I'm an adventurous introvert from Vancouver, Washington who lives on sleep + caffeine. I'm a lover of lifting weights, dinosaurs real talk and traveling with my husband.
I am here to help you move better, lift & live more efficiently, bust nutrition myths, and inspire you to love the process. If you want to feel capable, empowered and strong...girl, you are in the right spot.
This workout is a quick, full body workout consisting of the Turkish getup and dumbbell hang power cleans.
It can be done as a pre-workout warm up, or a post workout conditioning circuit.
Perform 4-6 sets of the following:
3 Turkish sit-ups on each side >> just the roll up on to your elbow. Feet stay in contact with the ground, limbs at 45 degrees from your body…
Pumpkin spice lattes, the cold dark weather leading to a complete lack of motivation, winter time comfort foods, holiday parties, baked goods at the office, and the stress of 2017 coming to an end…
THE. STRUGGLE. IS. REAL. Girl I feel you.
Whether you have reached your goals during 2017 or not, these tips are useful for getting fit + NOT completely sabotaging yourself through the holidays.
This workout is going to make you change the way you look at throw pillows for the rest of your days.
Today I bring you a mix of cardio, core, arms and legs. ALL OF IT!
Check out the video below and see sets and reps under the video!
When I say “don’t work” I want to make very clear that I am referring to long term fat loss and overall health – sustainability. They might work short-term for losing WEIGHT. NOT FAT. Wait for #3, oh the controversy!
So why am I writing this?
My guess is that your real goal and desire is to lose FAT, not just lose weight. Unless you want to be “skinny fat”…then stop reading, this is not the place for you.
Today I bring you some do’s and do NOT’s of exercise.
I go through the RDL, single leg RDL, push-ups, planks, presses and more.
The common denominator? Keeping a neutral spine, engaged core and tight lats.
The poor performances of each exercise lack engaged lats, and I sink into lumbar extension (arching in the low back), or…
Listen, cellulite. For the most part, women hate it. Some women might accept it. I accept mine, BUT that doesn’t mean we don’t have questions about it, where it comes from, what makes it go away and so on.
Does everyone have cellulite? NO. But if you do, you probably aren’t a fan and you need to read this.
I am serious. Upon filming this, my legs were on fire and my heart rate was through the roof. Not to fear. You move at your own pace as usual.
You’ll need a chair, coffee table, or some kind of sturdy elevated surface about the height of a chair.
In one way or another, most women I work with or have witnessed on social media talk about being “toned”.
Now I know this has been addressed by several ladies in the industry, but that doesn’t keep me from sharing my two cents with you.
Today you will need a coffee table or sturdy bench and some serious ambition to work your core and glutes.
You’ve got your hands full with seven different exercises…and 28 minutes of exercise.
How is that so?
I get asked a lot how I am able to lift legs three days a week. How am I not sore all the time? How do I not get over trained? Did I always train legs three times per week? Why do I train legs so often?…And the list goes on.
I like having bigger, strong legs. I do not have the genetics for big strong legs. I have to work at that, and they need to be trained often to retain their size and strength. How do I know this?
I think the best part about this challenge was all the information we were able to learn from. From all the videos we had access to, to the information Annie gave us backing up what she wanted us to do. We weren't just given instructions with no reason why we are doing it.
DO IT! For $20, it is an absolutely AMAZING deal. The knowledge you get both before and during the challenge, the workouts and the communication you get with Annie and the FB group are 100% worth it.
Thank you Annie, for leading the Challenge and putting in all your hard work! :)
"I have worked with 2 other coaches before you. And let's just say you are ONE MILLION times more helpful, educated and organized. I don't really know how to put a price on something that I just feel like everyone NEEDS."
"I have been working with Annie for about 5 months consistently now and it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I am really good about starting a program and never sticking to it. She even worked with me when I injured my knee. She put together progressions to get my knee rehabbed and stronger and functional again. I went from not being able to squat at all in January to being able to max out at 165 pounds at the beginning of April.
"The amount of work you put into designing a specific program just for me, communication with me via Fitbot and text and email and posting in IG - girl you go above and beyond - it's the next best thing to having you right next to me in the gym (which would be awesome!). What you offer with all your programs is hands down the next best thing to hiring a PT in the gym and training with that person directly"
"Thank you for all your help. I probably don't tell you enought but you motivate me a TON plus it's so nice to have my workouts handed to me by someone so educated and caring. You're the best! And I feel strong, so thank you. You are very good at what you do."
"It was great to learn things that are healthy for me to eat and loose weight. I can see the difference in myself and others are noticing too. In fact Charles' teacher told me I look amazing and asked what I eat and how much I work out. Thank you Annie for helping me get onto the path of happiness."
"When I sent you my before pics it was a HUGE wake up call for me. Shoot...I've NEVER had to worry about my weight before. I'm seeing results and feeling really good. I've learned to read labels and love the at home workouts that I can do whenever the girls are cooperating."