Friday, June 22, 2018

Efficient Workouts: Upper Body + Cardio/ Lower Body + Cardio


I am a big fan of workouts that include both cardio & strength work. I am an even bigger fan when they are splits that include cardio! Interval training including both strength & cardio is one of the most effective ways to train. When you split up your muscle groups you can do these types of workouts every day! Here are a list of some great Upper Body + Cardio/ Lower Body + Cardio workout DVDs.

Heres a list of some splits that include cardio:


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I received samples of some of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Race Medal Board ~ Race Bib Display ~ Race Swag Board ~ Runners Display Board



For the love of races & bling. I introduce my new new Etsy shop SparkleTiaraSparkle! I am making race boards for all you runners out there! I have one listed right now for sale but can custom make them with another color scheme and different knobs in just a few days. Let me know if you want something different.

bibs & medals not included
I also have jewelry displays/ hangers and all things unicorns, rainbows, & more! I have a variety of unicorn plushies & stuffed animals, a magical rainbow unicorn beauty sleep mask, a whimsical unicorn pillow, an amigurumi unicorn pattern, a rainbow mobile & more!

This is the board as is for sale
This is a handmade, lacquered board for your race medals & bibs. You can hang many medals from each of the three knobs! The clips will hold many race bibs! This is the perfect board for all of your race bling. What better way to show off your medals & bibs all on one super cute hanging swag board.

The knobs are secured on with screws and the clips are fastened with crafters glue. The wall mount on the back is hammered in and also secured with crafters glue. 

Each knob is unique & fun, there is an amber colored gem, a clear post, and a fun sea foam green rounded knob. 

RACE BIBS & MEDALS PICTURED ARE NOT INCLUDED. RACE BOARD ONLY (BOARD INCLUDES THREE KNOBS TO HANG MEDALS, 2 CLIPS TO CLIP YOUR RACE BIBS, AND ONE WALL MOUNT ON THE BACK. ALL ARE PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE BOARD)

I have about 15 race bibs on mine & six medals hanging from the knobs and it looks amazing hanging in my home gym. 

Dimensions:
11.75 tall
11.75 wide
Weight: 10.8 oz

If you are looking for a different color scheme/ style of background I can custom make one to your liking. I have hundreds of styles of background designs & have a variety of knobs.

close up of the swag knobs!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Bellyfit The Embodied Goddess Program: Open a Channel Review


If you are looking for a very well rounded cardio, toning, meditation, stretching and mindfulness, the Embodied Goddess set by Bellyfit is the set for you. As always, each workout is suitable for all levels and is accompanied by an incredible soundtrack. This system allows you to exercise at home with any of their seven 45 minute Embodied Goddess videos that come in the set. This set is available as a digital download and is only $24.99! Keep reading to learn more & stay tuned on the blog for detailed reviews of all the Bellyfit Embodied Goddess workouts. 


BellyFit Embodied Goddess Open a Channel 
Alice Bracegirdle

Alice leads this 46 minute workout with 6 background exercisers all showing various intensity options. You wont need any equipment for this routine. 


The workout includes a meditation, warm up, cardio workout, cardio cool down, a short floor core section & concludes with a mudra. Exercises include goddess plie, step & double step touch, arm sweeps, step & shimmy, grapevine, squats, lunge pluses, side lunge & balance leg raise, travelling pony, ham curls & shimmy, V sit with arm pulses, stretch, & mudra.

I rate this a low intermediate routine that is great for all fitness levels. Low impact & easy to follow with fun & unique exercises the time goes by quickly. As always Alice provides excellent cuing, great energy, & form pointers along the way. I received this workout to review. 


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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

12 Month PilatesAnytime.com Subscription Giveaway!



Introducing ‘Lesley’s PilatesAnytime Giveaway’ (12 mo. membership)! Lesley  really miss teaching live group classes, but she now teaches classes online that you can enjoy on: PilatesAnytime.com. And, in anticipation of the 3 new classes she filmed in their beautiful Carpinteria, CA Pilates studio that will be available on June 22, She thought you might want a chance to win a 12-month subscription to PilatesAnytime.com, my treat! (Valued at $216!) Keep reading to learn how you can enter to win!





How To Win a 12-Month Subscription to PilatesAnytime.com
  1. Register for the sweepstakes (link below) 
  2. Start collecting entries: 
  3. Follow the directions to personally collect up to 31 entries (visit that page every day!) 
  4. Share the sweepstakes with your friends and get additional entries for every referral that enters! 
  5. Make sure that you confirm your email subscription so you can find out who the winner is 
  6. Read through/understand all the (boring) legal stuff below

When is all this happening?

  • START: Wednesday, June 13 
  • END: Wednesday, June 20, 11:59:59 PST 
  • WINNER ANNOUNCED: June 22 via email to all registrants (the same day my new classes are out on PilatesAnytime.com!)
Register for the sweepstakes by clicking here and following the directions. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
All the Legal Stuff
  • By entering the sweepstakes you are providing your consent to receive marketing emails from Lesley Logan Pilates Inc. (we use MailChimp, Sumo and KingSumo to manage your emails) 
  • You agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms & Conditions and to those of KingSumo which you can find on the registration page or the link below 
  • Current PilatesAnytime.com subscribers are not eligible to win (but you can still send this to your friends so they can!) 
  • All the other super boring and official legal stuff which you should still read, here
PLEASE NOTE: PilatesAnytime.com is not participating in this giveaway. They're just offering their normal services and I'll be paying the giveaway winner's subscription. (They wanted me to tell you that!)
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I am in no way affiliated with this giveaway. I am reposting this giveaway for the author. I have no interest or control in selecting the winner or prize distribution. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Monday, June 18, 2018

ESSENTRICS TV: 300+ Essentrics & Classical Stretch Streaming Workouts Online 24/7


If you are an ESSENTRICS & Classical Stretch fan -then you will be as excited as I am to learn that they now offer a streaming service: ESSENTRICS TV! As a member of ETV, you have access to 300+ workouts (Essentrics and Classical Stretch) which you can stream online 24/7 from your smartphone, tablet or computer. So much variety and so many awesome workouts to choose from this is an awesome resource for all of us home exercisers. Keep reading to learn more and stay tuned on the blog for detailed reviews of some of the workouts available on ESSENTRICS TV.


Essentrics Workouts are A dynamic workout based on the theories of Miranda Esmonde-White that simultaneously lengthens and strengthens every muscle in the body, resulting in greater joint mobility and lean, long muscles. They are a unique full-body technique that works through the muscle chains, liberating and empowering the muscles, relieving them from tension in the process. Essentrics workouts are a completely original workout that draws on the flowing movements of tai chi which create health and balance, the strengthening theories behind ballet which create long, lean, flexible muscles and the healing principles of physiotherapy which create a pain free body. 


There are three basic types of muscles contractions and Essentrics is loosely based on the concept of eccentric muscle contractions. Medical Definition: Eccentric training is defined as active contraction of a muscle occurring simultaneously with lengthening of the muscle.
There are even rotations set up for you! There is a 30 day beginners rotation & a regular 30 day rotation to choose from. You can also choose a video by workout category, series, or type of workout. With so many workouts to choose from - you wont get bored! Variety in exercise will keep you motivated and provide better results! They even have videos in French! Workouts range from 10 to 60 minutes- something for every workout day! Most workouts are about 30 min each but there are also shorter & longer routines.



Videos are available for specific challenges such as arthritus pain relief, shoulder pain, plantar fasciitis, & many more. If you have tight muscles, soreness or need to work on your flexibility these are the routines for you. With excellent instruction & super unique workouts -these have been so effective for me. I am so happy to have made them a part of my fitness regimen. 


For More Information, Visit: 
ESSENTRICS on the web
ESSENTRICS on Facebook
ESSENTRICS on Twitter
ESSENTRICS on Instagram
ESSENTRICS on YouTube

I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Salonpas Pain Relief That Goes Directly To the Site of The Pain: Patches, Roll-ons, Creams, & Sprays

If you have occasional sore back, stiff muscles, or body pain- you need to try  SALONPAS®. Unlike pills, Salonpas formulas areabsorbed through the skin and go directly to the pain site, which makes way more sense to target your actual pain than swallowing a pill and allowing it to effect your whole body.  I am a huge fan of all of the Salonpas products I have had a pleasure of trying. They have creams, patches, roll-ons and even sprays. My favorite SALONPAS product is their Lidocaine patches, Pain Relieving Cream & a Roll-on Liquid. If you have a stiff back & sore muscles-you need give Salonpas a try.  My back loves it! Perfect for after a tough workout or when waking up with a stiff back. I love the sprays, patches, & roll-ons for mess free application! Keep reading to learn more. 


Finally maximum strength pain relief without a prescription! Introducing Salonpas® Lidocaine Plus Pain Relieving Cream. It’s the latest & greatest from the world’s leader in medicinal pain patches -Salonpas! The cream provides temporary relief of pain associated with back, neck, shoulders, knees and elbows. I have lower back issues and after a long run, tough workout, or even just sleeping wrong on it, the cream works great to desensitize aggravated nerves and provides wonderful numbing relief right where it hurts. It is unscented so you can use it any time of day or night without being noticed. 



PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS I LOVE:

  • Maximum strength Lidocaine available without a prescription
  • Plus Benzyl Alcohol to numb nerves fast
  • Unscented
  • Desensitize Aggravated Nerves

Salonpas® LIDOCAINE PLUS Pain Relieving Liquid is an awesome roller ball so it goes on easy without the mess. SALONPAS cream & liquid is applied right at the site of pain, so it doesnt have to travel through your stomach and get processed by your liver before they start to work. They come in a variety of forms and sizes, so regardless of where your body pain is, there are products that are designed to fit. SALONPAS requires a lower dose of medicine, because they target relief where you need it. There’s no need to worry about incorrect dosing or side effects; it’s an effective and safe plan for pain management.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS I LOVE:

  • Maximum strength Lidocaine available without a prescription
  • Plus Benzyl Alcohol to numb nerves fast
  • Unscented
  • Desensitize Aggravated Nerves
  • No-mess Applicator


Find a store near you with the Salonpas store locator. Salonpas® is the #1 brand of patches in the world, and the largest marketers of pain relief patches in the USA. Hisamitsu has the only OTC pain patch on the market that has gone through the FDA’s new drug application process, so it’s been tested and approved for sale using the same methodology required of a prescription drug. And the Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch and Arthritis Patch are the only products in their class that can claim up to 12 hours of relief for mild to moderate pain!

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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.