The NikkiFitness Slimnastics Workout Book Launches in May

30-minute X-treme No-Equipment Routine Combining
Gymnastics, Plyometrics, and Advanced Yoga

By NikkiFitness
DVD Instructor, Former College Cheerleader, NYC Personal Trainer, Boot Camp Class Instructor, Yoga Teacher, Media Fitness Expert

“Work out because you can, and for all those whose bodies cannot. Motivation plus a tough, quick workout that you can do anywhere, is all you need. Fit in your fitness because your body is a gift.”

This is part of the motivation that Nicole Glor, NikkiFitness, provides in The Slimnastics Workout, released in May 2012, just in time for the Summer Olympics and beach bikini workout time!

She began her fitness journey as a Syracuse University Cheerleader, leading team conditioning workouts, and enjoying the benefits of gymnastic routines, cheerleading jumps, and toning while balancing your body weight in pyramids and partner stunting. She soon became a Manhattan-based group fitness instructor, personal trainer, yoga teacher, and star of seven fitness DVDs, fitness writer for and national TV fitness expert.

Through her classes, clients, readers and fans, she found the need for a different fusion workout. Something that had not been done, but that you could take anywhere. Something as challenging as P90X or Insanity, but not as complicated with all the DVDs and equipment. Something as short at the 30-minute express classes she taught at Crunch for busy New Yorkers. Something that will chisel your arms, boost your booty, cut up your core, strengthen and straighten your back, and melt away fat. Something like Slimnastics!

The NikkiFitness “Slimnastics” Workoutis an athletic routine that gets you ripped in a radical new way:

* · A yoga-​​based sun saluting warm-​​up readies the body but keep your sneakers on- you are going to need them!
* · Slim and tone your legs while melting away fat and cellulite with gymnastic/​cheerleading inspired explosive plyometric cardio drills like toe touches, spring squats, jump tucks, and jumping lunge kicks.
* · Alternate the intense cardio intervals with upper body and core-​​cutting balance moves from gymnastics and yoga with poses like forearm stands, eight angle (astavakrasana), and firefly (titibasana).
* · Finished off in a yoga-​​based stretch and cool down for the mind and body.

In The push-upstics Workout (GT Media; June, 2012; Amazon $35.00), NikkiFitness shares motivation, helps the reader change their life “starting today”, provides shape-up instructions to get you ready for Slimnastics, then shows the Slimnastics routine with step-by-step instructions and photos. From the novice to the extreme athlete, anyone can learn how to change their bodies and have fun without taking a lot of time to do it.
Time is often the key to a fitness routine. Aside from the Slimnastics routine, Nikki uses NikkiFitness tear-out sheets, she shows how to “fit in your fitness” morning, noon, and night; how working out helps at work; how to go from two modified push-ups to 100 full pushups per routines; how one move called “Down and Dirty” amazingly tones every major muscle group and provides a cardio workout; how to cross train; how to learn interval training and plyometrics; how to protect and strengthen your back; and how to “exercise your soul.”

The companion DVD and Vook (video book) The Slimnastics Workout DVD launches in June as well.

Slimnasticsis the workout you love to hate, and will have you loving the new you in no time.

About the Author
NikkiFitness, Nicole Glor, is 34 year-old fitness contributor on Fox and Friends, and the star of 7 fitness DVDs including new 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. She is also an AFAA certified NYC personal trainer, group fitness instructor at Crunch in Manhattan, a 200 RYT YogaFit/Yoga Alliance trained yoga instructor, author of the upcoming book “Slimnastics”, a fitness columnist for and a spokesperson for SilverSport antibacterial fitness products. Her “Slimnastics” workouts focus on multitasking toning and cardio intervals to cut workout time in half and boost metabolism. Get her newsletters, music playlists, video demos and DVDs at Search for “NikkiFitness” on Facebook and Twitter!

Training for a Mud Run!

If the thought of jogging a 5K bores you, there is a new race in town with Military flavor, if you like the taste of mud!

The Merrell National Mud Run Series sponsored by Subaru has recruited fans across the country who don’t mind mixing a little dirt with their sweat.

These 5-​​10K off-​​road courses hit you with “Military-​​style obstacles, commanding cargo climbs, wild water crossings, mud, mud and more mud!”

A personal training client of mine, Lauren (pictured here), decided to do one of these races after we worked together for over a year. She perfected cardio and core training with 4 mile runs, sprinting intervals and hills, crunches, planks, stability ball abdominal work, and roman chair lifts. She build upper-​​body muscles with 100+ push-​​ups a session, pull-​​ups, dead lifts, biceps curls, triceps presses, and combined them with multitasking toning moves like lunges, and squats.

Probably just as important were the Booty Camp plyometric cardio intervals we did. Jumping from high to low in creative, multi-​​plane moves like burpees, mountain climbers, jumping lunges, high-​​knee jump rope, moguls, and floor to ceiling kickboxing drills set her up for taking on the “mountains of hay bales, the mud puddles, ladder walls, slippery mountain, cargo net climb, low crawls, tunnels, and Marine hurdles.”

We even worked on my new favorite move called “Down and Dirty,” which she named, and I will debut in my next blog post (you’ll love it, hits all major muscle groups in on combo plyometric cardio drill without equipment).

“By the time I was half-​​way done, my soaked leggings were dragging me down,” Lauren explained, “but when my new upper body strength pulled me over the slippery mountain when other women were struggling, I knew I could make it, even when I had to dunk my head under mud!”

You’d expect this New York City, high-​​heeled, suit-​​wearing TV executive would only get muddy in a spa treatment. Instead, she opted for a little thrill and fitness, and maybe some dirt in her teeth. She finished 29th out of 195 competitors in her age group of 35–40!

The next two Mud Runs are in Atlanta and Sacramento if you want to get a taste. For more information on Merrell Mud Runs, click here.