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Magisto mix of @iamlshauntay and Me.
This is a mix of our ig stories today. Watch her story to get the workout sequence. She posts them several times a week. The full video will be on my youtube channel @bernapril20

Blink Fitness
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This is the simple way I teach the crossover technique: one jump , one jump, one jump then crossover. Using a number helps by forcing you to do the technique at a certain time. It just looks more complex cuase I'm doing the routine to music.
I also demonstrate that you can jump to the slow and fast beat of the same song.
Want to learn how to jump? Check out bit.ly/trainingmif

#BklynStrong


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Today I finally had the pleasure to meeting Latoya AKA The Running Chef @iamlshauntay @iamlshauntay @iamlshauntay We had so much fun chatting, working, laughing.......I met her on ig in 2016 after we were featured on a podcast. She was featured in Self Magazine as well as other publications. Check her out for fitness and food inspiration. Shes also a wife Mom ajd caterer. Check out her ig stories for daily workouts- I'm featured in them today 😉


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Repost @iamlshauntay
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What the what?! Had an incredible time with notorious Bernadette Henry, infamously know as @bernapril20 from @makeitfunnyc this afternoon. She's one of the best jump rope magicians walking around. If you wasn't following her before, you're doing yourself such a disservice.
She's been everywhere from the Dr. Oz show to a very popular Advil commercial that's been floating around for quite some time. She helped me correct my technique a bit, taught me a double under within minutes and got a good sweat in. Such a great woman inside and out. You'll love her like I do. Pinky swear.

What did you do today before starting your thanksgiving burning in the kitchen?
#runningfatchef #fatrunner #calisthenics #jumprope #makeitfunnyc #blackgirlmagic #justjump #plyometrics #bodypositive #bodyweighttraining #legs #calves #legsfordays #swiftwicksocks #chaseadventure #skirtsports #REALwomenmove #crosstraining #blackgirlsrock #strongnotskinny #strongwomen #bopo #athlete #plussizeathlete #endurance


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What the what?! Had an incredible time with notorious Bernadette Henry, infamously know as @bernapril20 from @makeitfunnyc this afternoon. She's one of the best jump rope magicians walking around. If you wasn't following her before, you're doing yourself such a disservice.
She's been everywhere from the Dr. Oz show to a very popular Advil commercial that's been floating around for quite some time. She helped me correct my technique a bit, taught me a double under within minutes and got a good sweat in. Such a great woman inside and out. You'll love her like I do. Pinky swear.

What did you do today before starting your thanksgiving burning in the kitchen?
#runningfatchef #fatrunner #calisthenics #jumprope #makeitfunnyc #blackgirlmagic #justjump #plyometrics #bodypositive #bodyweighttraining #legs #calves #legsfordays #swiftwicksocks #chaseadventure #skirtsports #REALwomenmove #crosstraining #blackgirlsrock #strongnotskinny #strongwomen #bopo #athlete #plussizeathlete #endurance

New York, New York
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10 Reasons You Should Be Doing Body Weight Exercises

Whether we want to admit it or not we are good at weight-lifting! Or should I say weight-carrying! Every day we walk around carrying our own body-weight (some more than others) and we may not realize that our own bodies are the greatest fitness tool we have. So, let’s dive straight in to what we think are the top 10 reasons to do body weight exercises and what some good body weight exercises are! Let’s get BACK to BASICS before all this nifty gym equipment.
1. Great way to get fit for free – No gym? NO EXCUSE! Gyms can be expensive and even if you can afford one, do we all REALLY know what we are doing when we get there? There are lots of body weight circuits out there that you can find and do at home and we here at MIFNYC can help you with that.

2. Do not need fancy equipment – Who has walked into a gym and stared sideways at some of the contraptions they have on the equipment floor? Not wanting to embarrass yourself if you sit on them wrong or use them wrong. We know what our arms and legs do so I think that is enough for our equipment needs when it comes to body weight exercises.

3. Can be done anywhere, anytime – In the time it takes to drive to the gym (for some of us) your workout could be complete! Have time on your lunch break? Run into that empty office and get a quick 15 mins in (make sure to bring body wipes and deodorant lol!). Can’t miss the season finale of Survivor? Do some circuit training in front of the TV (my guilty pleasure turned into something productive!) 4. Can be modified for any fitness level – Need to build more core/upper body strength to hold yourself while completing a push-up? That’s fine MODIFY IT! Can’t get a full range of motion below 90 degrees in your squat? Put a chair behind you for support. There are so many ways to make a body weight exercise easier and still effective.

5. Improves your coordination, balance, force, power, and endurance and helps enhance your ability to perform normal daily activities. – Calisthenics in a nutshell!
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5 Reasons To Circuit Train

Circuit training is probably one of my favorite ways to work out as it keeps my mind focused on the time allocated to each workout and the order of the workouts. All while fighting away the boredom I feel when faced with a mundane workout routine. Circuit training is a form of interval training and the best way is to alternate cardio workouts with strength training to get a high calorie workout.
A great tool for weight loss, muscle gain and increasing your strength: the purpose of the circuit is to increase cardio output with little rest between set. By giving your body little rest you are forcing it to get stronger and burn more calories post workout (think same benefits of HIIT)

Great way to get a full body workout: don’t have time to split muscle groups for weight training over the week? You can create a circuit that will target multiple muscle groups and make the cardio exercises mirror the chosen muscles for the purpose of fatigue.

Cardiovascular health: Consistent circuit training can improve your respiratory system. You will feel less stress when performing the same exercise over time and experience improvement ins patterns of breathing. You will even find that the next time you attempt the circuit you will be able to go a few more rounds without getting exhausted.

Saves time: Something we don’t all have a lot of sometimes. Being able to get in an effective workout in 20 minutes may seem too good to be true but remember it is quality not quantity. Give it all you have for that time period and you will reap the benefits of less time great results.

Low impact still packs a punch: Performing more compound movements that work larger muscle groups can compensate for a low intensity workout. Think lunges, squats and deadlifts that use more than one muscle group requiring the body to work harder. No need to jump around all the time, save the pressure on your joints.

Check out this workout:

1 set of 100 jumps

1 set of 20 double unders

1 set of 10 push ups

1 set of 10 air squats

1 set of 20 crunches

Repeat at least 3 times.

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Slowly incorporating heavy ropes back into my workout. I had 15 minutes so I did a ladder workout with the 1/2 lbs, 1 lbs and 2 lbs ropes with 100 jumps with the speed rope in between sets. My version of jump rope HIIT. The #GoLife pills kept me focused and energized through it all..... It's a gruesome workout.
HEAVY ROPES (bit.ly/jumpropemif)


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Let this be you today 😁
Check out my ig stories to get my win-win doubleunders tutorial.
Thank me later
#jumprope
#doubleunders
#fitnesshumor


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➰Mimi's Meetup in NYC 1/2 ➰: I had the lucky opportunity to spend some time with the incredible @bernapril20. It felt like winning one of the Grand Slam Opens! When she saw the video of me jumping by the Statue of Liberty in NYC, she immediately Direct-messaged me so that we could meet and jump some rope together. She drove all the way from Brooklyn and the time we spent together at Central Park was fantastic, we laughed soooo much, and her little ones were absolutely adorable! Bernadette even took the time to teach me the 360 trick. Well it looks terribly ugly when I do it but doing it with her as a teacher is a blessing. Her energy is contagious! Guys, this woman is amazing, generous, hilarious and soooooooo talented. Bernadette, thanks a million for sending me this message and creating the occasion for us to meet and for me to realize how colourful and inspiring you are. Thank you for the motivational advice and your availability, I respect you so much! Till our paths cross again.. 💙#thankyouinstagram @makeitfunnyc
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Central Park 97st Entrance
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Creating routines on the spot. Jump rope is not only for your physical fitness but for your mental and your emotions well-being 😁. Grab a rope, turn on some music and just jump.
#BklynStrong
#jumprope

Harbor Fitness
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10 Ways To Boost Your Metabolism

Our metabolism is responsible for ensuring that all cells and organisms remain in a living state. What we want is for our body to speed up the conversion of nutrients into energy that the body can use. Now slow and steady has always been a great motto for getting things done but not when it comes to our metabolism. To lose weight, you must burn more calories than you consume. A person with a high metabolism uses more calories to perform all of it's required functions than a person with a lower metabolism. Fortunately, we want our metabolism to run like a speedy jet.

Below you can find some great ways to accomplish just that.

1. Build Muscle- The more muscle you have the more calories you can potentially burn when at rest. Increased muscle mass elevates your bodies thermogenesis which is the process of heat production in organisms. Think of it as your internal furnace and muscles are the coals.

2. Anaerobic Exercise- Not to be confused with aerobic exercises which would be your regular steady state cardio (think running on the treadmill for 30 minutes or the bike). It may not directly build muscle but the ability to burn fat helps to conserve muscle and contributes to your endurance capabilities. High intensity interval training will allow you to burn calories long after you have completed your workout.

3. Fuel Up With Water- If you’re mildly hydrated your metabolism will slow down. A study from the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism founds that water can help to burn fat and increases metabolic rates by approximately 30 percent in healthy men and women.

4. Snack Smart- The logic behind snacking is to normalize your insulin levels to promote better blood glucose control. Some research promotes eating when hungry but just be careful not to eat foods high in the glycemic index (high in sugar) so that you can avoid crashing after a surge of blood glucose. You can eat 6 small meals to keep your insulin levels steady or you can eat 3 meals a day and ensure that your carb sources are slow digesting.

5. Spice Up Your Meals

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It’s OK to say NO

You are sitting calmly enjoying some down time and all of a sudden the waves of requests start to pour in. From work, friends, family and your response to each of them is “sure, I can help/would love to (fill in the blank”. Sound familiar? Let’s try a different approach. Here are 5 tips to give you some courage to say that two letter word!
You can’t help others until you help yourself: Waking up tired every morning? Feel like you don’t have enough hours in the day for self-growth? Probably because you are subconsciously doing so much to help others get ahead. It is not a bad thing to step back sometimes and do something for yourself first. You are not being selfish you are being self-loving. Start logging your daily activities and mark beside each of them that are for you and those that are for others. If you are doing more for others, then you are neglecting the most important person in your life – YOU. Only you can control how amazing YOUR life is. You have every right to pursue your dreams and stop helping others so much!

Don’t take on a task unless you can see it through: Work asking you to commit to a big project in a specific time frame? Don’t say yes off the bat and underestimate how much work it will take to complete. Be realistic with yourself and propose to add in buffer time. Not every step will go like clockwork. Don’t be afraid to tell your boss that their expected timeline isn’t feasible. Better yet, ask them to propose a way to complete it in their given timeline if there is no other choice. Ask for added support and do not take on all of the stress and responsibility.

Think about your financial goals before saying yes: Friends want to go out for dinner? Birthday celebrations? Its only $50 they say? Well $50 twice a month is $1200 taken away from an important financial goal – debt repayment, family vacation or some well needed home renovations. Don’t feel obligated to explain your financial situation to your friends and don’t feel bad about putting your personal goals above their social ones.
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I just can't help it..... The song that happened to be on at the time of this recording.
#taurusriley
#jumprope

Fort Washington Avenue Armory
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Repost @mimiyouu
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I had the lucky opportunity to spend some time with @bernapril20. It felt like winning one of the Grand Slam Opens! When she saw the video of me jumping by the Statue of Liberty in NYC, she immediately Direct-messaged me so that we could meet and jump some rope together. She drove all the way from Brooklyn and the time we spent together at Central Park was fantastic, we laughed soooo much, and her little ones were absolutely adorable! Bernadette even took the time to teach me the 360 trick. Well it looks terribly ugly when I do it but doing it with her as a teacher is a blessing. Her energy is contagious! Guys, this woman is amazing, generous, hilarious and soooooooo talented. Bernadette, thanks a million for sending me this message and creating the occasion for us to meet and for me to realize how colourful and inspiring you are. Thank you for the motivational advice and your availability, I respect you so much! Till our paths cross again.. 💙#thankyouinstagram @makeitfunnyc

Central Park
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Want a guide to get you through the day, month or week?
Check out our 30 day guide. bit.ly/getstartedmif
#jumprope
#functionaltraining
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Having fun with my 2 lbs crossrope jump rope! I can't be serious with this rope all the time 😂😂😂
(bit.ly/jumpropemif)
#jumprope
#crossrope

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
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Taking @rush_athletics rope for a spin outside of @centralparknyc
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10 minutes of a jump rope workout is equivalent to a 30 minute jog on the treadmill at 6.5 mph.
Jump rope incorporates the 10 principles of physical fitness: (1) Cardiovascular endurance
(2) Stamina
(3) Strength
(4) Flexibility
(5) Power
(6) Speed
(7) Coordination
(8) Balance
(9) Strength
(10) Accuracy 💥Learn how to jump rope: bit.ly/trainingmif
💥Check out our 30 day workout guide: bit.ly/mifnyc
💥Get an evaluation of your basic jump rope skill: bit.ly/groupmif

#jumprope #makeitfunnyc


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6 Reasons To Do HIIT

What is this magic HIIT workout everyone speaks of? HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. The meaning is as simple as its name. You are going to perform high intensity workouts for specific intervals of time. These high intensity intervals are followed by low intensity or rest intervals to give you time to recover. Why would you need to recover? Well the goal is to go as hard or as fast as you can so a period of rest or lower intensity is welcome right? Let’s jump into the reasons to dabble in this training style.
1. Efficiency – In this day and age everyone is super busy. That ideal 60-minute workout in the gym is not always feasible. Performing an effective HIIT workout can take at most 20 minutes. 20 minutes seems a lot more palatable for our fast-paced society and can be just as effective if not more effective than the longer more time consuming workouts.

2. Burn more calories – In order to burn fat, we need to increase our oxygen intake. When you perform a more demanding workout, your body needs more oxygen to compensate for the extra effort. Long after the workout is finished your body is still in need of oxygen and we call this EPOC (excess post-exercise oxygen consumption). The more work you do the longer your body is in EPOC and the more calories you burn.

3. A healthier heart – Who doesn’t want to have better cardiovascular health? Pushing your body to its limits will force your body and your heart to get stronger to better “defend” itself against this stress you are putting on it. When your workout regimen only consists of steady state cardio and resistant training you are not pushing your body into an anaerobic state which doesn’t always encourage an increase in stamina.

4. Increase your metabolism – Your body can experience a boost in metabolism lasting up to 48 hours post workout. This is made possible by HIIT’s ability to build muscle and we know that muscle burns more calories. On top of that anaerobic exercise increases your energy expenditure (energy use) which requires fuel to accomplish.
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Me and my babies had a great time attending the Run Row NY event at the @armorynyc . Today's event was to raise funds for the @armorycollegeprep (check the link on their profile to donate). Me and my babies will be participants next year. If your child is an active participant in a nyc school, they can practice at the Armory. Thanks for the invite Justin. It was also great to see one of my awesome fit friends and track star @judinesaintgerard . I always love to meet new people @robzilla212 (I look foward to our convo). It was also great running to my friend Tyrek. And a huge thank you for my son's rowing lesson. Ps. I love jumping on track turf.... I couldn't resist.
#RunRowNY
#ArmoryNyc
#jumprope

Fort Washington Avenue Armory
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Some jump rope fun from @bkfitnesscenter first annual health and fitness event! A random freestyle....
Socks: @thesoxbox (bit.ly/socksmif)
Shirt: @amsbuniversity
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10 minutes of a jump rope workout is equivalent to a 30 minute jog on the treadmill at 6.5 mph.
Jump rope incoporates the 10 principles of physical fitness: (1) Cardiovascular endurance
(2) Stamina
(3) Strength
(4) Flexibility
(5) Power
(6) Speed
(7) Coordination
(8) Balance
(9) Strength
(10) Accuracy 💥Learn how to jump rope: bit.ly/trainingmif
💥Check out our 30 day workout guide: bit.ly/mifnyc
💥Check out our fb group: bit.ly/groupmif

#jumprope #makeitfunnyc


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I just love this dude @rami_ziadeh!
My philosophy: Take jump rope and make it your own!
Practice Run round 2- "Yeah"
#skiprope #jumprope #jumpingrope #hiit
#montreal #rzrip #swag #jumpropeswag
#fitnessmotivation #usher #ludacris #mtl Repost @rami_ziadeh


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Join me for at Run & Row New York at @armorynyc on TODAY in support of @armorycollegeprep!
Learn more about it at runrowbiathlon.org

#runandrow
#trackandfeild
#rowingmachine
#runrowny
This event is fundraiser for the @armorycollegeprep program


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💥Tag A Friend💥
Try this out and let me know how it goes.
Hashtag (#MakeItFunNyc)

Don't know how to jump rope? Check out our tutorial at bit.ly/trainingmif
Share your progress in our fb group at bit.ly/groupmif
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I love and appreciate of my ig followers & supporters. @mimiyouu @mimiyouu came all the way from France and found some time to meet me. I don't take that for granted. We had a phenomenal time chatting & jumping. Go check out her page for some more awesome #jumprope

Central Park 97st Entrance
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My baby boy! I taught him well.
I teach children classes by request. (Click the email button in the profile if interested)
#legacy
#MakeItFunNyc


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