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Fitness Vacation Recap 3: WEDNESDAY

We were expecting Wednesday to be rainy and cold, so I had planned that we would take advantage of the indoor space for our workout.  Well my weather app was WAY off.  Wednesday ended up being one of the most beautiful, warm days!  

the WORKOUT
This is the day I pulled out the skateboards. 
 Up on the roof was the perfect place to use them!
So up we went….

 This is the perfect location for CIRCUIT TRAINING!

Here I am doing a 
ROLLING FLY PUSH-UP
Chris doing a ROLLING FLY PUSH-UP
This is the ROLLING REVERSE LUNGE.  
A W E S O M E hamstring exercise!
80/20 SQUAT
We filmed a mini SKATEBOARD WORKOUT while we were there if you are interested in any of these exercises.  I’ll let you know when it’s available. 

CAUTION…
  • I do not recommend doing exercises on the skateboard if you have knee or shoulder problems.  
  • Stretch and warm up properly first.
  • If you do try any of these exercises, be sure you are close to something to grab on to if the skateboard decides to buck you off!
  • Everyone of these exercises required a strong CORE!  Keep it ENGAGED!!!  Read this to find out more about ENGAGING YOUR CORE.

the AFTERNOON
Being that this was the perfect weather day we decided to hit the beach!
Some of us enjoyed the waves…
Chris Skim-Boarding

 Chris teaching Iver to Skim-Board
 Some enjoyed the sand

And others enjoyed her beach chair 🙂

a SMOOTHIE
I introduced the group to a GREEN SMOOTHIE.  As I was making it, I has some serious apprehension from my group, but after I made everyone taste it, I had some new believers! 
“Wow!  I could actually drink this!”  said Chris.

This is what went in this GREEN SMOOTHIE…
Frozen Tropical Fruit
Greek Yogurt
KALE
Banana
Flax Seeds 
and
Coconut Oil
Buy the best coconut oil here: TROPICAL TRADTIONS

 This is Kay enjoying her GREEN SMOOTHIE!


Tomorrow’s Post:
the FISHERMAN
Migrating Fish
and
ZUCCHINI


Fitness Vacation Recap 2: MONDAY/TUESDAY

MONDAY & TUESDAY:  Each group I bring to this retreat will be different, and I learned very quickly that this particular group was not a 
“morning person”!  LOL 
For those of you who never saw the sunrise, here it is!   

theWORKOUT

Kay was up early with me, 
so we took advantage of that beautiful time of day.  
I did Kay’s a.m. session downstairs in the basement.  Most mornings we were out on the patio working out, but this particular morning it was a bit chilly so we stayed inside, opened up the doors, and enjoyed the view and ambiance of the ocean.

After the session we headed up-stairs for breakfast.  
Kay was eating a post-workout meal, 
while the others 
– just getting out of bed – 

After breakfast I took the rest of the group out to the 
beach for a morning pilates session.

This is me LOVING teaching pilates!  
THE BEST GYM EVER!!!

forLUNCH
We had the option of mixing a 
Protein Meal-Replacement Smoothie
or
Chicken Salad Lettuce Wrap with Hummus & Avocado
(I think everyone chose this!)

theVACATION
For those of you wondering… YES!  This is a vacation!  
FIRST::  It’s SO awesome to be able to PAUSE all of life’s responsibilities and focus on nothing but 
HEALTHY EATING & EXERCISE!  
Here it becomes enjoyable… Its the perfect environment to focus and learn!  If we can find a way to enjoy these important responsibilities, we will be able to make them a lifestyle! 

SECOND::  From lunch until about 4:00 is all about YOU time.  It was a time to enjoy the beach, 
hang out by the pool, or explore 
HISTORIC ST. AUGUSTINE!  
There is so much to do and see in this unique place. 
 Check this out for more info on St. Augustine.

the SUNSET ROOF-TOP SESSION

Ok, so besides the beach, THIS is my favorite place to workout!  
Just imagine all the FUN we had!  LOL
forDINNER
Grilled Chicken and Fish
 Roasted Potatoes
Lemon Quinoa Cilantro Chickpea Salad

We roasted potatoes, onion, and garlic together
and added fresh rosemary from my friend’s garden.  
the EVENING
  • enjoy the stars on the ROOF TOP DECK
  • play Xbox 360 or pingpong
  • watch TV or put on a movie
  • play cards or board games
  • go to the beach for night-time shell hunting  🙂
We were serious SHELL HUNTERS.
We went out about 11:30 pm because it was 
LOW LOW TIDE!  
We were treasure hunting 🙂

Chis is standing in a place that was completely under water during high-tide.  

This guy had a bad night.
Soon after we saw him, I found a few shark teeth! 
OOOOOOOOOOOO
I’ll post pictures of them in a later post when I show off 
ALL of my BEACH BLING I found.

The next post I will let you in on our 
SKATEBOARD workouts 
and 
SKIM-SURFING!  


LUNGE and LIFT Workout!

WORKOUT AT HOME OR AT YOUR GYM!
This morning we did a circuit workout that challenged our

cardiovascular system and our strength!
                                  THE WORKOUT:
  • Remember to warm-up & stretch 5 minutes before you begin.
  •  Be sure to use good form with each exercise.
  • Be creative with the resistance… if you don’t have dumbbells, then use something from your home like a gallon of water!  

1. Back Row w/Dumbbell – 30 sec.

2. LUNGE to the next exercise


3. Bench Dips – 30 sec.

4. LUNGE to the next exercise

5. Bicep Curl – 30 sec. 

6. LUNGE to next exercise 

7. Push-Ups – 30 sec.

8.LUNGE to next exercise

9.Squat Jumps – 30 sec.

10. LUNGE to next exercise

11. Up-Right Row w/Kettle Bell – 30 sec.

12. Sprint back to the beginning.

Repeat 3-4 times!

Be sure to feed your body what it needs after your workout for best results!

 the PHOTOGRAPHERS