Free Slimnastics Yoga Video!

 

Click here for the Slimnastics Power Pose Free 30 Minute Workout Video

If bad weather has you trapped inside and the gym is closed, or you are stressed while traveling and need a no-equipment workout that also soothes your mind, I have a little gift for you: My new free 30 minute Slimnastics Power Pose Yoga Video!

This video focuses on:
• calming, deep breaths and focusing the mind
• a complete warm-up with cat, cows, chairs, spinal extensions, and energizing sun salutations
• a power pose workout that will boost your booty with warriors
• build upper back and arm strength with 8 angle pose, forearm stand, dolphin, down dogs, handstands, and firefly
• work your chest with chaturangas and double triceps push ups
• work your abs with plank variations and boat poses
• strengthen your lower back with locust
• build balance with standing postures like tree, dancer, big toe hold twist, and heel stretches
• .detox with standing and supine twists
• calm your spirit with savasana

In just 30 minutes your mind will get a vacation while your body gets a workout. You’ll get to watch me lead the poses on a Caribbean beach, and flow through the vinyasa workout or pause the video and hold each poses as long as you’d like. This routine includes many of the challenging poses from my Slimnastics book (Amazon). And it’s free!

Namaste – Nikki

Burn 200 Calories in 2.5 Minutes!


By Nicole “NikkiFitness” Glor for Shape Magazine

If working out for 45 to 60 minutes a day takes too much time, cut back your gym session to less than three minutes—but be ready to sweat—a ton!

According to a new research from scientists at Colorado State University and the University of Colorado, two and a half minutes of intense exercise performed in 30-second intervals can burn an extra 200 calories by the end of the day.

In the study, men performed a half-minute sprint on a bike, then recovered with four minutes of easy pedaling and repeated this for a total of five times. The thing is, they really pushed it during those 30 seconds.

“The men in our study sprinted at 100 percent of their ability for each of the sprints,” says lead researcher Kyle Sevits. “This is why a four-minute active recovery was needed between each sprint.”

While the men performed all five sprints and recoveries in a row for a total of about 30 minutes, Sevits says men and women may see similar results by performing five 30-second sprints over the course of the day. He also says a bike isn’t the only way to go—any extremely intense exercise, such as running uphill on a treadmill or plyometrics like jumping lunges or burpees, would also work.

To be sure you’re giving your absolute max effort, Sevits recommends working with a personal trainer so you have someone there to make you take your effort to the highest level possible.

Sound too extreme? Try these other interval workouts:
Bob Harper’s 30-Minute Bikini Body Cardio Workout
3 Short Workouts for Weight Loss
Tabata: The 4-Minute Fat-Burning Workout

Nicole Glor is a fitness expert on Fox & Friends, author, and star of eight fitness DVDs, including Hard Core Abs. She is also an AFAA-certified NYC personal trainer, group instructor at Crunch in Manhattan, 200 RYT YogaFit/Yoga Alliance trained yoga instructor, author of the new book The SLIMNASTICS Workout, fitness columnist for Shape.com and Military.com, and spokesperson for SilverSport antibacterial fitness products. Get her newsletters, music playlists, video demos, and DVDs at www.nikkifitness.com or follow her on twitter @NikkiFitness.