Warning: AbsoluteFIT Can Be Habit-Forming!

via - Lydia M., AbsoluteFIT blogger AbsoluteFIT is one of those habits you’re glad to have. You know I mean that in a good way, right? Heh. OK but just look at this: That’s the MyFitnessPal app on my phone — I’ve logged 65+ days in a row (starting when I was on the AbsoluteFIT... Continue Reading →

3 Ways to Optimize Fat Loss & Accelerate Fitness Results

Marcy Poindexter, Team AVAC® Most Effective Workouts Exercise is essential to losing weight – and keeping it off.  There are tons of ways to get your heart pumping, but here are three types of workouts that will optimize fat loss and accelerate your results. HIIT – If you want to be a calorie-burning machine, high-intensity... Continue Reading →

To Lift or Not To Lift?

via - Jamie Ortiz, AVAC® Certified Personal Trainer Up until I was 21, I only stuck to the basics in the gym. Cardio, cardio, a little playing around in the weight area and more cardio. Most women believe that if they incorporate only cardio in their plan they will lose weight. But in reality, lifting weights... Continue Reading →

The Formerly Impossible Becomes … Possible!

via - Lydia M., AbsoluteFIT Blogger Extraordinaire I used to think I couldn’t do a thing like this, either.  Before AbsoluteFIT, I could not have imagined myself doing this — a plank-jack (like a jumping jack, but on the floor, starting from a full-extension plank), on gliders, with a pushup, and a knee tuck in... Continue Reading →

SMASH!

-via Lydia M., AbsoluteFITness Challege 2.0 participant https://youtu.be/CNELJ_uOWqE Sometimes the most fun things are also really beneficial, fitness-wise. Here’s a slo-mo video of me smashing the 20-lb smashball — I only did it once for the camera, but Marie had us doing it over and over for 50 seconds at a time in last Tuesday's... Continue Reading →

5 Easy Tips to Make Your Green Smoothies Better

Adapted from simplegreensmoothies.com 1) Blend in stages to avoid leafy chunks. [I personally think this one is the most important!] Chewing your green smoothie is no fun! To get a “smooth” green smoothie experience, blend up your leafy greens and liquid-base first. Then add your remaining fruits and blend again. 2) Follow the 60/40 formula. When... Continue Reading →

A Tale of Two Quizzes

Turns out, “I eat pretty healthy” is just, like, my opinion, man.  At the beginning of the AbsoluteFIT Challenge 2.0, we were all asked to complete two quizzes — one about our physical activity, and one about our nutrition situation. I thought I was a pretty healthy eater, in general, in that I don’t eat... Continue Reading →

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