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Exercising in the Rain – yes or no??!! ☔️❤👍🏼🌧🎉

Does running / exercising in the rain make you sick? I often get this question and the answer is NO! From my years of running in Alaska and running collegiately at Eastern Oregon I ran in some crazy conditions. My high school running coaches taught me that you get sick IF you get cold. So the minute you finish your run / workout it’s important to strip off your wet clothes & put on dry warm ones. NO EXCUSES when it comes to winter training. Dress warm, get outside & RALLY! 🎉💪🏽🌧👍🏼❤️

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One Workout at a Time… Circuit!!!

4993Sometimes fitness & health can be overwhelming.  Breaking up your mindset to ONE workout at a time, ONE meal at a time, ONE day at a time can help your goals feel more achievable and able to maintain as a lifestyle.  Here is a circuit you can do on your own and CHECK IT OFF your list!!!  PROUD OF YOU!!!

Equipment: BOSU & Jump Rope

Warm-up 5-10 min (jog, elip, row, power walk, jump rope, air squats etc)
Supermans or Pelvic Bridges 2 x 15
Push-up / Down Dog x 15

BOSU Sissy Squats x 20 (stand on blue, butt to heals)
BOSU Push-ups x 15 (hands on black)
Jump Rope x 150
BOSU Oblique Planks (forearm on blue) x 15 each side
BOSU Lateral Jump-overs (blue up) x 20
BOSU Bicycles (low back on blue) x 50
Jump Rope x 150
Tricep Push-up (hands on blue) / Jump Tuck  x 10
BOSU Air Core (R armpit / L armpit = 1 rep) (hands on black) x 10 each leg
Split Lunges w/ Back foot on BOSU (blue part) x 15 each leg (db’s an option)
Jump Rope x 150

Repeat 2-3 times
Down Dog
DONE

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Thanksgiving Workout!!!

thanksgiving5Skipping your workout on Thanksgiving is NOT an option so here is a circuit you can do ANYWHERE!!!!  All you need is YOU, a jump rope & motivation!!!

Warm-up
5-10 minute power walk or jog
High Knee’s x 20
Butt Kicks x 20
Karaoke x 20 each direction
Pelvic Bridge Marches x 20
DOWN DOG

Circuit:
Push-up / Jump / Jump
(jump feet in then out) x 15
Sissy Squat Jumps x 20
(feet together, bring butt to heels then JUMP)
Jump Rope x 1 min or 150 jumps
Pike Push-up x 15 (top of head almost to ground, shoulders over wrist)
Reverse Lunge & JUMP x 10 each leg (stay on same leg for 10 reps)
Jump Rope x 1 min or 150 jumps
Tricep Chair Dips x 20
(find a chair and do dips with elbows IN)
Plank Hip Drops x 20
Jump Rope x 1 min or 150 jumps
Scissor Kicks x 50
Tricep Burpee’s w/ Jump Tuck x 10
Jump Rope x 1 min or 150 jumps

Repeat 2-3 times
DOWN DOG
DONE!!!
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I am grateful for YOU!!!  Let me know how your Thanksgiving morning workout goes!!!

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Circuit = Fit & Strong!!!

555002_10200758688233322_230555633_nWaking up an hour earlier to make sure you get in your workout is NOT easy.  But if we all took the easy road we would be fat, lazy, unsuccessful and unfulfilled.  Those times when you don’t feel like rocking your circuit at least accomplish one round.  Simple disciplines practiced daily will lead you to success.  NEVER GIVE UP!!!

Warm-up 5-10 minutes EASY
DOWN DOG
Internal / External Rotation with a band (rotator cuff warm-up)

2-3 rounds with 1 minute rest after completing each round

Sissy Squat Jumps x 20 (feet together & butt to ankles)
Push-up / Reach / Reach x 15
DB SL Dead Lifts (for your hamstrings) x 15
DB Shoulder Press (palms facing each other) x 15
DB Inner Thigh Plie Jump / Pulses (hold the DB’s straight down) x 20
Plank Hip Drops x 20
DB Reverse Fly’s x 15
Tricep Push-ups x 10

If you want a bit more cardio built in SPRINT a 1/4 mile (or 2 minutes of alternative cardio) in between each round!!!

3-5 minutes of YOGA & DONE!!!

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Circuit – For when I am on vacation!

I am going to Alaska for two weeks (EEEK!) so here is a workout you can do while I am gone.  (there are lots more written on Amy Approved so aim for 3 circuits per week!)
432206_373849746052229_2032485402_nEquipment needed: jump rope, band

Warm-up 5 min. (jog, elip, bike, row etc..)
Supermans 2 x 15
Down Dog

Jump Lunges x 20
Push-up / Reach / Reach (reach leg through opposite armpit) x 15
Plank w/ Side Taps x 20
Scissor Kicks x 20
(repeat 2-3 times)

RUN 2 minutes HARD (or jump rope)

Tricep Burpee w/ Jump Tuck x 10
Band Rows in Plie x 20 (hold shaft of band)
Plie Jump Squats x 20
(repeat 2-3 times)

RUN 2 minutes HARD (or jump rope)

Band Side Steps x 40 / Bicep Curls x 10
Pike Push-ups x 10
Sissy Squat Jumps x 20
(repeat 2-3 times)

RUN 2 minutes HARD (or jump rope)

DOWN DOG
DONE

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Sizzlin’ Summer Circuit – LEAN & MEAN!!!

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My once a week class will help you become FITTER, LEANER, STRONGER & help you to reach your health and fitness goals!!

I am running both circuits at Kennedy Club Fitness in AG on Thursday mornings at 6am or 7:05am.  Let me know if you would like a spot!

Here is the schedule: (6am or 7:05am – 2 circuits)

July 14th
July 21st
July 28th
Aug 4th
Aug 11th
Aug 16th**
Aug 25th
Sept 1st

**This class is being held on a Tuesday

8 weeks for only $180.00 (Kennedy member) or $220.00(non-member) There will be a free Saturday make-up circuit during this round.  Date TBA!  If you can’t make every workout you can buy a 5 or 10 session punch card (punch cards do NOT expire).

Punch card prices:
5 classes: $112.50 (member) 5 classes: $137.50 (non-member)
10 classes: $225.00 (member) 10 classes: $275.00 (non-member)

The circuit begins with a dynamic warm-up followed by 1 minute heart pumping circuit intervals and rounded out with a few minutes of yoga.  It is designed to lean you down, increase your strength, make you a better athlete & shock your body each and every week.  All fitness levels are welcome!!

Confirm your spot: 
Kennedy front desk 805-481-2888 Amy Harper – 805-234-2780 OR 
amy@amyapproved.com

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A Quick Metabolism Booster!

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I CHALLENGE you to wake up 20 minutes earlier and boost your metabolism with this quick circuit.  It doesn’t take much!!!

Warm-up 5 min (jog in place, jump rope, toe taps, butt kicks etc)
Supermans 2 x 15

Burpee w/ Push-up / Knee / Knee (knee to same armpit) x 10
Plank with Hip Drops x 20
Mtn Climbers x 20 (WIDE – plant foot to side of hand)
Pike Push-up x 10
Jump Lunges x 20
Seated Oblique Twists x 20 (feet up)
Tricep Push-ups x 10

Repeat 2-3 times
DOWN DOG = DONE

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Roll the Dice Workout!!!

dice workoutA FUN workout that you can do ANYWHERE!!!

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Easy Breakfast Bars!!

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Breakfast Bars Serves: 12-16 bars

Ingredients:
1 ¼ cup blanched almond flour
¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup avocado oil
¼ cup raw honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
½ cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup blanched slivered almonds
¼ cup raisins

 

Instructions:
 1. In a small bowl, combine almond flour, salt and baking soda
2. In a large bowl, combine avocado oil, honey and vanilla
3. Stir dry ingredients into wet
4. Mix in coconut, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almond slivers and raisins
5. Grease an 8 x 8 inch baking dish with avocado oil
6. Press the dough into the baking dish, wetting your hands with water to help pat the dough down evenly
7. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes 8. Cool bars in pan for 2 hours, then serve

Thank you Elanas Pantry for this recipe!!

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Monday Motivation!!

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It takes 30 days to create a habit. What are you starting today that will become a healthy habit??
#‎amyapproved‬ ‪#‎fitness‬ ‪#‎wholefoods‬ ‪#‎sleep‬ ‪#‎watertoo‬ ‪#‎mondaymotivation

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