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Core Burner!

Get on the floor and let’s work the core! This is a sequence I have been doing in my PowerPilates class. I follow an awesome instructor at IHeartFitnessXO in California. Her facebook page is Kit Rich Fitness. She is awesome. Part of this is a move inspired by her. Check it out. I definitely felt this the next day. I do each side 5 reps each move. Intensity can be added by taking it up to 10 reps or repeating the sequence several times through. Burner!!!

#FitIn5 Day 10

Get that core to the floor!!

Not all exercises are suitable for everyone. Consult your physician before beginning any new exercise program.


Day 2 #FitIn5 March Madness 29 Day Challenge

Day 2 is about core strength! Great start to the week so let’s keep it moving. Day 2/5 exercises.

1. High Knees Front 10 Side 10

2. Mountain Climber 20

3. Plank Leg Circles Out 10 In 10 Right Leg

4. Plank Leg Circles Out 10 In 10 Left Leg

5. Plank Ab Activation (credit for this exercise goes to Stacie Clark with Women’s Health Magazine)  

Remember to tag me on IG at @nthefitzone or post on my facebook page to let me know how it goes.

I did a few of these in Pilates today and this is the look I got. 😀


This is the workout! Real Time!

Comment and let me know how it goes 🙂

Consult your physician before beginning any new exercise program.

Planks and Gluten Free Pizza Crust


One of my favorite exercises ever is any form of a plank. Planks work the entire body when done correctly. This exercise is plank diagonal knee which engages the core, strengthens the arms and shoulders, and keeps the heart rate up. I start in high plank position and then bring one knee toward the opposite arm and then alternate. I focus on a steady pace, good control and alignment. I usually do 2-3 sets of 20 within my workouts.

It was just one of those nights when I wanted pizza. I worked so hard on my planks this week, so I thought I would splurge.  I came so close to ordering Mellow Mushroom but I decided to create my own. Earlier in the week I bought the gluten-free crusts. I have never tried it with pizza so this was a first. I found turkey pepperoni, sweet baby bell peppers, onion, mozzarella and fresh basil for the toppings. This was so easy to put together, I just sliced and diced it all and baked for about 15-20 minutes. I enjoyed the crust. It was thin and crispy just like I love.


Would you plank for pizza? Show me your most creative plank and tag me on twitter or Instagram at @nthefitzone.

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