WSU 2013 Week 1 Giveaway- P57

Thank you so much to those of you who have been checking in, sending me your awesome pics and sharing the workouts with your friends! You are already ROCKING out this challenge, and I’m even more excited and thankful to provide virtual high-fives and prizes along the way.


The lucky winner of today’s giveaway will receive the ability to try one my all-time favorite workouts: Physique 57. P57 offered one of their Volume 1 kits (3 DVDs) + a ball, so you can feel the fiery thigh torture at home. This is especially amazing because P57 isn’t offered in many cities, so if you don’t have a studio near you (I don’t, and wish I did!) you can still do the workouts.

When you finish Workout #1 for the second time today + your tempo work, leave a comment below to let us know how it went. Did you feel stronger this time? Use more challenging weights? How’d you do the tempo work?

For the 15 minutes of tempo work, sustain a quick steady pace and then increase it in the middle of your workout. Maintain that for as long as you can (at least a few minutes) before taking it back down to your “usual” pace.



  1. Kelsy on January 30, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    I did three rounds of workout #1 and a tempo workout on the treadmill. I’ve been trying to get in more strength training and ease up on the cardio so this plan is encouraging me to stick to it! I feel great. Sweaty and great 🙂

  2. Helena on January 30, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    TEMPO: start to jog, RUN RUN RUN, back to jog—it was great!

  3. Brianna on January 30, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    After doing 3 rounds of workout 1 for the second time this week, my legs are dead! The workout is challenging in a great way! I did my 15 min tempo on the stairmaster.

  4. Jenny on January 30, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Did WO1 3x this morning and have my tempo run planned for after work. I like spreading the endorphins out throughout the day 😉

  5. Madison on January 30, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    I so badly want to do the workout today, but sadly my version of WSU for Wednesday is doing physio for my back 🙁 still keeping up with eating like a PRO though!! Egg scramle with brocolli, red pepper, sweet potato and LOTS of cholula for bfast! Hopefully I can get back on the workout train by the weekend.

  6. Jay on January 30, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Checking in! 3 sets of w#1 and a quick tempo run. Wooohoo!

  7. Bella on January 30, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Workout #1 was a great way to start the day! Had to modify those plank knee tucks…will conquer those!

  8. Tracey on January 30, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    WSU was so much better! I finally got the hang of the plank with knee tuck and reach. It was still difficult but I’m not as shaky!

  9. Leah o on January 30, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Oh my… Just finished workout #1 and got the husband to join in! So fun when doing it with another person. We finished it off with the santabata video (kill me lol) and some monkey squats. We are both super sweaty!

  10. Grace @ PracticingGrace on January 30, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    I’ve uped my weights majorly. Feeling good

  11. Amanda on January 30, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Cardio Pilates today, workout 1 tomorrow!

  12. Krystal on January 30, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    I am doing an active recovery of Body Flow today. I will do work out #1 again before spin class tomorrow. 😀

    Thanks Gina!

  13. Kristen on January 30, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    I did workout 1 & tempo this morning. I was definitely a sweaty mess by the end! I felt more confident in the moves this time around than on Monday.

  14. Monica on January 30, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    I had to modify the weekly schedule so today is active rest for me. I think a date with a foam-roller is in my future! I’ve only done physique 57’s online workouts – they kicked my butt! I’d love to add the DVDs to my workout routine.

  15. Brittany @ Kitchen::Candid on January 30, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    I still had to modify a few moves, but I was still a sweaty mess by the end of it! Love this winter shape up!! It’s so nice to have workouts already planned out!!

  16. Lydia on January 30, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I didn’t up my weights, but I managed 3 rounds instead of 2!
    Had a “doh” moment during the tempo work though… I run outside and don’t have a running watch or anything, just a phone app. I really pushed myself in the middle section and was excited to see how much faster I’d ran than my usual pace… Only to find that I’d forgotten to press “start”!
    Oh well, I still feel great now 🙂

  17. Alyssa on January 30, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Gotta run planned for this evening as my WOD. In training mode!

  18. liz on January 30, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Second round done! I liked it even.better this time because I don’t have to look back and forth as much to chrck out what the next move is. This giveaway is so great. Awesome!

  19. Sara C. on January 30, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    This is the second year I have been doing the shape ups! I am so excited about my progress…I am rocking this year’s work outs!

  20. Tracy on January 30, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    My favorite yoga class Lifetime this morning (Fitness Yoga <3), so I'll be doing workout #1 for the second time tomorrow!

  21. Shayna on January 30, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Second workout #1 done + 15 minute tempo run on my lunch break. I increased the weights a bit and my legs were burning walking up the stairs afterwards. Have never had the chance to try Physique 57, would love to try it.

  22. Megan on January 30, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    I love the Strong Supermans in Workout 1! Feel the burn! I can’t say it was any easier today.

  23. Kyra on January 30, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    I had to shuffle my workout schedule this week but I got in my 40 minutes of HIIT & steady before my afternoon yoga class 🙂

  24. Jaime on January 30, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Just finished today’s workout! I didn’t increase any weights, but I felt it was slightly easier. I have weak wrists, so I modified the tuck/plank thingy and just did the leg tucks/extensions while in plank. Loved it!
    My tempo work was with the bambino in the jogger; I did a run/walk, full out RUN, and a brisk walk. I haven’t jogged in a year and a half, so I wanted to die, but I kept picturing myself with the Fitnessista’s ass, and that helped me power through.

  25. Cara H. on January 30, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Workout #1 Complete. Going to go for a tempo run when I get home from work today. This is the first shape up plan I have followed, and I love having it all laid out for me.

  26. Jen on January 30, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Active recovery day for me with some yoga! Workout 1 again tomorrow! Can’t wait!

  27. Crystal on January 30, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Did WO1 again…and I love/hate you for putting planks with knee tucks on there. I was shaking like a leaf!

  28. Sammi on January 30, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Just finished workout #1 + 25 minutes of HITT!

  29. Kim N. on January 30, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Did a R.I.P.P.E.D. and Street Jamz class yesterday, my second dose of Workout #1 will be on Thursday with a Street Jamz class later in the evening.

  30. Betsy on January 30, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Today’s workout was the perfect way to start the day!

  31. Rebekah on January 30, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    My eats have been spot on today (yay me for turning down candy at work today)!! My workout was great and I was able to push it up a notch speedwise a few times on the treadmill! I love WSU!!!

  32. Gina on January 30, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    My version of WO#1 is another barre class today…(I bought a month membership, so substituting for the ST WOs). I already feel stronger in my core and hips…I’m excited to see how I feet at the end of Feb! I’d love to try physique 57!!

  33. Shaina Anderson on January 30, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    No idea how my check-in ended up on the other post, but anyway:

    Solo-parenting a teething, jet-lagged 8 month old with a possible ear infection slightly derailed my workouts this week so I’m a few days late jumping on the WSU wagon. Today was my first time doing workout 1 and wowza! That plank and knee tuck is no joke, and squats/bicep curls are my favorite combo move so I was pumped to see that in the circuit! For tempo work, I’m running today. I’m doing a half mary in 2.5 weeks so it will be about 30/40 minutes but I’m doing it tempo-style. (Start humming gangham style now.)

  34. Jacki on January 30, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Finished Workout #1 again…definitely felt better this time. And the snow is soooo good right now, that I’m pretty much counting skiing as all of my cardio.

  35. Emily on January 30, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    I did Workout 1 before work this morning, and did a HIIT on the elliptical after work (half day today!!) with some of my coworkers!

  36. Tory on January 30, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I did 3 rounds of workout 1 then headed to the Y for my tempo run. Wow! I haven’t done one of those since high school cross country (6 years ago… Ahh where does the time go?) and it was a doozy!

  37. Carrie R. on January 30, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    Had an awesome time doing Workout 1 today…it’s making me realize I haven’t been challenging my larger muscle groups as much as I should! I used slightly heavier weights for the presses, and am still sore from Monday but it all felt good!!! 🙂

    For my tempo work, I did a fifteen minute circuit on my home elliptical to maximize my thigh and glute benefits for the day…so exhilirating to be doing some different things!!!

    Will walk the dogs later for some bonus cardio! Eating like a PRO and feeling mighty fine!

  38. Emily on January 30, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I completed WO1 again and my tempo run today! WO1 went a lot faster today since I had a better idea of what I was doing, and for my tempo run I did 1 mile easy warm-up, 1 mile fast pace, and 1 mile cool-down 🙂

  39. Heather on January 30, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I am so feeling this WSU! I’ve been following the plan to a ‘t’ and I am so sore but feeling good. It’s hard to squeeze it in with an 11 month old but nap time is where it’s at! I can’t wait for the end to see the results of my hardwork! I’ve never done HIIT or Tempo before but now am familiar with them and will be adding them to my regular routine! I did the tempo on an elliptical. I didn’t increase my weights but I did 3 rounds instead of 2 this time!

  40. Joanne @ A Nicer Choice on January 30, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    I completed 2 rounds of Workout 1 today and oh my! I’m struggling a little with the plank with knee tuck and reach as my core is definitely still weaker than it used to be. I had three babies in less than three years so I suppose it’s to be expected but I cannot wait to get it back to full strength!

    It really is a great workout. My kids keep poking me in the legs to watch me wince 🙂

    I did a dance cardio DVD as I have no cardio equipment in the house and it’s been blowing a gale here. I just did it with more intensity in the middle.

  41. Emily Stember on January 30, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I wrote Monday that my goal was to do four rounds first rounding high reps with low weights and each round increase weight and decrease reps. Well I woke up this morning before classes feeling sluggish and sore and did not feel like going to the gym. But I’m committed to this shape up and REALLY wanted to get in the four rounds I promised myself. So down to the living room I went with my dinky three pound weights I keep in my room. I rocked out two rounds of the circuit with light weights and high reps, it really got my blood flowing. I was running out of time before class but was feeling so much more energized so I went to class with my gym clothes on.

    Post class it was off to the gym and I CRUSHED the last two rounds of the circuit, this time with a mid-weight kettle bell and 12 pound free weights. It was challenging because I was still a little sore (I was definitely the crazy girl in the weight room talking to myself, giving myself a pep talk mid-workout) but because I did my two lighter round pre-class I wasn’t feeling sluggish and as mentally tired. I pushed through the two rounds. I also added my own mini circuit after the two rounds of kettle bell swings and squats. One of my shape up objectives is work on my booty and thighs, so I’m trying to squeeze in more squats wherever possible. The tempo run was great, I really did feel so much stronger doing this workout the second time. At the end I did your “Party Animal Ab Burner”. I didn’t do the workout exactly how I wanted because I felt sluggish and lazy when I woke up, but I’m happy I rocked it out, even if I broke it down into a mini morning workout and a post class workout. I’m really feeling good! Almost nothing makes me happier than sore muscles.

  42. Sarah on January 30, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Workout #1 and 15 minutes of tempo work DONE! Thanks for another sweaty workout!!

  43. Lisa on January 30, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    I did the workout today! And I’m actually feeling a little run down (most likely because I was sick over the weekend) and so I’m still not 100%. However, I loved how fast the workout went by and I still got in a good sweat which always feels good afterwards. And I only ended up doing 10 minutes of tempo on the spin bike, I just love that thing.

  44. Allison on January 30, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    This workout is killing my back and butt (in a good way). Those strong supermans and jumping lunges are killer. Feeling strong and loving it. Thanks Gina!

  45. Shay on January 30, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    First time through workout #1 I only did it twice…today I did it three times! Those lunges are still the killer for me 🙂 The tempo work was a nice change, I’ve never included a longer tempo increase in my runs! It’s always nice to change things up! Thanks for the help!

    I would love to try the P57 DVD, I have taken bar classes before and they are killer…but I hear P57 is the best!

  46. Tiffany on January 30, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    I did three rounds of the workout yesterday, and I am really feeling it in my legs today! My favorite is the lateral lunge/jump lunges. They get me so sweaty! I’m rarely this sweaty when I’m lifting weights, so I was pleasantly surprised by how much of a workout I was getting. I upped the weights on the chest press and the plié squat bicep curls. The only thing I’m still struggling with is the plank exercise…I can’t believe I csnt do this one! I’m determined to get it down by the end of this week….fingers crossed!

    • Fitnessista on January 30, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      you will do it 🙂

  47. Mary A on January 30, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    I just finished today’s workout and I’m a big ‘ol ball of sweat! (I’m really loving the plié squats.) And my lunchbag is already packed with lots of clean eats for tonight’s backshift.

  48. Amanda on January 30, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I felt much more confident (and much less awkward) this time around and I completed the workout a little quicker than I did on Monday. Still very challenging and I was a sweaty mess once again!

    Thanks again 🙂

  49. Vanessa on January 30, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    After completing workout #1 (3 rounds), I did a tempo run on the treadmill–>it was down pouring outside here today!!! Great workout, feeling good 🙂

  50. Britt on January 30, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Yay did my weights, cardio left me super sweaty ! Feeling amazzzzing !

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