Wedding Season

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Ladies. It’s officially Spring, which means the start of WEDDING SEASON!!! A season that motivates you to look and feel your best as a bride, bridesmaid, or guest. Why? Because Wedding Season includes LOTS of pictures where you are immortalized on camera for years to come.

Perhaps your bridal gown is strapless. Maybe your bridesmaid dress is sleeveless. Or it could be that all of the wedding guest dresses in your closet are form-fitting and you want to tighten and tone. Regardless of your motivation during Wedding Season, I have some must-do moves for you!

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My background as a dancer, track jumper and runner, and fitness coach taught me that the biggest results come full-body exercises. When you engage your core (pull your belly-button into spine!) and focus on your posture, you activate so much more than just the working muscles.

These must-do-moves target multiple muscle groups with each exercise – so not only will your arms feel tight, toned, and sleek, but your core, legs, and booty will thank you too!

We Can Work It Out

Complete each exercise 10 times, rest, repeat for 3 sets.

  • Dumbbell Squat into Bicep Curl with Overhead Press

 

  • Dumbbell Stick Breakers

 

  • Dumbbell Bent-Over Tricep Kick-Backs

 

  • Dip Push-Ups

 

  • Bird-Dog Planks (10 total, 5 each side)

 

  • Up-Downs (10 total, 5 each side)

 

  • Side Plank with Hip-Dip (10 each side)
    • Progressions Included in Video

 

  • Bridge Hold with Dumbbell Reverse Fly

 

  • Weighted Sit-Ups

 

  • Burpees
    • We love to hate them, but they are SO good – start out slow, focus on your form

 

Practice this circuit once or twice a week and you will be raising those arms with such confidence!

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Cheers to you as you celebrate lots of love throughout this wonderful season!!!

xo,

Ariana

*All wedding photographs by the wonderful POPography!

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Something New: Get FHIT Part 2

“Here We Go Again”…

…a continuation of trying new classes, pushing myself through new physical challenges, and exploring more of the insane fitness world that the island of Manhattan has to offer.

Recently, my go-to-fitness partner Lauren and I had off the same holiday and decided to try a studio that we passed on our way to the previous month’s SoulCycle adventure: Fhitting Room.

Fhitting Room from the outside looked cool and green and why the heck not give it a go? We reserved our lucky spots on the outer edge of the room and literally had no idea what to expect….

WHOA!

High. Intensity. Interval. Training. From the minute class started we were on the clock. Warm-up circuit: 60 seconds on, 30 seconds rest, repeat 3 times. Circuit change up: 45 seconds on, 15 seconds rest, switch spots with your teammate, repeat 4 times. Against yourself: various weighted exercises, complete set, rest, repeat every minute on the minute for 8 minutes. Partner challenge: complete kettlebell swings, goblet squats, and burpees while your partner is in a v-sit hold, switch, repeat, switch, repeat, switch, repeat!

We were non-stop until the cool down. It was glorious!!!

What I Learned

The trainers were EXCELLENT. I enjoyed how they team-taught and worked off of each other’s energy and personality. They were super knowledgable and demonstrated each and every exercise before starting the clock. While we were working, they walked around to make safety corrections, modifications, progressions (hellooooo heavier weights), and personally motivated each client.

Will I Try Again?

HECK YES!!! After class, I felt incredibly strong (and tight)! The studio was another clean and fantastic place to work-out. Lauren and I planned and DID take a second class – which was a different format within the HIIT philosophy. Just as challenging and results were just as satisfying.

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Thank you Fhitting Room Flatiron! You rock and I can’t wait to get my butt back to another class!!!

Comment below if you have tried HIIT studios, classes, trainings or if you want to join my next Fhitting Session!

xx,

Ari