Core Challenge 03.19

We are dialing back on the intensity this month but don’t let that fool you- we are still working our abs in Core Challenge 03.19! Keep reading!

Hey guys sorry it took me so long to get so long to get this post up. If you’ve seen my Instagram stories or even my last post– you know I’m working on a lot right now! There is so much growth and opportunity happening right now- I am so super excited for what all of this means for the future of this blog, this brand and most importantly the community I want to create for you all!

Bra: C9 for Target Leggings: Reebok from Marshalls

Alright, so let’s just jump right in for this month’s core challenge since I am SO late at posting it. This month we are focusing on some basic restorative core moves. While these moves are gentle for your core, you are still are working your abs. If you have a friend who is post-partum and safe to workout out again- share this workout with them! These moves are safe and excellent to help regain muscle memory after pregnancy.

Core Challenge 03.19

For the March challenge I thought it would be fun to record doing the moves for you. Except I forgot how I don’t know what I’m doing with making videos yet so this took me a really long time. I only recorded doing one round; if you follow the video you will need to restart or finish up on your own.

Style in Shape March Core Challenge

As always, if you have any questions about any moves please reach out to me. I’m here to help you be your best #sisFitLife!


Halloween HIIT

Halloween HITT | Style In Shape

No tricks about it- a little halloween HIIT is the workout you need to do before treating tonight! Happy Halloween babes! My kids are so excited for tonight- and I am too! We usually have a few other kiddos over to join us for Beggar’s night. We have chili and cornbread before hitting up our hood. I picked these pumpkin placemats for the dinner table tonight. How cute are they? The little’s and I made a banner to hang up too. Add some apple cider mules and we are all set! I knew my day was going to be packed […]

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Yoga Flow: Core Power

A thirty minute yoga flow that focuses all on that core power! Read on to get the full sequence! I’ve casually dropped here or there that I am now teaching a yoga class at my local YMCA twice a week. I am having so much fun leading my small class through vinyasa style flows. I want to start designing and sharing some yoga for you all too since most of my readers are not local! Funny thing, I gave my first try at recording a flow. Babes, it was terrible! The angle was off and my voice did not carry. […]

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5 Reasons I love the YMCA

After a few free guest passes and one Group Power class my family joined our local YMCA this past summer. The heart of the Y is community and today I have five reasons I love the our local YMCA! As I started to write this post, I realized I probably have more than five reasons I love the YMCA. My top five all stem around a core pillar of any local YMCA- community.  Community is exactly what you feel when you walk through the front doors and walk down the hallways. You feel it when you’re in class or on […]

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Body Loop Sculpt

Resistance loops are fabulous workout equipment to purchase- they are light, not expensive and give a killer sculpting workout!  In Body Loop Sculpt you will work arms, core and lower body. I frequently pack resistance loops when I travel because they are so light! The workout I’m sharing today I did in my hotel room when I was in Germany this past spring. Complete 10 reps of each exercise (on each side when applicable) and repeat each Block before moving onto the next! BLOCK 1: Tricep Dips Chest Fly Standing Side Bend Single Leg Glute Bridge BLOCK 2: Pushups Bent […]

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1st Half Mary + 11 Week Training Plan

Sharing a bit of my running history and the 11 week training plan that took me to the finish line of my first half marathon. HISTORY.. I have always admired runners- since probably high school. I had a friend, Joey, who did cross country and track- I was always amazed how graceful & effortless he made the sport appear. Over the years I would attempt to run- it was always so hard regardless of my desire to run.. never effortless! In 2008 I started to run more as an attempt to lose weight for my wedding. My favorite days were […]

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Lotsa Lunges

Style In Shape | Losta Lunges

Who loves leg day? I know I do! This Lotsa Lunges workout will fire up those legs in no time! I have been pretty minimal on leg strengthening since race training to avoid over use. Right now it is really down to only one day a week when the husband and I meet our friends at the Y to do Group Power on Saturday mornings. Although sometimes I really crave a leg day like I did last week. This leg work out is a lot of lunges. I recommend using a weight that is a comfortable challenge for you. Whatever […]

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Fit Review: Aaptiv

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Read my first fitness program review Fit Review: Aaptiv- the workout app that changed everything about running for me! Hey babes! Happy Friday! I recently took this fun little quiz from Gina from Fitnessista which classified me as match to her “Fitness Freak” Fit Guide. After a chuckle I realized I am the person who loves to try all the things fitness related. I love to take a new class or try a new DVD or the workout in a new magazine. Changing up my workouts and workout programs regularly is a need in my book. I thought it would be fun […]

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October Core Challenge

Style In Shape | Forearm Plank

Join me for the October Core Challenge. Carve out those abs in just 10 minutes a day all month long! Usually at night almost before my husband and I go to bed we get on the ground to do ten minutes of core work. You might have seen me post it’s 10 minute ab time once or twice on my Insta stories. 😉 With the blog relaunch I thought it would be fun to start a monthly core challenge too! 9 core exercises repeated only once for a total of 10 minutes of solid ab work. I’d love for you […]

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No Squat Standing Leg Workout

No Squat Standing Leg Exercise || Style In Shape

We all have days that we are short on time but still need to get something in that resembles a workout. Quick, equipment free and effective. Try this equipment free no squat standing leg workout before you skip your next leg day. Last week when it was super beautiful and warm here- playing outside definetly trumped the entire to do list for the day- including my morning workout. Little man wanted to ride his bike so I kept pace with baby in the jogging stroller. After the 2.5 miles I needed to add a little something more. With the kids […]

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Heart Rate Blocks

Heart Rate Blocks | Style in Shape

Cardio at the gym can be so boring but it does not have to be! My heart rate blocks workout will have you hopping between machines while blasting your metabolism. Four rounds that are just 7 minutes each to get your cardio day done! Recently I have really been interested in figuring out exactly how hard I am actually pushing myself in my workouts. I am very curious about macronutrients. A big part I understand is learning what macros your body needs on a day depends on how much you exert yourself. Sure I can feel I worked out hard […]

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Kettlebell Swing Sets

Quick, efficient, compound. All reasons why I love a good kettlebell workout! Kettlebell swings alone work core, back, shoulders, quads, hamstrings and gluts while blasting metabolism in a single movement. Amazing.  Today I have a kettlebell swing sets workout that is full body routine that I know you’re going to love! I personally love to do kettlebell swings. They make me almost feel like a kid playing. I enjoy them more than squats due to the momentum of the swing. So fun (or at least I think so!) You know I am all about maximum efficiency when it comes to […]

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Thanksgiving Day Parade Workout

It is Thanksgiving week!  The feast we eat this Thursday is my favorite meal of the year. I do not hesitate to indulge in all the potatoes, stuffing and pies- oh and the wine! After all it is a meal only made once a year and I am all about balance. With that being said, Thanksgiving should not be a day to skip out on a workout. Even a small one will make you feel better about wishing you wore elastic waist pants later that day! This year I am going to do this Thanksgiving Day Parade Workout I created in […]

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