I’ve cited tone it up plenty of times, but I want to point out that I stumbled across these fabulous ladies during last year’s “Bikini Series.” Their ‘Bikini Series” is an 8 week challenge where they post (on their blog) and email you (if you sign up for their newsletter) a new workout challenge daily – and challenging they are!
Here is a short video on this year’s series:
And here’s a good article about how to approach the 8 weeks (what to eat, what to avoid):
It started last week I believe, but I finally got around to their first workout challenge last night. Below is a link to their first challenge, which is their original workout for their collaboration with SELF Magazine’s Drop 10.
It consists of 8 full body toning moves – 2 to 3 sets of 12-15 reps. I completed 2 sets of 12 reps with 5lb dumbbells. During the workout I wore my new heart rate monitor watch (Polar FT60) to track my heart rate and calories. Two circuits took me 20 minutes of which I burned 140 calories – not too shabby considering there wasn’t much cardio involved and let me tell you, I’m certainly feeling it today. My heart rate was between zone 2 -3. It even got as high as 170 on some of the moves! I ended my workout with 40 minutes of interval hills on the elliptical. All-in-all I’d say it was a great Monday workout!
Partly why I love their workouts is because you can do them anywhere (you don’t need to be at the gym) and most of them, even three times through, take no more than 30 minutes. So, in 20-30 minutes you have completed a full body toning workout and if you’re like me – a cardio addict- these are exactly the types of workouts you need! Best of all, they have all of their videos in printable format! Being the type A person that I am, I printed them all out and put them in a small binder – which I have actually taken on vacation with me
Here is today’s challenge if you want to catch up…
Enjoy and Good Luck!!