September Fit Blast: APPLE BOTTOM AGENDA

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I’m so excited for the September Fit Blast!

Glutes are one of my favorite muscle groups to work on, so I’m going to make GLUTES the main focus of the September Fit Blast! It’s all about that Apple Bottom agenda. Let’s work that booty!

Here’s the basic run down:

  • 4 weeks of full body workouts with a focus on glutes
  • Workouts can be done anywhere and only require minimal equipment. Equipment is listed below.
  • Basic nutrition guide with sample easily-to-customize  meal plan
  • Private Facebook group just for participants to motivate each other and stay on track!

Equipment Needed (click links for online product options):

Stability Ball

Dumbbells (8 – 10 lbs for beginners, heavier for advanced fitness levels)

Resistance Band

Sturdy chair or step or bench

Your own bodyweight!

I want you to join in the booty-building fun! Sign up below.

—We begin Tuesday, September 8. Once you sign up through the PayPal button below, you should receive confirmation of your payment from PayPal. When you receive this confirmation email, you’re all set! You will receive emails with all the workouts and nutrition guide as we get closer to the start date! —

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SEPTEMBER FIT BLAST: APPLE BOTTOM AGENDA

$20




StekkiBebe Aqua Wraps: AKA answer to my summer prayers

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Having a newborn at the beginning of summer isn’t the easiest when you have 3 older kids who aren’t as interested in Netflix binges during the day as I am at this season of my life.

I came across these StekkiBebe baby wraps for the pool, and they have proven to be a dream come true for me. I took my kids to the pool on Saturday and was able to stay for more than an hour because I can carry around a sleeping baby and be hands free for my other children.

IMG_3627The wrap is a lightweight material similar to a swimsuit, so you could get it wet! I got the special edition 2-in-1 wrap. It’s lightweight and breathable so it can also be used in your everyday life. It’s especially perfect for summer because it’s not such a thick material to add extra heat to your already hot bod.

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I want everyone who has a little babe and extra kids who need to get out and get to the pool to enjoy themselves a StekkiBebe wrap. From now until July 22, 2015, you can get 10% off your purchase from StekkiBebe.com using coupon code JILL10 at checkout.

Bellefit Review and Giveaway!

Brace yourself. I’m about to post pictures of my postpartum stomach for your viewing pleasure.

I’m a big believer in postpartum compression-wear. After my 2nd and 3rd pregnancies, I wore a wrap for a few weeks after giving birth. I didn’t wear any sort of compression wear after my first pregnancy, and my recovery was noticeably slower than the others.

I didn’t really love the wraps I wore after my previous pregnancies, but that’s all I thought was available for new moms such as myself. The wrap would rub on my c-section scar and only focused on the stomach. It was also super annoying and would move up as I would walk around and do all the things new moms do. I always had to pull it down to make sure it was doing its job.

During this pregnancy, I stumbled across Bellefit Maternity and their postpartum support girdles. I wanted to try one because I loved the idea of the all-over support on the stomach, lower back, and the hips that don’t lie. The fact that it would stay in place was a major bonus too.

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This Bellefit girdle has been a serious game changer. I wasn’t able to start wearing mine until one week after giving birth because of issues with my incision, but once I was able to wear it, I felt a huge difference. My hips and lower back immediately felt better, and the support in my abdomen felt so good.

I would totally recommend the Bellefit girdle to anyone who has recently given birth. I love it so much. Just call me a Bellefit missionary.

You can find so much more specific information from the FAQ page on the bellefit website, but here’s a quick snippet from the site about how it works:

The compression garment works by drawing in stretched muscles providing a 360° support structure around the torso, thus, reducing strain on ligaments and joints in the lower back, pelvis, and buttocks. Reducing stress in these areas enhances your body’s ability to return to its pre-pregnancy alignment, shape and lose the post baby tummy. As shifted and constrained organs return to their pre-pregnancy locations during the first few weeks after c-section or natural birth, Bellefit® girdles hold you in place allowing movement with complete confidence.

Now, for my glorious results:

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Want to win a Bellefit girdle for yourself? Head over to my Instagram account (@jillkfitness) to enter!

Massage Envy Utah Fitness Goal Contest!

Do you want to win a free 3-month membership to any Massage Envy location in Utah? I think yes.

I’m so excited to be working with Massage Envy this month to help you work towards your health and fitness goals this month!

To be entered to win, you need to:

–set a personal goal for yourself for the month of June. This can be anything from from workout frequency, water intake, increased personal time, etc.

–Post about your goal and progress on Instagram any time during the month of june using the hashtag #MEUtahFitnessGoal

–Post on Instagram about your progress and success of your goal on June 30th!

–Winner will be chosen based on creativity, persistence, dedication, and overall success and completion of the goal.

Winner will receive a 3-month membership to Massage Envy! Learn more about Massage Envy memberships HERE.

I spelled out some simple goal-setting techniques to help you ensure your goals are attainable and easily measured!

Click HERE to read more about setting goals.

 

SWEATY SATURDAY FULL BODY WORKOUT!

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Georgie Wear: Stylish Activewear + Giveaway!

georgielogoHave you heard of Georgie Wearyet? If you haven’t, don’t feel bad. It’s a fairly new company, but they’re already getting lots of attention from women who love to look fancy while staying comfortable.

The creators, Meikel and Danielle, created this line to cater to the women like me, who want to hang out in gym clothes all day long. I have a hard time wanting to wear jeans or other uncomfortable materials, but I still want to look like not garbage all day.

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The Georgie Wear line is extremely comfortable while being very cute. I would hang out in these dresses all day! They also have the comfiest collection of beautiful skirts as well.

Georgie has launched a Kickstarter Campaign to get production rolling. Now is the best time to jump on there and pre-order your own Georgie Wear! www.georgiewear.com

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To Kick off their Kickstarter Campaign, Georgie Wear is sponsoring a giveaway for you! THREE lucky winners will receive an entry to the JANUARY Fit Blast Challenge (beginning Monday, January 5th). Enter at the Rafflecopter Widget Below:

**Another BONUS** Anyone who donates at least $35 to the Georgie Wear Kickstarter Campaign will be entered to win 2 Weeks online Personal Training from Me. (to enter this, email me once you’ve donated to the Georgie Wear Kickstarter Campaign)

 

 

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The Fall Fitness Challenge is Here!

I’ve been so excited for this!

The holidays are coming up, and if you’re not already in the habit of working out daily and eating well, you might be in for another holiday season of more sugar, more unhealthy foods, less exercise, and less energy.

I’m a big fan of prevention. I want to help you stop this cycle before it even starts! This fall fitness challenge will help you gear up and get in some good habits before the holiday season hits hard.

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About the challenge:

  • Free to join
  • For all fitness levels
  • Daily workouts
  • nutritional help
  • meal ideas
  • motivation
  • prizes for participation!

So, are you IN? Please say yes!

 

You can sign up with your email address HERE to get the daily workouts delivered to your inbox the night before.

 

Let’s do this!

Legs and Glutes Gym Workout!

I usually design and post workouts online that anyone can do at home with minimal equipment, because I know how difficult it can be for women, especially moms, to leave the house and head to the gym. I always encourage folks to get moving, no matter where you are. I stress that you don’t need the excuse of not having a gym membership to avoid exercising.

However, many people DO go to the gym! And many women don’t know what to do when they’re there. I talk to a lot of women who say they stay on the treadmill or elliptical because they won’t want to venture into the weight room. It can be intimidating, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing!

I did this workout for legs and glutes yesterday, and I woke up with some sore legs. I love that feeling.

If you visit a gym, give this workout a try! After these 4 circuits, I did a tabata and 10 minutes on the stairmaster, making sure my heart rate was steady and in the fat burning zone.

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MAY ONLINE COACHING SPECIAL!

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I got into this business so I could help people learn the ins and outs of health and fitness. I’d love to fly around to various states to come kick everyone’s butts, but online coaching seems to be the next logical step.

In fact, I want you to get on the ball, so I’m running a little special for the month of May!

*****BUY ONE MONTH OF ONLINE COACHING, AND GET THE SECOND MONTH FOR $25!*****

That’s a total of 8 weeks of personalized online coaching, workouts, nutrition help, and weekly check-ins and daily motivation for only $125.

What do you get with the Online Coaching Package?

-Initial assessment call to discuss goals

-4 NEW  Workouts tailored to your goals, fitness level, and accessibility to equipment with instructional videos emailed to you each week.

You work out from home with only dumbbells and a stability ball? Perfect. I’ll make all your workouts work with what you have. You work out a gym with a plethora of equipment? Awesome. I’ll get you comfortable with all those things.

– Customized nutritional advice with weekly meal suggestions.

-Weekly calls with me to discuss progress and goals. Based on these weekly check-ins, we will adjust the weekly workouts and nutrition if necessary.

-Daily morning check-ins from me to make sure you know I’m watching :)

Who should sign up?

-Anyone motivated to get healthier, get stronger, and feel better.  I provide you will all the tools and tell you what to do. I just need you to bring a positive, willing attitude!

When can you start?

-NOW!  This deal ends May 31st, so don’t procrastinate!

*****Email me jillkfitness@gmail.com with any questions or to just get started!*****

 

My 21- Day Cleanse on The Clean Program

As a personal trainer, I like to know firsthand which types of workout programs/popular diets/cleanses, etc. the people are doing these days.

If a client is curious about a cleanse they read about online and have some questions about it, I want to be able to say “It sucks!” or “It’s awesome!” or “It’s unhealthy!”

It turns me into a guinea pig of sorts, I suppose.

Last week, I completed a 21-day cleanse. I don’t support long juice cleanses, or any other diet that requires you to starve yourself. I read the book CLEAN by Dr. Alejandro Junger while on a flight to Seattle. It was pretty eye-opening. The book. Not the flight.

Basically, Dr. Junger explains how the years of eating unhealthy foods and certain allergens have created somewhat of a toxic buildup in our bodies. What’s worse, our bodies are designed to have a bowel movement after each time we eat, and if we aren’t, then those toxins are just hanging out inside our bodies.

Gross.

Before reading the book, I’d been having some joint pain and weird headaches. I read in the book that some times these are symptoms of toxic buildup, and I was willing to give it a try.

I didn’t think I’d be able to complete the full 3 weeks, but I did!

My purpose for doing this cleanse had nothing to do with a weight loss goal, but for most people, that can happen on this cleanse. (I lost 7 lbs.)

I did this in hopes to feel better. And, honestly, I’ve never felt more amazing than I do after doing this cleanse. I had zero headaches during the entire 3 weeks. My joints feel so much better. My stomach feels less bloated (as you can tell from my before/after photo), and I have so much energy. On the first day of starting this cleanse, my husband and I talked about how excited we were to finish and get back to our cheat meal days. At the end of the cleanse, we just talk about how excited we are to try different vegetables with our meals.

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I don’t know how to describe it, but I feel like my insides have had a good cleaning. It feels so amazing to not have sugar cravings anymore.

If you’re interested in doing a cleanse, I would recommend this one. You are still eating food, drinking smoothies, and drinking lots of water! I ate a few approved snacks between meals, because my lifestyle is pretty active. I wasn’t at all starved on this cleanse.

Get yourself the book CLEAN, read up, and decide if this is something you’d like to try! I approve, if your doctor approves as well :)