With the start of a New Year, we’ve been focusing a lot on fitness over here. Earlier this week I shared some new workout gear and sneakers that are currently motivating me to get in the gym each morning. But today I am so excited to share my 2018 workout routine! I get DM’s and emails frequently asking for this, so I thought it would be super helpful to put my entire routine together in a blog post where you could use it as a resource to access when you want to change up your fitness regimen.
If I’m being completely honest, gyms scare me…especially the weight lifting section. Not only am I intimidated by the heavy male dominated area, but I have no idea what I’m doing on my own when it comes to lifting to get the results I want. Put me in a spin class or on an elliptical and I’m fine for an hour, but throw me with the dumbbells and I stand there awkwardly until I just finally leave.
Last year, one of my fitness goals was to get with a trainer and learn how to correctly lift weights to tone and not bulk. I met my current trainer, Brett, and he listened to all of my ideas and areas I wanted to improve and has created a routine for me! (And if you scroll to the bottom, he created one for you too!)
I currently work out with Brett three days a week (Monday, Wednesday Friday) and two of the other days I spin at SoulCycle. And while I’m so proud of myself for getting stronger over this past year and learning how to lift weights, I still love a good SoulCycle class! And if you’ve never been, don’t chalk it up as “just another spin class,” because it is NOT! It is such a blast and the best cardio workout you can get in 45 minutes!
If you are wanting to get a trainer but thinking, “Gosh, that must cost a small fortune,” I assure you it is reasonable! Try finding a trainer that can put you in a small group because it brings the cost down significantly! Brett placed me in a group of four girls that are all at about the same level, and it makes the cost extremely reasonable. And I know I’m going to get the results I want without getting hurt, and avoid the uncomfortable weight area of the gym…if you know what I mean 😉.
Here are some photos we snapped while I was doing one of the workouts Brett created for me last week. And below you’ll find printable workouts he gave me to share with all of you! Whether you have a gym membership, or prefer to do them at home, there’s an option for both! If you choose the “at home” workout, all you’ll need is these resistance bands and 5-10 pound weights. And if you want to do the gym workout, head over to my Instagram Story where you can workout with me! I snapped clips of each exercise to help show you how to do them in case they are new to you (they were all new to me…lol).
Let me know if you have any questions and I would love to answer them! And by “I,” I mean that I’ll ask Brett and let you know 😉! Lastly, if you happen to be in the Ventura County area, shoot me a DM because your first session with a trainer at my gym is free!