6 Benefits of Being a Part of the Online Accountability Group (JGFG #sweatysisterhood)

Did you know that only 23% of adults in the United States meet the CDC guidelines for regular physical activity? Many adults are in the habit of getting aerobic exercise, such as running, but a large portion of those adults neglect muscle strengthening. The best way to train is by taking my online fitness course at-home and sweating alongside the #sweatysisterhood.  It doesn’t get much easier than working out in your own home! 

If you’re trying to lose weight or gain muscle, I can help you! It could be that your current workout routine and diet regimen aren’t meeting the right balance. I can help you find that balance through a combined approach of consistency in both training and proper nutrition.

Keep reading, and I’ll tell you all about the 6 biggest benefits of online fitness courses.

1. Take an Online Fitness Course Anywhere in the World

Given the current circumstances in the world, there are a lot of reasons why people are choosing remote fitness classes over trips to the gym.

By joining the #sweatysisterhood, you give yourself the opportunity to learn from 3-time winner of Missouri’s Best Personal Trainer, and get a community of uplifting, like-minded women from all over the country (and outside of the country). 

Of course, one of the biggest benefits of taking an online fitness course is that it’s just that: online! You can fit in a work out anytime, anywhere, as long as you have access to wifi!

My fitness program takes the travel time out of your workout routine, making it not only easier to get to Jen’s Get Fit Group regularly, but easier to keep motivated and in the moment. Take the guesswork out, all you have to do is press play!

2. Progress at Your Own Pace

My program can offer you the chance to personalize your routine more than you can in a gym. Since you’re working out from the comfort of your own home, you can follow along at your own pace. 

I understand that working out is personal, and not everyone starts out in the same place. That’s why I offer a low-impact series to ease yourself into a new daily workout. You may quickly adapt to some exercises, and need more time to perfect others. That’s perfectly normal! 

When you work out in your own living room, there is nothing keeping you from adjusting your workout to fit your needs. As long as you make sure you listen to my advice, and stay consistent, you can reach your fitness goals. I can help you workout longer, become stronger, and be the best version of yourself!

3. No More Embarrassment 

I strive to make Jen’s Get Fit Group a judgement free zone. This is your safe space to become the strongest version of you. I know lifting weights can sound intimidating, but I’m here to help you realize how strong you actually are. We’re here to empower, and motivate one another. I want you to build confidence, and workout free from embarrassment. 

Everyone has different skill levels, and there is no need to compare yourself to others. When you do, you only limit your potential, and I want you to feel like the strongest in the room. 

You don’t have to be afraid of anyone seeing you fail or make a mistake, we’ve all been there. I keep my workouts real life. I want to challenge you to try new and ambitious things! 

4. Accountability Made Easy 

When you sign up for Jen’s Get Fit Group, you’re signing up to be part of our community, the #sweatysisterhood. I know it’s difficult to motivate yourself when you’re working out alone, and we have the solution for that problem. 

My online fitness group can hold you accountable for your progress you make through our exclusive Facebook page that includes motivation from your #sweatysisterhood, as well as tips and tricks from myself.

In the #sweatysisterhood, everyone is in the same boat. You have all gathered here to improve your body, mind, and spirit. And, I know that’s a tough order, which is why we need to rely on each other for motivation and support. Thousands of entirely different bodies, minds, lifestyles, cultures, beliefs all coming together to become the best version of ourselves. ⁣

I know better than anyone that the perfect workout routine combines flexibility and convenience with unrelenting motivation. 

5. Workouts Built For Your Schedule

You already know how convenient it is to work out from your own home. But did you know that my workouts are only 24-30 minutes long? I know, it’s surprising!

There’s no need to go to the gym for hours every day. With my workouts all you need is 24 minutes a day, five days a week, you just need to push play. I’ll take all the guesswork out for you to make it comfortable, and easy. I’m confident that you’ll not only discover your strongest self, but also learn how to make it a lifestyle.

You’ve probably heard the saying, “work smarter, not harder.” Well, that’s the idea behind my workout routines. You’ll certainly be working hard, and you’ll sweat, but you will never be wasting time that could have been better spent on something else. 

6. The Perfect Mix of Tough Love and Support

There’s a reason it’s called a sisterhood. When you join my workout group, you’ll enter into a supportive and honest group of hardworking women. We’ll laugh, cry, and mess up together every now and then. I’ll be there to motivate you with tough love, clap the loudest for you, and make sure you never feel alone as you’re making your way towards the strongest version of yourself. 

Progress is earned, never given here. The consistency and discipline that I can teach you will be your secret to success in JGFG. I make it easy to keep track, and myself and the #sweatysisterhood will make sure you stay on track.

Sticking to a routine is easier said than done, but that’s why I encourage my #sweatysisters to be there for each other without judgement. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. We keep it real life here. No matter how many times you slip up, we’re always here to guide you back into your routine!

Join the #SweatySisterhood Today!

I promise you won’t regret joining my community. Why do it alone, when you don’t have to. There’s true magic when women come together, hold hands through shared struggles, laughs, and hard work. 

This is exactly why I started this community. I know it will be hard, but it will also be worth it. I believe that this is an important journey, and can be a good journey towards a better lifestyle. My daily goal is to make sure you know you’re beautiful, worth it, and made to shine!

Don’t wait until tomorrow, you can sign up for your first month of training today. 

How To Start Working Out at Home (Successfully!)

Working out at home is the perfect way to get exercise without heading to the gym. Getting into a good home workout routine can be difficult and challenging, but by working out at home you can improve your mood, increase your energy, and boost your overall health. 

If you’re beginning your at-home fitness journey, read on for some of the tips that I share with my #sweatysisters. Let me help you build muscle, strength, & confidence from the comfort of your living room.

Add Working Out to Your Daily Routine

You’re probably asking yourself, how do you start working out at home, successfully? You have to transform your life, body, mind, and heart. But, I get it, that’s a lot easier said than done. 

You first need to start by carving out some time every day to workout. Then, pick a time and stick to it. Treat your daily workout as if it were an appointment that you can’t miss. Building healthy habits takes time, but it’s much easier when you incorporate them into your daily routine. 

Once it becomes ingrained in your daily routine, it’ll become a habit. Creating a routine keeps you on track and helps you stay motivated. Soon, it will feel strange to skip your at-home workout. You’re not always going to be motivated, and that’s where I can help by teaching you discipline and consistency. 

Keep Things Exciting

Keep in mind, however, doing the same thing everyday can become dull and begin to feel like a chore. That’s why you want to keep things fresh, and fun, by changing up your at-home workout routines. This way, you’ll never get bored with exercise. 

Look for fun, interactive workout routines you can do from your living room that offer a variety of experience levels and styles to choose from.

When you add variety to your workout, you’re not just keeping yourself motivated. You’re also working on strengthening different muscle groups while giving others some time to recover.

Keep things fresh and new by regularly challenging yourself to incorporate new workouts. The more variety you have to choose from, the more challenging and exciting working out from home will become.

How to Start Working Out at Home: Choose a Space

One major difference between the gym & at-home workouts is space. I recommend having a designated room in your home to get in your daily exercise. Create a workout space that is comfortable to you, such as a spare bedroom, corner of the basement, or rarely used playroom. Get creative with it, just make sure you have plenty of room to move around!

Choosing a space to workout at home makes the process easy, and trains your brain to recognize that these parts of your home are for a specific task. Have fun, and decorate your exercise oasis with motivational artwork, mount a TV, and organize your equipment. Create a space you want to be in!

It’s As Fun As You Make It

Some days you’ll feel powerful and motivated to press play. Other days you may find it hard to get motivated. Take dance breaks, get your kids involved during a workout, call up a friend to do a workout together, invite your significant other to workout with you and make it a date! Do something to get up, and get moving. 

Once you find the workout routines you love to do, it’s much easier to continue to do them. Try different workout styles until you find the perfect fit for your lifestyle. 

Sure, working out can be tough, but it should be fun, too! Choose the at-home routines you actually like! Whether it’s pilates or cardio, yoga or weight training…as long as you stick to them you’ll be successful!

Find Your Accountability 

If you struggle with staying motivated or keeping up with your workouts, it’s helpful to find someone (or someones) to hold you accountable. Whether it’s a friend to walk with, or a group workout, finding support is an important part of workout success.

Having someone to hold you accountable will keep you motivated. For example, my company is a group of like-minded individuals that come together to become the best versions of ourselves. We wake up, show up, hustle up, sweat, laugh, cry, and power through every workout together. ⁣

No matter who you are, or where you are in your fitness journey, we’re here to encourage, inspire, and support each other. Having an accountability partner (or joining my online fitness group) is also great for your mental health. You’ll have someone to push you, and a friend (or group of friends) to support you along the way. It’s a great way to build strong, long-lasting relationships while having someone there to make sure you never lose sight of your goals.

Start Today

Set yourself up for success by keeping my tips in mind as you learn how to workout at home. With the right space, a variety of exercises, and a little bit of motivation, you’ll be having fun in no time!

If all this sounds like something you’d love to try, contact me today and become a part of the #sweatysisterhood!

7 Tips for Building Muscle Postpartum

Giving birth is one of the most incredible experiences that I feel you will ever go through, trust me, I know, I’ve been there, twice. When you’re pregnant, your body changes in order to become the best possible place for your baby to develop and grow. While it may seem discouraging at times, just remember, this is a natural part of becoming a mother, and shouldn’t be the cause of any shame. You’re strong, you’re beautiful, you are a mother! There does, however, come a time when us moms are ready to get their pre-baby bodies back. And when that time comes, I’m here to help. Whether your desired result is weight loss, overall wellness, or building muscle postpartum, I’ll provide the perfect workout for you. A postpartum workout will need to be slightly different from your routines before giving birth, and that’s okay.

Give yourself grace, stay motivated, and don’t get discouraged. Finding support is the key to getting back into shape postpartum. That’s why I’ve assembled these seven easy-to-follow tips for moms looking to build muscle, gain back confidence, and help you understand it’s okay to make time for yourself. Read on, and let me share some tips that have helped me and the #sweatysisters in Jen’s Get Fit Group.

1. Don’t Start Until You’re Ready

First, and foremost make sure you have your doctors approval before starting any fitness activity while pregnant, or postpartum. 

There can be a lot of pressure and unrealistic expectations placed on us moms to bounce back to our pre-pregnancy bodies almost immediately after giving birth. I’m here to tell you those are not realistic expectations, and that’s okay! Don’t let these thoughts force you to start exercising before you’re really ready, or your doctor has given you approval. Every pregnancy and healing process is different, and you’ll need to go at a pace that is comfortable and right for you.

It took you nine months to grow a human! Your body is beautiful, love and respect it through this new season. Have patience, and stay consistent. Soon you’ll have a rockin’ mom bod!

2. Build Your Postpartum Workout Routine Up Slowly

Once you start working out again, it’s important to take it slow. You don’t want to do too much too soon. I know as moms we can get pulled in a lot of different directions, so, let yourself go slow, give your body time to regain the strength to do full-body workouts again. 

For example, I recommend the women in my group start out with low-impact workouts until they feel they are ready to jump back into daily, higher-intensity workouts. You don’t need heavy equipment or intense cardio, just a chair and a light set of weights is usually enough. 

Taking care of yourself, and your baby, is super important. There has been some evidence to suggest that doing intensive exercise can cause lactic acid levels to build up in your breastmilk. If you are breastfeeding, you may want to consider starting slow, at least for a little while, especially if you haven’t consistently been working out. So, give yourself time. It’s okay you’ll get there. 

3. Fuel Your Workouts Properly

Working out and breastfeeding together burns a lot of calories. When I was breastfeeding and working out, my favorite go to supplements were Milky Mama. These supplements will help you from dipping into your milk supply. They’re made with natural ingredients designed to help promote breast milk production. 

When you’re looking to build muscle, nutrition is the most important part. I’m here to tell you that a healthy relationship with food and exercise is possible. There are certain tips, like eating carbohydrates after your workout and making sure you’re getting enough protein to help you in your postpartum muscle growth. It’s also important to drink a sufficient amount of water (I suggest at least a gallon a day to my members) to keep up your milk supply and stay hydrated. Working out and nursing are HARD WORK!

Consult with your doctor before taking any supplements while pregnant or breastfeeding. Keep in mind, food is fuel. For my members that are postpartum and breastfeeding, I figure their macros differently than the average member. 

4. Consistency Is Key

Consistency is important when building muscle, and I know this can be difficult when you’re trying to look after your baby. But, it’s also important for us moms to take some time for ourselves. You can’t pour from an empty cup!

It’s okay to ask for help. Even if it’s only once or twice a week, try asking your partner or a trusted friend to look after your baby for even 30 minutes, so you can focus on your workout routine. Chances are, they can’t wait to help out and snuggle your little one! 

I know it gets tough, but trust me, it’s all worth it. So, keep moving forward. Take your time, and trust the process when it comes to building muscle and achieving your body goals. If you’re struggling, Sign up for my program, so I can help you to maintain the consistency you need.

5. Find Workouts You Enjoy

To follow up on my last point, it’s a lot easier to work out on a regular basis when it’s something you actually enjoy. If you’re finding your routine boring or difficult, don’t be afraid to switch it up and try something else. You can build muscle in a number of different ways, and I can recommend plenty of alternative exercises for new mothers. If you’re a current Jen’s Get Fit Group member you know this, but if you’re new to the sisterhood, know you’ll get a variety of workouts to keep things fresh.

Whether you choose to follow along with a routine, or would rather find your own groove in terms of what you like to do. It’s always a good idea to add some variety to your workouts—try strength training one day, and cardio the next.

6. Incorporate Your Baby Into Your Postpartum Exercise Routine

Making time for yourself is important, but don’t shy away from incorporating some mommy-and-me time into your exercise routine. There are tons of creative and different exercises available for you to try with your little one. 

You may not realize it at first, but being a mom can be quite a workout on its own. Carrying your baby, picking up a carseat, rocking them to sleep all can contribute to building muscle. Try spending some quality time with your little bundle of joy by working out together.

Plus, when they’re big enough to walk (or run), I offer free kid-friendly workouts for your entire family to enjoy!

7. Know Which Muscles You’re Looking to Target

Everybody has their preferences on which muscle groups they want to build up and why. You may want to improve your arm strength for baby-carrying, or strengthen your back because of all the bending and lifting you’re doing. No matter what area needs a little extra attention, I can help you target and strengthen it with a variety of exercises.

Most moms wish to target their core. Your abdominal muscles get stretched out during pregnancy, which can make them more difficult to strengthen. In JGFG we strengthen from the inside out to avoid any issues with diastasis recti. Consult with your doctor before doing any core strengthening exercises! Core strength influences posture, eases stress on your joints, and promotes an overall ease of movement. I can help you target these areas to improve the health of your entire body, and make workouts much easier.

Your Postpartum Workout and Building Muscle Postpartum

To conclude, building muscle postpartum is challenging. But, hopefully, my tips above can help make it a little easier. 

For extra help along your postpartum workout journey, sign up for my program and see just how much you can achieve. Let me help you find confidence, support, and the encouragement needed to achieve your fitness goals.