Winter Shape Up 2017: Week 2

Are you just now joining in the Winter Shape Up fun? Be sure to check out the intro page here for all of the details!!

Hi friends! We’re rocking and rolling into week 2 of this year’s challenge. Thank you so much to those of you who have checked in already, and we’re so happy you’re enjoying the videos! Anne and I had so much fun filming them, and it makes my heart happy that you’re enjoying them.

Congratulations to the winner of last week’s Vital Proteins giveaway: Allison G. (winner has been emailed!) 

Here’s what we have to look forward to in week 2: (The meal plan is live here!)

(Remember that Sunday = Monday. If you’re following the schedule, you’ll complete steady state on Monday, and Workout #2 on Tuesday, etc. As always, check with a doctor before making any fitness changes and honor your body. If you need help shuffling the workouts around the work with your schedule, please let me know! I’m happy to help.)

WSU Week 2

Here are the links to all workouts:

Workout #2: Strength and HIIT* (new video!)

Workout #5: Sweaty HIIT

Workout #1: Pure Strength

Anne and Me dumbbell lunges

This week’s featured workout is Workout #2, which is a sweaty mix of strength and cardio intervals. You can check out the videos and all of the form cues here.


A very special thank you to all of our generous sponsors who help to make the Shape Up possible, and provide awesome giveaways along the way.

Sabra // Nekter // Wild Blueberries // Passion for Pasta // Vital Proteins

This week’s featured sponsor is Nekter, and they have a special prize for EVERYONE who is reading right now.

Nekter Juice Bar

 I’m a huge fan of Nekter, and have tried their juice cleanses a couple of times. They make amazing fresh juices, and I especially loved visiting their San Diego locations. The cashew milk is made in-house, and they have incredible acai bowls and green juices.

Nekter Favorites from San Diego

If you live near a Nekter, download the app here. Enter the code FITNESSISTA to get a free 16oz juice or smoothie! (This is so amazing.) Once you download the app, just click the *hamburger menu* (the little lines on the top left), and click “promo code.” Enter FITNESSISTA and you can redeem in-store, or when ordering through the app.

Here’s what the promo looks like: (just show this to the cashier)

Nekter app screen shot

If you don’t live near a Nekter (we don’t have one here in Tucson, sad face) use this link to get 10% off a juice cleanse on their website! The cleanse packages are delicious, and even if you don’t follow it like a cleanse, the juices are refreshing elixirs and great ways to get in extra produce and nutrients. 

Nekter is also offering a giveaway for a lucky Shape Up participant: every time you check in, you’re entering to win a $50 gift card. You can use this in the store, or online.

Here’s how to enter:

Leave a comment every day to check in with your daily workouts

Send a tweet to let us know how you’re liking the Shape Up! (include @fitnessista @fannetasticfood @nekter #wintershapeup) Leave an extra comment to let me know

Pin an image from this post and leave an extra comment with a link to your pin

The lucky winner will be announced next Monday! In the meantime, enjoy the free juices and smoothies!!! 🙂



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  1. Nikki on February 6, 2017 at 4:06 am

    I’m on the elliptical right now

  2. Emily on February 6, 2017 at 5:09 am

    Modifying this week as I like to workout Monday-Wednesday and take Thursday off. I did 2 rounds of WO2 and the warmup. I could have done one more round but was running out of time.

  3. Melissa H on February 6, 2017 at 5:26 am

    Getting a run in

  4. Sam @ Hygge Wellness on February 6, 2017 at 6:23 am

    Loving the WSU so far! Thanks for everything you guys have done : )

  5. Emily on February 6, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Taught total body this am (am participated in most of it). Aiming for some cardio on my lunch break.

  6. Kacie L on February 6, 2017 at 7:24 am

    Did workout #2 today.

  7. Morgan on February 6, 2017 at 7:32 am

    did 30 mins steady state on the treadmill this morning!

  8. Jessica @ Semi-Sweet Tooth on February 6, 2017 at 7:33 am

    Wooo!!! Super stoked for week 2 – love how this is keeping me on track, but still letting me mix up my workouts. I typically get very stuck on my plan and adding in the variety from these workout plans is just what I needed.

    Though I will admit that I do sometimes switch up the days. Skiing counts as steady state, right? (When you live in CO and skiing is life, ha!)

    XO, Jessica

  9. Amanda on February 6, 2017 at 7:58 am

    My workout today is Xtend Pilates Fusion

  10. Molly on February 6, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Hi Gina and Anne,
    What do you mean by “Easy Steady State”? How long is an easy steady state workout? Would that be a walk? Spin? A run?

    • Fitnessista on February 6, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      anything you can do for a moderate pace and maintain: dance, spin, kickball, stir climb, jog, etc

  11. Julie on February 6, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Yesterday I rode the bike at my gym for 30 min. followed by Body Flow.

  12. Jessica on February 6, 2017 at 10:40 am

    1200m swim today and a walk with my dog.

  13. Charlsie N on February 6, 2017 at 11:31 am
    • Fitnessista on February 6, 2017 at 8:04 pm

      thank you!

  14. Charlsie N on February 6, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Did the first day of C25K today at lunch and am going to use my weighted hula hoop tonight after I put my baby to sleep

  15. India on February 6, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Worked out this morning at Barrys. I was jealous of all your fun workout adventures this weekend, Gina!

    • Fitnessista on February 6, 2017 at 8:04 pm

      thank you! i had some great ones!! <3 barrys sounds like a blast, too. after it's over. during, is painful. hahah

  16. paige c on February 6, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    Yoga sculpt today!

  17. Kimberly on February 6, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Worked on the elliptical today and did one of your leg workouts! LOVE Nekter, what a great giveaway!

  18. Sarah on February 6, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    Just got back from a run

  19. Stephanie B. on February 6, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Just spent 40 minutes playing Just Dance on the Wii for my steady state cardio! Fun and surprisingly really gets my heart rate up – but it’s good I can’t see myself while doing it 🙂

  20. Alexandra on February 6, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    Just did workout 2 with the follow along video! Killed me in the best way possible! To be one at, when I read the info graphic before-hand I was like “oh this doesn’t look bad at all I got this” but l was eating my words less than 2 minutes into the video haha thanks so much!

    • Fitnessista on February 6, 2017 at 8:04 pm

      hahah! so glad you liked it!

  21. Julie on February 6, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Did the Barre burner yesterday and loved it! Today was some walking and step climbing. Thank you Gina for the motivation!

  22. erin m. on February 6, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Did a low impact step workout this morning!

  23. Samantha on February 6, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    I didn’t do a formal workout but I did “dance” around the house with my husband to “all night long” by Lionel Ritchie. Trying to keep it light today…..

  24. Johna on February 6, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    I did workout 4 from week 1. I’m catching up on workouts since I had to keep to my running plan last week. I’m taking a break from running this week….maybe;)

  25. Cara on February 6, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Workout 2 happened over here today and it was amazing- 3 rounds and I was a happy sweaty mess! Loving the videos!!!

  26. Melissa H on February 7, 2017 at 4:30 am

    Thanks for the videos

  27. Lindsay on February 7, 2017 at 5:09 am

    checking in for yesterday: walked a 3.5 mile hilly loop of my neighborhood.

  28. Josie on February 7, 2017 at 5:25 am

    3 rounds of workout 5 done this morning!

  29. Amanda on February 7, 2017 at 5:53 am

    Checking in…today is Xtend Stick. (which sounds so inappropriate even though it’s just a barre class with the Pilates stick apparatus). Some of the cues are really funny when taken out of context, which always provides comic relief during class.

  30. paige c on February 7, 2017 at 6:44 am

    workout 5 done!

  31. Morgan on February 7, 2017 at 7:39 am

    headed to bootcamp tonight! had the intent to get up and jog/walk a little this morning, but I still am catching up on much needed sleep. Tonights workout will be a good one – can’t wait!

  32. Emily on February 7, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Little under the weather today, so taking a rest day and planning workout 2 for tomorrow

  33. Allison T. on February 7, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Yesterday ended up being mentally exhausting, so I took a rest day. I’m hoping to pick it back up today and knockout Workout #2 tonight

  34. Barbara G on February 7, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Gentle yoga/modified pilates this AM. Feeling strrrreeeetched out!

  35. Lindsay on February 7, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    2 rounds of workout #2 complete! That was a sweaty one 🙂

  36. Samantha D on February 7, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    I did workout #5 yesterday, and just did a 40 minute yoga hip and shoulder opener and I’m about to follow it up with a long stroller-pushing speed walk!

  37. Amber Schumann on February 7, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Three mile run followed by two rounds of WO #2! Wooooo felt great!

  38. Samantha on February 7, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    I did workout #2 with plenty of modifications. It is my due date today! 40 weeks! I had to keep busy somehow…

  39. Johna on February 7, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    I díd a post run recovery workout today. My legs still hurt from my race. I also did one of Gina’s workouts I found on YouTube. It was a barre strength workout for arms.

  40. Amanda on February 8, 2017 at 6:01 am

    Checking in. Xtend Barre.

  41. Josie on February 8, 2017 at 6:12 am

    Workout 5 done this morning! Yesterday’s post should say 3 rounds of Workout 2…oops! 3 rounds of Workout 5 would be a little much 😉

  42. Morgan on February 8, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Today is an active recovery day – 30 min walk/jog combo on the treadmill!

  43. Barbara G on February 8, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Got my sweat on earlier this morning with HIIT workout #5.

    Still feeling invigorated several hours later!!

  44. paige c on February 8, 2017 at 8:39 am

    another yoga sculpt day today!

  45. Melissa H on February 8, 2017 at 9:16 am

    Workout with trainer today!

  46. Rachelle on February 8, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Yesterday I did Body Pump, right now getting in 40 minutes on the bike, and tomorrow looking forward to workout #5!

  47. Molly on February 8, 2017 at 9:42 am

    I did workout #2 yesterday at my lunch hour. Wow, my legs were so tired from those jump lunges on the same leg!

  48. Molly on February 8, 2017 at 10:02 am

    On Monday I did spinning for my steady state

  49. Amanda on February 8, 2017 at 11:30 am

    I’m a little late jumping on the bandwagon! Last week was pure work craziness (just got a promotion and lots of work with it!). The extra work crazy is making my workouts even more necessary! Monday I worked out with my trainer, yesterday was a rest day, and today I ran and got in a workout with my trainer. Runs planned through the rest of the week (training for the Cherry Blossom 10 miler) and will check in then! Whew!

  50. Amber Schumann on February 8, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    It is dumping rain outside so I’m taking a raincheck for WO #5. Not complaining thought because I’m sore from WO #2!! 🙂

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