Fitness fashion Friday

Hi! Happy happy Friday <3 Hope youโ€™re enjoying the day so far! 

Time for some fitness fashion Friday, inspired by Emily at Cupcakes and Cashmere, but featuring staples like Target tanks and high-top sneaks ๐Ÿ˜‰

This week was a beefy one in terms of teaching workouts. Many of my classes have been active teaches, meaning that I do the entire workout along with the class.

Hereโ€™s what this week looked like:

Sunday: OFF. Took a nap. It was glorious.

Monday: BODYPUMP. Didnโ€™t get a pic for this one, but it was my beloved cloud tank and some Reebok crops.

Tuesday: Zuuuuumba!

Zumba stuff with liv  1 of 1

(Reebok sneaks, lulu shorts similar, Zumba tank similar, lulu tank underneath)

(Little sidekick: priceless)

Wednesday: Zumba + BODYPUMP practice in the garage

Zumba stuff  1 of 1

(Zumba genie pants, Reebok sneaks, lucy tank -probably my fave black tank- and Under Armour bra)

Thursday: Two barre classes

Tattoo pants  1 of 1

(Target tank + Onzie leggings aka my tattoo pants)


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(Old beloved Reebok crops + a barre tank and mint Nanos)

Tomorrow is ZUMBA and Sunday is rest day again. Iโ€™m trying to figure out my half marathon training schedule, especially since Iโ€™ve been missing Orangetheory (my class class was with Lindy) and it really helped with my running. Fellow runner/fitness instructor friends, how do you plan out your long runs with your training schedule? Iโ€™m thinking of adding either Orangetheory or a run on the days I teach barre since itโ€™s less cardio that day. Ideally I like two days off each week, so hopefully Iโ€™ll be able to keep with that! (PSA: You need at least one full day off each week to rest and recover. My personal magic number is two. Do what works best for you, and if you find yourself particularly tired or sore, take a break.)

Whatโ€™s your favorite thing that you worked out in this week, or something that motivated you?

Hereโ€™s your friendly reminder for todayโ€™s squats too!





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  1. I got two new workout tanks this week, both of which are loose muscle tanks I wear with leggings. I love the easy breezy feeling of the big armpit holes, especially when teaching something as sweaty as BODYATTACK. Your tattoo pants are super cute!

    It’s hard to fit in a running plan when you teach a lot of classes. I’d suggest one run a week and a long run on the weekend. The running in Orange Theory (I’ve never been, but believe it to be similar to Barry’s, which I have tried), should give you the speed and interval work you need during the week for running as well. Good luck!

    • Fitnessista says:

      that’s what i did last time and it helped so much! lately i haven’t been able to fit running in at all, so i need to make it happen ๐Ÿ™‚
      is body attack the one with martial arts inspired moves, or is that combat? i always get them confused but love both ๐Ÿ™‚

      • BODYATTACK is sports-inspired cardio, so a lot of plyo lunges, tuck jumps, kicks, jacks and such. BODYCOMBAT is the martial arts one. I am obsessed with BODYATTACK and teach it three times a week now. It also has some running involved. Happy training!

  2. Amber Schumann says:

    Ugh, I’m struggling with my running program too. SF Nike Women’s Half is in 6 weeks, and I’m lucky if I get 2 runs per week with mine+hubby’s+daughter’s schedule. It seems the only time I can get to run is eeeearly (dark) or laaaate (dark)–two times of day I’m a little nervous to hit the pavement solo. Thankfully I’ve been doing OTF 1x/wk and I’m glad to hear that it’s beneficial for training runs.

    Dear lord, what am I going to do with myself on those San Francisco hills?!?! o_O

    • Such a fun race though! SF NWM (back when they still had the full marathon) was my first marathon! That said, the most beautiful parts of the course were during the first half, so you’ll have a blast ๐Ÿ™‚ Just enjoy yourself!! <3

  3. 1. Who takes your pictures? Especially selfies!
    2. Long runs are typically on the weekends, although I haven’t been doing any in the very long time.
    3. I got to a level 7.5 on the beep test today! WHOOO!!!

  4. I’ve been itching to get some new workout clothes. Not that I don’t already have enough but new ones are always needed when you live in them like we do! I’ve been loving my zella capris I bought a month or so ago. I wish I could wear them everyday!

  5. there is no way I could have a child right now (and I feel really lucky to be pursuing a very high-demand career that I love!), but the pictures of you and Livi make my ovaries hurt ๐Ÿ™‚ she is darling, and looks more like you every day!

  6. My favorite workout this week was a Yoga Sculpt class. I went to refresh my knowledge of the moves because I’m sub teaching for a friend on Wednesday…first time ever! Ahh! Looking forward to a long walk tomorrow with my parents on my weekend visit. We have an insane park/nature preserve nearby. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. i teach classes about 4 days/week, and usually squeeze in my own running workout on the day that i teach strength. the day i teach 3 classes in one day is more than enough exercise, and on the two days i only teach spin, sometimes i do my own strength workout after. and the other free days i fit in the lifting that i can, and usually take at least one day off! it’s quite the balancing act, haha ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Love these fashion posts! I have made a note to look up Lucy online. That’s a new one to me!

  9. love those patterned capris.

  10. I’m coming to Zumba tomorrow so we should all get a good laugh along with the workout!

  11. Thanks for the PSA about rest days. I think because exercise makes me feel so great, it’s difficult to take a day off but so so necessary. I need to remember its a non negotiable! A nap sounds so glorious!

  12. I really want that cloud tank – I may have to hop ove rand see if they still make it! I love this feature ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Carrie Wright says:

    Hi, you may have posted this back in Tucson, but where is your couch from? It’s really stylish.

  14. I love these workout fashion posts!! keep ’em coming!

    I’ve been loving strength workouts these days, which is weird because I typically am more of a cardio person. Yesterday I finally mastered the power snatch!

  15. You really pull off the Zumba clothes well! I look goofy in them. I also look goofy doing Zumba.

  16. I love your workout outfits! Mine are so terrible… my husband constantly makes fun of me because I love to cut cheap t-shirts from Kohl’s and make them into tank tops. Some of them are so cute/funny though!

    In terms of motivation, new workout music always gets me pumped up to go to the gym! My favorite song right now is Delirious by Steve Aoki. I literally just have it on repeat sometimes during cardio haha.

    Hope you have a great weekend!

  17. I LOVE your “tattoo pants”! And yes, another commenter said it above, but I’ll say it again – you pull off the Zumba attire so well. Love the high top sneaks! Lovin’ all the BodyPump this week! Are you subbing or did you get your own class?!

  18. Your leggings are adorable!!

  19. I’m loving these Friday fashion posts–so fun! I’ve noticed myself getting kind of worn down the last few weeks. I was doing 5 Pure Barre classes a week for most of the summer and by the end of it I felt like my body wasn’t really responding anymore and I started to dread working out (don’t tell the barre gods on me please….). I started cutting back to 4x a week and I’m adding in some yoga days, though I feel like I need more cardio too. I just have such a hard time leaving the barre!

  20. The September Workout calendar is the perfect way for me to jump back on the bandwagon. Except I can’t jump because my legs won’t let me. Dat lean mean leg leg workout doe. Killin it! Thanks Gina!

  21. I need some new workout clothes! Your leggings are so cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Hey Gena, you might find this article interesting!
    I remember you saying that cotton is the enemy for workout gear, but this made me think twice ๐Ÿ™‚
    Anyway, just wanted to share!

  23. Cassie Vaughn says:

    Jogging out in the cooler weather!!

  24. I just picked up a new hot pink and black tank from target that has a built in black and white dot sports bra that I love! I’m thinking of getting more in different colors!

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