Fitness Friday with Brittany {May}

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Memphis Moms Blog

Brittany has been a Certified Personal Trainer for two years and a Holistic Nutritionist for six months.  She has helped many people change their lives and discover a newfound love for healthy food, including her husband. She can be found on a daily basis juggling her home life and training clients online and in-person in her private gym.  She would love to help more women reclaim their health, especially those struggling with PCOS and obesity. Over the next six months, she is going to share a workout of the day (WOD), a healthy recipe, debunk a fitness myth, and share a favorite fitness product.

Want to get healthy? You’ve come to the right place!

Memphis Moms Blog WOD

Add this workout into your week two times along with two dedicated days of walking.

WARM Up Repeat Two Times 
25 Jumping Jacks or modified version 
20 High Kicks
15 Shoulder Rolls forward and Back
20 High Knees in place or High Knees Marching

Workout Repeat 3x’s. Rest 20-45 seconds between each exercise.
15 Air Squats
10 Bird Dogs (each side)
10 Multi-planar Lunges (5 per side)
25 Hip Bridges
10 Incline Pushups
15 Clamshells (each side)

Memphis Moms Blog fitness recipe

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Memphis Moms Blog fitness myth

“Lifting Weights Will Make Women Bulky”

This is an absolute myth instilled into our brains by society.  The truth is, weights will give us the lean, feminine (and STRONG) body we have actually envisioned in our head.   Lifting weights will increase your muscle mass, which increases your metabolic rate, which means you burn more calories!  Having a higher metabolic rate means it is easier to burn fat when you are in a calorie deficit and you can eat more at maintenance calories!  So get off the treadmill and pick up some dumbbells to fit better in your clothes and gain the confidence and strength you desire.

Memphis Moms Blog fitness pick

Workout pants

When it comes to workout pants, I have many favorites at all different price points!  When I am buying workout bottoms, they have to be squat proof, of good quality material, and have pockets. 

  1. My favorite high end athletic apparel is Lululemon, hands down.  Their Fast and Free tights are so soft and light that it feels like you are running without anything on. Plus they hold all that extra mama goodness in place. 
  2. My Mid-range is Victoria’s Secret Total Knockout Tights (they have to be the total knockout version not regular). 
  3. My lower price point is 90 Degrees by Reflex. These can be found at Marshall’s or TJ Maxx for less than $20!  I only buy the Interlinx, Cool Max, or Airlux versions.

Memphis Moms Blog fitness pants