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3 Tips to Overcome Laziness: My Best Tips!

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Monday are great days to set new goals and NEW intentions. Here are 3 tips to use for trying a new class and making your workouts fun! I shared my own experiences in using each of these tips, I’d love to hear if these helped you today!!

1) Just Give it a TRY.  Trying new classes or formats can be intimidating, even if you are a regular group fitness class junkie. Sometimes we put off trying something because of perceptions that we are not at a level high enough to do well, for fear of failure or even social status only triathletes do those classes or that workout will be hard on my knees.  In MY EXPERIENCE…I hear about new classes or I’m invited to a jam session, zumbathon, its all good things! For me my excuse was that classes didn’t fit in my busy schedule. It’s about making that time for yourself friends! It’s about getting off your butt and making it THERE and then be ready to give it your best. Where there’s a will, there’s a way!

2) Focus on your RESULTS. We all want to improve, be better than we were yesterday, last week or last year even. It’s easy to fall into same routine of workouts and your body gets in a rhythm. Daily habits and rituals are great, dont get me wrong! It’s up to us to challenge ourselves and our bodies to move in new ways. You will be surprised by the results and how you feel by adding in a workout that you normally do not do. MY EXPERIENCE….I am a cardio junkie! Yep I do zumba 2-4x a week and running floods my body full of endorphins and feel good vibes. I find that I need to make the extra EFFORT to schedule in strength and flexibility workouts or they just don’t happen. If possible you can look for what is commonly called FUSION classes or classes like Yoga Sculpt which promise to deliver more than 1 format in ONE workout.

3) Buddy Up! Call up a girlfriend and make it a date, or if you’re out with friends have them pull out their calendar and right there pull up the schedule of that kickboxing class down the street (thank you technology and smart phones!) and set a day/time to get together to attend a class. The other way I get friends to meet me is I post on social media the day and class I want to attend and see if anyone else is available– so try tweeting it or sharing it on facebook. When you have something planned with a friend, you are less likely to skip that workout! MY EXPERIENCE….hanging out with friends post run or workouts we like to chit chat about our week ahead and what we will be doing for fitness. For instance, one week post-run a friend handed me a FREE 2 week pass to core power yoga studio and begged me to attend the 9am yoga sculpt class with her that day. It was something I had wanted to try so I jumped and said I’d make it happen. Went home, made kiddos breakfast. Rinsed off from my run, grabbed a mat, water bottle and towel and made it to that session on time!

So today, drop your excuses and this month make a conscious effort to get out there and try a new class, take your bike on a new trail or lace up and run a trail instead of the track.

Keep pushing your body, you may surprise yourself and find that you can do much more than you think you can!

I believe in you!

Jenn

Workout Wednesday: Full Body workout moves from ToneItUp

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Good Morning! Did you get up and get your workout in yet? Well, if you are looking for some changes by summer I suggest you take a look at joining the 2016 Bikini Series with ToneItUp! I discovered Karina and Katrina back in 2011 when I started my journey to become a personal trainer. I made the decision that January that I would train myself to get ME into the best shape of my life. I looked in the mirror and even though I was teaching so many fitness classes, I was not really exercising for me. I was bouncing around from one class to another, not paying attention to what I was eating and just following my schedule—not adding in any cross training or new workouts. 

Being a part of this series is fun because you get to meet other women who are striving to improve their health and fitness, feel more comfortable in their skin and yes after what everyone ultimately wants…to look good naked! Hahaha…yes, I said it and its so true! To participate its free, but they also have an amazing nutrition plan if you are completely lost because as you may or may not realize when you begin to add more activity to your routine, you will need to be dialing in your nutrition to really see the results for all that sweat time you are logging. Once you join, you are a lifetime member and get all the updates, special emails/coaching from Karina and Katrina and so much more. 

Here’s your workout moves for today straight from Tone It Up—which you can find tons of videos on their youtube channel for free or purchase their DVD workouts from their website as well, I own the beachbabe 1 and 2 series and they just released a new video for this year’s bikini series which is getting rave reviews from the TIUteam members. Here’s the video for the inspiration for today’s BONUS workout: https://www.facebook.com/ToneItUp/videos/10153876217574801/

Here’s my breakdown of the moves in this short video…Do each one 15x, then repeat the set 3x. There is a free printable of their orignial workout, plus video here at Full Body Workout.

Single Leg “running arms” deadlift, booty kick
OH Press with Knee Extension
Run/Sprint in place (60 seconds)
3 point Deadlift
Plank with weights–open to side plank (L/R)
Plank with Weights—tricep Extension (L/R)
abs: straight arm OH extension with bent knees out/in
Boxer Shuffle and punches R/L (60 seconds)

Get some sweat on today and sculpt and tone it up for summer! 

Muah! 

Jenn

Fitness Instructors: From Subbing Classes to Becoming Student Again

End of year….I have received so many last minute requests for subbing fitness classes and if you are not traveling its a way to bank some extra holiday cash when you work in fitness. I also love trying to squeeze in a few classes, take time to fine tune the latest certification you recieved or REVIVE your passion in an older format to bring new ENERGY to your classes in the new year—this month I have attended 1 spin class a week since getting my SCHWINN certification on Dec 5th.

TODAY…I had something amazing happen. I showed up ready to teach and this amazing, talented and seasoned instructor sauntered in and just OWNED the class.

She was the person I was subbing for and the class was GROUP GROOVE. Now, I was at first like “What is happening?!” because I had it in my head I was prepared to dance and make everyone feel welcome because lets face it instructors. Our students LOVE US…when we bring in subs its just not the same for them. The awful truth of it all though is I had never taken a Groove class so I was bringing them a totally different cardio dance experience. Well, thank heavens for Anne Springer, I must say that in 60minutes I FELL IN LOVE WITH GROOVE. <3

I wanted to share this because I feel like I don’t do this as often as I shoould and after today’s class I know one of my goals in the new year will be to attend new classes or at least try out new INSTRUCTOR’s classes 2x a month. I have a busy schedule so I cant say it will be 1x a week, but I feel confident that I can get to TWO!

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Here’s my review of my first GROUP GROOVE experience and if you have a YMCA near you then you have these classes, so I highly recommend you get there in the new year as Anne is part of a “test group” of instructors who get materials ahead of everyone else– she previewed the NEW round of songs/choreography that will be released and I was smiling from the warm up to cooldown!

First…Anne made everyone wait in hallway, lights were dimmed & spotlights on in front of room. It felt like we were entering a “club” atmosphere. The songs were upbeat and I remember her calling out names of steps that resembled moves I do in zumba so I felt comfortable but the rhythms were different and body language had a more hip hop feel to it.  There is a definite layout to the class: warmup, then dance 1 and cardio 1 and rotating I think we had 3 cardios at least and a 10min cooldown. Groove is taught where the instructor mirrors the class and Anne did use a microphone which I have traditionally done lots more non-verbal cueing for zumba. I love how she used the microphone to really increase the energy and excitement for every single movement we did in class. I did notice that by end of class Anne was dripping with sweat as I did get a workout in but I cannot say that I had the same “cardio” output that Anne had and I know I was dancing my heart out! Of course I know in instructing classes, especially dance we really EXAGGERATE the moves and with having to direct and LEAD and talk through it it is a tough workout!  Cool down was a fun swagger and one last thing to mention about GROUP GROOVE…there were some moves that she did in the warm up that showed up again in the dances and then AGAIN in the cool down. Loved how the choreography was weaved throughout the entire class.

So there you have it! Im on Anne’s quickdial for the next instructor training date for Groove & you bet you’ll see me in more GROUP GROOVE classes as a STUDENT in the new year! SIDENOTE: GROOVE is a format of MOSSA I learned today and they have several other great formats so if you want to check them out, follow the link!

Tell me about the last class you attended and walked out feeling like you didnt want the class to end??!

–Jenn

21 Days of Why: Recapping what Coaching means to Me

This month my team and I took a challenge together to share daily a post about why we choose to be health and fitness coaches and it has been an incredible journey. I am humbled by the support of my facebook friends who put up with me posting daily affirmations and sharing the tears and joy of what it means for me to be a part of what I call my second family, my fit family of Team Beachbody. Here is a collage of most of my photos which I will be publishing in an album on my fitness page: Jenn Voss Fitness so hop on over there and check them out!

 

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Here are my daily affirmations and I’d love to know if any of them resonate with you!!

1. Just know to get the results you WANT, you have to CHANGE how you get there. Being a coach allows me to always switch up my workouts to really get RESULTS.

2. You ate it, now you have to negate it. Sometimes I give in to temptation & that happened TODAY!

3. My nutrition is not its A-Game every day. Since becoming a coach and drinking shakeology daily I have more energy and rarely do I skip meals.

4. Taking on NEW CHALLENGES. I’ve become accustomed to adding challenges in my life, Im one of those people who can’t sit still, I just want to do it all. Training to be comfortable being UNCOMFORTABLE.

5. New Friendships and Business Partners. I’ve made some new friendships that wouldn’t have happened otherwise. I do it for the JOY I feel when I get to hang out at live events with my team.

6. My LOVED ONES. Through thick and thin I want to be around to enjoy all the days of my life with my husband. Plus it looks like my healthy habits are rubbing off. For record, my husband used to be a HUGE Diet Coke drinker. He’s now changed that habit & is drinking shakeology and actually cannot stand the acidic taste of soft drinks. His health is so much better today than before we got married.

7. New Food, New Recipes! Today I recreated a healthier version of my Chili recipe using my FIXATE cookbook! It’s healthier and my entire family gobbled it right up. It’s not only a physical & fit transformation, since becoming a Beachbody coach I’ve really created a Fit LIFESTYLE in so many other areas of my life too.

8. CONFIDENCE! Self doubt creeps in at any age. It helps to have a solid support system a group of people telling you day in & day out that you can succeed at anything you put your mind to doing!

9. Feel good ENDORPHINS. I’m instantly smiling when I finish a tough workout. Because sometimes you nee ShaunT to push you through a challenging workout. In a fog or a funk for couple days & sweat and smiles brought me out of it!

10. RESPECT. Out of honor for my parents and my grandparents, I want to work hard and make them proud each and everyday.

11. I want to be the best role model and well, THIS IS TRUE for Me & Everyone I know! Because saying YES today means saying YES tomorrow will be easier!

12. PERFORMANCE. As a runner, every race is a chance to prove to myself that I can be faster and go further than I have ever done. With the performance line products from Beachbody (<—get free account to shop here), I am giving my body the right fuel to perform at its best and recover quicker so I can get up and do it again the next day.

13.  ROUTINE. My body automatically wants to move when it wakes up in the morning. I’ll be honest I don’t think it was until I had kids & caring for babies that I woke up early mornings! Now that they are older, I wake up early for ME.

14. Meet your MENTORS! I get to meet the trainers who I work out with in my videos live in person. Think about an author who’s series you read and you couldn’t put it down—now imagining having the chance to sit across from them face to face and discuss your favorite characters. For me it was being able to meet and attend live trainings with ShaunT, Chalene Johnson and Autumn Calabrese.

15. Eating REAL FOOD! Since beginning my coaching journey, I’ve learned how limiting processed foods and lowering carbs in my diet help me to just feel better and have more ENERGY!

16. Its all about social media, social media, social media. Oh yeah! I would’ve never opened up a Twitter account, instagram, tried periscope if I had not become a Beachbody coach. It’s so exciting to know that I’m reaching and helping a larger audience!

17. Meal Planning. Without planning out meals and having the tools, resources and support to put together grocery lists and recipes that are healthy I would still be working out and not getting any results. So true is the phrase, Health is 80% in kitchen and 20% in the gym!

18. Fountain of YOUTH! Seriously…I feel like because of the healthy choices, the creative environment, encouraging community I choose to surround myself with that Im reversing the aging process.

19. TRIBE. It is not uncommon for me to take the chance and create opportunities to meet NEW people daily. From all walks of life, people with different strengths, talents and finding common threads that bring us closer and I am building a tribe of people who inspire me as much as I hope to inspire others.

20. Personal Development…always finding books to improve my skills, my sense of the world and how to lead others.

21. Legacy. I believe I was meant for more than just living to pay bills and die. What will you be remembered for when you are gone, who can you inspire to do more with their life? I aspire to be a better mom, wife, daughter and friend and leader of others who dare to dream a big dream.

If you’d like to know what that beachbody thing is all about, maybe want to improve own fitness or looking for a second income opportunity, click HERE and view a short webinar and get a FREE workout emailed right to you for taking the time as well as be entered in a monthly drawing to win a Beachbody Program of your choice (up to $119 value). I welcome any inquiries about joining my growing team which I’ve lovingly named #SweatandsMILES

As we begin to head into the holidays, I encourage you to document your own #21daysofwhy or #30daysofwhy journey and tag me at #whyforsweatandsmiles because its so INSPIRING. Share and invite others to join you too, you will not regret it.

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why not join me in the new year?!

 

Contact me today and I’ll help get you started!

XOXO Jenn

New Workout Review: Core Power Yoga!

IMG_4511Gotta love a workout that makes you SWEAT!!

You know that feeling when you wake up and feel muscles you haven’t worked in a while? Well that’s what happened to me after attending my first class at Core Power Yoga—especially around my core and abs! This TUESDAY I’d like to share with you my experience after attending several Yoga Sculpt classes with Core Power Yoga and if you have one of these studios near you I challenge you to go and try a class this month!

                    Yoga Sculpt: What to Expect, What to Bring!                                       Here’s your quick check list for what to bring to your class!

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