brand spankin’ new workouts.

27 Nov

For those of you following along with #Elf4Health, today’s challenge is to do a new workout. Wednesdays are sort of  workout-filled to begin with me for me — I was at Back on My Feet this morning and will be teaching spin tonight, but I still plan to try this workout Cori @ Olive to Run posted earlier this week. Already dreading those burpees…rounds-of-workout-moves

I thought I’d share some of my favorite workouts you can do at home without much equipment.  I tried this one from Tina @ Carrots n Cake awhile ago and liked how it incorporated some cross-fit type elements with running.  Those burpees killed me at the end!

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I am a big fan of the Seven Minute workout (and I love the 7 Minute Workout app for the iPhone).

12well_physed-superJumboFinally, Karena and Katrina over at Tone It Up are constantly posting creative, fun, and challenging workouts. This one is great if you’re looking to specifically target your back.

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While my “something new” for today is a little on the DIY-side, there’s a bunch of cool, boutique style workouts in the LA I can’t wait to try as well.

Numero uno on that list? YogAqua. Yoga. On a stand-up paddleboard.   I need to try this, ASAP. Any takers?

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I like yoga, but I struggle with the whole zen, woo-woo aspect of some studios.  Enter: YogaHop.  Yoga, set to hip-hop music? I can get behind this.

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I’m spin-obsessed and have checked off most of the LA boutique studios, but I have never made it to Cycle House — and I used to live about a block from it!

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Elves — what new workout are you trying today?

Has anyone ever tried YogAqua, Yoga Hop, or Cycle House? Thoughts?

Favorite “off the beaten path” exercise?

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13 Responses to “brand spankin’ new workouts.”

  1. Ashley November 27, 2013 at 10:07 am #

    Oh man I forgot that today was new workout day! Those all look awesome but I think Ill die if I try them all, I think I’ll do the seven minute because Ive heard so much about it.

    • gillian November 27, 2013 at 10:14 am #

      Yay! Lemme know how you like it!

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  2. Carly Taylor November 27, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    Hi Gillian! Just started reading your blog, I love it!!

    LOVE Yogahop in Santa Monica! Teachers are so nice, music is awesome, and you will definitely leave drenched in sweat. I’m not a fan of the traditional zen yoga either so I think you will really like Yogahop. Haven’t tried Cycle House yet, but definitely going to think about taking a class there now that Soulcycle raised their already insane prices!

    • gillian November 27, 2013 at 10:40 am #

      Omg Carly, Hi!! Thanks for reading my little blog!

      Glad to hear you like Yoga Hop — I feel like we probably have similar likes and dislikes when it comes to working out. I want to try Cycle House — but I am pretty Soul-Cycle loyal (although I haven’t been there in way too long!) Hope you’re doing well!! xx

      • Angela November 29, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

        Ahh I’d be totally down to try Yoga Hop in Santa Monica! Pick a day and let’s do it 🙂

        http://www.yogahop.com/sm/classes.asp

        And, hi Carly!!!!

      • gillian November 29, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

        Yes!! I’d love to! I’ll touch base later this week re: my schedule! I am pretty flexible b/c of finals!

      • Angela November 29, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

        Perfect, I don’t start my new job until the 12th and sub jobs are scarce the next 2 weeks, so I have a pretty clear schedule as well 🙂

  3. Brittany November 30, 2013 at 8:10 am #

    I think I broke a sweat just reading these workouts hahaha.

  4. Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A. November 30, 2013 at 10:25 am #

    I have been dying to try YogAqua and YogaHop too!! Let me know when you go and I’ll totally come with! I have tried CycleHouse and I wasn’t a huge fan. There music was so loud that my ears were ringing for 24 hours. I’m not even exaggerating.

    • gillian November 30, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

      Awesome!! I really want to do both — maybe we can try and find a time to go together! I have been wanting to try YogAqua foreverrrrr.

  5. Running Hutch December 2, 2013 at 7:48 pm #

    I want you to do Yoga Hop and then tell me all about it!

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. #elf4health week 1 recap | That's G - December 2, 2013

    […] On Wednesday, we had to try a new workout. I ran with Homeboy in the morning and taught spin at night, but I also checked out a new workout (55 burpees, squats, lunges, jumping jacks, and push-ups are no joke). I also wrote about some new-to-me workout studios in LA I want to try here: Brand Spankin’ New Workouts. […]

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