The Best Fitness Posts of 2017

The Top 10 Fitness Blog Posts of 2017

Every year I post a "Best of" post with a list of the most popular blog posts from lifeinspandex.com. I'm still going to post this list below. However, the best part of 2017 had nothing to do with what I've done and everything to do with how you've contributed. Creating a strong, friendly, and empowering community of #bossbabes has always been my ultimate dream. But it's far from easy! All of you have so many different awesome fitness, health, and lifestyle influencers to choose from. I am humbled every time you choose me to help guide you to self-love, fitness goals, health, and strength in mind, body, career, and relationships. I've experienced a lot of growth personally and on this blog

How to Lose Weight Without Dieting

How to Lose Weight Without “Dieting”

Ugh, I hate that word... "dieting." It literally has the word "die" in it! By no means do you need to "die-t" to lose weight. And, sorry to spill the beans, most of those d-word strategies end in the exact opposite - either stalling progress all together or setting you up for weight gain rebound. There are a couple other (more helpful) reasons I don't like the idea of a "diet." It assumes that the changes you're making will be temporary. It usually sets you up on a meal plan that SHOULD only be temporary. It asks you to includes absurd amounts of cardio or exercise in general. It sometimes includes some sort of "meal replacement," supplement, or magic pill.

Shapely Legs & Booty Home Workout

Shapely Legs & Booty HIIT Home Workout

If you didn't already know, I'm kind  of obsessed with super efficient workouts. That means getting as much calorie burning, butt busting, muscle building as possible in a short amount of time. Because, guurrlll, I have an hour or less to fit in a good sweat, and I like to make it count! Who's with me? That's why all of the workouts in the Life in Spandex Sweat Guide are 45-minutes or less and can be done from anywhere. 🙂 I'm also obsessed with training my bootay! This 20-30 minute Shapely Legs & Booty No Equipment HIIT Workout deserves a round of applause because: 1) It's less than 30-minutes long. 2) It can be done nearly anywhere - hello sunny

Fat Burning HIIT workout featured

The Best Cardio for Fat Loss

No matter how much it's discussed, there's always some confusion around the best type of cardio to be doing for fat loss. And, it makes sense. It seems like every other article you read claims a different type of cardio to be your ticket to lower body fat. In reality, a combination of proper nutrition, cardio, and strength training is the equation to a healthy body. But the question is still valid - what type of cardio is best for fat loss? In order to understand the answer to this question, I want to give you a basis to the two types of cardio - aerobic and anaerobic. Some research suggests that there is a certain heart rate range that

Total Body Home HIIT Workout

Total Body Home Workout

Sometimes I fantasize about having hour-long workouts and other times I just want to get it DONE! I have a feeling most of you can relate to the latter. This total body workout HIIT workout is for those days when you want a little of both - a butt-kicking, empowering workout that only lasts as long as your favorite New Girl episode (with commercials). All you need is a set of dumbbells heavy enough to challenge you on the last 2 to 3 reps of each exercise. That means you can ditch the commute and complete this workout in the comfort of your home. Set a timer for 10 minutes. Complete as many rounds of the exercises back-to-back as possible.