Foam Rolling Routine


Are You Skipping This Important Part of Your Workout?

Hands up if you feel like your muscles get super tight in winter? Mine are raised oh so high. My body definitely prefers warmer weather (cue all the non-Californian readers rolling their eyes haha). It’s really important to combat muscle stiffness caused by weather, intense training, and sedentary jobs to reduce your risk of injury. I came across an awesome foam rolling routine a couple weeks ago and asked the author, Cole, if I could share it! He agreed and was so excited he offered to write a post to go along with it for my readers. Without further ado, enjoy! Hello Life in Spandex readers! My name is Cole Matthews, I’m a fitness trainer from Southern California and I’m excited to talk Read More

Day 7 Stretch Yoga Routine


12 Days of Fitness Challenge – Day 7: Silent Night Stretch Routine

You’ve made it through the first half of the challenge and you deserve, scratch that, NEED a rest day. Today, I want you to let your body rest and recover with a rejuvenating stretch routine. Pull out your yoga mat, some relaxing tunes, maybe even light a couple of holiday candles, and give your muscles the TLC they deserve. It’s Meal Prep Day! I always prep my meals on Saturday or Sundays to make sure I’m fueling properly throughout my busy workweek. Take a couple hours to prepare some lean protein and whole grains, chop some fresh fruit, cook some vegetables, hard boil some eggs, and prepare healthy snacks for on-the-go. You can find more meal prep tips in this Read More

Life in Spandex 12 Days of Fitness Workout Challenge


The 2nd Annual 12 Days of Fitness Challenge

Life in Spandex’s 2nd Annual 12-Days of Fitness Holiday Workout Challenge is here! If you didn’t participate last year, here’s your second chance! For all of those who got in on the fun last year, get excited for round 2. Taking care of your body has no season. We are using the 12 Days before Christmas Eve to build strength and gain confidence all while winning some awesome prizes before the New Year. Don’t wait until January 1st to get toned, healthy, and feel great in your own skin! The holidays are notorious for losing sight of fitness and health goals. But who wants to start 2017 feeling fatigued, achey, out of shape, and bloated? Instead, let’s fight the post-holiday pity Read More

summer shape up series week 4 workout schedule


Summer Shape Up Series: FINAL Week 4 Schedule

You made it to the final week of the Summer Shape Up Series! I am so frickin’ impressed with how many of you have stayed on top of your workouts and nutrition guidelines. For those of you who joined in late or were inspired in some other way from the month-long journey, you got this!! You can always go back to Week 1 and complete the month of workouts if you missed the bandwagon. We all start somewhere, and if it wasn’t three weeks ago, make it be TODAY! Finding your fit, gaining strength, and building confidence does not happen over night. It takes time. However, time will pass regardless, so make every day count! We are kicking it up a Read More

Life in Spandex Summer Shape Up Series Week 2


Summer Shape Up Series: Week 2

You made it to Week 2, woohoo! Say that out loud, it totally rhymes ;). How did Week 1 go? If you didn’t get all your workouts in or stay on top of your nutritional guidelines, no worries! Make a list of what you did right and what you can improve on so you can plan for this week. You still have three weeks left in the Summer Shape Up Series to give it your all. You’ll be amazed at the changes you can make in three weeks when you commit 100%. And yes, the results will be different if you only give 70%, 80%, or even 90% effort. Every little bit goes a long way. Trust me on this. Your Weekly Read More