Workout At Home: Be Stylish, Be Comfortable & Dance Like a Ballerina

Work In, Workout

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The gym. It’s so crowded this time of year. Nabbing a treadmill after 5pm on a week night can seem harder than getting accepted to Harvard. Can’t a girl run off her angst and worries and extra slice of pie without a perfect score on the SATs and an aptitude for, well, everything?

It’s months like these I’m glad I have a workout fall-back: The home gym, also known as my tiny living room. With creaky wood floors and a low ceiling fan, it’s like a dream except it’s a total nightmare.

Only kidding, it’s not that bad.

My home gym may not be ideal for a high intensity cardio kick-boxing DVD a la Billy Blanks and his primary color leotard-clad crew, but it’s the perfect space for a girl to live out her dream of being an aging prima ballerina.

“Her pliés have improved so much over the past few months.” -The Cat

The Best Apartment Living/Small Space Workout Video

About a year ago, I discovered the XTEND BARRE workout video on Amazon. I’ve had it on my Kindle ever since and take it with me everywhere even when I travel. I purchased the instant video version for $9.99. If you want the DVD version, buy it here.

I love this video for so many reasons, but the two most important being: (1) it’s a total body workout & (2) you can do this video in a really small space and all you need are 2-pound weights and a kitchen chair.

Get a New Outfit While You’re at It

New year’s resolutions mean more than crowded gyms – it means activewear is on sale. If it motivates, cautiously splurging on some new workout wear never hurt a checkbook. TJMaxx, Marshall’s & OldNavy have good quality, low price options.

Workout Tips for 2014: Sweat in a killer outfit, squats are a girl’s best friend, and above all, make sure that whatever you do to stay in shape, it should motivate and inspire you…not make you feel inadequate. That’s what supermodels are for.

XO RTC

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