I’m so excited to share a new series aimed at helping us all stay on target and continue to work toward our fitness goals, no matter what the busy holiday season may throw at us. And while you may be traveling, attending parties, running errands, completing year-end business, cooking, and eating all sorts of food you ordinarily couldn’t justify; let’s all commit to staying on track together this holiday season (yes, lets!). And then maybe January won’t seem as bad.
I’ve teamed up with two of my favorite bloggers and pals, to share a couple of easy moves you can do anywhere, at anytime, to move your body and stay active this winter. Wait…you come here for your fashion fix? I’m the first to admit that I am no expert when it comes to fitness biomechanics; however, as an athlete and active person, I care about remaining fit, being healthy, and staying in shape. That being said, I did enlist the help of an expert: enter Angie Kennedy, a certified fitness trainer. In addition to her masters in Applied Physiology, and the group that she trains in total body workouts each week, Angie also writes the amazingly resourceful and witty fitness-based blog, American Heavyweight. I brought along my fashionable and fit friend, Kirsty of The Kirsty Files, for fun (she mostly brings the laughs).
Today we are sharing a 5 easy moves that you can do at your local playground…or the playground at the hotel, or even your childhood elementary school when visiting your family for the holidays! Be sure to head on over to Angie’s blog for all of the particulars (including helpful do’s and don’ts). I’ve also included bloopers (they were mostly bloopers) in my instastories…be sure to follow along!
Correct posture for a pull-up (shoulders back, abs engaged)
versus slumped shoulders and a weak core (a no, no).
Back to fashion. I would be remiss not to mention the fabulous Brooks activewear we’re sporting. Fashion meets function in their new, geometric print tights that keep you warm and chic during your workouts (I must also mention their high-waisted goodness). And we are all wearing the new Brooks Levitate sneaker; which have just the right amount of cushion, adding a little (not too much) bounce to your step. Honestly, in addition to the awesome bright turquoise color, I can’t say enough great things about the comfort and fit of this shoe! I’m a convert – and I’m usually very particular about the shoes that I run in (this is the only time I advocate for function over fashion!)
Check back in next week, as we share a dynamic warm-up for a run. Plus we have more fun fitness-inspired content to come throughout the holiday season. Fitness Fridays or Fit Mom’s Behaving Badly…we can’t yet decide on a name.
Thanks for reading. Happy Friday! ~Jenn
A special ‘thank you’ to Brooks for collaborating with us on this post. As always, you can expect all of the content and opinions expressed on this blog to be my very own.