A Benner Fit Success Story!
Sometimes you just get inspired by your wardrobe. And Syd's outfit was screaming the 80's this week, so for Circuit 46 - we are getting Footloose.
In honor of the recent media sensation, we've decided to get dancy with this week's workout with a labor day TWERK OUT! Happy Labor Day you guys! Have fun with this one! (We sure did!)
What you will need for this circuit:
- Your dancin' pants!
Let's be real here, most of us like to be totally comfortable when we work out. I love wearing loose fitting tops over my body hugging sports bras. Since so many fitness companies carry tight fitting spandex tops where do you find cute and comfortable loose ones?! I've got some suggestions for you! A couple weeks ago I popped into a new store on Larchmont (cute shopping area in Hollywood) called Alternative Apparel. Y'all let me break it down for ya, this store was SO super cute and the products are SO super comfortable! I found an awesome shirt that I wore in this weeks circuit (circuit 17 , go work that body and check out the top) from Alternative (alternativeapparel.com) which is part of their new yoga wear. It's light, cozy, and adorable with a surprising open back. Or if you want a Flash Dance throw back top Alternative has one!
Now for a non-fitness apparel company that makes the most delightfully cozy shirts that wash well and last forever, Brandy Melville (brandymelvilleusa.com). They have these signature muscle tee type tops that look absolutely perfect with a colorful sports bra underneath.
You can always cut an old shirt up and create something to your liking as well! Art projects are fun and so is being inspired, feeling good, and feeling comfy while you work out! Happy Tuesday! Spread that BF LOVE!
"BEEP BEEP BEEP," went the alarm! Up and at em at 4:30 am in Los Angeles Sunday morning to take off to DC to visit my boyfriend and to sight-see around one of the most incredible places in our country. As our plane began to land in DC there was a heavy cloud cover and then all of a sudden the Washington Monument was breaking through the sky to my left. I felt a jolt of emotion, because here I am landing in a city where all of our presidents have stepped foot. It's overwhelming even as I write this... I'm going to switch gears for a second here. In California, there is an 8th grade trip to Washington, DC that all students are able to take over Spring Break. When I was in 8th grade, my daddy was very sick with cancer, so instead of taking the trip, I spent time with my family. To be here fourteen years later - for the first time - is deeply emotional for me and I feel like I can appreciate it all the more at this point in my life. As I walked up to the White House tears dropped down my face... I was just overcome with emotion. How amazing to be in front of a home where all of our presents have lived (except George Washington, but he had the place built!) To walk around the National Mall or to stand in front of the Washington Monument, I am walking in history. As my mama said, "you can see it, touch it, believe it...it is not a fable!" It is all real and I am honored to be here...
Yesterday I slept in and slowly woke up to start my day. I looked up various yoga studios around the downtown DC area and found a place called Sculpt DC which is a spin/yoga studio. I popped into a 12:15 pm yoga sculpt class. The studio was super chic and urban. You walk in upstairs and the studios are located downstairs. There are gorgeous bathrooms, showers, and even a lounge area for all the fitness goers to freshen up or relax. I like a booty kicking workout, this particular class was a bit more relaxing but certainly a nice way to start my day.
Following my yoga class I popped into Le Pain Quotidien for a fresh lentil salad with a cup of vegan black bean soup, yum!
I decided to head to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History which is on Pennsylvania Ave and part of the national mall. Most museums here are free, which is a big plus! I could have spent hours in here but having limited time to get all of my sight seeing in, I tried to get as much in as I could before I walked over to the Washington Monument. They had an award winning animal photography section and below were a couple of my favorites.
The Washington Monument shines high above all the downtown DC buildings. It's not a city that is built tall like New York or Chicago, but it's architecture doesn't need height to make it beautiful. Here I am in the FREEZING windy weather in front of the Monument.
What I love most about being here, is that this city is so easy to navigate. You walk everywhere because you can and in the midst of all the national landmarks you get a 3 to 5 mile walk in! Total health bonus! No wonder DC is one of the fittest cities in the US.
This is just day one here and I have a day and a half to go! I can't wait to see what I can fit in, in just a few short hours...
Love you America!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfn_yuGCsTU What You Will Need for Circuit 5: A chair... that's it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8zGM9cuhZg What You'll Need: Chair Small Ball (or something firm, with resistance - a cylindrical throw pillow can do the trick)
We've made it to week three! Keep up the amazing work everyone. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaTGMNprHms&feature=youtu.be What you'll need for this circuit:
1 set of 1-2 pound weights 1 set of 5-10 pound weights A chair
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