So who is ready for a serious detox after the 4th of July? I know I am!

I’ve been in Alabama for nearly two weeks with Tony because we’re in love and can’t get enough of eachother. Just being honest haha. In all seriousness, one of the best parts about my job is that I can work from anywhere and so this Summer I’ve been taking full advantage of that.

Of course I always make sure there is a gym nearby so I can either use my Classpass or workout on my own. Typically I’m a HUGE fan of group fitness classes because I love the competitiveness and fun atmosphere, however the #SummerSWEATseries has really changed how I workout. I don’t know about you all, but I’ve been LOVING the program we put together and look forward going to the gym every single day to work out on my own. It’s actually FUN and is starting to become a habit in my daily routine.

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I can’t believe that it’s already June! That being said I’m so excited for next week when we OFFICIALLY launch the #SummerSWEATseries! (Read more in last week’s post in case you missed it.)

Lee and I have been working hard to bring you incredible workouts, nutritious meal plans, helpful grocery lists and MORE! Today I want to share with you a few extra details of what you can expect on June 14th!

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Heart pumping full body workout - you do each workout 10 times the 9, 8, 7... etc.  30 mins and you feel the burn! #SummerSWEATseries

Equipment Needed: physio ball, bosu ball, bench, medium-size dumbbells 

Description: Complete each exercise for reps. Do each exercise 10 times. Do each exercise 9 times.…8, 7, 6…1. 

Warm-Up: Begin with a light, 1-mile jog on the treadmill (or outside) or 10 minutes easy on the elliptical to get your heart rate up.

Decline Push Ups on Physio Ball: Begin in a high plank pose with a physio ball plead under your shins. Make sure to keep your shoulders over your wrists and your core tight. On the inhale, lower down into a push-up, leading with your chest. On the exhale, reset back to plank. Modification: Do normal push-ups on your toes or knees.

Squat Jumps to Bosu: Begin with a bosu ball about 3 feet in front of you. Start with your feet hip width distance apart. Lower down into a squat, keeping your chest up and weight in heels. Explode off your feet landing in a squat on top of the bosu ball. Then, explode off the bosu ball and land back where you started. Modification: do normal jump squats or bodyweight squats.

Single Arm Dumbbell Chest Press on Ball: Begin with your upper back and neck resting on a physio ball. Place your feet hip-width distance apart and grab a set of medium-weight dumbbells. Using your core to balance, lift both arms in the air. Then, perform a single arm chest press by bringing one arm into a T. Then reset back to center and repeat on the other side.

Single Leg Step Up to Reverse Lune: Begin standing in front of a bench. Then, step up onto the bench with your right leg and lift your left knee up into a 90 degree angle balancing on one foot. Then, step down with your left foot, and perform a 90/90 lunge, stepping your right foot back. Repeat 10 (9, 8, 7…) on each side. Challenge: hold a light or medium set of dumbbells. 

Lateral Bounds: Set two cones about 10 yards from each other. Get low, and shuffle back and forth between the cones, tapping the ground every time you get to one end. There and back = 1.

Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor before starting a new fitness regime. While Lee from Fit Foodie Finds and Monique from Ambitious Kitchen consulted with professional trainers for the Summer SWEAT Series fitness program, you are participating at your own risk. Please modify and listen to your body. 

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