Fitness

A collection of my favorite workouts. I design them with optimal fat-burning, effectiveness and time in consideration- I like to keep things no-nonsense with the busy Fitnessista in mind. All workouts are free and always will be.

For help on setting up a fitness plan, check out this post.

(As always, talk with a doc before making any fitness or nutrition changes. Honor your body and your injuries.)

Ab Burners -add these into a weights routine, after cardio, or before bed at night for a little extra burn

Arm Burners

Bridal Bootcamp

Bun in the Oven Workout

Workout Move of the Week:

Elliptical Workouts

Schweaty Workouts – posted monthly and include a combination of strength and cardio. You can follow these workouts if you’d like on non-consecutive days for about 4 weeks before changing it up. Remember, change creates change <3

2013:

2012:

2011:

Spin Workouts

Stretching

Summer Shape Up Plan- A total-body fitness plan with nutrition recommendations and meal ideas to help you feel good and bikini-ready all year long

2012:

Everything you need, including the full workout calendar, meal ideas and grocery list is here. 

2011:

2010:

2009:

Treadmill Workouts

Strength Workouts

Winter Shape Up

2012:

2011:

2010:

Workout Quickies

Zumba and Dance Cardio Videos:

Comments

  1. Gina,
    I’m in the middle of Week 3 of WSU 2012 (I guess I never googled 2013 because it’s out there, just not on this page).. Anyway, I’m so excited about this next one. It coincides perfectly with the end of the one I’m doing. I just have a quick question because of my schedule.

    I work two 12-hour shifts every Sunday and Monday with a one hour total commute, so exercising on those days is pretty much out of the question. I’ve been doing five days in a row, three alternating days of HIIT (Tues, Thurs, Sat) and the other days (Wed, Fri) I’ve been doing cardio and/or yoga. Just took my first barre class today!

    Is this okay? Should I be doing more cardio? Am I putting myself at risk for injury by doing five day stretches? You think I’d know all of this being a nurse, but I swear this fitness world is its own unique animal. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

    Also, I’m sure you get this every single day, but your blog has literally changed my life.

  2. Hi Gina!
    I’m writing from ELLE Malaysia. We’re interested in fitnessista for a future story and would like to connect with you. Can you please email me back? jkhoo@mongooseasia.com

    Thanks!
    Jamie

  3. I am really impressed with all the positive, supportive comments.

    Gina what you are doing here is wonderful.

    Congrats on a wonderful site that is bringing happiness and health to a sizable population.
    cheers

  4. I’m so glad I found your site. I love how you have everything in one place. It’s so convenient! Like you, I’m always looking for ways to make the most of a workout routine in a short amount of time. I love you list and will certainly check it out. I’ve been using Michael Blauner’s 12 minute routine currently.

  5. Hey Gina – love, love, love your blog!! I have a question for you about postpartum fitness. I have a 9 week old baby girl and started the long journey of getting back in shape a few weeks ago. I’m having some, ahem, bladder issues, especially when I do burpees/jumping jacks/jump squats or run. It’s annoying and embarrassing!! My doctor said the only real cure for this is time and/or surgery when I’m done having kids… any advice? Did you have any issues after Olivia?

    Thanks so much :)

    • Fitnessista says:

      first of all, congratulations!! so happy for you <3 your baby is still really young. it took a LONG time for things to go back to normal *down there* for me.. like almost a year. as far as jumping goes, i found that i could comfortably jump/burpee/sprint around the 3 month mark. kegels and time are your friends :)

  6. please add me to your email list. thanks

  7. Julia Davis says:

    Hi Gina!

    I just found you while looking for a review on Turbo Fire. You have a great site and I will check out more of it after I send this. Please add me to your newsletter.

    All the best!

    Julia

  8. Hi Gina! I just want to thank you for sharing your collection of very awesome workout! Everything I need is here, thank you again for making this more convenient for me. I found your blog in the 50 Nominated Health & Fitness Blogs of 2014, no wonder your blog got nominated. I voted for you by the way. :)

  9. When you fist started loosing weight and getting in shape what were you doing for workouts and how long did it take you to build up the endurance you have now?

    • Fitnessista says:

      i walked each day (starting for 15 minutes and worked up to a half hour and then 45 minutes), from there i added in a little bit of running and strength training. my cardio endurance was always pretty high since i grew up taking and teaching dance classes. the nutrition aspect helped to make a huge difference in my weight loss success

  10. Courtney says:

    Hi Gina,

    Thanks for the great work outs! I just ran my second 5k but ended up with hip bursitis :( I hate to take cardio out of my work out completely because I want to keep up my endurance that I have built. Do you have any suggestions for low impact cardio? I read some where that people with hip issues should stay away from the elliptical and stair master…ahh! I don’t have access to a pool, so I’m not quite sure what to do…

    Also, do you have any great IT band stretches?

    Thanks :) I love your blog!

  11. Hello Gina. I’m really impressed with all your articles. You really inspire and motivate all your readers. I can’t wait to try the workout plans you posted. Thanks!

  12. Justine Mckenzie says:

    Hey Gina,

    I want to know more about your food/workout journal, and any tips you might have for someone starting up. I know you’ve blogged about it before, but I cant seem to find the posts.

    Thanks,

    Justine

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