A Total Body Gym Workout To Pin!

January 24, 2012 · 19 comments

Fitfuential has secured a few partnerships with a variety of online publications. I’m so excited to have the opportunity to audition to write for one of them. I can’t share with you the name of the publications yet, but I’m in the final rounds! They’d like to see what I bring to the table so this is basically an audition post. I would love it if you took a minute to leave a comment below suggesting or helping me know what you think I could best contribute.

After training for the Urbanathlon, I took a bit of a break from my strength training. I took a Tabata class religiously on Mondays, and dabbled in a few other classes like Hip Hop Yoga, Barre Burn, even spinning! It was nice to mix things up, but I missed feeling sore. I missed having control over what parts of my body were really worked to exhaustion. I also found it hard to really max out a muscle group. When you take a class, they suggest a weight without telling you what exercise they plan to use them with. My bicep curls and dead lifts are performed with weights that differ by 50 lbs but in a class, I use the same set of dumbbells. If I knew ahead of time, I would grab heavier weights but usually you do not know what is in store.

With a vacation to South America coming up in March, I am newly motivated to target my bikini flaunting areas. My main focus this month is the booty. Here is my new workout routine I created for the next 6 weeks before my vacation. I plan to supplement this routine with cardio 3 days a week, consisting of 35-50 minute steady state and interval runs.

UPDATE: Here is how you do a Full Extension. I should have included this originally!

Feel free to pin the workout too! I’m recently obsessed with Pinterest. If you need an invite, let me know in the comments.

While you can’t target where your body loses fat, you can build muscle and lift your backside with exercises as seen above. For me when trying to lose weight, it is more important to focus on diet. This past weekend, I made a delicious new recipe using left over red bell pepper from an event with the Junior League.

I warmed up frozen grilled asparagus from Trader Joe’s and a Dr Preagers Spinach veggie pancake as sides. The main meal was a chicken breast stuffed with sautéed red peppers. I cooked the chicken in a frying pan with salt and pepper. Next, I transferred it into a preheated oven at 350F for another 25 minutes. I used the remaining red pepper and pureed it in my food processor with a dollop of Greek Yogurt, adding more pepper, salt and garlic to taste. When the chicken was done, I topped it off with the chilled red pepper topping. So simple, but so good. This is going to be a staple in my house. I made roomie’s with bread crumbs for added flavor.

While searching for a recipe to use my red pepper, I discovered a few new favorite sites. One is Foodily and the other is PunchFork. Both offer recipes from sites like Epicurious but also include blogger recipes in the search results. I’m ecstatic that blogger recipes are now being included in recipe discovery sites. I feel an adventurous chef in the making.

Tomorrow, I am posting a new YouTube video featuring another booty workout that requires no equipment at all, so if you hate that the above workout requires a gym membership, check back tomorrow on here or YouTube for another option! On a side note, my YouTube channel surpassed 55,000 subscribers this weekend! I can hardly believe it. Over the past few months, my growth rate has

Ok, so now for my pitch to the online publications: My goal upon entering college was to be a broadcast journalist. Instead of moving to a large city like New York or small market like Florida, I attempted to concur my goal while living in Boston. I was able to gain on air experience with the help of YouTube. Today, my channel has over 55,000 subscribers. Over the past four weeks, the number of weekly subscribers to my YouTube channel has more than doubled. My videos are now receiving half a million views each month! Additionally, with over 11.3K Twitter followers, 6.7K “Likes” on Facebook, and 27K Tumblr followers, I’m happy to say my hard work over the past 12 months looks to be paying off. Wanting to build credibility to my videos, I became an ACSM certified personal trainer. I am also currently certified to teach using the TRX. While I no longer train clients out of a gym, I do work with young women privately.

I’ve created a brand that not only is a reliable source for fitness and health information on YouTube, but I also am an advanced video editor with a successful healthy living blog. I’ve achieved all three accomplishments on my own, without outside help.

Here is my “sizzle reel” that I created for YouTube this summer to showcase my channel.

I created this website, SarahFit.com, to supplement the videos with recipes and more details for workouts. While my main audience is on YouTube, I equally love to write. The journalist in me however enjoys writing about thought provoking content rather than my daily diet and fitness regimen. A few of my favorite posts can be found on my Lifestyle and Features page.

I am really looking forward to being a contributor for one of the best online publications and am excited to meet the challenge!

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kindal January 24, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Congrats on the “final rounds” ! I love punchfork, It’s in my PULSE to check out each night. I try out one of their recipes probably once a week and have yet to be disappointed. Another great food source I use a lot if OhSheGlows.com, it’s all vegan but I use them as guides to add in our chicken and such.

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2 Sarah January 24, 2012 at 10:37 pm

I love OSG as well!

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3 Alice Lee January 25, 2012 at 4:52 am

Hi! I’ve been following your blog for a while now and i was wondering, who is roomie?

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4 Sarah January 25, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Roomie is my roommate. I try to respect their privacy because they are not even on Facebook! It’s become kind of a running joke among our friends as well which gives me the impression that they are OK with me mentioning them from time to time as long as I keep them “anonymous” haha.

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5 Viviana January 25, 2012 at 6:34 am

LOVE Pinterest. I am obsessed. I have been focusing a lot on my Barre classes because they were running a special so I’ve been going everyday…I see myself more toned after only 1 week (the TIU plan is working well too BTW!)but I need to go back to strength training too! Thanks for the workout, you are awesome. I am experiencing information overload right now with fitness so I love that you have a plan written down for us.The special at the Barre studio expires next week so then it will be just once a week for me and I’ll have more time to add different workouts!

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6 Ann (@TheWellnessChick) January 25, 2012 at 11:52 am

Good luck! I”m sure you’ll do well.

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7 vanessa January 25, 2012 at 3:02 pm

sarah – where have you been able to find dr. praeger’s in boston? i found them once at whole foods, but no more! now i can only seem to find the kid’s version of the spinach burgers cut into little star shapes.

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8 Sarah January 25, 2012 at 8:45 pm

I got them at the Whole Foods on Cambridge Street in the freezer section!

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9 vanessa January 26, 2012 at 1:55 pm

So strange, that’s where I’ve found them before but maybe they’ve just been sold out the past few times I’ve looked for them. They are the BEST! Thanks!

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10 Viviana January 25, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Just wanted to let you know I pinned your workout and it was liked/repinned over a dozen times in less than 12 hours! :-)

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11 Alex January 25, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Congratulations on making it into the “final rounds,” Sarah! All your hard work is paying off! I mean this from the bottom of my heart when I say that any publication would be lucky to have you. Best of luck to you as you continue to move forward. I (like many, many others) will be watching, reading, and cheering you on!

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12 Tara January 25, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Congrats Sarah! I really admire your drive and your work in the fitness world. I am an athletic training myself and just sat for my CSCS test. I think the possibilities in the fitness industry are endless but at the same time you need to find your place. Where do you find your drive and inspiration?

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13 Rachel January 26, 2012 at 5:21 pm

can i get an invite to pinterest!? =)

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14 Sarah January 26, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I just sent it to your yahoo account :)

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15 Laura F January 26, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Can you describe what a full extension with medicine ball is? I’m excited to try the rest!

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16 Laura January 27, 2012 at 1:04 am

Did the full workout today – thought I was going to fall over, I was so tired!!! But…what is the full extension with medicine ball? Please let me know what to do so I can do it again on Saturday! Thanks!!!

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17 Britt-Marie January 27, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Hey Sarah,
I just did this workout for two days and it’s really, really great! It’s challenging and defines all muscles, which is extremely important for me as I’m doing ballet. I would really like to pin you workouts, but I don’t have pinterest. It would be great, if you would send me an invite!

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18 Viviana January 30, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Hey Sarah, I also would like to know what is the full extension. Did this on Saturday night (modified some weights to fit my level) and I am still sore today!Really great workout. Will become a staple and I will add weight as I get stronger!

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19 Sarah January 30, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Here is a link a full extension. Sorry for the delay! http://youtu.be/v5W2OePgOWs

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