New Year’s is always an exciting time to make changes and try new things, and changing up your workout habits is a great place to start. To make it all a little more interesting and get you motivated, we asked some of our amazing ambassadors for their winning workouts to kick off the New Year. Ready to sweat? Let’s get started!
First up is the VP of Marketing at Bodybuilding.com, Kandace Hudspeth, who believes in a fit-over-skinny approach to fitness.
Achieving your fitness goals requires good old-fashioned HARD WORK! ~ Fitmark Ambassador Kandace Hudspeth
Kandace is up with the birds and in the gym, killing it every morning with her Bodybuilding.com colleagues and one of her high intensity workouts. The best part is, y’all can join in by following #ConditioningwKandace on Instagram. Or try the KH Killer Conditioning RSP Workout above.
You can read more about Kandace and her secrets for efficient meal prep here: Meal Prep In Under An Hour.
Next up is Fitmark Ambassador Diane Fu – an extraordinary athlete with a background in the business of fitness. Diane is an Olympic Weightlifter, a Strength and Conditioning Coach, and a CrossFit Trainer who knows a thing or two about getting your sweat on!
Diane is passionate about educating other athletes about the differences between Olympic-style lifts, and has put together this free poster (in collaboration with PushPress) to help spread the word.
Diane is also an ace in the CrosSFit arena. Try out this 10-minute WOD that she was kind enough to share with us:
- EMOM 10 min:
- 3 Man Makers (Women: 35lbs, Men: 50lbs)
- AMRAP Sit-Ups
Every minute on the minute, perform 3 man makers. Use the remaining time to perform as many repetitions of sit-ups as possible. Score is the number of sit-ups accumulated at the end of the 10 minutes. Scale weight appropriately to ability.
- EMOM – Every Minute On The Minute
- AMRAP – As Many Reps As Possible
- Man Makers – Complex of Push-Up + DB Row + Clean + Thruster
Here it is in action:
Every time we see Fitmark Ambassador Tim Roberts, we get ab-envy. Hard to believe he used to weigh 215 pounds. After losing the weight, getting in shape, and studying for his NASM CPT | FNS, Tim is now a fitness model and the successful owner of BodiesByTim.
I wake up every day with the drive and passion to positively influence as many people as I can ~ Fitmark Ambassador Tim Roberts.
We’re lucky enough to have one of Tim’s weekly ab routines. It’s killer!
Tim Roberts’ Core Demolition
- 4-Point Plank – 4 min
- Basic Crunch – 25 x 4
- Reverse Crunch – 25 x 4
- Bicycles – 25 x 4
- Side Plank (L&R) – 2 min
- Ankle Touch – 25 x 4
- Leg Ups – 25 x 4
- Russian Twists – 25 x 4
- Plank on Ball – 4 min
- Weighted Crunches – 10 x 5
- Hanging Knees Ups – 10 x 5
- Cable Rotations (L&R) – 20 x 5
To read more about Tim and his weightloss journey, check out our interview: Fit Fathers Are Leading the Way.
So many of our Fitmark Ambassadors, like most fitness enthusiasts, spend a lot of time on the road. That’s why we’ve come to love high intensity workouts. This next workout from Ana Delia De Iturrondo has the added benefit of using only bodyweight exercises, so you can do it anywhere, on the road, on vacation, or on the spur of the moment! It’s super fierce!
Ana Delia’s Bodyweight Circuit Instructions:
- 5-minute Dynamic Warm Up
- Perform each exercise for 30 seconds.
- Rest for 1-2 minutes in between each circuit.
- Complete 4 to 5 complete circuits.
- Give it all you’ve got!
- Mountain Climbers
- High Knees
- Straight-Arm Plank with Shoulder Touches
- Jumping Jacks
- Bicycle Crunches
You can read more from Ana Delia on the Fitmark Blog: Meal Prep and Nutrition Tips with Ana Delia Fitness.
Fitmark Ambassador Lais DeLeon loves to work out with resistance bands, especially when she’s on the road or flying off to a photo shoot. She says she’s discovered so many new moves and ways to work her lower body that she’s finding more and more time to fit these into her weekly fitness routine. Check it out:
Lais DeLeon’s Lower Body Band Workout
- Glute Kick-Backs – 30 secs
- Donkey Kicks – 30 secs
- Slide Disk Hamstring Curls – 30 secs
- One Leg Curls – 30 secs
- Stationary Lunges WITH resistance – 30 secs
- Rest 1-2 minutes. Repeat 4-5 circuits.
If you want more workout tips from Lais, check out: 5 Tips for Sticking to your Fitness Goals.
With so many workouts to choose from, we’re sure you’ll find one to get you in the mood for something new. We’re going to leave you with our good friend, Heidi Kristoffer, and a yoga workout that will surprise you. It’s a high intensity heart-pounder to get you fired up for the New Year. Enjoy!
Sport Your Lifestyle
The Fitmark Team