Baby · Fitness · Health

Pregnancy Activity

I know there is so much judgement in pregnancy, motherhood and just being a women in general. BUT guess what I don’t care. I am sharing my journey and part of that is staying active and working out while pregnant. I want to share what I have been doing to stay active.

**Everything I do is approved by my doctor, every pregnancy and person is different so always speak directly to your doctor**

I do a lot of walks, I try to do at least 4 a week about 1.5 miles each. It has been very hot in Texas lately so the walks can be a little more difficult to complete outside. The heat has really effected me, it slows me down and causes me to need to stop faster than normal. That is totally ok. I listen to my body and always have water with me.

I have done 28 days of Barre3. Barre is a combination of dance, pilates, yoga and muscle isolation that is a great low impact workout that everyone should try. It offers a lot of modifications for every level including pregnancy.

I am currently doing a 30 day push up challenge and focusing on weight training. Mixing it up and keeping it challenging on my body is helping me to stay active and motivated through this journey.

My focus is keeping my breathing strong and my body in the best shape I can so my delivery and postpartum go smoothly.

Fitness · Health · Review · Texas Life

Barre 3

July 1 I started a 28 day #barre3anywhere challenge put on by Barre3. This is a nation wide Barre studio that offers online classes as well so you can do them anywhere even if a location isn’t convenient for you. This  28 day challenge involved 6 videos a week and one rest day. The videos ranged in length from 10 minutes to 30 minutes but don’t let that 10 minute number fool you, some of those were the hardest and left me really feeling the shake.

You can really do them anywhere. I did most of the videos on my lunch break in our living room. It was a great break from the computer and re-energized me for the rest of the day.

There are so many variations that no matter what your level or injury status is so you can do these workouts. I did have to do variations since I am pregnant and as the bump grew through the month some of the positions did get a little tricky. It was great to really work on my lower back and leg strength. You can add weights for added strength training for your arms as well.

Check out their website to see if there is a location near you and if not you can sign up for a free online trial and you can do these workouts anywhere. There is no excuse to not give it a try and see the transformation you can make in a short period of time.

https://barre3.com/

Fitness · Health · McKinney · Places to go · Review · Texas Life

SunStone Fit – Eldorado Crossing

SunStone Fit is a great place for anyone looking for a workout studio. They offer a variety of classes and are open to all fitness levels. The welcoming team and pristine atmosphere offer an inclusive place for everyone.

Their Eldorado location is perfect for me, basically across the street from my neighborhood. BUT if that isn’t good for you they have so many options:

  • Uptown
  • Preston Forest
  • Lakewood
  • Rockwall
  • Addison
  • Plano
  • Frisco
  • McKinney (location I mentioned)
  • Las Colinas
  • Flower Mound
  • Southlake
  • Keller
  • Fort Worth
  • Austin

I mean really there is no excuse not to try them, there is a location near you!

I tried the hot yoga and it was amazing. The stretch, heat, strength and so much more are a perfect fit for any workout routine. I do not sweat much and these classes really get it going which I love. I highly recommend them and your first class is FREE!

  • Yoga
  • Barre
  • Pilates
  • HIIT
  • CardioFIT
  • CoreFIT

There is something for everyone and I can’t wait to hear what you think. Head on over today to sign up. https://www.sunstonefit.com/programs

Boerne · Fitness · Health · Places to go · Texas Life

Forever Fit Boerne

Boerne is such a great place and I am so happy to share another wonderful option with you to stay active. Forever Fit Boerne is located on Main Street just behind Kelani Yogurt, walk through the iron gate down the path and through the adorable teal door. You be ready to shake and sweat!

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I had such a great experience here. I loved the variety in the class and that no two are the same, your body gets hit in all areas while keeping your muscles guessing. The energetic music, challenging moves and calming atmosphere offer a great experience for anyone at any level. You can advance your workout by using higher rated bands, weights and lower just another inch into the position. These classes will let you know you had muscles you hadn’t met before.

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Lisa is welcoming, warm and tough. She will give you the workout you need while making you feel right at home. This studio offers Barre, Cardio Dance and HIIT Barre. Try them all for some great sweat secession. Their scheduled is sure to accommodate any need from morning to evening and weekend. Personal lessons are also available.

Check out the website below for schedule and pricing options to meet any need.

https://www.foreverfitboerne.com/

I look forward to hearing how much you enjoy it because I know you will. Sweat local!

Boerne · Fitness · Health · Texas Life · Uncategorized

January

January I have been doing all morning workouts and it has been great. I plan to keep this schedule up. I do spinning, barre, yoga and strength training. This allows me more time after work for spending time doing other things or use my home gym in the afternoons.

Spinning is something I started doing in October when I first visited B Well Health & Fitness, here in Boerne, it always leaves me sweaty and feeling great. Each class is different and challenging. I am really trying to get to a place where I can do more weight on the bike. Check out their website and book your class today https://bwellhealthandfitness.com/ 

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Barre is a great class that really isolates muscles that can change your shape. Every time I feel like I find a new muscle that leaves me shaking. I love it, if you haven’t tried a Barre work out you really need to. It is low impact and a great class to start your fitness journey.

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Yoga is one of my favorite things that allows me to focus on my breath and really stretching my muscles. I am always surprised at the poses and balance I have. I am really trying to get some more advanced poses under my belt, so here’s to practice.

Strength and weights are something that is a push for me. I don’t have the most upper body strength so using the weights to really push my arms, shoulders and back. I can really see a difference in my shoulders and arms when I look in the mirror so hopefully with consistency the changes will continue.

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I will share my home gym with you in an upcoming post. What are some of your favorite group workout classes?

Boerne · Fitness · Health · Places to go · San Antonio · Texas Life

B Well Boerne

This past week I burned more calories than I can count! I was trying out a fitness studio I hadn’t been to before. I had seen them on social media and heard people talk about them in town but hadn’t made it there personally, I did 10 classes and 2 sauna secession’s. I am happy to report that through all of my exhaustion I loved every minute of it! B Well Health & Fitness is located on main street next to The Texas Meat Company. They offer a variety of fitness class including Barre, Pilates, Spin, HIIT, Kickboxing, Yoga, TRX, Hot Yoga, Piyo, Prenatal Yoga, Personal Training and more! The variety is great for everyone looking for a place to join for fitness. Bonus, child care is available for all of the moms looking for somewhere to go but have some little ones. Student’s and Teacher’s also need to check them out for some amazing special pricing.

 

 

 

 

I wanted to try as many different classes as possible but I was most excited about spinning. I have been wanting to try a spin class for years but couldn’t find a place near by with all of my moves. I arrived for my first class and was a little nervous about it but the instructor made me feel so comfortable, she happened to be the owner as well. The other wonderful ladies in the class were so welcoming and gave me some great tips even helping to set up my bike. After going over some mountains and through some mud I made it through and was officially addicted. I took 3 additional spinning class and got to experience two other instructors as well who challenged me in different ways. If you are looking for a great local spinning class you have to try it out.

 

 

Barre, Pilates and Yoga are things I love and have enjoyed for years. The classes I participated in were wonderful. Again so much variety and the different instructors bring their own flare that will challenge your body in different ways. This is perfect because your body will get used to the same thing or routine and mixing it up allows you to always be forcing change and see progress in your body and stamina.

 

 

Lets not forget the Infrared Sauna that is available for 45 minute secessions as well. I enjoyed my secessions so much. It was a great relaxing experience to just take a moment for myself and allow my muscles to rest and detox. The benefits of the sauna are many including detox, relaxation, circulation, skin purification, weight loss and pain relief/management. I experience neck pain, mostly because that is where I hold my stress, and my sauna time really helped to relieve this.

My favorite part was the way I was welcomed by the instructors and other members of the studio. Each person was so nice and helpful. Having a place you feel comfortable is key, if you are going to commit your time to fitness you want to go somewhere you feel welcome. This also gives you a place you can push yourself and meet your personal goals.

B Well also offers healthy food options you can purchase in the shop or order. Check them out for more details.

 

I am so happy I tried out this great local studio and I want to thank everyone there for the warm welcome. I look forward to continuing the calorie burn with everyone. Come and join me http://bwellhealthandfitness.com/ you can also download their free app! Not sure yet, they are hosting Sample Saturday November 18th where you can come try out some classes at 9am and 10am, sign up on the website or app to reserve your space and see what it is all about. You will fall in love.