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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Happy Halloween $2000 Giveaway 🎃


Need some extra cash for a Halloween party or do you need to pay a bill? Enter to win $500 before the holidays.


Terms & Conditions 

Giveaway will open on 09/15/19 @12AM EST and ends on 10/30/19. @11:59 PM EST. There is one mandatory entry with multiple bonus entries. Only the mandatory entry needs to be completed in order to win, however, the more bonus entries completed the more chances you have to win. There are daily entries as well. Must be 21 years or older to win. Four (4) winners will win $500 Paypal cash or Amazon GC. Entrants must complete entries and each winning entry will be verified. If the selected winner does not complete or verify entry a new winner will be chosen. Winners will be notified no later than 8/20/19. Winner will be emailed and must respond to claim the prize within 48 hours via the email they signed into the widget with. If the winner doesn't respond within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen. Once winners have claimed prizes they will be announced on the Winner's Circle page and sent to co-hosts. Void where prohibited.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Halloween Workout Gear For Instructors 🎃

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Are you a fitness instructor that is teaching on Halloween and you want to wear something special for your students? Will you be training clients that day? Maybe you are just a student who wants to scare your fellow workout buddies that day, then you need to check out my recommendation above. Don't wait too late to order because Halloween will be here soon.

Anarchy307 Bigfoot Halloween leggings
These leggings were not included in the collage because I found them after I finished the graphic. What I love about this shop, they have sizes up to 6XL. All of my other picks only go up to 2X. These leggings are also found in the following styles, yoga pants, regular leggings, and capris.  


ForeverTees1 Halloween Shirt
Next Level The Terry Racerback Tank is lightweight and luxurious. You can choose from multiple colors. S-2XL

ImagineAvalon Funky Halloween Leggings
Imagine Avalon's funky Halloween leggings are a compression fit that hugs you in the right places. Check out the reviews, people love them. Sizes XS-XL

Bandika Skeleton Costume For Men
I didn't want to leave out the men who want to dress up for Halloween too. Bandika has Halloween gear for working out or if you want to make an impression at a Halloween party. This skeleton costume is a bestseller in their shop.  Sizes XS-XL

Sugarhai Halloween Leggings with Pastel Goth Bats
These are my favorite leggings among my Halloween picks this season. Super comfy and gorgeous leggings that are 82% polyester, 18% spandex. Sizes XS-XL

WildStarTees Witches Be Crazy Halloween Tee

Wild Star Tee's wants you to get into the Halloween spirit with this funky and fun Witches tee. This shirt goes all the way up to 2X. Be a witch at your next workout.


PeaberryShop Halloween Skeleton Maternity Leggings
Leggings for the mom to be. Just because you are pregnant doesn't mean you can be the scariest person in the gym. This outfit also has a matching maternity top. It is also a bestseller and the sizes go all the way up to 2X.  


InFleek Cobweb Leggings
These leggings are oh so chic and stylish. You can probably wear them all year around. You can get them in different styles such as capris, shorts, high-waisted and more. Another bestseller. Sizes XS-XL 

ShanlynnCreations Ghost Leggings
This is what ShanlynnCreations says about their ghostly Halloween leggings. "Who doesn't love leggings? Especially spooky ones for Halloween! Stylish, durable, and a hot fashion staple, these polyester/spandex leggings are made of a comfortable microfiber yarn, and they'll never lose their stretch." We tend to agree, get them before the big day. Sizes XS-XL

Bandinka Steampunk Halloween Costume

If you want to really impress your students with full zombie or skeleton make-up, this is the outfit for you. You would rock the gym or any Halloween party you attend. It is also a bestseller on Etsy and the sizes are from XS-XL.

Remember don't wait to order and what styles do you like? 

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Burger King's Impossible Burger Review For Health Nuts


I got a chance to try out Burger King's Impossible Whopper last week. It was delicious but there is a problem, it is very high in calories. 

The Impossible Burger is a product from Impossible Foods, Inc., a company that develops plant-based products that are meant to taste like real meat. The burgers are made up of mostly soy protein concentrate (a highly-processed form of soy), coconut oil and various additives to help give the burger its meaty texture.
Burger King's Impossible Whopper has Burger King’s signature grill flavor with ketchup, onion, mayonnaise, pickles, a tomato and lettuce. However, they do ask you if you want cheese on the burger, but if you are a vegan, that is something that you probably would not add. Burger King’s Impossible Whopper has the same amount of protein as the meat Whopper version, but with 15 percent less fat and 90 percent less cholesterol. Both burgers have the same amount of saturated fat.

The Burger King's Impossible Whopper has a whopping 600 calories per serving or burger. If you remove the mayonnaise, the calorie count goes down to 470 calories. The fat and saturated fat decrease from 34 to 16 and 11 to 8 respectfully. 

What is the bottom line:
The Impossible Whopper is a tasty treat, but if you are calorie conscience, you might want to skip the fries and eliminate the mayonnaise so you won't blow your diet.




Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Top 3 Step Aerobic YouTube Videos For Novices


Step aerobics has been around for a long time since the 1990s. Even though it has waned in popularity there are plenty of clubs that still offer step classes.
I have been teaching step classes for 25 years and I still love to teach the class. It burns a ton of calories and on top of that, it is a lot of fun.

You can practice step aerobics at home before you try the class out in person. If you are not quick to pick up on steps, you might want to learn the basic patterns and terminology first. However, you will need a step bench before you start. You can find a used one on eBay or buy a new one on Amazon.



For beginner exercisers or anyone under 5' 4"(162 cm), you might one to start with the four-inch bench. If you are tall, over 5' 10" (151 cm), you probably can start with a six-inch-high bench if you can handle it. As you get in better shape, you can add on the risers to get a more intense workout.

If have found the top 3 step aerobic YouTube videos for novices. Check them out and let me know what you think.

Jenny Ford videos are really 
great for beginners.



Paul is over 60 and his video is fun 
and easy to follow.


The instructor teaches you the steps and the 
step names before getting into the workout.


Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Fitness and Health Giveaway Linkup



This week all the giveaways are from Instagram. They can be easier to win depending upon how many people enter. Instagram contests usually ask you to like a picture, follow everyone involved in the giveaway and tag someone else who might want to enter. Give it a try, you might win.
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


Sunday, August 11, 2019

Back To School $2500 Giveaway


Do you need extra money because your kids need new clothes for the school year? Are you a college student who would like extra cash while away in college? Or if you are like me, you will take your winnings and pay off a bill, it is up to you what you do with your money. You can't win unless you enter and five people will win $500 PayPal cash or an Amazon gift card. Enter below and good luck to all.

Enter the $2500 Back To School Contest Here:


Terms & Conditions 

Giveaway will open on 08/11/19 @8PM EST and ends on 09/21/19. @11:59 PM EST. There is one mandatory entry with multiple bonus entries. Only the mandatory entry needs to be completed in order to win, however, the more bonus entries completed the more chances you have to win. There are daily entries as well. Must be 21 years or older to win. Five (5) winners will win $500 Paypal cash or Amazon GC. Entrants must complete entries and each winning entry will be verified. If the selected winner does not complete or verify entry a new winner will be chosen. Winners will be notified no later than 8/20/19. Winner will be emailed and must respond to claim the prize within 48 hours via the email they signed into the widget with. If the winner doesn't respond within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen. Once winners have claimed prizes they will be announced on the Winner's Circle page and sent to co-hosts. Void where prohibited.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Planet Fitness 30 Minute Circuit Workout Variations

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If you are a member of Planet Fitness health club, you are probably familiar with the 30-minute workout circuit. If not, you can read my blog post about creating the same workout at home. The Planet Fitness Circuit At Home

If you do the Planet Fitness 30 minute circuit workout on a regular basis, I have some variation so you can give your body some muscle confusion. Muscle confusion is a concept that centers around one doing a variety of workouts. It is designed to provide that one place different demands on the body so that the body needs to continue to adapt without getting used to the same exercise plan.
Below are my Planet Fitness 30-minute circuit workout variations:
  • Do the circuit twice so you will work out for one hour
  • Work on your arms twice and omit your legs in the 30-minute circuit
  • Omit your shoulders and arms and work your legs twice in the 30-minute circuit
  • The workout calls for 12 reps instead do 20 reps in the 30-minute circuit
  • Do the circuit as is but do abdominal exercises instead of the steps

This is the Planet Fitness circuit plan that eliminates the steps and adds in core exercises. You will need a mat, weight or medicine ball.

Work out plan*
Warm up for 3 minutes
__________
Chest press
Ab crunch for one minute instead of the steps

Leg press
Bicycles for one minute instead of the steps

Lat pulldown 
Plank for one minute instead of the steps

Leg extension 

Back rows 
Dead bug for one minute

Shoulder press 
Russian twist for one minute use a weight or medicine ball

Leg curl 
Reverse crunch for one minute

Biceps curls
Plank with hip dips 30 seconds per side

Triceps 
Back raises 30 seconds

Abdominal crunch machine 
___________
Cool down with 5 minutes of total body stretches

Here are the variations I have done in the past, if you have your own let me know in the comments below.