Fitness fashion Friday

Hi! Happy happy Friday <3 Hope you’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 😉

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.

Here’s what this week looked like:

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

Monday: BODYPUMP. Didn’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)


Photo 177

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

Tomorrow is ZUMBA and Sunday is rest day again. I’m trying to figure out my half marathon training schedule, especially since I’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? I’m thinking of adding either Orangetheory or a run on the days I teach barre since it’s less cardio that day. Ideally I like two days off each week, so hopefully I’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.)

What’s your favorite thing that you worked out in this week, or something that motivated you?

Here’s your friendly reminder for today’s squats too!





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  1. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on September 5, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    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 on September 5, 2014 at 6:29 pm

      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 🙂
      is body attack the one with martial arts inspired moves, or is that combat? i always get them confused but love both 🙂

      • Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on September 5, 2014 at 6:35 pm

        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 on September 5, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    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

    • Jenn on September 10, 2014 at 8:34 am

      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 🙂 Just enjoy yourself!! <3

  3. Linda @ Fit Fed and Happy on September 5, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    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. Giselle on September 5, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    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. michele on September 5, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    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 🙂 she is darling, and looks more like you every day!

  6. RachelG on September 5, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    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. 🙂

  7. Julianna @ Julianna Bananna on September 5, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    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 😉

  8. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on September 5, 2014 at 8:54 pm

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

  9. kristin @ W [H] A T C H on September 5, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    love those patterned capris.

  10. Betsy on September 5, 2014 at 10:04 pm

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

    • Fitnessista on September 6, 2014 at 7:56 pm

      umm you did SO WELL, and i loved seeing your face this morning 🙂

  11. Amanda on September 5, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    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. Ash Bear on September 6, 2014 at 12:54 am

    I really want that cloud tank – I may have to hop ove rand see if they still make it! I love this feature 🙂

  13. Carrie Wright on September 6, 2014 at 7:31 am

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

    • Fitnessista on September 6, 2014 at 7:55 pm

      thank you! world market

  14. Christa @ Living Unablanced on September 6, 2014 at 9:00 am

    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. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on September 6, 2014 at 9:18 am

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

  16. Tracy @ sprinklesandsquats on September 6, 2014 at 10:36 am

    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. Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries on September 6, 2014 at 11:11 am

    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. Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out on September 6, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Your leggings are adorable!!

  19. Alex @ True Femme on September 6, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    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. Crystal on September 6, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    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. Jill on September 7, 2014 at 10:41 am

    I need some new workout clothes! Your leggings are so cute 🙂

  22. lian on September 7, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    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 🙂
    Anyway, just wanted to share!

  23. Cassie Vaughn on September 8, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Jogging out in the cooler weather!!

  24. Tricia on September 11, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    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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