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Exercise is Medicine Month New Exercise of the Week: Pilates!
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In case you missed it yesterday, since May is Exercise is Medicine Month, I’m challenging all of you to try one new kind of exercise every week. But what kind of example would I be setting if I didn’t do the same, right?! After all, I’m also counting on you guys to inspire the less active people in your lives to get up and get moving with you!
That’s why every week, I’ll also be trying out and sharing a new kind of exercise that I’ve never done before! Today I’ll be trying Pilates for the very first time! I promise to let you guys know how it goes afterwards! 
P.S. Don’t forget! If you send me photos of you and your new exercise routines, I’ll post them on the Hungry Runner Facebook page so everybody can see how awesomesauce you are! :p
Soooo, now tell me, what new exercises will you guys try this week?

Exercise is Medicine Month New Exercise of the Week: Pilates!

[image via Pinterest]

In case you missed it yesterday, since May is Exercise is Medicine Month, I’m challenging all of you to try one new kind of exercise every week. But what kind of example would I be setting if I didn’t do the same, right?! After all, I’m also counting on you guys to inspire the less active people in your lives to get up and get moving with you!

That’s why every week, I’ll also be trying out and sharing a new kind of exercise that I’ve never done before! Today I’ll be trying Pilates for the very first time! I promise to let you guys know how it goes afterwards! 

P.S. Don’t forget! If you send me photos of you and your new exercise routines, I’ll post them on the Hungry Runner Facebook page so everybody can see how awesomesauce you are! :p

Soooo, now tell me, what new exercises will you guys try this week?

Bikini Boot Camp Challenge: Mini Yoga & Pilates Challenge- Week 1
So, can you guess which of the yoga sequences from these 5 Fit Sugar series, that I’ll be using for this Mini Yoga & Pilates Challenge, I went for first? Can ya? Can ya?!
The leg strengthening, runners sequence, OBVIOUSLY.
Overall, I think that this is an awesome combination of poses for runners. Arching Three-legged dog, extended tabletop, low lunge, and open lizard are all poses that I try to do on a daily basis to make sure that my leg and hip muscles are loose and flexible.  On the other hand, some of the other poses shown here, like the bent standing split and scissor leg side crow, are pretty advanced, and in my opinion, should first be attempted in the presence of a yoga instructor who can give you verbal cues and corrections. Unless you practice yoga frequently and are already familiar with the more difficult poses in this series, I would advise that you skip them and repeat some of the beginner poses as an alternative.
Otherwise, have fun with it, feel the burn of the stretch, and let me know what you think of this first sequence in our Mini Yoga & Pilates Challenge!

Bikini Boot Camp Challenge: Mini Yoga & Pilates Challenge- Week 1

So, can you guess which of the yoga sequences from these 5 Fit Sugar series, that I’ll be using for this Mini Yoga & Pilates Challenge, I went for first? Can ya? Can ya?!

The leg strengthening, runners sequence, OBVIOUSLY.

Overall, I think that this is an awesome combination of poses for runners. Arching Three-legged dog, extended tabletop, low lunge, and open lizard are all poses that I try to do on a daily basis to make sure that my leg and hip muscles are loose and flexible.  On the other hand, some of the other poses shown here, like the bent standing split and scissor leg side crow, are pretty advanced, and in my opinion, should first be attempted in the presence of a yoga instructor who can give you verbal cues and corrections. Unless you practice yoga frequently and are already familiar with the more difficult poses in this series, I would advise that you skip them and repeat some of the beginner poses as an alternative.

Otherwise, have fun with it, feel the burn of the stretch, and let me know what you think of this first sequence in our Mini Yoga & Pilates Challenge!

11-Week Bikini Boot Camp Challenge: Mini Yoga & Pilates Challenge!
For me, yoga is to exercise like a bagel is to a long-distance run. What’s the point of latter if you’re going to skip the former? (I’m kidding about the bagel thing… A little.) But in all seriousness, what I’m trying to say is, just like your body needs carbohydrates after a long bout of cardio exercise, it also constantly needs stretching and flexibility training. That’s why, I’m challenging everyone taking part in the 11-Week Bikini Boot Camp Challenge, to also add this mini yoga and Pilates challenge to their workout regimen starting this week! 
Fit Sugar recently shared these 5 different yoga and Pilates workouts for stretching, toning, and defining your muscles. Being the yoga-loving freak that I am, I certainly plan on setting out to try them all, and as a present for your sore muscles that are working so hard during our Bikini Boot Camp Challenge, you should too! If I tried to list all of the benefits of yoga right here and right now, it would take me until the end of time. So, if you’ve never practiced yoga or pilates before, trust me when I say that you’ll feel like a million bucks afterwards. I promise.
The same rules that apply to the 11-Week Bikini Boot Camp Challenge will apply here. Basically, that means there are no rules. Try picking a day that will be your yoga and stretching day, and over the next five weeks, complete one yoga series from this Fit Sugar link per week. But that doesn’t have to be all, if you really like a series or feel like you need to switch up your workout for the day, no one’s stopping you from doing any of the sequences all day, everyday! Get what I’m saying? I’m going to make Sundays my “Mini Yoga & Pilates Challenge” days. You can do the same or pick a different day. Exercise is all about doing what works for you!
Got it? Good! Alright now, go strike a (yoga) pose!

[image via Fit Sugar]

11-Week Bikini Boot Camp Challenge: Mini Yoga & Pilates Challenge!

For me, yoga is to exercise like a bagel is to a long-distance run. What’s the point of latter if you’re going to skip the former? (I’m kidding about the bagel thing… A little.) But in all seriousness, what I’m trying to say is, just like your body needs carbohydrates after a long bout of cardio exercise, it also constantly needs stretching and flexibility training. That’s why, I’m challenging everyone taking part in the 11-Week Bikini Boot Camp Challenge, to also add this mini yoga and Pilates challenge to their workout regimen starting this week! 

Fit Sugar recently shared these 5 different yoga and Pilates workouts for stretching, toning, and defining your muscles. Being the yoga-loving freak that I am, I certainly plan on setting out to try them all, and as a present for your sore muscles that are working so hard during our Bikini Boot Camp Challenge, you should too! If I tried to list all of the benefits of yoga right here and right now, it would take me until the end of time. So, if you’ve never practiced yoga or pilates before, trust me when I say that you’ll feel like a million bucks afterwards. I promise.

The same rules that apply to the 11-Week Bikini Boot Camp Challenge will apply here. Basically, that means there are no rules. Try picking a day that will be your yoga and stretching day, and over the next five weeks, complete one yoga series from this Fit Sugar link per week. But that doesn’t have to be all, if you really like a series or feel like you need to switch up your workout for the day, no one’s stopping you from doing any of the sequences all day, everyday! Get what I’m saying? I’m going to make Sundays my “Mini Yoga & Pilates Challenge” days. You can do the same or pick a different day. Exercise is all about doing what works for you!

Got it? Good! Alright now, go strike a (yoga) pose!

[image via Fit Sugar]

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