Sore Muscles? The Lavender Epsom Salt Bath you Need!

Sore Muscles? The Lavender Epsom Salt Bath you Need!

Sore Muscles? The Lavender Epsom Salt Bath you Need!

The Lavender Epsom Salt Bath you need to take care of sore muscles! Cue the spa music!

Sore muscles? We have the Lavender Epsom Salt Bath for you! 

Epsom Salt  was originally found in Epsom in 17th Century England, and received its name for the town! Thank goodness for that because this Lavender Epsom Salt Bath is heaven for your sore muscles! 

For hundreds of years, Epsom salt has been applauded for its amazing ability to help ease aches and pains, overstressed muscles, and even arthritis! 

How much Epsom Salt?

Be sure to use the right amount!

We recommend about 2 cups of Epsom salt. You might even keep a luxurious jar right by tub with a vintage teacup scoop! That’s what we do…

Add luxurious essential oils

Lavender is a classic choice!

If you’re looking for a relaxing serene atmosphere, and who isn’t, you might enjoy 5-10 drops of lavender essential oil added to your Epsom Salt!

History Lesson

Epsom salt was originally found in Epsom in 17th Century England, and received its name for the town!

  • Soak for 12-20 minutes while that water is nice and warm. Be sure to light a candle and dim those lights. Serene music will complete the spa-like situation!

    Benefits of Epsom Salt: 

    1. Helps reduce stress and improve Sleep

    2. Reduces Pain and Swelling

    3. Helps inflammation in your feet!

    4. Is a luxurious self care ritual!

 

How to Hygge

How to Hygge

How to Hygge

How to Hygge! Enjoy the Danish concept of Hygge. Find joy and warmth in your life, and get…

How to Hygge

There isn’t quite a direct translation to english, but other languages have quite similar principles. In Germany, “Gemütlichkeit,” in Norway, Koselig.

Here are 5 ways that you can bring more “Hygge,” Gemütlichkeit,” or “Koselig” into your life!

Make a point to make your environment cozy and enjoyable! Light a candle, curl up with a cozy favorite blankie. As I write this, I have my favorite white glassybaby lit, and the softest throw I own. A gift my Dad gave me for Christmas this year. It offers warmth from both the feeling of the material and the gift giver, so it kind of warms my heart too.

 

You “To Do List,” Hygge Style

Now that’s our kind of to do!

 

  • Enjoy downtime. Make a point to have downtime, and really soak it in. Resist the urge to achieve something or work during this downtime! Delight in a skincare ritual, like a facemask, do your nails, be pampered, relax. You can enjoy simple pleasures with others, or on your own. 
  • Turn off the tech. Grant yourself a tech-free hour – every day if you can. Be in your physical space, wholeheartedly!
  • Enjoy a treat. It is ok to enjoy a treat now and then in moderation. The key is to really enjoy it. Take in the tastes and savor!
  • Have a fire! You can do this indoors or even outdoors bonfire style depending on the time of the year. Gather round with great friends and enjoy! 
  • Stay in bed one extra hour! That’s right high achievers, you officially have permission from Fittbe to stay in bed for an extra hour. Keep it cozy and enjoy those blankies!

 

It's always a good day for BARRE!

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

 

Your Active Challenge Featuring Pilates, Antioxidants and Self Care!

Your Active Challenge Featuring Pilates, Antioxidants and Self Care!

Your Active Challenge Featuring Pilates, Antioxidants and Self Care!

This Fittbe Challenge involves self care, a bunch of Pilates, and powerful antioxidants! Press play on wellness!

A challenge packed with self care, enjoyment, and anti-oxidants!

Who is ready to get balanced when it comes to your Pilates workouts, self care routines and healthy diet!? We have a fun challenge for you, and if you are following along in your Fittbe Pilates app, once you complete your activity, you can check it off! Your wonderful accomplishment will then become part of your diary so that you can look back and appreciate all that you have achieved in sticking to the best, and most balanced you!

Center & stretch Pilates

Check off this workout!

The balance between stretch and strength is an important one! Enjoy the center and stretch Pilates session inside your Fittbe apps for the perfect blend!

Try a new type of tea!

Check of a Hygge / self care item by enjoying a new tea

There are so many wonderful teas to sip with gorgeous combos! Lately we’ve been loving Turmeric ginger!

Active Challenge!

Get ready for a fun circuit

Focus on your best quality of movement with each of these exercises!

  • Forearm plank with rolling heels 16 rolls
  • 6 sets of 6 criss-crosses
  • 4 Rolling like a ball, or rolling lake a ball hold
  • 16 Russian twists
    • Repeat 3 times x

 

 

Give yourself at least a week to enjoy all of these items!

And remember, you can save or bookmark this post to review anytime!

  • Treat yourself to a calming bath – hygge / self care
  • Make a blueberry oat smoothie – eats and treats
  • Lean lower abs Pilates – workout
  • Read something just for fun – hygge / self care
  • Do 10 minutes of stretching! – active

All of the Above Sessions are Available in Fittbe Pilates

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!

Day 6 Challenge in the 12 Days of Fittbe

Day 6 Challenge in the 12 Days of Fittbe

Your next challenge in the #12DaysofFittbe! Do a face mask..either sheet or other. 

We recently tried those sheet masks from Trader Joe’s and thought they were amazing. 20 minutes of calm luxury!

It was refreshing and hydrating. We haven’t tried too many other sheet masks, so if you have a recommendation be sure to let us know on instagram as we all help each other to keep the Holidays calm, healthy, and lovely! 

If you have finished today’s challenge – day 6 already! Then, be sure to save your social media graphic below and share on instagram! Tag us @Fittbe_Workouts ???? 

See the other daily challenges and catch up 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!