Office Workout Moves (Sitting is the new smoking)

Ever wonder how bad sitting behind a desk all day is for you? Maybe you used to be in the field and now think that your 30 minutes at the gym is enough to combat 8 hours behind a desk? Studies show that you are better off working out at the office several times a day than sitting and then hitting the gym!

Do my suggested office workout several times a day and you will fight that sitting disease.

– At the top of the hour: do chair squats

– Every bottom of the hour, do desk push-​​ups

– For every bathroom break do triceps chair dips

– Each conference call do biceps curls with a band

– When you arrive for work, leave for lunch breaks, come back from lunch and before you leave at the end of the day, do bent over revere flies with the band for your upper back.

Check out these moves in my segment from Fox & Friends, and even see a bonus move for the booty that you can do any time.

Watch video: http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-friends/index.html#http://video.foxnews.com/v/2285480091001/tips-to-stay-fit-while-at-work/?playlist_id=86912

Fitness – fit it in! Nikki

To Bar or not to Bar: “Nutritional” bars put to the test.

Nutrition bars are increasingly popular. but you may need to take a closer look at the labels. You might be consuming more sugar and calories then you would from a candy bar,  you might be surprised to see what else is in them! Check out my Fox & Friends First segment for what to look for if you are supplementing your diet with these bars.

Watch the video:  http://video.foxnews.com/v/2228595783001/some-nutrition-bars-worse-than-candy/?playlist_id=1484128321001

My advice, skip the bar for real, non-processed food like hard boiled eggs, apples, milk, yogurt and almonds. The only bar I lift is a barbell.

Fitness – fit it in, Nikki

NikkiFitness, Nicole Glor, is 35-year-old fitness expert, author of The Slimnastics Workout, and the star of 8 fitness DVDs including Hard Core Abs DVD, Fit Travel Workout DVD, Booty Camp, Red Carpet Runway Workout, Military Wife Workout, Baby Bootie Camp, and the Beach Bride Destination Wedding Workout (Amazon). Nikki’s workouts have been featured in over 100 national media outlets including the New York Times, Fox & Friends, GMA Health, Shape, Self, Fitness, and Women’s Health, and she appears weekly on national TV. She is also an AFAA certified NYC personal trainer, group fitness instructor at Crunch in Manhattan, and a 200hr RYT YogaFit/Yoga Alliance trained yoga instructor. Her “Slimnastics” workouts focus on multitasking toning and plyomentric cardio intervals (HIIT- High Intensity Interval Training) to cut workout time in half and boost metabolism. Get her newsletters, music playlists, video demos and DVDs at www.nikkifitness.com Search for “NikkiFitness” on Facebook and Twitter!

Transitioning from Winter to Spring Workouts


Warmer weather is here, and if you’ve been hiding inside the gym on machines all winter, here are some ways to get outside without crashing your workout. 

 

1)Treadmill to Running Outside: When you run keep the incline at 3 on the treadmill to simulate outdoor track where the ground doesn’t automatically move away from your feet. Add hills and inclines to 10 height for about 60 seconds, then back down to 3. If you like doing intervals on your treadmill, you can buy a timer. I like GymBoss.com. Its smaller than a beeper and made for fitness interval timing.

 

 2)Spin to Biking: Make sure you do those “hills” in spin class or if you do stationary bike alone, be sure to add hills where you have to stand up on your pedals. Outfit yourself in reflective, warm and breathable clothing. Like to read a magazine or book on the bike? Try MacMillan Audiobooks. They have a “Listen while you work out campaign” where the books like Family Pictures have timed chapter tracks so you can figure out how many calories you burn per chapter! 

 

3)Fitness DVDs and Gym Classes to Outdoor Obstacle Course – take your workout to a park or playground where you can do push ups, triceps dips and hop up lunges on the seat. Do pull-ups on the playground jungle gym, and use the slide and swing for ab work. Follow me on twitter where I put up a link to a playground workout. You can do jogging intervals between sets. Also check out my video on GMA Health. 

 

4)Swimming: Grab the SPF for summer and maybe a wet suit for chilly spring days if you are hitting an outdoor pool or pond for laps. Visit Waterkeeper.org for cute bracelets that remind you to take care of the environment while working out in it. The $50 dollar donation gets you a bracelet worn by lots of celebrities on the skiing festival circuit this winter. Perfect spring look in time for Earth Day on April 22! 

 

5) Clothes – Brighten up and hide imperfections. Outdoor workouts mean more people will see you, so you want to look fashionable. For example the top I have on is from a company called “Skinny Tees” they are super bright, so drivers and other people can see you well for safety, and they also have a shapewear effect to suck you in while you are trying to lose those love handles. 

 

Fitness – fit it in, and get out this spring!! – Nikki