WMOW: Cardio Blasts

Hi guys! What are you up to today?

Mayjah apologies for being MIA this morning. The flight home last night was traumatic (I held onto the arm rests for dear life and said “Hail Mary’s” for about 2 hours), and I’ve been having YouTube woes. I’m back now, and the video is finally up!!

As you guys know, Gatorade sponsored my trip to NYC to test out some of their new products and be trained by one of their celebrity trainers.

I had my booty KICKED by Lacey Stone (who actually has a blog!). Lacey has trained Nicole Kidman, Brooke Shields, Jodie Foster, and has been on the Today Show, Dr. Oz and in a ton of magazines. She’s pretty much amazing Smile


After meeting with Gatorade and testing the new products, Lacey did a bootcamp-style workout with me.


Since it’s been FOREVER since I’ve posted a Workout Move of the Week, I thought that this would be fun to post since I want to get back into doing them!

Check out the cardio blasts we did and incorporate them into your next weights or cardio training sesh (if you’d like). Cardio blasts are excellent to do as an interval-style workout (with 30 seconds of rest in between), or in between weights exercises as a way to keep your heart rate up.

Be sure to check with a doc before making any fitness changes and as always, honor your body and injuries.

Hope you enjoy and learn some new moves!

Getting my bootay kicked by Lacey Stone

After the workout, I was treated to a build-your-own trail mix bar and use of the hotel spa services at the Setai Fifth Avenue.

trail mix

I walked down to Pax, which is like a wholesome foods grocery store/deli and grabbed an oatmeal made with water (you could choose between water, 1% or skim milk! Awesome), topped with blueberries.


Mixed with some Vega protein:

pax (2)

Laid on the bed, and chilled for a second. Between Physique 57 and the training sesh, my body was definitely confused (in a good way). Smile

Thank you again, so much, to Gatorade for sponsoring my trip and for the incredible experience. I’ll be sure to post more about their new products so you guys can know what I tested as soon as it’s released to the press.

Have a great night and I’ll be back to my regular blog schedule in the morning!



Do you use cardio blasts in your workouts?? What’s your fave?

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  1. Gillian on November 17, 2010 at 5:54 am

    I love that you are smiling the whole way through! You’re amazing- I’d be in tears- but this looks like a pretty fun workout! Would love some more videos on how to do fun busy workouts like this!!!

    Also- would love videos slowly teaching a few zumba moves to do at home 🙂

  2. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun on November 17, 2010 at 7:22 am

    That looks like SO much fun. That’s my type of trip. Maybe someday I will get to do something like that. Heck, I look forward to even being able to do something like that in my OWN gym at this point. I miss my workouts.

  3. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on November 17, 2010 at 7:29 am

    That looks like such a fun way to workout! I’m a treadmills junkie, but this looks like such a fun way to switch things up! If only I could have a personal celebrity trainer… 😛

  4. Maria on November 17, 2010 at 7:41 am

    The class looks great, so does the trail mix! Glad your having a good time 🙂 xx

  5. Jessica @ Jessica Balances on November 17, 2010 at 7:47 am

    I’m a little late commenting but OMG! You are so hardcore! 🙂 Thank you for sharing that video — if I am feeling very, very brave and energetic, I may try a few out during my next gym workout. You are so inspiring!

  6. jenna on November 17, 2010 at 9:49 am

    OMG!! your arms are amazing!! all that yoga?

    it looks like you had so much fun. did you feel weird working out with a bunch of people standing around watching you and taking video/pics?

    seems like it was a really great opportunity for you! congrats!

    • Fitnessista on November 17, 2010 at 9:58 am

      wow, thank you! 🙂 i’ve been doing a lot of yoga but still weight training
      it was kind of weird for a little while, but i forgot about it as soon as we started to get into the workout- it was intense!

  7. Isaac on November 17, 2010 at 10:36 am

    You’ve got a lot more guts than me. I was supposed to go to this but had another obligation. After watching your video, I can tell I would have easily embarrassed myself.

    ~Isaac (Guyism)

  8. Amy @ purewellnessamy on November 17, 2010 at 11:04 am

    All I can say is “oouuucchh!” My 3-year-old son watched the video with me and now he wants to try the moves! Just *watching* you do the push-ups made my arms burn!

  9. Katie G. on November 17, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Wow! Looks like a great workout! Lacy’s arms are crazy!!!! I am now motivated to pick up the gear during my lunchtime workout today, thanks!!

  10. Sarah on November 17, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Wow, that workout looked intense and you did amazing!

  11. Laura @ Backstage Pass on November 17, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Looks like the workout with Lacey was a blast! So cool that you got to work out with her. I am especially impressed by your forward jumps (leaps?). However, this entire video confirms what I have suspected for some time… you clearly have superhero powers! No? 😀
    I love all of the fun music that was your soundtrack for the workout, too!

  12. Judy on November 17, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Great job! I got tired just watching, lol.

  13. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table on November 17, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Holy arms on Lacey!

    Looks like a fantastic workout – thanks for sharing the video and congrats on the awesome opportunity!

  14. Krista on November 17, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    I’m pretty sure I would’ve needed the spa service too after that! Great job, Gina and thanks for posting the video! 🙂

  15. Amy on November 18, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Lacey has a ridiculously hot body!

  16. Jennifer@ Frost Bites on November 19, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Looks like soo much fun!…I recognized Lacey from MTV’s MADE (she was a coach in 1 of the episodes).

  17. Ashley on April 5, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    I saw her on MTV Made awhile back…this video is WAY impressive. How fun!! 😉

    • Fitnessista on April 5, 2011 at 1:11 pm

      lacey is ridiculously awesome 🙂

  18. Lauren on November 28, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Wow! You are so lucky to have gone on this trip – Gatorade really hooked you up! Lacey Stone seems awesome, I guess that’s not surprising considering the celebrities she’s trained and the national attention she’s gotten. Thank you so much for including YouTube videos in this post – it makes it so much easier to understand fitness moves when you can watch someone actually doing them.

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