This post is sponsored by my friends at @Athleta but as always, all opinions are my own.
Happy New Year, friends!! I hope you had a great Holiday season and are ready to take on 2019.
A big goal I have this year is to really embrace my power. By this, I mean, that I want to continue to stand up for myself, stay true to myself, & be a role model for other females to find their voice in their passion.
There is one thing to find your passion, but there is a whole other level once you find your POWER within that passion.
Growing up with a mom as a Personal Trainer, I watched her command a room with motivation & positivity. I saw her harness her power as a female in a predominately male dominated profession & be an entrepreneur before it was totally “accepted” to create & do your own thing.
When I was a kid hanging in the corner of the group fitness room with a coloring book, I didn’t always think “I’ll do what my mom does” when I’m older but there definitely was a SEED planted within me the power of fitness, connection, & community.
I went to school for Health & Physical Education, which I LOVED and helped me find my passion for teaching health/fitness, but I knew I wanted to be able to be on the MOVE and I had so many ideas to do my own thing.
I had an itch for a schedule that may not be ideal for everyone’s taste. I saw my mom get up and out the door at 6am to get to a client’s home before they go to work, come back & get us to school, and then head out again for her night classes & clients.
I’ve learned the true meaning of connection by watching her my whole life & she inspires me daily to not only push hard in the gym, but inspire & impact those around me.
I can truly say that “I’ve turned into my mother” as I now head out the door by 6am to get to a client’s house to train them before they go to work, then head to the gym for a few hours of back-to-back clients, head home for food after I get my own workout in, hit the computer for a few hours, & then head back out for my night classes and clients…and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Because of my mom harnessing her true passion & power, I confidently can harness mine which is why we wanted to create a fun partner workout for you all thanks to my friends at Athleta inspiring all women to own the POWER OF SHE.
You will complete 5 rounds of this #TUBEHIIT workout! All you need is tubing, yourself, & a fierce partner to workout with! ;] (aka. mamacakes).
(check out those biceps on mamacakes! hiyoo!!)
Each partner completes the movements, for example, partner 1 will wall sit while partner 2 does the tricep extensions. Once partner 2 does their tricep extensions, they now swap and do the wall sit while partner 1 does their tricep extensions.
Once you’ve both completed the tubing move, you do 30 seconds of your HIIT move together, then repeat for the next movements!
- WALL SIT WITH TRICEP EXTENSIONS X 20 REPS
- 30 SECONDS CRISS-CROSS SQUAT JUMPS
- PLANK + BICEP CURLS X 20 REPS
- 30 SECONDS SKATERS
- WALL SIT WITH SKIER JUMPS X 20 REPS
- 30 SECONDS PLANK HIGH-FIVES
Head over to Instagram today to check out the FULL workout video to see each of the movements.
You can also head to [this link] to SHOP our whole look from Athleta! How adorable is this set!? I’m quite obsessed.
From the adorable 7/8 Contender Blossom leggings, the comfy yet supportive Contender Bra, & the Foothill Tank that you can keep flowy in the back or tie up for a together cropped look, you can’t go wrong with this outfit!
Thank you Athleta for reminding all of us to harness the power of she & being inspired by other females around us instead of competing with them.
Share below how you harness YOUR power of she. We’d love to hear! xo
Be true to you,