Welcome to Loving Fit !
LovingFit is a free lifestyle blog where creativity meets fitness, nutrition is about simplicity and beauty is not only physical in appearance, but a combinations of both worlds, inner and outer combined as a whole.
Most people look at getting in shape by going to the gym and spending dreadful hours lifting weights, running on the treadmill and counting calories – I think that is the old fashioned way ( but if you like that, that’s is cool as well ). But, I do not, that’s why I’m Loving Fit my way. We are here to help people to get and stay in shape the Loving Fit way – where less is more, workouts are very creative, and where we work our body as a unit instead of part by part. Our workout routines focus on Proper Exercise Form ( which believe it or not, very rare these days ). But, because of my background as an athlete, I have an eye for really good exercise form and I work on mine daily ( I’m definitely not perfect ). Good Form is number one in any sport!
Who are you and who is the guy behind the camera?
My name is Tatianna but you can call me Tati, I am originally from Moscow, Russia. I am an ex – professional figure skater and a certified personal trainer. But, to be honest the label of a certified trainer, doesn’t really mean that I know everything there is to know about fitness and nutrition, because anyone can be certified in a short period of time. I am always reading and learning new stuff about fitness and I always keep an open mind, ready to know more. I am also not so crazy about ” About Me ” pages, but you can read more about me in “ My Diary ” section. In this section I also share my philosophical articles and everything that has to do with a more personal side of me and my life.
The guy behind the camera is my husband Miguel, he is originally from Mexico City. We met 14 years ago while I lived in Reno, NV ( the first place I moved 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.
My Life’s Philosophy and What You Can Expect From This Blog
I believe this is the most important thing that I would like for everyone to know who is planning on reading and being part of my blog. Besides for Fitness and Nutrition, I am also very passionate about Spirituality and you will notice this based on the articles I write. My goal in life, is not only help to create beautiful healthy bodies, but to help create healthy minds and raise human consciousness overall. Because I believe, the truth of our existence here has always been and always will be: That we are not just physical beings and if we create beauty on the inside, the outside will fall into place and shine through. Without connecting both of our worlds together, inner world and outer world, there cannot be peace within one’s mind ( this is just an observation that I’ve made throughout my life time ).
The articles I write come purely from my heart and my personal experience. I am, on the Spiritual Path that I am, because I have memories of my pre birth intention ( the intension of my soul prior to being born ), to which I’ve awakened within my physical existence in this life time.
I never force anyone to believe same things I believe, because I also trust that each individual can decide for them self which path to take in this life, and I always respect the beliefs of others. I consider my self just a tool, a messenger, I am here only to spread love and to help people who need it. You might not agree with everything I write about, but remember, this is your choice, take what you need and what serves you, throw away the rest. Simple . I also believe, we can all coexist in this world together without having to agree with each other on everything or always have the need to be right.
So, if you planning on following my blog, I would like to let you know ahead, that this blog will be about: Fitness & Working out, Nutrition, Spirituality, Love and Life, all mixed in together.
As far as training 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. All the workouts on the site have a separate section. Lower Body Workouts, Upper Body Workouts, Full Body Workouts, Just Abs, Real Time Cardio. I also have a section for Challenges. In this section you can pic an exercise challenge that usually lasts from 1 week to 1 month. This is something if you want to push your self a little extra.
How do you come up with your workouts?
I use a method I call Unit Training ( I came up with this name ), 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 Timer
- pair of dumbbells
- 8 and 12 lbs 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.
- Pull-Up bar
- A Sandbag ( but you can make your own )
- 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. I also keep an open mind and try out new things from time to time. Right now I’m really loving the method of Intermittent Fasting. But, I only follow it once in a while. It works for me, but I know for a fact it’s not for everyone.
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 ). I do not take Whey Protein. Once in a while I take Hemp Protein, but only when I absolutely have not time to grab real food. All other time I prefer real food over powder.
What can I do to help support LovingFit?
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