Two fitness post in a row, watch out things are getting serious! I recently met the beautiful, Ashley from Balancing Chaos and I asked her some of her favorite workouts when you can’t get to the gym or you don’t have a gym membership. Ashley is “instagram famous” in my eyes in the Tone It Up & fitness community. She is a wife, a full-time working mom, and a blogger. We have some fun projects coming up and I am so excited for y’all to see them.
Ashley shared her knowledge with me, and man she knows a lot. Here is her favorite at home workout to get her heart rate up and tone all over when she can’t get to the gym:
Jumping Jacks (Warm Up)
You can’t get away from the jumping jack when you just need a good full body warm up. Complete 40 to 50 before completing the rest of the routine!
Standing Side Crunch
Stand with feet a little wider than hip distance apart and place your hands behind your head. Raise one leg while crunching towards the same side until your elbow and knee meet. Repeat 15 times before switching sides.
The tried and true burpee multiplied! Perform two squats followed by two thrusters and move immediately into two pushups take a deep breath and perform two more thrusters followed by two squat jumps. Repeat 5 times up to 10.
Squat & Side Crunch
Perform a wide leg squat and place your hands behind your head. Lower your elbow to meet your knee and raise back up to the center, repeat on the other side. Complete 30 total reps, 15 on each side.
Side Plank Leg Extension
Start in plank position and roll to one side, slowly lift one leg hold for one breath. (Make sure to squeeze your core to help with balance) and lower. Repeat 15 times before switching sides.
Single Leg Vinyasa (Advanced)
Start in plank, lift one leg.
Exhale and move into a Chaturanga, inhale pull forward into an upward facing dog.
Exhale and roll back into a downward facing dog and return to the original plank position and switch legs. Repeat 10 times, 5 legs on each side.
Ashley’s outfit details, because it was pretty dang perfect:
Pants: Women’s Beyond Yoga High Waist Capris (soft as butter. for real)
Shoes: Apl: Athletic Propulsion Labs Techloom Phantom Running Sneakers – Steel Grey
Sports Bra: Victoria Secret Long Line Seamless Sports Bra