The Best of Life in Spandex 2016


The Best of Life in Spandex 2016!

2016 in a one word description would be something like… changing. Maybe it’s a part of being twenty-something, but I feel like I’ve seen some of the biggest changes in my life during the past couple of years. During 2016, I acquired my Precision Nutrition Certification, went through a major personal life change, and was awarded a promotion at my work that combines my passion for fitness with my knack for marketing. These pivotal moments of 2016 not only changed my life circumstance, they helped me grow as an individual. Change can be scary for a lot of people. For me, it’s freeing. It’s freeing to know that no matter what the circumstance, it can change. And not only can Read More

12 Days of Fitness Holiday HIIT Workout


12 Days of Fitness Challenge – Day 2: Holiday HIIT Workout

It’s already Day 2 of your 12 Days of Fitness Holiday Workout Challenge! How are you feeling? Remember, you can do anything for 12 days. It will be so worth it once you slip into your favorite holiday dress and welcome 2017 feeling refreshed and renewed. We’re taking it up a notch today with your Holiday HIIT Workout! HIIT is one of my favorite forms of exercise because it burns major calories while also building muscle. Talk about a double wammy!  Anytime I do HIIT, I feel like I’m glowing the rest of the day. You’re going to feel so energized and your calorie burn is increased for hours after you finish your workout. Grab a set of dumbbells that challenge Read More

Sculpted Thighs AMRAP Workout


Sculpted Thighs AMRAP Workout

Guys, I am OBSESSED! I have found a style of training that gets you in and out of the gym in 30-minutes but gives you the results of working out for 1+ hours. Okay, so maybe I didn’t come up with it from scratch. It’s a type of training that has been around for a while. But I finally made it the bulk of my workouts and it works! It’s a combination of HIIT and strength training and it’s called AMRAP or “As Many Reps As Possible.” AMRAP is exactly as it sounds. You try to get in as many reps of a set of exercises in a designated amount of time. This is the perfect equation for a short Read More

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! 😉 ). 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

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