I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can come to for all of your fitness needs. I’m also including some things outside the fitness world that I think are great and that you might enjoy and benefit from too. I recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. Enjoy!
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BeachBody – A fantastic catalog of excellent programs that will get you results. From high intensity fat burning cardio, to serious muscle sculpting with weights, to balance and agility and even a fast paced, calorie scorching alternative to yoga. Beachbody programs are comprehensive including several workouts, a workout schedule and a nutrition plan to make sure you get the best possible results. In addition to the workout programs they have nutrition programs as well (3 Day Refresh and the 21 day Ultimate Reset).
Zuzka Light – One of the original founders of BodyRock, Zuzka Light has gone on to create her own online fitness brand. Her workouts are amazing and will get you results! You can find some of her workouts free on her YouTube channel. If you want more structure she has a very affordable membership site where new workouts are added on a weekly basis including workout schedules and plenty of nutrition tips.
Gymboss Interval Timer – This is probably my most used piece of fitness equipment. I use it all the time for my metabolic conditioning workouts. The interval timer is ideal for tabata and other HIIT workouts too. I use it to time my runs, bike rides, etc. It’s also a great tool to help you with time management outside the gym. These timers are light weight and water resistant and a much better choice than dragging along a smart phone that you have to worry about getting damaged.
Perform Better – I have purchased many things from this company over the years. They have great customer service and the selection cannot be beat. You can find anything you need for home fitness at this site. Take a look around and you’ll discover all kinds of cool fitness tools you didn’t even know existed! I will admit, they do tend to be a little on the expensive side, but they also run regular sales and specials.
Shakeology – This is BeachBody’s flagship nutrition product. I rarely get on board with supplements, diet shakes etc., but this is one I’m happy to share. Shakeology is packed with nutrition. It can be used as a meal replacement. They have several flavors to choose from and some really delicious recipes for each one. It’s a great product to help with weight loss and to boost your nutrition. Are you one of those people who just doesn’t like vegetables? Then Shakeology is a great way to improve your diet.
Younger Next Year – Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge
Younger Next Year for Women – Chris Crowley, Henry S. Lodge, Gail Sheehy (foreword)
Bring It – Tony Horton
The End of Overeating – David Kessler
Outdoor Fitness – Tina Vindum
Beyond Fitness …
M Lord Sculpts – This is the site of artist Madeleine Lord. Her welded metal sculptures are all made from scrap metal. She recently sold some of her work to be displayed at the Federal Building in Boston, MA. Her work is amazing. The photos give you an idea, but if you have the opportunity to see her work in person, absolutely go do it… and tell her Laura sent you.