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Because it's Cool to Wear Bikinis in September

Happy Monday! Did you hear about my announcement?!!

I'm competing in Miss Fitness America's Bikini competition in Las Vegas this November. WOOO HOOO! And I'm sooo excited to be working alongside the fabulous trainer, Ashly Kristine to get my abs and bod in tip top shape. Follow her on Facebook HERE!

While this is a physique competition, I am also using this opportunity to push my business. How? You'll have to subscribe to my newsletter, HERE, to find out ;) 

Below are my workouts with Ashly and the ones I do alone. Feel free to follow along! MUAH!

 Monday- I'm really enjoying easing into my Monday, so lets do some light stretching and this killer ab workout with former Miss Bikini America, Lori Harder! Click HERE!

Tuesday- Join me for dance class at Hipline in Oakland. NEW time of 8:30a! Don't live in Oakland? Find a dance class in your area to get your groove (and fitness!) on! 

Wednesday-And my first ab blasting circuit workout with Ashly is today! YAY!

30 sec jog in place
20 Front Punchs ( 20 Right, 20 Left)
20 Front Punch Burn out (1 Right, 1 Left)
20 Side Punch ( Right arm cross over body punching in left direction,
Left arm crossing over body punching to right
direction) (20 Right, 20 Left)
20 Side Punch Burn out (1 to Right, 1 to Left)
20 Upper Cuts ( 20 Right, 20 Left)
20 Upper Cuts Burn out ( 1 Right, 1 Left)
Repeat ^ once more before moving to next section... 30 sec jog in place....

30 sec Jumping Jacks
10 front kicks (1 Right, 1 Left)
10 back kicks (1 Right, 1 Left)
Repeat ^ once more before moving to next section.. 30 sec Jumping Jacks

30 sec High Knees
20 crunches
20 cross crunch ( 20 Right foot on Left Knee, 20 Left foot on Right knee)
Repeat ^ once more before moving to next section.. 30 sec High Knees

Thursday- Rest Day!

Friday- Another fabulous workout day with Ashly. Here is the workout below! Ab blasting circuit...lets go!

20 Jumping Jacks

20 High Knees

5 Burpees

20 Crunches

40 Russian twists

30 sec side planks (each side)

30 sec straight plank with feet together

20 Bicycles (each side)

30 Mt. climbers..... Time to reverse.....

20 Bicycles (each side)

30 sec straight plank with feet together

30 sec side planks (each side)

40 Russian twists

20 Crunches

5 Burps

20 High Knees

20 Jumping Jacks

Saturday- I loove this workout!  Its Blogilates Bikini Blaster!! Lets do this fabulous bikini workout. TWICE. Click HERE

Sunday- Sadly, I won't be teaching this weekend because I booked an event with Toyota (exciting!!). It's going to be a busy day, but we can fit in a twelve minute workout, right? Twelve Minute madness...LETS DO THIS! Click Here!

Did you try any of the above workouts? Comment below! 

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Workout Schedule August 19-25

Happy Monday! Here is my workout schedule this week!

Do you schedule your workouts? If YES, feel free to comment with your workout schedule below. If not, and you need a little inspiration, feel free to follow my workouts below! MUAH. 

 Monday- Checking out this new workout with Jessica Smith! 30 minute HIIT routine. Click HERE! Bonus Booty Workout, click HERE!

Tuesday- Join me for dance class at  Hiplinein Oakland at 9:45a! Voted best dance fitness for all levels by East Bay Express. WOOO HOOO! Click  HERE  for the story! Don't live in Oakland? Find a dance class in your area to get your groove (and fitness!) on!

Wednesday- Lets workout with the FIERCE Jillian Michaels in this ab blasting cardio workout video. Ohhh yea! Click HERE!

Thursday- My Day OFF! You know what that means- HAPPY HOUR!!

Friday- Yoga. Find a class in your area or check out this video! Morning Flow Video.

Saturday- 4 Mile Run. YAY! Bonus Booty Workout, click HERE!

Sunday- Join me for dance class at Hipline in Oakland at 10:15a! Don't live in Oakland? Find a dance class in your area to get your groove (and fitness!) on!

Did you try any of the above workouts? Comment below! 

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Workout Schedule August 12-18

Happy Monday! Here is my workout schedule this week!

Do you schedule your workouts? If YES, feel free to comment with your workout schedule below. If not, and you need a little inspiration, feel free to follow my workouts below! MUAH. 

 Monday- 3.5 Mile Run. I use the Runkeeper app to track my time and goals! Bonus 10 minute abs workout from Blogilates!

Tuesday- Join me for dance class at Hipline in Oakland at 9:45a! Voted best dance fitness for all levels by East Bay Express. WOOO HOOO! Click HERE for the story! Don't live in Oakland? Find a dance class in your area to get your groove (and fitness!) on!

Wednesday- Usually today is HIIT day, but I'll be on a short vacation! It'll be in the mountains, so I'll post pics of hike :) If you want to do a HIIT workout, click HERE for a 30 minute workout. 

Thursday- My Day OFF and I'm on VACA! You know what that means- HAPPY HOUR!!

Friday- 4 mile run. YAY!

Saturday- Go outside! I'm going to do a 10 mile hilly bike ride. I'll post my route later. Ohhhhh yea.

Sunday- Join me for dance class at Hipline in Oakland at 10:15a! Don't live in Oakland? Find a dance class in your area to get your groove (and fitness!) on!

Did you try any of the above workouts? Comment below! 

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Mommy and Me- New Fitness Trend?

Despite lackluster economic conditions, the fitness industry continues to see a healthy growth in revenues. Revenues from 2010 increased by 5% and the number of health club memberships has grown an average of 2.5% over the last few years. Approximately 41 million Americans are members of health clubs and the industry generates just under $10 BILLION annually. How do they continue to encourage people to join their centers and renew their memberships even during economic hardship?

Like any other industry, they must be aware of social trends and respond to their consumers needs. Over most recent years, they have been responding to the obesity epidemic by making their facilities less intimidating for those looking to get back into shape. You may have noticed a few of these subtle changes at your gym- an increased number of personal trainers, more group exercises classes, bootcamp style sessions and nutritionists on staff.  With approximately one-third of our nation classified as clinically obese, fitness centers have begun to spend their resources developing programs centered around fun, positive and supportive programs to help individuals ease back into shape.  Popular programs such as Zumba®, a Latin based dance cardio class, report a weekly participation of over 14 million people in 150 countries.

Fitness centers have taken note on how popular, and financially successful, group ex classes have been and are continually searching for more innovative programs to offer to their participants. One of these programs are "Mommy and Me" classes.

While reports vary greatly, it appears that more and more moms are opting to stay at home and start small home businesses to help supplement the household income. Moms with availability during the work day coupled with the desire to lose that baby weight, are the perfect target group for fitness centers. 

And centers are catching on. Offering yoga, dance and other fitness classes for mama and baby. Stroller Strides®, founded by mompreneur Lisa Druxman in 2001, is a fitness class that is centered around the use of a stroller for cardio and toning exercises. In just over a decade, the franchise has grown to over 1300 locations.

licia Langlais-Himelstein came up with the idea of Sling Babes® about a year after she had her first child. Sling Babes® is dance fitness for mommies by mommies, incorporating 15 minutes of core focused floor work with 30 minutes of cardio dance to help postpartum moms dance their way back into shape... all with their baby by their side. Alicia said she the epiphany to start this program "while taking a Haitian dance class while carrying my son throughout the class. I felt comfortable doing this because carrying babies in folkloric dance classes is common place. I found myself wishing I could bring him with me to dance fitness classes and BING, the bulb went off!!!"

"Mommy and me" classes allow the bonding between child and mother to continue and it also gives moms the opportunity to connect with other women within their community. nd with the increasing rate of childhood obesity, its a great way to expose children to the beauty of fitness at a very early age.  As fitness centers continue to look for ways to serve the needs of their consumers and the increasing success of programs like Sling Babes® and Stroller Strides®  be on the lookout for the spread of "Mommy and Me" offerings throughout the nation.

 

*MUAH*

Miss Danetha is a spokesmodel and the founder of EmeryCloud, a cloud based financial management services company. Follow me on  FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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