MIMM & Motivation Monday: Favorite Fitness YouTube Channels

Last July, I let my gym membership expire. That doesn’t mean I stopped working out though – I just started to workout at home.

For Marvleous in My Monday & Motivation Monday, I thought I’d share some of my favorite YouTube channels:

Fitness Blender The couple is awesome and they update often. They combine quick interval training, strength, and stretch. There are even kettlebell workouts.

POPSUGAR Fitness I’m actually surprised by their workouts. They have many more medium-level cardio or lighter weight workouts.

Yoga with Adriene She updates continuously and she’s hilarious. Right now, she’s holding 30 Day of Yoga with practices leading from 15-30 minutes. I love these to give me a boost when I have little time or energy. I just found out that she teaches in Austin – I’ll be going!

BeFit These are a hit or miss. Scott Herman’s workouts are usually a hit. I learned about Flight from them.

SweatyBetty They’re a clothing brand, but their channel works with trainers from studios like Barry’s Bootcamp.

Ones you are probably more familiar with:

Tone It Up These girls have good workouts and loveable personalities.

blogilates I have to be honest, I find her annoying.

Some days, I find some local fitness events.

This weekend, I went to a Yelp fitness event at Precision Fitness. We were paired up and stationed to do 1 minute intervals, alternating with our partner. It was a lot of fun since everyone was there to test out the workout and I chatted with my new workout buddies. Oh yeah, my abs hurt everytime I laugh, cough or sneeze.

Here’s me hating/failing at Bosu ball mountain climbers (and my partner on the battle ropes).

Today, I’m heading to Santa Monica to practice yoga with Dice Iida-Klein, an instructor I admire from his YogaGlo videos.

What are your favorite at-home resources?

Thinking Out Loud Thursday: Yoga in the Club (Flight)

I love tackling new things, especially workouts. I’ve done everything from hot yoga and barre to CrossFit and BodyPump. A few weeks ago, I tried OrangeTheory. I love it all except running for more than 5K and spin – I tried it 2xs/week for a month and still don’t like it but I do like bicycling outside.


This weekend, I drove up to LA on a rainy day and went to a nightclub… at 11 A.M. There was even a DJ and I was there to move my body, but this was for Flight, a fitness event led by Sydney Benner.

I can only describe Flight as “yoga in the club.” It’s a combination of dance, sculpt, and flow.

We brought our yoga mats but wore shoes. There is cardio intervals, sun salutations and finally, abs before savasana. I was definitely sweaty by the end.

At the end, we tried Urban Remedy juices in these teeny plastic martini glasses.

Sydney had fantastic enthusiasm and I cannot wait to go to more events and even try this at home without the loud music.

Thanks Gina the Trainer for informing about the event!

What new workouts are you trying this year?

A Perfect Pair [of ASICS] for Cross-Training

I’ve never known the power of good sneakers until a few years ago. I bought whatever looked good or was on sale.

As I got more active, my feet started hurting. I’m ashamed to admit that it got to the point where I started to develop bunions. Gross.

I finally started researching shoes, buying some cross-training shoes instead of picking up running shoes… since I don’t run. Sadly, the cross-training shoes were also unsightly.

At Blend, I asked about 10 girls about their gorgeous ASICS, except all of them were running shoes. I had a pair of casual ASICS a long time ago that I coveted.

I was ecstatic to receive a pair of the ASICS GEL-Fit Sanas. I picked black and gray instead of my usual crazy colors.

Once I put them on… woah!

I couldn’t stop wearing them. They weighed NOTHING, felt like I had no shoes on and since I got black, they worked with my regular clothes!

The ASICS GEL-Fit Sanas provides support that going barefoot doesn’t.


Cleaning. Look at that face. Mind you, I’m still sick.


Dropping down.

For fun, squatting with my dog.

Through an entire workout and for these photos, my arches felt 100%. I can’t wait to try them with circuits – I have a feeling these would hold up in anything from Zumba to [the small amounts of] sprinting running.

Have you ever suffered any foot pain?

How do you take care of your feet?

This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of ASICS.

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