Posted on April 7, 2017
Happy Friday! We are so close to summer which means lounging by the pool, boating on Lake Michigan, and runs on the lake front! Days at work have been a little longer due to a busy but exciting summer season ahead, so I have to work out at home a few days a week. One of my main fitness gals, Erin Murray, is a yoga and boot camp instructor (you MUST take her bootcamp class at Yoga Six!) and taught me a few workouts perfect to do at home that help me get a good sweat in, are great for toning, and of course kick my butt. The workout below is a circuit where you go through the circuit as fast as you can for 5 minutes, 4 times, with one minute rests in between
Want more tips? Check out Erin’s blog, La Vigueur and comment with questions below! YOU GOT THIS.
This one is pretty straight forward. You squat with around a 5 pound weight, and bring your knee to the weight while twisting towards your raised knee, squat, and do the other side!
For this, you do a push up, jump your feet towards your hands, and bring yourself up into a very low squatting position. From there, plant your hands on the ground, jump your feet back out for another push up, and repeat.
Start at 1, do 1 rep (in and out), do another one but this time hold your legs straight out for 1 second. Then do 2 fast reps, and then hold your legs straight out for 2 seconds, do 3 reps and hold your legs straight out for 3 seconds… and so on. One you get to 12, you bring it right back down. If it gets too hard, modify to go up to 6! Sounds like death right? I believe in you.
Start by doing an elbow plank, and then rise up, one arm at a time, to a high plank. Then you will lower one arm back down at a time, and repeat.
This is imperative to your success. Touch your toes, do some twists to open up your hip flexers, and stretch your inner thighs by bending into one leg while keeping the other straight. Do your body a favor and stretch for at least 10 minutes after your workout. This is not a drill.
What are you doing in preparation for summer? Hustle hustle hustle to get your workouts in!
Photography by Brittany Benson
Posted on April 24, 2013
April 23rd 2013
Last week, I was lucky enough to decorate the Nike stylist wall at NTC Lincoln Park on Armitage. I had a great time pulling pieces with Nike stylist, Sarah. Nike has a lot of great transitional pieces coming out soon that I am very excited about. So, with this being said, go pop by my stylist wall and let me know what you think of my picks for this season!
Also, NTC Lincoln Park was nice enough to host StreetStyleChi and our readers for a private yoga class. We had a ton of fun, Willy sang along with the music, and my abs are now burning. It was a well rounded 45 minutes of challenging postures, stretching, and meditation. Over all, it was a fabulous time and hopefully they will let us come back sometime in the future. You can check out my previous post on NTC Lincoln park HERE where the schedule of classes is included.
*Photos by Nicole Cash