It’s midway through April, May is fast approaching, and with no snow in sight, even I have to admit that bikini season is practically upon us. That realization has startled me to hit the gym even harder than I did the day after New Year’s. We can no longer be in denial, but there are some easy adjustments we can make to accentuate our abs and tone those tooshes before we bear them for all to see. I hit up the experts to get some inspiration on how we can optimize fitness and fun into a killer regime to ensure we’re bikini ready for that first frolic at the beach.
1. Flywheel Sports Challenge
What’s red and pink all over?
My face after a Flywheel class. I’m a fan of working out and I’m decently in shape, but this spin class didn’t just challenge me, it managed to motivate me even at my most fatigued- and the best part? I felt stronger after a single class. The Flywheel success secret lies in the technology hooked up to each stationary bike, and captures your speed (RPM), resistance (torq), as well as total energy exerted to help meet (and exceed!) your workout goals. Plus, for all of us competitive spirits out there, we’re competing against the other 35+ bikes in the room if that’s what motivates you. Their technology, paired with impeccable staff, and an incredible environment has made Flywheel one of the best workouts in 2015.
And as if Flywheel Sports wasn’t enough to get you bikini-ready for Memorial Day, they’re offering 3 month-long challenges that will offer an initial nutritional consultation with a 28-day meal plan, recipes and grocery recommendations, along with multiple workouts (whether you prefer Flywheel, FlyBarre, or a combination of both), along with constant check-ins and support via a fly coach! If you’re looking to make serious changes in the coming month, there’s absolutely no better option for you. Want more information? Click here. (Better hurry though- This can’t-beat offer starts on April 20th!)
2. Eat Clean AND green
Just in case Lux & Concord didn’t love this workout enough, Donna Cennamano, a coach at Flywheel Sports allowed us to pick her brain on how she stays in such impeccable shape. “Focus on protein-rich foods that will fortify muscle and keep you fuller longer,” said Donna. She recommends colorful foods, and likes to focus on adding veggies to most meals. Try this Lentil Tempeh and Sweet Potato Chili recipe for a lo-cal & protein-packed meal that tastes as good as it sounds!
3. Drink All The Water
Donna really emphasized the “ALL” when she provided this tip. You’ve heard it before, but water is a major proponent for your health- it keeps hunger at bay, helps your metabolism and clears up skin. People are constantly asking for a miracle health drug, and here it is: water. DRINK IT.
4. Get Behind A Cause
Flywheel is passionate about their customers and their charities. They offer an entire 45-minute class where 100% of proceeds will go to an organizations charity of choice. In case an incredible workout doesn’t make you wanna #Fly, get behind one of the many causes they believe in!
And even if it’s not Flywheel, there are plenty of impactful ways to simultaneously pursue a bikini body while making the world a better place. Lux & Concord is walking to end Breast Cancer in June and would love your company, support, or donations for the Avon Walk! If you’re looking for more info. on helping your resident L&C team get behind 39.2 miles, visit our Team Self page!
Because friends don’t let friends run on treadmills.