Thursday, September 20, 2012

Spice Up Your Workout

Hey Goddesses! You may have noticed we haven't posted in awhile. We've both been busy with work, school, and of course, our workouts. You're probably in the same boat--going through the day-to-day routine. I don't know about you, but the day-to-day thing can kinda get a little boring for me! So when I can, I like to mix it up and have a lil' fun with my fitness.

That's me, on the right!
Recently, I decided to try a fun activity that you don't find in your average gym or dance studio...burlesque! Think feather boa's, gloves, heels, and a lot of hip action and you get the idea. No worries, no clothing was removed, it was all PG! It turned out to be a fun, low-intense workout with the chance to mix and mingle with my friends (without gasping for air).

In the spirit of my recent sexy workout, I decided to share some other sexy & fit options that you can try at home or at a local dance studio.

Of course, this wouldn't be a blog post about sexy workouts with the mention of pole dancing! Believe it or not it's a great calorie burner. You can find pole dancing studios across the world! Living or traveling to Australia? Check out our friends at Pole Fetish (Yup, we have readers in Australia--Cheers, mates!) Shy? Try a DVD at home.

Maybe you can't get into the pole dancing thing. No worries, you can still get your sexy on with a few dance-focused workouts. Try exotic dancing with Flirty Girl Fitness or workout like your a Pussycat Doll!

Sometimes, working out doesn't have to be about getting super sweaty and sore. You can still reap the benefits of physical activity, especially if you mix things up!
Tell us in the comments below: How do you spice up your workout routine? Have you tried any of the workouts mentioned in this post? Tell us about it!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Finding our Namaste

Ladies, it's National Yoga Month, so we have to pay homage to the spiritual and health benefits of the historic practice of yoga. It's a workout that should be an equal priority to cardio and weightlifting, but many of us don't put it on the top of our lists. Why? Perhaps there is a lack of access or focus on the benefits of yoga. With it being "Back to Health" season, now is the time to revisit our thoughts on yoga and how we can incorporate it into our workout regime.

Yoga benefits include:
  • Reduced stress
  • Increased flexibility
  • Proper balance
  • Cleaning our blood of waste material
  • loosen muscles and joints that are ignored in our day-to-day lives
I personally prefer a class called BodyFlow. It's a mix of yoga, pilaties, and tai chi! It's choreographed to nice relaxing music and ends with a few minutes for mediation. It's the perfect way to start a Sunday morning before heading into the work week!

Access to yoga is now easier than ever! You can go to a class at your local gym, buy a DVD, or use your cable programming right in the comfort of your living room.

I challenge each of you to try a Yoga class at least once this month in honor of National Yoga Month. If you already practice yoga, I challenge you to invite a friend to join you to spread the namaste!