Happy Monday!! I hope you had a lovely weekend. Here in LA we’ve been rattled with another earthquake! These scare me so much but so far everyone I know is safe. As a kid, I always wondered “What would be the best place to live with the least natural disasters?” I suppose it would be somewhere away from the coast right? But then again, inland you get the tornados! And those seem REALLY SCARY.
On that note…as a kid I also wondered what would happen if I ever became homeless (yea, I don’t know why I thought about these things) and I told myself that I would like to situate by the beach so I could take showers at the public shower stalls. Did you ever think of anything weird like that as a kid? I guess I was prepping my own survival just in case.
Your new video today is a little different. It is a whole Low Back Pain Stretch routine. You may not know this but I started getting low back pain in college. I think it had to do with my book bag. Back then backpacks were soooooo not in style so I carried my Bio book, my Chem book, and my Calculus book all in my bag that was being held up by my right shoulder. I did that for 4 years! So I have uncomfortable numbness sometimes in my lower right back if I sit too long or stand too long without moving even today.
Obviously Pilates has strengthened my core and I know my back pain could be worse if I wasn’t practicing! But, it is important to stretch the muscles and release the tension for the back if you’ve been stationary for too long. I know for a fact that this is a problem for people sitting at their desks working on their comps. I’m guilty too. So get up after you read this post and do the routine! The best part is…it FEELS GOOD and it’s EASY. You won’t be sweating, you’ll be relaxing and relieving yourself of back tension.
Also…today marks the last day of the #MIGHTYMARCH calendar!
Good job POPster lucy_maria_ for finishing it out!! WOOT WOOT!!!
So begins our April journey.
I took some time to think about what I wanted to do to you in April and I thought, well, we’ve got a perfect 30 days, let’s do a challenge! So this month, your official hashtag is #APRILABS and we will be combining Pilates, Cardio, HIIT, and clean eating to help you lean your midsection out and make those abs show through!
Monday: “Sweatfest” - HIIT, Cardio, and intense POP Pilates for ultimate fat burn
Tuesday: “Core Conditioning” - POP Pilates focused around abs, obliques, low back for muscle definition
Wednesday: “Sweatfest” - HIIT, Cardio, and intense POP Pilates for ultimate fat burn
Thursday: “Abs & Butt/Legs” – POP Pilates targeting your abs as well as sculpting your legs, thighs, and lifting your butt
Friday: “Recovery Day” - I changed Recovery Day to Friday this month because I want you to rest at the end of your week and pick up Saturday morning STRONG!
Saturday: “Sweatfest” - HIIT, Cardio, and intense POP Pilates for ultimate fat burn
Sunday: “Abs & Arms” – POP Pilates targeting your abs and toning up your arms!
You can print the #AprilAbs calendar HERE! Please sign up for the free newsletter to get the workout calendar emailed to you TODAY! And in case we have new POPsters here, the workout calendar is free to print here on my blog!
But an even better way to do the calendar and stay motivated is to download the free Blogilates App in available on iPhone and Android! Look:
The #APRILABS workout calendar is in there – you can check off every work out. PLUS the exclusive vid “Sexy Toned Arms” is in there too. You will not find that video on YouTube. The Forum is THE BEST!!! You can see transformations, people’s playlists, what they’re eating etc. all up in thurrr :D Addicting! Then of course all of my clean recipes are in there…like protein pancakes, cauliflower pizza, and muffins in a mug! My vids on YouTube are all sorted for you by body part or by series.
We just had a HUGE update to the app which allows you to have profiles, followers, and you can even “clip” your fave posts and recipes into a faves folder for future reference! You really need to download it now! It’s totally FREE! If you want to subscribe to the workout calendar in the app, it’s only 99c/mo PLUS you get to keep the exclusive workout video.
Alrighty! Now was far as the clean eating part…you have a few choices. Pick one:
Alrighty guys, you have 30 days to make those abs show though! Remember it’s about pairing good workouts with clean eating and you’ve got the perfect equation for success!
I encourage you to pick a friend to do this #APRILABS workout calendar with you! It’ll be way more fun. So be sure to fwd the email you get today with the calendar to someone you like :)
Remember to sign up for the newsletter here and download the Blogilates App RIGHT NOW!