total body workout

5 Moves in 5 Minutes

Tackle this total body workout in just 5 minutes! No equipment required.

If you have more time (I bet you do), try it 2-3x through with a 3-minute break between rounds. Leave a comment below and let me know what you think!

 
 
 
 

Total Body Mat Workout

This is a GREAT workout to do, well all the time, but particularly if you're traveling, or squeezing in a workout at home where you have minimal equipment. All you need for this one is your own body and an (optional) yoga mat. We'll work every muscle group in a short 20-minutes. 

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Jump Rope HIIT Workout

Last year I got into jump roping. Like really got into it. It's one of those activities that's super challenging, but also makes you feel like a kid again. Adding some jump rope moves into your workout routine is a great way to squeeze in your dreaded cardio workout without logging hours on the elliptical or treadmill. 

Today's BodyLove workout is just 10 minutes, and consists of only five moves that use just your body weight. In between each move we'll grab a rope to get the hard rate up and test coordination. If you don't have a rope - no worries! Just try it mimicking the arm and foot motions. You'll still get in a great workout! If you have the time (and energy) try this workout two times through!

PS it was a sunny day! Apologies for my especially washed-out look in the intro. 

 
 
 
 

20-Minute Low Impact Workout

This workout is designed to work every muscle group in your body with as little impact as possible. That means no moving up and down from the floor and no (required) jumping or hopping. This is a great workout if you are new to exercising or at a time in your life where you might need some modifications, like pregnancy. Of course, make sure you are cleared to exercise before giving it a try.

Because this workout is way more fun when your body is moving to some music, I've created a complementary Spotify playlist. The video will prompt you when to press play and then you are good to go!

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20-Minute Towel Workout

This 20-minute workout is designed to work your entire body using one single piece of equipment: the towel. You'll need a medium- large size towel for this workout (and a hard-wood or tile floor). Using the towel allows you to keep maximum points of contact with the ground, helping you engage your core and feel the opposition needed in each exercise to build balance and strength. If you like the workout, make sure to subscribe to my channel

As always I offer plenty of modifications so give it your best shot and let me know what you thought in the comments below. 

 
 

Slow Cardio - Low Impact, High Intensity Workout to Increase Your Heart Rate

Slow Cardio - Low Impact, High Intensity Workout to Increase Your Heart Rate

Looking for ways to increase your heart rate without pounding on the treadmill? Look no further. This 15-minute low-impact, high intensity workout is sure to increase your heart rate without harming your joints. Plus, you'll build strength through your core, lower, and upper body.

Feeling Stuck? Break Through Creative Blocks with This 15-Minute Workout

Ever feel like there is a giant roadblock in the way of your creativity? I'm not necessarily talking about "traditional" creativity (like painting or sculpting). Maybe it's simply writing a difficult email, or completing a project at work. We can all get a little stuck sometimes, which is why I created today's workout.

The workout focuses on activating the second chakra, located right above the pubic bone. This is where your creativity is stored. Now, if you're not "into that stuff" no worries. This is also where your core muscles live, muscles that typically go to sleep throughout the day as we sit, slump, and slouch at a desk, driving in the car, or lounging on the couch. No matter what school of thought you believe, there is some stagnant energy floating around in that region, and this workout is exactly what you need to flush it out and tone up the core muscles in the process. Give it a try!

 
 

As always, leave a comment below and let me know how you liked it. 

 
 

BodyLove Studio is Here! + A Total Body Workout

I've decided to try something new, and I can't wait to hear what you think. I'm going to start adding a weekly workout post every wednesday. But, after spending the last six months thinking about putting this out there, I knew I wanted it to be a little bit different. 

If you know me, you know I love a good workout video. But, what I don't love is how they inspire women to workout by tapping into those deep-seeded insecurities most of us have. "Belly Fat Buster" "Get Rid Saddle Bags" "Bye Bye Back Fat" or "See ya Later Cellulite." 

Look, I get it. I would be lying if I said I never thought about the superficial benefits of exercise. But what I've found after over 10 years in this industry is that if you keep talking to your body in this negative way ("I hate my thighs, my belly, my arms...") you will never achieve the results you want. 

This notion inspired me to create a virtual fitness studio, BodyLove Studio, where the philosophy is simple: show up to do the work. The purpose of these workouts is not to fight your body, it's to help show you just what your body is capable of so you leave with love and appreciation for everything that vessel can do for you. Check out the first Total Body Workout, below. 

After you're done, please leave a comment below and let me know what you thought! What other types of workouts are you looking for? If you like this workout, make sure you subscribe to the BodyLove Studio Youtube Channel.

 

TOTAL BODY WORKOUT

 
 
 

10-Minute Gliding Disc Workout

One of my favorite pieces of workout equipment, actually isn't a piece of equipment at all! It's a simple solution to moving furniture around a carpeted room - a gliding disc. 

Yes, there are people making a lot of money selling a very similar product as a piece of gym equipment, but I prefer to use these because they really make it easy to slide into a full range of motion. 

Today's video is a 10-minute total body workout just using this disc. If you don't have one at home, don't fret. You can use a thick paper or plastic plate on a carpeted surface or a towel or washcloth on a hardwood floor. But if you'd like to buy the four-pack of sliding/gliding discs, grab them here. 

 
 

Love this workout? Let me know what other 10-minute workouts you'd like to see in the comments below!