HIIT Circuit – Happy Monday Workout!

Here is my Monday challenge: Set a clock for 30 minutes and preform this circuit. Rest for 30-60 seconds and do it again. Do as many rounds as possible within 30 minutes.tree jump If you complete total of 8 sets before time is up – you beat the clock and you are done! If this is you, please share your time with us so we will be motivated for the next time or the next workout. Good luck and have fun!

10 Burpees
10 Squats (preferably with weights)
10 Push ups
20 Bicycle crunches (each leg)
25 Mt climbers (each leg)

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Chocolate doesn’t make us Fat!!

I read an interesting article yesterday and decided to share great news! According to another European research, chocolate does not make us fat. Moreover, it was associated with a lower body fat in teens, who consumed a lot of it. Apparently, chocolate is high in catechins, plant compound that may increase insulin sensitivity, which helps to keep weight down. Still, before you stuff your face, it’s best to limit yourself to one ounce a day.  I personally have a different take on it. Although the article said it’s OK to have a small piece daily, it may also trigger sugar craving. Decide for yourself, especially if you are not a teenager :) 

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Happy Monday

Hello there! I found this great image, and I thought of all of you who need motivation. Happy Monday  :) Motivational-Fitness 2

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Happy Pregnancy Workout ★ Exercises for Pregnant Women :)

It’s very important to exercise during your pregnancy. Healthy Body = Healthy Baby :) In addition, regular workouts will help you not only stay fit during your pregnancy, but also can help you stay strong in a delivery room. Also, physically active women get back in shape postpartum much faster than less active mothers. Talk to your doctor and choose activities right for you.

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Happy Holidays!

Wishing you a joyous Holiday Season and a smashing New Year!!!holiday Santa

Hope all of your dreams come true in 2014.

Just keep wishing and stay fit!!

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All-Over Toning & Jump For Joy Workout ★ Powerful & Fun 10 min. with a Skipping Rope

Got 10 minutes? Or you’re going to use same old, lousy excuses… again!!  I know, summer is over but you still want to look good, right? Get off this chair and do yourself a favor. It’s only 10 minutes! You won’t regret it, and I promise you- you will feel better :)

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Training Karate

Many people have been asking me about videos, in which I will teach karate. Although, one can learn some kicking or punching techniques from videos, I don’t believe you can learn karate. First of all, it’s a form of art – that’s why it’s called martial arts. It has to be cultivated by passion, not by desire to learn fighting. Karate should be not only in your strong body, but also in your mind and your heart- and that takes time and personal development. Now, from a different angle, karate is a perfect example of how one can achieve a big goal in small steps. When I first started my training, I never thought of becoming a black belt. However, every class I attended and every drop of sweat on my body brought me closer towards my next test, and the next promotion and another belt. There are 10 levels and 5 different color belts. I encourage you, and ever single one of you reading this post, to set a big goal for yourself. KarateHowever, instead of saying: I will never get there, set a series of smaller goals – more realistic. Believe me, it works and it will get you there faster than you think.

Here is a picture of my dojo, other students and instructors.

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10 min. Abs SuperShaper ★ Abdominal Training on Ball with Weights- Great exercises for toned stomach

Tone up, sculpt and  get your abs in shape fast on a stability ball! All you need is a weight, a ball and 10 minutes of your time.This workout will help you shape up your muscles and make them more pronounced. If you are not comfortable using weights or the workout will be too hard to perform with resistance, just drop the weights and continue without them- follow easier version described in the beginning of the video.  Remember to eat healthy and do your cardio workouts regularly for better results. Abs, just like other muscles, need time to recover so don’t do this everyday. Twice to three times a week should be enough.

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Best 10 min. Workout ★ Great Results fast – Effective Fitness Exercises to Burn & Tone quickly

I forgot about this workout. This video is one of the best short workouts you’ll ever find! It only about 10 minutes but it can be challenging for some of you. It works your entire body and you should sweat a lot. I was :).  It includes some cardio, abs, legs, chest and more exercises. One of my favorite exercises here are pop squats (focus on your form) – this will really work you butt, thighs and legs! The best part: this is a home workout – no gym and no equipment required! If you still have some time and energy left after this, do something else – like work on your abs for a few more minutes, or chose your favorite workout.

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Cell Phones and Microwave Oven Radiation ★ EMF Meter Experiment

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