I’m excited to be here with you for the first workout on Jennifer Dene Wellness! Today I’ve designed a 9 minute low impact cardio workout that you can do in the privacy of your own home. It’s going to be gentle on joints while still getting your heart rate up, and toning your entire body.
But before you tie your laces and press play on today’s video I want to briefly talk about feeling insecure during exercise classes, and what to do about it.
Have you ever experienced going to a new gym, or exercise class, and feeling totally out of place; like you’re the only one in the room who can’t seem to get the moves right, or keep up the pace? This can feel embarrassing, and demoralizing, and it might be enough to stop you from going back. BUT, you’re definitely not the only one that feels this way.
Since 2009 I’ve taught hundreds (probably thousands) of fitness classes across the globe, yet I regularly still feel out of place when attending a new class, gym or studio.
The truth is that there are always going to be other women who are fitter than you, louder/more confident than you, and even more stylish than you in the workout room.
Oh yes, fitness fashion has created several uncomfortable moments for me since I’ve lived in Los Angeles. Everyone here dresses for the gym as though they just stepped out of a commercial. I, on the other hand, show up in a 4 year old pair of tights and a t-shirt that my husband bought me at Disneyland. Not so cool.
Don’t let the details, like not knowing the moves or not having the right outfit, prevent you from getting fit and healthy. With that in mind, here are three things that I want you to remember before you start today’s workout:
The Only Wrong Action Is Inaction
If you press play on this video and give it your best effort, then you have already won. Remember that this healthy living thing isn’t rocket science, and by simply committing to a regular routine you will quickly become fitter, energized and more confident.
You Might Not Get It Right The First Time
So you may feel like a baby giraffe who is still trying to find it’s legs when you do today’s workout. That’s ok! Commit to doing this video three times this week, and by the third time you will feel much more natural.
It’s YOUR Fitness, YOUR Schedule, YOUR Life
What I love about at-home workouts is that you can do them whenever it’s convenient without worrying about anyone else watching. But this is also the challenging part as you need to commit to doing this workout (preferably now), and not stopping halfway through just because no one is there to push you.
I’ll repeat, this is YOUR fitness, YOUR schedule, YOUR life. So make the best decision for you.
A Low Impact Cardio Workout For Full Body Toning
Here’s what to do next:
Put on your shoes and clear a space on the floor. You will need to have access to something elevated, such as a bed, couch or a stable kitchen chair.
Press play on today’s low impact cardio workout. Give it your best effort but know that it won’t be perfect. I’ll provide modifications that you can take, and remember that you can always move faster or more slowly than I am.
Leave a comment below. Let me know once you’ve done the workout and how it made you feel! Hearing from you will help me to create new workouts that suit your needs.
It’s been such fun working out with you today and I can’t wait to do it again soon!
Jennifer Dene XO
P.S. Still in doubt about your fitness ability? Just remember this mantra: Fake It AND You’ll Make It.