10 Types of Fitness Programs for Women

Get My Bikini Body fitness programs for womenSwimsuit season is just around the corner, so it’s time to start working out. Women who want to get bikini-ready should check out this list of 10 fitness programs for women and find one to fit their lifestyle.

1. Kayla Itsines Sweat With Kayla Bikini Body 12-Week Program
This series of 28-minute workouts is tough, but fun. Women of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels can participate. This program is also convenient, as it can be done at home or in the gym.

2. Jillian Michaels Body Revolution
This program by a trainer from “The Biggest Loser” will push your limits and get results. It takes 90 days to complete and includes 15 different workouts.  This program requires a resistance band and hand weights (not included).

3. Beachbody Insanity Workout
This workout is not for the beginner. Each workout in this 60-day program is 45 minutes of interval training that includes both cardio and strength training. No equipment is needed except for the nine included DVDs.

4. P90X3
A program like the well-known P90X, but it’s better because the workouts are only 30 minutes long. This 90-day program has 16 different workouts, so it’s hard to get bored with it. The Deluxe DVD Package includes three resistance bands.

5. Slim in 6
This simple program that combines cardio and weight training is a good option for those who are newer to fitness. It is a six-week program with three different workouts that will burn fat and sculpt muscle. A resistance band comes with the DVDs.

6. LES MILLS PUMP
A great program for fans of the popular BODYPUMP class, since it’s an at-home version of it. This 90-day program is strength-focused and, and will burn loads of calories while toning muscle. All necessary equipment is included with the program.

7. Zumba Incredible Results System
A favorite, dance-based program that includes six workouts. Zumba is popular around the world because of its high-energy fun. DVD box includes a Zumba Rizer.

8. Rockin’ Body
Another dance-based program that uses hit music in its five routines. There is no equipment needed to do this workout.

9. PiYo
Perfect for those who want something low-impact, this combination of pilates and yoga delivers a high-intensity workout while being easy on the body. No equipment required for this exercise program.

10. 21-Day Fix
The perfect program for those who need to slim down quickly. This program has a different 30-minute workout every day for three weeks. It also includes portion control containers to help with diet.

For more information, contact Get My Bikini Body at 919-766-2040.

4 Ways to Find a Workout Buddy for the New Year

Get My Bikini Body workout buddyAs we’re now into the New Year, many of you will be looking to actively undo weeks upon weeks of overindulgence over the festive period. Whether you want to transform your body or drop a few pounds, exercise is a great way to go about things. Working out, however, is not as simple as it sounds, so if you want to push, you may wish to consider finding a workout buddy. Sticking to a fitness and exercise regime is much easier if you train with a partner. Finding a workout buddy, however, is easier said than done, but to help you out, here are some handy suggestions.

Ask Your Friends

Friends do all kinds of activities together, and yes, that does include working out. If you find yourself simply going through the motions, and struggling to locate the energy and motivation to work out in the gym or anywhere else for that matter, why not ask a friend/friends if they will be your training partner? Working out with friends is ideal because you get to have fun together, and you can push each other and motivate one another. Plus, whether you admit it or not, there will be a slight competitive element there, so that will make you work a little bit harder.

Ask Family Members

If your friends are not interested in working out regularly, or if they’re just unreliable, you could also recruit family members and ask them to be your workout buddies. Like with friends, you will be comfortable with family members, you will have fun, and it will be a great bonding experience for you in the process.

Search Your Gym

When you train in the gym, if you are a regular, you will get to see some regular faces. Some will train with workout buddies, whereas others will be training alone. If you see people training alone, why not ask if they could use a workout buddy, and take things from there?

Find a Virtual Fitness Buddy

One key benefit associated with training with somebody else, is the fact that they hold you accountable. If you skip a workout or do not put your full effort into your workout, a buddy will call you out. This accountability is a great deterrent for skipping sessions because people just do not want the embarrassment of admitting they are too lazy to exercise. Thanks to modern technology there are apps you can download which allow you to log your progress and build an online network of fitness buddies. You may not be able to see them, but they will still motivate you and hold you accountable.

Working out with a fitness buddy is an excellent way to keep motivated and on track as you work towards your goals.