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November 5, 2017

Family Fit Time: Pixar’s Toy Story Workout

Happy Wednesday!! Are you making it through Spring Break okay? I hope you and the kids have been enjoying this week exercise challenges with our family fit time movie workouts. Remember the goal of the workouts this week are to not only build a healthy exercise routine but for your children to also build one as well. These workouts are a great way for you and your children to bond while watching movies and working out! I’m a firm believer in modeling great behavior for your children: if they see you exercising and enjoying yourself they will be more apt to do the same thing.

Toy Story is definitely one of those movies that I can watch over and over again with no problem!! The kids fell in love with this movie the very first time they saw it, which is why we love doing family workouts to this movie.

Family Fit Time today will be all about the abs!! We are focusing solely on our core and working those abs for this one! Get ready!

 

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November 4, 2017

Family Fit Time: Disney Pixar’s Brave Workout

We’re almost there!! Which may or may not be a hint for our workout tomorrow 😉 ! Yesterday f;)!y fit time was all about the abs, today we are focusing on the legs! We want them toned and stronger than they currently are, so today we are doing a workout that’s a little more intense. “Brave” is an action-packed movie, so we need an action-packed workout to go right along with it!

If the workout becomes too intense, please feel free to modify these to suit your level.

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November 2, 2017

Family Fit Time: Disney’s Tangled Movie Workout

Do you have any plans or are you planning a staycation this week? If your plans including staying home how about joining in our family fit time workouts this week? You may remember some time back I wrote this post on staying fit during family time.  habits. Well, I’m back again with more moves for you and the little ones to do during your movie night. Family fit time does not have to be cliche or boring.  The goal is to get yourself along with your children up and moving for just a few minutes a day. This is a great way for them to see you exhibiting healthy. This is a great way to get in those exercises while spending time together as a family!!

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One of my daughters’ favorite movies is Disney’s Tangled!! We watch this movie at least once a week and now that I’ve seen it so many times, I decided I needed to do something in order to keep from zoning out during the movie. I created this workout routine to complete while we watch! This particular Disney movie also has a lot of fast paced songs, so this workout definitely involved a lot of moves that will get the blood flowing and your heart pumping! As always remember to stretch before completing any workout! Don’t own the movie? Purchase here and let the magic begin!

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November 1, 2017

Family Fit Time Movie Workout: Disney’s Little Mermaid Workout

Happy November! We are back once again for Day 2 of our Family Fit Time Movie Workout. I’ve been working on completing these routines for the last few weeks with the kids and I’ve watched so many Disney movies it’s been hard to narrow down which five movies I intended to post on. Today I decided we could take it back with a Disney classic “The Little Mermaid”. Who doesn’t love this movie? It’s the perfect length compared to some of the newer Disney movies there are fewer songs, as my son says, he doesn’t have to workout as much.

While the limited number of songs is helpful for some, I still managed to sneak in a few extra categories to make up for the lack of singing in the movie! Trust me by the end you will be pumped and ready for another go round! Bonus: If your children can name all of Triton’s daughters to allow them to skip one of the workouts below OR you can allow them to pick the next movie for your family movie night! Your choice!

 

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October 31, 2017

Family Fit Time: Disney’s Aladdin Workout

Happy Tuesday! We are on day three of our family fit time movie workout! Today it’s all about Aladdin! I hope you’ve enjoyed the past two workouts and I really hope your children have as well! Don’t worry if they lose interest somewhere during the movie, as long as they get in a little activity and your spending time with your babies that’s all that matters! This has become such a fun way to bond with the kids, I’m absolutely thrilled to be able to share with you all!

Aladdin is definitely one of my favorite movies! The upbeat tempo of the music and classic characters has made this an all-time favorite of many. Since I’ve always been partial to Disney Villians I must say Jafar is one of my absolute favorite Disney characters!! Family Fit Time, Family Movie Night, Disney, Aladdin Workout, Disney movie workout,

 

I know what you’re thinking: this isn’t a very long workout! Well, the movie isn’t that long and to be honest this provides just enough get up and go for you. After running in place for “Friend Like Me” you’ll be thankful I made this one a little short!!

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September 24, 2017

6 Ways to Celebrate Women’s Fitness Day

There’s no denying our health is important, we’ve all been guilty of putting it on the back burner at some point in our lives. Whether it be for our families (hi Mom!), a job, or an over-indulgent weekend with friends (girls trip anyone?), it’s easy to forget the importance of our health, physical fitness and mental well-being as we manage the stress and joys of everyday life. In case you’ve found yourself in one of those slumps, we’ve got a great reason to help get you back on track: Wednesday is National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, a nation-wide effort to focus attention on the importance of regular exercise and healthy living for women.  It isn’t just about fitness, it’s about healthy lifestyle habits including eating right, exercise, sleep, stress and overall health.  If you’re interested in finding something to do that day, check out 6 ways to celebrate women’s fitness day. 

Celebrate Women's Fitness Day

 

  1. Try a new sport. Ever thought of doing water aerobics or taking a spin class? Local YMCA’s, as well as many others, will be holding special events nationwide. Take this time to try a brand new class. 
  2. Try a new workout. Short on time try a 15-minute kettlebell workout. 15minutes is plenty of time to get in your daily workout. The average kettlebell workout burns up to 20 calories minute!
  3. Schedule a health check.  Book a doctor or nurse for a well-woman checkup and any preventative screenings that might be eligible for your age group. Staying on top of any required tests and health concerns now can save you a lot of stress, time and money in the future.
  4. Give yourself a beauty day. DIY facial, wrap or mud bath. Today is all about women and self-care. Take time out for yourself.
  5. Eat healthily. Your body is your temple. Make today the day you tell yourself you’re going to start a healthy lifestyle. A healthy diet can go long ways towards bone health.
  6. Take a nap. There are numerous studies on the benefits of a restful sleep. Take a nap and reenergize yourself. 

How do you plan to Celebrate Women’s Fitness Day?

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September 21, 2017

10 Jump Rope Games Perfect for Families With Toddlers

Women’s Health and Family Fitness Day are dedicated to encouraging fitness for families and for women. Women’s Health and Fitness Day is 9/27 and Family Fitness Day is 9/24. It isn’t just about fitness, it’s about healthy lifestyle habits including eating right, exercise, sleep, stress and overall health.

10 Jump Rope Games Perfect For Families With Toddlers

According to research jump rope for a minimum of five minutes a day can improve physical fitness and when you build to ten minutes of nonstop jumping at 120 RPMs it can provide the same benefits as the following:

30 minutes of jogging
2 sets of tennis singles
30 minutes of racquet and handball playing
720 yards of swimming
18 holes of golf
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JUMP ROPE ENTERTAINMENT

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September 18, 2017

Knee Strengthening Exercises for Photographers

Knee Strengthening Exercises for Photographers

Constant kneeling and bending can take its toll on your body after a while. As a photographer, these moves are part of our required repertoire in order to perform our job duties correctly. Occupation-related knee pain and injury are the number one leading causes of arthritis and knee surgery. Isometric exercises and strength moves can strengthen weak muscles surrounding the knee or muscle groups related to kneed function. These knee strengthening exercises for photographers will help your knees and its surrounding muscles for better knee health.

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September 15, 2017

7 Exercises Photographers Can Do to Strengthen Arms and Back

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A photographer’s job is pretty physical. Heavy gear, walking, twisting, bending, kneeling–this all takes a toll on our bodies after a while. As a photographer of 14 years, I can attest to this fact. My body is worn out!! Spending hours on your feet, only to turn around and spend hours sitting behind a screen, will leave you with neck and back problems after a while. Want to know about the exercises photographers can do to help strengthen arms and back? Take a look below to find out!

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August 30, 2017

How to Stay Fit on a Busy Schedule

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Most human beings know the struggle of finding even a short amount of time for themselves throughout the day. Staying on a busy schedule is almost impossible to do when you have a to-do list longer than a number of hours in the day. Whether you’re working multiple jobs, small business owner, children, a family we all have responsibilities that seemingly take over our lives on a daily basis. I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to work from home but I also have my four-year-old here with me as well, so needless to say I don’t really get much work done.

When I started my fitness journey a few years ago, I was trying to think of ways to incorporate a few workouts into my daily routine. There many types of exercises that you can do. Obviously, before starting any strenuous exercise routine you should consult your doctor. I love activities with controlled movement. I frequently participate in HIIT and Barre classes on top of regular strength training.

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Apps are a great way to get in short workouts if you have a packed schedule or while you’re on vacation. Many apps include routines and videos you can download and take with you. Which is perfect if you plan on going somewhere with spotty reception. If you want to stay fit on a busy schedule you just need to think outside the box with a few things.

I did this post on Grokker last week, but just in case you wanted a few more options, I have provided a list of some excellent apps for you to try out.  They are currently offering a 14-day free trial, go on and give it a try!

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Before starting any new diet and exercise program please check with your doctor and clear any exercise and/or diet changes with them before beginning. I am not a doctor or registered dietitian. I do not claim to cure any cause, condition or disease. I do not provide medical aid or nutrition for the purpose of health or disease and claim to be a doctor or dietitian. This is merely an opinion blog. Read full disclaimer here - https://fitfotog.com/start-here/