Welcome to day 8 of our Beach Bikini Boot Camp. Today, we are going to shift gears and channel our inner yogini. Alicia Alvarenga, a Tier 3+ trainer at Equinox, is going to take us through a basic yoga workout, as shown in the videos below.
While Yoga originally was created to achieve a state of permanent peace, there is an increasing awareness of its physical benefits, such as:
- improved posture
- increased flexibility
- greater strength
- a more toned and firm body
Today's nutrition tip comes to us from nutrition expert and former bodybuilder Chris Aceto:
Get more fiber in your diet, by aiming to consume 25-35 grams of fiber a day.
"Fiber lowers insulin levels—along with total calories—affecting how lean you'll get," says Aceto. Fiber absorbs water and takes up more space in your stomach, fighting off hunger pangs, too. Fiber rich foods include bran cereal, oatmeal and beans. Check nutrition labels for more detailed fiber content.
Today's motivational quote is:
"Don't give up what you want most for what you want now."
Special thanks to Alicia Alvarenga for demonstrating today's workout. Alvarenga is a personal trainer at Equinox Fitness Club (NASM CPT, Precision Nutrition Specialist), practicing yoga for 10 years (YogaFit). She is also a competitive Ballroom and Latin dancer and recently a National American 9-Dance Finalist. She specializes in body awareness and movement efficiency for all athletic and health-related pursuits. Ms. Alvarenga can be reached at email@example.com