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  • Writer's pictureOlivia Borer

Fitness Friday

Happy Friday!

We survived yet another hot, hot, hot week! It's been 100+ degrees here in Lincoln every day - a change from the lovely 80s I was getting used to! Oh well - I'll take heat over snow any day.

This week was the last week of "vacation" for me before I start my new personal training/health coaching job on Monday. I'm very nervous, but excited all the same. I just need that first day to be here.

I had a meeting with a website and logo designer this week, so be on the lookout for more changes to the website (again!) coming soon. It will be so wonderful to have consistent color schemes and fonts and logos for me to utilize in all of my marketing and posts. Also included is a mini photoshoot - I'm hoping to "borrow" a friends gorgeous kitchen as the backdrop!

Otherwise, I've been taking this week pretty easy workout-wise, but that didn't mean my days weren't packed! I recently received and accepted two personal training clients from UNL, so I've been working to schedule their initial appointments and assessments before I start my new job and watch my free time disappear. I hope that I will be able to find a nice balance between my time at UNL with classes and clients, and my time at my new job. I'll have to set some new boundaries and limits as to how much I can take on, but any experience I can get in the fitness and wellness sphere is amazing!

I also had a meeting with two other health and wellness entrepreneurs this week. As of now, we are tentatively planning a wellness retreat for mid-August. It will be a Friday evening/Saturday morning event that will help everyone refresh, re-balance, and renew their health. It will be in Lincoln and will include talks, yoga, and meditation. I'm super excited to continue working out the details for it! Be on the lookout for more info in the following months. Let me know if you are interested, and I'll make sure you get the information as soon as we have the date and location nailed down!

On to the workout of the week: Lunges for Days

For this workout, perform three rounds of the lunge variations on each leg (for a total of six rounds), resting 1 minute between rounds if necessary. Those legs should be burning!

Back Lunges: Step one leg back, bending the front leg, trying to get your front thigh parallel to the ground and in line with your ankle. Push through your back foot to stand. Repeat.

Side Lunges: Set out to the side with your right leg, sitting your butt back, bending your right knee and keeping your left leg straight. Keep your chest up and gaze in front of you. Return to standing and repeat.

Curtsy Lunges: Step your right leg back at an angle behind your left leg, sinking down into a curtsy. Keep your left knee in line with your right ankle. Rise and repeat.

Knee Drive Jumping Lunges: Step back into a back lunge. Push off your back leg to return to standing, driving that knee up, jumping up from the leg on the ground. Repeat, stepping back into the lunge.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! I'll be back at the bridal store I used to work at for 6+ years to help out with the open house for the new relocation of the store. It'll be great to step away from fitness and get a mental break from it before Monday!

Have a wonderful Father's Day weekend :)

xoxo Olivia

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