fits your schedule + your goals. Get a new workout each week for 4 weeks in your
inbox plus a “cheat sheet” for ideas and motivation Complete workouts designed to be flexible and
effective so that you feel again that… You still got it, girl!
I’m going to send you one full workout video (45 – 64 minutes) per week for four weeks. Ideally, you’ll do your strength training with me twice a week. Any two days of exercise with two days off between gives you the best benefits and let’s you feel fresh before you start again. By getting one workout a week, you get the chance to do a new workout twice before moving on to the next. Plus, after 4 weeks you’re going to have this entire series to mix and mingle as you wish. The videos will be downloadable so you can grab them and save to your device.
Dumbbells in a variety of weights. Three sizes at least is best (think small, medium, and large). This is a suggestion…and only a suggestion:
Q. Do you think these workouts will really work for me?
• 3 lbs or 5 lbs are great for shoulder exercises, you may want less (soup cans work!)
• 8 lbs or 10 lbs are good for biceps, triceps and maybe beginning level for chest and back exercises
• 12, 15 or 20 lbs for “heavy” with chest, back and for use during squats or lunges.
• A heavy kettle bell or dumbbell you might find useful for challenging your lower body – 25-35 lbs. (or wait, and watch to decide if you want to invest in this for home)
For the next video series (already planned!) you’ll want an exercise ball (55 cm or 65 cm – if you’re 5’8 or taller), and two exercise bands (short 12 inch loops to place around your ankles or knees. These round out a home gym nicely!
I can’t guarantee you’ll use them…But I can guarantee the quality of the videos and that if anything is ever wrong with one I’ll fix it in a flash. I’m a midwestern girl with parents who did the right thing, and fitness expert who wants you to look and feel amazing at any age.
I’ve done the entire routine in my kitchen (watching the pot if you will)! If you have the floor space the size of a yoga mat you will be just fine! A wall (without artwork) on it is nice to use but not necessary.Q. Will this work for me if I have a knee (or a shoulder…) issue?
If you’re having to avoid a lot of activities like getting up and down off the floor or reaching overhead (we won’t lift overhead 99% of the time) because of pain then this series is not right for you. With shoulder issues, if you are able to do chest presses, or push ups, and rowing actions without discomfort you will be able to do 90% of the exercises. I take care to provide proactive exercises that strengthen and don’t put joints at risk. If risk outweighs the benefit you won’t see it. Still, if you have a pre-existing injury, even a ‘safe’ exercise could bother you.
I would like to hear from you. Later series will target some specific joint challenges so that you can get exercise that works without hurting. Need to chat about whether this is right for you? Schedule a chat here.
wherever you are, when you have a few minutes up to an hour!