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

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.

Why You Can't Lose Weight featured image

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

Life in Spandex Summer Shape Up Series Week 3

Summer Shape Up Series: Week 3

Can you believe it? We're halfway through the Summer Shape Up Series! Have you taken your weekly progress picture yet? You may not see the little changes starting to happen when you look in the mirror or step on the scale. Trust me, they're there. Taking a picture and comparing it side to side with your Week 1 progress photo will prove it to you! Now's not the time to slack off! You're building strength, seeing new muscles pop, and we've only just begun. We have two weeks left to tone, define, and sculpt all the right places. Mmm hmm you know what I'm referring to - thighs, booty, abs, arms - bring on the workouts! Your Weekly Schedule is

Summer Shape Up Series HIIT workout

Summer Shape Up Series: HIIT It Like a Boss

We've hit the 10 day mark of the Summer Shape Up Series! I can't believe we're already almost halfway through the challenge. I'm having so much fun getting to know all of you through your check-ins on Instagram and the Private Facebook Group. I feel like we're starting a mini Life in Spandex community and I love it! It's been a long-time dream of mine to help as many women as possible feel beautiful, strong, and confident in their own skin. Even though I'm just scratching the surface of this vision, it feels so good to know that I'm reaching any of you! You may need to brace yourself for today's workout... it's going to be INSANE! In the best way