Monday, April 1, 2013

'No Joke' April: April Fitness Challenge

The fitness challenge for April is 'no joke'... this month is going to be hard. But "no pain, no gain" and "there is no change without challenge" and "what doesn't challenge you, doesn't change you" and... well, you get the idea. Also, it just so happens me and Sister #2 have vacation coming up in May which requires us to be in serious swimsuit-shape! So all of you get to reap the benefits of the all-over body toning April Fitness Challenge I put together. :)

For this month's challenge, I asked our followers on Facebook (find us here) for input on what areas they'd like to work on. I was a little surprised when the unanimous vote was for "inner and outer thighs"... it seems like that is a trouble area for a lot of people! So to make sure everyone has the opportunity to get the results they want from the monthly challenge, I included some exercises for April which target those popular problem areas... Squats, Hip Raises, and Leg Lifts.

Hip Raises
Leg Lifts

Since I didn't want to neglect toning the other problem areas of our bodies this month, we will also be doing Sit-ups, Bicycle Crunches, and Jumping Jacks and Burpees (for the cardio element). And if this all isn't a big enough challenge for you, feel free to throw in some Push-ups too!!

Bicycle Crunches

As with the previous months' fitness challenges the rules are:
Rules - 
1) You don’t have to do the exercises in 8 sets (breaking them up just makes it easier), but you have to complete the total daily goal.
2) You can do ANY variation of these exercises!
3) This is supposed to be challenging… so if it’s too easy, you can add more reps to each set. If it’s too hard, decrease the reps. It’s YOUR workout.
4) These exercises require no equipment and can be done anywhere! No excuses :)

Go here for a printable 'No Joke' April calendar. Get April Fitness Challenge here! Make sure to 'Like' us on Facebook to get more April Fitness Challenge information, status updates, motivation, and before and after pictures!

GOOD LUCK!!!!! :)


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