Welcome to Loving Fit !
LovingFit is a free lifestyle blog where creativity meets fitness and nutrition is about simplicity. Most people looking at getting in shape by going to the gym and spending dreadful hours lifting weights, running on the treadmill and counting calories – this is the old fashioned way. We are here to help people to get and stay in shape the Loving Fit way – where fitness is about less is more, creative workouts and exercises, and working your body as a unit instead of part by part.
Who are you and who is the guy behind the camera?
My name is Tatianna, I am originally from Moscow, Russia. I am an ex – professional figure skater and a certified personal trainer. I am not so crazy about ” About Me ” pages, but you can read more about me in “ My Diary ” section.
The guy behind the camera is my husband Miguel, he is originally from Mexico City. We met 12 years ago while I lived in Reno, NV ( the first place I moved from fresh from Russia ), while he was performing in a show. Miguel is a 5th generation flying trapeze artist and he currently works for Cirque Du Soleil in a show called La Nouba.
Where Do I Start?
The first thing you should definitely check out on the site is Creating Your Workout Plan post. After you do that you will have an idea of how you can use the site and create your own plan to fit your needs and fitness level.
How do you come up with your workouts?
I use a method I call Unit Training, because the body always functions and develops as a unit. I’ve learned this method from being a professional figure skater . If you take a look at the bodies of dancers and acrobats, you will notice that they are always in an amazing shape, this is because they use their bodies as a unit, that works muscles differently, vs just lifting weights the traditional way. If the body functions as one, then why should we train it part by part as the old fashioned way suggest? You can read more about my method Here.
Can beginners do these workouts?
Yes, anyone can do these workouts. At first you have to modify the exercises until you achieved more strength. I recently started to explain all of the exercises and beginner modifications in all of my videos.
Are your workouts for women or men can do them as well?
My workouts are for anyone who wants to get and stay fit. My husband at times is having a hard time with these routines and he is an acrobat!
When can I start seeing results with your workouts?
After starting my workouts you should expect to notice a difference within a week, but you order to see that difference you have to use the proper form in every exercise. If the form of the exercise suffers, the results will not manifest.
It is also very important to follow a good diet, because our diet is 80% of our working out effort. In my Nutrition Facts section you can find information you need about good nutrition and foods that are most nutrient dense. You can also check out My List Of Top Weight Loss And Health Tips, to learn my favorite tips for weight loss.
How many times a week should I workout?
If you are trying to loose weight and get in shape, then I would recommend you train 5 days a week. If you are already in shape and just trying to maintain then 3 to 4 days a week is enough.
Some of your routines are under 20 minutes, is that enough?
When that is the case I recommend adding an additional 10 to 20 minutes of moderate cardio, such jump rope, you can also go for a brisk walk up the hill or simple selection of bodyweight exercises will be great. The reason I recommend that is because our body begins to burn body fat after about 15 – 20 minutes of intense training, by adding an additional cardio you are keeping your body in a fat burning state. If you workout under 30 minutes a day, you can’t expect dramatic change, so that additional cardio will create that difference.
Do I need equipment to follow your routines?
You do not have to have any equipment to follow my workouts. You can get creative with things around the house and make your own, I did this for a very long time until I was able to purchase some equipment. I use:
- Gymboss Max Max Timer
- pair of 10 lb dumbbells
- 8 lb medicine ball ( which I found for under 10 dollars )
- jump rope ( you can make one out of a regular rope laying around the house )
- balance ball ( you can find one at a very low price )
- Leber Equilizer which is the most versatile piece of equipment I ever found ( and you can substitute that with two chairs and a broom stick, how I show you here.
- And of course my own bodyweight. I use challenging bodyweight exercises to work as many muscles in the body as possible at once, to burn more calories and create lean muscles all over. I always come up with new exercises and I will keep on doing that to keep the fun in my workouts.
I am planning to add more cool equipment if I find any, if you can recommend something, that would be greatly appreciated.
How about a Nutrition Plan?
I follow a very simple nutritional approach. No counting calories and no processed foods or refined sugar ( only once in a while if you are really craving it ) and no artificial sweeteners. You can read My Complete Guide To Nutrition to get more details.
Do you take supplements?
At the moment the only thing I take is a multivitamin, hair skin nails supplement, L-carnitine ( which helps promote energy metabolism and lean muscle, you can read more about in here )and a Whey Isolate Protein. At the moment I take different brands of Whey Isolate and haven’t settled on a particular kind. You can read more about Key Benefits Of Whey Isolate in my post.
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