How to Workout On the Go

how-to-workout-on-the-goIf you’re like me, you travel for work, travel with your kids and sometimes even travel for fun!  Hotel gyms often leave a lot to be desired.  On my last trip the free weights were so gross I had NO desire to touch them!

Beachbody recognized that many of us were packing our DVD players and equipment when traveling, which is honestly a pain!  There were also many of us who just skipped workouts all together because we didn’t need to pack one more thing. This interfered with our results, also a terrible option!   Thankfully we now have a solution that requires little to even NO packing!

Beachbody On Demand is a new feature of the Team Beachbody Club that provides unlimited access to stream Beachbody’s proven fitness programs. Premium Team Beachbody Club members will be able to work out anytime, anywhere. Users will need access to high speed internet and a supported device in order to stream workouts.  Beachbody On Demand includes many of Beachbody’s most popular fitness programs in the Member Library, making Beachbody programs easy to access anywhere an internet connection is available.  Members can access On Demand through either a web browser or the Beachbody On Demand app/channel on supported devices.

Exercise while busyThe member library grants Premium Club members unlimited access to stream a selection of Beachbody fitness programs. The fitness programs available to stream under the Member Library section currently include: 21 Day Fix Extreme, P90, P90X, P90X2, P90X3, Insanity, TurboFire, Brazil Butt Lift, Ten Minute Trainer, ChaLEAN Extreme, INSANITY: The Asylum (Vol 1), INSANITY: The Asylum (Vol 2), Tony One-on-One (vol 1), Tony One-on-One (vol 2), Tony One-on-One (vol 3), Hip Hop Abs, Hip Hop Abs Deluxe, Tai Cheng, Rev Abs, Rockin Body, Shaun T Dance Party, Turbo Jam, Total Body Solution, Yoga Booty Ballet, Ho’ Ala ke Kino, Power Half Hour, Great Body Guaranteed, Get on the Ball, Power 90 and Project You, Slim in 6, Slim Series Express, Slim Series, Brazil Butt Lift Master Series, ChaLEAN Extreme Deluxe, The Master’s Hammer and Chisel, Focus T25, and 3 Week Yoga Retreat. Also included are Niche Workouts by by Sagi Kalev, Autumn Calabrese, Joel Freeman, Jericho McMatthews and Tony Horton.  Leandro Carvalho even has an exclusive On Demand workout Carnivale and & the 4 Active Maternity workouts for new & expectant mothers by Autumn Calabrese.

What makes On Demand an even greater value is that Premium Content programs are available for  a Club Member as a Digital Unlock.  This means that subscribers can unlock a full purchased program without ordering the DVD kit. You get unlimited access to stream it as long as you are a paid Beachbody On Demand member. In addition, you will receive access to the online downloads of the nutritional program guides and workout calendars. No shipping costs or waiting for delivery. This was how I streamed the brand new program Country Heat!

Sample workouts are available to stream, and can be found on each Premium Content program page. Sample workouts available to stream currently include: 21 Day Fix: Total Body Cardio, Body Beast: Total Body, PiYo: Sweat, Insanity Max:30: Sweat Int., CIZE: Work Your Body.

Think that this sounds pretty incredible?  Well, as a Beachbody Live instructor, I’m so excited about the daily rotation of workouts selected from different programs in the Beachbody Catalogue, as well as new monthly workouts performed by Beachbody Live Master Trainers exclusive to Beachbody On Demand. The rotation of workouts is carefully chosen to create an overall balanced fitness regimen. Master Trainer Challenge Du Jour is a special Challenge Du Jour that is always available. Master Trainer CDJ can be accessed through the Challenge Du Jour or Master Trainer pages.  This means if you love coming to my TurboKick or PiYo Live classes you can try these workouts AT HOME any time you want!  Need to practice you PiYo Flip?  No problem!

To make this option even more convenient, there is an app available for iPad/iPhone users. Android friends… they’re working on it!  I promise.

While Beachbody On Demand is great…. used alone does not guarantee results.  Each month I run accountability groups to help you stay motivated and encouraged.  We focus on nutrition, fitness and helping you to get RESULTS!

GET STARTED NOW!ALL participants who join my Fall in Love with Fitness Challenge will receive a free $10 Amazon Gift Card!

Fitness Test Group Participants Wanted

fitness test groupAre you in need of something to mix up your fitness routine, break a platuea or even start you fitness journey? Do you want a workout that will keep your attention, is high energy, fun and easy to follow?

Trainers, Joel Freeman and Jericho McMatthews have developed Core De Force which is a 30 day total body transformation program  that will get you in the best shape of your life. It focuses on 360 degree core rotation, explosive jumps, punches and body weight strength workouts to help you reach your own personal goals.
PRIZES to get fitThis workout is for EVERY ability level — beginner to advanced — because there is a modifier and different levels of intensity you can start with then work your way up as you improve your strength, flexibility and endurance.

I am hosting an EXCLUSIVE Test Group starting on the 1st of November! ***The program does not launch until the 31st of October!!**   This is just in time for your holiday events and parties where you can feel confident, have more energy & look your best.

Mixed martial arts fitnessIf you would like to be in my exclusive private group where I am going to walk you through the program from start to finish then APPLY NOW.

My goal is to teach you how to navigate the meal plan, give you daily accountability, help you set realistic and achievable goals, give you recipes, tips, and support so that you can just crush your bad habits and replace them with healthier ones.

There are a few things you can do before the program launches!

1. Create your FREE account with me as your Team Beachbody Coach
2. Complete this application so that I can contact you with the details
3. Share this with a friend that you think would like to take the journey with you! Everything is better with an accountability partner.

Last but not least: If you are already a coach please refrain from completing the application. MMA home fitnessThis is for existing and new customers only! Are you a coach on my team? – Reach out to your coach or me to see what opportunities with Core De Force we have available for us coaches!!

Are you READY to get started?

As an added bonus of being a part of the test group, EVERYONE who joins the challenge will get a 15 minute 1-on-1 goal setting session with me as well as a 10 minute weekly (at a minimum) coaching session (via telephone).

Are you ready to really really be COACHED???

It’s time to FIGHT for YOUR RESULTS! No one else can change your health and fitness but you!


10 Common Reasons Why You Are Not Seeing Results From Working Out

10-common-reasons-why-you-are-not-seeing-results-from-working-outThere’s a lot of factors that can go into the results that we get from a workout. I was personally doing SEVERAL of these 10 things myself so I wanted you to learn from my mistakes!


I thought that I could lose more weight with cardio because I could burn more calories, but our-body-craves-lean-muscle-and-needs-that-muscle-to-really-work-effectively-and-at-its-optimum-statuswhat happens is if we don’t confuse our body, we get used to it and suddenly we go from

burning maybe 300 calories to only burning 250 calories, and then 200 calories, and less and
less.  By incorporating strength training as part of our workout routine we add variety and build lean muscle, which burns more fat!  Our body craves lean muscle and needs that muscle to really work effectively and at its optimum status. You need a combination of strength training and cardio.


Some people under train, some people over train. I was severely guilty of over training. I wasn’t taking rest days, I was training for a marathon, still doing my regular cardio and then also strength training. I was really working out entirely too often and entirely too much and
not giving my body that time to rest and recover. Over training is a severe problem and then your body goes into recovery mode where you really start to have some maor issues. I was incredibly irritable, very much so exhausted

The other area where I really see people, especially some of my clients that they really lack is
in under training.  You want to base your workout on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being easy.  no problem.  barely any effort.  A 10 being, “I literally can’t speak because I can’t breathe.”

You want the majority of your workouts to be at a 6. A 6 is a little bit more than the middle of the road, so whatever that is to you because that’s going to be different for everyone.


You could be really harming your results if you’re not eating enough healthy fat. The keyword here is “healthy” fat. I love pizza and I ice cream as much as the next person but it’s not considered a healthy fat. Your coconut oil, your grape seed oil, your olive oil, hummus, avocado, those are all really good, healthy fats.

Healthy fats give you energy! They also help to keep your hormones regulated and work the way they are supposed too, at a level they are supposed to work at.  Healthy fats help to reduce inflammation. If you’re working out and sore; healthy fats are going to help your muscles to recover due to their natural anti-inflammatory effects. Not to mention these fats help us to feel fuller for longer.if-youre-working-out-and-sore-healthy-fats-are-going-to-help-your-muscles-to-recover-due-to-their-natural-anti-inflammatory-effects


Too much variety can lead to bad form or bad technique, meaning if you’re going to a Turbo Kick class on Monday, and then you go to P90X live class on Tuesday and then you go to a PiYo class on Wednesday, and then you go to a kickboxing class on Thursday, and then you go to a rowing class, and then you go to a spin class class, you have so much variety that you never really master form and technique which can lead to injury, but it can also lead to you not being able to push yourself to that level 6.

On the flip side, not enough variety can lead to a plateau. If you are doing the same cardio routine day after day, or lifting weights that focus on the SAME muscle group all the time, you won’t see results.  You need to have variety but it needs to be the right kind of variety. Every single Beachbody program is designed with this concept in mind — you get enough of the same routine to master form, but each program has enough variety that you don’t reach a plateau!


I’m sure we’ve all been guilty of this!  We use a machine at the gym, look at the calorie burn that reads 845 calories and do a little happy dance.  BUT….machines and fitness trackers are not 100% accurate. They are a tool. They are designed to help give you an idea, but they cannot possibly be 100% accurate. I’m a FitBit wearer and I love my FitBit. It’s a great step counter and it does motivate me to keep moving and keep going, but at the same time, it can’t possibly be 100% accurate.  Most workouts burn in the 250 to 300 calorie range.


Its important to find that balance of a light snack about half an hour to 15 minutes before you work out.  Perhaps an apple or a handful of almonds, but not a full meal.  Not having enough energy means you don’t have enough energy to push yourself.  As someone who workout first thing I do tend to workout first thing in the morning and I have a pre workout energy drink. It has a few calories in it which just gives me enough energy to fuel my workout and really push myself.


Overly restricting your calorie limits is not going to help your metabolism. In fact, it’s going to sabotage you!  Crash and fad diets don’t work.  You may shed a quick 5-7 pounds, but because you are not training your body to function at a prime level, you will quickly gain it back once you start eating a normal amount of calories again.  Sometimes even an extra 5-7 pounds because you body feels the need to hold onto fat! Eat healthy, exercise, strength train, get plenty of rest, and you’ll feel better. The crash diets are just that. It’s a diet, it’s a crash, and crashing is not good.

yoga and pilates8) LACK OF FLEXIBILITY

You may not be seeing the results you want with your workout because you are not working on your flexibility. Your flexibility is so important.  When you skip working on your flexibility you are opening yourself up to injury. If you’re injured, you can’t work out. If you can’t work out, you’re not going to get results.   HOWEVER, a flexible muscle gives you a wider range of motion and greater strength potential. Flexibility plays a major role in our health and fitness.


You cannot out exercise a poor diet. Nutrition is 80% of your results so if you don’t have that under control, you’re not going to see the results that you want with fitness. It does not matter what workout or exercise program you’re doing —  you’re going to get stuck, and you’re not going to see what you want to see. Just think about what your goal is and ask yourself if your nutrition in alignment to help you reach that goal.


Perhaps you’re not seeing the results you want because you are only lifting 1 and 2 pound weights.  You want to pick up weights that are heavy enough that allow you to reach muscle fatigue, but at the same time, not so heavy that you hurt yourself.  Determine what your heavy is and ask yourself if you are lifting to that maximum. There is a huge cardio effect when you do lift heavy weights. You are able to really strengthen that muscle, it breaks down the fiber, it allows it to rebuild and allows it to regrow which gives you more muscle. More muscle means you’re burning more calories.

Are you feeling frustrated with your fitness routine?  Stressed you’re not seeing results?  Take advantage of a free consultation