Wednesday, June 13, 2012

great about you?

I have been receiving some exciting workout information that I wanted to share with you...

First up is this Hoopnotica hula-hoop workout:

A longtime favorite workout of celebrities like Michelle Obama, Beyoncé and Selena Gomez, Hoopnotica is rapidly becoming accessible to the masses. The Venice, CA company that sparked the growing hula-hoop fitness phenomenon, celebrated for being as fun as it is effective, has launched a widespread expansion of its industry-leading Teacher Training Program. Now in its seventh year and facing a soaring demand for certified instructors, the program is on pace to triple the number of trainings it offers across North America and Europe.

Why All the Fuss?

A new take on an old classic, the Hoopnotica hoop has emerged as a dynamic and wildly effective fitness tool. Last year the American Council on Exercise (ACE) released a study indicating that hooping at the waist burns 400 to 600 calories an hour – on par with cardio kickboxing, but inarguably more fun. In addition to its outstanding cardio benefits, hooping has been shown provide full-body toning and strengthening. Hoopnotica’s Teacher Trainings are certified by both ACE and AAFA.

Already at a Studio Near You.

Over six hundred Hoopnotica certified instructors are now actively teaching in studios and gyms in 37 states and every major city in the United States, and 15 countries worldwide. Trainings over the past year alone have been hosted in Denmark, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Bali, and Canada, with more domestic and international dates added weekly.

A Hoopnotica Workout for Every Body.

Hoopnotica HoopDance, the company’s flagship curriculum, teaches students to gracefully move the hoop in ways that challenge the body but soothe the mind, much like practicing yoga. HoopnoticaFit is the newest program, and features a high-energy but fully customizable non-impact cardio workout designed to be effective and accessible for all levels. Introduced in January, HoopnoticaFit already has two hundred certified instructors in four countries.

And how about good 'ol jumping rope to get a good calorie-burn?

Introducing "Ultimate Jump Rope Workouts," a fitness guide featuring short, intense programs to reshape your body and raise your fitness level. And all you need is a rope and a 4x8-foot space.

These easy-to-follow jump rope routines will have you burning fat and building endurance while additional exercises will strengthen your upper body, lower body and core.

Until I am able to review these workouts, I have been hosting my very own boot camp in my back yard!  LOL!  
That means it's just ME, my spin bike and some free weights!  I spin, jump off and then do 1-minute drills in my grass!  Hey, you gotta do what you gotta do to get a great workout!  
That means there's NO excuses when it comes to fitness and keeping yourself healthy, I don't have a fancy gym, but I sure use what I've got and by the end, I'm drenched in sweat!  Ahhh!  

*Also, on my Pinterest boards I pin lots of quick and easy workouts from my fellow FitFluential Ambassadors, so check those out too!  They are great for last-minute workouts that make ya sweat!

What types of great workouts are you loving these days??

Would you try Hoopnotica or Ultimate Jump Roping?

1 comment:

misszippy said...

Good for you! And I'm betting the stuff you're doing in your backyard is more effective than other "traditional" stuff you could be doing in a gym.

Now about that hula hoop stuff--I don't think I could ever keep that going for an hour!!

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