Weekly Challenge from Fittbe!

Weekly Challenge from Fittbe!

Hey Lovelies!!

We hope that you have a WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS week. Make sure that you take care of yourself this week. Find the time to slow down, really notice all of the beauty around you – the little moments, the laughs, even the mess-ups. Christmas is perfect even when it isn’t!

We have a lovely challenge for you for this week!

  1. Try and make a smoothie! Here’s a great blueberry smoothie recipe for you which includes spinach. YUM!!!
  2. Complete your brand new Full Bod + booty pilates workout  – open up your apps for that one!
  3. Sip your favorite tea with a cozy blankie and just soak up the day!

Make sure you share the inspiration on Instagram! Here is a post for you to use once you complete the workout!

New Workouts from the Fittbe Elf

New Workouts from the Fittbe Elf

Are you finding it tough to stay calm during the busy and sometimes stressful holiday season? Endorphins and a great balanced workout can help you combat that stress! We have all new workouts from the Fittbe Elf, so be sure to check them out on your apps today! ??

See the daily challenges from the #12Days of Fittbe and catch up on fabulous self care if you need to!

FITTBE PILATES APP

For just 50 cents per week, you can live your best fit life and give yourself unlimited Pilates video workouts in the palm of your hand.

The apps are on iOS  and on Android

With an always expanding catalog of videos from Fittbe Pilates creator, Kira Elste, you will always find the perfect session to get you looking and feeling fit and fabulous!

Your Fittbe Pre Thanksgiving Workout Challenge!

Your Fittbe Pre Thanksgiving Workout Challenge!

Turkey day is on the way friends, and we like to indulge. There is no calorie counting on that gorgeous third Thursday of November. So how about putting a little “money in the bank!” Try the pre thanksgiving workout challenge!

Here is the challenge because you know we love our 16’s!

 

 

16 Pumpkin Squats (No need to use a real pumpkin – but we did! LOL, you can use a weight instead of pumpkin), get nice and low, but make sure that you track your knees and keep your core engaged. For this first one just hold that pumpkin at chest height.

16 more Pumpkin Squats with overhead lifts!

16 Pilgrim Twists (yes! usually, these babies are called Russian twists

16 Ronde de Jambes on the right

16 Ronde De Jambes on the left

8 Pilates push ups (remember from your apps, these babies include a full roll up to a standing position, in between, and be sure to keep your elbows in close!

Done? Now Instagram a pic of yourself doing one of the moves from the challenge + tag a friend for a chance to win a cute pair of tights or a tank from one of our partners. ??

Be sure to tag @Fittbe_Workouts and #Fittbe

 

Feel like doing Barre? Pilates, or Stretching? Links are hot and so are you!

 

Win A Fittbe Tank: It’s Contest Time Again!

Win A Fittbe Tank: It’s Contest Time Again!

You lovelies know that we love sending you goodies! And… good news, we just got in super cute Fittbe tanks in fabulous colors that you can wear for your Pilates practice or all day long (which is what Kira does) ? They are a fave to wear with tights because they are happily long enough that you’ll feel cute and comfy!

All you need to do to be entered to win your Fittbe tank is review your Fittbe Pilates app or your Fittbe Barre app. Links here! Then, just DM us on instagram or email us at media@fittbe.com. Be sure to tell us your nickname so that we know it is you!

Ready set review!

xo, Fittbe ?

Win a Fittbe Tank

 

Is Athleisure here to Stay?

Is Athleisure here to Stay?

Athleisure… Now that’s a word that didn’t even exist 5 years ago did it? Does anyone else remember Blair Waldorf’s famous “leggings are not pants” quote? It had me laughing and honestly repeating it big time. But now, I’m one of them!

I’ve now lived in a few cities where it seemed that leggings, a cute baseball cap, a tank or zip and running shoes almost feel like a uniform. At least it’s the uniform if you’re at Costco between 10 and 3 on a weekday!

 

You’ve probably guessed it, but athleisure is basically when you wear your workout style clothes in other settings, and it is big business. The trend appears to be sticking around as well. Morgan Stanley predicted that the industry will grow to an $83 million market by 2020. Their study explained that people are living more and more active lifestyles, and those who participated in sport activities when they were younger are now infusing their adult lives with the same priorities.  They suggest that the sports we watch and play are influencing what we buy.

Some of the Athleisure apparel we particularly love at Fittbe comes from Kate Spade (especially recommended for for our Barre babes out there), New Balance X JCrew and Lorna Jane Activewear – (check out their current sale). Why are they topping the list? Primarily because they offer options which are cozy and comfy for everyday. I don’t know about you, but I do not like being shoved into an unbreathable sports bra so tight I can’t even breathe. My corset style tutu days may be over, but Athleisure wear is here to stay!

By the way, have you heard that wearing Athleisure apparel might actually help you workout more?!

 

 

 

 

Lululemon & Lorna Jane Could Lead to a Fitter You!?

Lululemon & Lorna Jane Could Lead to a Fitter You!?

You think of yourself as an active person. It’s just who you are. You believe in the importance of living a healthy, active, and fit lifestyle. When the Athleisure trend hit, you thought great – “I already have Lululemon, Lorna Jane and Athleta bookmarked on my browser.”

Life is busy though. And, as you find yourself running from appointment to appointment, packing school lunches, getting to work on time, finishing the laundry, and planning dinner, you might be struggling to keep to that fit lifestyle and maintain your exercise schedule even if you see it as an essential part of who you are.

Now, we get back to those browser bookmarks – could something as small as wearing more active clothing help you be that active and athletic version of yourself on a more regular basis? Fortunately for those of you who love your tights, some experts say heck yes, and are backing it up with some science.

In fact, the Journal of Education Psychology explains that clothing has a systematic influence on the wearer’s mental state. Basically, wearing certain clothing can have symbolic meaning, for example, I’m an athlete! My grandfather was a big believer in “dress for success,” so we all always dressed up for school tests rather than wearing PJ’s. Turns out he really was right.

Think about how those cute tights and that zip up make you feel. When you feel strong, and confident and athletic, you are more likely to press play on that workout or lace up those running shoes. That’s just something athletic and active people do right, and that’s you!

Does this idea hold true for your actual workouts as well? The team at Freeletics suggest that yes, if you wear workout clothes that make you feel confident, you may actually be more likely to perform better in your workouts because of how you feel. And, confidence and performance are linked!

What do you all think?! Do you think that those cute tights and tanks help you to be more active overall?