small item makes such a massive difference in running; but it does! I love these tab back socks because they keep your feet from blistering, the sock doesn’t slip down into your shoe, and provides the support your foot needs.

5. Favorite pre-work out snack: banana and almond butter – every time! My favorite almond butter is from Trader Joe’s.

Shop our favorite fitness products here!:

juicy couture sport.

Holy cow, Juicy Couture Sport?? This is brilliant. What do you guys think of this collection?

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in the gym.

Who’s with me? Cute work out clothes make exercise way more appealing and exciting…maybe even fun (what?). If I am honest, though, my wardrobe doesn’t keep me from total boredom, so I have to change up my get-in-shape training sessions during the week (I see better results this way too). Here are my favorite outfit combos for each:

Screen Shot 2014-01-10 at 3.51.37 PM‘Just Do It’ Tank/‘Pro’ Racerback Compression Bra/Nike ‘Legend 2.0′ Capris/‘Flyknit Lunar1′ Running ShoeScreen Shot 2014-01-12 at 4.32.43 PM

Nike ‘Leg-A-See Signal’ Leggings from JD/Nike Free from JD/‘Luisa’ Draped Tank

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‘Sporty Stripes’ Organic Pants/Peace Hem Top/‘Upbeat’ Seamless Compression Tank

holy moly.

Uh oh. Soul Cycle just debuted on ShopBop. #dangerzone

I mean. This lookbook. #inspo #hitthegym

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TRX: Movement at It’s Max

My entire life has been full of fitness and health initiatives, but it wasn’t until this past year that I was introduced to TRX. I can not believe I deprived myself of this suspension training device for such as long period of time. It is a body definer involving body weight resistance. Oh, and did I mention its versatility? It is transferable. Yes, it can be easily taken to New York City, Hawaii, or the mountains as it easily rolls up in a suitcase and hangs on a door. This is a training method that deletes all excuses and rather creates a challenge for the body that will only inspire others to get in shape.

 

In retrospect, I would imagine myself to be a goal maker and a dream pursuer. TRX reflects these motives. It is a way to celebrate physical achievement, and it is a work out that eliminates all excuses!

Learn how to build muscles and endurance here.

Download exercises here.

Purchase TRX kits here.

 

Shape Up Video: At Home Fitness Moves for your Core

We know you are busy bees, and that is why we had owner of Omega Performance Training, Eric Hughes, put together a conglomeration of fat-blasting work out moves that are in-home friendly. Stick to these exercises for a week or two; there is no doubt you will start seeing toned results! Stay tuned for more videos to come. Warning: the next one might look a little like SNL.

Exercise 1: Hip Bridge

Lying flat, knees at 90 degrees. Press the heels into the ground raising the hips until the glutes are tight and the hips are fully open – your body should be straight from your shoulders to your knees. This can be done on one leg or with both legs.

If both legs – Hold :30-:45, rest :15, repeat 3-4x
Single Leg – Hold :15-:30, rest :15 switch legs, repeat. Repeat entire sequence 3-4x

Exercise 2: Superman

Lying face down, press your legs tightly together, and squeeze your glutes to raise your legs off the ground. Squeeze the shoulder blades back, together, and down with the arms either by your side with the thumbs pointed down or up in a “Y” position with your thumbs up. This should lift your chest and shoulders off the ground. Keep your abdominals tight and braced the entire time. Be careful not to pinch the low back or hyper extend your spine.

Hold :15-:45, rest :15, repeat 3-4x

Exercise 3: Bottom to bottom air squats

In a normal squatting stance, squat down to hips even with the knees with weight in your heels. This is your starting position. Perform as many air squats as you can for 10 seconds, then hold in the start (bottom) position for 10 seconds. Repeat for a minute. Maintain a straight back, eyes forward, and abs tight.

Start with 10 seconds on 10 seconds off for 1-minute and increase the time as you feel comfortable. Be strict on your form – posture matters! 3-4 sets.