So, who else is counting down the day until June 14th? I know I am! Today I wanted to share a little bit more information on what the nutrition and fitness aspect of this program will entail! Monique and I are so excited to be putting the final touches on this project and figured we’d give you all a sneak peek of this amazingness.
Meet the Trainers
This amazing program wouldn’t be possible without the developers of the the fitness plan. I have personally been working out at PEC Minneapolis for the past 6 months and I can honestly say that it is one of the best gyms/studios I have ever been to! The workouts are challenging and keep your body guessing and…it’s just all around fun!
PEC Minneapolis is owned by Danielle Pellicano, ex-professional soccer player and all-around badass. I always joke that we have a love/hate relationships because her workouts hurt so good! About 8 years ago, Danielle transitioned from her professional soccer career to a professional cyclist and endurance coach. This is when she opened PEC in Minneapolis, MN. Drew recently joined Danielle on Team PEC Minneapolis. His professional background was in event planning and he has recently transitioned into pursuing his passion, fitness, full-time! At the gym we refer to him as hercules because he has muscles for days.
Workout + Equipment Needed
I can tell you from experience that these workouts are AMAZING. I’ve done a handful of them already and I am so excited for you guys to dig in! They’re hard, yet efficient and really unique! We’re hoping these workouts will give you some great ideas to keep incorporating into your fitness regime even after the #SummerSWEATSeries ends. Here’s how the weeks are broken down:
This workout plan is meant to be done in a gym. It is very strength focused with a mixture of HIIT cardio. You’ll be able to do most things in an ordinary gym setting, but for planning sake, here are all of the pieces of equipment used in the workouts. No bosu? No problem. All of the exercises can be modified to fit your need!
- Light, medium, and heavy dumbbells
- Physio Ball
- Bosu Ball (optional)
- Kettlebell (optional)
Each Sunday Monique and I will release the upcoming week’s meal plan + grocery list. We’ve gotten a few questions already about modify recipes and if it’s geared towards weight loss. I’m here to give you the down-low.
While these meal plans are AMAZING, we completely understand that everyone has different tastebuds and dietary needs. That’s why we want to stress that these meal plans are suppose to be used as inspiration and can easily be tweaked and/or modified. We have included meat in this plan, but obviously if you are vegetarian, feel free to switch out the protein or choose a different healthy recipe to substitute. The meal plan was developed for 1 person, but can easily be doubled or tripled depending on how many you need to feed. We decided to break down the calories to give you an idea of the day’s caloric intake, but really do not want to stress on any sort of number. When you eat really high-quality, healthy foods, balance is key, not numbers! We by no meals are telling you to under or over eat, rather to listen to your body and to use these meal plans as more of a guideline and for healthy meal inspiration!
We’ve created some awesome downloadable and printable PDFs to make your meal planning easier! This information will be posted every Sunday during the series. If you are part of the #SummerSWEATSeries facebook group, we will be giving weekly sneak peeks and sharing this information on the Friday before!
Just remember, the realer the better when it comes to food! All of the recipes in this plan incorporate lots of different colors, food groups, and flavors! Healthy eating doesn’t have to be bland and boring! We’re here to show you how to make it fun and delicious!
Don’t forget about our $500 cash prize giveaway! To enter, all you need to do is use the #SummerSWEATSeries hashtag on Instagram and show us your meal prep, or workout selfie (etc.). The more you hashtag, the more you enter!
See you next Sunday!