5 Ways to Beat Gymtimidation


5 Ways to Beat Gymtimidation

I can remember the first time I ever worked out at a commercial gym. The machines looked like space ships, there was grunting, everyone seemed to know exactly what they were doing (and had the biceps to show for it), and I¬†felt like everyone was going to judge me if I did anything wrong (Spoiler alert: most of them don’t know what they’re doing either! ūüėČ ). It was easy to fake gym confidence and just hop on the elliptical or treadmill. It’s hard to do cardio wrong. Lucky for me, those days were short lived. My boyfriend at the time took¬†a weight lifting class and he really helped me find my gym-groove. He pieced together basic weight-lifting workouts I Read More

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Running 101 – 4 Week Beginner’s Guide to Running

Sunshine, bathing suits, and long days makes summer an inspirational time of year to get outside, be spontaneous, and start something new. So it comes as no¬†surprise that most want to start a new exercise regimen during the warmer months. One of the most “no-brainer” forms of exercise is running. It’s a total body workout that burns major calories and all you need is a pair of shoes, a ponytail, and a road! I¬†never thought I’d love running. A dancer in my teen years, running even just a mile felt like death. Now? I can’t go more than two days without hitting the pavement, trails, or treadmill. Give me a good playlist and there’s no bad mood a run can’t Read More

That HIIT Cray Fat Burning Workout


That HIIT Cray- NEW Fat Burning Workout

That HIIT Cray! If you are unfamiliar with the Jay-Z and Kanye track I’m referring to you probably don’t get my HILARIOUS pun ;). What you can get? That sweaty, red-in-the-face¬†after glow we all love to hate from this awesome HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workout. Oh ya, I did it again. Get ready for some crazy calorie-torching & booty burning! This total body workout gets your heart rate high while sculpting your legs, bum, abs, arms, and shoulders. Oh no she didn’t! This workout is perfect first thing in the morning, on your lunch break, outside on a beautiful summer day, or after work because it’s quick and requires ZERO equipment. Join the #teamnoexcuses here at Life in Spandex. Read More

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Why You Can’t Lose Weight

Hello beautiful people! A big CONGRATS to all of you who completed the Summer Shape Up Series 4-Week Workout Challenge! If you are one of those ladies, I would love to hear your feedback about your¬†results, what you liked about the challenge, and what you struggled with. If you don’t feel comfortable commenting below, you can shoot me an email at lifeinspandex10@gmail.com or post in the Private Facebook Group :). As a personal trainer, I hear it a lot, “I’m doing everything I should be doing but I just can’t seem to lose weight.” ¬†My trainer/fittie/health guru/fitness friend alarms go off when I hear this.¬†This is a huge turning point where someone decides to make a change or to give Read More

Summer Shape Up Series Total Body Workout


Summer Shape Up Series: Total Body Workout

It’s the final #WorkoutWednesday of the Summer Shape Up Series! You have a total of four workout days left. Make them count!¬†I’ve put together a booty blasting, arm sculpting, ab toning, calorie scorching routine to get you over the final hump of the challenge. No muscle left behind! Check in with me once you‚Äôve finished your workout by¬†commenting below¬†or¬†posting on social media¬†with the hashtags¬†#lifeinspandex¬†and¬†#lissummer¬†! If you’re just joining in now, welcome! Make sure you sign up below to so you don’t miss the next workout series or future blog posts! You will also receive a FREE Member-Only Booty Workout after you enter your email :D. Sign Me Up! *¬†indicates required Email Address¬†* First Name¬† Last Name¬†   Health and happiness, Read More