When the weather’s beautiful I love taking my workout outside. So, today I’m showing you my Balcony Band-It routine! All you need is a single band and something stationary to fasten it to. So join me for some fresh air and sunshine as we tone our bodies and get our metabolisms going!
Today, I have a great upper body workout — perfect for those of you with super busy schedules. You can do this workout almost anywhere, and it takes hardly any time to do!
The Valband Deluxe is a band you can bring anywhere to get an awesome upper body workout.
You can do the “big” exercises for your back and shoulders by securing the band to something stable, or focus directly on your arms by stepping on it… You can get it in light, medium or strong resistance. Simple. Portable. Amazing. Highly recommended.
I woke up this morning feeling inspired to share with you some of my favorite new things. I wanted to make a favorite things Friday video, but then I thought, this Sunday is the Oscars … I must share a Red Carpet Ready® workout! So, lucky for you, some of my Red Carpet Ready® workouts include my new favorite things.
If your motivation needs a boost, a little shopping could be just the ticket.
I am loving my Splits59 workout gear. I haven’t yet purchased anything from their new Spring collection, but that’s coming soon. In this video I am wearing: Ashby Tank Venus Fitted Jacket
I also love my new ASICS! By far, the best workout shoe. And guys, they have have great gear for you too!!
Of course, you already know how fabulous the Valslides, Valband and Valband Deluxe’s are, so I’m going to skip directly to my Gymboss Timer. I love this thing! It is like my own personal trainer, pushing me, challenging me, keeping me going until it beeps. I am doing a lot more time based circuits lately, and the Gymboss gives me a chance to try and beat my score each time. For this workout, I set the timer for 10 seconds rest, 20 seconds work period. You can get your own Gymboss timer HERE.
My very latest favorite thing is my dip station. I have always loved rows of every kind, but body weight rows are my current favorite and my dip station makes it easy for me to do them at home. I am also doing hanging knee raises and working to get stronger at the chest dips. I had a couple of my celebrity clients purchase this favorite thing of mine and we are having so much fun with it – much more fun than all the expensive machines in their gyms. To learn more about the dip station, go HERE.
And now for the workout … this is what a Red Carpet Ready® workout looks like. Big circuits, hitting all the major muscles. Do this circuit 3 times, and don’t forget to do your Movement Prep before beginning the workout.
Valband Side To Side Step – 20 seconds
Valslide Reverse Lunge with Kettlebell – 20 seconds (each leg)
Body Weight Row – 20 seconds
Valslide Side Lunge with Chest Press – 20 seconds (each leg)
Valband Deluxe Lunging Chest Press – 20 seconds
Valslide Body Saw – 20 seconds
Valslide Alligator Walk – 20 seconds
For fun, you could then do this circuit, 3 times:
Single Leg Step Ups – 20 seconds (each leg)
Dumbbell Shoulder Press – 20 seconds
Biceps Curl – 20 seconds
Triceps Extension – 20 seconds
Hanging Knee raise OR Hip Lift – 20 seconds
Check out my favorite things, enjoy the workout and live your life Red Carpet Ready®- because your life is an event!!
Please be sure to leave me a comment below because that is my MOST favorite thing of all!
Summer is all about showing some skin! Maybe you wont be putting on a bikini, but chances are you will at least be in a tank top.
Here is one of my SAS-E (short and sweet exercise) routines. It works your back, chest and arms – all you need is a Valband Deluxe.
This is meant to be done as a circuit. Do each exercise consecutively, then rest for 1 minute at the end of the circuit. Do this circuit 3-4 times.
SAS-E routines are a great way to get your workout in when life seems to get a little crazy! These short and sweet circuits are ideal for when you’ve been working too many hours, are too tired or for when you just can’t imagine 45 to 60 minutes in the gym. Designed to help you stay on track and consistent with your workouts, you can never have enough SAS-E options! As a bonus, my new I Want My Bikini Body 3.0 comes with 10 SAS-E workouts – now there’s no excuse to not stay on top of your fitness routine!