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New Year Body Blast

New Year Body Blast

Happy New Year! Now is the time to get re-inspired and to start setting new fitness goals for 2013. Luckily, I am taking all of the guess work out with my New Year Body Blast 6 week training program.

With my New Year Body Blast program, you will be emailed your workout daily including cardiovascular workouts, strength training, core conditioning, and toning. Each workout includes comprehensive instructions with photo and/or video links to show you exactly how to do each exercise correctly. Why aimlessly wander around the gym when you can do an effective workout like this at home?

Don’t wait to get on a routine any longer. Give this a try and for a low price of $19.95 through the end of January! Visit the New Year Body Blast website for more detailed information and to get started today.

Hot for the Holidays Workout

Everyone wants to look their best during the holiday season. Seeing family and friends or traveling out of town are big motivators for your workout. Here are 3 workout circuits including core, legs, and upper body that you should try in the weeks leading up to Christmas and New Years!

Make sure you warm-up properly before attempting these workouts!

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Hot Cross Buns Workout ©NikolKlein

 

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I hope you enjoyed my Hot for the Holidays workout circuit. Be sure to stay tuned to http://www.facebook.com/personaltrainernikolklein for more workouts including New Year’s Fitness Solution workout! And as always, please leave your comments below!

Nipping Fat in the “Butt”

About 8 weeks ago I set a fitness goal and stuck with it – As a professional dancer I never had to worry about my body or losing weight and after having a few years off from the 8 hour dance day grind I started noticing a few changes in my body. Although I had been working out daily with my clients, I hadn’t been doing much specifically for my body. And I was eating properly but not super clean. My once hard, firm thighs were starting to get a bit soft and my glutes were beginning to develop the dreaded dimples that most Women live their whole lives with. I’m not complaining about my body by any means (5’4,” 110 lbs is less than what my dancing weight was proving that muscle weighs more than fat) but the vision that I have of myself is different from this and I was ready to nip it in the “butt.”

My Facebook post at the start of July

I embarked upon a “4 weeks to fierce” program to get firm and flab free by my Birthday, July 13th. I printed out a cute calendar that I use for my clients cardio schedules to write on every day for inspiration. I have to say that I find Facebook and Twitter to be super motivating and encouraging for those with weight loss goals so don’t be afraid to post your workouts there. I also downloaded an app on my iPhone called My Fitness Pal where you can log your meals and exercise. You can even invite and add friends for encouragement!

Moving forward, with some consistency and sticking to my plan I was starting to see results! I was eating clean and loving it and finding time to do my own personalized workouts between clients. After a few weeks it had started to become a habit. I didn’t want to eat bad, it felt good to push myself in workouts and I felt like I was in control of my body again. I started making more time for ME.

B-Day was a hit!

Five weeks in and I was still going strong. My Birthday party was a success and I felt confident again in the way my legs and tummy looked. I even rewarded myself with some amazing Birthday cake. I had my drink sponsor, Sinless Cocktails, send me 2 gallons of their 5 calorie Margarita mix for a tasting party too!

My Birthday has long passed and I am still sticking with the program. I am now 8 weeks in and there is no turning back. I love the way my body looks and feels. Through this journey I have even created new exercises to target those stubborn areas of the legs, stomach and glutes that my San Diego personal training clients are now reaping the benefits of. I am looking forward to seeing the changes that these new exercises make for my clients as well as for myself. I think that as a personal trainer it is important to keep creating…when you stop creating you lose your audience.

Today's bikini body!

I wrote this story as a bit of inspiration for all of you. Everyone is less than happy with some part of their body. I don’t think that anyone ever feels “perfect.” Whether you are 160 pounds or 100 pounds focus and goal setting is the key to your success on your fitness journey. Don’t lie about your bad eating or lack of exercise. Your trainer knows when you are lying but the worst is when you lie to yourself. It’s not healthy to lie to yourself.

So set goals! Write them down. Post them on your refrigerator so that you see them every time you reach for the ice cream. I wouldn’t encourage you to do this if it didn’t truly work…

How Original is Your Personal Trainer?

One of my Ballet Strength exercises

As a San Diego Personal Trainer who started strength training during my career as a Professional Ballet Dancer, I know that originality is what gets results. When I first started experimenting with weight training, I knew that the typical exercises that other types of athletes did in the gym would not work for me. This is how I came up with my own training method.

My training method simply put is this; There are no two bodies the same. The clients movement patterns and genetic makeup should determine how you choreograph the right exercises for each individual. No two individuals should be given the same series of exercises. Since a lot of my unique exercises are Ballet based, I am able to easily determine what types of movement patterns each of my clients bodies are comfortable doing, and which areas they will need to work on.

This is why Dancers make such wonderful trainers. If you haven’t studied movement in the form of dance, it is hard to accurately design a precise strength training program for an individual using my training methods. Tracey Anderson is a wonderful example of a former semi-pro Dancer who is using her Dance smarts as the most trusted personal trainer of the stars!

Your San Diego personal trainer should be a leader, not a follower. Originality is the key to your clients success.

Committed to Your Health,

Nikol Klein