City of Lights

Paris. The city that has inspired poets and artists for centuries, with its iconic art and architecture, cafe culture and air of romance, has also inspired three overworked sisters-in-law; mothers to 9 1/2 children between us, to get off the treadmill of life for a long weekend and embark on the ultimate girls getaway. To celebrate our love affair with the city of lights, we indulged ourselves however briefly in everything from chocolate crepes to smooth local wine, sleeping in, facials, steam rooms, poring over original Monets and Van Gogh’s and the odd bit (um… hours and delicious hours!) of shopping. I still pinch myself wondering how we were able to pull this one off. If you’re planning your own trip soon, here are a few personal recommendations:

Sleep: Hotel Du Collectionneur

Visit: Musee D’Orsay

Shop: Marais

Eat: Cafe Du Commerce (Ainsley’s reco! Perfect in every way from soup to nuts.)

Onward. This week come join me for 3 fun and energising workouts:

Monday: Bums and Tums. Don’t miss tomorrow’s core-driven, challenging workout created for those of you (aka: all of us) interested in strengthening our mid-section.

Tone Up Tuesday: I’ll be armed with plenty of resistance bands so plan on waking up muscles that need waking up! Learn some new exercises that can easily be incorporated with your band while traveling or stuck at home while your little one naps.

Thursday: Cardio Zen: get your sweat on while feeling long and limber with this specially designed class for those in any stage of pre or postnatal fitness.

Ladies we will be starting a hydration challenge next week! Anyone interested in being more disciplined about the amount of water they drink should please email me… This is one of the easiest ways to increase energy, shed unwanted weight, prevent illness, have glowing skin, and purge toxins from your body. What’s the downside? Email me if you’re in.

See you this week!

Bon Nuit,
Kerri

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The Cure For Anything Is Salt Water. Sweat, Tears, or the Sea.

A wise man once made a quote so famous it made it on a Sweaty Betty bag,

IMG_0383Even morning sickness 😉

#3 will be making his/her arrival in early March! For all of you who will still be bootcamping with me at that point, rest assured class will be running as usual at least halfway through February. After the baby arrives I will plan on taking 8 weeks off before resuming class in early May. Your memberships will freeze if you are on a 3 month plan and I will help coordinate your informal workouts in the park. If anyone could use some tips on managing morning sickness, screw ginger biscuits and peppermint tea. There’s an app for that! Research Nevasic, the app I downloaded on iTunes which has been a game-changer for me in managing morning sickness. All you need is your iPhone, earphones, and 27 minutes a day. Read all about it here: http://nevasic.com

One more week of friends, family, and beach yoga to cure all my ails before we head back! As much as I love London and can’t wait to get back, it’s going to be hard to leave home this time. We have had the most incredible time here in Newport, RI catching up with friends, family, and our favorite beach:

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The plan is to resume class on Tuesday, September 9th. That week we will hold two classes: Tabata Tuesday, and Cardio Zen on Thursday. Can’t wait to catch up and break a sweat with you all!!

Has your membership lapsed or you have no plans to come back to class and/or otherwise would like to be removed from the email list? If so, please shoot me an email, I like to make sure I’m not spamming anyone! If you would like to stay on even though you’ve moved on, I will aim to make it worth your while with recipes, workouts, embarrassing and ridiculous stories about my life, and more 😉

Here’s a workout for you to try this week in the park or while your little one is down for a nap:

Frisky Fall Challenge:

Jumping jacks: 1 minute
Squats: 1 minute
Push-ups: 15x
Mountain climbers: 1 minute
Butt blasters (lay center of band on right foot, kick back15x. Repeat on left side)

Run or briskly walk 1/2 mile

Speed jumping jacks: 1 minute
Squat pulses: 1 minute
Push-ups: as many as you can do (perfect form!) in 45 seconds
Plank jacks: 1 minute
Bridge pulses (add donkey kick if you’re feeling extra frisky!): 1 minute

Run or briskly walk 1/2 mile

Low Plank: 30 seconds
Hip Dips: 30 seconds
Superman: 45 seconds
Russian twists: 45 seconds
Cat/cow: 1 minute

Stretch: all major muscle groups: 5 minutes
Hydrate!

Goodnight ladies!!
Kerri