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  • HIIT Workouts for the WIN

    You may be wondering “What in world is HIIT?” I asked the same exact question two years ago before I was introduced to Scottsdale BODI. HIIT stands for high-intensity interval training and this type of exercise has changed my view on what an effective workout looks like. Growing up I thought spending hours in the gym and putting my body through excessive amounts of cardio was the only way to achieve my dream body. Clearly that never worked. My body was always fatigued, burnt out and I never saw any results. Although cardio is important to burn calories, the long-term benefit comes from incorporating weight-training and cardio together to effectively get the most out of every workout. The beauty of HIIT is you get the best of both worlds and it can be accomplished within a 15-30 minute workout.

    HIIT workouts are created with intense

    Aug 20, 2018
  • The Lazy Girls Guide To Healthy Living

    Okay okay... so I don’t think there is anyone who would consider me lazy. But I do like to be efficient AF and sometimes it feels lazy because it is so simple! Let me explain...

    Eating healthy is always a priority for me, but sometimes life just makes that hard! I have been living in a friend's casita for the last month while I wait for my new place to be ready. Because of this, I am off my game and my routine is all over the place. I don’t have my regular meals, I don’t have a full kitchen to cook (not like I cooked anyways, but still) and it is throwing me off. I feel like I am living in transit and feel all over the place. I always try to find the healthy hacks so I figured now is the best time to share them because they are my life survival tips right now!

    Lazy Girl Life Hacks:

    1. -Protein Oatmeal. This is a game changer. Because I
  • Madison
    Jul 29, 2018
  • But First, Coffee

    There is nothing better than waking up in the morning to the comforting smell of a freshly brewed cup of coffee. I’m a firm believer in all good things should be enjoyed in moderation. Coffee is one of those things. Coffee does contain caffeine, but moderate amounts of caffeine can actually have health benefits. A few of these benefits include reducing fatigue, increasing energy levels and mental functioning, increasing metabolism, and improving short-term memory. However, excessive amounts of caffeine may not be the best because it can interfere with sleep and cause your heart to race, but moderate consumption of coffee is not bad. Consumption of coffee usually interferes with fitness results because people order sugary coffee drinks with extra chocolate and whip cream. Although the excess sugar makes the coffee taste delicious, it is

    Jul 11, 2018
  • Workout For The Right Reasons

    Have you ever taken a moment to think about what drives your motivation to exercise? It is so easy to get caught up in the aesthetics of working out. We all want the tight, lifted booty and the washboard abs. We all want the perfect beach bodies for summer so we can feel the most confidence strutting down the beach. How many times have we overworked our bodies in the gym for an upcoming vacation or to look perfect for photos or to drop a pant size? We are all guilty of falling victim to this mindset. I want to be your mirror and help you reflect for a moment on why it is you work out. What drives you?

    Being able to wake up in the morning with air in our lungs and the ability to move our bodies is a gift. It’s a gift that so many of us take for granted. We forget to honor, love, and respect our body. I challenge you to think about these

    Jul 08, 2018
  • If Only Stress Burned Calories…

    We are all too familiar with the nonstop stress of endless to-do lists and hectic schedules on a daily basis. Unfortunately stress is an inevitable part of life, but learning to cope with stressors is the key to happiness. Stress increases hormone levels (cortisol) within the body, which causes the body to go into “fight or flight” survival mode. Not only is this excess cortisol mentally draining, but also causes inflammation in body that can lead to organ damage. Stress impairs sleep, causes weight gain, and decreases energy levels. I’m sure everyone can agree that stubborn weight tends to make an appearance during times of stress. No matter how perfect your diet and exercise routine may be, stress may be hindering your results. Stress also makes us more susceptible to make poor dietary choices including more sugary, fatty, and comfort

    Jun 20, 2018
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