Getting back into fitness or maintaining your drive during the changing seasons can be as easy as offering up some helpful ‘finds’ to get you motivated along the way.
GalTime fitness expert, Nikki Glor, offers us some of her favorite “Fall Finds” which keep her going.
Sweet Treat in Fall Colors That Won’t Break The Workout
Welch’s® Fruit Snacks (1.75 oz pouch is $.89)
Sometimes you just need that little taste of sweetness after a meal. Welch’s has created delicious little snacks in 10 assorted varieties of berry and grape gummies that curb your craving without the guilt. Every snack pack is made with real fruit and fruit juices, is fat free, gluten free, and contains no preservatives. They have 35 percent less sugar than other similar fruit snacks, contain 100% of the recommended daily value of Vitamin C and 25% of Vitamins A and E. I prefer the convenient new 1.75 oz Single Serve pouch (only 80 calories) which I sometimes share with my toddler when he is good. This way we both avoid the cookies and ice cream calling us from the kitchen!
Rock the Yoga Mat and Running Trail in Orange, Red and Green
The Girls Apparel
I first discovered this company years ago when I bought their adorable Yoga socks with cute poses on them. Now i wear their workout pants when I have to be in front of class teaching “Read Attitude” or “Booty Camp” classes in NYC. They boost your booty. The Girls Apparel have the most fashionable socks leggings and other workout clothing around, but don’t just take my word for it. Katherine Heigl, Amy Adams, Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz, Reese Witherspoon, Katie Holmes, Nikki Reed and many others are flocking to The Girls Apparel brand. Their super-comfy clothes are constructed with the highest quality yarns and just the right formula of nylon and spandex. After decades of producing women’s clothing and studying precisely where women want more support, The Girls™ developed the Blu-Tec Control System™ to slim, shape and contour the body in just the right places. Found only in The Girls™ Tummy Control styles, this special power mesh system is discreetly placed inside the clothing invisible to the rest of the world so only you know it is there. The best part is all the apparel is under $40 and available at major retailers such as Target, Sears and online! Every time I leave a sweat session at the gym or on a run, feeling dirty and in need of a shower, someone stops me for a compliment! Not to comment on my gross hair, but to ask where I got my orange tie-dyed leggings. It makes your endorphin workout high feel even better!
Tees by Tina
Unable to find the perfect tees to take her from working out to work, Tina, a certified Pilates Instructor and fashionista, came up with the idea for her seamless apparel collection. Made with seamless yarn that has a high level of stretch and recovery capabilities, the line always retains it shape, no matter what your size. Tees by Tina has attracted an impressive celebrity following with their affordably priced collection ($17-$110) including Stacy Keibler, Molly Sims and Maria Menounos. Don’t let the name fool you–they have much more than Tees. Aside from offering my favorite orange yoga leggings, their workout tank tops are so chic and comfy you’ll never want to take them off!I have worn the red and green ones already this month, and the black tank goes straight from under my suit jacket at the office into the yoga room or treadmill!
Motivate to Melt Fat and Work Out Longer
(MacMillan Audiobooks $20-30 dollars each)
I love an upbeat music playlist probably even more than the next person, but certain audiobooks make me put Madonna and Maroon 5 on hold.
The nonstop twists and turns in Hank Phillipi Ryan’s THE OTHER WOMAN will have listeners pushing through their workouts to find out how the action-packed mystery unfolds. The narrator, Ilyana Kadushin, keeps the pacing tight and the suspense level high, while Ryan’s leading lady represents a new breed of tough, fearless, shrewd problem solvers who will inspire anyone to be the absolute best that they can be. You’ll soon find that your normal 3 mile jog has turned into an effortless 6 mile calorie-torching run, and you’ll want to hit the bike before bed to get to the next chapter. Other titles on my list for fall jogs in the park: Father Night by Eric Van Lustbader, Killing Kennedy by Bill O’Reilly, Rogue by Mark Sullivan, and Tier One Wild by Dalton Fury.
NikkiFitness, Nicole Glor, is 35-year-old fitness expert on Fox & Friends, 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. 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 new book “SLIMNASTICS”, a fitness columnist for Military.com 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 www.nikkifitness.com Search for “NikkiFitness” on Facebook and Twitter!