Wednesday Workout: Booty Burner #2

Hi there! Remember the last booty burner that I posted? That was fun, right?! Well, I’ve got another one for you today. This time, rather than doing regular squats and lunges, you’ll be doing plié squats and curtsy lunges, which just happen to be 2 of my favorite leg exercises.

Make sure you do a quick warm up before you do this. It’s a great addition to a legs day at the gym because it will give you that extra burn before you call it quits!

Booty Burner #2

UPDATED TO ADD: Make sure you do this twice through so that you curtsy back on both legs. I usually do this on the right halfway through my kickboxing class and then on the left at the end of class. Sorry! I should have made that more clear when I was writing it up!

To help explain the process, here’s a video! Sorry about the end… I fumbled my words!

Questions for you: What is your favorite leg exercise? Do you prefer curtsy lunges or regular lunges? Plie squats or regular squats?

Wednesday Workout: Booty Burner (including a video!)

Well hello there, B2B readers! I have a fun workout for you today. As I mentioned on Monday, I included a booty burner workout into a few of my classes last week, per a member’s request 😉 This is a great, quick lower body workout that will surely leave your glutes burning (and maybe even screaming a little??). I challenge you to do this 3 times between now and next Wednesday; it only takes a few minutes each side, so you can easily do it right when you wake up, before bed, or at the end of your workout at the gym. There are really no excuses! If you do it, let me know! Use #B2Bbootyburner on Twitter or Instagram.

Booty Burner

Also, since a bunch of you liked my burpee videos I posted a few weeks back, I thought it would be fun and beneficial to do a quick demo video for this workout. What do you guys think? Videos- yay or nay? I think they are fun, but want to make sure you like them, otherwise I won’t do them 🙂

So, there you go! Remember, if you try this, let me know through comments, twitter or instagram (#B2Bbootyburner). And! Try to do this 3 times within the next week- I promise I will 🙂

Questions for you: Do you like these short, demo videos? What would you like to see more of in my Wednesday workout posts? Shorter workouts, no equipment workouts, running workouts, demos of favorite moves? I want to hear from you!

Weekly Workouts: Lots of Booty Burner Workouts!

Happy Monday, friends! How was your weekend? I was totally lovin’ the weather- how perfect was it?! I went apple picking with some of my college girlfriends and we had a blast, but I’ll catch you up on that tomorrow 🙂

Last week, even though I had planned to take it easy on Monday or Tuesday if I needed to, I realized that I was feeling refreshed and ready to be active. So, active I was, but always being mindful and listening to my body. With a that said, a few workouts left me sore, in particular, my booty and my abs… 2 areas that I love being sore after a workout! Athena said I should post my “Booty Burner” workout, so I think I’ll do that for you Wednesday!

This week’s workouts are going to be a little “TBD” for the later half of the week since I’m going to Michigan with my parents, but I’m hoping to come up with a few hotel room workouts that I’ll be able to share with you!

Last Week’s Workouts

  • Monday- After my tour of Eastie last weekend, I was itching to run to Piers Park and use the little outdoor gym area that they have. It was a nice, cool, fall night so it was great weather to run and I got to “play” in the gym which was an added bonus! Let me tell you, my abs were SO SORE for a few days after some decline leg lifts and sit ups. WOW. loved it! This gym area is a really neat resource to have for the public. They offer different level, 4 move strength and stretching workouts using all sorts of different pieces of equipment.

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  • Tuesday- I got the schedule mixed up for the East Boston YMCA and Pilates was actually on Tuesday, not Monday, so I hit up the 6:15pm class Tuesday after work. It was very slow-paced, but it was nice to stretch and work my incredibly sore core. The class incorporated weights and I was able to take some of the moves into my classes- win, win!
  • Wednesday- I went for a really hot 2.5 mile jog before teaching UXF Burn. Lots of members told me how sore they were on Thursday from the class, so I guess it was a good one!

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  • Thursday- I taught this workout followed by cardio kickboxing. A member asked me to include my “Booty Burner” since skinny jean weather is coming up, so I was more than happy to oblige 😉
  • Friday- I’ve decided that I don’t like to go to the gym on Fridays, so, I did 10 rounds of this work from home workout which was plentyyyy. 10 rounds ends up being 100 reps of each, which is a lot!
  • Saturday- I taught the same kickboxing routine, including the Booty Burner, from Thursday at the YMCA. I also had time to squeeze in abs at the end!
  • Sunday- I planned on going to BodyPump, but I realize I was a little sore so it wouldn’t make sense to go to a muscle class. Also, once I walked outside and saw how nice it was, I knew I wanted to go for a walk or run. I ended up running 4 miles (no idea where that came from), and felt great! I wore my older running sneakers and they felt so big and bulky and I felt like I was stomping around! I guess I’ve just become accustomed to running in the more “minimalist” style of sneaker.

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This Week’s Workouts

  • Monday-Since I didn’t do weights yesterday and did lots of cardio, I’m going to go to the gym after work and do just strength and maybe this ab burner that Athena posted yesterday.
  • Tuesday- I have after work drinks with my team at work and then dinner at Jessi’s, so I’ll get up and run before work.
  • Wednesday- I am subbing Kate’s 5:30 Sports Conditioning class before teaching my UXF Burn class. Since I won’t be teaching on Thursday, I figured I’d pick up an extra class!
  • Thursday- I’m going to get up and do something before my parents pick me up. Or, maybe not. I feel like I’ll want to workout before being in the car for 8+ hours, but I may also need a break! If I do anything, it will be light (maybe yoga).
  • Friday- Not sure. I think we are getting on the road early to make the last leg of the trip, so if I haven’t slept well, I won’t get up to workout.
  • Saturday- Hopefully my sister will want to workout with me in the morning, and then hopefully lots of dancing at the wedding!
  • Sunday- Likely nothing. I have a 12:30pm flight and will probably be ready for rest.

So, there you have it! I hope you all have a great week!

Questions for you: What’s a good Pilates studio to try out? Are you interested in seeing “Booty Burner” workouts now that skinny jean season is coming up? Does weather influence your workout?