Everyday Fitness

Here at MBP, we're all making resolutions to be active, and to promote good health for our families. So, we're eating right, and exercising when we're able to. Steph has taken up running/jogging, Jess enjoys the treadmill and exercising with her dog, and Ondria enjoys Yoga, Pilates and walking. We love being active with our husbands, kiddos and pets, and encourage our readers to do 20 minutes of daily exercise, drink plenty of water and consume at least 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day (1/2 cup = 1 serving). We're eager to share our frustrations, and triumphs with you, and would love your tips, tricks and daily encouragement.

Ondria's Picks: Yoga and Pilates

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*Even a few mnutes of daily yoga can really work your muscles, help keep you centered, and help you relax.

Cosmic Yoga for Kids Ages 3+



'B loves to crash my yoga and pilates sessions at home, and is constantly asking if he can pull out a mat and join me. I am excited about his enthusiasm for exercise, and definitely want to encourage that. I looked for a series on Kids Yoga, and found Cosmic Yoga, which contains basic yoga postures, but combines it with storytelling. As the instructor tells the story, she asks the children to join in by acting out the story with her- through a series of yoga moves/poses. It is so much fun, it's very silly, and it's an enjoyable way for parents to exercise and practice yoga with even the littlest yogis!' -Ondria

Want to start a Pilates routine? Try this awesome 30 minute beginners workout by Elizabeth Wilson of Perth Pilates Studio.


*If you're just starting out with Pilates, try it 2x a week. I like following this workout, because it really works- I mean I see results almost immediately after following this workout. I do Pilates 3-4 times a week, and mix in cardio/yoga on the other days.

Vanessa's Pick: Aerobics

'My favorite is Shazzy Fitness. I did the review a while back and I love using the "In the Beginning" DVD when I'm working out. I personally like aerobic exercise, something that keeps me moving and keeps my heart rate up. I found that the Shazzy DVDs were the most fun for me, not to mention I love the music! While I'm still at the beginner level, due to a lack of coordination, I am looking forward to the day that I am able to keep up with the intermediate level.' -Vanessa



Brittany's Pick: Cardio

'While I don't own a Bellicon, I do own an Urban Rebounder and can easily do the same workouts that are used for the Bellicon on my Rebounder. I enjoy the low impact of bouncing and the high intesity of the cardio. I feel like a kid when I'm bouncing on my rebounder and don't even feel like I'm exercising, it's a lot of fun! With this beginner workout, Faith does a great job mixing cardio with abs, to give you that total body workout feeling. This is a great video if you've been thinking about giving a bellicon or rebounder a try. Just an FYI, please watch your feet until you are comfortable, I have misstepped many times, and taken a few tumbles!' -Brittany


Be beautiful. Be fit. Be You!



20 comments:

  1. I used to do Yoga everyday and I really enjoyed it. I'd love to get back into it. I found it very relaxing.

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    1. I enjoy doing yoga a few days a week, Jennifer- just a few minutes of it really centers the mind.

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  2. I think I've gone to a yoga class maybe once or twice and it's NO JOKE! I kinda want to get back into it but I'm intimidated lol

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    1. Lol, Rashida- I have never taken a class for that very reason! I choose to do yoga and pilates at home, where no one can see me!

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  3. my fiance and i do yoga together, and we love it.

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    1. How cool that you two take the time to exercise together!

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    1. I do, too- although some of the positions are difficult for me, as I have a week wrist and have trouble fully supporting my body weight with my right hand.

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  5. i really enjoy yoga. It was very helpful while I was pregnant and its such a great way to get in shape

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    1. Oh, I agree- I loved prenatal yoga! I did pilates while pregnant through the first trimester, and enjoyed that, too.

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  6. I need to start doing yoga again. I miss it.

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    1. I know what you mean- I miss it after I haven't done it for several days!

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  7. Thanks for sharing! I love doing workout videos at home and am always struggling to find new ones.

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    1. Truthfully, eFit30 has a great selection, and you can find them on the free Pilates channel on Roku (if you have Roku). That's what I do! :)

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  8. I have become out of shape due to a disability combined with a long term migraine that has plagues me sinse January. I'm so ready to get moving again!

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  9. Jeanine, you could really do some very gentle yoga- the breathing alone will help tighten your core muscles, and it will help relax you! Light stretching and simple movements can really make a big difference!

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  10. Some great work outs, thanks for the information.

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  11. Never tried Yoga, but this looks great

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  12. This is great! Thanks for sharing this!

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  13. Have never tried yoga, but have always wanted to.

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