The NikkiFitness Sneaky Office Workout

Want to get off your backside at the office, get the blood flowing and sneak in a full workout before you leave? Repeat my 5 min routine at the top of each hour and by the time the clock strikes 5, you’ll have 35 minutes of blood-flowing, sliming, toning, energizing exercises checked off your list!

You’ll target glutes, quads, chest, shoulders, triceps, biceps, upper back and more!

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Watch the free, quick video at KnowMore.TV here: http://bcove.me/6c1ekwsq

 

 

Treadmill Tricks!

Sometimes winter is just too cold to workout outside, so instead of skipping it, sweat in the warmth- inside on the treadmill!

Too boring, you say? I have the antidode: action on the machine. Print out this running map, and follow along. The bonus: changing it up makes the time fly and the calories fly away!

Minutes 1–3 (Warm up) Walk at 1.5 incline and speed of 3.5

Minutes 3–6 (Steady state) Jog at same incline at speed of 6.

Minutes 6–15 (Intervals!) Run one minute at 7.5 fast interval, one minute at 5.5 recovery interval. Repeat four times. Recover on the last minute before going uphill….

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Minutes 15–21 Toning! (Walking uphill forward(works glutes and calves, backward works quads.) Set uphill incline at 15 (as high as it goes) and speed at 3mph. Walk forward for 2 minutes. THEN….If you are coordinated and feel strong enough to try this (I take no responsibility for tripping) keep the same incline, as high as it goes, and LOWER speed to 2mph. Turn around while steadying yourself on the handles. Walk uphill backwards and pick your feet up high to avoid tripping. It will feel faster than the speed reads so I encourage starting at a low speed and increasing it only if you want more of a challenge). Do this for 2 minutes (or 100 steps, don’t turn your neck around to look at treadmill clock, you culd loe your balance.) Turn back around by holding the handles and repeat faster forward uphill walk and slower backwards uphill walk one more time each.

Minutes 21-23 Keep Incline at 15 (all the way uphill) and do a side step hop. Turn to face the right handrail and step with your left foot out. Hop and bring your right foot close to your left food to land. Quickly step your left foot uphill again. It will look like you are skipping sideways uphill. Do one minute facing the right handle and one minute facing the left handle. (If you skipped walking uphill backwards in the last section, you can do this more times.) This side skip works the inner and outer thighs!

Minutes 23-27 Lower the incline to 1.5 (where you started) and walk with a wide stance – to work the inner thighs – for 2 minutes. Then walk for 2 minutes like a supermodel (!) and cross your feet slightly as you step. This works the outer thighs.

Minutes 27–30 lower speed to 2.5 and cool down. Follow with a stretch of your calves, quads, hamstrings glutes and hip flexors (there is a free 5 minute stretch video at www​.YouTube​.com/​N​i​k​k​i​F​i​t​n​ess).

 

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***Still not tired? Before your stretch, Turn the machine OFF and do the DEAD SLED by holding the front handles and pushing the floor away with your legs! (photo here). You’ll really rev those leg muscles, work the core and get out of breath fast with this interval you can repeat until those muscles are “dead.”***

Do this 30 minute multitasking machine workout twice a week along with my Booty Camp DVD (works arms and abs along with buns and thighs in every single move, available at www​.nikkifitness​.com) on alternate days, and you’ll get cardio, intervals and toning for your summer shape!

 

Fitness, fit it in! – Nikki

Summer Bodies are Made in the Winter

Have you ever thought about taking a “vacation” from working out over the winter? Well, you shouldn’t, because beach bodies are MADE in the winter!

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I have a great routine that combines cardio, and muscle work, so you can get a great beach body in BOOTY CAMP. Visit the Booty Camp DVD page of my site for the full workout, or see a sample in this free demo I did for KnowMore.TV

 

Cardio sulpting moves here include the Spider Man for your bun and outer thighs with a cardio bonus burn, the 6-part pile, for inner thighs, quads, glutes, biceps and shoulders, and a walk-out plank jump for arms, chest, abs and legs, butt. You heart rate gets up in all these moves to slim away the fat over the muscle we’re toning!

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Watch the video herehttp://bcove.me/xluz3azo

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Fitness – fit it in this winter! Nikki

BIO

Nicole Glor is the founder and president of NikkiFItness. She is a 36-year-old fitness expert, author of The Slimnastics Workout, a freelance fitness writer, and the star of 9 fitness DVDs including the new 2013 Seasonal Affective Disorder Workout video, 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 “Slimnastics” exercises 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. Her “Improve the Move” workouts focus on multitasking toning and plyomentric cardio intervals (HIIT- High Intensity Interval Training) to cut workout time in half and boost metabolism. Nikki is an AFAA certified NYC personal trainer, group fitness instructor at Crunch in Manhattan, and a 200hr RYT YogaFit/Yoga Alliance trained yoga instructor. Nikki got her start in fitness as a Syracuse University Cheerleader, where she graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the prestigious Newhouse School.  Search for “NikkiFitness” on Facebook and Twitter, to get the free #movesoftheday and #mantrasoftheday. Her music playlists, video demos and DVDs can be found at  www.nikkifitness.com “NikkiFitness” on Facebook and Twitter, to get the free #movesoftheday and #mantrasoftheday. Her music playlists, video demos and DVDs can be found at  www.nikkifitness.com

Red Carpet Workout: Oscar-​​worthy Arms Succeed with Failure on the Last Rep

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Oscar time means body critiques of red carpet stars. Many people now start to focus on their fitness routines geared to their own red carpet moments, a big birthday or wedding perhaps? To get inspiration from these Oscar bodies and a start on your big event, I put together some moves where you test your arm muscles to the extreme, doing three back-​​to-​​back sets for each muscle group — going from heavy, to medium, to light weights. This is one time when FAILURE is a good thing! You want to work with weights and reps that leave you thinking you just can’t do one more.

Here are two free demos of Red Carpet Workouts I did for KTTV in LA and KnowMore​.TV based on my Slimnastics line of fitness DVDs (www​.nikkifitness​.com)

Try these moves and make your muscle shake, so you will be sure and steady for your big moment!

Fitness — fit it in! Nikki


Nicole Glor is the founder and president of NikkiFItness. She is a 36-year-old fitness expert, author of The Slimnastics Workout, a freelance fitness writer, and the star of 9 fitness DVDs including the new 2013 Seasonal Affective Disorder Workout video, 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 “Slimnastics” exercises 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. Her “Improve the Move” workouts focus on multitasking toning and plyomentric cardio intervals (HIIT- High Intensity Interval Training) to cut workout time in half and boost metabolism. Nikki is an AFAA certified NYC personal trainer, group fitness instructor at Crunch in Manhattan, and a 200hr RYT YogaFit/Yoga Alliance trained yoga instructor. Nikki got her start in fitness as a Syracuse University Cheerleader, where she graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the prestigious Newhouse School.  Search for “NikkiFitness” on Facebook and Twitter, to get the free #movesoftheday and #mantrasoftheday. Her music playlists, video demos and DVDs can be found at  
www.nikkifitness.com