New Video! S.A.D. Becomes Sculpt And De-stress Cardio Winter Workout!

With the frigid temps, people are having a hard time getting their resolution workouts in. My  brand new “Slimnastics Winter Workout” video can help!  It’s meant for resolutions and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD becomes Slim And De-stress!). It was shot on the beach in Mexico but all the cardio plyometric moves are winter sports themed. With my cardio workout and Soothing Yoga Stretch afterwards, participants increase feel-good brain chemicals like serotonin and norepinephine and decrease the stress hormone cortisol. On top of it, the cardio plyometrics create endorphins that take the body from sluggish to energized and happy!

You can see a demo here http://www.nikkifitness.com/dvd-SAD.php

Moves include:

-Speed Skater and Figure Skater

-Nordick Track and Ski Jumping Lunges

-Ski Slope Moguls

-Mountain Climbers, standing and planking

-Snowflakes (jack with an X in the air)

-Snowballs (jack tuck)

-Snow angels (burpee variation)

This 30-minute no-equipment cardio workout fights Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) with a warm vacation beach backdrop, snow-related moves, and a cardio high! Plyometric cardio intervals turn S.A.D to Sculpt and De-Stress. Work arms, abs, legs and glutes while melting fat and losing weight.

About the creator: 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

Improve the Move: StairMaster Workouts

Love climbing the stairway to a heavenly butt? Want to go from the couch to Kilimanjaro?

Here’s the deal…The StairMaster is a gym gem. When the resolution gym-goers are clogging up the ellipticals and treadmills, don’t fret, you can get a kick booty workout with this instead!! It’s been the toughest machine in the gym for 30 years and now you can try the at-home smaller version- the SM3 now! It’s great for getting in a quiet cardio workout (rather than pounding on the treadmill) if you have a sleeping child or neighbors nearby.

Whether you are just trying it for the firsts time, or have used it before, here are some ways to improve the move while doing a stair climbing workout:

StairMaster dos and don’ts.

See my Fox & Friends Segment here http://video.foxnews.com/v/3017120870001/the-dos-and-donts-of-using-a-stairmaster-at-home/?playlist_id=930909787001

1. Do intervals (fast and slow) and stay on the cardio for 30 mins or more.

2. Don’t lean on the rails to take weight off your legs. This is bad form, puts you out of allignment, and hunches your shoulders. Jump off the machine and do something else, then get back on when you have recovered for a free minutes.

3. Do intervals even if your legs are not shaking…and hop off every 3-5 minutes to so weights and abs workouts to multitask other body parts. (See my fox segments for suggestions)

4. Don’t do arm weights on the sm3. Not safe. Concentrate on your safe form and not falling off.

5. Do run stairs in your normal life. And do follow @StairMasterSays on twitter for a community of people who love this stairway to a heavenly bod.

The StepMill 3 is priced at $2,999.00 -The machine can be purchased nationwide through StairMaster’s website at http://stairmaster.com/ or via Gym Source at http://www.gymsource.com/.

Improve the Move: Burpees (aka Squat Thrusts)!

If I had to pick just one move as my favorite for all it’s benefits, it would be the burpee. This move, also knows as a squat thrust, works your arms, chest, abs, legs, glutes AND cardio all at once!

In my free demo video for KnowMore.TV, I demo a regular burpee, thenshow you how to IMPROVE THE MOVE, with some advanced modifications to work your obliques, arms and chest even more!

Video: http://knowmore.tv/food-fitness/2-ways-to-supercharge-your-burpee/

Want more move improvements? Check out my line of fitness videos on Amazon or NikkiFitness.com!

Fitness, fit it in! Nikki

 

Improve the Move: Push-ups!

There are so many ways to improve the push-up, it would take me a whole 60-minute training session to show you, or you can check out my book Slimnastics.

For now, pump-up your push-ups by trying these three variations for more ab, glute and back multitasking with your pectoral strengthening go-to move.


My free video demo for KnowMore.TV:  http://knowmore.tv/food-fitness/3-ways-to-makeover-your-push-up-routine/

Fitness – fit it in! Nikki