Hi friends! You’re all doing such an incredible job with Summer Shape Up this year. Keep up the great work! The key for week 3 is to focus on keeping momentum. The ball is already rolling… don’t stop the progress you’ve started! All you have to do it keep up what you’re doing, keep up your energy, and focus on making each week better than the last.

Let’s do it!

Here’s what the week 3 workout looks like:

Week3 workout

[As always, check with a doc before making any fitness changes. Honor your body as modify as needed]

Warm up with foam roller and dynamic stretching (optional) and moderate cardio of choice. Then complete 2-3 total rounds of the following circuit, moving quickly from one exercise to the next:

1. 400m run/walk or 3 minutes jump roping

2-3. Weighted squat and bicep curl (10 each). Hold the weights at your side as you squat (be sure to keep your chest lifted, core tight, weight in your heels and knees stacked over your ankles). Immediately go into 10 bicep curls. The weight for this one should be challenging, as you should have to push yourself to finish the last couple of reps.

4. Renegade pushup and row (10 total). You should be able to use the same dumbbells for this one. Come into your plank position holding onto the dumbbells, lower down to a pushup, back up to plank and then one row on each side in plank position. That is one rep, so you’ll complete 10. Beginners, you can do your plank, pushup and row on your knees. Just keep your hips down and in line with your body.

5. Diamond booty (15). Let the end of the bench be in line with your hip bones. Glue the bottoms of your feet together (making a diamond shape with your legs) and then raise them up to hip height (no higher and pay attention to avoid hyperextension of your back). Lift and lower 15 times, making sure to SQUEEZE your booty.

6. Tricep dips (15). Level 1: legs bent; Level 2: legs straight; Level 3: legs straight and one leg raised off the floor

7. Plie squat, plie squat burpees, plie squat jumps (10 of each). Complete 10 full plie squats (hold a weight for more of a challenge), 10 plie squat burpees (pushup is optional) and 10 plie squat jumps, touching the floor in between

8. Lateral raise (12-15)

Follow with ab burner of choice and cardio as indicated in the workout calendar.

Some meal ideas:

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Green-a-colada smoothie + 1 egg

*Banana bread protein pancakes  

 Breakfast cookie (baked version)

Toast with over easy eggs and mashed avocado

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*Garlic and mustard chicken drumsticks with sweet potato and goat cheese rounds, sliced zucchini

Salmon in parchment with asparagus and basil, red potatoes

*Homemade gazpacho, grilled protein, quinoa

Pesto baked salmon with veggies

Sushi salad

Confetti salad

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*Thin mint protein fudge

*Vegan and GF granola bars

Yogurt with sliced fruit

Turkey or salmon jerky and sliced raw veggies dipped in nut butter

Flax sweet potato balls

Chocolate bar



Strawberry coconut soft serve

Skinny watermelon margarita

Glass of wine or small cocktail

Dark chocolate

Baked apple


So what’s on the menu this week? Leave your meal and fitness plan below!! Are you excited for the week 3 workout? 🙂


  1. Abby on June 20, 2013 at 6:10 am

    That ab burner link was amazing!!

  2. Cate on June 20, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Checking in after completing WO#3. Holy plie burpees. Those are a killer, especially when followed by the plie squat jump. Followed with the barre burner, and my legs have that energized but relaxed feeling they get after working hard. Thanks, Gina!

  3. Paula on June 20, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Last night was a killer, my goal for Friday is completing 3 rounds of the workout! I finished with the barre burner and it really does burnnnnn… But in a good way 😉

    • Fitnessista on June 20, 2013 at 10:41 am

      yeahhh! great job!

      • Paula on June 21, 2013 at 9:43 pm

        OMG!!! I just finished 3 rounds of this workout! I’m superwoman, hahaha 😉 Thanks for all the motivation, since high school (where it was mandatory) I have failed at keeping a workout routine for more than a couple of days, so this has been great for me 🙂

  4. Tracy on June 21, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Checking in! Just did steady state and yoga and will be doing WO#3 tomorrow. Sad next week is the last week 🙁

    • Fitnessista on June 21, 2013 at 3:01 pm

      me too! this one went by wayyy too quickly

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