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My Pregnancy Workout: The Nasty 9’s

POSTED ON October 21, 2013

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Finally, a pregnancy workout that almost anyone can do (with your doctor’s approval, of course)! One of my favorite parts about this workout (besides the name, that plays off of our long 9 month baby growing months) is that it can be scaled for the beginner prego, all the way to the prego that has been working out with intensity from pre-pregnancy.

So if you have 15 minutes (warm up and cool down, included) and you want to feel great about yourself, get moving!

You ready?

Warm up
3 rounds of:
20 Step Jacks/Jumping Jacks
10 Twisters
10 Swoops
10 Deep Lunges

Workout
Set the clock for 9 minutes. Do as many rounds as you can (listening to your body, of course) of:
9 Couch Squats/Air Squats
9 Couch Push Ups/Push Ups
9 Bridge Ups/Couch Bridge Ups

Not sure exactly how to do these exercises? Watch my video below for a detailed explanation. WARNING – I get winded just demo’ing the warm up! Don’t worry…the workout isn’t that hard…I am just that pregnant!!!

Cool Down
Go for a walk around your neighborhood and breath in some fresh air. Appreciate that little bundle of joy you are growing, and be proud that you are doing what you can to give him/her a healthy start in life.

 

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Ask Heidi Anything: How Do I Lose My Baby Pooch?

POSTED ON October 16, 2013

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I don’t know of a mom out there that hasn’t worried about losing that baby pooch after pregnancy…myself included! Here I am to save the day!!! My tips, tricks and advice on how to best let those ab muscles come back together after baby, AND how to make sure we are focusing on two of the important parts to losing the pooch: patience and overall fat loss! Listen through to then end for my favorite SUPER easy exercises to do.

Want more core-burning exercises? Check these out:

Fabulous Abs in Just 5 Minutes

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Coming Soon . . .

POSTED ON June 21, 2013

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Celebrity Trainers Chris and Heidi Powell - Learn more at http://HeidiPowell.net/2319

No summer vacation for us! We’re busy working away on some amazing new tools to support and help you through your own transformation journey! Make sure you’re subscribed to my mailing list (see the link at the top of the page) to get the juicy details when we’re ready to share!

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On.AOL.com: Chris and Heidi Powell Share Fitness Tips

POSTED ON May 23, 2013

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View the complete video at On.AOL.com.

Fitness tips from celebrity trainers Chris and Heidi Powell - Learn more at http://HeidiPowell.net/2180

Reluctantly Healthy: Surprise Side Effects of Dehydration

POSTED ON April 30, 2013

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Chris and I are talking dehydration with the lovely Judy Greer on Reluctantly Healthy today! Check out this webisode (and the adorable host) to find out just WHY it’s so darn important to hydrate this summer!!! And always ;).

Side effects of Dehydration - Learn more at http://HeidiPowell.net/1288

Watch the webisode here: http://screen.yahoo.com/surprise-side-effects-dehydration-050000603.html

Good Morning Arizona: Blasting Back Fat

POSTED ON April 15, 2013

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We’ve gotta understand that back fat (like all bodyfat) is simply a layer of extra energy blanketing the body.  However, it gives us those unwanted back rolls above our beltline and creases under the armpits.

Here’s the catch:  We can’t isolate and burn the layer of energy on top, simply by contracting the muscles underneath – the myth is called ‘spot reduction’ and it simply isn’t true!

What we can do is this:  We can focus on developing the beautiful muscles underneath, and then reduce the thickness of the blanket of energy on top – by eating fewer calories than we take in and forcing fat loss!

Here are a few of my favorite muscle-shaping back exercises:

Now when it comes to reducing that layer, follow these 3 simple rules . . .

  1. Eat breakfast and smaller frequent meals every 3 hours afterward.
  2. Reduce your sugar intake significantly.
  3. Drink more water!

Say goodbye to that back fat and hello to your summer bod!

Watch the live episode from Good Morning Arizona as I demonstrate my favorite exercises: AZFamily.com

Talking Tabata with Judy Greer

POSTED ON February 20, 2013

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Tabata with Judy Greer? Any day! Talk about an amazingly talented, beautiful, witty, down-to-earth, and funny gal, she is IT! I’m a fan and I know you will be too after you check out her super-entertaining and informational show, Reluctantly Healthy (title sounds like most of us, huh?!).

Judy, thank you so much for letting me burpee next to you for 4 minutes :-). You rocked those babies! Oh, and please let us know how your 30 day Tabata Challenge is going! Nope, I didn’t forget ;).
Xoxo

Judy Greer and Heidi Powell discuss Tabata and Burpees - Learn more at http://HeidiPowell.net/510

Watch It Here: http://screen.yahoo.com/tabata-050000155.html

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POSTED ON October 10, 2010

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