3 Barre Moves for your Legs

3 Barre Moves for your Legs

3 Barre Moves for your Legs

Today we have 3 barre moves for your legs that will get you toned up in a jiffy!…

3 Simple Moves for a quick  barre workout

Affirmations are powerful! The thoughts we have impact the way we feel, the way our body reacts to things, the way we interact with our worlds, and our loved ones. Why wouldn’t you want to train your thoughts to be beautiful, strong, or positive? It may seem silly at first, but the operative word here is “train.” Bad thoughts can be habit-forming. But never fear, no negativity tailspins here. GOOD thoughts can also be habit-forming. When you have a mind full of good and productive thoughts, you start the process of forming the habit of good thinking, You will put good out into the world, and it will boomerang right back to you. Believe us!

Plie Points

These are fun to do and a great leg burn

Start in your second position, and make a nice plie with tracking knees as always! Then press your weight over to your standing leg and point your working leg outward. Come back to your second position and lower into your plie. Make sure you have a nice low  in second with your knees tracking right over your toes, then power up and reach that working leg far away from yourself!

V Pulses

Send your knees to the side as you work those legs with little pulses. ⠀

These are so easy and quite fun! You can get a great leg engagement in so little time! Just rise up to your demi point releve, and squeeze your heels together. Plie down slightly but stay on your toes. Now, rock some little pulses. Try 16 counts and then come down and shake it out! 

First position plie raises.

It’s time to stretch those achilles but keep working our legs

Take your heels together in a ballet first position. Plie with your heels on the floor as you stretch your achilles. Squeeze your legs together as you pull up, engaging your inner thighs too! 

We like to add a simple 90 degree bend in the arms with light free weights – as you know they are always optional! 

 

It's always a good day for BARRE!

BARRE is always a good idea, and of course Paris is too.. Thanks Sabrina!

 

Your Back to School Workout Essentials

Your Back to School Workout Essentials

Your Back to School Workout Essentials

It’s back to school, and though we know you’ll miss those little cutie pies if you are a parent or a grandparent,  the great news is that now you can get back to your routine. The kiddos are back at school and you hopefully have some time for yourself! Because some much needed “me” time is in order, we’ve rounded up the best amazon finds for your workout success and bonus, you’ll have them in 2 days or less!

1. Barre/Pilates socks- The worst feeling in the world is doing a really good plank only to notice your feet slipping out from under you, but never fear, barre socks are here (Yes, I know that rhymes!). These puppies are inexpensive and will add much-needed traction and stabilization while you get down and dirty with your yoga mat! https://amzn.to/2MQtelG

Kira’s #1 Pick!


2. Speaking of Yoga mats you definitely need this one, it’s a “knee pad” to put atop your yoga mat. Those planks hurt your wrist or depending upon where you’re doing your at-home workout you can feel the hard floor crushing your back, hence this pad! It adds much-needed cushion without hindering your workout. https://amzn.to/2ZCaInj

 

3. Resistance bands are some of the best tools for workouts, your inner thighs have probably never been so sore after doing a resistance band workout! These bad boys come in a variety of strengths too with a little cool carrying case! https://amzn.to/2MPkts9

For those stylin’ gals!

4. If you plan to workout at the gym a stylish workout bag is a must! Check out the Kate Spade “That’s the spirit” black tote. It’s not terribly large so it’s easy to transport and there’s enough room for all your equipment plus a change of clothes. It also has a zipper so you don’t have to worry about losing things! https://amzn.to/2MQeK5w

 

5. Don’t forget your earpods with lightning connector! You don’t want to be stuck without them, how will you know how many sets of scissors you have left or better yet, how will you hear when Kira makes a really funny joke (cause you really don’t want to miss those!). https://amzn.to/2zKCeAh

Happy shopping!

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Delicious and Healthy Blueberry Smoothies!

Delicious and Healthy Blueberry Smoothies!

Blueberry smoothies are an all time "Fittbe Fave"! Antioxidants galore, and the color seems to make them an extra treat! These blueberry smoothies are also so simple to make!

Healthy Blueberry Smoothie Recipe

  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup of yogurt (greek yogurt is our favorite)
  • 1 cup of blueberries (frozen)
  • 1/2 cup of a second sweet fruit (eg. mango or strawberry)
  • 3 tablespoon of vanilla protein powder (we love the one the carry at Trade Joes)
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 3/4's cup almond milk
  • Garnish with mint and a few whole fresh blueberries

Simply blend together in a good blender. If you like your smoothie a bit thicker, use less milk, and if you'd like it a bit more drinkable, use more! If you'd like it sweeter, we suggest just a bit of agave nectar!

12 Days of Fittbe Day 2!

12 Days of Fittbe Day 2!

Great job to everyone who enjoyed day one and gave yourselves a lovely little self care ritual by turning off the screen for 20 minutes, enjoying some Christmasy literature, and sipping a calming cup of tea!

Day 2 in the #12DaysofFittbe calls for you to Sprinkle some Cinnamon and “rock” the Plank!

That’s right, today were adding just a little spice … Cinnamon! Complete the day 2 challenge by making yourself a yummy snack of apple slices with cinnamon sprinkled on top. Cinnamon feels like such a perfect treat in winter! (or pre-winter, lol, as we’re just about a week away from Winter Solstice.

Second part of the challenge – set your timer for a two minute plank! Keep you back flat and your core strong! 

When you’re finished, spread the word of self care and enjoying the little things in life! Your graphic is ready for you, just click and “Save Image”, then post on your instagram, tagging us @Fittbe_Workouts #12DaysofFittbe 

Can’t wait to share tomorrow’s! xoxo ?? 

PS – if you missed day 1, you can still catch up ?? https://fittbe.com/12-days-of-fittbe-day-1/