Get it right, get it tight! This workout is focused on building & sculpting your booty. It’s best for beginner to intermediate level but anyone can certainly reap the benefits. Give it a shot & let us know what you think! Feel free to email Gina@thearena.fit or visit our website www.thearenafitness.com with any questions that you may have.
Join Gina in the quest for weight loss & the Fight to be Fit with another full body workout! Be sure to push yourself…but only as much as your body will allow. Pace yourself and be sure to have a bottle of water nearby! Please feel free to visit our website www.thearenafitness.com or email Gina@thearena.fit with any questions you may have.
Join Gina in this total body HIIT workout. HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. The goal is to have minimal rest in between sets & exercises. Follow along and if you have any questions, email Gina at email@example.com or visit our website www.thearenafitness.com. Let’s Fight to be Fit together!
This circuit style workout consists of exercises that will work your entire body. Circuit training is a great way to burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time. This workout will focus your whole upper body, while incorporating some lower body & core as well. Please feel free to visit our website at www.thearenafitness.com or email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.
Continuing our quest for weight loss & the Fight to be Fit, today we’re diving into a full body circuit! Remember: the goal of circuit training is to burn as many calories as possible in a short amount of time. Be sure to push yourself…but only as much as your body will allow. Pace yourself and be sure to have a bottle of water nearby!
If you have any questions about the exercises seen here or about personal training, visit our website www.thearenafitness.com or email Gina@thearena.fit
Circuit training is a GREAT way to burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time. Be sure to take your time and drink plenty of water as you do this workout! As always, please feel free to visit our website www.thearenafitness.com or email email@example.com with any questions you may have.
Anyone who has ever been overweight knows just how hard of a process it actually is. Every single day is a struggle. Like many others, those struggles began for me as a child. I played sports and was fairly active during the summer but not all year round. As a result, my weight reached 180lbs by the time I entered high school. High school can be rough on any kid…but when you struggle with weight it’s that much worse. By senior year, I developed significant problems with my eating. I didn’t know that I had a “real” problem because I was never underweight and I was never formally diagnosed with any type of eating disorder. I’d go from eating one meal a day to, at my worst, one piece of candy or cracker per day. I made myself sick, which ultimately got me to eat again but not nearly enough. As the years have gone on, I’ve come to realize I suffered from what is known as Atypical Anorexia. That disorder continued to plague throughout college and ultimately ended with my spending upwards of 2 hours a day in the gym, barely eating, and drinking (heavily) every weekend. I got down to 130lbs and while I looked great…I didn’t feel it. Looking back on it, I had worked really hard in the gym but done nothing about my diet…or my mental state.
What many people in the fitness industry don’t truly understand is how much of this process is actually mental. You could do all of the right exercises and have the best diet…but if your head isn’t in the game…you won’t be either and that will almost ALWAYS catch up with you. It did for me.
Over the course of my entire life, I probably did almost every fad diet there was. At the time where I was living at the gym, I was also on the South Beach Diet. Like most other fads, once I stopped living in the gym and doing that diet, I gained a lot of the weight back. Over the course of the next 5 years, between health issues, medication and a lack of exercise, my weight climbed to an all-time high of 210lbs. I was miserable and completely clueless as to how I could change it. I needed help but I didn’t know where to turn. Enter the Biggest Loser and Jillian Michaels. The show has gotten a lot of criticism over the last few years for people gaining the weight back. Anyone who drops a crazy amount of weight without changing their mindset and, subsequently, their lifestyle, will fail. That’s just a given. Those who used the show as a method to change their life have stuck with it and their results have lasted. Those who used the show as a game and a chance to win money and fame…have not succeeded. It’s not easy. You have to work at this every single day. But that show, that woman…completely changed my life. If it wasn’t for the one night I turned on that show…I may not be where I am today. I began going to the gym the very next day and I never looked back. To date, I’ve lost and kept off about 80lbs & gone from squeezing into a size 14 to comfortably wearing a size 2/4.
It hasn’t all been roses & sunshine. I didn’t know much when I started. It took me a long time to lose weight and figure out what worked for my body. I began, like many others, by doing a ton of cardio. Slowly, with the help of online videos and Jillian DVDs, I began to incorporate weights into my routine. Without the proper guidance though, I ended up overtraining and doing many exercises incorrectly. This gave way to a serious shoulder injury, which landed me in surgery last October. I became a trainer and nutritionist so I could help others see that they weren’t alone in this fight and give them the guidance that I never had.
Since starting at The Arena, I’ve gone from a personal trainer to a professional. I will still argue that while you may lose some muscle, fasted cardio is the key to my fat loss. After all, every person’s body is different. However, I’m learning more and more everyday just how bad some of the most common exercises are and how they’ve created pain & made my pre-existing injuries that much worse.
Despite negative feedback and research, the Biggest Loser is the reason I got off the couch and did something about my weight. Was it the best, most credible source? Maybe not but it sure was the driving force behind my motivation and what kept me going every single day. I watched season 14 and I connected with the cast and trainers. I used Jillian’s voice as my motivation…and I made a change because of it. I may not have known the proper form or done the safest exercises but I got off my butt and got to the gym. I toned down the partying and eating out. I made small changes and learned how to implement a healthier lifestyle. I did the best that I could with the limited resources available to me. I also did it the smart way – making sure to not restrict myself or start some crazy exercise regimen. I made it work for ME…and it’s stuck 4 ½ years later. Along the way I’ve learned how to exercise safer and what proper form actually is. I’ve learned that I don’t need a TON of cardio to shed fat…but that for my terrible metabolism, I definitely need some. Most importantly, I found balance. Something I strived for my entire life. Now I want to help others do the same.
By: Gina Stallone
Gina holds weekly bootcamp classes every Tuesday & Thursday and is available for small group & individual training. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
See Gina’s videos and articles here: Fight to Be Fit
See Gina’s interview with THE ARENA’s CEO Charles DeFrancesco
This workout consists of exercises that will work your entire upper body. We’re talking chest, back, shoulders, bi’s, tri’s…and even some core! Visit our website at www.thearenafitness.com or email at email@example.com with any questions you may have. Let’s Fight to be Fit together!