My good friend (that happens to train for the Ironman Triathlon) said: “There is no bad weather, only inappropriate clothes.” But since I am not an Iron Woman or a big fan of exercising in the cold, I moved my training routine into a fitness centre. I love group classes with loud house music and I love being a student. But few weeks ago I just couldn’t go out of my teacher’s skin, so here is what I’ve learned while working out and NOT receiving what I expected:
I’m scared of seeing blood. I always fainted when nurses took my blood and I hated those systematic examinations you have in primary school, where they check you up and take your blood. I knew I was going to faint and all my schoolmates would ask: »What’s wrong with Sandra«? Well, nothing was wrong with me, except that I was a bit of »a chicken«.
However, I do believe that having your blood checked up is great and I also deeply believe that people should breathe more correctly. Cause let’s face it, the deeper and better you breathe, more healthier, cleaner and more detoxified your blood is going to be.
I am coffee lover. I cannot imagine my morning routine without a cup of black liquid while organizing my activities into a daily planner. I know there are many health experts that do not support drinking coffee, but as I have no intention to give up this habit whatsoever soon, let’s just say I am focusing on this positive effects of drinking coffee and this one.
I have a thing for people on the stage. People who speak and perform. I am crazy about people who embody a powerful, self-confident body posture. I adore those, who know how to package information and put it out like a hot chocolate cake. This kind of people can sell me anything. This kind of people I admire.
There is a guy out there.
Millions of people know him.
Some people hate him.
I love him.
He is Tony Robbins and my »all time favorite quote« is by him and it goes like this: » What you focus on is what you will feel.« Now, I could write down three pages about how that sentence changed my life, but for today, let me share with you a yoga routine where what you focus on is extremely important.
Two years ago I worked for a very famous hospitality company. Like every other company, they also had their own hallmarks, guiding principles and core standards. There is one thing that stayed with me until today, even though I don’t work in a hotel chain now.
One of the core principles went like this: »I will always smile and greet our guests before they greet me.«
Isn’t that a nice one? Smiling and greeting people?
I use this core principle in my daily life and though some people look at me weirdly, I know that everytime I smile and greet another person I also smile to myself. Greet myself. Bow to myself.
Blame it on my imagination, but these exercises have hillarious names.
And they are hillariously fun.
Now scroll down and have a hillariously hard workout.
This is the last »fitness« program of this challenge. Next week we will continue with the yoga part. Have no idea what I am talking about? Please check these articles before proceeding forward: Intro, Week 1, Week 2, Week 3.
Watch the video and pay attention on how each exercise is done. (You are also welcome to comment below the video).
Check the photos and instructions about sets, repetitions and timings here on this page.
Put on your favorite music, choose the appropriate dress and a place to exercise, warm up.
And then the hardest part: just do it. I mean, really, just do it.
Once done, you are welcome to join the conversation below this article. Ask, if something is unclear. Share your feelings. Tell us how it went or just say hello and brag a little bit, that you are exercising with us, ok?
I am still here for you! Keep up the great work!
Kisses to Surfinis,
Video & Postproduction: Nina Doodle
Video Assistant: Alja Drame
Photography: Martin Vogrič Dežman
Yoga And Fitness Wear By: Let’s Doodle
5 years ago a team of the best swimmers from Slovenia took me with them to France. I was teaching yoga and lead fitness programs. There I saw how freaking hard work is being a professional swimmer. But these guys and girls also showed me some amazing exercises that I will share with you today.
I love watching movies where people have superpowers. You know, cool guys like Superman or Spiderman. Maybe because I like strong men who are saving the world or just because I believe that we all have hidden superpowers. Meet the Superman’s wife in the program below.
As already mentioned in the introduction article and in the first program, this challenge has superpowers. But magical powers activate only after you finish with your workout. So, let’s jump right into it.
Hello there and welcome to the first week of fitness and yoga challenge for women.
When I was 20, I had this beautiful picture of a surf girl on my vision board. She had long, blond curly hair, wore a pinky bikini, held a surf board in one hand and smiled so honestly, I wanted to become like her. I learned (in years) that you can never become someone else, but I also learned that there are surf schools out there and I can become my own version of a surf girl. So I became surf-yoga girl. I worked as a yoga teacher for a surf school (in Portugal) and the biggest complaints from ladies that came out of the water were: »God, this is so hard! Why do I have to paddle so much? I feel pain in my back and arms and oh my, my belly and ribs hurt me so much!«
Men never complained, so I didn’t include them here (just joking guys, you are welcome to join)!