New Baby Bootie Camp Segment on THE COUCH WLNY NYC

Still loving my Royal Baby moves that Princess Kate, or regular moms and dads can do with the baby? Don’t wait for your tot’s nap to work out. Soothe the baby’s crying and slim/sculpt your body with my DVD in 15 minute sessions throughout the day!

Check out a free sample here in my recent THE COUCH segment in NYC!

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=9145264
Fitness - fit it in! Nikki

Work Out That Royal Baby Bootie

The Royal Baby is arrived today, and it’s a boy! By Labor Day, Princess Kate will probably cleared to work out and enjoy a more active life with the tiny tot.

Whether you are expecting, or recently had a baby, here to help you get back in shape are three pre and post-natal workout articles and TV segments I did recently: on Live! with Kelly and Michael, KnowMore.TV, and for Fit Bottomed Mamas.

These all show the moves I did either while pregnant, or after my little personal trainer was born. Once I had a baby, I didn’t want to squeeze my workouts into the few minutes my baby was napping, so I created a workout video WITH my baby, that YOU can do in 15 minute increments throughout the day with yours. WIth my NikkiFitness Baby Bootie Camp video, you can save his or her nap-time for your naps, showers, cleaning the house, or relaxing and watching coverage of the Royals.

The best part… babies love the lunges, squats, patty cake crunches and baby-biceps curls! If the little one is crying, these moves help soothe him or her while mom or dad slims and sculpts. Fitness while pregnant and post-baby makes for a happy mom, dad and family!

Links:

My Baby Bootie Camp DVD and downloads

www.nikkifitness.com

 

Live! with Kelly and Michael

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P7o0PKa0SE&feature=youtu.be

 

KnowMore.TV Short  Post-baby Video Demo

www.knowmore.tv/food-fitness/weight-loss/baby-bootie-workout-moves

 

Prenatal workout with Fit Bottomed Mamas

http://fitbottomedmamas.com/2013/04/a-royal-pregnancy-workout-fit-for-a-princess/ 

 

 

BIO
Nicole Glor is the founder and president of NikkiFItness. She is a 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, The Slimnastics DVD, 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, Live! With Kelly and Michael, Fox & Friends, GMA Health, Shape, Self, Fitness, and Women’s Health. 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. Search for “NikkiFitness” on Facebook and Twitter, and get the free newsletters, music playlists, video demos and DVDs at www.nikkifitness.com

 

4 Thigh-Trimming Booty Camp Moves

tone glutesIf you’re behind on working your backside and afraid you’re going to jiggle down the beach this summer, it’s time to stop making excuses and start getting your butt in gear!

I teach a Rear Attitude class at Crunch in Manhattan, and my Booty Camp DVD is my most popular. You might say that I’m a booty specialist, and I’ve discovered that the key to toning that tush is cardio mixed with muscle toning (plyometrics). Here are 4 moves that’ll trim your inner and outer thighs and give your booty a boost.

Jumping Lunge

jumping lungeStart with your feet together and hands on your hips. Jump up and land in a right lunge with your knee directly over the ankle and left leg behind. Jump again and switch legs so you can land in a left lunge with the left knee directly over the ankle. That makes one rep. Do 15 total per set.

Jumping Plié

plie clap downDo 20 jumping jacks. On the final one, land in a squat position with toes and knees pointing out to the side. Make sure your knees are over your ankles in a plié. Hop up and bring feet and knees together to land in a closed squat like you are sitting in a char. That makes one rep. Jump back into the plié squat and repeat for 15 reps.

Plyo Power

plyo power

Stand straight up with your feet together and hands raised, making fists and blocking your face. Kick your right foot forward, leading with the knee and finishing with a flexed foot. Lower your right leg to the floor and step the left leg back into a wide lunge. Keep your right hand on your right leg and touch the floor with your left hand. Hop back to start. Do 15 on the right, and then do 15 jumping jacks. Repeat 15 on the left side.

Cardio Side Kick Plié

Cardio Side Kick PlieThis is the mother of all booty camp moves because it works your inner thighs, outer thighs, and glutes.

Stance: For a left side-kick, put your weight on your right leg with the knee and toe pointing out to the side at forty-five degrees.

Chamber: Think of the kick in four counts. Count one is hinging at the hip and dropping your right shoulder to the right, kicking the core into action while bending your left leg and bringing the left knee toward your navel.

Impact: This is count two. The common mistake is to kick to the side with your toe pointing to the sky. To correct this, flex the foot and straighten the left leg and impact with your heel diagonally up and toe diagonally down. Think of it like this, if you’re inside a room, your heel should aim for the corner where the back wall and the ceiling meet. Your toe should point to where the floor and front wall meet on the other side of the room. Another way to visualize this is that your front hip bone or ‘front pocket’ of your kicking leg should turn down toward the floor and your ‘back pocket’ should be rotated up to the ceiling. Look at your foot with each kick to ensure appropriate form. As you kick, drop your opposite shoulder toward the floor and your obliques will work to get the kick up in the air.

Retract: For count three, quickly retract the knee back towards the core and place foot back to the floor for count four.

Trainer’s Tip: Adjust your target height. If you find it difficult to align your kick properly, instead of aiming for your opponent’s head, aim for the stomach or knee. Master the foot alignment first, then work on the height. Even with a kick aimed at the (imaginary) opponent’s knee, you are challenging your core and backside.

Repeat these four moves in three sets for a great cardio burn and booty boost. Tone your bum and then some!

 

 

 

Three Moves for Great Triceps

Whether you are trying to get rid of un-​​tonned “bat wings” or just looking or well-​​rounded multitasking exercises to tone arms, abs and legs, try these three workouts that take the traditional French Press, Triceps Kick-​​back, and Push-​​up to a whole new level. I created a free quick video for KnowMore​.TV but you can get the 30 minute workout in my Booty Camp DVD.

You’ll see challenging Triceps Push-​​ups, my “Wings, Thighs and a Six Pack” move and Skull Crushes for arms and glutes. Add 20 reps of these moves in 3 sets to your summer fitness routine and you won’t be sorry.

Remember…“I wish I didn’t work out today” said no one ever!