January 31, 2013

Get Fit (& January Must-Reads)

Question of the month: How often do you work out? What's your preferred method of exercise?

I exercise 4-5x a week. Right now I am taking Zumba and yoga classes, and mixing those with cardio/strength training at the gym. Zumba is probably my favourite workout (I've been taking classes for about 3 years), but I find fitness classes in general to be the most fun since you have the guidance of an instructor and the exercises are always varied. While in Calgary, for example, I also dabbled in ballet barre workouts. Now that I'm back in Vancouver, I'm planning on getting a personal trainer because I want to learn how to deadlift!

And while we're on the topic of working out, I thought I'd share a few health and fitness-related items that are currently on my wishlist:

1. oGorgeous Beverly Bow Yoga Bag
2. Nike Free Run 3+ Running Shoes (here)
3. Flavour It Glass Water Bottle w/ Built-In Fruit Infuser


P.S. Don't forget to check out the other girls' answers to this question and their must-reads for the month of January.

24 comments:

  1. I definitely need to get me that water infuser! It's absolutely amazing. Great post, as always!
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  2. That workout bag is adorable! Of course I don't need it at all because I'm able to do all of my workouts at home now - I'm a yoga and ballet girl - but it's still very tempting :)
    xox,
    Cee

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    1. I don't really need it either since I already have two gym bags from Lululemon but I can't get over how adorable the bow is!

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  3. your workout routine sounds very impressive! :) i know it's not good (and I have to do something about it), but I don't exercise at all... ;/ like the idea of built in fruit infuser bottle!

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    1. I never used to exercise either but I started going more frequently while I was in Calgary because I had nothing to do :p

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  4. Love your gym picks - that bag is so girly & pretty. Am very curious about the ballet barre workouts - have heard such amazing reviews of them.

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    1. They are super fun! The classes I went to were more dance-based but there are others that are more fitness-based (exercises with weights and balls and things).

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  5. Wow - impressive! I work out in the mornings with my dog - we go for a 45 minute hike and that's it.
    xx Annette
    www.iheartvintagecouture.com

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    1. 45 minutes hikes every morning? That's impressive!

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  6. Cute workout wishlist! That bag looks adorable!

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  7. That bag is super cute! It`s great that your workouts have been going so well!
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  8. Ah, love that yoga bag. Wow very impressed by your workout routine. I've been wanting to try a barre class.:)

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    1. You should, they are super fun and great for toning!

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  9. I've never tried Zumba, but I'm a yoga girl myself. I love it!
    How long are you back in Vancouver for? We'll have to meet up for a coffee someday!

    xoxo Alison
    www.stylingmylife.com

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    1. I'm back for good! We should definitely meet up :)

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  10. That water bottle is on my must have list! Where did you find it?!

    Sequins&Stilettos

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    1. I actually first saw them on Beyond The Rack but pretty sure they sell them on Amazon!

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  11. i love zumba too! well i liked it when i took proper zumba dance classes. Didnt like it as much when i took zumba classes through a "gym"

    LOVE those shoes:) Im going to buy myself a pair post pregnancy to motivate me:)

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  12. I"m loving those nike shoes! I'm into fitness as well, and enjoy Pilates and cardio, zumba seems super fun too!

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  13. i've been wanting a fruit infuser like that forever! i haven't been able to find them in a store anywhere though.

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