1. Cate on August 29, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Thanks for adding the SSU and WSU links! Perfect!

    • Fitnessista on August 29, 2014 at 8:30 pm


      • Marc Zimmermann on January 26, 2021 at 3:10 pm

        love your blog!!!! would you be interested to be guest on a podcast?

    • Jill on January 28, 2020 at 12:38 pm


      Can you give an example of a workout schedule for a week. How many days to do legs, hiit, arms, total body etc? I am looking to workout 4-5 times a week right now and could use a schedule. Basically how many days to do HIIT and when do strength..since I only have 20-30 minutes in the morning.


      • Tamara on January 17, 2022 at 2:59 pm

        Hi Jill, I just found fitnessista. I was wanting to set up some new routines etc. she has a pod cast it’s episode 7 that explains everything. If I knew how I’d link it in here but I’m not real familiar with podcast. Hope that helps

    • Kristen Stewart on December 4, 2021 at 2:09 pm

      Wow Gina this is really great stuff here. I just came across this website and it has a lot of stuff to keep me here.

  2. shaina on August 31, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    oh this is AWESOME!

  3. Krista on September 9, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Hi Gina! Since you reorganized this page I’ve been using it A LOT! I love that it’s categorized into different areas of the body and the videos are GREAT! Every other night I’ll pick an exercise from arms/lower body and abs to do. In 20 or so minutes I feel like I’ve gotten a good burn going. So thank you! 🙂

    • Fitnessista on September 9, 2014 at 12:37 pm

      that is so awesome! happy you like the new setup 🙂

  4. Kiki on September 14, 2014 at 3:54 am

    Hey Gina!
    The new design of your page is awesome! It looks really amazing!
    I’ve got a question: Do you have training plans for the gym as well?
    From time to time I like working out there so that’s why I’m asking ;).

    • Fitnessista on September 15, 2014 at 10:49 am

      like printable text versions??

      • Kiki on October 11, 2014 at 10:42 am

        Yes, or just some tips to freshen up the routine.
        I always change the routine after 6-8 weeks and I’ve also alternated with different sets.
        Do you mix your workouts, e.g. exercises with your own weight and at the machines?
        I’m just curious that’s why I’m asking ;).

        • Fitnessista on October 12, 2014 at 10:59 pm

          i don’t usually use machines, but i love to use the different tools: dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells, bosu, trx, benches, plyo boxes. any more you usually do, try to change it up by changing the type of weight you use (go from two dumbbells to one at a time, etc) or try to add a balance challenge (bosu or standing on one leg)

  5. Diana on September 19, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    I have a question! I have always been naturally skinny, but as I have gotten older, it’s turned into a more skinny fat. I did a 21 day workout program and started eating better and had these results.


    I was happy to tone up some and get rid of a little of the fat, but I want to gain weight! I don’t like being so skinny! My arms and legs are soooo skinny. Is there a certain workout and meal plan I should follow?


    • Fitnessista on September 19, 2014 at 5:26 pm

      if you want to build, i would increase your calorie intake, increase your carb percentage and start lifting heavy weights. try a split where you focus on specific muscle groups per day instead of more of a circuit-style plan (like legs one day, back and biceps the next, etc)

  6. Jodie on October 23, 2014 at 4:35 am

    Love the setup Gina! I am really looking forward to your book too.

    • Fitnessista on October 23, 2014 at 10:22 pm

      thank you so much, jodie!

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  10. erin on December 26, 2014 at 12:22 am

    I love your site and read it daily! I’m curious what your weekly exercise routine looks like. Given your job and all.


    • Fitnessista on December 26, 2014 at 3:46 pm

      thank you so much for reading! i used to post meals and fitness for the week and was thinking about starting it up again this sunday 🙂

  11. Bethany rich on January 3, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    don’t want to diet/but to follow a healthy lifestyle for the rest of my life. I will be turning 40 in a few years and I want to get my weight and healthy lifestyle under control. I have never had children, and don’t know if I want to. here are my stats i am of Indonesian heritage, am only 4’10 and I weigh about 135. Ideally I want to be between 100-110, but I know at my age I might not attain that. i just want to get healthy and fit into clothes better. Be honest and let me know what I need to do i walk every day and try to eat healthy and still feel bad. Thank yu

  12. Kari on April 21, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Hi Gina,

    I am wondering if you have a general format for a plan that you recommend for going about setting up my own workout plan. I workout at home and usually do a mix of yoga, barre, biking, circuits/weight training. Do you have a general structure that you recommend for setting up a plan, in terms of how many days/week or month to aim for of each type of exercise if I prefer a mixture?

    Thanks for any advice. I have loved following your blog for maybe 4 or 5 years now!


    • Fitnessista on April 21, 2015 at 3:05 pm

      hi kari! thank you so much for reading!! i lay it all out in “hiit it” — it has ideas on how to shuffle your workouts based on the type (strength or cardio) plus weeks of sample plans. hope that helps a little!

  13. Diana H. on July 23, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Wow Gina this is great. I just found this website, and I’m really excited to get to jump in to it. Your post and articles are nicely categorized, so I’ll be ready to get started. Thanks again girl!

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  15. Lauren on December 7, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Hi, Gina! I’m happy to see the categorization of your workouts here; it’s very user-friendly. 😉

    This morning, I was happy to see a very positive pregnancy test sitting on my bathroom counter, and you were the first person I wanted to check with about prenatal fitness. (This is a new experience for me!) Do you have any specific workouts you’d recommend? Would it be too much to request a pregnancy category? ^_^

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  17. melissa on April 28, 2016 at 5:34 am

    I have been using this page as a reference for my workouts this month and it’s been great! I always need a “plan” when I go the gym and you’ve made that so easy. thank you!

    • Fitnessista on April 28, 2016 at 9:53 am

      that is amazing! so happy it’s been useful for you!

  18. Carmen Pearlswig on September 1, 2016 at 11:00 am

    I just wanted you to know how much you inspire me! I have been in the Army National Guard for 26 years and my body has paid the price in several places. I started doing water aerobics in 2011 at the local YMCA. In 2012 I went through training to be a Water Aerobics Instructor for the Y. After finding your page, I have taken several things with me into the water that I, and many others, am unable to do on land. I lead a HIIT class on Thursdays, and last night I was trying to come up with something fresh, and I saw your email about Squatember! Regular squats in the water arent worth a squat, but your list of different squats inspired me yet again! I came up with a great routine for this mornings class and they loved it! I shared my experance on FB (HominyChicks Water Ex) and Google + with the other instructors, and challenged them to find ways to make squats work in the water also. You Rock! Thnk you for all you do for us! And Happy Squatember to you!

  19. Jodie on February 8, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Hi Gina, what’s the name of the Pilates studio in San Diego you took classes at? And do you have a post of other studio workout sessions in San Diego? Thanks

    • Fitnessista on February 8, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      powerhouse pilates 🙂
      i also love barre body, point loma sports club, orangetheory point loma, and yoga six

      • Jodie on February 8, 2017 at 1:13 pm

        Awesome thank you

  20. Irie on March 7, 2017 at 7:11 am

    HELP! What can I do? Hating my body again!

    I’m 47 years old. In 2013 I was thin with curves and looked great. 2015, body began to change so I had a tummy tuck and mini thigh lift. Loose skin is gone from my abs, but abs are NOT flat. Mini thigh lift didn’t work or doctor didn’t take off enough. Legs are still big. Hips look wider. My Tensor Fasciae Latae Muscle is larger on my right and small on the left. That started about a year ago. What can I do to even that out? I eat right, exercise some, should exercise more, I know, and can’t lose weight. SO frustrated. What are best exercises to tone my legs, abs, and hips. Looks like I had no surgery at all. HELP!! What works after those types of surgeries? Need to loose weight and need something to curb my appetite.

  21. Minnie on March 25, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Hi, I was looking for a good workout video thing (like the beachbody videos and stuff) that would be good for me. I’m obese, and ready to change but I always do better when I have a motivator (like a video) is there any specific videos you would recommend?

    • Fitnessista on March 26, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      i really like the piyo videos! they have great modification options

  22. Gabby on August 31, 2017 at 11:11 am

    What workouts do you recommend during pregnancy?

  23. Jazmine Lohr on September 16, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Hi, I was wondering if there was a section for all of your reviews on stuff?

  24. Paula on October 6, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Hi Gina,
    I been following your blog for a while now, I find it very informative and easy to understand, which is appreciated. Would love your views on the yoni egg when it come to working out. I would really appreciate you writing an article on it. I have definitely seen improvement in using it, but your views would be invaluable. https://yonihealer.co.uk

    • Fitnessista on October 8, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      thank you so much for reading for so long! i actually haven’t tried this, but i’ve heard a lot of great things. what do you use to clean it? that’s my main concern because jade is so porous

  25. David on November 5, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    These are great! I really enjoyed the Holiday Fit Frenzy and Lean Leg Workout. This is really going to help me during the holidays. I have a job where I sit most of the day and really need to get movement in my lower body. I try to get up and walk around every two hours. I’m going to incorporate all this into my two-week diet plan. I’m trying to get my weight down so I can stop taking or cut down on my blood pressure medicine!

  26. Kaye on January 14, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    I am very excited I need to lose inititially 42 lbs.. I am winded and I just feel miserable. I have never worked out before other than a walk, and not even a fast paced one. I am more motivated than ever to to get these pounds off.

  27. melaniasmith on January 16, 2018 at 7:12 am

    “Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable”

  28. Claudia Urner on June 25, 2018 at 4:43 am

    Thanks for sharing you are awesome. ??

  29. Steven Varley on July 19, 2018 at 7:59 am

    My first time here today looking for new cardio workout.

    I pretty much shy away from traditional cardio. However, I’m not getting any younger and hills are starting to break me lol

    Time to put the weights down and find one of your cardio workouts.

    Thanks Gina

  30. Hannah on September 18, 2018 at 6:27 am

    Hey Gina. Do you have any pregnancy workouts on your site? I’m keen to keep fit but want to exercise safely. Thank you! Ps I’m loving your podcast. You are a natural and the conversations flow really well and are super interesting. Well done!

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  32. Sheree on March 2, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    Oh this is awesome! Wish I’d found you during my postpartum days for sure! It’s never too late!

  33. Jessica on April 17, 2019 at 6:43 am

    Really glad I came across some of these – especially the diastasis recti exercises. Very useful!

  34. Stefan heria on September 9, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Hey Gina! I have been following your workout exercises for a long time now, these are very helpful and I really enjoyed it.

  35. Ashley Rosen on December 10, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Hi Gina,

    I’ve actually been following your workouts for quite sometime! I love your Barre workouts and am thinking about creating some of my own. Thanks for the inspiration!

  36. Pedro Dias on December 11, 2019 at 5:22 am

    Thanks for the great content Gina! You’ve got a fan here.

  37. Michael J. on December 14, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    Hi. You have a great blog! A lot of detailed and useful information. I also like the recipe section, I found there a lot of interesting ideas for myself.

  38. Saloni Jain on December 24, 2019 at 7:07 am

    I love that it’s categorized into different areas of the body and the videos are GREAT! Every other night I’ll pick an exercise from arms/lower body and abs to do. In 20 or so minutes I feel like I’ve gotten a good burn going. So thank you! “Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable”.Thanks for sharing you are awesome!!!

  39. Kratika on February 14, 2020 at 6:10 am

    It’s so great that you have workout for every body part exclusively. Nice to follow your blog.

  40. MGF on July 13, 2020 at 6:46 pm

    Your workouts have been a lifesaver these past few months working out at home. Thank you!

    • Fitnessista on July 14, 2020 at 5:01 pm

      i’m so so happy you’ve been enjoying them!

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  42. Nicole on February 5, 2021 at 12:23 pm

    Hi! I loved your Peloton Workout Plan Bike + App…could you do a few of those so that I can shake things up? I love the addition of strength and core. I’m working out to get healthy and to lose the Covid 15 🙂

    • Fitnessista on February 9, 2021 at 11:46 am

      yes i can absolutely do that!

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  44. Lu on August 5, 2022 at 11:49 am

    I am reading your 15-Minute HIIT for Women and it’s amazing! I especially appreciate the section on how to know when to start HIIT training. I’m 59 with old injuries in my knee and ankle and I’ve hurt myself a lot because the workout I was trying didn’t break down how to build up for them.

    Also, the design of the book is beautiful. I wish all exercise books were so appealing and well thought ou.

    • Fitnessista on August 8, 2022 at 2:46 am

      Hi Lu,
      That’s so wonderful to hear! Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with me and I’m so happy you’re enjoying the book!

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