New booty burner {video}

Hi friends! TGIAF… any fun plans for the weekend? Also, the Olympics start this weekend! Excited to watch.

So guess what?! You know my tiny new Zumba class? Last week I had two people, and last night I had seven! Usually if I have one person, I’m happy, (otherwise, I’d have a dance party with myself) but I’m excited to see the class growing. It was a blast.

Some pics from lately:

breakfast (banana egg pancake with sun butter and berries)

Banana pancake  1 of 1 

Bella, atop laundry mountain

Laundry mountain  1 of 1


(what is it with animals and fresh laundry?)

Some chili I made to take over to madre’s:

Chili  1 of 1 7

and my favorite little juice date:


Juice date


Today’s video is a quick booty burner. If you’ve been following along the Winter Shape Up, chances are that you won’t need this one 😉 This week’s workout is pretty leg and cardio heavy. Be sure to check in here for today and your chance to win the Sabra giveaway!
If you want to give the booty burner a try, it would be a great complement to your leg workout, cardio session, or anytime as a quick energy boost during the day.



Hope you enjoy! <3











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  1. HealthNut Nutrition on February 6, 2014 at 11:50 am

    I love making banana pancakes! Their super easy:)

  2. Jillienne@ChasingRaspberries on February 6, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Haha! My dogs love fresh laundry too!

  3. Elizabeth @ Positive Change on February 6, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Great job on the class!
    I had the same thing for breakfast this morning and it was awesome!

  4. Alissa @ Eat Clean Beauty Queen on February 6, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Loving your videos, Gina! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. Cara's Healthy Cravings on February 6, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Yay new Booty Burner! Can’t wait to give it a go!

  6. Megan @ The Skinny-Life on February 6, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Where are you teaching in Tucson? Maybe I’ll pop down for a class when my foot is healed. i would love to do a blog post on one your classes!

  7. Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork on February 6, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Congrats on getting more people in your class! I knew you would!

  8. Tracy on February 6, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Glad your class is growing!! Good word must be spreading 🙂

    Always love a good booty burner!! Thanks for the video!

  9. Amber on February 6, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Hi Gina! I just want to say thank you so much for all of your amazing videos! I recently moved to a new area, and have been struggling to find a gym that I love, so your videos have been so wonderful to help keep my workouts on track. Thank you!!

  10. Jackie on February 6, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Can’t wait to try this!

  11. Cassie Vaughn on February 6, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    My cat loves clean, warm laundry too!

  12. Cristal on February 6, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Hi Gina, I have a protein powder ? for you. My daughter who will be 3 in March, has always struggled to gain weight. She has been in the 0% for weight since about 6 months old. I was wondering what your thoughts were about giving a toddler protein powder. Do you ever give it to Livi? Also, my daughter has a milk allergy, so she can’t have whey. If you don’t have a problem with toddlers having protein powder, do you have any dairy-free powders that you would recommend?
    Thanks so much,

    • Fitnessista on February 7, 2014 at 10:45 am

      livi doesn’t have protein powder but i try to amp up her smoothie by adding a lot of nutrients (chia seeds, sun butter, coconut oil, spinach, etc) with berries, milk (you could use almond milk or juice) and banana. she LOVES the banana egg pancake (easy way to get her to eat 2 eggs), and these turkey lentil muffins for protein:

      • Cristal on February 7, 2014 at 10:59 am

        Thank you for the suggestions! She hates eggs by themselves, so I am going to try the banana egg pancake. I usually try to hide it in her french toast 😉

        • Fitnessista on February 7, 2014 at 4:45 pm

          oh, definitely try it! i make liv’s into a puppy face with whipped cream eye (blueberry pupils) a whipped cream smile and a chocolate chip nose. she goes crazy for it

          • Cristal on February 7, 2014 at 8:57 pm

            You’re such a fun mom!!

  13. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on February 6, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    My cat loves to sit on my fresh laundry too! Too funny.

    • Fitnessista on February 7, 2014 at 10:44 am

      why do they do that? so weird haha

  14. april on February 6, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    hooray for seven zumba participants! i’m sure they all had a blast 🙂

    your banana egg pancake looks so delicious… and now i’m putting sunflower butter on my shopping list – it’s been too long since i’ve had it!

  15. Rhiannon @ Bound to be a Buckeye on February 6, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Yay for Zumba class growing!! I’ve always thought of Zumba as another way to “dance it out” like the ladies of Grey’s Anatomy =)

  16. Juliana on February 6, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    This isn’t ENTIRELY related but I ran across this article on a truck driver/dance fitness instructor that made me smile, I thought you might like it:

  17. Stephanie @ My Freckled Life on February 6, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Love this!!! Also, yay for a growing zumba class! Although sometimes a good dance party by yourself isn’t half bad either! haha. That’s the only way you’ll get me to dance!

  18. Lynn on February 6, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Yay, I love your videos! Can’t wait to try it when I get home from work.

    • Fitnessista on February 7, 2014 at 10:43 am

      let me know how it went!

  19. Abi@AbsofSteel on February 6, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    booty is one of my favorite body parts to work 🙂

  20. jodie on February 6, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Thanks for the video. Glad your zumba class is growing.

  21. Jessie on February 6, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Sun butter on pancakes (protein and non) is AMAZING. Who am I kidding, it’s good on just about everything!!

  22. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun on February 6, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    I love short and to the point workouts! I love long workouts when I have time, but sometimes you just need something quick that can kick your butt! can’t wait to try this out!

    • Fitnessista on February 7, 2014 at 10:41 am

      amen to that! hope you like it 🙂

  23. purelytwins on February 6, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    best juice date right there 😉 love you two

    • Fitnessista on February 7, 2014 at 10:41 am

      love you!!

  24. Alice on February 7, 2014 at 6:02 am

    Your juice date is cute 😉
    I downloaded the video you posted to my pc so I can do it again and againa…and again lol

  25. Livi on February 7, 2014 at 8:00 am

    yum!! that chili looks amazing!!

  26. Alexa on February 7, 2014 at 9:33 am

    cant wait for the olympics! side note, id really love to know what capris you are wearing in the booty burner video – thanks!

    • Fitnessista on February 7, 2014 at 10:38 am

      they’re old wonder under crops from lulu 🙂

      • Alexa on February 7, 2014 at 6:01 pm

        oh awesome, thanks! i want a pair of full lengths wonder unders but i dont know if they’re see through (when doing downward dog).

        • Fitnessista on February 7, 2014 at 6:02 pm

          the old ones were not, but i haven’t bought any of the new ones :/

  27. Priya on February 7, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    i loved the jumping curtsy lunge! thanks for a great new idea!

  28. Laura B @ FitMamaLove on February 7, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Woohoo! Love a good booty burner! I’m trying to get my own Pilates class and I would be so stoked if 2 people showed up. 🙂

    Your laundry ant hill is way smaller than my Mt Everest!

    Happy weekend!

  29. Melissa S. on February 8, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    This booty burner was sooo good! No, really, a super 5 minute workout. Plus, my back wasn’t straight enough until Sasha said squeeze your shoulders together. Seriously, sometimes it’s the little things! My form is so much better … thanks girlies!

    • Fitnessista on February 9, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      wahoo! great job! 🙂

  30. Rebecca on February 9, 2014 at 10:09 am

    I did the booty burner yesterday, and MAN it was a good (and quick!) workout! I’m walking a little funny today 😉 Thanks so much for posting it.

    • Fitnessista on February 9, 2014 at 5:28 pm

      awesome! happy you liked it 🙂

  31. Christine on February 9, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Love these exercises and great tips on how to execute them properly! Excellent form as well!

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