Best Yoga Mats

Best Yoga Mats

People practice yoga for many different reasons. Some love yoga for the physical benefits, for the spiritual benefits and others are attracted to the mental/psychological aspects that yoga brings to their life. Whatever your reason, practicing yoga is a personal matter. There are so many different “types” of yoga and each unique discipline brings something a little different to the practice. No matter the type of yoga that draws you to practice, choosing the best yoga mat for you can be very important. From ECO friendly to extra sticky, we’ve got the best yoga mats available listed below.

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Pool HIIT Workout

Pool HIIT Workout

Winter might be coming but indoor pools are great Way to get a high-intensity workout without all of the impact. The best part is, you don’t have to be someone who knows how to swim all of the strokes proficiently (you do need to be able to swim enough so that you aren’t creating a dangerous situation for yourself in the water) in order to workout in the pool. There are plenty of moves like high knees, butt kicks, squats, lunges and so much more that you can do to get a great workout in the pool especially in shallow water. And if you’re in an area where it’s still warm, then a pool or even the ocean (on a flat surface barring any marine life) will work just perfectly.

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HIIT Bodyweight Workout

HIIT Bodyweight Workout

One of the things I love the most about bodyweight workouts is that you can do them anywhere. So whether you’re at home, on the road, at a local park or a friend’s house, you can do these anytime. No equipment needed (or very little).

I feel like our retreat guests are always fretting over getting to the gym. Well, most of the people I talk to regarding health and fitness have a common issue – “It’s just so hard to get to the gym most of the time”. Let’s face it, we’re all living in a time starved world. Between work, family, friends, vacation, general life duties and anything else in-between, it’s hard to find time for yourself.

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Quick Cardio: The Do Anywhere Workout

Quick Cardio: The Do Anywhere Workout

Ah…cardio! Love it or hate it? I actually like cardio – intense cardio. I like sweating out my impurities and feeling like I’ve worked really hard. I like challenging my body and tracking results so I can see my progress. I like feeling that exhausted – that happy goodness that comes with producing endorphins. Cardio might not be your favorite though, which is why I created this workout. It only takes 30 minutes and you’re done!

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10 Simple Tools For At Home Workouts

10 Simple Tools For At Home Workouts

Working out at home or on the go is becoming more and more popular. Various websites on the intranet provide tons of online fitness classes, yoga classes and boot camps. You can now workout wherever you are – anytime, any place from anywhere in the world. This is fantastic but what will you need in terms of equipment in order to tackle your at home fitness? Luckily, there are great tools that don’t take up much space, aren’t cumbersome and many can travel with you.

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Retreat Workout: Core Circuit

Retreat Workout: Core Circuit

You probably know by now, but maintaining a healthy + strong core is one of the best things you can do for your body. Think of your core muscles as the muscles that generate the power for a chain connecting your upper and lower body. Whether you’re playing a sport or doing a household activity, all of these necessary motions are either generated from the core or they move through it. It’s obviously pretty important to have a strong core!

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3 Anywhere, Anytime Workouts

3 Anywhere, Anytime Workouts

I’m a big fan of workouts that you can do with minimal equipment. You don’t have to go to a gym for your workout. That’s not to say that going to the gym is a bad thing – at all. Do what works for you and motivates you to exercise. There are people that don’t love going to the gym and some that have busy lifestyles. For these people, workouts you can do at your favorite place on your own time are optimal.

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20 Minute Calorie Torching Workout

20 Minute Calorie Torching Workout

We love HIIT workouts during our fitness retreats. They’re a great way to burn calories, challenge the body and experience new movements in a workout. Plus, this style of working out is perfect for those who don’t have a lot of time in general or done’t like spending a ton of time working out.

Ready to torch calories, tone your body and sweat it out? Burn baby, burn with this 20 minute full body HIIT workout. 

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