A while back, I asked you lovely folks what you would like to see more of in the fitness department on Move-it Monday, and a very common response was: “I need exercises I can do at home. I don’t have the time or money to get to a gym!”

And I get that. I do. I mean, yes, I teach at a gym. But if I didn’t get paid to do it, I probably wouldn’t mess with the hour-long round trip and $8 in gas.

However, since I haven’t had much free time to create new fitness tutorials for you guys, I thought I’d delve into the 5D5W archives and do a round-up of some of the home-friendly fitness moves I’ve already blogged about.

First up, we have the quintessential core and arm-strengthening exercise—the mighty push-up:

push up 

And then, its little cousin, the tricep push-up:

tricep pushup 

Also, all you need to know to punch it just like we do in BODYCOMBAT:



Oh, and kick it too!


And then there was my stuttering attempt at a body-squat vlog tutorial.

And then the crazy, red-lettered planking vlog. Oh, and the esquiva vlog (gesundheit!).

So, yeah. That should hold you guys for a while.

Please let me know if there’s something specific y’all would like me to cover, and I’ll do my best to oblige (just as long as it requires minimal flexibility; I taught yoga for a year, but I’m a whole lot more Bicep Curl than Downward Dog).

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  2. Wow! You make it look so easy. I am trying to get in shape for the summer and I have been going to spinning class. I have never mastered the push up but I will try your techniques. Also, love the cute walmart red chevron skirt. I saw it in passing last week but wasn’t quite sure. The fabric is a little thin. What type of slip do you use to keep it modest and not so hot with the texas heat?

    1. I just used a polyester half-slip (like to my knee), and it worked great. Of course, it wasn’t nearly as hot as it will get in the summer, but it was a pretty warm day, and I was still comfortable. But you’re right, it definitely need something underneath.

      Oh, and I’m impressed that you’re going to spinning classes. Spinning is the one exercise format that I avoid like the plague. Can’t STAND it!

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