Introducing the Fitnessista Fit Guides

Personalized fitness plans based on what you like to do, and your unique goals.

Hi friends! Happy Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! I’ll be back soon with a recap from the fun, but in the meantime, I have some exciting news. The Fitnessista Fit Guides are on the way, and they’ll be in subscribers’ inboxes on May 1. 

Fitnessista Fit Guide LogoThis is a project that I’ve been scheming and designing for the past year, and I’m so excited that I can finally share the news with you!

When I see fitness plans online, there’s always something that turns me off:

they’re designed for one person. One type of exerciser, one type of goal, one type of training style. They don’t take into account personal goals and preferences, but instead loop everything into a general plan or category. Of course, sharing fitness is a GREAT thing, but I thought that there has to be a better way to customize workout plans.

I really wanted to create something different, and something that would cater to the various goals and likes/dislikes that are out there. 

Since I started the blog, I’ve received countless emails asking for personalized fitness plans. I went back and forth on it for quite a while.  In the end, I decided to wait because I wanted them to be affordable, but at the same time, there was no way I could design so many fitness plans on a large scale and still mom, life, blog, and do all of the other things I do. I needed to find a way to streamline these workout plans so I could help multiple people with different goals… and the idea for these fit guides was born. 

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I have a different strategy I use with each client. For example, I’ll train someone looking to build lean muscle entirely differently than I’ll train a new mama, or a beginner, or someone looking to lose weight or body fat. When I actually wrote down each type of person that I train (minus individual nuances, like injuries or schedule), I came up with 31 different general types of clients. From there, I narrowed it down to the six that I train the most often:

-The lean machine: the person who likes to lift weights and follows a standard training plan, but wants to kick it up to the next level

-The cardio queen: the client who loves to sweat and take classes, but may be lacking in structure or a solid strength training plan

-The benchmark babe: the newbie, or someone returning from hiatus, who has lots of energy and gusto but needs to channel that into a safe plan and progression

-The fitness freak: the one who loves fitness and taking as many classes as possible. This person is passionate and dedicated but may need help setting up a solid split

-The home workout warrior: the client who likes to sweat in the comfort of their own home with minimal equipment

-The fit mama: the mama (baby less than 9 months old) who wants to get back in the fitness game safely and efficiently; without a huge time or equipment demand. 

So, which one are you?? You can take this handy workout personality quiz to find out!! From here, you’ll get your individual quiz results and have your appropriate plan suggestions sent to you.

Or if you know which one you are (or what you’d like to do), you can read more about the personal fitness plans HERE.

The plans are all customized and created with these personalities and goals in mind, using the strategies I’d use in real life to make you stronger, fitter, faster, and more energized. Everything is very strategically set up and designed with each personality preferences and goals in mind.

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How do the plans work?

They’re a monthly PDF from me to you, with 4 weeks of workouts. (Weeks 1 and 3 are the same, and Week 2 and 4 are the same. This is so that each month is purpose-driven, you can get used to the moves, and it’s not all over the place.) You’ll also receive a cardio guide with suggestions and specific cardio workouts, as well as a monthly bonus from me to you. The first month’s bonus is a 7-day meal guide with healthy meal ideas + new recipes.

This is a subscription-based plan. If you order now, the price will be $19.99 per month, which is a SWEET deal. One training session alone can range from $45-75 depending on where you live. When I worked out with a trainer in San Diego, I paid $100 per month for a monthly fitness plan email, which didn’t include any bonuses or cardio guidelines; just strength workouts. On May 1, the day the plans launch, the price will jump up to $29.99, which is still way less than one personal training session. 

The best thing about these workout plans:

-You’ll know what to do for each workout! No more wondering if you’re strategically working towards your goals. They’re designed with your goals and preferences in mind to be as effective and time-efficient as possible.

-You can shuffle them around according to your schedule. If you ever need help, you’ll have our interactive Facebook group. I’ll be in there every day. 🙂 Which brings me to our next one:

-Our Facebook group! Our online workout group will be the spot to ask questions, I can provide additional video demonstrations if needed, and we can all support each other. It’s another great place for us to chat and hang out. If you’d like to join, the link is here.

I’m SO, so excited to share these plans with you and can’t wait to have them in your inbox on May 1!

Take the quiz and order here to lock in the $19.99 monthly price!

Limited spots are available to ensure that I can provide support to everyone on the plans.

Can’t wait to hear your thoughts and I’d love to have you join the team. <3

What’s your fitness personality type?! Shout it out in the comments below.



Special thanks to Luminous Lines for the gorgeous design work and to Katy for the blog tech support <3

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  1. Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona on April 16, 2018 at 9:35 am

    What a cool idea! I love that you have several different plans for different people.

  2. Tanya on April 16, 2018 at 9:47 am

    This is so awesome! Quick question – is there a cancellation policy or contract for a specific amount of time we have to subscribe? Thanks for doing this it’s such a wonderfully idea!

    • Fitnessista on April 16, 2018 at 9:49 am

      no contract or anything weird like that! if you ever want to cancel, just email me and i can go in and cancel for you 🙂

  3. Laura on April 16, 2018 at 9:56 am

    This sound great Gina! I am hands down a Home Workout Warrior! Count me in

  4. Amanda on April 16, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Home workout warrior here! Really excited to dive in—we just bought our home and I finally have a deaignated workout space. So excited!!!

  5. Amy on April 16, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Hello! Trying to decide between the Home Workout Warrior and Fitness Freak plans…I do only exercise at home, but I have a fair amount of equipment built up since I’ve been doing it a while! (Treadmill, TRX, bosu, kettlebell, lots of dumbbells…) What equipment is required for the Fitness Freak plan? Thanks!!

    • Hadley on April 16, 2018 at 2:20 pm

      I have the same question!

    • Nicole on April 16, 2018 at 3:28 pm

      I am wondering the same thing!

  6. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups on April 16, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Very cool! Congrats on the new project, looks awesome.

  7. Kristin on April 16, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Okay… tricky question. I took the quiz and it turns out that I am a “fitness freak”. I have a baby that is 9 months old, but I am also 22 week pregnant. Is there a plan that would be good for me? I cannot say I fully recovered from the 1st baby, and am trying to be very safe while also training to maintain my level of fitness as much as I can for now.

  8. Janice on April 16, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Home workout warrior here! Love, love, love that you are offering this! Congrats on launching this new project!

  9. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on April 16, 2018 at 11:13 am

    These look awesome! Do you have an affiliate program? I have a meal planning business and I’m sure my clients would love to have access to this.

  10. Amanda on April 16, 2018 at 11:20 am

    What’s the recommended personality/guide for the dedicated workout person who prefers barre, pilates, and yoga as her workouts? I took the quiz and I’m a “fitness freak” (no surprise!), but I wonder if the plans will be tailored for the fitness freak who prefers traditional gym workouts and cardio/strength training workouts and classes.

  11. Stephanie W on April 16, 2018 at 11:48 am

    Super excited about this!! I think I am a cross between a cardio queen and lean machine. I took the quiz and wasn’t sure about one question. Depending on how I answered it I got either cardio queen or lean machine. I purchased the lean machine option. Can we switch plans if we find that it isn’t working well? I assume we wouldn’t be able to switch plans mid month but can we switch plans and still receive the $19.99 price if we select a different plan the next month?

    • Jen on April 16, 2018 at 3:44 pm

      I also wondered if we could change plans and receive the initial price. I’m hoping to get my gym membership going again in the next few months once my littlest one is a bit older.

      • Fitnessista on April 16, 2018 at 10:38 pm

        such a great question! so i figured out how to do this.. if you ever want to switch, i can change your tag in the system. it would get messy going back and forth, but i think that once it would work

  12. Kirsten on April 16, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Amazing work Gina! Congrats. The plans look very concise and well thought out.

  13. SAra on April 16, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    I signed up and looking forward to taking my at home workouts to the next level. Will you be offering another type of communication outside of Facebook? I am not a Facebook user but would like to participate in everything that the $19.99 includes.

  14. Alicia on April 16, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    So exciting! I’m a home workout warrior! I have a quick question though: How long are the workouts?

    • Fitnessista on April 16, 2018 at 10:38 pm

      they’re all about 45 minutes or less

  15. sarah on April 16, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    these sound great! will there be nutrition suggestions/help as well? about how long are the workouts? i took the quiz and scored a “cardio queen.” i don’t have a ton of time to work out each day, so curious what i might be signing up for in terms of time commitment. desperately want to lose ~20 lbs!

    • Fitnessista on April 16, 2018 at 10:37 pm

      i’ll be sending meal ideas and bonuses each month for you 🙂
      the workouts are all about 45 minutes or less

      • sarah on April 17, 2018 at 10:50 am

        thank you! that’s perfect re: workout length. congrats on the launch!

  16. milania al-jammaly on April 16, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Awesome love this!! I’m cardio fitness queen! sounds about right! will that have strength in there as well?

    • Fitnessista on April 16, 2018 at 10:36 pm

      yes, it’s heavy on the strength workouts!

  17. C. on April 16, 2018 at 5:13 pm

    Love your blog so much! I was wondering about a post Menapause workout guide…. nothing out there for us ( me), that has a focused desire to still workout 6 days a week and be mindful about intake ( think metabolism slowdown ). The sites I happen are not for serious committed individuals who care about health—- I see so many sites that have food intake without care. I mean that I cannot eat ice- cream anymore and the like if I want to remain my size. The “ special coffee shop “ drinks are a thing of the past. So I was wanting some good guidelines. Love your advice. Also congrats to the Pilot!

    • Fitnessista on April 16, 2018 at 10:36 pm

      hi c!
      unfortunately this isn’t something i’ve learned about yet, but would love to know more about. do you like to focus more on strength, cardio, or low-impact cardio workouts?

      • C. on April 17, 2018 at 12:36 pm

        More cardio. I am not a fan of the “other side of the gym”. I dislike the mirrors and flexing. I stay on Cardio side. Thank you for your reply and have a nice day!

  18. Julie on April 16, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    I can’t decide if I fall into the cardio queen or fitness freak! Do you have any more details on the plans??

    • Fitnessista on April 16, 2018 at 10:35 pm

      the cardio queen is a 3-day split and the fitness freak is a 4-day split (both have cardio suggestions in there). they’re similar, but the cardio queen is a little less cardio based (more strength with occasional plyo and hiit to keep things exciting) and fitness freak is more hiit drills and cardio within the strength workouts

  19. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on April 16, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    Congrats, Gina! Good luck with this! You will help so many women, and I love that you’ve tailored these so much! 🙂

  20. Rebekah Miller on April 17, 2018 at 7:34 am

    This looks great, Gina! I got Lean Machine on the quiz, but I workout at home with a limited amount of equipment. Would Lean Machine still work for me or do I need to look at the Home Workout Warrior?

    • Fitnessista on April 17, 2018 at 9:55 am

      it depends on your goals. if you’re already doing a solid strength training split, i’d do lean machine and adapt the workouts for home. if your exercises are more on the fly, i’d do the home workout warrior

      • Rebekah Miller on April 17, 2018 at 10:19 am

        Thank you so much! I really enjoy your workouts and so appreciate your balanced approach to working out and eating.

  21. Elisabeth on April 17, 2018 at 9:00 am

    No offense Gina, but your body after baby was getting plastic surgery so how can you honestly train a new mom who wants to look like you? How would you advise them if they want washboard abs like yours, but can’t get it through exercise?

    • Fitnessista on April 17, 2018 at 9:45 am

      hi, please read this post:
      i did have repair surgery to put my abs back together and get rid of the excess skin. fitness is about SO much more than how you look. it’s not about washboard abs; it’s about having full function in your body, moving in a way that feels good, energizes you, and doesn’t cause you pain. i may have gotten surgery to put my abs back together, but all of the pictures in my PBB plan were taken when P was a year old, long before my surgery. the PBB plan was a ton of researching, talking with experts, and testing. i’m also very straightforward with fellow mamas; sometimes diet and exercise aren’t enough to get rid of excess skin, and sometimes the connective tissue is so damaged (like mine was from P since she was almost 11 lbs and i have a short torso) that it can’t naturally repair itself.

  22. carla keely on April 17, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    I tried to subscribe to the Benchmark Babe workouts and kept receiving a message that said the optional code was not valid???

  23. Shannon Proctor on April 17, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Do you have some examples to share what each routine would look like before we purchase?

    • Fitnessista on April 20, 2018 at 10:18 pm

      yes, i can definitely post some next week so you know what to expect

  24. Tara on May 8, 2018 at 3:42 pm


    What about someone looking to compliment their running? I would have thought cardio queen but maybe this is just more cardio workouts? I’m training for a half marathon and would love strength workouts to improve my body composition and have a more well rounded fitness routine.

    Thanks 🙂

    • Fitnessista on May 8, 2018 at 8:15 pm

      this is exactly what this will do! it’s lower on the cardio and more about building lean muscle and developing strength

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