What's Your Fit Workout | HIIT Training : 45|15

12/18/2017

The vision behind our ‘What’s Your Fit?’ campaign is fueled by our passion to help people to reach their goals and figure out what fitness means to them. By providing a supportive culture, we’re hoping communities feel inspired, while also having fun as they reach their goals.

As part of our ‘What’s Your Fit?’ campaign, expert trainers designed four HIIT workouts, which stand for high intensity interval training. The name speaks volumes for these type of workouts as the intensity of the weight training will have you breaking a sweat while building muscle. .

These workouts also provide overall strength and burn calories by combing quick movements and concentration to complete each rep. These workouts can easily be downloaded as PDFs. Just click the link at the bottom of this post!

45-15: Push yourself for 45 seconds to complete as many quality reps. Rest for 15 seconds between each exercise. 10 total exercises and 3 circuits.

  

Click Here to Download the PDF Workout

   

6 Ways To Slay On Your Wedding Day

12/13/2017

Not to put too much pressure on it, but your wedding day is big. Huge. You want to look and feel your best. Of course you do. But here’s the thing. The date comes up fast. Super fast. And there is so much to think about and plan. This can make fitting in time for your workouts difficult. But trust us on this: you want to keep to your gym routines. Not only will exercise help you look amazing on your wedding day, it will help you manage stress. And preparing for a wedding is stressful.  

 

To help you get you ready, here are six suggestions. Follow them closely and you will be ready.

 

Be excited! You’re about to experience one of life’s great joys.

 

  • Get Started Right Away. If you haven’t already been diligently exercising, and you have weight goals, get started now. Begin a regime as soon as you set your wedding date. If you start early, you will have plenty of time for positive and sustainable results. Take that first step.
  • Keep Things Simple. With a wedding to plan, you will have a lot on your mind. Focus on your goals and work with a Snap Fitness trainer to design a program that you can remember and lean on. Don’t go too far out of your comfort zone. Keep it high-impact and manageable.
  • Arm Yourself. If you’re like a lot of brides, your wedding attire may include a sleeveless look. Release your inner Michelle Obama and fire up those arms. Incorporate some easy arm exercises into your routine. Ask a Snap Fitness trainer for suggestions.
  • Food Is Your Friend. Resist the notion of crashing your diet or restricting your calories too severely. There’s no reason to go hungry. Ever. Just make sure you’re fueling your body throughout the day with regular small portions of healthy, whole foods. Focus on lean proteins. Mix in some nuts. Stay strong.
  • Stay Hydrated. Carry water everywhere. You should never feel thirsty. Also, limit your alcohol intake. It can cause inflammation. You don’t have to totally abstain. Just use moderation.
  • Be Gentle With Yourself. Keep reminding yourself that you have a lot going on in your life and you’re doing great. A wedding is often a once-in-a-lifetime event. That’s a lot of pressure. But you don’t have to be perfect. Ask for help if you need it. Take time out for relaxation. Enjoy yourself. You deserve it. 

 

What's Your Fit Workout | HIIT Training : 60 Second Madness

12/11/2017

The vision behind our ‘What’s Your Fit?’ campaign is fueled by our passion to help people to reach their goals and figure out what fitness means to them. By providing a supportive culture, we’re hoping communities feel inspired, while also having fun as they reach their goals.

As part of our ‘What’s Your Fit?’ campaign, expert trainers designed four HIIT workouts, which stand for high intensity interval training. The name speaks volumes for these type of workouts as the intensity of the weight training will have you breaking a sweat while building muscle. .

These workouts also provide overall strength and burn calories by combing quick movements and concentration to complete each rep. These workouts can easily be downloaded as PDFs. Just click the link at the bottom of this post! 

60 Second Madness: In 60 seconds, complete as many reps with a focus on form. Rest for 60 seconds and then start the next exercise. 15 total exercises and 3 circuits.

  

Click Here to Download the PDF Workout

   

Don't Sweat It | Why Some People Sweat More Than Others

12/07/2017

There’s nothing like crushing it in the gym. Your legs are churning. Your lungs are burning. The sweat is flying off you. It’s awesome. But what about when you’re perspiring so much it kind of freaks you out? Is that normal? Probably. But it could also be a sign of a medical condition. Let’s examine.

Prodigious sweating most likely has to do with three things: hydration, body fat percentage and aerobic fitness. Your output correlates with these variables, which can fluctuate. The key is to be mindful of them and adjust.

The first thing to know is that sweat is generally a good thing. Our bodies use it to regulate body temperature. Sure, it can be awkward when it’s cascading off you during a class. But understand that it dissipates body heat and cools us internally. Sweat is our friend.

Also, a lot of it is genetic and determined by how many sweat glands you have. Some people just sweat more than others. Try not to take it personally.

Control what you can control. This means drinking lots of fluids in between workouts. A good rule of thumb is to drink an additional 16 ounces of fluid for each pound lost during activity. Keep that water bottle with you and hydrate. It will keep your sweat levels healthy.

Remember to dress smartly. Sometimes you’re just sweating because you’re too warm. Logical, right? So be mindful of what you’re wearing.

Also, factor in weather conditions and diet. It all makes a big difference.

Of course, sometimes sweating is an indicator of a health issue. Ask yourself if you’re feeling light-headed. If the sweat is just pouring off you and you’re feeling a little dizzy or faint, shut things down. Rest and drink a lot of water. If you don’t improve, go to a doctor. You could be dehydrated. Or you could be suffering from hyperhidrosis, which is a signaling problem between the brain, nervous system and sweat glands. This typically occurs in the armpits, hands, feet or head. If you sweat when your body doesn’t need to be cooled, or if you’re sweating in some areas and not others, you might have a clinical issue. Make an appointment with a physician.

But only about 3 percent of the population has something like that so try not to worry. The odds are heavily in your favor that it’s nothing to sweat about. (Sorry, we couldn’t resist.) 

 

Coconut Macaroons

12/04/2017

INGREDIENTS

3/4 cup maple syrup

1/4 cup full fat canned coconut milk

1 tablespoon coconut oil

2 teaspoons vanilla

¼ teaspoon sea salt

3 cups unsweetened flaked coconut

½ cup almond flour

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine maple syrup, coconut milk and coconut oil. Bring mixture to a boil and stir frequently for 10 minutes or until mixture has thickened and reduced. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and sea salt.
  3. Add coconut, almond flour and all but 1/4 cup of the caramel to the bowl of a food processor (reserve the 1/4 cup caramel for an optional glazed topping). Pulse until the mix holds together enough to be squeezed into a ball.
  4. Use your hands to form tight balls out of cookie mixture (about the size of 1 tablespoon) and place onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until tops of macaroons begin to turn golden. Remove and let cool.
  5. If desired, drizzle with remaining caramel sauce.

 

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What's Your Fit Workout | HIIT Training : Fit 30

12/04/2017

The vision behind our ‘What’s Your Fit?’ campaign is fueled by our passion to help people to reach their goals and figure out what fitness means to them. By providing a supportive culture, we’re hoping communities feel inspired, while also having fun as they reach their goals.


As part of our ‘What’s Your Fit?’ campaign, expert trainers designed four HIIT workouts, which stand for high intensity interval training. The name speaks volumes for these type of workouts as the intensity of the weight training will have you breaking a sweat while building muscle.


These workouts also provide overall strength and burn calories by combing quick movements and concentration to complete each rep. These workouts can easily be downloaded as PDFs. Just click the link at the bottom of this post!

Fit 30: Focusing on form, complete as many reps in 30 seconds. Rest for 30 seconds and start the next of exercise. 10 total exercise and 3 circuits.

  

Click Here to Download the PDF Workout