Summer Shape Up 2014 Week 2 Workout

Happy Week 2! Hope you’re all enjoying the Shape Up so far! By now, you should feel a little pep in your step and extra energy from the new routine. Keep up the amazing work, and keep the awesome check-ins rolling in (#summershapeup @fitnessista @fannetasticfood). 

Here’s what to expect for Week 2:

(As always, check with a doc before making any fitness changes. Shuffle the schedule to accommodate your unique needs and preferences and feel free to skip or modify any of the suggested exercises.)

ssu2014 week 2 schedule




15 minute steady state: maintain a quick pace for 15 minutes steady state. This can be any cardio of choice (Stairmill, running, walking, jump roping, rowing, elliptical…) but if you’re looking for an extra challenge, here’s the kicker: increase the incline 2% over what you’re used to. 

Steady state: take a cardio class, go for a run or long walk. Aim for 30-45 minutes. 

HIIT challenge: 20 minutes of 45 seconds HARD, 45 seconds easy. You can do this sprinting, or choose a variety of the following exercises: burpees (modify by stepping back into plank and stepping forward), jump squats (or fast squats), jump rope, high knees, mountain climbers, pushups (modify on knees or pushups with hands on a wall), side to side hops or jumping jacks (modify by doing one leg at a time)

Stretch, steady or yoga: take a yoga or Pilates class, enjoy a nice stretch or date with the foam roller

15 minute cardio: your choice (steady state, hills, HIIT or tempo). If you choose to do HIIT, try 30 seconds HARD, 30 seconds easy.

Here is the week 2 workout. Like last week, this is intended to be completed circuit-style with a max of 3 rounds through the circuit. Form cues and modifications are below; please let me know if you have any questions! Be sure to warm up for 5-7 minutes and follow with cardio either on your own or according to the schedule above. Cool down and stretch after each workout. Hope you love it!

This is the post where you’ll be entering this week’s giveaway! Leave a comment below with your workout (how you feel, what you did!) and I’ll pick the lucky winner next Sunday night (6/29). 

Courtesy of the Cherry Marketing Institute,

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one winner will receive the following prizes:

Fitness bag (in red)

Headbands (in white/black)

Water bottle (in Chili Red)

Jawbone Up (in red)

Week 2, we’re coming after you!

ssu2014 week 2 workout





  1. Leslie on June 29, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    We’re traveling this week so it’s been a challenge- but we’re trying to build in walks during the day- which happily double as sight-seeing!

  2. natalie on June 29, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    work out 2 and cardio done. have to say having the World Cup playing while I’m on the treadmill is a great distraction

  3. Kara H. on June 29, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    20 minute run and 3x through for workout 2!

  4. Katie Hood on June 29, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    2 rounds of workout 2 this morning and about 15 minutes of cardio. Also did a lot of walking while shopping today. Pretty good for vacation! 😉

  5. Cate on June 29, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Did a class at the gym that included cardio intervals and weight work. It was a good one.

  6. char eats greens on June 29, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    I forgot to post yesterday, but did an hour trail walk with my toddler (so it was very slow, but still awesome! haha)

  7. char eats greens on June 29, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Did a yoga video tonight to get ready for a new week of summer shape up!!

  8. Michele Y on June 29, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    3.5 mile power walk today and 2 rounds of workout #2!

  9. Jessie on June 29, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Yoga & walk today, trip to the local dog “beach” at the lake. 30+ corgis in one place- too fun!

  10. Nicole Gardner on June 29, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Super long walk around the city and through Central Park followed by some yoga.

  11. Maggie on June 29, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Took a two hour walk to get some sun on my Sunday. Wish I got home early enough to do it every day!

  12. Stacey on June 29, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Cardio. A great rub that felt awesome followed by some laps in the pool

    • Stacey on June 29, 2014 at 10:58 pm

      Oops a great run!

  13. Vicki L. on June 29, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Yesterday was my weekly 10 miles on the local prairie path by our house. It went pretty well, despite that it was starting to warm up for the day and fairly humid. At my one stop I heard my Nike+ say that my pace was somewhere around 11 minutes, and that was not what I wanted to hear, giving me the motivation to speed up for the final few miles and finish with an average time of 9:42.

  14. Kelster on June 29, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Pilates and a long walk today.

  15. Kaitlin on June 29, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    I ended up resting today. Apparently yesterday’s run plus the wear and tear of taking care of an infant was too much for my body!

  16. Jay on June 30, 2014 at 12:14 am

    Still on the mend. I see the PT tomorrow, I hope I get the OK to start working out again! Stretching is getting boring!

  17. Megan on June 30, 2014 at 12:20 am

    Sunday Runday!

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    Did a 2-hr hike on Saturday. Sunday got away from me, but I did clean the house (always makes me break a sweat) and danced my feet off at the SF Pride Festival.

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