We don't have total control of our health and there is no magic bullet to guarantee a long healthy life, but we can definitely stack the odds in our favor with exercise. Sedentary lifestyles count as a major risk factor for chronic illnesses and early death. The remedy is simple: MOVE. The benefits are plentiful. Think of exercise as a free magic pill. And all of the side effects are good for you! Take care of your body - it does a lot for you.

Join me on Facebook, YouTube (link in bio), and Pinterest for workouts, fitness & health tips, motivation and healthy recipes.

Train. Nourish. Transform.

Fit Wear: 👚@nbwomen 👖@soffegirl 👟@nike 
#fit #fitfam #fitmom #fitspo #fitbody #fitness #fitnessaddict #fitnessmodel #fitlife #fitgirl #fitspiration #fitnessmotivation #fitchick #fitnessjourney #fitnessfreak #fitfluential #fitnesslifestyle #fitforlife #hiit #healthy #happiness #bikinibody #bikiniready #bodyafterbaby #workout #weightloss #workoutvideo #weightlossjourney

Work Out Like Your Life Depends On It.

We don’t have total control of our health and there is no magic bullet to guarantee a long healthy life, but we can definitely stack the odds in our favor with exercise. Sedentary lifestyles count as a major risk factor for chronic illnesses and early death. The remedy is simple: MOVE. The benefits are plentiful. Think of exercise as a free magic pill. And all of the side effects are good for you! Take care of your body – it does a lot for you.

Join me on Facebook, YouTube (link in bio), and Pinterest for workouts, fitness & health tips, motivation and healthy recipes.

Train. Nourish. Transform.

Fit Wear: 👚@nbwomen 👖@soffegirl 👟@nike
#fit #fitfam #fitmom #fitspo #fitbody #fitness #fitnessaddict #fitnessmodel #fitlife #fitgirl #fitspiration #fitnessmotivation #fitchick #fitnessjourney #fitnessfreak #fitfluential #fitnesslifestyle #fitforlife #hiit #healthy #happiness #bikinibody #bikiniready #bodyafterbaby #workout #weightloss #workoutvideo #weightlossjourney

Thigh and Butt Buster HIIT is the 15th workout in the Lean Body Series and it’s a killer leg and butt workout for smoking hot legs and a tight lifted booty. This workout is mostly bodyweight and can be done entirely without weights for a killer burn. There is a kickboxing interval in this workout, which boosts extra fat burning and full body toning! We're also doing 40/30 with no rest period, but take a break as you need it and then jump back in. All levels can do this, just go at your own max pace and get as many reps in as you can in the allotted interval.

Are you ready? Let's give it our all!

The workouts in the Lean Body Series are for EVERYbody - men and women of all ages and fitness levels. No matter who you are, this series will get you shredded and breaking through plateaus! Repeat 1-3 times or combine with another workout from the Lean Body Series. 
Don't forget to check in with me on Facebook, Instagram, and here on YouTube and tell me how you're doing!

Join me on Facebook, YouTube (link in bio), and Pinterest for workouts, fitness & health tips, nutrition, & healthy recipes.

Train. Nourish. Transform. 
Fit Wear: 👚 @kyodanactive #itallstartshere 👖@rbxactive 👟@nike 
#fit #fitfam #fitmom #fitspo #fitbody #fitness #fitnessaddict #fitlife #fitgirl #fitspiration #fitnessmotivation #fitchick #fitnessjourney #fitfluential #fitnesslifestyle #fitnessgear #workout #weightloss #workoutvideo #weightlossjourney #bikinibody #bodyafterbaby #hiit #hiittraining #cardio

Thigh and Butt Buster HIIT: Lean Body Series #15

Thigh and Butt Buster HIIT is the 15th workout in the Lean Body Series and it’s a killer leg and butt workout for smoking hot legs and a tight lifted booty. This workout is mostly bodyweight and can be done entirely without weights for a killer burn. There is a kickboxing interval in this workout, which boosts extra fat burning and full body toning! We’re also doing 40/30 with no rest period, but take a break as you need it and then jump back in. All levels can do this, just go at your own max pace and get as many reps in as you can in the allotted interval.

Are you ready? Let’s give it our all!

The workouts in the Lean Body Series are for EVERYbody – men and women of all ages and fitness levels. No matter who you are, this series will get you shredded and breaking through plateaus! Repeat 1-3 times or combine with another workout from the Lean Body Series.
Don’t forget to check in with me on Facebook, Instagram, and here on YouTube and tell me how you’re doing!

Join me on Facebook, YouTube (link in bio), and Pinterest for workouts, fitness & health tips, nutrition, & healthy recipes.

Train. Nourish. Transform.
Fit Wear: 👚 @kyodanactive #itallstartshere 👖@rbxactive 👟@nike
#fit #fitfam #fitmom #fitspo #fitbody #fitness #fitnessaddict #fitlife #fitgirl #fitspiration #fitnessmotivation #fitchick #fitnessjourney #fitfluential #fitnesslifestyle #fitnessgear #workout #weightloss #workoutvideo #weightlossjourney #bikinibody #bodyafterbaby #hiit #hiittraining #cardio

When it comes to getting and staying fit, there is no way around the fact that it takes work, dedication, motivation, and support. FitForceFX is a place you can come to find support, motivation and useful resources. We all support and encourage each other’s journey here! I get a lot of questions about how I stay fit and motivated, so I’m starting a new non-workout series where I share a few of my favorite “Fit Hits” each week with you. These will be things that I personally use (or do) that I find really help me stay on course to being fit and healthy. Each week, I will end each segment with a little challenge - a single lifestyle change that we will focus on for the week and aim to incorporate into our lifestyle on a permanent basis. By slowly building up a set of healthy habits, we enable ourselves to stay in shape without feeling overwhelmed by the effort. Those habits build up and before you know it, you’ve got fitness as a lifestyle!

This week's episode is up on my YouTube channel (link in bio). The first challenge will start next week! I hope you guys enjoy the series and find something useful in each week’s segment!

Join me on Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and my blog for workouts, fitness & health tips, motivation, and healthy recipes.

Train. Nourish. Transform.

#fitfam #fitmom #fitspo #fit #fitbody #fitness #fitnessaddict #fitlife #fitgirl #fitspiration #fitgirls #fitnessmotivation #fitfood #fitchick #fitnessjourney #fitnessfreak #fitnessgirl #fitfluential #fitnesslifestyle #fitnessgear #weightloss #weightlossjourney #bikinibody #bodyafterbaby #bikiniready #hiit #healthy #happiness

New Program: Get Fit & Stay Fit Tips

When it comes to getting and staying fit, there is no way around the fact that it takes work, dedication, motivation, and support. FitForceFX is a place you can come to find support, motivation and useful resources. We all support and encourage each other’s journey here! I get a lot of questions about how I stay fit and motivated, so I’m starting a new non-workout series where I share a few of my favorite “Fit Hits” each week with you. These will be things that I personally use (or do) that I find really help me stay on course to being fit and healthy. Each week, I will end each segment with a little challenge – a single lifestyle change that we will focus on for the week and aim to incorporate into our lifestyle on a permanent basis. By slowly building up a set of healthy habits, we enable ourselves to stay in shape without feeling overwhelmed by the effort. Those habits build up and before you know it, you’ve got fitness as a lifestyle!

This week’s episode is up on my YouTube channel (link in bio). The first challenge will start next week! I hope you guys enjoy the series and find something useful in each week’s segment!

Join me on Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and my blog for workouts, fitness & health tips, motivation, and healthy recipes.

Train. Nourish. Transform.

#fitfam #fitmom #fitspo #fit #fitbody #fitness #fitnessaddict #fitlife #fitgirl #fitspiration #fitgirls #fitnessmotivation #fitfood #fitchick #fitnessjourney #fitnessfreak #fitnessgirl #fitfluential #fitnesslifestyle #fitnessgear #weightloss #weightlossjourney #bikinibody #bodyafterbaby #bikiniready #hiit #healthy #happiness

MOVE OF THE WEEK: Tabata bing, Tabata boom basketball jumps!!! HIIT Basketball jumps really get your heart rate soaring! It is a super efficient calorie burning total body move. This move never fails to get my heart rate up super high! The video is sped up so it doesn't look like the jumps are high, but they are - jump as high as you can while still keeping a fast pace, during the interval.

Technique:

1) From a standing position, holding a weight or weighted ball, squat partway down and take a WIDE lateral step with your right foot keeping your body low. 
2) Immediately follow with your left foot, bringing it to your right and then explosively jump vertically, extending your ams as if you are going to shoot a basket.

3) Repeat alternating directions for a 4 minute Tabata (20 seconds on 10 seconds off). Have fun!

Train. Nourish. Transform. 🌟🌟👖@kyodanactive 👟 @nikewomen #fitfam #fitmom #fitspo #fit #fitbody #fitness #fitnessaddict #fitlife #fitgirl #fitspiration #fitnessmotivation #fitchick #fitnessjourney #fitnessfreak #fitfluential #fitforlife #fitsporation #fitstagram #workout #weightloss #workoutvideo #tabata #hiit #bodyafterbaby #bikinibody #weightlossjourney

MOVE OF THE WEEK: HIIT Basketball Jumps

MOVE OF THE WEEK: Tabata bing, Tabata boom basketball jumps!!! HIIT Basketball jumps really get your heart rate soaring! It is a super efficient calorie burning total body move. This move never fails to get my heart rate up super high! The video is sped up so it doesn’t look like the jumps are high, but they are – jump as high as you can while still keeping a fast pace, during the interval.

Technique:

1) From a standing position, holding a weight or weighted ball, squat partway down and take a WIDE lateral step with your right foot keeping your body low.
2) Immediately follow with your left foot, bringing it to your right and then explosively jump vertically, extending your ams as if you are going to shoot a basket.

3) Repeat alternating directions for a 4 minute Tabata (20 seconds on 10 seconds off). Have fun!

Train. Nourish. Transform. 🌟🌟👖@kyodanactive 👟 @nikewomen #fitfam #fitmom #fitspo #fit #fitbody #fitness #fitnessaddict #fitlife #fitgirl #fitspiration #fitnessmotivation #fitchick #fitnessjourney #fitnessfreak #fitfluential #fitforlife #fitsporation #fitstagram #workout #weightloss #workoutvideo #tabata #hiit #bodyafterbaby #bikinibody #weightlossjourney

Oh yeah! Ice cream sandwiches are my weakness. So I made it my mission to hack them and create a healthier ice cream sandwich. Oh so tasty with a fraction of the fat and sugar and an extra dose of protein and fiber. Simple healthy ingredients. Recipe coming soon to my Facebook page and blog. 💕

Train. Nourish. Transform.

#fiber #protein #fitfam #fitmom #fitspo #hiit #healthy #comfortfoodhack #icecreamsandwich #bikinibody #bodyafterbaby #bikiniready #workout #weightloss #weightlossjourney #fitbody #fitnessaddict #fitlife #fitnessmotivation #cleaneats #cleaneating #iifym #fitchick #fitnessjourney #healthydessert #healthyrecipes #eatclean #eatcleantraindirty

Ice Cream Sandwich, I Think I Love You

Oh yeah! Ice cream sandwiches are my weakness. So I made it my mission to hack them and create a healthier ice cream sandwich. Oh so tasty with a fraction of the fat and sugar and an extra dose of protein and fiber. Simple healthy ingredients. Recipe coming soon to my Facebook page and blog. 💕

Train. Nourish. Transform.

#fiber #protein #fitfam #fitmom #fitspo #hiit #healthy #comfortfoodhack #icecreamsandwich #bikinibody #bodyafterbaby #bikiniready #workout #weightloss #weightlossjourney #fitbody #fitnessaddict #fitlife #fitnessmotivation #cleaneats #cleaneating #iifym #fitchick #fitnessjourney #healthydessert #healthyrecipes #eatclean #eatcleantraindirty

Tone and chisel your body with workout #8 in the Body Sculpt Strength series, now up on my YouTube channel! How are you guys doing with the series? With consistency, the workouts in this series are designed to tighten, sculpt, and tone your ENTIRE body with lean muscle! I hope you guys are starting to see results.

Not only does strength training help you achieve a nice toned aesthetic but it also increases energy, improves mood, and boosts your metabolism, allowing you to burn more calories at rest! 
Combine the workouts in this series with my Lean Body Series workouts throughout the week, for an awesomely effective, well-rounded, and efficient workout program!

Join me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest & YouTube for workouts, fitness & health tips, motivation, & healthy recipes.

Train. Nourish. Transform.

Fit Wear: 👚 @marika_clothing 👖@lululemon 👟 @nike 
#fitfam #fitmom #fitspo #fit #fitbody #fitness #fitnessaddict #fitlife #fitgirl #fitspiration #fitnessmotivation #fitchick #fitnessjourney #fitnessfreak #fitnessgirl #fitfluential #fitforlife #fitnesslifestyle #fitsporation #fitstagram #workout #weightloss #workoutvideo #bikinibody #bodyafterbaby #strongnotskinny #strengthtraining #freeworkouts #fitnessmodel

Tone & Chisel: Body Sculpt Strength Series Workout #8

Tone and chisel your body with workout #8 in the Body Sculpt Strength series, now up on my YouTube channel! How are you guys doing with the series? With consistency, the workouts in this series are designed to tighten, sculpt, and tone your ENTIRE body with lean muscle! I hope you guys are starting to see results.

Not only does strength training help you achieve a nice toned aesthetic but it also increases energy, improves mood, and boosts your metabolism, allowing you to burn more calories at rest!
Combine the workouts in this series with my Lean Body Series workouts throughout the week, for an awesomely effective, well-rounded, and efficient workout program!

Join me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest & YouTube for workouts, fitness & health tips, motivation, & healthy recipes.

Train. Nourish. Transform.

Fit Wear: 👚 @marika_clothing 👖@lululemon 👟 @nike
#fitfam #fitmom #fitspo #fit #fitbody #fitness #fitnessaddict #fitlife #fitgirl #fitspiration #fitnessmotivation #fitchick #fitnessjourney #fitnessfreak #fitnessgirl #fitfluential #fitforlife #fitnesslifestyle #fitsporation #fitstagram #workout #weightloss #workoutvideo #bikinibody #bodyafterbaby #strongnotskinny #strengthtraining #freeworkouts #fitnessmodel

A new Body Sculpt Strength Series workout is up! Total Body Ripped Power will have your muscles quivering. Do it in conjunction with one or two of the Lean Body Series workouts and get your sweat on too! The workouts in the Body Sculpt Strength series are designed to tighten, sculpt, and tone your ENTIRE body with lean muscle. Not only does strength training help you achieve a nice toned aesthetic but it also increases energy, improves mood, and boosts your metabolism, allowing you to burn more calories at rest! 
Have fun and be sure to check-in and say

Total Body Ripped Power: Body Sculpt Strength Series Workout

A new Body Sculpt Strength Series workout is up! Total Body Ripped Power will have your muscles quivering. Do it in conjunction with one or two of the Lean Body Series workouts and get your sweat on too! The workouts in the Body Sculpt Strength series are designed to tighten, sculpt, and tone your ENTIRE body with lean muscle. Not only does strength training help you achieve a nice toned aesthetic but it also increases energy, improves mood, and boosts your metabolism, allowing you to burn more calories at rest!
Have fun and be sure to check-in and say “hello” and tell me how you’re doing!

If you are also looking for cardio and muscle toning, check out my Lean Body Series workouts. You can combine workouts from these series throughout the week, for an awesomely effective, well-rounded, and efficient fitness program!

Train. Nourish. Transform.
Join me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest & YouTube for workouts, fitness & health tips, motivation, & healthy recipes.

#fitfam #fitmom #fitspo #fit #fitbody #fitness #fitnessaddict #fitnessmodel #fitlife #fitgirl #fitspiration #fitnessmotivation #fitchick #fitnessjourney #fitnessfreak #fitfluential #fitnesslifestyle #fitforlife #workout #weightloss #workoutvideo #weightlossjourney #bikinibody #bikiniready #bodyafterbaby #strength #abs

Watch With Glittering Eyes

I believe in “magic”. I believe we actually make our own magic by the way we think, the dreams we dream, the goals we set, and our vision for our future. I believe that hope is what gives us those glittering eyes and that hidden treasures can be anywhere we look, if we choose to be positive and really open our eyes. There is inspiration everywhere. Happy Monday, everyone. Let’s start Monday off with a bang!

Beautiful photo credit: @barkoneus
#fit #fitfam #fitmom #fitspo #fitbody #fitness #fitnessaddict #fitlife #fitgirl #fitspiration #fitnessmotivation #fitchick #fitnessjourney #fitfluential #fitforlife #happiness #staypositive #bikinibody #bodyafterbaby #hiit #health

Move of the Week: The Squat Front Kick is a great exercise for both fat burning and lean muscle building. Squats are an effective, tried-and-true exercise to tone the glutes and legs and by adding a kick, you are targeting the core muscles more as well as increasing the fat burn. It’s a “no-excuse” exercise that you can do anywhere and no equipment is necessary! Go as fast as you can, while being sure to keep good form. Your heart will pump and your muscles will burn!

Technique:

1) Stand with your feet a little more than shoulder width apart and hands in guard position. 
2) Contract your abs and keep them contracted throughout the entire movement.
3) Bend knees and lower into squat position.
4) Return to standing, bringing knee up.
5) Complete a front kick with your raised leg.
6) Be sure to re-chamber your leg at the knee and then bring it back down (you are making your muscles work extra hard here)! That’s one rep. Repeat alternating legs for 24 reps (12 each leg) of 3 sets. Alternatively, you can turn this into a Tabata and set your timer for 20 seconds on and 10 seconds off for 8 rounds (4 minutes). This is one of my favorite go-to Tabata’s in between sets on strength training days.

Beginners: Try to kick to waist level.  Advanced: Try to get the kick as high as you can. Can you get it higher than your head? This is a great exercise to do in front of a mirror to see how high you can go. Aim for a kick in the head! ;-) Tip: Transfer your weight to your heels during the squat to ensure you are properly working the target muscles, without putting undue stress on your ankles and knees.

Follow me on my YouTube channel (link in bio), Facebook, Pinterest, and on my blog for free workouts, fitness & health tips, motivation, and healthy recipes. Have a beautiful day, everyone!

Train. Nourish. Transform. 
#fit #fitfam #fitmom #fitspo #fitbody #fitness #fitnessaddict #fitlife #fitgirl #fitspiration #fitnessmotivation #fitchick #fitnessjourney #fitnessfreak #fitfluential #fitforlife #tabata #hiit #squat #kickboxing #bikinibody #bodyafterbaby

Move of the Week: The Squat Front Kick

Move of the Week: The Squat Front Kick is a great exercise for both fat burning and lean muscle building. Squats are an effective, tried-and-true exercise to tone the glutes and legs and by adding a kick, you are targeting the core muscles more as well as increasing the fat burn. It’s a “no-excuse” exercise that you can do anywhere and no equipment is necessary! Go as fast as you can, while being sure to keep good form. Your heart will pump and your muscles will burn!

Technique:

1) Stand with your feet a little more than shoulder width apart and hands in guard position.
2) Contract your abs and keep them contracted throughout the entire movement.
3) Bend knees and lower into squat position.
4) Return to standing, bringing knee up.
5) Complete a front kick with your raised leg.
6) Be sure to re-chamber your leg at the knee and then bring it back down (you are making your muscles work extra hard here)! That’s one rep. Repeat alternating legs for 24 reps (12 each leg) of 3 sets. Alternatively, you can turn this into a Tabata and set your timer for 20 seconds on and 10 seconds off for 8 rounds (4 minutes). This is one of my favorite go-to Tabata’s in between sets on strength training days.

Beginners: Try to kick to waist level. Advanced: Try to get the kick as high as you can. Can you get it higher than your head? This is a great exercise to do in front of a mirror to see how high you can go. Aim for a kick in the head! 😉 Tip: Transfer your weight to your heels during the squat to ensure you are properly working the target muscles, without putting undue stress on your ankles and knees.

Follow me on my YouTube channel (link in bio), Facebook, Pinterest, and on my blog for free workouts, fitness & health tips, motivation, and healthy recipes. Have a beautiful day, everyone!

Train. Nourish. Transform.
#fit #fitfam #fitmom #fitspo #fitbody #fitness #fitnessaddict #fitlife #fitgirl #fitspiration #fitnessmotivation #fitchick #fitnessjourney #fitnessfreak #fitfluential #fitforlife #tabata #hiit #squat #kickboxing #bikinibody #bodyafterbaby

Combat Fat Burner HIIT is the 14th workout in the Lean Body Series and it’s a another full-on calorie burn with a high after-burn effect (link in bio)! It’s a super fun one too! There is a kickboxing interval in this workout, which is always a fun way to blast that fat and tone those muscles! We're also doing 40/30 with no rest period (yes that's right 40/30!). All levels can do this, just go at your own max pace and get as many reps in as you can in the allotted interval. Take breaks as you need them. During the kickboxing interval I want you to really focus on feeling each movement and really contract your muscles. Always keep your core tight the entire time AND when you are kicking, also contract your leg. Same thing with punching - contract your arm muscles in BOTH directions. Push out and really PULL your arms and legs back in. You will really amp up your workout that way and get way more bang for your time buck! ;-) Are you ready? Let's decimate this workout and give it our all!

The workouts in the Lean Body Series are for EVERYbody - men and women of all ages and fitness levels. No matter who you are, this series will get you shredded and breaking through plateaus! Repeat 1-3 times or combine with another workout from the Lean Body Series. 
Don't forget to check in with me on Facebook and YouTube to say “hi” and tell me how you're doing! I love hearing from you guys!

Subscribe to me on YouTube for free workouts and Facebook for fitness & health tips, nutrition, & healthy meal ideas.

Let’s be social!

Facebook
YouTube (link in bio)
Pinterest
Website

Train. Nourish. Transform. 
Fit Wear: 👚 @marika_clothing 👖@lululemon 👟 @nikewomen #fit #fitfam #fitmom #fitspo #fitbody #fitness #fitnessaddict #fitlife #fitgirl #fitnessmotivation #fitchick #fitnessjourney #fitnessfreak #fitfluential #fitforlife #fitnesslifestyle #fitsporation #fitstagram #workout #weightloss #workoutvideo #weightlossjourney #hiit #cardio #bikinibody #bodyafterbaby

Combat Fat Burner HIIT: Lean Body Series Workout #14

Combat Fat Burner HIIT is the 14th workout in the Lean Body Series and it’s a another full-on calorie burn with a high after-burn effect (link in bio)! It’s a super fun one too! There is a kickboxing interval in this workout, which is always a fun way to blast that fat and tone those muscles! We’re also doing 40/30 with no rest period (yes that’s right 40/30!). All levels can do this, just go at your own max pace and get as many reps in as you can in the allotted interval. Take breaks as you need them. During the kickboxing interval I want you to really focus on feeling each movement and really contract your muscles. Always keep your core tight the entire time AND when you are kicking, also contract your leg. Same thing with punching – contract your arm muscles in BOTH directions. Push out and really PULL your arms and legs back in. You will really amp up your workout that way and get way more bang for your time buck! 😉 Are you ready? Let’s decimate this workout and give it our all!

The workouts in the Lean Body Series are for EVERYbody – men and women of all ages and fitness levels. No matter who you are, this series will get you shredded and breaking through plateaus! Repeat 1-3 times or combine with another workout from the Lean Body Series.
Don’t forget to check in with me on Facebook and YouTube to say “hi” and tell me how you’re doing! I love hearing from you guys!

Subscribe to me on YouTube for free workouts and Facebook for fitness & health tips, nutrition, & healthy meal ideas.

Let’s be social!

Facebook
YouTube (link in bio)
Pinterest
Website

Train. Nourish. Transform.
Fit Wear: 👚 @marika_clothing 👖@lululemon 👟 @nikewomen #fit #fitfam #fitmom #fitspo #fitbody #fitness #fitnessaddict #fitlife #fitgirl #fitnessmotivation #fitchick #fitnessjourney #fitnessfreak #fitfluential #fitforlife #fitnesslifestyle #fitsporation #fitstagram #workout #weightloss #workoutvideo #weightlossjourney #hiit #cardio #bikinibody #bodyafterbaby