I am so pumped for the next week and a half! We’re venturing to the Everything Food Conference in Salt Lake City, UT followed by 4 days in Moab. When I say we I mean Linley, Emily, and ME! This will be our first real “team retreat” and we so essited! What makes me even more excited is that Davida is going to the EFC conference too and we’re co-hosting a Mastermind Workshop on how to take your blog to the next level. Remember The Blogger Project? We’re putting that into real time. The conference runs from Thursday to Saturday and then Saturday night we’re hitting the road and driving 3 hours south to Moab, UT, the heart of some amazing national parks.
We don’t have any concrete hiking plans as of now, but we do know that we want to go into both Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park. They both look epic and I’m pretty much peeing my pants excited. I know lots of you are hikers and travelers, so if you’ve ever been to the Moab area, we’d love any hiking tips, restaurant recommendations, etc! MN TAKES UTAH, HERE WE GO.
To conclude this post, I wanted to share a workout that we’re going to be doing on our Utah excursion. I love taking Switch formats and modifying them for travel workouts. This Ass and Abs workout is one that we did a few weeks ago at Switch and it was KILLER. Most of these moves are totally modifiable to be bodyweight or use limited equipment that you can find in a hotel gym (which we will be doing). CHECK. IT. OUT.
This 45-Minute Ass and Abs Workout will work both your core and booty. It mixes strength moves with plyometrics for the ultimate burn!
Ass and Abs Workout
There are 3 circuits. Each circuit has 4 moves. Do each move for one minute before moving right into the next move. Rest for one minute after each round. Complete each circuit 3 times before moving on to the next circuit.
Circuit One — Repeat x3
- Dumbbell Single Leg Deadlift (:30 on each side)
- Plank Shoulder Taps
- Dumbbell Front Squat + Calf Raise
- Woodchop Sit Up
Circuit Two — Repeat x3
- Single Leg Plyo Lunges (:30 on each side)
- Plank Army Crawl
- Single Leg Glute Bridge + Toe Touch (:30 on each side)
- Plank Weighted Pass
Circuit Three — Repeat x3
- Front Lunge + Lat Pulls
- Squat + Donkey Kicks
- Dumbbell Chop and Twist
- Reverse Crunch + Twist
Note– this workout should take you roughly 45-50 minutes to complete. You can also do most of these exercises with no weights at all and still get in a great workout, which is amazing! We WILL be doing this during our trip to MOAB.
Fitness Disclaimer: Please consult your doctor before starting a new fitness regime. You are participating at your own risk. Please modify and listen to your body.
I really liked this article because this workout seems like a really great way to stay fit and I really enjoy your articles, Lee
I wanna share this with everyone! https://bit.ly/2H7vyCs this is another great way to pursue weight loss to improve your life and your well being for you long-term future!
Those plank army crawls! Hot damn! Thanks for kicking my butt this morning 🙂
Loved this workout! Just did it for the first time and it kicked my butt. Look long forward to trying your other ones. Do you do any live instructor led sessions in Minneapolis?
I’m so glad you loved it! I am not currently teaching at the moment due to my crazy schedule, but often times host live workouts! Keep an eye out 🙂
I don’t know if anyone already asked, but what weight do you recommend for that dumbell you’re using in the pictures?
I would personally use 2 15 lb. dumbbells, but depending on your fitness level anywhere from 8’s to 20’s!
I love finding out about new workout. So definitely on my list for tomorrow. Today I am dead. Done too much in the early hours. Let us exchange our case studies.
Ooh can’t wait to try this workout!! Hope you have so much fun at the conference!
Did this workout this AM! My core was on fire half way through and I didn’t know if I would make it! Thanks for the good workout!
<3 glad you loved it Chelsey!
I went to Arches and Canyonlands last October! Both parks are amazing but Canyonlands won me over. Make sure to stay late one night to stargaze and see the Milky Way. In Islands in the Sky, Mesa Arch is a very easy hike with a beautiful view and we watched the sunset at Grand View Point. In the needles section, we did a long hike Chesler Park/Joint trail…it was tough but felt like we were on Mars. I’ve heard another great hike is Druid Arch. I could go on and on!
OMG that sounds amazing. I LOVE THE STARS.
Did this workout this morning after seeing it posted and wow it kicked my ass (literally and figuratively)!! Thanks for the great post. Hope you guys enjoy Moab and get some nice weather out there!
LOL. YAY!! So glad you loved it 🙂
We went to Arches and Canyonlands last spring and they were some of the most amazing places i’ve ever seen! We did hikes in each park, but there’s also some cool ones outside the parks and just outside Moab that lead you to some other arches (Corona Arch) and petroglyphs. The park maps have everything well-marked, and there’s also a visitor’s center in the middle of town that also was very helpful. There’s a ranch/winery outside of town that also had a film museum with info about the tons of movies that have been filmed in the area, which was kinda cool to check out for a rest afternoon with no hiking. FYI, there’s many areas there with no cell signal, but I think that was one of the best parts. We were completely unplugged during the day and only online back at the hotel and even then found that we didn’t really want to be.
Love this! Where did you get those pants with the stars on them?
Here yah go! http://rstyle.me/n/cm3mnzb6pp7
This comment has nothing to do with the workout…Where are those cutoff jeans from? LOVE!