Dancing is the best aerobic exercise you can do, because you’re using flexibility, strength, memory and it helps to reduce stress. I took NBC’s Joelle Gargulio to two NYC dance fitness studios to bust a move. Check out the segment here!
Even though I’m offered to try them for free all of the time, I’ve never been into body contouring devices or treatments. I believe your body is a product of your lifestyle. If you eat clean and work out regularly, you’ll set yourself up for longterm success. That was until I got pregnant and my postpartum body became a reminder of my tragic loss. I wanted nothing more than to get my body back and begin feeling like myself again. I was and still am willing to try anything.
Postpartum, I wanted nothing more than to lose the baby weight I gained since my new body was a horrible reminder of our tragedy (see post). I aggressively started taking SoulCycle classes just two weeks after I gave birth in hopes it will help me get back to my normal weight and it did, however, I learned that cardio like spinning and running only allows your body to burn calories during the exercise where as strength training on the other hand, keeps your body burning calories at a higher rate for hours post exercise. I spoke with my personal trainer and CEO of M.O.V.E FIT NJ, Jarrett Hahn for the 411.
As someone who's always been into keeping fit, I felt confident in my strong, healthy body for a long time, but now being postpartum, nothing is the same and my body now acts as a reminder of my tragedy. I'm determined to not only get my body back, but to become leaner and stronger than I ever was before. Here's where I am today... starting a new kind of wellness journey.
Back when I was 20 weeks pregnant, I had to supply The Bar Method Hoboken with a doctors note stating that I was able to keep up the work out. I didn't announce the news publicly yet and was still able to hide my little bump, but according to studio rules, I needed to start modifying certain exercises. I wasn't ready for that!
While we may not be getting Spring weather in NYC any time soon, the season is upon us, which means that soon enough, we'll be frolicking around sans tights. I spoke to the owners of The Bar Method Hoboken to find out how to quickly get your legs in shape. Here are exercises for your calves, inner thighs and hamstrings. I do the calf raises as I brush my teeth.
Sculpting abs is hard enough as it is, but sculpting your lower abs is by far the most challenging. I was first introduced to this exercise, leg up taps, years ago in pilates and when the Bar Method started including it in their workout I was pumped. It targets your transverse abdominals and is extremely efficient.