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Friday

9

August 2013

BTS SHOOT: SUMMER FITNESS

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Good morning!

Good morning!

Hair up, ready to work!

Hair up, ready to work!

Shooting stills..

Shooting stills..

Tough workout! Whew. Ron got tired just from helping me count!

Tough workout! Whew. Ron got tired just from helping me count!

Playtime!

Playtime!

It's a wrap!

It’s a wrap!

Feeling good about the shoot!! x

Feeling good about the shoot!! x

Loved the serenity of shooting & working out at the beach- especially with a team that is driven enough to wake up so early in the morning to grind with me! I can’t be happier and more thankful for a team like mine.

We each woke up at around 5am to drive to Robert Moses Beach in Long Island, NY. The scenic drive was gorgeous. One thing I love about my team is how fast we work- preparation is key!

Ron’s definitely got the hang of how fast I like to go through each fit move- we usually get it in two takes. He also corrects my form here and there while we shoot, which is fantastic. He’s like my mirror.

Cyril has been my #1 videographer and friend since we met at a fashion show at 1 Oak in NYC years ago. We usually get into crazy deep conversations about random life wonders while we shoot cute footage, ha.

I just started working with Sophie- she is like a little sister who likes to dress you up. Her eclectic taste opens my eyes to all the other trendier possibilities I could have. I’m so basic and I only stick to a few things I know and love. But, I appreciate the fairy-like sparkle she brings into my life when we shoot!

Love my team!!!!!!!!! xo

Happy Friday! Have an amazing weekend + subscribe to my newsletter for a preview of next week’s fit focus! xo

Wednesday

17

July 2013

THE SPIDERMAN

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It’s the Spiderman! It works your core mostly and a great workout to get yourself summer ready:)

Position A: place your forearms on the floor, elbows under your shoulders, and extend your legs behind you, knees on the floor, right leg extended to be parallel to the floor.

Position B: bend your right knee toward the outside of your right elbow. Hold & repeat.

15 reps; 3 sets- go!

Tuesday

16

July 2013

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We are continuing with bikini body workouts- the focus this week. I tend to forget about upper body when thinking bikini but it’s just as important as your abs, legs..

So last week I posted the counter push-up, the next step up is the knee push-up which works the upper body. I struggle with upper body strength so I find these modified push-ups a good way to work my upper body without weights.

So here’s how to do a Knee Push-Up:

Position A: kneel on the floor on your hands and knees. Your wrists are shoulder width apart, cross your ankles and have your feet up in the air.

Position B: lower your body by bending your elbows until you are parallel to the ground, then press back up, straightening your elbows.

Do 20! x

Monday

15

July 2013

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The focus this week is bikini body workouts- inspired by my trip to Miami last week. Here’s for your core:

Side plank with crunch!

Position A: lie on your sides and balance your body weight on your forearms, hands placed behind your head.

Position B: bring your elbow down to the floor twisting your torso.

10 reps – switch sides and repeat!

Monday

15

July 2013

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I love my green juice! 

It’s so convenient that I can ensure I am getting my days worth of greens in one large cup of green juice!

Remember, nutrition is the most important part of any fitness goal!

The four elements of change are motivation, nutrition, resistance training, and cardio..

Sunday

14

July 2013

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I love Miami!! It’s such a quick & easy trip from NY.. 

The photo set above is a hint at what this week’s focus will be..

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Friday

12

July 2013

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Loving this!!! I’m a bit darker than I’d normally prefer to be but I’m just going w the flow at the moment.. it’s too beautiful to care right now. Definitely got loads of broad spectrum SPF on though!

I hope the full-body moves this week were helpful. These are effective moves that work your entire body to get into shape quick. I needed to get bikini body ready so all 4 moves were perfect for the week (L Stand, Counter Push-Up, Ab Roll-Up, and the Water Warrior!)

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Xo

Thursday

11

July 2013

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A full body workout, The Water Warrior!

Tempted to do this right now as I’m sitting in front of clear blue water in SoBe!

Here’s how to do the Water Warrior:

Position A: stand up straight, hands on your hips, knees bent up to the sky.

Position B: slowly kick your knees back into a straight kick-back as you lower your back, chin down, hands lengthened backwards to be aligned with your leg. Repeat!

10 reps per leg; 3 sets- go!

Tuesday

9

July 2013

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We are continuing the week with a full body workout focus! The standard push-up works your entire body (chest, shoulders, triceps, legs, abs, lower back..). However, the standard push-up can be tough for beginners. So in order to strengthen your upper body to prepare for standard push-ups we should start with counter push-ups, then eventually knee push-ups, then finally the standard!

So here is how you do counter push-ups:

Position A: palms on the ledge, shoulder width part, feet together and knees slightly bent.

Position B: lower your upper body to within a few inches of the counter, or in my case a large rock at Central Park.

25 reps; 2 sets- go!

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